University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John N. McWilliams Texas Rangers and Texana photograph collection, circa 1847-1870



Descriptive Summary

Creator: McWilliams, John N., collector.
Title: McWilliams, John N., Texas Rangers and Texana photograph collection
Dates: 1847-1870
Abstract: Ranging in date from circa 1847-1870, the McWilliams (John N.) Texas Rangers and Texana photograph collection consists of two salt prints showing Texas Ranger Benjamin McCulloch and General John A. Quitman; a daguerreotype of Texas Ranger Robert S. Neighbors; a tintype of Texas Ranger Clarence R. Gray; and eight 1/9th plate images of Texans mounted together in one frame.
Accession No.: AR 2014-002
Extent: 12 photographs
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

John N. McWilliams has collected Texana materials for over thirty years, with a primary focus on items related to the Texas Rangers.


Scope and Contents

Ranging in date from circa 1847-1870, the McWilliams (John N.) Texas Rangers and Texana photograph collection consists of two salt prints showing Texas Ranger Benjamin McCulloch and General John A. Quitman; a daguerreotype of Texas Ranger Robert S. Neighbors; a tintype of Texas Ranger Clarence R. Gray; and eight 1/9th plate images of Texans mounted together in one frame.

Archivist’s note: See the collection holding record for additional information about the photographs and related manuscript items.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Gray, Clarence R.--Photographs.
McCulloch, Ben, 1811-1862--Photographs.
Neighbors, Robert Simpson, 1815-1859--Photographs.
Quitman, John Anthony, 1798-1858--Photographs.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Rangers--Photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John N. McWilliams Texas Rangers and Texana photograph collection, circa 1847-1870, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amy Bowman, March 2014.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3Fo2.1 Benjamin McCulloch half-plate salt print, circa 1856
John A. Quitman half-plate salt print portrait with signature, circa 1857
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3Y3b Sixth-plate daguerreotype of Robert S. Neighbors, circa 1847
Ninth-plate tintype of Clarence R. Gray, circa 18
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2W152a Set of eight 1/9th plate images of Texans, some armed, circa 1854-1870