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Gladys Hardeman Research Collection

Identifier: A-0069

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


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.

Related Materials

Lyne Taliaferro Barret Papers, A-0005.

L. T. Barret Collection, A-0274.

Guide to the Gladys Hardeman Research Collection
Pam Palmer
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository