University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Nellie Stedman Cox Papers, 1843-1908



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cox, Nellie Stedman, 1791-1892
Title: Nellie Stedman Cox Papers
Dates: 1843-1908
Abstract: Correspondence, newspaper clippings, literary productions, a muster roll, a bill of sale, and a photograph compose the Nellie Stedman Cox Papers, 1843-1908, documenting Cox’s literary work and the history of the Cox family.
Accession No.: 1943
OCLC No.:
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Frankfurt, Kentucky, Nellie Stedman Cox (1791-1892) was the wife of Cornelius Clay Cox, a cattle rancher and judge. In 1874, she moved to Live Oak County, Texas, to be with her husband. A member of the Texas Women’s Press Association and the Texas State Historical Society, Cox wrote a prolific number of poems and stories concerning frontier life.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, literary productions, a muster roll, a bill of sale, and a photograph compose the Nellie Stedman Cox Papers, 1843-1908, documenting Cox’s literary work and the history of the Cox family. Her literary work consists of poems and short stories relating to her frontier life in Texas. The collection also includes correspondence to Nellie Cox, newspaper clippings concerning her death (1892), the Confederate muster roll of Cornelius Clay Cox (1864), a bill of sale for slaves (1843), and an 1876 photograph of Cornelius and Nellie Stedman Cox. Lithographic prints include an image of Ralph Waldo Emerson.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Cox, Nellie Stedman, 1791-1892 -- Archives.
Cox, Cornelius Clay
Cox family
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas.
Women -- Texas -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Places
Live Oak County (Tex.) -- History.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Nellie Stedman Cox Papers, 1843-1908, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, 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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2D12 Correspondence, 1860, 1892, 1901-1908
Literary works, undated
Bill of sale for slaves, 1843
Newspaper clippings, 1891-1892, 1901
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3S168 Confederate Muster roll, 1864
Newspaper clipping, undated
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3Y14 Photograph, 1876
Lithographic prints, undated