San Augustine Educational Institutions, 1878-1968 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

Title: San Augustine Educational Institutions, 1878-1968Add to your cart.

ID: B/2

Extent: 78.0 Items

Subjects: Orr, A. W. (Albertus Wellington), Private schools -- Texas -- Omen, Summer Hill Select School (Omen, Tex.)

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Charter, catalogs (1878-1899), A. W. Orr (founder and principal) Memorial Society materials, school booklets and publications and other items relating to the school

Collection Historical Note

Summer Hill Select School was founded in 1876 by Albertus Wellington Orr in Omen, Texas. Orr recruited students from all over East Texas and served as principal until 1901. Among the alumni of the school was Alton W. Birdwell, the first President of Stephen F. Austin State University. A private, non-denominational school, it was co-educational but split into male and female classes, from primary through collegiate grades. Curricula included English, mathematics, history, classical studies. There was also a business college, a teachers' course, and independent study.

Subject/Index Terms

Orr, A. W. (Albertus Wellington)
Private schools -- Texas -- Omen
Summer Hill Select School (Omen, Tex.)

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Related Materials: President, Office of the (Birdwell). ETRC University Archives UA4.


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Folder 1: University of San Augustine, 1837-1889Add to your cart.

3 items -

1837-1886 - J. W. Baines, Sec. of State, Austin, to S. W. Blount, San Augustine. Letter including typescript of Articles of Incorporation for University of San Augustine.

1888, Nov. 14 - R. M. Hall, Gen. Land Office Commissioner, Austin, to S. W. Blount. Typed letter plus envelope.

1889, Jan. 9 - Hazlewood & Templeton, Henrietta, TX, to S. W. Blount. Letter plus envelope.

Folder 2: Wesleyan Male and Female College, 1846-1900Add to your cart.

6 items -

1845, Jan. 23 - Articles of Agreement between Board of Trustees of Wesleyan College and Felix G. Lovell

1846, July 25 - To Bishop Joshaway [sic] Soule, Nashville TN, from Francis Wilson, concerning principal for Female College.

1848, Apr. 12-1858, Aug. 20 - Sale of land to Wesleyan College by E. O. LeGrand. Notarized and recorded.

1900, May 16, 24, 30 - James E. Hill, Livingston to Judge Rufus Price. Concerning Wesleyan land. Typed. 3 letters.

Folder 3: University of Eastern Texas, 1848-1852Add to your cart.
1852, Jan. 16 - Handwritten copy of Act of the Legislature Incorporating the University of Eastern Texas, approved Mar. 8, 1848.
Folder 4: Universities at San AugustineAdd to your cart.
1847, Oct. 23 - Typescript of an article which appeared in The Northern Standard regarding the merger of San Augustine's two universities

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