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Archive and Manuscript Collection

The Archives Collection consists of contributed papers of individuals, organizations, and institutions including records and miscellaneous non-published primary research materials. It is alphabetized by the Main Entry. You may seach for specific names/words on this page by using the Find function in your browser (Ctrl-F). This page was posted without proofing and editing to get some useful information out quickly and may not contain everything in the collection. It will be revised in the future. Donations of archival material of historic interest is gladly accepted by The Bosque County Collection.


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Date Acquired

Mss. 059 Barry, James Buckner "Buck" Frontiersman, Texas Ranger Collection. .5 cubic feet Newspaper clippings; Diary Keith, Mary Lee


Mss. 057 Berg, Alice Marie Nelson Native of Clifton, Texas - Norwegian Settlement Collection. 1.5 cubic feet Correspondence, Family Histories, Newsclippings, Photographs Nelson, Nathaniel


Mss. 017 Bettis, J.M. Educator, Superintendent of Bosque Schools Collection. 6 folders Photographs, Printed Material, programs, school board election returns, misc. printed items, Bosque County Bettis, Lottie


Mss. 064 Bettis, Lottie Teacher, Clifton Schools Collection. 4.5 cubic feet Business, Civic, correspondence, newspaper, photographs, printed materials  


Mss. 006 Bettis, Pac Rutherford, 1877-1946. Engineer on the Texas Central Railroad and land investor. Papers, 1895-1899. .5 cubic feet. Correspondence, photographs of the Bettis family and the Texas Central Railroad, miscellaneous printed material, two pieces of women's clothing, and advertising for Walnut Springs, Texas.
Inventory available in the archives.
Hudson, Marie Bettis, 1984


Mss. 012 Bonds, Dula. Chariman of Bosque County Historical Commission and school teacher. Collection. 3 folders. Information about other historical foundations, resume for Mrs. Bonds, and correspondence, including a letter from Lloyd Bentsen. Bonds, Dula, 1983


Mss. 015 Butler, James Wright Banker Papers 12 folders Correspondence, diary, photographs, legal and financial records, and newsclippings pertaining to personal and business affairs. Includes family genealogy. Ramsey, Mary Butler


Mss. 051 Clifton College   Collection 3 folders Photos, postcards, annual (1946) and an annual of the Lutheran College, 1915-1916, the precursor of Clifton College  


Mss. 016 Clifton High School Collected for use during the 50th year class reunion Class of 1937 Biographies 1 folder Class of 1937 Biographies Torrence, Elizabeth


Mss. 008 Combs, Hugh and Nannie.   Photographs and miscellaneous. 1 cubic foot. Primarily photographs, many unidentified, of family and real estate. Also includes one manuscript letter, a biographical sketch and obituary of Lowry Hampton Scrutchfield, an obituary of W. A. McNemar, and misc. other printed items. Harris, Selma, 1986.


Mss. 03 Coston, Elsie Third grade teacher in Clifton Schools Records 1.5 cubic feet Programs for the Civic Improvement Scoiety, 1952-1982; certificate and grade for Coston from Meridian Junior College; Class photos of third grade - 1933-1962 and gradebooks, portraits of Elsie and Ralph Coston; newsclipping scrapbook; and Green M. Coston's postmaster appointment at Cranfills Gap, 1887  


Mss. 004 Coston, Thomas C. 1872-1956. Physician in Clifton, Texas. Weather diaries, 1952-1956. 2 fd. 4 vol. Records various elements of weather and temperature. Coston, Elsie, 1984


Mss. 020 Cox, Ramsey M. Superintendent of the Texas Central Railroad Photographs and records .5 cubic feet Family portraits, western vacation snapshots, Obituaries, Meridian College annual, Information on a Tibbets Family Sauer, M&M Robert


Mss. 002 Cureton Family   Papers, 1900-1984. .5 cubic feet. Memoirs, correspondence, postcards and newsclippigs of several generations of the Cureton family. The memoirs of Willie Curaton include accounts of the life of his father, J. J. "Jack" Cureton. See Oversize Box. An inventory is available. Cureton, Hugh Jack, 1986


Mss. 005 Dansby, Elmo. Confederate soldier from Clifton, Texas Letters, 1861-1867. 1 fd., 10 items; Typescript and photocopies. Letters written to his mother and others. Also includes newsclippings. Dansby, Elmo, 1985


Mss. 034 Dunlap Family   Papers .5 cubic feet Primarily notebooks and scrapbooks of Rev. L.A. Dunlap, Irene Dunlap and Moran Dunlap  


Mss. 040 Frazier, James Cason, 1867 Early pioneer near Morgan on the Brazos associated with Jacob De Cordova Family papers 3 cubic feet. Includes correspondence, records, news clippings, genealogy, and a large number of photographs of the family. Battle, John Dr.


Mss. 025 Gilliam Family Owned the Ford Agency. Leading Citizen of Clifton, Texas. Collection 5 folders Misc printed items about Clifton, including a City Directory, 1947 and a Farm & Ranch Directory, 1971 (Bosque Co.). Also a series of photographs of the Bosque Memorial Museum Jenson, Nell Gilliam


Mss. 065 Greer, James Kimmins Author, Historian - native of Iredell, Texas Papers .05 cubic feet Printed material from Iredell Times, correspondence, Clippings, Greer Family, Barry Family, Jack Hays Greer, James K.


Mss. 026 Handley, Ed Mayor of Clifton, Director of Central Texas Fair, Grain buyer, Married Anna Terrell, active in Civic and Methodist Church affairs Papers & Photographs, 1931-1955 7 folders Correspondence (1931-55) regarding business & mayoral matters, photographs and newsclippings Hyles, Arthur


Mss. 013 Hardwick, Olin Alfred. County Clerk (1941-44) and County judge (1944-52) for Bosque Co., Texas. Photographs. 2 folders. Photographs of Hardwick as county clerk and judge. Also photographs of class at Harmony School, and Clifton Lutheran College yearbook, 1918. Hardwick, Mrs. Alfred, 1985


Mss. 021 Hauke Family A Clifton, Texas family Papers .5 cubic feet newsclippings, postcard, enlistment papers, reunion documents and printed material, souvenirs of Edward Hauke from World War I and his experiences in the Twelfth Engineers of the U.S. Army. Also, an embroidered postcard from France written by his brother, Louis Hauke, and a speech by Anie Hauke on the German Settlers of Clifton. McDowell, Sue


Mss. 014 Helm, Lena Snell Organist for United Methodist Church, Active in Magazine Club and other civic organizations Collection, 1909-1950 7 folders Photographs, programs, newsclippings, and other printed material pertaining to Helm's civic involvement and interest in Clifton history Helm, Lena


Mss. 035 Hensley, Mozelle Local historian of Walnut Springs and writer of articles for Glen Rose newspaper Collected Materials 1 cubic foot Legal documents, clippings of her articles, files on the Garden club of schools, Lodge 268, all pertaining to Walnut Springs Hensley, Mozelle


Mss. 023 Howard, Jesse Local historian of Indians around Valley Mills, born in Valley Mills, Texas, son of Joe Howard and Lula Pipkin. Collection .5 cubic feet Misc. manuscripts created by persons unrelated to Howard, including letter by J.E. Forster (1888) and a diary and other items from the J.D. Kellum Family. Photographs of Valley Mills and Meridian. Johnson, Frances


Mss. 022 Hughes, Lucille Elementary and music teacher in Kopperl, Texas Research Materials .5 cubic feet; 21 folders Correspondence, newsclippings, photographs, biographical and historical sketches of families and small communities in Bosque County. These items were gathered for the "Bosque County Land and People" Hughes, Lucille


Mss. 009 Jackson, Mary Laverne McGregor. Native of Walnut Springs, Texas. Papers, 1909-1985. 5 folders. Correspondence, photographs, recipes and miscellaneous records pertaining to family history. NOTE: Jackson's Crossing was named for her husband's grandfather, Judson Cory Jackson. Jackson, Mrs. Roy E. (Laverne), 1984.


Mss. 037 Johnson, Frances Resident of Valley Mills and member of Bosque County Historical Commission Collected Material .5 cubic feet Newsclippings of local history, funeral notices of Valley Mills residents, correspondence with the Historical Commission and misc. printed books and brochures Johnson, Frances


Mss. 010 Johnson, Si. Teacher. Grade book, 1921-22. l volume Gradebook used at Cranfills Gap, Bosque County, Texas. Johnson, Mrs. Ina, 1985


Mss. 011 Jones, Albert State Representative from Valley Mills, Texas. Records. 3 folders. Includes photographs, a form letter, newsclippings, certificates, and resolution in memory of Jones. Pool, Mrs. Martha, 1985.


Mss. 063 Kemp, Vera Bradley Great Grand daughter of Colonel Buck Barry, Native of Walnut Springs, Texas Collection .5 cubic feet Collection of newsclippings, photographs  


Mss. 019 Knowles Family   Photographs 79 items Generally unidentified portraits, representing several families (possibly includes the Jaynes Family, the Odles Family and the Barton Family Bowman, Artie Barton


Mss. 058 Lammert, Nelda   Collection 1 cubic feet Magazines, newsclippings Lammert, Nelda


Mss. 039 Lewis, George M. Banker in San Antonio and descendant of Lowry Scrutchfield. Papers 3 cubic feet - also oversize Family history and genealogy of several families, Lewis, Bunting, Scrutchfield, & Robinson. Also includes photographs Allen, Bob


Mss. 028 Lomax Family   Papers .25 cubic feet Diary 1888-1910, Diary of Seaborn Lomax 8/21/1874 to 6/8/1910. Biographies of James Avery & Susan Cooper Lomax 1816-1892, James Tramp Lomax 1902. Recollections of Mattie Lomax, a Trip to Texas by Frances Lomax, Recollections of J.A. Lomax, John A. Lomax, Alan Lomax  


Mss. 024 Lumpkin, J.J. Physician in Meridian Papers and photographs .5 cubic feet Genealogical records, newsclippings, photographs of family and various scenes in Meridian, Texas. Radde, Rebecca & Bob Averitt


Mss. 038 Magazine Club, Clifton, Texas Organized in 1902 to study current literature Records 1.5 cubic feet Includes copies of the Club's yearbooks, newsclippings, history of the club by Mrs. J.C. Kincheloe and minutes of meetings. Magazine Club


Mss. 049 Meridian College   Collection .5 cubic feet Photographs, banner and annuals, 1911-1922 Ex-Students of Meridian College


Mss. 054 Meridian Study Club   Collection 1.5 cubic feet Minutes, roll lists, certificates, yearbooks 1917-1990, issues of the Meridian Tribune  


Mss. 053 Morgan, Texas City Council Minute Book   Minute Book 1 volume City Council Minute Book I, 1913-1938  


Mss. 032 Moseley, Gloria Resident of Norse Community Papers 1 cubic foot Transcripts of articles written by Moseley for the Clifton Record, personal correspondence and newsclippings. Also, issues of Clifton Record transferred to Newspaper Collection Moseley, Gloria


Mss. 044 Odle, Hugh Carter, 1862- Served on first Land Commission in Texas. Papers, 1900-1918. 4.5 cubic feet Correspondence and receipts pertaining primarily to Odle's office as Land Commissioner. Gift of Rebecca Radde, 1985. Radde, Rebecca


Mss. 027 Olsen, Palmer Son of Petter and Helene Olsen, graduate of Texas A&M, served in both World War I & II, Excelled in baseball in college, contributed valuable collection of historical material to Bosque County Collection Papers .5 cubic feet Articles written for Folk Lore Society, memories of childhood in Clifton, correspondence, printed material, photographs  


Mss. 029 Parks, Edgar Samuel "Pumper" Worked as a pumper for the Santa Fe Railroad, born in Madisonville, TN, moved to Clifton in 1900 Papers 3 folders (oversize box) Deed to Old Water Mill, 1915; Bosquerama from Centennial, 1954; a book re: Santa Fe Railroad; dress worn by Mollie Parks during the Centennial, with photographs Martin, Eddie Parks


Mss. 007X Peterson, August.   Records, 1876-1879. 2 oversize items. Nationalization papers, 18979, and marriage license, 1876.  


Mss. 056 Pike, Arthur N. Physician in Iredell, Texas Papers & photographs   Ledger, magazines and photographs of Pike Family Pike, Albert


Mss. 031 Pool, William C. Author and professor of history at Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas Papers 1.5 cubic feet Correspondence, personal documents, photographs, research notes for several books written by Pool, newsclippings and Bosque County local history Pool, William C.


Mss. 036 Radde, Rebecca   Papers 1.5 cubic feet Correspondence, records, newsclippings about local history; masonic lodge documents; and misc. printed brochures; Meridian College annuals (1919-1922); Bosque County Directory 1972.  


Mss. 061 Robinson, Ella Native of Meridian, Texas and co-founder of Second Colored Cumberland Presbyterian Church Collection .5 cubic feet Church Materials, newsletters, photographs, writings. Davis, Faye


Mss. 030 Schow, Emmett H.   Papers, 1916-1960 .5 cubic feet (oversize box) Correspondence, World War I records, photographs, miscellaneious printed material, political buttons, and dresses of mother - Anna Berg Schow Adams, Joy


Mss. 046 Schow, Mae Elinor   Papers 5 folders, oversize Correspondence, Clifton High School Annuals (1923, 1926), newsclippings, family history of the Erik Swenson family, and a scrapbook following the Clifton High School graduating class of 1923 Schow, Mae Elinor


Mss. 018 Scrutchfield, George Erath Married to Iva Nora McFadden and constable of Clifton, Accounts collector for A.A. McNeil Papers, 1888-1922 4 folders Letters of recommendation and sympathy (at Scrutchfield's death), oath of office, will, receipts, and photographs Rowe, Scrutchfield Juno, Mrs.


Mss. 001 Scrutchfield, Lowry Hampton, l824-l886 First County Judge for Bosque Co., land surveyor, civil war veteran, farmer-stockman. Papers .5 cubic feet Correspondence, journal, legal and financial documents, newsclippings, and photographs pertaining to business and family. The 1864 journal describes Scrutchfield's experiences on an expedition. The letters pertain primarily to his work as a surveyor.
Inventory available in the archive.
See Also Oversize box.
Rowe, Juno Scrutchfield


Mss. 042 Searville Church (near Valley Mills, TX)   Minutes, 1877-1980. .5 cubic feet; photocopies.    


Mss. 045 Solbert, Elsie Olsen   Collection .5 cubic feet Scrapbook containing photographs of Meridian College, 1923; also two Meridian College yearbooks, 1923-24 Solberg, Elsie


Mss. 033 Taylor, Winolin and Ruby   Papers .5 cubic feet Letter, photographs of Bosque County Courthouse and the Emerson Hotel, Meridian, and the Meridian College yearbooks, 1914-1917 Taylor, Winolin and Ruby


Mss. 062 Tipps, Ester   Collection .5 cubic feet Bosque Memorial Museum material; family history; newsclippings  


Mss. 041 Torrence, Iva Pool, 1895-1982 Daughter of Bosque County pioneer Tom M. Pool and wife of Luddie T. "Dick" Torrence. Papers. 5 cubic feet. Correspondence, photographs, weather diaries, greeting cards, family history, printed material pertaining to a pioneer family of Bosque County. Gift of Elizabeth Torrence (daughter) 1989 Torrence, Elizabeth (daughter)


Mss. 055 Veteto, Bob Native of Valley Mills, Texas, Journalist, writer Collection 3 cubic feet Collection of correspondence, family histories, genealogies, newsclippings, Smith Bend Work Veteto, Bob


Mss. 060 Williamson, "Aunt Clara" McDonald Artist - native of Iredell, Texas Collection. .5 cubic feet 2 Books - American Heritage (1970) and The Texans, Their Land and History Jones, Mr. & Mrs. Ed