A Guide to the Hobart Huson Papers, 1836, 1935, 1938, 1943
Attorney, historian, and Texana collector Hobart Huson, Jr. (1893–1983) was born to Hobart and Kathleen (Lancaster) Huson in San Antonio, Texas. After studying law at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, Huson settled in Refugio, Texas. Before 1916, he married Minnie Rachael Price, with whom he had one daughter. He later remarried after the death of his first wife. At his home in Refugio, Huson collected an extensive Texana library of around 20,000 items, including records of Texas history, Refugio County data, law books, and maps. Active in numerous civic associations, he served as state president of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, the Order of San Jacinto, chancellor commander of the Knights of Pythias in San Antonio, president of the Refugio County bar, commander of the Refugio American Legion Post, the Sons of the American Revolution, and the Sons of 1812. He also served as director of the San Antonio Genealogical Society and established the Abe Lincoln Law School. Huson wrote numerous books, including El Copano, the Ancient Port of Bexar and La Bahia(1935), Refugio: A Comprehensive History of Refugio County from Aboriginal Times to 1953 (two volumes, 1953–55), and Captain Phillip Dimmitt's Commandancy of Goliad, 1835–1836 (1974). He also edited Pythagaron: The Religious, Moral and Ethical Teachings of Pythagoras (1947) and A Composite of Known Versions of the Journal of Dr. Joseph H. Barnard (1949).
Source: Shook, Robert W. “Huson, Hobert, Jr.” Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed June 20, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fhu62.
Historical narratives comprise the Hobart Huson Papers, 1836, 1935, 1938, 1943, concerning the history of Refugio County and 19th century Texas. Addresses relate to the battle of San Jacinto and the Texas Revolution. Three volumes of Huson’s Refugio chronicle the history of Refugio County, Texas. Additionally, the collection includes his 1935 book El Copano, the Ancient Port of Bexar and La Bahia.
This collection is open for research use.
Hobart Huson Papers, 1836, 1935, 1938, 1943, 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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