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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 Margaret Sealy Burton Letters, 1929-1933



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Burton, Margaret Sealy
Title: Burton, Margaret Sealy, Letters
Dates: 1929-1933
Abstract: Composed of one volume of transcripts of correspondence, the Margaret Sealy Burton Letters, 1929-1933, chronicle Burton’s interest in the history of Galveston, 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

The daughter of George Sealy and Magnolia Willis, Margaret Sealy (1876-1958) and her husband Frederick M. Burton lived in Galveston, Texas. Actively involved in the Galveston Historical Society, Margaret’s research on Texas history included correspondence with local Galveston historian Jessie A. Ziegler.

Source:

Gieson, Gwen. "Margaret Sealy Burton." Find a Grave. Accessed May 9, 2011. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=33518693.

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Scope and Contents

Composed of one volume of transcripts of correspondence, the Margaret Sealy Burton Letters, 1929-1933, chronicle Burton’s interest in the history of Galveston, Texas. Letters exchanged with Jessie A. Ziegler discuss Galveston history from the late 18th century through the early 20th century, including notable residents, pirates along the Gulf Coast, the social and economic development of the city, and the Texas Revolution, among other topics.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Burton, Margaret Sealy -- Archives.
Ziegler, Jessie A.
Places
Galveston (Tex.) -- History.
Galveston (Tex.) -- Social life and customs.
Texas -- History.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Margaret Sealy Burton Letters, 1929-1933, 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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2Q458 Correspondence, 1929-1933

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