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Dowell-Littlefield Papers

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.


  • 1868-1906

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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.

Historical Note

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)

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The collection is arranged topically, according to each individual's correspondence. A chronological order is also maintained within each folder.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Dudley R. Dobie, Jr. on April 22, 1977

Processing Information

Completed by Laura Speck, February 1, 1979
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Repository Details

Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository


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