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Covington Family Papers

Identifier: A-0251

Scope and Contents

This collection contains an audio tape, personal letters, legal notices, bills of health, and bank receipts dating from 1890 to roughly 1924. Most of the personal letters are to Mrs. L. Covington from her daughter Sarah and son-in-law, Mr. H.T. Temme concerning their personal life, marriage and Sarah's schooling. A few other letters are written by other family members, including sisters and other children concerning the health and well being of Mr. Covington. Many of the health letters and notices are from the Horton Medicine Company.


  • Creation: 1890-1924

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

Mr. and Mrs. L. Covington lived in Goldthwaite, TX beginning around 1890. They had two daughters and one son. Their daughter, Sarah, married Mr. Harry T. Temme, and moved to Tyler. Mrs. L. Covington was active in the Mills County Baptist Church. The Covingtons were an agricultural working family in East Texas.


0.50 Cubic Feet


This collection is described in 6 folders and housed in a clamshell box.

Method of Acquisition


Guide to the Covington Family Papers
Nichole Strouse
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository