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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 Harry McLeary Wurzbach Papers, 1853-1984



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wurzbach, Harry McLeary, 1874-1931
Title: Wurzbach (Harry McLeary) Papers
Dates: 1853-1984
Abstract: Correspondence, printed material, financial and legal documents, artifacts and photographs comprise the Harry McLeary Wurzbach Papers, 1853-1984, relating to Wurzbach's family and his professional life as a lawyer and Republican representative to the United States Congress.
Accession No.: 85-196; 85-198; 90-288; 92-303; 93-107
OCLC No.:
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Harry McLeary Wurzbach (1874-1931) was born in San Antonio, Texas, to Charles Louis Wurzbach and Kate Fink. After graduating from the Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1896, he began practicing law in San Antonio. That same year, Wurzbach married Frances Darden Wagner. He served in the Spanish-American War and moved to Seguin, Texas. In 1900, Wurzbach was elected to the post of Guadalupe County prosecuting attorney and, later, county judge. In 1920, Wurzbach became the first Texan to be elected as a Republican representative for the 14th Texas District in the United States Congress where he served until his death in 1931.

Source: “Wurzbach, Harry McLeary.” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed September 13, 2011. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/guidedisplay.pl?index=W000775.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, printed material, financial and legal documents, artifacts and photographs comprise the Harry McLeary Wurzbach Papers, 1853-1984, relating to Wurzbach's family and his professional life as a lawyer and Republican representative to the United States Congress.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use. Flagged documents are awaiting conservation treatment, please do not remove flags.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Wurzbach, Harry McLeary, 1874-1931 -- Archives.
Shoen family.
Wurzbach family.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Congress. House -- History -- 20th century.
United States. Congress. House -- Election districts -- Texas.
Republican Party (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects
Legislators -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Legislators -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Lawyers -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Politicians -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Politics, Practical -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Places
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Texas -- Politics and government -- 20th century.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Harry McLeary Wurzbach Papers, 1853-1984, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection processed by Ruth Tatsch, May 1989, Jessica Gauthier and Evan Usler, March 2012.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/V99 Correspondence (1-20), 1908-1931
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2.325/V100 Correspondence (21-40), 1908-1931
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2.325/V101 Correspondence (41-60), 1908-1931
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2.325/V102 Correspondence (61-75), 1908-1931
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2.325/V103 Correspondence, insurance documents (76-93), 1908-1931
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2.325/V104 Correspondence (94-106), 1908-1931
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2.325/V105 Correspondence, printed material (107-125), 1872-1984
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2.325/V106 Correspondence, taxes, income, 1922-1930
Photographs, 1880s-1920s
Wedding, funeral materials, undated
Presidential correspondence, 1921-1925
Professional reports and vote counts (1-7), ca. 1920s-1930s
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2.325/V107 Professional - General (1-11), ca. 1920s-1930s
Speeches and manuscripts, ca. 1920s
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2.325/V108 Personal - Financial (1-11), ca. 1900s-1940s
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4Jc67 Personal - Financial (12-32), 1905-1951
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4Jc68 Printed materials, 1906-1958
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4Jc69 Printed materials, document fragments, newspaper clippings, 1906-1958
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4Jc70 Financial papers, legal documents, 1853-1975
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3T406d Photographs
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2.325/V113a Oversized photographs and printed materials
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2.325/OD6 Newspapers, map, oversize materials

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