A Guide to the Carl Gustaf Holmstrom Family Papers, 1882-1918
Born in Jönköping, Sweden, Carl Gustaf Holmstrom (1869-1949) emigrated to Decker, Texas in 1888. A farmer and miller by profession, Holmstrom spent two years in Austin working as a farm laborer before moving to Williamson County, where he worked as a tenant farmer for twelve years. In 1905, he bought a farm in Jonah on the San Gabriel River. Holmstrom and his wife, Anna Sofia Fröjd (1872-1940), whom he married in 1894, had six children born in Texas.
"Carl Gustaf Holmstrom." Swedish America Heritage Online. Accessed January 4, 2011. http://www.swedesintexas.com/getperson.php?personID=I3920&tree=sit0001
Consisting of correspondence, financial records, printed materials, and photographs, the Carl Gustaf Holmstrom Family Papers, 1882-1918, document the experiences of Swedish immigrants Carl Gustaf Holmstrom, his wife Anna Fröjd, his daughter Frances Holmstrom Brown, and his son-in-law Forrest F. Brown in Williamson and Travis counties, Texas. The majority of the papers are in Swedish, including correspondence and financial documents. Correspondence is between family and friends in Texas and Sweden, while receipts and money orders comprise the financial papers. Printed materials consist of a songbook and poem in English, postcards, and a biblical treatise in Swedish.
This collection is open for research use.
The donor retains copyright on all materials by the creator. Written permission must be obtained from copyright holder in order to photocopy or publish from the collection.
Carl Gustaf Holmstrom Family Papers, 1882-1918, 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