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

 

Inventory




 

On-site at SRH:

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3T404j Panoramic photographs of Paris, Texas (2), undated.



 

Off-site at LSF:

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94-065/1 "The Journey Across America," Roden and Steely
"A History of the Parchman Family," Laura Parchman Ragle
"The Cotton Renter's Son," G.L. Vaughn
"When Mama Kept the Boarding House," Genevieve Moseley DeBarry
Thomas Pierson McManus: His Ancestors and His Family," Brigadier General George H. McManus
1860 Federal Census of Red River County, Texas, 1982.
Lamar County, Texas, Marriage Records, 1841-1858, 1977.
1860 Federal Census of Lamar County, Texas, 1978.
E.L. Dohoney and the Constitution of 1876, 1941.
Southwestern Bell telephone directory, Paris, Texas, January 1945, September 1947, September 1952.
Coronation of Margaret 1st, leaflet
History of post officers, 1st Congressional District of Texas, 1946.
History of Paris Lodge No. 27, A.F. and A.M., 1845-1935.
Paris High School Yearbooks, "The Owl," 1914, 1915, 1917, 1922-1930.
Paris Junior College Yearbooks, "The Galleon," 1928-1929, 1931, 1943.
Providence Baptist Church, 1868-1983.
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94-065/2 Aerial photographs of Paris
Connelly expectation, 1839-1840.
Lamar County bibliographic material
Silver Jubilee "The Sanitarium of Paris," 1914-1939.
Photographs of Paris, Texas
"A City that Kills its Own Meat," Barton W. Currie, The Country Gentleman, August 17, 1915.
Scott-Roden home: J.L. Wees
First Methodist marker application
Central Presbyterian Church
Paris public schools historical marker application
Paris pamphlet, c. 1920.
Ridley-Cooper confederate era correspondence
J.S. Chisum's Family
Johnson house
JWT Baird arrest record book
Letters found in J. Gibbon's attic
Thornhill house, Graham Street
Photographs, Cain Collection
Mary Connor College, handbook and chronicle, 1907-1908.
The History of Schools in West Paris, Debbie Burns, 1884-1984.
Intex
Historical Commission
"A Fortune from a Ring"
Views: Paris fire, 1916.
Dohoney
Thebo vs. US, Choctaw Indian Affairs
Information on donations/acquisitions LCSH; Rasbemy-Hobbs marriage license, 1880.
Photograph of cowboy on horse, "Alpine, Texas"
"Paris, the North Star of Texas"
Intex investigations, private investigator license
Biardstown
Autobiography of Andrew Davis
Cain photograph
Publications about Maxey and the Maxey house
Transcription of letter, undated.
Steam boat photograph, c. 1908.
Sam Bell Maxey House
Miscellaneous items, undated.
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94-065/3 Advertisement book of Paris businesses, 1895.
Intex
"Old Cemetary of Paris," Debbie Burks
Mexican War Memorial, roster for Lamar County
Correspondence, W.L. Horton conerning Maxey Manus
Photograph, Paris Lightguard; Paris High School Commencement, 1888; 1907.
Republic of Texas documents
"Pictoral Review of Paris, Texas and Lamar County," 1885.
"Maxey's Texas," in Harper's Magazine, 1893.
Announcement of the 1st session of the Univeristy of Texas, 1883-1884.
University address by S.B. Maxey, University of Texas, 1889.
Camp Maxey photographic scenes pamphlet, 1942.
Lightfoot letters, 1887.
Paris pamphlets, 1905, 1909.
Documents, c. 1839-1881.
Republic of Texas documents
Copy and transcription of letter from Smith Ragsdale, 9th Texas Infantry, Tuka, Mississippi, March 13, 1862.
"A Bibliography of Historical Materials About Lamar County Texas, Including Relevant References Concerning Nearby Counties and States," R. Burns, 1981.
Personal donations
Gunnell House, Kaufman and 2nd SW, photograph
Dohoney house photograph, c. 1883.
Order promoting Stand Watie to Brigadier Genreal
Maxey papers from state, University of Texas archives
Denton family information, Skip Steeley and correspondence
Lightfoot death, clippings and geneaology
Wooten building photographs, Austin, Texas
Index of Maxey letters at Thomas Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Lamar County history
Wooten, Thomas and Dudley G.
CSA service records Du Duncan, Mu McHam
Clippings, General Richardson, Shady Grove Cemetery, Antioch
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94-065-4 Mounted photographs of historic homes, Paris, Texas