University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Parsons Family Papers, 1853-1858, and undated



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Parsons family
Title: Parsons Family Papers
Dates: 1853-1858, and undated
Abstract: Composed of correspondence, notes and poetry, the Parsons Family Papers, 1853-1858, and undated, chronicle familial affairs in the mid-19th century.
Accession No.: 90-119
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Residents of Warsaw Prairie and Kaufman, Texas, the Parsons family corresponded acquaintances in Louisiana and Texas.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

For preservation concerns, some original materials are restricted. A photocopy is provided for patron use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Parsons, William G.
Parsons family -- Archives.
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life -- Louisiana.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas.
Places
Kaufman (Tex.) -- Social life and customs.
Louisiana -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Texas -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Warsaw (Tex.) -- Social life and customs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Parsons Family Papers, 1853-1858, and undated, 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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2F483 Correspondence and notes, 1853-1858, undated
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2F301 Bound correspondence, note, and poetry, [RESTRICTED] 1856-1857