University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Lewis Thompson Papers, 1849-1851, 1886-1891, 1921



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Thompson, Lewis
Title: Thompson, Lewis Papers
Dates: 1849-1851, 1886-1891, 1921
Abstract: A ledger-scrapbook and a photograph album comprise the Lewis Thompson Papers, 1849-1851, 1886-1891, 1921, and relate to the lives of Lewis and Francis Carl Thompson.
Accession No.: 1933
Extent: 2 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Lewis Thompson (1825-1888) operated a farm and store in Portland Mills, Indiana, before moving to McKinney, Texas, with his son, Francis Carl Thompson.


Scope and Contents

A ledger-scrapbook and a photograph album comprise the Lewis Thompson Papers, 1849-1851, 1886-1891, 1921, and relate to the lives of Lewis and Francis Carl Thompson. The ledger-scrapbook contains the accounts from Lewis’ store in Portland Mills, Indiana, between 1849 and 1851. Following the family’s move to Texas, Francis Carl pasted and pinned newspaper clippings from 1886 to 1891 into the ledger. These clippings include articles concerning Texas history, politics, prohibition, farming, and religion; Lewis’ obituary and memorial; and Francis Carl’s letters to the editor. The photograph album consists of 25 labeled photographs of Melissa, Texas, taken by Francis Carl after a tornado destroyed the town on April 13, 1921.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Thompson, Lewis, 1825-1888 -- Archives.
Thompson, Francis Carl -- Archives.
Subjects
Prohibition -- Texas -- History.
Tornadoes -- Texas.
Places
Portland Mills (Ind.)
McKinney (Tex.) -- History -- Pictorial works.
Melissa (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lewis Thompson Papers, 1849-1851, 1886-1891, 1921, 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

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2K342 Ledger book, 1849-1851, 1886-1891
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3Y46 Photograph album of Melissa, Texas, after the cyclone devastated the town on April 13, 1921