Sowers-Campbell Family Papers, 1808-1890 | East Texas Research Center

By Linda Comingore, 1979

Collection Overview

Title: Sowers-Campbell Family Papers, 1808-1890Add to your cart.

ID: A/41

Primary Creator: Sowers, Robert, of Cherokee County, Tex.

Other Creators: Campbell, Emma A.

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Subjects: Business records -- Texas -- Alto, Campbell, Emma A. -- Correspondence, Sowers, Robert, of Cherokee County, Tex. -- Correspondence, Steam power plants -- Texas -- Alto


Correspondence, bills, receipts, and other papers, relating to a steam mill in Alto, Texas, owned by Robert Sowers of Cherokee County, Texas, and personal correspondence of his family and of Emma A. Campbell.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Included in the papers are bills and orders to Sowers and Wells at the Steam Mill in Alto, Texas; receipts, business letters, recipes, and other business papers relating chiefly to Robert Sowers of Cherokee Co. Texas (1808-1890); personal correspondence addressed chiefly to the Robert Sowers' family (1860-1887) of Alto, Texas, and to Emma A. Campbell (1875-1883) of Alto, Texas, from relatives and friends. There are 213 documents in the collection.

Collection Historical Note

Robert Sowers, farmer and part owner of a steam mill in Alto, Texas, was born in Virginia ca. 1820, and eventually settled in Cherokee County, Texas. In 1872, Sowers married Ellen Anderson, born in South Carolina ca. 1840. Ellen's daughter from a previous marriage, Emma, eventually wed and became Emma A. Campbell. Robert Sowers died October 26, 1885, and his wife followed on December 18, 1909.

("Sowers-Campbell Family" Control File, East Texas Research Center. Ralph W. Steen Library. Stephen F. Austin State University).

Subject/Index Terms

Business records -- Texas -- Alto
Campbell, Emma A. -- Correspondence
Sowers, Robert, of Cherokee County, Tex. -- Correspondence
Steam power plants -- Texas -- Alto

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Business Documents, 1808-1890],
[Box 2: Personal Correspondence, 1860-1887],

Box 1: Business Documents, 1808-1890Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bills, 1808-1881Add to your cart.
15 items.
Folder 2: Business Correspondence, 1860-1881Add to your cart.
13 items, including a letter to Mr. Sowers from Eliza Kinney, a doctors widow. The doctor was in a trade deal with money, slaves & land and the deal went bad, July 10, 1860.
Folder 3: Business Papers, 1855, 1864, & 1866Add to your cart.
3 items.
Folder 4: Receipts, and Deposit Slips, 1859-1887Add to your cart.
18 items.
Folder 5: Invitations, 1842-1890Add to your cart.
4 items.
Folder 6: Envelopes, 1882Add to your cart.
10 items.
Folder 7: Recipes, and Miscellaneous Documents, 1878Add to your cart.
14 items.
Folder 8: Notebooks, 1850Add to your cart.
Small notebooks containing information about business accounts, members of a military attachment and a list of students with remarks about their school work; 4 items.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Business Documents, 1808-1890],
[Box 2: Personal Correspondence, 1860-1887],


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