A Guide to the Parsons Family Papers, 1853-1858, and undated
Residents of Warsaw Prairie and Kaufman, Texas, the Parsons family corresponded acquaintances in Louisiana and Texas.
Composed of correspondence, notes and poetry, the Parsons Family Papers, 1853-1858, and undated, chronicle familial affairs in the mid-19th century. Consisting of incoming correspondence from family and friends in Texas and Louisiana, letters to William Parsons discuss a number of social topics, as well as health issues and religion. Additionally, notes and poetry relate the family’s creative endeavors, discussing tyranny and friendship.
This collection is open for research use.
For preservation concerns, some original materials are restricted. A photocopy is provided for patron use.
Parsons Family Papers, 1853-1858, and undated, 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