University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Lewis Randolph Bryan, Sr. Papers, 1803-1939, 1953, 1959, 1976-1985



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bryan, Lewis Randolph, Sr.
Title: Lewis Randolph Bryan, Sr., papers
Dates: 1803-1939, 1953, 1959, 1976-1985
Abstract: The Lewis Randolph Bryan Sr. Papers collection, 1803-1939, 1953, 1959, 1976-1985, is comprised of correspondence, genealogical and printed materials, speeches, photographs, and daguerreotypes related to Lewis Randolph Bryan, Sr., his family, his life and his death, as well as to the Lewis, Austin, and Bryan families of Texas and Missouri. Included are speeches delivered by Bryan concerning the San Jacinto battlefield, an address delivered at a banquet in honor of Joseph C. Hutcheson, and memorials and resolutions honoring Bryan as well as correspondence and research notes made by his grandson, Paul G. Bell.
Identification: camh-arc-004223
Extent: .6 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Bryan, son of Moses Austin and Cora Lewis Bryan, graduated Baylor University, 1877, was admitted to the bar, 1880, practiced law in Brenham, Velasco, and La Grange, was editor of the La Grange Journal, married Martha J. Shepard, 1891 and settled in Houston. Bryan was instrumental in starting the Sons of the Republic of Texas, served as president of the Texas Bar Association in 1902 and the Harris County Bar Association in 1911, helped found the Harris County Law Library Association and the South Texas School of Law of Houston, and had an avid interest in Texas history and his own family history.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, genealogical and printed materials, speeches, photographs, and daguerreotypes relate to Lewis Randolph Bryan, Sr., his family, his life and his death, as well as to the Lewis, Austin, and Bryan families of Texas and Missouri. Included are speeches delivered by Bryan concerning the San Jacinto battlefield, an address delivered at a banquet in honor of Joseph C. Hutcheson, and memorials and resolutions honoring Bryan as well as correspondence and research notes made by his grandson, Paul G. Bell.


Arrangement

Organized into five series:
I. Correspondence
II. Speeches
III.Genealogical material
IV. Printed material
V. Photographic material

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.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Bell, Paul G.
Bryan, Beauregard, 1862-1918
Bryan, Lewis Randolph, Jr., 1892-1959
Bryan, Moses Austin, 1817-1895
Lewis, Ira Randolph, 1800-1867
Subjects
Battle of San Jacinto (Texas : 1836)
Patriotic societies
Revolution (Texas : 1835-1836)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lewis Randolph Bryan, Sr., Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1993-096; 2001-079

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff. Subsequent revisions made by Laura Grove, April 2020.


OCLC Number

35175089


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

Correspondence
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3B48 [SRH1230014980] Lewis Randolph Bryan, 1903-1938
Lewis Randolph Bryan Family, 1877-1937, undated
Beauregard Bryan from Guy Morrison Bryan, 1893-1895; and from E. L. Perry, 1893, 1916, 1893-1985, 1893, 1916
Paul G. Bell, Jr., 1976-1984
Speeches
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3B48 [SRH1230014980] 1910, 1926
Genealogical material
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3B48 [SRH1230014980] Austin, Bryan, and Lewis families (photocopies), 1803-1908, 1985
Printed materials
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3B49 [SRH1230014981] Resolution, 1938-1939
Newspaper clippings, 1881, 1899, 1923-1939, 1953, 1959, undated
Miscellaneous, 1891-1909, 1922, 1938, undated
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2.325/D13b [SRH1230000652] The LaGrange Journal, June 30, 1881
Dallas Morning News, October 29, 1899, undated
Photographic materials
Lewis R. Bryan family photographs
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3S98 [SRH1230029460] Lewis Randolph Bryan, undated
Lewis Randolph Bryan, Jr., undated
Moses Austin Bryan, undated
Martha S. Bryan, undated
Cora Bryan, undated
Mary Bryan, undated
Paul Gervaise Bell, Jr., undated
Sam Dolly, undated
Geraldine Hall, undated
Moses Austin, undated
Bryan Family cased photographs
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3T4 [SRH1230027232] Moses Austin Bryan and family, 1/6 plate ambrotype, undated
Mrs. M. A. Bryan and Lewis R. Bryan, 1/6 plate daguerreotype, undated
Lewis R. Bryan and Sam Dolly, 1/6 plate ambrotype, undated
Lewis R. Bryan, 1/4 plate ambrotype, undated