University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Robert R. Hemphill Papers, 1868-1869



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hemphill, Robert R., 1840-1908
Title: Hemphill, Robert R., Papers
Dates: 1868-1869
Abstract: Comprising correspondence and receipts, the Robert R. Hemphill Papers, 1868-1869, document Hemphill’s activities working as an attorney in Cleburne, Texas.
Extent: 10 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born to William Ramsey Hemphill and Hannah Lind in Abbeville County, South Carolina, Robert Reid Hemphill (1840-1908) worked as an editor for the Abbeville Medium as well as an attorney. During the Civil War, Hemphill enlisted in the Confederate Army, serving as a sergeant in Company G of the 1st South Carolina Infantry Regiment. Following the war, he briefly practiced law in Cleburne, Texas, before returning to his home in Abbeville County.

Sources:

Inventory of the Hemphill Family Papers, 1784-1958, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University. Accessed June 7, 2011. http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/rbmscl/hemphillfamily/inv/.

"Robert R. Hemphill." The American Civil War Research Database. Accessed June 7, 2011. http://asp6new.alexanderstreet.com/cwdb/cwdb.object.details.aspx?handle=person&id=200687428.


Scope and Contents

Comprising correspondence and receipts, the Robert R. Hemphill Papers, 1868-1869, document Hemphill’s activities working as an attorney in Cleburne, Texas. Correspondence concerns financial issues and a court case involving the possible illegal sale of an African American child, while receipts relate to payments for Hemphill’s legal services.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hemphill, Robert R., 1840-1908 -- Archives.
Subjects
African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Texas -- Cleburne.
Lawyers -- Texas -- Cleburne.
Places
Cleburne (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert R. Hemphill Papers, 1868-1869, 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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2D274 Correspondence and receipts, 1868-1869