University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Henry S. Bunting Papers, 1861-1948

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bunting, Henry Stanhope, 1861-1948
Title: Henry S. Bunting papers
Dates: 1861-1948
Abstract: The Henry S. Bunting Papers, 1861-1948, contains the biography and histories written by Henry S. Bunting about his father, Robert F. Bunting, and the Presbyterian Church in Texas.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01475
Extent: 4.37 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Henry Stanhope Bunting, 1865-1948, was an author and historian. He wrote several books on the subject of advertising and merchandising, as well as several histories about the Presbyterian Church in Texas and a biography about his father, Robert F. Bunting, a Presbyterian minister who served as the chaplain and regimental historian for Terry's Texas Rangers, the Eighth Texas Cavalry. After the war, Bunting established churches in several cities, most notably, the First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio.

Scope and Contents

The Henry S. Bunting Papers, 1865-1948, concern to the career of his father, Robert Franklin Bunting (1828-1891) and the history of the Presbyterian Church in Texas. Included in this collection are typescript copies of several histories and a biography written by Henry S. Bunting, extensive notes authored by Robert F. Bunting during the Civil War, muster rolls of Terry's Texas Rangers, and typescripts of 1891 newspaper clippings relating to the death of Robert F. Bunting.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

Index Terms

Personal Names
Bunting, Henry Stanhope, 1861-1948
Bunting, R. F. (Robert Franklin), 1828-1891
Corporate Names
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Cavalry Regiment, 8th
First Presbyterian Church (San Antonio, Tex.)
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
Lake Forest
San Antonio
United States

Related Materials

The Robert F. Bunting Papers, 1861-1865

The Robert F. Bunting Papers

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Henry S. Bunting Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1943; 1991-189

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Sara Clark, November 1984.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

Notes added by Laura Grove, August 2020.

OCLC Number


Detailed Description of the Collection


2Q455 [SRH1230011672] "History of the First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio", typescript, 3 copies (one annotated)
"Early History of the First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio, biography of its founder, the Reverend Frankling Bunting, D. D.", typescript
2Q456 [SRH1230011673] "Bunting, Robert Franklin: A synoptically sketch and sources of the biography of Robert Frankling Bunting, pioneer Texas clergyman and Confederate chaplain", typescript
3H33 [SRH1230016600] Civil War notes; Miscellaneous
3H34 [SRH1230016601] Civil War notes
3H35 [SRH1230016602] Civil War notes
3H36 [SRH1230016603] Civil War notes
3H37 [SRH1230016604] Civil War notes
3H38 [SRH1230016684] Civil War notes
3H39 [SRH1230016685] Civil War notes
3H40 [SRH1230016686] Civil War notes
Letters and literary productions
Robert Franklin Bunting letters, I and II