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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Chester W. Geue Papers



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Geue, Chester W.
Title: Chester W. Geue Papers
Dates: 1781-1973
Abstract: Bulk of material relates to Geue’s work on Sketches of Life in the United States of North America and Texas and von Wrede’s Lebensbilder aus den vereiningten Staaten von Nordamerika und Texas.
Accession No.: 73-163
Extent: 1.5 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in New Braunfels, Texas, Chester Geue (1899-1975) learned to speak German at an early age. He earned degrees in electrical and mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin before embarking on an engineering career in steam electric power. Geue’s lifelong interest in the history of German settlement in Texas, and particularly the New Braunfels area, flourished as he partnered with his wife Ethel Hander Geue on numerous research and writing projects. (adapted from Sketches of Life in the United States of North America and Texas)

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Scope and Contents

Research notes, correspondence, source materials, photographs, typescripts, manuscripts, and galley proofs comprise the Chester Geue Papers. The bulk of the material relates to Geue’s work on Sketches of Life in the United States of North America and Texas and von Wrede’s Lebensbilder aus den vereiningten Staaten von Nordamerika und Texas, though a smaller component contains personal material.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Related Material

See also the Ethel Hander Geue Papers.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Chester W. Geue Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

Box
3M403 Personal items, undated
Translation of von Wrede’s Lebensbilder aus den vereiningten Staaten von Nordamerika und Texas:
Correspondence, 1967-1972
Box
3M403-404 Research, 1967-1972
Translations of immigration contracts
Photos of emigrants
Articles
Copy of letter from Carl Solms-Braunfels
Von Wrede reports concerning Nassau Plantation
Translations from Solms-Braunfels Archive
Soergel: “Letters from an Emigrant to Texas”
Map and photos of Manchaca Springs area
Von Wrede’s murder
Notes, copies from St. Charles Theater, New Orleans
Lafitte and Hugh Glass
George Rapp
Von Wrede probate records and land grant
Big Thicket
Old Stone Fort, Nacogdoches
Battle of San Jacinto
Von Wrede baptismal records
Von Wrede photographs
Galveston Island
Perote Prison
Edward Harcourt
Box
3M404 Sketches of Life in the United States of North America and Texas:
Manuscript
Box
3M405 Manuscript
Typescript
Box
3M406 Typescript
Final production: publication agreement, make-up, galley proof (incomplete), pages (incomplete)

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