University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Vincent Family Papers, 1852-1959



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Vincent (Family)
Title: Vincent family papers
Dates: 1852-1959
Abstract: Papers of James Upshur Vincent, Jr., a prominent journalist in Texas from 1905 to 1961, and James Upshur Vincent, Sr., a prominent attorney, teacher, and journalist in Texas from 1882 to 1911, include correspondence, newsletters, agricultural reports, economic and financial bulletins, press releases, magazines and pamphlets, and other personal, business, and legal materials relating to both father and son's careers.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01594
Extent: 73.33 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

James Upshur Vincent, Jr. was a prominent journalist in Texas from 1905 to 1961. He worked as market editor, financial editor, and farm editor for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A champion of wildlife preservation, Vincent was also active in government and politics.

James Upshur Vincent, Sr. was a prominent attorney, teacher, and journalist in Texas from 1882 to 1911, and he established and managed several newspapers in Texas. In 1875 he married Louella Styles (1853-1924), author, composer, and daughter of Carey Wentworth and Fannie Jean (Evans) Styles. The Vincents and their two sons moved to Texas in 1881. After living in Galveston, Jonesboro, and Glen Rose, the family settled in Meridian in 1886. Louella and James founded a private school in Meridian, where he served as principal and she taught music. In 1890 the family moved once more, to Stephenville, where James purchased the Stephenville Empire, and Louella gave private music lessons.

Louella and James Vincent separated in the late 1890s, but never officially divorced. Louella published poems in regional magazines and toured Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, and Colorado as a lecturer. Her son, James Upshur Vincent, Jr., acted as her manager. In 1905 she began The Southerner, a literary journal of which James Upshur Vincent, Jr. acted as publisher and manager. This journal was shortlived, however, and from there he went on to become editor and publisher of the Dallas Jeffersonian and then moved to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Source: Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Louella Styles Vincent," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/VV/fvi16.html (accessed June 1, 2010).


Scope and Contents

The Vincent Family Papers, 1852-1959, include letters, press releases, reports, newsletters, pamphlets, magazines, books, photographs, bulletins, and clippings concerning the careers of James Upshur Vincent, Jr., journalist, and James Upshurt Vincent, Sr. The papers relate to Vincent, Jr.'s activities as market editor, financial editor, and farm editor for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and include articles by Vincent. In addition, the papers include material pertaining to agriculture and business during the early years of the Great Depression; information sent out for publication by industry, marketers, financiers, agriculturalist and governmental agencies; and economic surveys.

The portion of the collection concerning the law career of James Upshur Vincent, Sr., includes account books, correspondence, legal briefs, legal casebook, and notes. These papers specifically pertain to Vincent, Sr.'s law practice in Cherokee County, Georgia.

Furthermore, the collection contains bills, receipts, invitations, programs, literary productions, newspaper clippings, family and sports photos, scrapbooks, textbooks, and circulars. These materials pertain to Vincent High School, family affairs, and business ventures.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

A portion of this collection is stored remotely; contact repository in advance for retrieval.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Vincent, James Upshur, Jr.
Vincent, James Upshur, Sr.
Vincent, Louella Styles
Corporate Names
Fort Worth star-telegram
United States. Bureau of Agricultural Economics
United States. Department of Agriculture
Vincent High School
Subjects
Agriculture
Depressions
Economic surveys
Education
Newspaper editors
Politics and government
Places
College Station
Dallas
Fort Worth
Georgia
Texas
Washington, D.C.
Document Types
Newspapers

Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Newspaper Collection, the Ephemera Collection, and the Library Unit.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Vincent Family Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1934; 1935; 1965; 1973-160

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.

Processing Information

Later addition to this collection was processed by Ralph L. Elder, April 1979.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2K343 Correspondence, 1927-1935
Miscellaneous letters and press releases
Monthly bank letter, 1934-1935
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2K344 Press releases and newsletters, 1930-1933
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2K345 Newsletters, 1933
Newsletters and press releases
Various newsletters
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2K346 Agricultural reports, Texas A&M
Various agricultural reports
Various economic and agricultural reports
Various agricultural and commerce reports
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2K348 Agricultural manuals
Commerce reports
Investment Bankers Association of America, Eighteenth Annual Convention, 1929, transcript of news material of the convention
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2K349 Economic conditions, governmental finance, United States securities
1931-1932
1933-1934
Guaranty Trust Company Survey
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2K349 Part I, 1929-1930
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2K350 Part II, 1931-1934
Part III, undated
October 1930
January 1931
Economic conditions, government finance, and United States securities, 1929-1930
Press releases
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2K351 1930
1932
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2K352 1933
1934
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2K353 1934-1935
Undated
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2K354 Undated
Newsletters and press releases
Press releases
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2K355 Undated
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2K356 Undated
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2K357 United States Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Agricultural Economics
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2K358 United States Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Agricultural Economics
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2K359 United States Department of Agriculture
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2K360 United States Department of Agriculture
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2K361 United States Department of Agriculture
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2K362 United States Department of Agriculture
Various agricultural bulletins and press releases
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2K363 Various agricultural and economic bulletins
News bulletins, United States Department of Agriculture
Press releases
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2K363 United States Department of Commerce
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2K364 United States Department of Commerce
Business Conditions, weekly
1927-1932
1933-1935
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2K365 Various economic bulletins
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2K366 Various economic bulletins
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2K367 New York Stock Exchange Bulletins, 1931-1935
Magazines and pamphlets
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2K368 Magazines and pamphlets
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2K369 Pamphlets
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2K370 Magazines and pamphlets
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2K371 Magazines and pamphlets
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2K372 Magazines and pamphlets
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2K373 Magazines and pamphlets
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2K374 Magazines and pamphlets
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2K375 Magazines and pamphlets
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2K376 Magazines and pamphlets
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2K377 Magazines and pamphlets
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2K378 Magazines and pamphlets
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2K379 Magazines and pamphlets
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2K380 Magazines and pamphlets
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2K381 Magazines and pamphlets
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2K382 Magazines and pamphlets
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2K383 Magazines and pamphlets
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2K384 Magazines and pamphlets
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2K385 Magazines and pamphlets
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2K386 Magazines and pamphlets
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2K387 Magazines and pamphlets
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2K388 Pamphlets
Various books
Newspaper clippings
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2K389 Newspaper clippings
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2K390 Newspaper clippings
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2K391 Newspaper clippings
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2K336 Newspaper clippings
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2K337 Newspaper clippings
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2K338 Papers
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2K339 Newspaper clippings
Correspondence
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3A160 1852-1883
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3A161 1884-1895
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3A162 1896-1901
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3A163 1902-1903
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3A164 1904-1906
Undated
Printed material
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3A165 Newspaper clippings
Literary productions
Financial reports
Invitation lists
Calling cards
Pamphlets
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3A166 Account books, UDC, 1901
Account book, George Colony Publishing Company, 1876
Cash book, Gainesville Eagle , 1876
Advertising Register, Atlanta Commonwealth , 1876
Correspondence
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3A167 1852-1887
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3A168 1888-April 1893
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3A169 May 1893-1899
Undated
Legal papers
1857-1887
Undated
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3A170 Bills and receipts
Invitations
Programs
Literary productions
Policies
Tickets
Printed material
Clippings
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3A171 Newspaper clippings
Correspondence
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3A172 1875-1876
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3A173 1877-1892
1895-1901
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3A174 1902-1910
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3A175 1881-1894
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3A176 1895-1896
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3A177 1897-September 1898
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3A178 October 1898-November 1899
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3A179 1900-1910
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3A180 January-September 1911
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3A181 October 1911-May 1912
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3A182 June 1912-June 1913
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3A183 July 1913-October 1914
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3A184 November 1914-February 1916
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3A185 March-September 1916
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3A186 October 1916-July 1917
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3A187 August 1917-October 1918
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3A188 November 1918-1919
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3A189 January 1920-April 1921
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3A190 May 1921-July 1922
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3A191 August 1922-1935
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3A192 1935-1959
Undated
Business papers
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4M516 Account book, 1905-1922
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3A193 Legislation, proposed bills
Political papers
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3A194 Legal papers
Dallas Property Tax Bills
Sour Lake Oil Lands Transactions
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3A195 Notes and memoranda
Ledgers of Vincent High School
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3A196 Notes and memoranda
Bound notebooks and diary
Speeches by others
A Pen Picture of General Robert Toombs by J. U. Vincent
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3S17 [SRH1230027696] Family photos
Sports photos
Miscellaneous photos
Literary productions
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3A198 Short stories
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3A199 Short stories
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3A200 Plays
Fragments of plays and short stories
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3A201 Poems, speeches, book reports
Sketches
News articles
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3A202 Sports releases, 1928-1958
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3A204 Printed material related to sports
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3A205 Miscellaneous printed material
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3A207 Miscellaneous printed material
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3B8 Assorted newspaper clippings
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3B10 Assorted newspaper clippings
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3B11 Assorted newspaper clippings
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3B12 Assorted newspaper clippings
Correspondence
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3B13 1858-1870
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3B14 1871-July 1872
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3B15 August 1872-1873
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3B16 1874-1875
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3B17 1876-October 1877
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3B18 November 1877-1880
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3B19 1881-1882
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3B20 1883-1884
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3B21 1885-1889
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3B22 1890-1893
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3B23 1894-1896
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3B24 1897-October 1898
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3B25 November 1898-June 1900
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3B26 July 1900-1902
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3B27 1903-1906
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3B28 1907-February 1911
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3B29 March 1911-September 1912
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3B30 October 1912-1916
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3B31 1917-August 1921
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3B32 1921-1924
Undated
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3B33 Undated
Invitations
Greeting cards
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3B34 Greeting cards
Programs
Calling cards
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3B35 Bills
Receipts
Legal papers
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3B36 Notebooks
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3B37 Notebook
Scrapbook
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3B38 Scrapbook
Jefferson Davis Scrapbook
Ledgers
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3B39 Textbooks
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3B40 The Southerner
Atlantic Monthly
Southwestern Historical Association Journal
Assorted Monthlies
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3B41 Annual journal of the United Daughter of the Confederacy
Journals relating to the South
Assorted literary journals
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3B42 Biographical sketches, catalogues, almanacs
Yearbooks of various Texas women's clubs
Political pamphlets
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3B43 Hymn book
Assorted pamphlets
Printed speech of L. S. Vincent
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3B44 Assorted pamphlets and books
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3B45 Assorted circulars
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3B46 Circulars
Dallas Clubwoman
Daily Jeffersonian
Art News
Literary productions
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3B47 Poetry
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3B48 Poetry
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3B49 Poetry, stories
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3B50 Stories
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3B51 Stories
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3B52 Stories, essays
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3B53 Essays
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3B54 Lectures
Resolutions
Letters to the editor
Biographical essays
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3B55 Musical productions
Miscellaneous notes and manuscripts
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3B56 Miscellaneous notes and manuscripts
Genealogical papers
UDC notes and printed material
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3B57 Mounted clippings
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3B58 Categorized clippings
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3B59 Categorized clippings
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3B60 Categorized clippings
Erath Appeal
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3B61 July 14, 1898-May 16, 1901
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3B62 May 23, 1901-January 3, 1902
Strawn Enterprise
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3B63 Assorted clippings
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3B64 Assorted clippings
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3B65 Assorted clippings
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3B66 Assorted clippings
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3B67 Assorted clippings
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3B68 Assorted clippings
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3B70 Assorted clippings
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3B72 Assorted clippings
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3B73 Miscellaneous
Patterns
Printing plates
Certificates
The Traveler, A Musical Composition
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4M248 Scrapbook, newspaper clippings
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4M249 The Alpine, A Typographic Story
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4N78 Scrapbook, newspaper clippings
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3T114 [SRH1230027298] Photographs
Carey W. Styles
Mexico
Palo Duro Canyon
Louella Styles Vincent
Postcards of Staunton, Virginia
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3T403e Photograph [panoramic]