University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

William L. Mann Papers, 1834-1949



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Mann, William L., 1884-1953
Title: William L. Mann papers
Dates: 1834-1949
Abstract: Correspondence, literary productions, notes, printed material, scrapbooks, legal papers, and photographs comprise the William L. Mann Papers, 1834-1949, documenting Mann's naval career and interest in Texas history, with a focus on the history of the Anderson, Glascock, and Taliaferro families; Williamson County; and the Baptist Church in Texas.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02293
Extent: 11 inches
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Historian and physician William L. Mann, Jr. (1884-1953), was born in Georgetown, Texas. After graduating from Southwestern University in the early 1900s, Mann earned his M.D. from Harvard in 1908. The same year, he became a lieutenant in the Navy's Medical Corps, advancing to the rank of rear admiral by 1943. Stationed in the U. S. and around the world, Mann held the posts of surgeon for the Fleet Marine Force, commanding officer of Corpus Christi's Naval Hospital, and commanding officer of the Naval Medical Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. During his decades of service, Mann helped develop the Navy's techniques for evacuation and treatment of wounded men during wartime and served as President of the Association of Military Surgeons (1932) and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Additionally, Mann was an avid historian, collector of historical materials, and active freemason.

Source:

"William L. Mann, Jr." in 10,000 famous freemasons 2, From K to Z. Edited by William R. Denslow and Harry S. Truman, 128. Trenton, Mo.: pub, 1959.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, literary productions, notes, printed material, scrapbooks, legal papers, and photographs comprise the William L. Mann Papers, 1834-1949, documenting Mann's naval career and interest in Texas history, with a focus on the history of the Anderson, Glascock, and Taliaferro families; Williamson County; and the Baptist Church in Texas. Containing land deeds, field notes, receipts, and letters of Thomas Washington, John D. Anderson, Robert Hay Taliaferro and Annie Taliaferro Taylor, correspondence and documents collected by Mann relate to the Glascock, Anderson, and Taliaferro families and their property, primarily in Williamson County. Research and writing by Mann and Annie Taliaferro Taylor on Williamson County, Texas history, and family history. A scrapbook of history-related clippings, pamphlets, and broadsides concern general Texas history, with an emphasis on the Baptist Church. The historical scrapbook also contains a land grant from Governor Mirabeau B. Lamar to William Anderson. Three additional scrapbooks of clippings, photographs, and printed material chronicle Mann's service in the U. S. Navy.


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
Anderson, John D., 1819-1849
Mann, William L., 1884-1953
Taliaferro, Robert Hay, 1824-1875
Taylor, Annie Taliaferro
Washington, Thomas
Family Names
Anderson (Family)
Glascock (Family)
Taliaferro (Family)
Corporate Names
United States. Navy
Subjects
Baptists
Places
Texas
Document Types
Deeds
Land grants

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William L. Mann Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1951

Processing Information

This collection processed by W. Glazener, 1951.

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

box
2E465 [SRH1230006537] Correspondence
Thomas Washington and John D. Anderson family, 1840-1903
Glascock Family, 1834-1869
Robert Hay Taliaferro family, 1848-1875, undated
Annie Taliaferro Taylor, 1920-1941
William L. Mann, 1941-1949
box
2E466 [SRH1230006547] Personal and printed items, 1838-1947
Documents, 1835-1931
box
3L340 [SRH1230018235] Historical scrapbook
volume
4M21 Scrapbook
volume
4M22 Scrapbook
volume
4M67 Scrapbook