A Guide to the Lewis V. Greer Papers, 1837-1882
Born in Tennessee, Lewis Vance Greer (b. ca. 1806-1887) was the brother of John Alexander Greer (1802-1855), lieutenant governor of Texas from 1847 to 1851 and congressman representing San Augustine County from 1837 to 1845. A farmer by profession, Lewis V. Greer had at least four children, whom he raised in San Augustine County.
Hyman, Carolyn. "Greer, John Alexander."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed December 16, 2010. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fgr44.
Comprised of correspondence, financial records, and legal documents, the Lewis V. Greer Papers, 1837-1882, document Lewis Vance Greer’s financial and legal affairs and his relationship with his brother, John Alexander Greer. Correspondence concerns John’s political career as a Senator, including petitions from residents in San Augustine County. Lewis’s legal documents pertain to granting power of attorney to his son, F.H. Greer. Additionally, his financial papers include receipts for purchases.
This collection is open for research use.
Lewis V. Greer Papers, 1837-1882, 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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