University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Miner Kilbourne Kellogg Papers, 1825-1887



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Kellogg, Miner (Miner K. Kilbourne), 1814-1889
Title: Kellogg, Miner Kilbourne, papers
Dates: 1825-1887
Abstract: Composed of diaries, reminiscences and notes, writings, and photographs, the Miner Kilbourne Kellogg Papers, 1825-1887, document Kellogg’s career as an artist and world traveler.
Accession No.: 68-085
Extent: 3 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Miner Kilbourne Kellogg (1814-1889) was an artist. He traveled around northwestern Texas in order to survey, explore, and locate lands for a company of eastern American businessmen. Additionally, Kellogg traveled throughout Europe and the Middle East. He also wrote and lectured on different fine arts and geographic topics in the United States, including the papers "Researches into the History of a Painting by Raphael Urbino, entitled 'La bell Jardinière'" (1860) and "The Geography of Mount Sinai" (1871).


Scope and Contents

Composed of diaries, reminiscences and notes, writings, and photographs, the Miner Kilbourne Kellogg Papers, 1825-1887, document Kellogg’s career as an artist and world traveler. Kellogg’s handwritten diaries, May-September 1872, describe his survey expedition to northwestern Texas for a company of eastern American businessmen. In photocopies of Kellogg’s reminiscences and notes, he narrates his life for an autobiography. He discusses his travels throughout Europe and the Middle East, among other topics. Additionally, the collection includes photographs depicting portraits by Kellogg of his family.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Kellogg, Miner (Miner K. Kilbourne), 1814-1889 -- Archives.
Kellogg family -- Portraits.
Places
Texas, North -- Description and travel.
Europe -- Description and travel.
Middle East -- Description and travel.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Miner Kilbourne Kellogg Papers, 1825-1887, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by W. H. Richter, October 1968.

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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3H178 Diaries, May-September 1872
Reminiscences
World travel writings
Various writings
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3T80 Eight photographs of painted portraits of the Kellogg family