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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

William H. Morrow Collection, 1764-1997



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Morrow, William H., 1909-2002
Title: William H. Morrow collection
Dates: 1764-1997
Abstract: Comprising correspondence, legal and financial documents, printed material, publications, photographs, maps, posters, and newspaper clippings, the William H. Morrow Collection, 1764-1997, documents the collecting activities of Morrow as well as the social and business experiences of early pioneers and historical figures of Texas and the American South, including Sam Houston, Gail Borden, J. W. E. "Jim" Airey, Armond Soubie, and A. M. Morisund. The collection primarily illuminates the business activities of individuals and governments within Texas from the time of statehood in Mexico through the early 20th century. Additionally, Morrow's correspondence, notes, and other documents concern his efforts in acquiring the material within the collection, his friendships with rare books dealers and historians, and his career at the Humble Oil and Refining Company.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02768
Extent: 2.83 linear feet
Language: English , Spanish; Castilian , French .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born to Dr. William H. and Lula Durham Morrow in Snyder, Texas, William H. Morrow, Jr. (1909-2002) married Dora Toepperwein in 1933, and the couple had one daughter, Dana, who married Denwood Butler. Following graduation from the University of Texas at Austin's Law School, Morrow worked as an attorney at the Humble Oil and Refining Company, opening its exploration office in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in 1940. In 1961, he joined the Exxon Corporation in Houston, Texas, retiring first to Austin in 1975 and then to Fort Worth in 1998. An avid Texana collector, Morrow was a member of the Texas State Historical Association and the Book Club of Texas in addition to the Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity and the Chancellor's Council of the University of Texas, among other clubs and organizations.

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Scope and Contents

Comprising correspondence, legal and financial documents, printed material, publications, photographs, maps, posters, and newspaper clippings, the William H. Morrow Collection, 1764-1997, documents the collecting activities of Morrow as well as the social and business experiences of early pioneers and historical figures of Texas and the American South, including Sam Houston, Gail Borden, J. W. E. "Jim" Airey, Armond Soubie, and A. M. Morisund. The collection primarily illuminates the business activities of individuals and governments within Texas from the time of statehood in Mexico through the early 20th century. Additionally, Morrow's correspondence, notes, and other documents concern his efforts in acquiring the material within the collection, his friendships with rare books dealers and historians, and his career at the Humble Oil and Refining Company.

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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
Airey, J. W. E.
Morrow, William H., 1909-2002
Soubie, Armand, fl. 1852-1900
Corporate Names
Texas. Army
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life
Places
Coahuila y Texas
Mexico
Republic of Texas
Southern States
Texas
Document Types
Deeds

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Separated Material

Some materials have been separated to the Briscoe Center Library, Artifacts Collection, Map Collection, Newspaper Collection, and assorted manuscript collections.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William H. Morrow Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1998-176; 2001-041; 2008-335

Processing Information

This collection was revised by Laurel Rozema, April 2011, and Amanda Reyes, February 2015.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2K337 [SRH1230009353] Texas papers
Sam Houston papers [undated typescripts by Morrow], 1793-1863
Edward McCarthy [undated Photostat], 1899
Jim Bowie legal document [undated Photostat], 1831
Ochiltree family, undated typescripts of 1858 documents, 1938-1940
Chauncey Goodrich [undated Photostats and typescripts], 1895, 1900
"Stray Shot and Shell" [typescript], undated
Michel Branamour Menard [undated typescripts]
Anson Jones papers [undated typescripts], 1859
Matagorda County, Texas, legal records [undated typescripts], 1839-1840, 1852, 1866
Alabama papers
William Munn receipts, 1822-1824
Booklet, "Last Hours of Charles S. Boyington", 1835
Mississippi papers
Military order, 1862
"True Life Story of Will Purvis" booklet, 1935
Printed minutes, 1858
Legal and financial records, 1785-1841, undated
Mino-Duncan-Lintot-Bingaman family [original], 1800
Mino-Duncan-Lintot-Bingaman family [typescripts and Photostats], 1857-1947, undated
Kate Foster's friendship album, 1860-1865, 1871
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2K339 [SRH1230009374] Armand Soubie papers, 1849-1857
Oath by Henry Clay, 1827
J.W.E. "Jim" Airey papers
Chief Baldwin Parker, 1936-1940
Joe W. Hutt, 1921-1938, undated
Rebecca James, 1936-1941
Arizona Bill, 1937-1940
Al Jennings, 1916, 1927, 1937-1940
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2K338 [SRH1230009156] Broncho John, 1937, 1951
Nate Salsbury, 1938, undated
George Washington Coe, 1939
Letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1935
Diamond Dick Tanner, 1937-1940
Booklets, "Pawnee Bill," and "Texas Odd Fellow Centennial Jubilee", 1938-1939
Andrew Jackson Houston, 1937, 1940
Tom Tobin, 1904, 1935-1936, undated
William S. Hart, 1937-1941
P.P. Ackley, Longhorn Chisholm Trail Association, 1937
Fort Sumner and Billy the Kid, 1936-1941
Photographic prints from Rose collection of old time photographs
Photographic material
box
2K328 [SRH1230009195] Correspondence
W.H. Ford to D.P. Rock (on ornate letterhead showing scenes of Wootan Wells, Tyler County, Texas), April 22, 1981
J.A. Carroll legal correspondence, Denton County Texas, [circa 1860]-1876
James W. Fannin letter to Mrs. Thompson, September 15, 1835
Certificate
Confederate tax registration form, Dr. V.E. Jones, August 8, 1864
Financial papers of Peter Ellis Bean
Promissory notes/receipts, December 1840
Republic of Texas, Municipality of Nacogdoches, land grant document, 1836
Early land grant documents, Estado de Coahuila y Texas, [1820s-1830s]
Document of indenture for William Henry, Mississippi, May 10, 1814
Land deeds of Thomas J. Green and James L. Truehart, Republic of Texas, 1844-1845
John Coffee Hays documents
Probate court, Republic of Texas, Bexar County, 1845
Correspondence regarding slave, Jackson, 1844
Moses B. Maclay, Texas Commissioner in New York, documents regarding indenture of Gail Borden, [circa 1860]
Subscription receipts for Galveston Weekly News and other receipts, [circa 1850s]
Printed bill: A bill suspending all laws for the collection of debts and liabilities on bonds, promissory notes, bills of exchange, and contracts for the payment of money, State of Texas, 1864
Sterling C. Robertson, signed letter of approval for colonization, 1834
Deposition of Francis W. Johnson, Galveston County, Texas, 1864
Certificate of baptism for Albert Reynolds, 1832
Land deed of Martin Parmer, Republic of Texas, County of St. Augustine, 1838
Letter from R.M. Williamson ("Three Legged Willie") regarding a horse race, 1831
Various early Texas legal documents
Bill of Complaint, Bexar County, filed and signed by Henry Castro, retraining John James from his colonizing and surveying activities, 1847
Land deeds, in Spanish, Nacogdoches, 1834-1835
Land deed, from Henry Teal to Thomas Breed, San Augustine, 1834
Promissory note signed by Thomas Rusk, Nacogdoches, 1839
Land deed, signed by James Gaines, San Augustine, 1836
Land deed, signed by James Gaines, Bastrop County, 1848
Three sepia studio photographic prints of unidentified scouts or traders, undated
Printed program from the United Irish Society St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Houston, 1907
Flier from Corpus Christi Railway and Light Company, regarding the installation of electric lights in households, typed in Spanish, 1916
Newspaper clipping regarding benefits of phonograph machine, unidentified newspaper, undated
Miscellaneous manuscript research notes on people and businesses of Matagorda, Texas
Report of the Veteran Board of the State of Texas, 1881
Legal correspondence, Hadley and Terry attorneys, Houston, 1848
Certificate of indenture from Fayette County, Republic of Texas, [circa 1840]
Letter concerning remuneration for the castration and death of a horse, written by Jacob Betts, 1833
Letter concerning the opening of new road on the banks of the Brazos River, signed by the Board of Commission on Roads, 1838
Promissory note of Charles Taylor for $37.50, Nacogdoches, 1834
Land deed, Republic of Texas, County of Angelina, 1860
Letter concerning the extension of an existing road in Fort Bend County, signed by the Commissioners Court of Ford Bend County, 1838
Certificate of enlistment in the army of the Republic of Texas for George Keesucker, 1837
Promissory note for $1,424.98, New Orleans, 1843
Autographed note of Charles III of Spain, 1764
Signed certificate from the Consulate of the Republic of Texas in New Orleans, signed by Edward Hall, and related documentation of land and financial matters, 1844
Certificate regarding the execution of deceased man, Republic of Texas, County of Travis, 1840
Letter regarding the resignation of Gail Borden, Jr. as executor of the Peter Grayson estate, 1852
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2.325/D10v Rolled poster for the Kennedy Center's Imagination Celebration Fort Worth, [circa 2000]
box
2F492 [SRH1230007513] Judge A.M. Morisund and Fredericksburg, Texas, legal documents, 1852-1925, 1911-1925
Republic of Texas, County of San Augustine, paid by Almanzon Huston, 1840
Documents signed by Texas governors, 1837-1889
Tax and financial documents, circa 1800-circa 1899
Research materials, 1865-1953
Nicholas Lynch deed, 1853
Harris County, 1845-1865
Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, including Texas counterfeit money
Fort Bend County Papers
Gillespie County Papers
Miscellaneous Galveston imprints
Confederate documents
Dunbar lineage, 1800-1957
Assorted, 1802-1876
Montgomery County, Texas, History by Mary Davis
Correspondence between Ed and Joan Hertzberg and William and Dora Morrow, 1985-1990
Essays on the battles of Sabine Pass, San Jacinto, and New Orleans by R.D. Bowen, undated
Reports, letters, maps, etc., re: Texas Gulf Coast, Corpus Christi Houston ship channel, 1940-1949
Sarah Ridge Pascal/Paschal, 1944
Stephen F. Austin Collection inventory, [circa 1980s]
Miscellaneous book notes by William Morrow, undated
Receipt and account books, [circa, 19th century}
Prospectus for Buck Schiwetz' Texas with introduction by Walter P. Webb and sample drawing prints, 1960
Advertisement for the Bookman of Houston, Texas, with copy of map said to be in Santa Anna's position at time of capture at the Battle San Jacinto, undated
El Paso, Texas, postcard, [1921?]
"Estado que manifesta el número de…", 1844
Newspaper clippings on George Wilkins Kendall, Houston's Odd Fellow Celebration, and Tom Lea, 1937, 1938, 2001
Printed material, ephemera, and publications, 1856-1966, undated
Photocopies of letters and original envelopes to Morrow from Thomas W. Streeter, 1956, 1960-1961
Art prints, 1807, undated
Scrapbook pages with newspaper clippings and portraits of influential people in Texas history, [circa 1930s-1966]
Postcard for Jack Dempsey's Restaurant, signed by Dempsey, undated
Portrait prints of Napoleon Bonaparte, A.S. Johnston, James Wilson, Ongpatonga (Big Elk), and Mirabeau B. Lamar, [circa 1800s]
Texas Sketchbook by E.M. Schiwetz, 1955
Photograph of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, [circa 1930s]
Prints of Capitol Building in Houston, Texas, and the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, [circa 1920s], 1943
Letter to Edgar Towns of Humble Lil and Refinery Co. in Houston, Texas, from Worth S. Ray, Austin, Texas, July 10, 1940
Articles, "1000 Years Ago in Houston," by W. Marshall Black, and "The San Jacinto Memorial," by Rosa Todd Hamner, 1938, 1964
Ink drawing of a man by [Duink?], undated
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, poems, and drawings, pasted on top of a volume of The Signal (Washington, D.C.), 1852, undated
Black and white print of Holbein's portrait of Erasmus von Rotterdam, undated
Photograph album
European trip, [circa 1920s-1930s]
European trip, 1930
Parties and portraits, [circa 1920s-1930s]
Dogs, [circa 1910s-1920s]
Asian trip, [circa 1910s-1920s]
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2AA49 [SRH1230020426] Legal and financial documents, [circa 1800]-1869
Mississippi slave bills of sale and transfers, 1802, 1807, 1836, 1842, 1856
Mississippi Governor J.W. Matthews documents, 1848
Galveston County, Texas, General Land Office, 1841
Letter from Condy Raguet in Rio de Janeiro to U.S. Secretary Samuel L. Southard, 1826
Mississippi bond, [circa 1800]
Mississippi mortgage, 1840
Lebeus K. Mervin and Charles Hopkins legal documents, 1812, 1814
Texas land grant signed by Governor E.M. Pease, 1852
Estate debt for the late William Moss, 1803
Mississippi bill of sale between Adolph Esdra and John B.F. [Manent?], 1839
Texas land grants signed by Governor P.H. Bell, 1846, 1852
Two U.S. land grants signed by James Monroe, 1818
"A Statement of the Results of Lodge Insurance," Houston, November 18, 1869
Texas Centennial Central Exposition program, August 27, 1936
Republic of Texas Consolidated Fund Bond for Samuel L. Peters in Houston [very fragile], 1837
Tom Lea: A Portfolio of Six Paintings with an Introduction by J. Frank Dobie, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1953
Color reproductions from Humble Oil, including E.M. Schiwetz, undated
Prints of University of Texas and poster for Littlefield Society, 1997, undated
John Audubon prints, undated
Frederic Remington reproduction prints, [circa 1950s-1960s]
Book Club of Texas prints, 1985-1995
Maps, "Washington County M.T." and "Mata de la Ciudad de Oaxaca de Juarez", 1967, undated
Jaffé Facsimile, portrait of Duke of Reichstadt by Moritz Michael Daffinger, undated
Print of "The Cad to the Man Wot Drives the Sovereign" by T. McLean, April 1829
Photostats of publications, maps, and legal documents, 1794-1965
"Texas Children, Texas Memories, 1997 Calendar, The University of Texas at Austin", 1997
Newspaper clippings [very fragile]
"Sun-Kee, the Arrow Maker, Has Gone to Happy Hunting Grounds and Tribe Mourns," and "Chief's Death Leaves White Man Head of Alabama Tribe," Houston Chronicle, September 15, 1935
Nacogdoches News, March 23, 1882, June 15, 1882
Galveston Tribune, including article about Shanghai Pierce's death, December 26, 1900
The Texas and Oklahoma Official Railway and Hotel Guide Map, undated
Evening Tribune (Galveston, Tex.), April 18, 1891
box
2K328 [SRH1230009195] Papers relating to Philip Nolan
Correspondence, transcriptions, research, Nolan family history, bibliography and journal articles
box
3X9a [SRH1230027876] Manuscripts and printed material, 1834-1946
Annie Oakley photograph information, undated
Photographs and lithographs, 1763-[circa 1940s]
folder
2.325/OD12 Map of prehistoric irrigation canals in Arizona (oversize), 1922
box
4D235 [SRH1230021037] [2003-047]
Affleck's Southern Rural Almanac and Plantation and Garden Calendar, 1861, 1860
The Burr Conspiracy, Miss Militia expenses, 1806-1807
The Burr Conspiracy, 1806-1840
Letter of Andrew Jackson, April 23, 1817
Letter from President David G. Burnett accepting resignation of Jason Collinsworth, Secretary of State, 1836
William B. Travis, Edmund Andrews, 1830-1841
William Barret Travis receipt, February 14, 1834
John W. Stevens, Texas Confederate Diary, October 2-3, 1861
James Dunlop, John Bowyers, Reuben Kemper, Robert Cochran, 1802-1813
Erastus ("Deaf") Smith, 1816
Natchez Documents, 1803-1809
Jas. Wilkinson, 1799
Letter from Baron de Carondelet, City of Mexico to Mr. Walsh, April 27, 1798
Clements R. Johns, Circular to Clerks and Sheriffs of District Courts, May 18, 1859
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2.325/N36c [SRH1230001959] [2003-047]
Broadsides, Prints, etc.
Some Account of Some of the Bloody Deeds of General Jackson, broadside, circa 1828
R.L. Fulton to the people, The Issue, Galveston, circa 1883
Bankrupt Estate of R.C. Donaldson sale, broadside, Austin, August 6, 1869
James Maxwell Reward poster, Nashville, September 5, 1816
Le General Charles Lallemand engraving, undated
Land Grant, Mississippi Territory, August 1, 1805
Washington Republican, Vol. I, No. 23, September 15, 1813
Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Mobile Hotel, November 1823

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