A Guide to the H. H. Parker Papers, 1837-1879
A resident of Brandon, Mississippi, H. H. Parker was a physician and planter. During the Civil War, he tended to wounded soldiers from his community. Parker was later appointed state secretary of the Texas State Grange.
A bound volume of correspondence, legal documents, financial records, and literary productions compose the H. H. Parker Papers, 1837-1879, chronicling Parker’s career as a physician and planter in Mississippi, and later as secretary of the Texas State Grange. Correspondence concerns his plantation and business affairs as well as his activities as a physician during the Civil War. Legal documents consist of indentures and financial records include receipts, account papers, and Confederate bonds. Additionally, the collection contains Parker’s poetry.
This collection is open for research use.
H. H. Parker Papers, 1837-1879, 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.
Detailed Description of the Papers