University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Robert Woodward Barnwell Elliott Report, 1886



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Elliott, Robert Woodward Barnwell, 1840-1887
Title: Elliott, Robert Woodward Barnwell, Report
Dates: 1886
Abstract: Two copies of a typescript entitled "Domestic Missions: Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America - Western Texas" comprise the Robert Woodward Barnwell Elliott Report, 1886, concerning the history and status of the Episcopal Church in West Texas.
Extent: 2 vols.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Beaufort, South Carolina, Robert Woodward Barnwell Elliott (1840-1887) was the son of Stephen Elliott and Charlotte Bull Barnwell. In 1861, Elliott graduated from South Carolina College and enlisted in the Confederate Army as an aide to General A. R. Lawton. Following the Civil War, he was ordained an Episcopal minister and served as rector at St. Philip’s Church in Atlanta, Georgia, until he was appointed the first missionary bishop of West Texas in 1874. During his tenure, Elliott established twenty-four churches and nine rectories, including St. Mary’s Hall in San Antonio.

Source:

Connor, Seymour V. "Elliott, Robert Woodward Barnwell."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed May 25, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fel12.


Scope and Contents

Two copies of a typescript entitled "Domestic Missions: Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America - Western Texas" comprise the Robert Woodward Barnwell Elliott Report, 1886, concerning the history and status of the Episcopal Church in West Texas. Authored by Elliott, the report describes churches, rectories, and schools in San Antonio, Seguin, and El Paso, among other communities.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Elliott, Robert Woodward Barnwell, 1840-1887 -- Archives.
Subjects
Episcopal Church -- Bishops -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Episcopal Church -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Places
Texas, West -- History -- 19th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert Woodward Barnwell Elliott Report, 1886, 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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2Q503 Report (2 copies), 1886