University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Briggs (Clay Stone) Papers, 1901-1930



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Briggs, Clay Stone, 1876-1930
Title: Briggs (Clay Stone) Papers
Dates: 1901-1930
Abstract: Correspondence, telegrams, reports, signatures, news clippings, and printed materials comprise the Clay Stone Briggs Papers, 1901-1930, relating to Briggs' activities as a Galveston attorney, legislator, and judge.
Accession No.: 1941
Extent: 3 ft., 4 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Clay Stone Briggs (1876-1933), born in Galveston, Texas, was a lawyer, judge, and congressman in Texas. In 1899, after studying at the University of Texas, Harvard University, and Yale University, Briggs began to practice law in Galveston. Briggs served Texas in the House of Representatives in 1907, before becoming judge of the Tenth Judicial District in 1909. In 1919, Briggs, a Democrat, won a seat in the United States Congress. Briggs served in Congress until his death in 1933.

Source:

"Briggs, Clay Stone,"Handbook of Texas Online Accessed June 30, 2010. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/BB/fbr46.html.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, telegrams, reports, signatures, news clippings, and printed materials comprise the Clay Stone Briggs Papers, 1901-1930, which relate to Briggs' activities as a Galveston attorney, legislator, and judge. Specifically, the papers concern Briggs’ career as a member of the Texas House of Representatives (1907-1908), judge of the Tenth Judicial District of Texas (1909-1919), and United States Congressman (1919-1930). The papers include constituent requests and congressional legislation relating to the erection of Federal buildings in Texas, protective tariffs, shipping industry, state highways, United States citizens held prisoner in Mexico, and immigration.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Briggs, Clay Stone, 1876-1930 -- Archives.
Funk, Charles.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas. Congress (30th: 1907-1908)
Texas. District Court (10th District)
United States. Congress. House -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects
Tariffs -- United States.
Roads -- Design and construction -- Texas.
Shipping -- United States.
Politics, Practical -- United States.
Politicians -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Places
Galveston (Tex.)
Crockett (Tex.)
Galveston County (Tex.)
Huntsville (Tex.)
Texas City (Tex.)
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Clay Stone Briggs Papers, 1901-1930, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Lynn Bell, November 1984.

Subsequent revisions made by Evan Usler, February 2012.

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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3H82 Correspondence:
January-May, 1919
Galveston shipping, April 1-June 24, 1919
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3H83 June-December, 1919
April 23, 1919-December 22, 1928
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3H84 1920-1924
Shipping data, 1921
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3H85 1925
Immigration and Passports, 1926
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3H86 Charles Funk claim, 1913-1921
1917-1930
Shipping, 1928-1929
Printed material, 1917-1928
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3H87 Correspondence, shipping, 1928-1929
Legislation:
1917-1926
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3H88 1921-1930
Tariff:
1927-1930
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3H89 1929-1930
Correspondence, clippings, printed material:
Crockett Post Office, 1919-1930
Huntsville Post Office, 1913-1930
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3H90 Texas City Post Office, 1923-1930
Federal Expenditure, re: Port of Texas City, 1919
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3S166 Oversize printed material, 1901-1922