A Guide to the Edward Caleb Coker Papers, [ca. 1989-1992]
A resident of Jacksonville, Florida, author Edward Caleb Coker is the great-great-grandson of Helen Ellsworth Blair (1817-1881) and William Warren Chapman (1814-1859). The former is known for her letters which chronicle life on the Texas frontier as well as in Brownsville and Corpus Christi. A graduate of Stanford University and Duke Law School, Coker published an edited volume of his great-great-grandmother’s correspondence entitled, The News from Brownsville: Helen Chapman’s Letters from the Texas Military Frontier, 1848-1852 (Austin, Tex.: Texas State Historical Association, 1992).
Coker, Caleb. "Chapman, Helen Ellsworth Blair."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed March 23, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fch69.
Comprised of drafts of manuscripts, notes, floppy discs, galley proofs, and photographs, the Edward Caleb Coker Papers, [ca. 1989-1992], document Coker’s research and writing process for The News from Brownsville. Several photocopies and floppy discs of drafts illustrate different versions of the manuscript and appendices describing the letters in further detail. The collection includes notes pertaining to Coker’s research on Helen Chapman and 19th century Texas history, photographs depicting Coker, and galley proofs of the jacket from the publisher, the Texas State Historical Association.
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Edward Caleb Coker Papers, [ca. 1989-1992], 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.
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