A Guide to the Herbert Rook Edwards Papers, undated
Herbert Rook Edwards (1894-1984) earned his M. A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1916. Two years later, he married Margaret Royalty (1895-1969), later the 13th Poet Laureate of Texas. The couple had one son and operated the Royalty family ranch near Gatesville. An historian, Edwards researched diplomatic policies of the Republic of Texas and the history of the Grange in Texas.
"Margaret Rook Edwards" vertical file, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
Wallace, Patricia Ward. "Edwards, Margaret Royalty."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed May 25, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fed14.
Comprising handwritten research notes and typewritten essays, the Herbert Rook Edwards Papers, undated, document Edwards’ research on the Grange in Texas. The collection covers the history of the Texas Grange and local affiliates from its beginning in 1873 through the mid-1890s, including its policies on railroads and immigration as well as the member farmers’ education and financial situations.
This collection is open for research use.
Herbert Rook Edwards Papers, undated, 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.
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