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Edward Rockhill Oliver family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-136
Edward Rockhill Oliver, Sr. came from Red River County to Nueces County in 1860, fought in the Civil War and remained in Nueces County afterwards. His son, Edward Rockhill Oliver, Jr. sold the family ranch and came to Corpus Christi to be a tax collector. He was in office at the time the 1919 hurricane struck Corpus Christi and assisted in supervision of refugees taking shelter at the courthouse. The papers include Civil War muster rolls, ledgers, correspondence, and documents concerning his life and family. An oversized framed child’s portrait from the 1800s is included.

Dates

  • 1850-1940

Extent

2 Linear Feet

Title
Guide to Edward Rockhill Oliver family papers
Status
In Progress
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives, Mary and Jeff Bell Library, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Repository

Contact:
6300 Ocean Dr.
Unit 5702
Corpus Christi TX 78412 United States
361-825-4500
361-825-5973 (Fax)