A Guide to the Chenoweth and Clark Records, 1860-1895
Chenoweth and Clark was a Bonham, Texas, law partnership comprised of James Q. Chenoweth and James Benjamin Clark that focused mainly on the purchase and sale of land. The partnership operated for approximately ten years, ca. 1875-ca. 1885.
Chenoweth (1841-1909) served as district judge (1875), two terms in the Texas legislature, as auditor of the United States treasury (1885), Fannin county judge (1892), and superintendent of the Confederate Home for Men (later the Texas Confederate Home) in Austin (1903-1909).
Clark (1831–1908) served as a member of the board of regents at the University of Texas (1883-1885) and as proctor and custodian general of the university (1885-1908).
Sources: Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Chenoweth, James Q.," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/CC/fch21.html (accessed July 6, 2010).
Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Clark, James Benjamin," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/CC/fcl8.html (accessed July 6, 2010).
The Chenoweth and Clark Records, 1860-1895, include correspondence, account papers, legal papers, and financial papers of the Bonham law firm, as well as some personal financial documents preceding Chenoweth’s and Clark’s partnership. The majority of the records relate to the purchase and sale of land.
Chenoweth and Clark Records, 1860-1895, 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