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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Richard Rogers Peebles Papers, 1841-1845, 1883



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Peebles, Richard Rogers, 1810-1893
Title: Peebles, Richard Rogers, Papers
Dates: 1841-1845, 1883
Abstract: The Richard Rogers Peebles Papers, 1841-1845, 1883, are comprised of an account book documenting Peebles’ medical treatments, and a scrapbook containing a collection of newspaper clippings of poems, speeches, and advice columns concerning business affairs and domesticity.
Accession No.: 1930
OCLC No.:
Extent: 15 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Ross County, Ohio, physician Richard Rogers Peebles (1810-1893) settled in Texas in 1835 where he established a medical practice and later founded Hempstead, Texas with James W. McDade. He married Mary Ann Calvit in 1843, and the couple lived on her plantation with their nine children. His many entrepreneurial pursuits, including a partnership in the brokerage and cotton-factoring firm J. Shackelford and Company, and participation with the development of the Washington County Railroad and Houston and Central Texas Railway, led him to become one of the wealthiest men in Texas.

Due to his opposition to secession, Peebles was arrested for treason by General John Bankhead Magruder in 1863 for trying to handout pamphlets that advocated the end of the Civil War. In 1864, he was deported to Mexico and later traveled to other parts of the United States before returning to Texas after the war to take a position as a customs collector in Galveston. However, his deteriorating health forced him to resign and return to his plantation, where he was too ill to continue his medical practice.

Source: Christian, Carole E. "Peebles, Richard Rodgers," Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed July 29, 2011. http://http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fpe10.

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Scope and Contents

The Richard Rogers Peebles Papers, 1841-1845, 1883, are comprised of an account book documenting Peebles’ medical treatments, and a scrapbook containing a collection of newspaper clippings of poems, speeches, and advice columns concerning business affairs and domesticity.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Peebles, Richard Rogers, 1810-1893 -- Archives.
Subjects
Medicine -- Texas -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Poetry -- 19th century.
Speeches, address, etc., American -- 19th century.
Scrapbooks -- United States -- History -- 19th century.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Richard Rogers Peebles Papers, 1841-1845, 1883, 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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2R134 Account book, 1841-1845
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3L373 Scrapbook, 1883

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