A Guide to the Robert A. Burns Collection, 1839-1984
Robert A. Burns graduated from the University of Texas in 1980. He served as superintendent of the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site in Paris, Texas, a Greek Revival home which Confederate Major General, and later U.S. Senator, Samuel Bell Maxey built in 1867. Burns also wrote a column for the Paris News, was chairman of the Lamar County Historical Society, and was elected as a Lamar County judge 1987.
"Alumni Notes: 80s."The Alcalde 75:4 (March/April 1987): p. 37.
The Robert A Burns Collection, 1839-1984, contains printed material, photographs, legal documents, correspondence, and clippings regarding research on the history of Samuel Bell Maxey, the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site, and residents in Paris, Lamar County, and Red River County. Of special interest are aerial and panoramic photographs of Paris, Texas, as well as documents from the Republic of Texas and early Texas statehood.
Robert A. Burns Collection, 1839-1984, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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