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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 William Samuel Carter Papers, 1935



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Carter, William Samuel, 1859-1923
Creator: Kinsley, Otto L.
Creator: Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen.
Title: Carter, William Samuel, papers
Dates: 1935
Abstract: Comprising correspondence, a newspaper clipping, and a biography, the William Samuel Carter Papers, 1935, document the activities of Otto L. Kinsley and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen in compiling a memorial for Carter about his service.
Accession No.: 1940
Extent: 30 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born to Samuel and Ella (Oliphant) Carter in Austin, Texas, William Samuel Carter (1859-1923) grew up herding cattle in Jollyville before attending the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (now Texas A & M University). In 1879, he became a fireman for the Central Market Railway (later the Beaumont Division of the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railway), and the next year, he married Mary Evelyn Gorsuch, with whom he had three children. After her death in 1892, Carter married Julia I. Cross in 1902, and the couple bore three daughters. Initiated into the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen’s Alamo Lodge #263 in San Antonio in 1887, Carter served as the national magazine editor and manager (1895-1903), grand secretary and treasurer (1904-1908), president (1909-1922), and manager of the research department (1922-1923). From 1918 to 1920, he was also the only director of the U. S. Railroad Administration’s Division of Labor.

Sources:

"Carter, William Samuel."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed May 10, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fca74.

"Brother Carter Called by Death."Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen’s Magazine 74 (1923), p. 155-159.

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Scope and Contents

Comprising correspondence, a newspaper clipping, and a biography, the William Samuel Carter Papers, 1935, document the activities of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen in compiling a memorial for Carter about his service. Correspondence between Otto L. Kinsley and other Brotherhood members, 1935, discusses Carter’s service in the organization and solicits members to contribute to a memorial booklet about Carter for a memorial service at the Tri-state Union Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. An undated typescript biography with handwritten notes describes Carter’s life, while a newspaper clipping, [1935], announces the memorial service and booklet.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Carter, William Samuel, 1859-1923 -- Archives.
Kinsley, Otto L.
Subjects (Organizations)
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen.
Subjects
Locomotive firemen -- Texas -- Biography.
Railroads -- Employees -- Labor unions -- United States.
Places
San Antonio (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Samuel Carter Papers, 1935, 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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2B181 William Samuel Carter Papers, 1935

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