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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Orceneth A. Fisher Papers, 1855-1884



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fisher, Orceneth Asbury, 1803-1880
Title: Fisher, Orceneth A., Papers
Dates: 1855-1884
Abstract: The Orceneth A. Fisher Papers, 1855-1884, document the family life and career of Fisher as a Methodist minister.
Accession No.: 1936; 1937
Extent: 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Illinois, Orceneth Asbury Fisher (1831-1885) was the son of Methodist circuit rider Orceneth and Elizabeth Watts Fisher. The Methodist church sent the elder Fisher to Texas in 1839. Two years later, he led a group of five wagons, including his family, to the Republic. He preached and led ministries throughout East Texas, including service as chaplain of the Congress of the Republic of Texas, before being transferred to California and then Oregon. Orceneth Asbury Fisher followed in his father’s footsteps, also becoming a Methodist minister. He married Mary Simons (1843-1912), daughter of early Texas settlers Captain Thomas and Susan Thomas Simons. The couple had several children, including sons Asbury and Sterling. Orceneth A. Fisher led congregations in Texas, Oregon, and California.

Sources:

Banks, Herbert C. Daughters of the Republic of Texas patriot ancestor album. Paducah, Ky: Turner Pub. Co. (2001): 50.

The Orceneth Fisher Papers.” Southwestern University Special Collections Finding Aids. Accessed November 29, 2010.

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Scope and Contents

The Orceneth A. Fisher Papers, 1855-1884, document the family life and career of Fisher as a Methodist minister. Original letters and Photostats of correspondence, sermons, receipts, and a license to preach concern Fisher’s ministerial activities in Oregon, California, and Texas, as well as his family life. The papers additionally include Photostats of photographs of Fisher family members.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Fisher family
Fisher, Orceneth Asbury, 1803-1880 -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
Methodist Church -- Clergy -- History -- 19th century.
Places
California -- History -- 19th century
Oregon -- History -- 19th century
Texas -- History -- 19th century

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Related Material

See also Rebecca J. Fisher Papers.

See also Orceneth Fisher Papers, 1855-1881, at the Southwestern University Special Collections in Georgetown, Texas.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Orceneth A. Fisher Papers, 1855-1884, 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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2D146 Sermons, letters, receipts 1855-1885

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