Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

E. W. Bowers Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC109

Collection Summary

Creator: Bowers, Eugene W.
Title: E. W. Bowers papers
Dates: 1838-1841
Abstract: This small collection of financial and legal documents relates to signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence who had ties to Red River County, Texas.
Identification: MC109
Quantity: 3 items
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

Eugene W. Bowers was a district clerk of Clarksville, Red River County, Texas, and a noted researcher and collector of early Texas history. Bowers is most regarded for his 1888 publication A Whole People Indicted.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains both financial and legal documents collected by E. W. Bowers. The financial document series consists of a single signed promissory note of $500 to be paid to a James E. Browning by W. H. Gray and Richard Ellis. The legal documents series contains two documents pertaining to Robert Hamilton who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence of Texas and resided in Red River County, Texas, in 1834 to 1839. The two documents are a Bill in Equity No. 256 regarding Abner H. McKenzie v. Robert Hamilton filed on March 12, 1841, and a petition of Robert Hamilton filed April 10, 1841, regarding one league and labor of land in Red River County, Texas.


Arrangement is chronological.


Restrictions on Access


Terms Governing Use

Open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jacinto Museum of History. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Jacinto Museum of History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Index Terms

Browning, James E.
Ellis, Richard, 1781-1846
Gray, W. H.
Hamilton, Robert, 1781-1845
Land tenure--Texas
Red River County (Tex.)

Administrative Information


[Identification of Item], E. W. Bowers Papers, MC109, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.


Gift of E. W. Bowers, 1953 and 1955.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa Lomas, 2011.


box folder
156.3 1 Financial document, 1838

box folder
156.3 2 Legal documents, 1838, 1841