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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Benajah Harvey Carroll, Jr. Papers, 1896-1931



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Carroll, Benajah Harvey, Jr.
Title: Carroll, Benajah Harvey, Jr. Papers
Dates: 1896-1931
Abstract: The Benajah Harvey Carroll, Jr. Papers include correspondence, legal documents, literary efforts, photographs, passports, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets, pertaining to Carroll’s personal activities, literary interests, and service as United States consul to Venice, Italy, and Cádiz, Spain.
Accession No.: 1911; 1944
Extent: 1 ft., 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in Italian and English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Benajah Harvey Carroll, Jr. (1874-1922), author, educator, minister, chaplain, journalist, editor, and U.S. consulate, earned degrees from Baylor University, University of Texas, and Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. He was ordained a minister in Waco in 1894 and served churches in both Kentucky and Texas, and headed the department of history and political economy at Baylor for a short time. He volunteered for service in the Spanish-American War, 1898. He first served as captain and field chaplain of the First United States Volunteers, Texas Cavalry, before being appointed lieutenant colonel and aide-de-camp in the Texas National Guard.

After surrendering his pastorate in 1906, Carroll worked on the editorial staff of the Houston Chronicle for eight years and then took over editing and publishing the weekly Stylus magazine in Houston, 1912-1913. However, in 1914 he served as United States consul to Venice during World War I. He earned multiple honors during this time, especially for his work with the first Red Cross war effort in Venice. Carroll also later served as consul to Naples, Italy, and Cádiz, Spain.

The author of many newspaper articles, poems, and short stories, Carroll is also credited with writing history books such as The Genesis of American Anti-Missionism (1902) and A Political History of Europe from 1815 to 1848 (1906), and editing Standard History of Houston (1912).

Carroll married Daisy Crawford in 1905. He died in 1922.

Source: Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Carroll, Benajah Harvey, Jr.," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/CC/fca64.html (accessed July 1, 2010).

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Scope and Contents

The Benajah Harvey Carroll, Jr. Papers, 1896-1931, include correspondence, legal documents, literary efforts, photographs, passports, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets, pertaining to Carroll’s personal activities, literary interests, and service as United States consul to Venice, Italy, and Cádiz, Spain. Additionally, the papers include letters from Carroll and his wife to Mr. and Mrs. Gino Speranza. Speranza was an attorney, journalist, author, and legal advisor to the Italian Consulate General in New York. The papers are written in both English and Italian.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Carroll, B. H. (Benajah Harvey), 1874-1922--Archives.
Carroll, Daisy
Speranza, Gino Charles, 1872-1927
Subjects (Organizations)
American Red Cross in Italy
United States. Consulate (Venice, Italy)
United States. Consulate (Cádiz, Spain)
Subjects
Journalists--Texas
Editors--Texas
Authors--Texas
World War, 1914-1918
International relations
Places
Texas
Venice (Italy)
Cádiz (Spain)

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Library Unit. See a list of separated items in Box 2B136.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Benajah Harvey Carroll, Jr. Papers, 1896-1931, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Claire Maxwell, December 1984.

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

box
2B136 Letter book, general and personal, 1914-1915
Personal correspondence, 1902-1904 and undated
General correspondence and fragments, 1914-1922 and undated
Passports, 1914-1922
Literary productions, 1914-1921 and undated
box
2B137 Literary productions, undated
Newspaper clippings, 1896-1931 and undated
Printed material, 1917-1924 and undated
Cards, passes, programs, menus, and invitations
Miscellany
Letters from Mr. and Mrs. B. Harvey Carroll to Mr. and Mrs. Gino Speranza (typed transcripts, 2 copies), 1916-1927
box
3S167 Broadsides (Italian), passports, certificates, newspaper (Italian)
box
3Y11 Photographs
box
3S117a Postcards

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