A Guide to the Beauregard Bryan Papers, 1887-1913
Born in Brazoria County, Texas, Beauregard Bryan (1862-1918) was the son of Moses Austin Bryan and Cora Lewis and a great-nephew of Stephen F. Austin. After attending Baylor University and studying law at the University of Texas, Bryan moved to Wichita Falls where he worked in the publishing industry in 1883. A year later, he relocated to Brenham, practicing law from 1885 through 1902. During this time, he was elected district attorney and district judge in Brenham and subsequently a regent at the University of Texas by Governor James Stephen Hogg, a position he held for twelve years. In 1886, Bryan married Lillian A. Lyles, with whom he had three children. Eventually moving to El Paso in 1902, Brewer served as a notary public, on the school board, and became a member of the Knights of Pythias.
Hailey, James L. "Bryan, Beauregard."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed March 21, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbrak.
Comprised of correspondence, legal documents, speeches, genealogical items, and a painting, the Beauregard Bryan Papers, 1887-1913, chronicle Bryan’s career as an attorney, district judge, and regent at the University of Texas. Correspondence concerns familial and business affairs, while legal papers pertain to Bryan’s election as district attorney, his legal cases and orders, and notarized documents. The collection also contains Bryan’s speeches on political topics, two certificates of his election to the University of Texas Board of Regents, and a painting depicting Stephen F. Austin’s sister, Emily Austin Perry.
This collection is open for research use.
Beauregard Bryan Papers, 1887-1913, 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