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University of Texas at Austin

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Briscoe Center for American History

Arno Nowotny Building

2300 Red River St. Stop D1100
Austin TX, 78712-1426

Description:

As a leading history research center, we collect, preserve, and make available documentary and material culture evidence encompassing key themes in Texas and U.S. history. Researchers, students, and the public use our collections for a wide range of academic, professional, and personal uses. Our collections also inspire our own projects, including books, exhibits, programs, films, and educational materials. The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History is an organized research unit and public service component of The University of Texas at Austin.

http://www.cah.utexas.edu/about/index.php

Categories: John Tyler,

Collections:
John Tyler to Brantz Mayer, 1847
Murray, Lawrence O. Papers, 1901-1913
George Armstrong and Nell Steel Armstrong Papers, 1863-1920 (bulk 1913-1920)

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


John Tyler to Brantz Mayer, 1847

1 item.
The collection consists of a letter from John Tyler, United States President, to Brantz Mayer, writer, historian, and ex-secretary of the United States legation in Mexico, relating to the annexation of Texas.
John Tyler Letter, 1847, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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.
John Tyler, Jr. (1790-1862) was the tenth President of the United States (1841-1845) and the first to succeed to the office following the death of a predecessor (William Henry Harrison). The most significant and famous accomplishment of his term of office was the annexation of Texas in 1845.
 

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1 item

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

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Murray, Lawrence O. Papers, 1901-1913

Murray, Lawrence O. Lawrence Owen Murray (1864-1926) was a banker, government official, and Comptroller of the Currency, 1908-1913. He was educated in law, receiving degrees from both Metropolis law school and New York University law school in 1893, and immediately went to Washington, D.C., to work as private secretary to William Edmond Curtis, assistant secretary of the United States treasury. There he continued his education in law and was ultimately promoted to Chief of Organization of the treasury department (1896) and Deputy Comptroller of the Currency, 1898. Murray left governmental service to work for private trust companies in New York until 1904, when his friend, President Theodore Roosevelt, appointed him Assistant Secretary of the Department of Commerce (1904) and Comptroller of the Currency, 1908. He held the latter position until 1913, at which time he took over the presidency of the United States Trust Company in Washington, D.C. Murray went on to serve in a financial and banking capacity for both the United States Army and the American Red Cross, before his death in 1926.

Letters from Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft are security sensitive. Contact repository for further information.

The Lawrence O. Murray papers, 1901-1913, consist of correspondence to Murray, banker, government official, and Comptroller of the Currency, 1908-1913, from various congressional leaders. Lawrence O. Murray Papers, 1901-1913, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin. 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.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/777389118

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

- Theodore Roosevelt

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George Armstrong and Nell Steel Armstrong Papers, 1863-1920 (bulk 1913-1920)

George Armstrong was born 22 February 1884 in St. Louis, Michigan. He enlisted (1908) in the U.S. Army, serving in the regular army for eighteen years and in the Reserves for two, rising to the rank of major in the Military Police. For most of his army service during the period of this correspondence with Nell Floss Steel, later his wife, Nell Steel Armstrong, George Armstrong served with a Recruit Depot in the U.S. Army General Services Infantry, involved with training recruits. George Armstrong married Nell Floss Steel 27 Aug.1917 in Columbus, Ohio. During World War I, George Armstrong was stationed at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indiana and at Camp Sherman, Ohio, eventually serving with the 83rd Infantry Division in France (1918). Before going to France, George Armstrong served on assignments in Columbus, Ohio, El Paso, Tex., Saginaw, Mich., Saint Louis, Mo, Vera Cruz, Mexico, and Texas City, Tex. George Armstrong retired from the Army to build a career in the Texas oilfiields with Texaco, retiring from that company in 1949. He died in Baytown, Tex. in 1964. Nell Floss Steel was born in Chillicothe, Ohio 21 November 1884. After graduating in 1908 from the Protestant Hospital Training School for Nurses in Columbus, Ohio, she became a Red Cross nurse. During World War I, Nell Floss Steel served six months during 1914-1915 in a military hospital in Serbia, spending some time in Athens, Greece enroute. She was also one of the "The Texas Ten," a group of nurses who worked in a military hospital on the Mexican Border at Eagle Pass, Texas during the winter of 1916. Unable to return to active wartime nursing in Europe as a result of her married status, Nell Steel Armstrong worked in hospitals and sanitariums in the Columbus, Ohio area during the rest of World War I. She also did intermittent nursing until her death on 7 Jan. 1968 in Baytown, Texas. Chiefly correspondence, the papers mention prominent politcal issues and figures, including women's suffrage, the Mexican Revolutionary Pancho Villa, the Texas Rangers, Woodrow Wilson, William Howard Taft, and Teddy Roosevelt. Also present are letters from Nell Steel Armstrong to her mother, Mrs. James G. Steel, or sisters, Jane Steel, Margaret Steel, and Ethel Withgott.

 

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/tamucush/00043/tamu-00043.html

Size
5 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

- Woodrow Wilson

- Theodore Roosevelt

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