A Guide to the Lou Conway Roberts Reminiscences, 1928
Author Luvenia (Lou) Conway (1849-1940), born in Crockett, Texas, published a sixty-four-page memoir in 1928 entitled A Woman's Reminiscences of Six Years in Camp with the Texas Rangers, which chronicles her daily life and experiences living with the Texas Rangers. Mrs. Conway married Daniel Webster Roberts in 1875, and soon joined him and the Texas Rangers, where for the next six years she learned several survival skills and met other pioneering women. In 1882, due to her husband’s poor health, they left the Texas Rangers and settled in New Mexico where they resided for the next thirty years before returning to Texas.
Source: Cottrell, Debbie Mauldin. “Roberts, Luvenia Conway.” Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed August 15, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/froap.
An original manuscript of the memoir, “A Woman's Reminiscences of Six Years in Camp with the Texas Rangers,” composes the Lou Conway Roberts Reminiscences, 1928, documenting daily life in a Texas Ranger camp from 1875 to 1882. The manuscript covers a range of topics, including living accommodations, travel, Indian raids, and the Mason County War, and chronicles their travels to locations, such as Austin, Junction, Mason, Menard, and San Antonio.
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Lou Conway Roberts Reminiscences, 1928, 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.
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