University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Henry Field Papers, 1892-1916

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Field, Henry
Title: Field, Henry Papers
Dates: 1892-1916
Abstract: Papers of Henry M. Field, merchant, relating to the H. M. Field Commercial Company of Brownsville, local affairs.
Accession No.: January 3, 1933
Extent: 22 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Henry M. Field was a merchant and owner of the H. M. Field Commercial Company, a general supply store for the farmers and residents of Brownsville, Texas, as well as one of the early settlers of Brownsville.

Scope and Contents

The Henry M. Field Papers, 1892-1916, document the H. M. Field Commercial Company, business affairs with army posts, family business problems, Mexican revolutionaries in Brownsville area, and railroad construction. This collection contains correspondence, letter presses, bills, broadsides, account books, auction cash-sales books, bone books, case books, day books, deed book, check stubs, club books, counter books, freight books, hide books, inventory books, invoice books, journal, leather inspection books, ledgers, merchandise books, order books, stock books, and other assorted materials.


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Day, W. C.
Field, Clara
Field, Henry M. -- Archives
Garriga, Frank B.
Geiler, C. W.
Headley, A. M.
Herbert, Kate S.
Owen, W. H.
Valls, John F.
Van Alstyne, A. A.
Wheeler, H. W.
Woodburn, F. C.
Subjects (Organizations)
F. W. Heitman Co.
Gulf Coast Colonization Co.
H. M. Field Commercial Company (Brownsville, Tex.)
Harvey Spalding and Sons
Henry W. Peabody and Co.
John Deere Ploy Co.
John Finnigan and Co.
R. McWilliams, Ltd.
Southern Vehicle Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
William F. Sprague, Stauffer, Eshleman and Co.
Agriculture -- Texas -- History -- Sources
Commerce -- Texas -- History -- Sources
Industry -- Texas -- History -- Sources
Military affairs -- History -- Sources
Politics -- Texas -- History -- Sources
Washington (D.C.)
New Orleans (La.)
New York (N.Y.)
Corpus Christi (Tex.)
Dallas (Tex.)
Fort Brown (Brownsville, Tex.)
Fort Sam Houston (Tex.)
Galveston (Tex.)
Houston (Tex.)
La Lomita Ranch (Tex.)
Rancho de la Gloria (Tex.)
Rio Grande City (Tex.)
San Benito (Tex.)
Colorado County (Tex.)
Hidalgo County (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Henry M. Field Papers, 1892-1916, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

Detailed Description of the Papers


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