University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Mary Bouhanan Gordon Reminiscences, 1848-1932.



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gordon, Mary Bouhanan, 1848-1932
Title: Gordon, Mary Bouhanan, Reminiscences,
Dates: 1848-1932
Dates:
Abstract: The collection consists of an autobiographical volume written by Mary Bouhanan Gordon, describing various aspects of her life between 1848 and 1932.
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Mary Gordon (née Bouhanan) was born near Huntsville, Alabama, in 1848. In 1854, her family moved to Texas, settling near Waco, after which her father soon died, leaving Mary with her mother and five siblings. Mary attended Huntsville (Alabama) Female College at sixteen in order to become a teacher. After the Civil War, Mary taught school in various communities throughout Texas. In 1901, she married Thomas Tolson Gordon, a father of three. Her husband died in 1923, after which Mary moved in to the Women’s Confederate Home in Austin. She likely died around 1932.


Scope and Contents

The Mary Bouhanan Gordon Reminiscences, 1848-1932, consists of an autobiographical volume written by Mary Bouhanan Gordon. Her volume primarily covers key events in her life, such as attending school in Huntsville, Alabama, life during the Civil War, her marriage to Thomas Tolson Gordon, and the lives of her stepchildren.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Gordon, Mary Bouhanan, 1848-1932--Archives
Gordon, Thomas Tolson, 1844-1933
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life--Texas
Frontier and pioneer life--Alabama

Related Material

See also Thomas Tolson Gordon Reminiscences, 1844-1933


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mary Bouhanan Gordon Reminiscences, 1848-1932, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Subsequent revisions were made by Ryder Kouba, December 2010.

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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2R2 "The Story of the Life of Mary Bouhanan Gordon"