University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Margaret A. Bowie Diary, 1872-1877



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bowie, Margaret Armstrong, b. 1857
Title: Bowie, Margaret A., Diary
Dates: 1872-1877
Abstract: Comprising two typescripts, the Margaret A. Bowie Diary, 1872-1877, chronicles Bowie’s experiences in the Keechi Valley region of Jack County, Texas.
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Mexia, Texas, Margaret Armstrong (b. 1857) married George M. Bowie in 1875. The couple lived with their son Willie in the Keechi Valley region of Jack County, Texas, where George worked as a teacher at the Salt Hill School. In 1877, Margaret moved with her family to Fort Worth.


Scope and Contents

Comprising two typescripts, the Margaret A. Bowie Diary, 1872-1877, chronicles Bowie’s experiences in the Keechi Valley region of Jack County, Texas. The diary describes life on the frontier, familial affairs, and her courtship with George Bowie.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Bowie, George M.
Bowie, Margaret Armstrong, b. 1857 -- Archives.
Armstrong family.
Bowie family.
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Places
Jack County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Margaret A. Bowie Diary, 1872-1877, 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

box
2Q445 Two copies of typescript of diary, 1872-1877