A Guide to the Eugene W. Bowers Papers, 1839-1852, 1954
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.
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).
This collection is open for research use.
Eugene W. Bowers Papers, 1839-1852, 1954, 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