A Guide to the William T. Horne Papers, 1844-1899, 1922, 1943
Dr. William T. Horne (b. 1817) was the son of A. Ogden Horne, Sr. (d. 1876) and his wife Elizabeth. His siblings included A. Odgen, Jr., and Mary. Dr. Horne practiced medicine in Columbus, Lone Jack, and Rocksprings, Missouri, before moving to Texas in 1848. During the Civil War, he served with the 19th Texas Regiment in the Confederate Army. After living in various towns throughout Travis and Williamson counties, he finally settled in Austin in 1864. Here Dr. Horne and his wife, A. A., daughter of E. S. Vinson, lived with his father for a few years. The Hornes had two daughters Mattie and Nellie G. Nellie married Austin judge David Houston Doom. She actively supported women’s rights and was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter in Austin.
The William T. Horne Papers, 1844-1899, 1922, 1943, document the medical practice and business affairs of Horne as well as his relationship with family members. The physician’s diaries, ledgers, and financial documents identify patients, their ailments, and recipes for disease cures. The diaries record the daily activities of Horne, visits with family and patients, and his personal religious beliefs. In addition, some correspondence and legal documents relate to Mrs. A.A. Horne, Mattie Horne, Nellie G. (Horne) Doom, and Judge David H. Horne. Materials include account sheets, bills, receipts, correspondence, physician ledgers and diaries, an Austin medical license, Mrs. Doom’s UDC membership certificate, notes, and creative works.
The collection is open for research.
William T. Horne Papers, 1844-1899, 1922, 1943, 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.
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