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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Papers

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William H. Morrow Collection, 1764-1997



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Morrow, William H., 1909-2002
Title: Morrow, William H., collection
Dates: 1764-1997
Abstract: Comprising correspondence, legal and financial documents, printed material, publications, photographs, maps, posters, and newspaper clippings, the William H. Morrow Collection, 1764-1997, documents the collecting activities of Morrow as well as the social and business experiences of early pioneers and historical figures of Texas and the American South, including Sam Houston, Gail Borden, J. W. E. "Jim" Airey, Armond Soubie, and A. M. Morisund. The collection primarily illuminates the business activities of individuals and governments within Texas from the time of statehood in Mexico through the early 20th century. Additionally, Morrow’s correspondence, notes, and other documents concern his efforts in acquiring the material within the collection, his friendships with rare books dealers and historians, and his career at the Humble Oil and Refining Company.
Accession No.: 1982 through 98-176; 2008-335
Extent: 2 ft., 10 in.
Language: Materials are written in English, Spanish, and French.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born to Dr. William H. and Lula Durham Morrow in Snyder, Texas, William H. Morrow, Jr. (1909-2002) married Dora Toepperwein in 1933, and the couple had one daughter, Dana, who married Denwood Butler. Following graduation from the University of Texas at Austin’s Law School, Morrow worked as an attorney at the Humble Oil and Refining Company, opening its exploration office in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in 1940. In 1961, he joined the Exxon Corporation in Houston, Texas, retiring first to Austin in 1975 and then to Fort Worth in 1998. An avid Texana collector, Morrow was a member of the Texas State Historical Association and the Book Club of Texas in addition to the Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity and the Chancellor’s Council of the University of Texas, among other clubs and organizations.

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Scope and Contents

Comprising correspondence, legal and financial documents, printed material, publications, photographs, maps, posters, and newspaper clippings, the William H. Morrow Collection, 1764-1997, documents the collecting activities of Morrow as well as the social and business experiences of early pioneers and historical figures of Texas and the American South, including Sam Houston, Gail Borden, J. W. E. "Jim" Airey, Armond Soubie, and A. M. Morisund. The collection primarily illuminates the business activities of individuals and governments within Texas from the time of statehood in Mexico through the early 20th century. Additionally, Morrow’s correspondence, notes, and other documents concern his efforts in acquiring the material within the collection, his friendships with rare books dealers and historians, and his career at the Humble Oil and Refining Company.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Morrow, William H., 1909-2002 -- Archives.
Soubie, Armand, fl. 1852-1900.
Airey, J. W. E.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas. Army.
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas.
Deeds -- Texas.
Places
Texas -- History.
Texas -- History -- Republic, 1836-1846.
Southern States -- History.
Coahuila and Texas (Mexico) -- History.

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Separated Material

Some materials have been separated to the Briscoe Center Library, Artifacts Collection, Map Collection, Newspaper Collection, and assorted manuscript collections.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William H. Morrow Collection, 1764-1997, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was revised by Laurel Rozema, April 2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Please contact repository for inventory.

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