Identifier: MSS 0050
Scope and Contents
The Dowell-Littlefield Papers consist of correspondence from the Dowell family, as well as a relative, Major George Littlefield of Gonzales. Correspondence dates back to 1868 and is mainly personal in nature.
This collection is open for research.
Permission to publish or reproduce materials from MSS 0050 Dowell-Littlefield Papers must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.
The Dowell family included Dr. Greensville S. Dowell (1822-1881), a prominent Galveston physician who served as dean and professor of surgery at the Galveston Medical College, his first wife, Sallie White Dowell, and their two sons, Shelton and John W. Dowell. Sallie White Dowell was the half-sister of Major George Littlefield (1842-1920), who served in Terry's Texas Rangers and in 1890 organized the American National Bank of Austin.
0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged topically, according to each individual's correspondence. A chronological order is also maintained within each folder.
Donated by Dudley R. Dobie, Jr. on April 22, 1977
Completed by Laura Speck, February 1, 1979
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Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository