University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Robert A. Burns Collection, 1839-1984



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Burns, Robert A.
Title: Robert A. Burns collection
Dates: 1839-1984
Abstract: The Robert A Burns Collection, 1839-1984, contains printed material, photographs, legal documents, correspondence, and clippings regarding research on the history of Samuel Bell Maxey, the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site, and residents in Paris, Texas, Lamar County, and Red River County. Of special interest are aerial and panoramic photographs of Paris, Texas, as well as documents from the Republic of Texas and early Texas statehood.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01697
Extent: 3.33 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Robert A. Burns graduated from the University of Texas in 1980. He served as superintendent of the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site in Paris, Texas, a Greek Revival home which Confederate Major General, and later U.S. Senator, Samuel Bell Maxey built in 1867. Burns also wrote a column for the Paris News, was chairman of the Lamar County Historical Society, and was elected as a Lamar County judge 1987.

Source:

"Alumni Notes: 80s."The Alcalde75:4 (March/April 1987): p. 37.


Scope and Contents

The Robert A Burns Collection, 1839-1984, contains printed material, photographs, legal documents, correspondence, and clippings regarding research on the history of Samuel Bell Maxey, the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site, and residents in Paris, Lamar County, and Red River County. Of special interest are aerial and panoramic photographs of Paris, Texas, as well as documents from the Republic of Texas and early Texas statehood.


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
Burns, Robert A.
Maxey, S. B. (Samuel Bell), 1825-1895
Subjects
Education
Religion
Places
Paris
Republic of Texas
Texas

Related Materials

See also Maxey (Samuel Bell) Papers, 1862-1864


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert A. Burns Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1994-065

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 Collection

Inventory




On-site at SRH

folder
3T404j Panoramic photographs of Paris, Texas (2), undated



Off-site at LSF

box
94-065/1 "The Journey Across America," Roden and Steely
"A History of the Parchman Family," Laura Parchman Ragle
"The Cotton Renter's Son," G.L. Vaughn
"When Mama Kept the Boarding House," Genevieve Moseley DeBarry
Thomas Pierson McManus: His Ancestors and His Family," Brigadier General George H. McManus
1860 Federal Census of Red River County, Texas, 1982
Lamar County, Texas, Marriage Records, 1841-1858, 1977
1860 Federal Census of Lamar County, Texas, 1978
E.L. Dohoney and the Constitution of 1876, 1941
Southwestern Bell telephone directory, Paris, Texas, January 1945, September 1947, September 1952
Coronation of Margaret 1st, leaflet
History of post officers, 1st Congressional District of Texas, 1946
History of Paris Lodge No. 27, A.F. and A.M., 1845-1935
Paris High School Yearbooks, "The Owl", 1914, 1915, 1917, 1922-1930
Paris Junior College Yearbooks, "The Galleon", 1928-1929, 1931, 1943
Providence Baptist Church, 1868-1983
box
94-065/2 Aerial photographs of Paris
Connelly expectation, 1839-1840
Lamar County bibliographic material
Silver Jubilee "The Sanitarium of Paris", 1914-1939
Photographs of Paris, Texas
"A City that Kills its Own Meat," Barton W. Currie, The Country Gentleman , August 17, 1915
Scott-Roden home: J.L. Wees
First Methodist marker application
Central Presbyterian Church
Paris public schools historical marker application
Paris pamphlet, circa 1920
Ridley-Cooper confederate era correspondence
J.S. Chisum's Family
Johnson house
JWT Baird arrest record book
Letters found in J. Gibbon's attic
Thornhill house, Graham Street
Photographs, Cain Collection
Mary Connor College, handbook and chronicle, 1907-1908
The History of Schools in West Paris, Debbie Burns, 1884-1984
Intex
Historical Commission
"A Fortune from a Ring"
Views: Paris fire, 1916
Dohoney
Thebo vs. US, Choctaw Indian Affairs
Information on donations/acquisitions LCSH; Rasbemy-Hobbs marriage license, 1880
Photograph of cowboy on horse, "Alpine, Texas"
"Paris, the North Star of Texas"
Intex investigations, private investigator license
Biardstown
Autobiography of Andrew Davis
Cain photograph
Publications about Maxey and the Maxey house
Transcription of letter, undated
Steam boat photograph, circa 1908
Sam Bell Maxey House
Miscellaneous items, undated
box
94-065/3 Advertisement book of Paris businesses, 1895
Intex
"Old Cemetary of Paris," Debbie Burks
Mexican War Memorial, roster for Lamar County
Correspondence, W.L. Horton conerning Maxey Manus
Photograph, Paris Lightguard; Paris High School Commencement, 1888, 1907
Republic of Texas documents
"Pictoral Review of Paris, Texas and Lamar County", 1885
"Maxey's Texas," in Harper's Magazine , 1893
Announcement of the 1st session of the Univeristy of Texas, 1883-1884
University address by S.B. Maxey, University of Texas, 1889
Camp Maxey photographic scenes pamphlet, 1942
Lightfoot letters, 1887
Paris pamphlets, 1905, 1909
Documents, circa 1839-1881
Republic of Texas documents
Copy and transcription of letter from Smith Ragsdale, 9th Texas Infantry, Tuka, Mississippi, March 13, 1862
"A Bibliography of Historical Materials About Lamar County Texas, Including Relevant References Concerning Nearby Counties and States," R. Burns, 1981
Personal donations
Gunnell House, Kaufman and 2nd SW, photograph
Dohoney house photograph, circa 1883
Order promoting Stand Watie to Brigadier Genreal
Maxey papers from state, University of Texas archives
Denton family information, Skip Steeley and correspondence
Lightfoot death, clippings and geneaology
Wooten building photographs, Austin, Texas
Index of Maxey letters at Thomas Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Lamar County history
Wooten, Thomas and Dudley G.
CSA service records Du Duncan, Mu McHam
Clippings, General Richardson, Shady Grove Cemetery, Antioch
box
94-065/4 Mounted photographs of historic homes, Paris, Texas