A Guide to the Velma Pool Capps Collection, 1781-1964, undated
Born in Rusk County, Texas, Velma Pool Capps (1902-1977) was the daughter of Andrew Horatio Pool and Sultia Robertson. In addition to having an interest in the American Revolution, the history of the South, and Eli Whitney’s invention of the cotton gin, Capps was a member of the Austin Genealogical Society.
Austin Genealogical Society Quarterly. 11 (April 1961).
"Gear-Ramsey Ancestors." Rootsweb. Accessed May 10, 2011. http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gear-ramsey&id=I03912.
Comprising photocopies and Photostats of legal records, correspondence, magazine and newspaper clippings, and a journal, the Velma Pool Capps Collection, 1781-1964, undated, documents Capps’ research on Eli Whitney’s invention of the cotton gin, Nathanael Greene’s involvement in the American Revolution, and the history of the South. Legal papers concern patents and lawsuits involving Eli Whitney and his invention, while correspondence relates to memorials for Whitney and Greene’s involvement in the American Revolution. Additionally, magazine and newspaper clippings describe the history of the cotton gin, and a journal pertains to impeachment charges against Judge John Fauchereaud of the South Carolina House of Representatives.
This collection is open for research use.
Velma Pool Capps Collection, 1781-1964, undated, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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.
Detailed Description of the Papers