A Guide to the Mrs. B. S. Given Papers, [ca. 1925]
Dallas resident Beulah Sterling Given (b. ca. 1878) was an amateur Texas historian in the early 20th century. Given was also Assistant Secretary of the insurance organization Texas Life Convention during the 1910s.
The Spectator Insurance Yearbook, 1918-1919: Life, Casualty and Miscellaneous. New York: Spectator Company, 1918.
The Mrs. B. S. Given Papers, [ca. 1925], comprises correspondence and printed, typed, and handwritten biographical sketches of prominent Texans of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. The sketches primarily include politicians and businessmen, such as Charles Allen Culbertson, Thomas Watt Gregory, and Joseph E. Cockrell. Most of the biographies were sent to Given, often along with correspondence, by the sketch subject, though some were also composed by Given.
This collection is open for research use.
Mrs. B. S. Given Papers, [ca. 1925], 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