University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Chilton (Horace) Papers, 1888-1923



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Chilton, Horace, 1853-1932
Title: Chilton (Horace) Papers
Dates: 1888-1923
Abstract: Manuscript notebooks comprise the Horace Chilton Papers, 1888-1923, containing autobiographical and genealogical information, opinions on political issues, character sketches of U. S. Senators, legal notes and citations, quotations from literature and speeches, brief miscellaneous historical facts, anecdotes, and health tips.
Accession No.: 1950; 71-93; 88-343
OCLC No.: 20157778
Extent: 1 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Horace Chilton (1853-1932) was born near Tyler, Texas. After studying law and being admitted to the Texas bar in 1872, Chilton worked as a lawyer, served as an assistant attorney general of Texas (1881-1883), a delegate to Democratic National Conventions of 1888 and 1896, and a U. S. Senator from 1891 to 1892 and 1895 to 1901.

Source: “Chilton, Horace.” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed March 5, 2012.http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000357.


Scope and Contents

Manuscript notebooks comprise the Horace Chilton Papers, 1888-1923, containing autobiographical and genealogical information, opinions on political issues, character sketches of U. S. Senators, legal notes and citations, quotations from literature and speeches, brief miscellaneous historical facts, anecdotes, and health tips. The collection also includes Chilton's correspondence (1896-1899).


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Chilton, Horace, 1853-1932 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Congress. Senate -- History -- 19th century.
Democratic Party (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.
Subjects
Legislators -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Legislators -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Politics, Practical -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Politics and politicians -- Texas -- 19th century.
Places
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Texas -- Politics and government -- 19th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Horace Chilton Papers, 1888-1923, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Processed by John Orange, June 1971 and Lynn Bell, January 1985.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2L11 Letters, 1891, 1893, 1894, 1896-1899, undated
Chilton notebook:
Diaries in seven volumes:
Manuscript:
1888-1894
1909-1918
1897
box
2Q478 Typescript:
1888-1894
1909-1918, part 1
box
2Q479 1909-1918, parts 2 and 3
1897
box
Microfilm Collection 828.34-828.37:
Chilton diaries: 2 reels positive, 2 reels negative