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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 Guerdon Gates Journal, 1841-1842



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gates, Guerdon, 1795-1861
Title: Gates, Guerdon, journal
Dates: 1841-1842
Abstract: The Guerdon Gates Journal consists of a typed transcript, completed in 1966, entitled "Father's trip up the Red River in Texas." The original journal dates from 1841-1842.
Accession No.: 2016-175
OCLC No.: 953835063
Extent: .5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Guerdon Gates was born in 1795 in Washington, Pennsylvania and studied at the Washington Academy. He was an ordained Baptist minister, though he later transferred to the Disciples of Christ. He was married to Rebecca Sullivan. In 1841 Gates emigrated from Louisville, Kentucky to Texas under the sponsorship of the Texas Agricultural, Commercial and Manufacturing Company, of which he was president.

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Scope and Contents

The Guerdon Gates Journal consists of a typed transcript, completed in 1966, entitled "Father's trip up the Red River in Texas." The original journal dates from 1841-1842.

See also the article based on this journal: Catfish, Cornmeal and the Broad Canopy of Heaven: The Journal of the Rev. Guerdon, edited by Blaine A. Guthrie and Mitchell R. Guthrie.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Gates, Guerdon, 1795-1861 -- Archives
Genre/Form
Diaries
Places
Red River (Tex.-La.) -- Description and travel
Texas -- Description and travel
Louisiana -- Description and travel

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Guerdon Gates Journal, 1841-1842, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Esther Kirchner, July 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/AA21 Typed transcript of journal, 1841-1842

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