A Guide to the Hugh H. Duval Papers, 1907-1944
Biology student Hugh H. Duval attended the University of Texas at Austin. In addition, he conducted geological and botanical fieldwork in Bastrop County, Texas.
Comprising correspondence, field notes and journals, notebooks, newspaper clippings, geological and biological sketches and a photograph of Duval, the Hugh H. Duval Papers, 1907-1944, document Duval’s activities as a biology student at the University of Texas and as an amateur geologist and botanist. Correspondence concerns his research on flora, fauna, and the geophysical characteristics of Bastrop County, Texas. Field notes and journals contain observations and sketches of geological strata, fossils, and flora, while notebooks include assignments and lessons for a botany curriculum as well as ethics and biology. Additionally, newspaper clippings pertain to science associations and meetings as well as geology, and sketches depict geological specimens and strata. The archive contains one photograph of Duval, showing him on a horse in 1907. Furthermore, ephemera including pamphlets, brochures, reprints, publication lists, newsletters, and programs relating to Duval’s interest in the Texas Academy of Science and the fields of biology and geology are included, as are a transcript of a radio address on soil erosion by James P. Buchanan, UT Bulletins from the 1920s, and a catalogue of uniforms and equipment for enlisted men in the army and National Guard, ca. 1900-1909.
This collection is open for research use.
Hugh H. Duval Papers, 1907-1944, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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.
Subsequent revisions made by Jessi Fishman, May 2016.
Detailed Description of the Papers