Gladys Hardeman Research Collection
Scope and Contents
"The First Oil Well in Texas and the Southwest" gives an account of the drilling at Oil Springs by Lyne Taliaferro Barret in 1866. The paper includes a description of the drilling techniques and tells of negotiations for financial backing.
"Peter Ellis Bean--Man with a Story" is a biographical sketch of Bean.
"The History of Melrose" gives family histories of the Hardeman, Mast, Walling, Hall, and other families residing there. Accounts of businesses, schools and churches are included, as well as sketches on physicians and the earliest settlers. Parties, dancing, games, and horse racing are also described.
- Event: Donated between 1957-1965
- Hardeman, Gladys (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for research.
Biographical or Historical Information
Gladys Hardeman was born October 24, 1893 in Nacogdoches, Texas, where she resided all her life. She was a teacher, genealogical researcher, and active in local historical societies. She died on August 11, 1980.
0.15 Cubic Feet
This collection is described in four folders and housed with four other collections in one clamshell box.
- Guide to the Gladys Hardeman Research Collection
- Pam Palmer
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