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Holloway Lee Power Papers, 1842-1978

By Pamela Palmer

Collection Overview

Title: Holloway Lee Power Papers, 1842-1978

ID: A/93

Creator: Power, Holloway Lee (1802-1866)

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection contains agricultural, mathematical, and personal notes; religious meditations; correspondence; and a few legal and business papers. There are also some papers of one of Power's sons, Holloway Bunyan Power, born in 1834 in Alabama. He also was a farmer, and upon his father's death on November 6, 1866, he succeeded him as a preacher for Bethany Baptist Church. Some of the records of the church are included with this collection.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence from Holloway Lee Power, Nacogdoches County, to Brother Beebe [editor of religious periodicals, Alabama], 1855, 1862Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence from Power to Beebe, contAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Civil War correspondence from Power, 1861-1865Add to your cart.

Holloway Lee Power [Nacogdoches County] to Hummel Charms [?], n.p., re: Secession, cat 1861. [Draft of letter with religious notes.]

Holloway Lee Power, Nacogdoches County, to son Holloway Bunyan Power 'while in the army" re: Baptism, 1865.

Folder 4: Correspondence to H. L. Power and Others, 1864-1875Add to your cart.

N. C. Jacks [?], Gilmer, TX, to Rev. H. L. Power, [Nacogdoches], Dec. 6, 1864.

J. S. Overton [?], Nacogdoches, to Rev. Mr. Power, n.p., May 21, 1865.

Ben Parker, Anderson County, TX, to Brother Power, n.p., Oct. 1, 1869.

W. P. Watkins [?], Rusk County, TX, to Brother Power, n.p., October 29, 1869.

J. E. Hardie [?], Henderson, to H. L. Power, Nacogdoches, July 20, 1875

Fragment of letter concerning family matters, n.d.

Folder 5: Legal Papers, 1857-1874Add to your cart.

Draft of land deed from William L. Lilly to James W. Power, Nacogdoches County, 1859.

Bond from James R. Arnold of Eastern Texas Railroad Company to H. L. Power for a mule, July 18, 1861.

Agreement between Holloway L. Power and his former slaves to hire them for the remainder of the year, July 4, 1865.

Appointment of H. B. Power as Road Overseer, Nacogdoches County, January 20, 1869.

Deed in trust for indebtedness between J. J. and Sela Millard and Bennett Blake, Nacogdoches County, Nov. 19, 1874.

Folder 6: Holloway Lee Power Diary, Part I, 1850-1853Add to your cart.
Describes his move from Alabama to Texas, negotiations to buy land, weather, church meetings, religious meditations, physical ailments. He mentions going to Thomas J. Rusk's to be magnetized for headaches though to little effect. [image]
Folder 7: Photocopy of Power Diary, Part IAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Holloway Lee Power Diary, Part II, 1854-1857Add to your cart.
Material much the same as in Part I except there are more religious meditations. In September 1854 he returned to Alabama to visit relatives and the diary describes this trip. [image]
Folder 9: Photocopy of Power Diary, Part IIAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Holloway Lee Power - Sketches of Apostle PeterAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Holloway Lee Power - Bible Reflections, 1843-1844Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Holloway Lee Power - Religious Notes with "Index" [contents list]Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Holloway Lee Power - Religious notes, 1857Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Holloway Lee Power - Religious notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Holloway Lee Power - Religious notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Holloway Lee Power - Religious notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Holloway Lee Power - Religious notes, some on 1860 Census formsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Holloway Lee Power - Religious notes [2 written on receipts for 1842 and 1843; 1 on stamped envelope]Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Hand-drawn maps of journey from Alabama to Bastrop, TexAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Holloway Lee Power Daybook, 1848-1861Add to your cart.
Contains agricultural notes on cotton and corn, mathematical problems and solutions, drawings, observations on the weather for 1848-1853, family births and deaths, medical notes on ailments and cures, record of patients treated, farming account records, and religious note
Folder 9: Religious notes - Not Holloway Lee Power [Holloway B. Power?]Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Mathematical notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Little Hope Association of Primitive Baptists Constitution and Creed, 1859Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Bethany Church, 1853-1882Add to your cart.

List of members, 1869-1874.

Bethany Church Record, 1853-1882. Lists members, records letters of members transferring from other churches, contains minutes of church meetings and constitution.

Letter of dismissal for Celia Bigg

Folder 13: Store Accounts; Tax Receip, 1849-1874Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Pamphlets on farming, 1867, 1882-1883Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Speech about America,  [Alaska already acquired], 1867Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Power family genealogy and biography [newspaper clipping and photocopies]; Bible record, 1859, 1967-1978Add to your cart.
Box 3: MicrofilmAdd to your cart.
Microfilm of the Holloway Lee Power Diary and some of the other papers in this collection made at University of Texas at Austin, March 1964.