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Dr. S.O. Young Papers

Identifier: MSS 0010

Scope and Contents

The Dr. S.O. Young Papers is a small collection of newspaper clippings, manuscripts, pamphlets, and correspondence relating to the activities of Dr. S.O. Young and his mother, Maude J. Young. The major part of the collection relates to S. O. Young.


  • 1836-1934

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the S. O. Young Papers must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Biographical Note

Dr. Samuel Oliver Young (1848-1926) was a life-long resident of Houston, Texas, except for a twenty-year stay in Galveston. During the Civil War, Dr. Young served in Hood's Texas Brigade for the Confederate Army. After the war, he graduated from Washington College (later Washington and Lee University) and later received his medical degree from New Orleans Medical College. He practiced medicine in Houston until the death of his mother in 1882. He then helped found the Houston Post. Later, Young became managing editor of the Galveston News and secretary of the Galveston Cotton Exchange. After retirement, Dr. Young was active as a writer of Houston and Texas history and participated in the many reunion events of Hood's Texas Brigade members.

Maude J. Young, his mother, was an early Houston educator, civic leader, botanist, and author who was born in Beauford, North Carolina, November 1, 1826, and died in Houston, April 15, 1882.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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The collection is arranged into four series based on subject.

Series I: Correspondence, Writings, and Clippings relating to S.O. Young Series II: Texas History Correspondence and Clippings Series III: Military Correspondence and Clippings Series IV: Correspondence by and about Mrs. Young

Acquisition Information

Donated by Fanny Cubley in 1963.

Processing Information

Processed by Don. E. Carleton, March 12, 1976.
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Repository Details

Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository


The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002