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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 Thomas S. Sutherland Family Papers, [ca. 1840s, 1897-1908].



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sutherland, Thomas Shelton, 1920-1900
Creator: Sutherland family
Title: Sutherland, Thomas Shelton Family Papers
Dates: [ca. 1840s, 1897-1908]
Abstract: Letters, printed material, and a family bible compose the Thomas S. Sutherland Family Papers, [ca.1840s, 1897-1908], documenting the history of the Sutherland family in Texas.
Accession No.: 2005-034
Extent: 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Thomas Shelton Sutherland (1820-1900) was born to George Sutherland and Fanny (Menefee) Sutherland in Limestone County, Alabama. He married Elizabeth Hodges in 1848 and resided in Edna, Jackson County, Texas. His brother, William Sutherland defended the Alamo during the siege in 1836. Born in Salado, Texas, his son Thomas Shelton Sutherland II (1861-1923) married Laura Rogers in 1895.

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Scope and Contents

Letters, printed material, and a family bible compose the Thomas S. Sutherland Family Papers, [ca.1840s, 1897-1908], documenting the history of the Sutherland family in Texas. Letters with transcripts (1898-1908) from Laura Rogers Sutherland to Laurie Bell Sutherland Dickson Faires describe the daily activities and health of the Sutherland family in Edna, Texas. Other printed material includes photocopies of Sutherland family records, such as birth and death notices, and an order form for a bronze memorial statue (ca. 1880s).

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Sutherland, Thomas Shelton, 1920-1900 -- Archives.
Sutherland, Thomas Shelton, 1861-1923
Faires, Laurie Bell Sutherland Dickson
Sutherland, Laura Rogers
Sutherland family -- Archives.
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas.
Places
Edna (Tex.) -- History.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas S. Sutherland Family Papers, [ca. 1840s, 1897-1908], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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4L799 Family bible and photocopies of family records ca. 1840s
Letters from Laura Rogers Sutherland to Laurie Bell Sutherland Dickson Faires (with transcripts), 1897-1908
Bronze memorial statue order form for Thomas Shelton Sutherland ca. 1880s

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