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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.

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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

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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.

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