University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Mrs. Lipscomb Norvell Papers, 1918



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Norvell, Claudia Wilbarger
Title: Norvell, Mrs. Lipscomb, Papers
Dates: 1918
Abstract: A bound volume containing printed material, reports, diary excerpt, and a contract composes the Mrs. Lipscomb Norvell Papers, 1818, chronicling her activities as a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) as well as her research on Texas history.
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born August 24, 1868, Claudia Wilbarger married Lipscomb Norvell in 1896, and they settled in Beaumont, Texas. As member of the Colonel George Moffett Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mrs. Norvell served as chairperson as well as regent from 1914 through 1915. She also harbored a strong interest in Texas history, authoring several articles and books, including King’s Highway and History (1918) and The Search for the Great Kingdom of the Texas (1945).

Sources:

"Colonel George Moffett Chapter, NSDAR, Beaumont, Texas." Daughters of the American Revolution. Accessed July 26, 2011. http://www.texasdar.org/chapters/ColGeorgeMoffett/.

"The Norvell Family of Virginia." Rootsweb. Accessed July 26, 2011. http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jnorvell&id=I25439.


Scope and Contents

A bound volume containing printed material, reports, diary excerpt, and a contract composes the Mrs. Lipscomb Norvell Papers, 1818, chronicling her activities as a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) as well as her research on Texas history. Printed material consists of the publication King’s Highway and History, while reports relate to the DAR. A copy of a diary excerpt of Juan Agustin Morfi describes an expedition to Texas in the late 18th century and a contract concerns the survey of and erection of granite monuments along King’s highway (also known as the Old San Antonio Road).


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Norvell, Claudia Wilbarger -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Daughters of the American Revolution. Colonel George Moffett Chapter (Beaumont, Tex.).
Subjects
History -- Research -- Texas.
Old San Antonio Road (Tex.) -- History.
Places
Texas -- History -- Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mrs. Lipscomb Norvell Papers, 1918, 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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2R129 Printed material, reports, diary excerpt, and a contract 1918