A Guide to the Dow Perry Papers, 1858-1910
Methodist minister Dow Perry (1805-1882) was born in Oglethorpe Georgia. He married Taibtha Tilman Turner Hunt and moved to Alabama. There they had 12 children, one whom, Wilbur Fisk Perry, immigrated to Erath County, Texas.
Composed of correspondence, the Dow Perry Papers, 1858-1910, chronicle familial affairs of the Perry family. The bulk of the correspondence is between Dow Perry and his son Wilbur Fisk Perry and regards family news, agricultural conditions, crops, and religious sentiments in both Alabama and Texas.
This collection is open for research use.
Dow Perry Papers, 1858-1910, 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