University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Adele Steiner Burleson Papers, 1866-1944



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Burleson, Adele S. (Adele Steiner)
Title: Adele Steiner Burleson papers
Dates: 1866-1944
Abstract: The Adele Steiner Burleson Papers, 1866-1944, include correspondence, literary productions, scrapbooks, invitations, pamphlets, broadsides, and newspaper clippings that concern the career of Burleson (1863-­1948), writer and wife of Albert Sidney Burleson (1863-1937).
Identification: camh-arc-004432
Extent: 7 inches (Extent is approximate )
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

The Steiner family was headed by Josephus Murray Steiner (1823-1873) and Laura June (born Fisher) Steiner (1835-1909). Mr. Steiner was a physician, soldier, and statesman. He came to Texas during the Mexican War with a United States Army unit of which he was Assistant Surgeon. Mr. and Mrs. Steiner had four children, Henry Hegner Steiner (1857–1876), Ralph Steiner (1859–1926), Bessie (born Steiner) Johns (1861–1930), and Adele Lubbock (born Steiner) Burleson (1863–1948).

Adele Lubbock (born Steiner) Burleson (1863-1948), of Austin, Texas, was an author, playwright, and poet. She married Albert Sidney Burleson (1863-1937) a Democratic party leader, Texas representative in the U.S. Congress (1899-1913), and Postmaster General for the Wilson administration (1913-1921). Together they had five children, Laura Schley (born Burleson) Negley (1890–1973), Steiner Burleson (1892–1899), Lucy Kyle (born Burleson) Grimes (1894–1967), Sidney Adele (born Burleson) Smith (1897–1995), infant son (1901–1901). Only their three daughters survived into adulthood. Burleson authored books and plays including, Every Politician's Wife, Toughey: Childhood Adventures On A Texas Ranch, The Congressman's Secretary, and The Lobbyist. She was a contributor to Comfort Magazine and to the Washington Post during her residence in Washington, D.C.


Scope and Contents

The Adele Steiner Burleson Papers, 1866-1944, include correspondence, literary productions, scrapbooks, invitations, pamphlets, broadsides, and newspaper clippings that concern the career of Burleson (1863­1948), writer and wife of Albert Sidney Burleson (1863-1937).

List of separated items in 2B90.

Additional material in TXC 76.


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
Burleson, Adele S. (Adele Steiner)
Burleson, Albert Sidney, 1863-1937
Steiner, Josephus Murray, 1823-1873
Family Names
Burleson family
Steiner (Family : Steiner, Josephus Murray, 1823-1873)
Subjects
Fishing
Hunting
Politicians
Document Types
Drama (literary genre)
Fiction (general genre)

Related Materials

See also the Aaron Burleson Genealogy. See also the Edward Burleson Sr. Papers. See also the Edward Burleson Jr. Papers. See also the Emma Kyle Burleson Scrapbook. See also the Albert Sidney Burleson Papers. See also the David Crockett Burleson Family Papers. See also the Jonathan Burleson Papers. See also the Richard Byrd Burleson Papers. See also the Rufus Columbus Burleson Papers.


Separated Material

List of separated items in container 2B90.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Adele Steiner Burleson Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Briscoe Center staff.

Subsequent revisions were made by Rebecca Wells, April 2021.


OCLC Number

68903333


Detailed Description of the Collection

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2B90 [SRH1230005126] Steiner Family papers, 1866, 1877, undated



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2B90 [SRH1230005126] Correspondence, 1907-1943, undated



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2B90 [SRH1230005126] Literary productions, 1909, 1911, 1915, 1916, 1918, undated



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2B90 [SRH1230005126] Publications, 1904-1930, undated



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2B90 [SRH1230005126] Contract, 1921



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2B90 [SRH1230005126] Banquet menus and programs, 1906-1914



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2B90 [SRH1230005126] Programs and clubs, 1908-1922, undated



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2B90 [SRH1230005126] Printed documents, 1881-1935, undated



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2B90 [SRH1230005126] Recipes, 1916, undated



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2B90 [SRH1230005126] Miscellaneous, 1894, 1913, 1939, 1943, undated



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2B90 [SRH1230005126] Albert Sidney Burleson newspaper clippings, 1898-1936, undated



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4L442 Adele Steiner Burleson newspaper and magazine clippings, 1897-1943, undated



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3S110 [SRH1230029295] Photographs



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3S167 [SRH1230029578] Oversize theatrical poster