University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Velma Pool Capps Collection, 1781-1964, undated



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Capps, Velma Pool, 1902-1977
Title: Capps, Velma Pool, Collection
Dates: 1781-1964, undated
Abstract: Comprising photocopies and Photostats of legal records, correspondence, magazine and newspaper clippings, and a journal, the Velma Pool Capps Collection, 1781-1964, undated, documents Capps’ research on Eli Whitney’s invention of the cotton gin, Nathanael Greene’s involvement in the American Revolution, and the history of the South.
Accession No.: 64-014; 64-116; 65-160; 66-002; 67-170; 68-058; 71-046; 72-116
Extent: 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Rusk County, Texas, Velma Pool Capps (1902-1977) was the daughter of Andrew Horatio Pool and Sultia Robertson. In addition to having an interest in the American Revolution, the history of the South, and Eli Whitney’s invention of the cotton gin, Capps was a member of the Austin Genealogical Society.

Sources:

Austin Genealogical Society Quarterly. 11 (April 1961).

"Gear-Ramsey Ancestors." Rootsweb. Accessed May 10, 2011. http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gear-ramsey&id=I03912.


Scope and Contents

Comprising photocopies and Photostats of legal records, correspondence, magazine and newspaper clippings, and a journal, the Velma Pool Capps Collection, 1781-1964, undated, documents Capps’ research on Eli Whitney’s invention of the cotton gin, Nathanael Greene’s involvement in the American Revolution, and the history of the South. Legal papers concern patents and lawsuits involving Eli Whitney and his invention, while correspondence relates to memorials for Whitney and Greene’s involvement in the American Revolution. Additionally, magazine and newspaper clippings describe the history of the cotton gin, and a journal pertains to impeachment charges against Judge John Fauchereaud of the South Carolina House of Representatives.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Capps, Velma Pool, 1902-1977 -- Archives.
Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786.
Grimké, John Fauchereaud, 1752-1819.
Whitney, Eli, 1765-1825.
Subjects
Cotton gins and ginning -- United States -- History.
Places
South Carolina -- History.
Southern States -- History.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Velma Pool Capps Collection, 1781-1964, undated, 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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2N236 Correspondence, legal papers, and clippings, 1781-1964, undated
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3S167 Journal, 1811