University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Robert A. Burns Collection, 1839-1984



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Burns, Robert A.
Title: Burns, Robert A., Collection
Dates: 1839-1984
Abstract: 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, Texas, 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.
Accession No.: 94-065
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

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.

Source:

"Alumni Notes: 80s."The Alcalde 75:4 (March/April 1987): p. 37.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Burns, Robert A. -- Archives.
Maxey, S. B. (Samuel Bell), 1825-1895
Subjects (Organizations)
Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site (Tex.)
Subjects
Religion -- Texas -- History.
Education -- Texas -- History.
Places
Paris (Tex.) -- History.
Lamar County (Tex.) -- History.
Texas -- History.
Texas -- History -- Republic, 1836-1845.
Red River County (Tex.) -- History.

Related Material

See also Maxey (Samuel Bell) Papers, 1862-1864


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert A. Burns Collection, 1839-1984, 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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

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