A Guide to the Patrick Ireland Nixon Papers, [ca. 1950-1962]
Born to Robert Thomas Nixon and Frances Amanda Andrews in Guadalupe County, Texas, Patrick Ireland Nixon (1883-1965) received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1905 and his M.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1909. He established a medical practice in San Antonio in 1911, while also working as a staff member of several hospitals, including Nix Memorial, Santa Rosa, and Baptist Memorial. A year later, Nixon married Olive Gray Read, with whom he had four children. In 1926, he was appointed president of the Bexar County Medical Association and of the Texas Surgical Society in 1956. A prolific writer, Nixon authored several articles and books on the history of medicine and medical practices in Texas, such as A Century of Medicine in San Antonio (1936) and The Medical Story of Early Texas, 1528-1853 (1946). In addition, he served as editor of Southwest Texas Medicine from 1934 through 1938 and as president of the San Antonio Historical Association, the Philosophical Society of Texas, and the Texas State Historical Association.
Burns, Chester R. "Nixon, Pat Ireland."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed July 25, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fni08.
Composed of correspondence and unpublished manuscripts, the Patrick Ireland Nixon Papers, [ca. 1950-1962], chronicle Nixon’s historical research on Texas. Correspondence with historian Samuel Asbury concerns various subjects on Texas history, while unpublished manuscripts contain historical sketches of Ann Raney Coleman and Harriet A. Ames and their experiences in the early 19th century Texas frontier.
This collection is open for research use.
Patrick Ireland Nixon Papers, [ca. 1950-1962], 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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