George Henry Noonan diary, 1855
George Henry Noonan (1828-1907) was a Texas lawyer, justice, and Republican legislator. Born in Newark, New Jersey, he practiced law in Newark until 1852, when he moved to Castroville, Texas. Noonan was elected judge of the Eighteenth Judicial District in 1862, where he served until he resigned to become a member of Congress. Noonan served in public office despite being a Union sympathizer and a Republican. His service covered the period of Confederate government, military rule, Reconstruction, and restored state control. He was elected on the Republican ticket to the Fifty-fourth Congress, 1895–1897. After losing reelection in 1896, he resumed his law practice in San Antonio.
The George Henry Noonan diary concerns Noonan's activities as a lawyer in Castroville, Texas, in Medina County. His diary records his recollections of frontier life and Native Americans, as well as his personal observations. The collection includes a photocopy, as well as a transcript with some editor's notes.
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George Henry Noonan Diary, 1855, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Colleen Hobbs, May 2019.
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