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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Archibald Johnson Rose Papers, 1830-1903



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rose, Archibald Johnson, 1830-1903
Title: Rose, Archibald Johnson Papers
Dates: 1830-1903
Abstract: Correspondence, letterpresses, diaries, journals, minutes, proceedings, reports, account papers and books, receipts, certificates, constitution and by-laws, commissions, stock certificates, stock proxies, stock registers, broadsides, pamphlets, and clippings comprise the Archibald Johnson Rose Papers (1830-1903), which document Rose’s career as a soldier, educator, politician and organizer of the Texas State Grange.
Accession No.: 75-58
Extent: 11 ft., 7 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Archibald Johnson Rose (1830-1903) was a soldier, educator, politician, and organizer of the Texas State Grange. After panning for gold in California, Rose moved to Texas in 1857 and settled on the San Saba River in 1860, where he ranched and helped establish a settlement. During the Civil War, Rose served in a Frontier unit protecting Texas from Indians. Rose moved to Salado after the end of the Civil War.

Rose joined the newly organized Grange at Salado in the summer of 1873. In October, he helped arrange the Texas State Grange in Dallas, drafting its constitution and bylaws. From 1880 to 1891, Rose was a worthy master at a time when the Grange was one of the most influential organizations in Texas. Furthermore, Rose was a crusader and advocate for education in Texas. He believed Texas needed better schools and teachers, free textbooks, and vocational education. In 1887 he joined the board of directors for Texas A&M, and was its president from 1891 to 1896. Additionally, he was a trustee of Salado College. In 1894, Governor Charles A. Culberson appointed Rose commissioner of agriculture, insurance, statistics, and history. During his tenure, Rose advocated the overhaul of insurance codes and supported the Texas State Library. Rose was also a member of the Texas State Historical Association and a grandmaster in the Masonic order of Texas. He died in Salado on December 13, 1903.

Source:

Smith, Ralph A. “Archibald Johnson Rose.” Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed May 11, 2010.http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fro70.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, letterpresses, diaries, journals, minutes, proceedings, reports, account papers and books, receipts, certificates, constitution and by-laws, commissions, stock certificates, stock proxies, stock registers, broadsides, pamphlets, and clippings comprise the Archibald Johnson Rose Papers (1830-1903), which document Rose’s career as a soldier, educator, politician and organizer of the Texas State Grange. The papers pertain to his personal and business activities through correspondence and letterpresses. They contain lectures concerning the Grange and the cooperatives, as well as the records of the Patrons of Husbandry. Furthermore, the papers include material concerning the administrative functioning of Texas A&M, such as the selection of teachers.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Rose, Archibald Johnson, 1830-1903--Archives.
Culberson, Charles A. (Charles Allen), 1855-1925.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas State Grange
Salado College (Salado, Tex.)
Texas A & M University
Texas State Library
Places
San Saba (Tex.)
Salado (Tex.)--History.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Archibald Johnson Rose Papers, 1830-1903, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2F484 Broadsides
Business and legal
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2F485 Business and legal
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2F486 Business and legal
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2F487 Business and legal
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2F488 Business and legal
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2G1 Business and legal
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2G2 Business and legal, 1830-1903.
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2G3 Business and legal
Correspondence
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2G4 Correspondence
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2G5 Correspondence
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2G6 Correspondence
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2G7 Correspondence:
1861; 1874-1884; 1878
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2G8 1890
1893-1904
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2G9 1880-1892
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2G10 1885-1899
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2G11 1890-1891
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2G12 1890-1897
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2G13 1893-1904
Salado schools
A&M College
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2G14 Clippings
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2G15 Diaries and daybooks
Literary productions
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2G16 Literary productions
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2G17 Pamphlets and publications
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2G18 Pamphlets and publications
Proceedings and minutes
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2G19 Proceedings and minutes
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2G20 Letterpresses
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2G21 Letterpresses
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2G22 Letterpresses
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3M13 Scrapbook and newspaper clippings
Part One
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3L462 Scrapbook and newspaper clippings
Part Two
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3C138 Letter file, 1888-1893.

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