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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the O.A. Gus Hansbrough Narrative, 1860-1920



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hansbrough, O.A., b. ca. 1870
Title: Hansbrough, O.A., Narrative
Dates: 1860-1920
Abstract: Consisting of a typescript entitled, "Gus You Ought to Write a Book," the O.A. "Gus" Hansbrough Narrative, 1860-1920, documents Hansbrough’s family history and experiences as a gold miner, saloon bartender, and electrician in Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas.
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Abilene, Texas, during the 1870s, O.A. "Gus" Hansbrough was the son of Gus Hansbrough, Sr., an Indian agent for a Pottawatomie tribe and a "professional gambler," and Susan Emeline Scott, the daughter of a Presbyterian missionary. Raised in Rocky Ford, Colorado, Hansbrough worked as a gold miner in Cripple Creek, as a saloon bartender, as a farmer, and as an itinerant electrician in Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas.

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Scope and Contents

Consisting of a typescript entitled, "Gus You Ought to Write a Book," the O.A. "Gus" Hansbrough Narrative, 1860-1920, documents Hansbrough’s family history and experiences as a gold miner, saloon bartender, and electrician in Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. The narrative describes his family’s encounters with Native American tribes on the frontier, as well as life in cattle-herding camps, gold mining towns such as Cripple Creek, and saloons in boomtowns throughout the Southwest.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hansbrough, O.A., b. ca. 1870 -- Archives
Subjects
Bars (Drinking establishments) -- History -- 19th century
Frontier &pioneer life -- History -- 19th century
Gold mines and mining -- History -- 19th century
Indians of North America -- History -- 19th century
Places
Colorado Springs (Colo.) -- History -- 19th century
Cripple Creek (Colo.) -- History -- 19th century
Galveston (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century
Rocky Ford (Colo.) -- History -- 19th century
Santa Fe (N.M.) -- History -- 19th century
Taos (N.M.) -- History -- 19th century

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

O.A. "Gus" Hansbrough Narrative, 1860-1920, 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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2R28 Three typescripts of narrative, 1860-1920

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