A Guide to the Miner Kilbourne Kellogg Papers, 1825-1887
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).
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.
This collection is open for research use.
Miner Kilbourne Kellogg Papers, 1825-1887, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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