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Brewer Family Papers | Manuscripts

Collection Overview

Title: Brewer Family PapersAdd to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1908-2005
ID: 01/AR0804
Primary Creator: Brewer, Melvin E. (1922-2014)
Extent: 4.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The Brewer Family papers are arranged according to object type. The subject files are arranged alphabetically. The family group records, reports, and journals are arranged by object type and alphabetized by title. The clippings are arranged chronologically.
Date Acquired: 06/11/2014. More info below under Accruals.
Subjects: Family history (Genealogy), Genealogical research, Genealogy--Research

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Abstract

Genealogy research materials (papers, clippings) collected by Dallas native Melvin E. Brewer.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Brewer Family papers is a compilation of genealogical research for the Brewer, Morrow, and Waggoner families as well as these families’ respective relatives. This compilation of genealogical materials includes subject files of individual family members, family group records which detail the intricacies of familial pedigree charts and individual summaries, reports of family or individual specific genealogical research, family journals, and transcriptions of love-letters as well as of remembrances.

Collection Historical Note

Melvin E. "Mel" Brewer, the son of Ernest M. Brewer and Effie Mae Waggoner Brewer, was born on May 20, 1922 in Dallas, Texas. Brewer was a member and past director of the Dallas Genealogical Society and the Denton County Genealogical Society. He published three genealogy books about his and his wife's families. He passed away April 6, 2014.

Subject/Index Terms

Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Accruals: 2014-33
Access Restrictions: This collection is currently being processed. Portions of this collection may be unavailable during this time.
Use Restrictions: This collection is not restricted, although some sensitive information may remain. Due to the nature of our collections, it is not always possible to anticipate the location of such private information, and the researcher is held responsible for the inappropriate or unlawful use of any such information they encounter during their research.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.
Acquisition Source: Maribeth Brewer Koch
Acquisition Method: Gift
Related Materials: Letters between John C. Brewer and Emma Davis, Melvin E. Brewer's grandparents, are available in the Portal to Texas History (from the collection of Melvin E. Brewer) For more information please see http://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/partners/PCMB/browse/.
Preferred Citation: {Brewer Family Papers}, University of North Texas Special Collections

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:


Series 1: Subject FilesAdd to your cart.
This series contains the subject files of the Brewer Family Papers. The dates of each file reflect the earliest and latest dates found in each file and, in most cases, are not lifespan dates of individuals.
Box 1Add to your cart.
 
barcode: 600790
Folder 1: Brewer, Aaron George, 1795-1877Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Aaron George Brewer.
Folder 2: Brewer, Albert Adolphus, 1891-1993Add to your cart.
This folder contains copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Albert Adolphus Brewer.
Folder 3: Brewer, Albert Hugh, 1916-1993Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Albert Hugh Brewer.
Folder 4: Brewer, Aubrey Wall, 1922-1992Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Aubrey Wall Brewer.
Folder 5: Brewer, Charles Lester, 1904-1989Add to your cart.
This folder contains general information sheets on Charles Lester Brewer and individuals associated with Charles Lester Brewer.
Folder 6: Brewer, Charles Robert, 1896-1993Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Charles Robert Brewer.
Folder 7: Brewer, E. Mahlon, 1916-1993Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with E.Mahlon Brewer.
Folder 8: Brewer, Emma Louise, 1942-1996Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Emma Louise Brewer.
Folder 9: Brewer, Eugene Lafayette, 1800-1948Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Eugene Lafayette Brewer.
Folder 10: Brewer, George Milton, 1903-1997Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with George Milton Brewer.
Folder 11: Brewer, J.C., 1883-1928Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, summaries of subject research, and general information on individuals associated with J.C. Brewer.
Folder 12: Brewer, J. Leonard, 1913-1997Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with J. Leonard Brewer.
Folder 13: Brewer, John Cicero, 1884-1997Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with John Cicero Brewer.
Folder 14: Brewer, John Cicero Jr., 1919-2002Add to your cart.
This folder contains a general information sheet on John Cicero Brewer Jr.
Folder 15: Brewer, John William, 1919-1995Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with John William Brewer.
Folder 16: Brewer, Lola Esther, 1924-2005Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Lola Esther Brewer.
Folder 17: Brewer, Melvin Elliot, 1922-2005Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Melvin Elliot Brewer.
Folder 18: Brewer, Robert Arthur, 1919-1997Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Robert Arthur Brewer.
Folder 19: Brewer, Thelma Naomi, 1908-1985Add to your cart.
This folder contains a general information sheet on Thelma Naomi Brewer.
Folder 20: Brewer, William Henry, 1937-2005Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with William Henry Brewer.
Folder 21: Brouwer, Adam, 1668-1968Add to your cart.
This folder contains copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Adam Brouwer.
Folder 22: Brouwer, Adam Berkhoven, 1524-1795Add to your cart.
This folder contains copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Adam Berkhoven Brouwer.
Folder 23: Brouwer, Elazarus, 1764-1795Add to your cart.
This folder contains copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Elazurus Brouwer.
Folder 24: Brouwer, George, 1809-1917Add to your cart.
This folder contains copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with George Brouwer.
Folder 25: Brouwer, Jacobus Adams, 1561-1930Add to your cart.
This folder contains copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Jacobus Adams Brouwer.
Folder 26: Cemeteries, 1974-1998Add to your cart.
This folder contains cemetary and plot information for the Brewer Family.
Folder 27: Dusenberry, John, 1812-1999Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence,copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with John Dusenberry.
Folder 28: Ford, Noah, 1847-1988Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Noah Ford.
Folder 29: Gattis, Isaac, 1775-2000Add to your cart.
 
Folder 30: Ingle, Paul, 1812-1921Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Paul Ingle.
Folder 31: Jordan, Charles G., 1893-1993Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Charles G. Jordan.
Folder 32: Morrow (Compiled Data), 1869-1958Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with the Morrow Family.
Folder 33: Morrow Family Group Sheets, 1812-1994Add to your cart.
This folder contains copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with the Morrow Family.
Folder 34: Morrow, James M., 1893-2003Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with James M. Morrow.
Folder 35: Morrow - Military Record, 1884-1988Add to your cart.
This folder contains summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on the Morrow Family military record.
Folder 36: Morrow - Photos, 1865-2002Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, summaries of subject research, and photocopies of photos from the Morrow family
Folder 37: Rutland, John W., 1820-2000Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with John W. Rutland.
Folder 38: Scivally Family, 1755-2011Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with the Scivally Family.
Folder 39: Spencer, Thomas, 1768-2004Add to your cart.
This folder contains copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Thomas Spencer.
Folder 40: Waggoner Family, 1807-2004Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with the Waggoner Family.
Folder 41: Waggoner, George, 1852Add to your cart.
This folder contains a photocopy of the last will and testament of George Waggoner.
Folder 42: Waggoner, "Old" Jacob, 1767-1998Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence,copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Jacob Waggoner.
Folder 43: Waggoner, Jesse, 1804-2004Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Jesse Waggoner
Box 2Add to your cart.
 
barcode: 600791
Folder 1: Waggoner, John George, 1874-1997Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with John George Waggoner.
Folder 2: Waggoner, William S., 1825-2003Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with William S. Waggoner.
Folder 3: Wall, Joseph Simeon, 1838-1995Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, copies of family group records and summaries of subject research on individuals associated with Joseph Simeon Wall.
Folder 4: William Jefferson, 1898-2004Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with William Jefferson.
Folder 5: Willingham Family, 1848-1993Add to your cart.
This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with the Willingham Family.
Series 2: Family Group Records, Journals, and ReportsAdd to your cart.
This series contains family group records, lectures, journals, reports and transcriptions from the Brewer Family Papers.
Box 3Add to your cart.
 
barcode: 600792
Sub-Series 1: Family Group RecordsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 1: The Brewer book, 1884-2004Add to your cart.
This folder contains records and documents used in the Brewer book. It includes individual summaries, emails between family members, family group sheets, descendant summaries, addendums of family members, and correspondence.
Folder 2: The Brewer, Waggoner, and Morrow Family Records, 1848-1999Add to your cart.
This folder contains records and documents which document the Brewer, Waggoner, and Morrow families. It includes pedigree charts, family group sheets, descendant summaries, chronologies, and maps, summaries of family records, United States census summary charts.
Folder 3: Descendants of Sarah Emma Davis, 1999Add to your cart.
This folder contains records of ‘Descendants of Sarah Emma Davis.’ It details the family group of Sarah Emma Davis from Davis’ generation of family through the fifth generation of her descendants. The record also includes sources and an index. Record was written by Melvin Elliot Brewer.
Folder 4: Descendants of George Waggoner, 2004Add to your cart.
This folder contains records of ‘Descendants of George Waggoner.’ It details the family group of George Waggoner from Waggoner’s generation of family. The record also includes sources and an index. Record was compiled by Melvin Elliot Brewer.
Folder 5: Mel Brewer, 1891-1995Add to your cart.
This folder contains records from a binder titled ‘Mel Brewer.’ It details the Morrow and Webb family groups. Record was compiled by Melvin Elliot Brewer.
Folder 6: Morrow Family Records, 1812-1966Add to your cart.
This folder contains copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with the Morrow Family.
Folder 7: Tennessee, 1840-1992Add to your cart.
This folder contains records from a binder titled ‘Tennessee.’ It details census research of the Brewer family group and relatives who were located in Tennessee and in Texas. Record was compiled by Melvin Elliot Brewer.
Sub-Series 2: JournalsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Jack Duniho’s journal, 1968-1969, (copyright 1995)Add to your cart.
This folder contains a copy of Jack Duniho’s journal. It details a trip taken by Jack Duniho and his wife, Louise Duniho to the Yucatan by truck and trailer. The journal was edited by Terrance Duniho.
Sub-Series 3: LecturesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Denton County Genealogical Society, 2006-2008Add to your cart.
This folder contains a copy of Denton County Genealogical Society lectures and conference documents. It includes the DCGS newsletters, DCGS membership roster, email and correspondence, a genealogy glossary, and a lecture handout on migration.
Sub-Series 4: ReportsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Modified Register Report of J.S. Wall Descendants, 1999Add to your cart.
This folder contains a modified register report of J.S. Wall descendants. It details the family group of J.S. Wall from Wall’s generation of family through the sixth generation of descendants. The record also includes sources and an index. Record was written by Melvin Elliot Brewer.
Sub-Series 5: TranscriptionsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Courtship in Texas in the Late 1800s: Excerpts from the Love-letters of my grandfather, John Cicero Brewer, and my grandmother, Sarah Emma Davis, 1878-1879, (copyright 1995)Add to your cart.
This folder contains a copy of ‘Courtship in Texas in the Late 1800s: Excerpts from the Love-letters of my grandfather, John Cicero Brewer, and my grandmother, Sarah Emma Davis.’ It details the courtship of John Cicero Brewer and Sarah Emma Davis. With transcription and commentary by Brewer and Davis’ grandson, Melvin Brewer.
Folder 12: The Recorded Remembrances of Louise Brewer Duniho, 1914-1999, (copyright 1999)Add to your cart.
This folder contains a copy of ‘The Recorded Remembrances of Louise Brewer Duniho.’ It details stories about Louise Brewer Duniho’s life as a child and moments of her adulthood. It was transcribed by Louise Brewer Duniho’s son, Terrance Brewer. The publication also includes photos of family members to accompany the remembrances and correspondence.
Folder 13: Transcription of Letters between John Cicero Brewer and Sarah Emma Davis, 1878-1879, 1878-1879Add to your cart.
This folder contains a copy of ‘Transcription of Letters between John Cicero Brewer and Sarah Emma Davis, 1878-1879.’ It details the courtship of John Cicero Brewer and Sarah Emma Davis. With transcription by Brewer and Davis’ grandson, Melvin Brewer.
Series 3: ClippingsAdd to your cart.
This series contains clippings (and family group records included with the clippings) from the Brewer Family Papers.
barcode: 600793
Box 4: Clippings (and documents housed with clippings), n.d. - 1999Add to your cart.
This box contains clippings and two folders of family records and correspondence housed with the clippings.
Folder 1: Correspondence, n.d.Add to your cart.
The correspondence includes handwritten letters which are undated and as well as emails.
Folder 2: Family Records, 1908-1951Add to your cart.
The family records include: poems, a tribute to Royce G. Gunnin, addresses of family members, a 1908 certificate of matrimony for T.J. Morrow and Flossie E. Willingham, a Christmas dinner menu from 1938, church pamphlets, a story told to the Dallas Morning News in 1928 and re-told on January 8, 1951, the Morrow family birthday list.
Item 1: Notes by E.R. Harer, n.d.Add to your cart.
 
Item 2: Notes by E.R. Harer, n.d.Add to your cart.
 
Item 3: Mrs. E.R. Harer’s obituary, The Gastonia Gazette, n.d.Add to your cart.
 
Item 4: Waggoner's Clippings, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item is an envelope titled Waggoner clippings which includes an ‘In remeberance’ card for Nancy L. Waggoner as well as clippinngs about W.J. Waggoner, Nacny L. Waggoner, William C. Waggoner, Sterling A. Burton, and Daniel N. Waggoner
Item 5: 'Vows Exchanged', n.d.Add to your cart.
 
Item 6: ‘Future Bride’, n.d.Add to your cart.
 
Item 7: ‘Brewer', n.d.Add to your cart.
 
Item 8: ‘Morrow', n.d.Add to your cart.
 
Item 9: ‘Brewer’, n.d.Add to your cart.
 
Item 10: 'DP&L Vote Ordered', n.d.Add to your cart.
 
Item 11: ‘Harlason 50th Wedding Annivesary', n.d.Add to your cart.
 
Item 12: ‘Boys Take Highest Honors at Tech High’, n.d.Add to your cart.
 
Item 13: ‘Guy E. Willingham’, n.d.Add to your cart.
 
Item 14: ‘Teenagers Attend Party which Honored Kathleen Duniho’, n.d.Add to your cart.
 
Item 15: ‘Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Brewer’, n.d.Add to your cart.
 
Item 16: ‘Former Irving Boy Enjoys Paper’, 1933Add to your cart.
 
Item 17: ‘Report on War’, 1945-08-30Add to your cart.
 
Item 18: ‘Stargazers Waiting for Venus Black-out’, The Times Herald, 1951-07-15Add to your cart.
 
Item 19: ‘Astronomer Constructs His Own Telescope’, 1951Add to your cart.
 
Item 20: 'E.M. Brewer’, 1953-11-06Add to your cart.
 
Item 21: ‘Their Reward Among the Stars’, Dallas Times Herald , 1960-07-27Add to your cart.
 
Item 22: ‘Big Eye Turning on Stars’, Dallas Morning News, 1960-07-27Add to your cart.
 
Item 23: Untitled clipping, 1962-06-12Add to your cart.
 
Item 24: ‘Stargazing’,  The Times Herald , 1964-12-09Add to your cart.
 
Item 25: ‘Yerkes’ New Telescope to be 40 inch Reflector’, 1965-07-03Add to your cart.
 
Item 26: Untitled clipping, The Dallas Times Herald Magazine, 1965-05-23Add to your cart.
 
Item 27: ‘Bell Lady of Canton’, 1974-06-16Add to your cart.
 
Item 28: ‘Rites set Saturday for Brewer’, 1974-07-19Add to your cart.
 
Item 29: ‘Shoppers consult the Angel Tree to find a gift idea for the needy’, 1986-12-10Add to your cart.
 
Item 30: ‘Eagle Scouts’, The Dallas Morning News, 1987-05-21Add to your cart.
 
Item 31: Untitled clipping, 1996-09-27Add to your cart.
 
Item 32: ‘Bobby Bland: Founder of animal feed preservative company in Buford’, 1996-11-16Add to your cart.
 
Item 33: ‘Spotlight on Gerry Gunnin, PhD’, Physician Connection, 1999-06Add to your cart.
 

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