University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Mrs. Abel Pierce Borden Papers, 1895-1973



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Borden, Abel Pierce (Marie Hough), Mrs., 1866-1962
Title: Mrs. Abel Pierce Borden papers
Dates: 1895-1973
Abstract: The Mrs. Abel Pierce (Marie Hough) Borden Papers, 1895-1973, contains material, relating to Borden's fundraising activities for leprosy missions and the A. P. Borden cattle business.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01204
Extent: 4 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Marie Hough Borden (1866-1962) voluntarily fundraised for leprosy missions. Her husband Abel Pierce Borden, nephew of Jonathan Edwards Pierce and Abel Head "Shanghai" Pierce, co-managed A. H. Pierce's land and cattle enterprise after his death with Pierce's daughter Mamie Whithers and widow Hattie Jones Pierce. In 1906, Borden made a famed trip to India for Brahman cattle, which were quarantined until President Theodore Roosevelt intervened to have the disease-free cattle shipped to Texas.


Scope and Contents

The Mrs. Abel Pierce (Marie Hough) Borden Papers, 1895-1973, contains correspondence, printed material, financial and business records, diaries, notebooks, guest and address books, and scrapbooks, which relate to Borden's fundraising activities for leprosy missions and the A. P. Borden cattle business.


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
Borden, Abel Pierce
Borden, Abel Pierce (Marie Hough), Mrs., 1866-1962
Currier, Raymond
Ervin, Lulu
Garlow, James
Garlow, Joyce
Hough, Elanor.
Kellersberger, E. R. (Eugene Roland), 1888-1966
Kellersberger, Julia Lake, 1897-1986
McManis, Fred, Mrs.
O'Neal, Theoplis
Ramirez, Lupe
Subjects
Cattle
Missions to leprosy patients
Ranching
Places
Assam
Blessing
Houston
India
Mackay
Missouri
St Louis
Texas

Related Materials

See also the Abel Head "Shanghai" Pierce Papers, 1870-1905 and Jonathan Edwards Pierce Collection, 1824-1958.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mrs. Abel Pierce Borden Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1973-121

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jean DeLaRosa and Robert Martin in June 1976.

Subsequent processing by Colleen Hobbs, October 2020.


OCLC Number

298348192


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

General correspondence
box
3F210 [SRH1230016315] 1919-1958
box
3F211 [SRH1230016316] 1959-1973, undated
Classified correspondence
box
3F211 [SRH1230016316] A. P. Borden
Cards and bookplates
Elanor Hough
Monticello College
Lupe Ramirez
A. P. Borden cattle records
box
3F212 [SRH1230016317] Letters, 1920-1950
Clippings
Pamphlets
folder
OD1273 Oversize printed material
box
3F212 [SRH1230016317] Miscellaneous
Financial records
box
3F212 [SRH1230016317] Account books
Miscellaneous
box
3F213 [SRH1230016318] Guest books
Address books
Rosters
box
3F214 [SRH1230016319] Diaries and appointment books, 1929-1960
box
3F215 [SRH1230016320] Memorial books
Printed material
box
3F215 [SRH1230016320] Broadsides
Pamphlets
Religious
Miscellaneous
box
3F217 [SRH1230016321] Notes and notebooks
Memorabilia
Scrapbooks
box
3F217 [SRH1230016321] 1950
folder
4M605 Personal, 1895-1959
folder
4M606 Leprosy missions, 1949-1950
volume
4M607 Miscellaneous