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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 Pleasant William Kittrell Papers, 1824, 1854-1867, 1923



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Kittrell, Pleasant Williams
Title: Pleasant Williams Kittrell Papers
Dates: 1824, 1854-1867, 1923
Abstract: Comprising of journals, accounts, notes, and correspondence, the Pleasant Williams Kittrell Papers, 1824, 1854-1867, 1923, document Kittrell’s farming, medical and political career.
Accession No.: 1932
Extent: 4 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Pleasant Williams Kittrell (1805-1867) was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. After graduating from the University of North Carolina in 1822, he studied at the medical college of the University of Pennsylvania, but returned to North Carolina to practice medicine before graduation. Kittrell moved to Alabama in 1837, where he was elected to the state legislature three times. In 1847, he married Mary Frances Goree and moved his family to Madison County, Texas, and later to Huntsville, Texas. Twice elected to the Texas legislature, Kittrell served as chairman of the Education Committee and introduced a bill to establish the University of Texas. In 1866, he was appointed chairman of the university’s board of administrators.

Source: M. McComb, Viva. “Kittrell, Pleasant Williams.” Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed January 27, 2011.http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fki40.

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Scope and Contents

Comprising of journals, accounts, notes, and correspondence, the Pleasant Williams Kittrell Papers, 1824, 1854-1867, 1923, document Kittrell’s farming, medical and political career. A two-volume journal includes business and farm records and medical notes include prescriptions. Photocopies of letters from Kittrell to Robert E. Lee address his desire for his nephew, P. K. Goree, to attend Washington College. Letters written by Kittrell’s son, W.H. Kittrell, in 1923, illuminate his son’s attempts to curate his father’s journals.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Goree, P.K.
Kittrell, Pleasant Williams, 1805-1867--Archives
Kittrell, W.H.
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870.
Subjects
Plantation life--Texas--History--19th century--Sources.
University of Texas at Austin--History--19th century.
Washington and Lee University--History--19th century.
Places
Huntsville (Tex.)--History--19th century--Sources.
Texas. Legislature--History--19th century--Sources.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Pleasant Williams Kittrell Papers, 1824, 1854-1867, 1923, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2E293 Journal, volume 1, 1854-1863
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3E440 Journal and account book, volume 2, 1855-1858, 1864-1867
Photocopies of letters to Robert E. Lee at Washington College, 1867
Prescription and medical notes, 1824
Correspondence about journals by W.H. Kittrell, 1923

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