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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

OCLC Number

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Philander B. Muse Family Papers, 1823-1954



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Muse, Philander B., 1851-1901
Title: Philander B. Muse family papers
Dates: 1823-1954
Abstract: Composed of correspondence, business records, legal documents, literary productions, notebooks, printed material, and photographs, the Philander B. Muse Family Papers, 1823-1954, document the career of Muse as an attorney and judge as well as his family's personal affairs and administration of the Mt. Pleasant High School in McKinney, Texas.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02316
Extent: 2.7 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born to planter James S. and Margaret Muse in Missouri, Judge Philander B. Muse (1851-1901) moved with his family to McKinney, Texas, in the late 1850s. The family established the Muse Academy, or Mt. Pleasant High School, where James taught Greek and Latin and his daughters also taught local children until the school closed in 1871. A graduate of the school, Philander eventually began practicing law and became Judge of the District Court of Collin and Grayson counties.

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Scope and Contents

Composed of correspondence, business records, legal documents, literary productions, notebooks, printed material, and photographs, the Philander B. Muse Family Papers, 1823-1954, document the career of Muse as an attorney and judge as well as his family's personal affairs and administration of the Mt. Pleasant High School in McKinney, Texas. The primary component of the collection, correspondence describes personal familial matters. The legal documents, 1855-1890, consist mainly of deeds and appointments, and the business records, 1827-1903, of bills, receipts, and account books, which chronicle the business activities and transactions of the Muse family. Printed material concerning the legal profession and Mt. Pleasant High School includes essays, broadsides, and newspaper clippings, while the literary productions are creations of Muse family members. Additionally, the collection contains notebooks with handwritten notes on legal cases and photographs of early Austin and Texas.

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Restrictions

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.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Muse, Philander B., 1851-1901
Family Names
Muse (Family)
Corporate Names
Mount Pleasant High School (Mount Pleasant, Tex.)
Subjects
Education
Judges
Lawyers
Places
McKinney
Texas

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Philander B. Muse Family Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1965-161; 1966-095; 1969-016; 1970

Processing Information

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.

Subsequent revisions by Colleen Hobbs, December 2020.

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OCLC Number

719639602

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

Correspondence:
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3G416 [SRH1230016735] 1823-1881
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3G417 [SRH1230016736] 1882-1886
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3G418 [SRH1230016737] 1887-1893
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3G419 [SRH1230016738] 1894-1916
Undated and fragments
Business papers
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3G419 [SRH1230016738] 1827-1883
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3G421 [SRH1230016740] 1884-1903, undated
Account books, circa 1849-1866
Legal documents, 1855-1890, undated
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3G422 [SRH1230016741] Literary productions
Printed material, 1870-1954
Legal notebooks
Miscellany
Photographs
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3S19 [SRH1230027697] Early Austin
Early Texas

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