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Scope and Contents The L. DeWitt Hale papers consist of approximately 68 linear feet of correspondence, memoranda, speeches, publications, reports, legislative files, and other types of documents. They reflect his many contributions to Corpus Christi, Nueces County, and Texas, and are a wealth of information on the legislative process as well as the political issues of the time.
Overview Walter Elmer Pope was a Corpus Christi attorney, real estate developer, civic leader, and longtime state representative from South Texas. The collection includes seventy linear feet of historical papers from Pope’s legal practice, business office, as well as his correspondence as a state legislator. The documents date from 1832 to 1944, with a few biographical items concerning Mr. Pope written during the 1960s and 1970s.