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Robert P. Boyce Papers

Identifier: MSS 0038

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of a scrapbook, which contains newspaper clippings and mementos, a handwritten memoir and corresponding typescripts, maps, and photographs from the life of Robert P. Boyce. Included are souvenir ribbons from Confederate soldier reunions and Confederate currency with the serial numbers written by hand.


  • 1836-1889 1870-1889
  • Majority of material found within 1870 - 1889

Access Restrictions

Original documents are restricted. Reproductions will be provided.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Robert P. Boyce Papers must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Biographical Note

Robert P. Boyce, 1816-1889, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and claimed in his memoirs to “come of a hard headed race.” He was a veteran of both the Texas Revolution and the U.S. Civil War. An important milestone during his military career transpired when he was assigned to guard Santa Anna following the Texan victory at the Battle of San Jacinto.


0.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The collection is contained in one document box and arranged as follows: scrapbook, photos, maps, and memoirs. The original documents were created by hand and subsequent copies were either photocopied or typewritten.

Missing Title

  1. Series 1: Scrapbook
  2. Series 2: Photographs
  3. Series 3: San Jacinto Battleground sketches
  4. Series 4: Memoirs of R.P. Boyce, 1836-1843 (written in 1887 or 1888)

Acquisition Information

The Robert P. Boyce Papers were donated by Mrs. John P. Rosier on February 19, 1975.

General Physical Description note

.5 linear feet

Processing Information

Processed by Erin S. Norris, March, 2008.
Robert P. Boyce Papers
Pending Final Review
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository


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