A Guide to the Frank B. Chilton Papers, 1890, 1906-1911, undated
Born in Marion, Alabama, Frank Bowden Chilton (1845-1926) was the son of Reverend Thomas and Louisa Chilton. In 1851, he moved with his family to Houston, Texas, relocating two years later to Montgomery, Texas. During the Civil War, Chilton enlisted in Hood’s Brigade, Company H of the 4th Texas Regiment in the Confederate Army. Because of his youth, he was discharged from the regiment. Following the war, he passed the Texas State Bar and settled in Marlin, Texas. Chilton married four times: after the death of his first wife, Lelia Thornton, he married Emma Belle Preston, than Ann Briscoe, and finally Mabel Ione Bowers. In the late 1800s, he lived in Austin, Texas, working as the general manager of the Southern Interstate Immigration Bureau between 1889 and 1892, and as the manager of the Texas State Immigration Bureau from 1891 through 1892.
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Photostats, photocopies, and original correspondence, newspaper clippings, and printed materials comprise the Frank B. Chilton Papers, 1890, 1906-1911, undated. Correspondence consists of a letter from Chilton to his daughter discussing his experiences as a youth and during the Civil War, while newspaper clippings include articles on Chilton concerning his service in Hood’s Brigade. Additionally, the collection houses printed material, such as an annotated pamphlet Types of Successful Men and an issue of The Illustrated Great South.
This collection is open for research use.
Frank B. Chilton Papers, 1890, 1906-1911, undated, 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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