University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Eugene W. Bowers Papers, 1839-1852, 1954



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bowers, Eugene W.
Title: Bowers, Eugene W., Papers
Dates: 1839-1852, 1954
Abstract: Comprising correspondence and legal records, the Eugene W. Bowers Papers, 1839-1852, 1954, chronicle Bowers’ career as a researcher and writer.
Extent: 9 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A native of Red River County, Texas, district clerk and author Eugene W. Bowers co-published Red River Dust: True Tales of an American Yesterday with Evelyn Oppenheimer in 1968. He collected legal records from the 19th century and wrote articles about the various cases.


Scope and Contents

Comprising correspondence and legal records, the Eugene W. Bowers Papers, 1839-1852, 1954, chronicle Bowers’ career as a researcher and writer. Consisting primarily of such documents as depositions, petitions, promissory notes, court orders, and pleas collected by Bowers for articles he authored on various court cases, legal papers concern various litigations and libel suits in Red River County, Texas (1839-1852). Correspondence includes a letter from Bowers discussing his collection of legal records and research (1954).


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Bowers, Eugene W. -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas. District Court (Red River County).
Subjects
Authors -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Places
Red River County (Tex) -- History -- 20th century.
Red River County (Tex.) -- History -- Trials, litigation, etc.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Eugene W. Bowers Papers, 1839-1852, 1954, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The 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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2J141 Correspondence and legal documents, 1839-1852, 1954