University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Charles Adelbert Herff Reminiscences, [ca. 1860]-1879



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Herff, Charles Adelbert
Title: Herff, Charles Adelbert, reminiscences
Dates: [ca. 1860]-1879
Abstract: The Charles Adelbert Herff Reminiscences, [ca. 1860]-1879, consist of articles, reminiscences, and drawings by Herff concerning vigilantes and criminals, such as Bob Augustine, in Reconstruction-era San Antonio, Texas.
Accession No.: 1946; 71-009
Extent: 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Charles Adelbert Herff wrote about Texas vigilantes and criminals in the late 19th century as well as cannibals in the United States.


Scope and Contents

The Charles Adelbert Herff Reminiscences, [ca. 1860]-1879, consist of articles, reminiscences, and drawings by Herff concerning vigilantes and criminals, such as Bob Augustine, in Reconstruction-era San Antonio, Texas. The collection also includes Herff’s 1879 article, "Cannibalism in the United States," as well as excerpts from the reminiscences of Zenas R. Bliss and Jesse Sumpter and from With the Border Ruffians, Memories of the Far West, 1852-1868 by R. H. Williams.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Herff, Charles Adelbert -- Archives.
Augustine, Bob, d. 1864.
Subjects
Cannibalism -- United States.
Criminals -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Vigilantes -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Places
San Antonio (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.

Related Material

See also Herff and Duerler Families Papers, 1853-1995, Col. 10441, at the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles Adelbert Herff Reminiscences, [ca. 1860]-1879, 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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2R36 "A Foreword or Forerunner" and "The Vigilantes in San Antonio in the Early Sixties" by C. Adelbert Herff
"Cannibalism in the United States" by C. Adelbert Herff, 1879
Excerpt from With the Border Ruffians, Memories of the Far West, 1852-1868, by R. H. Williams
Excerpt from Reminiscences of Zenas R. Bliss
Excerpt from Reminiscences of Jesse Sumpter
Typescripts of above items
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2.235/OD29 San Antonio scenes, [1860s]
(photostats)