Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hampton, Howard (John Howard), 1898-1967

Title: Howard Hampton Papers

Dates: 1659-1957 and undated

Abstract: Papers of Howard Hampton from 1659-1957 and undated

Collection #: S 401.1

Quantity: 3 boxes and 1 oversized box (4.5 linear feet)

Language: English

Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Joseph Lyon Miller was a medical doctor from Thomas, West Virginia, who collected and wrote on his family's genealogy, particularly that of the Fielding and Davis families.

A rancher, John Howard Hampton was the nephew of Dr. Miller and was born in Forth Worth, Texas, on January 17, 1898. He began ranching near Clarksville, Texas, later working on the 6666 Ranch and directing ranch operations near Slaton, Texas and Tucumcari, New Mexico. From 1956-1958, he served as president of West Texas Museum Associaion. Hampton donated extensive Indian and western collections to area museums before his death in Tucumcari in 1967.

Scope and Contents

A large part of the collection deals with letters and correspondence relating to Hampton's ancestors, some of which extending back to 1675. It also contains land deeds, inventories, newspaper articles, photographs, and family letters collected by Hampton's uncle, Dr. Joseph L. Miller of Thomas, West Virginia

Conservation Note: Many of the items are fragile and have been encapsulated. Some of these encapsulated items, though nto all, have been deacified using Wei T'o aerosol solution.

Due to the fragil nature of the materials, the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library has digitized this collection to protect the original materials while maintaining access. All files are .PDF files and require Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 or later to view. To view the materials, please go to http://www.swco.ttu.edu/location/Manuscripts/hampton/Howard_Hampton_Guide.html.

Organization

The papers maintain the original arrangement and most are described on an item-level basis. The collection was organized into the following series:

    • I. Miscellaneous
      • A. Miscellaneous documents #1-10
      • B. Miscellaneous documents #11-20
      • C. Miscellaneous documents #21-30
      • D. Miscellaneous documents #31-40
      • E. Miscellaneous documents #41-50
      • F. Miscellaneous documents #51-60
      • G. Miscellaneous newspapers and clippings
      • H. Miscellaneous items
    • II. Miller, Joseph Lyon [Personal]
      • A. Assorted genealogical notes
      • B. Newspapers and newspaper clippings
      • C. Assorted notebooks
      • D. Assorted notebooks
      • E. Miscellaneous items
    • III. Miller, Joseph Lyon [Personal Correspondence]
    • IV. Hampton-Ireland family connections
      • A. Genealogical notes and materials
      • B. Newspapers and newspaper clippings
      • C. Miscellaneous items
      • D. Correspondence
      • E. Miscellaneous
    • V. Oversized Items

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.

Subjects (Persons)

  • Davis family--Genealogy
  • Fielding family--Genealogy
  • Hampton, Howard (John Howard), 1898-1967
  • Hampton, Howard (John Howard), 1898-1967--Correspondence
  • Hampton, Howard (John Howard), 1898-1967--Family
  • Hampton family--Genealogy
  • Miller, Joseph L.
  • Miller, Joseph L.--Correspondence
  • Subjects

  • Genealogy--Texas
  • Genealogy--United States
  • Related Material

    For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections: Earl and Geraldine Hampton oral history interview [sound recording], 1968.

    Administrative Information

    Preferred Citation

    Howard Hampton Papers, 1959-1957 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

    Acquisition

    Gift, 1957-1958?

    Processed by

    Lynn Whitfield, February 27, 2001

    Additional Sources

    Cauthen, Charles Edward. Family Letters of the Three Wade Hamptons, 1782-1901, University of South Carolina Press, 1953.

    Meynard, Virginia G. The Venturers: the Hampton, Harrison, and Earle families of Virginia, South Carolina, and Texas. Easley, S. C.: Southern Historical Press, 1981.

    Collection Inventory

    Miscellaneous

      Box 1, Folder 1, Miscellaneous documents #1-10

    1. Ambrose Fielding inventory, 1675 [2 pieces]
    2. Ambrose Fielding will, 1675 [1 piece]
    3. Land deed, [1 piece], 1680 [1 piece]
    4. Legal instrument, 1684 [1 piece]
    5. Legal instrument, 1691 [1 piece]
    6. Fragmentary legal instrument, 1692
    7. Legal instrument, 1692 [2 pieces]
    8. Surveyor's certificate, Virginia, 1695 [1 piece]
    9. Legal instrument, 1696 [3 pieces]
    10. Thomas Davis will, 1697 [1 piece]
    11. Box 1, Folder 2, Miscellaneous documents #11-20

    12. Ministerial, 1698 [1 piece]
    13. Land Office warrants, Virginia
    14. Box 1, Folder 3, Miscellaneous documents #21-30

    15. Envelope addressed to Theodorick Bland (?) from Richard Callis, 1777 [1 piece]
    16. Thomas A. Davis pocket notebook, 1780
    17. Envelope, Richmond postmark, 1795 [1 piece]
    18. Fragmentary letter, April 2, 1779 [1 piece]
    19. Fragmentary letter, January 24, 1799 [1 piece]
    20. Fragmentary legal instrument, 1800 [1 piece]
    21. Box 1, Folder 4, Miscellaneous documents #31-40

    22. List of expenses, Thomas Massis (?) vs. the Estate of Thomas Adams, 1801 [1 piece]
    23. Letter of LeRoy Daingerfield from Thomas Massie, 1801 [1 piece]
    24. Letter from Richard C. Adams, 1806 [1 piece]
    25. Muster roll 106 Regt. C. C., 1812 [1 piece]
    26. Letter to Mr. Carter from Hugh Phelps, 1818 [1 piece]
    27. Land decree data from court record, 1834 [1 piece]
    28. Promissory note, Grimes and Dudley, 1840 [1 piece]
    29. Survey notes, 1845
    30. Box 1, Folder 5, Miscellaneous documents #41-50

    31. Broadside, to the voters of Lewis county, July 12, 1848 [1 piece]
    32. Broadside, to the voters of Lewis county, July 1, 1848 [1 piece]
    33. Promissory note, Smith and Dupery, 1853 [1 piece]
    34. Copy of a letter from John Carter, 1858 [2 pieces]
    35. Letter to James M. Forbes from A. T. Edwards, 1861 [1 piece]
    36. Letter to James (Forbes?) from A. T. Edwards, 1861 [1 piece]
    37. Merchants letter circular and Cincinnati price current, 1862 [1 piece]
    38. George Flinn discharge, Kentucky cavalry, 1865
    39. Fragmentary letter, August 31 [1 piece]
    40. Box 1, Folder 6, Miscellaneous documents #51-60

    41. Letter from Richmond, November 25 [1 piece]
    42. Envelope addressed to General Broadnasc (?), Greensville county, undated [1 piece]
    43. Copy of election law, undated [1 piece]
    44. Fragmentary petition to The Honorable Speaker and House of Burgesses from the Freeholders of West Moreland County, Virginia, undated [1 piece]
    45. Photocopy of a proclamation by Robert Dinaviddle (?) of Virginia, undated [1 piece]

    Box 1, Folder 7, Miscellaneous newspapers and clippings, 1905-1950 [15 items]

    Box 1, Folder 8, Miscellaneous items

    1. Three British stamps
    2. Unidentified index book, London, 1828
    3. Pamphlet regarding Virginia election, 1863
    4. Pamphlet regarding Virginia theater fire, 1848
    5. Unidentified pocket wallet [2 items]
    6. Photograph of William Hobson coat of arms
    7. Letterhead
    8. Box 1, Folder 9

    9. Bees wax seal
    10. Three fragmentary early medical pamphlets
    11. Package of original vellum for old book repair
    12. Box 1, Folder 10

    13. Article on Josiah Wedgewood
    14. Unidentified stationary [1 piece]
    15. Railway pass, 1892
    16. Various illustrations of book building
    17. Gold leaf paper [4 pieces]
    18. Map, "Geographical Description of the World", London, John Streater, 1659
    19. Three books (sent to main library):
      • A. Sally Nelson Robbins, Scuffles. New York, 1912.
      • B. John T. Goodrich, Fredericksburg and the Cavalier Country. Richmond, 1935.
      • C. Colonial Williamsburg, 1951.
    20. Pocket notebook, "The Carter Family Pedigree", undated [probably 1858]
    21. Box 1, Folder 11

    22. Stamps and envelopes [17 pieces]
    23. "Cotton's Virginia and North Carolina Almanac," 1828
    24. Leaflet, "Shirley Plantation"
    25. Brochure, "A tour of Historic Richmond" [31 pages]
    26. One envelope, British medical book plates [28 pieces]

    Miller, Joseph Lyon [Personal]

    Box 1, Folder 12

  • Assorted Genealogical notes [approximately 100 pieces]
  • Box 1, Folder 13

  • Newspapers and Newspaper Clippings [11 items], 1933-1955
  • Box 1, Folder 14

  • Assorted notebooks [5 items]
  • Box 1, Folder 15

  • Assorted notebooks [3 items]
  • Box 1, Folder 16

  • Miscellaneous Items
    1. Broadside, "Why Dr. Miller Day?"
    2. "Report of Medical Portraits", typescript, 1930
    3. Booklet, "Constitution of Fairfax Club"
    4. Miller book plate
    5. Package, "Mayo Lectures and Miller and Other Medical Photos" [24 prints]
    6. "The Influential Role of Our Doctor", typescript [20 pages]
    7. Real estate tax recepit for Joseph L. Miller, 1899
    8. Box 1, Folder 17

    9. Package, land deeds of J. H. Miller
    10. Booklet, "By-Laws of Thomas Lodge No. 123, AF and AM"
    11. Membership cards [3 items]
    12. Book plates, Richmond Academy of Medicine
    13. Deed, W. D. Ireland to Pamelia D. Miller, 1912 [2 pages]
    14. Receipts, 1907, 1912 and 1913
    15. Photographs [31 prints]
    16. Empty envelopes [2 items]
    17. Letters of correspondence [3 pages]
    18. Warranty deed for John W. Hampton, 1907 [5 pages]
    19. Map labeled "Orient Park, Brookhaven, L. I.," undated [1 item]

    Miller, Joseph L., Personal correspondence

      Box 1, Folder 18

    1. Correspondence, 1890-1899
    2. Box 1, Folder 19

    3. Correspondence, 1900-1909
    4. Box 1, Folder 20

    5. Correspondence, 1910-1919
    6. Box 2, Folder 1

    7. Correspondence, 1920-1929 [including a F. D. R. letter from 1928, and 1 print]
    8. Box 2, Folder 2

    9. Correspondence, 1920-1929
    10. Box 2, Folder 3

    11. Correspondence, 1930-1939
    12. Box 2, Folder 4

    13. Correspondence, 1940-1949
    14. Box 2, Folder 5

    15. Correspondence, 1950-1957
    16. Correspondence, undated
    17. Box 2, Folder 6

    18. Correspondence, Letters between Miller's parents, 1870-1880

    Hampton-Ireland family connections

    Genealogical notes and materials

      Box 2, Folder 7

    1. "The Hamptons of Virginia, Descendants of William Hampton," manuscript [9 pages]
    2. Box 2, Folder 8

    3. "A History of the Hampton Family of the Southern States, 1586-1916", typescript [214 pages]
    4. Box 2, Folder 9

    5. "A History of the Hampton Family of the Southern States, 1586-1916", typescript [214 pages]
    6. Box 2, Folder 10

    7. Newspaper article "Wade Hampton Rides Again," 1891
    8. Box 2, Folder 11

    9. "The Hampton Family of Virginia", typescript, 2 copies [12 pages]
    10. Notes from the John and Lutie Ireland Hampton Family Bible
    11. "The Hamptons of Virginia, South Carolina, Kentucky", and typescript [11 pages]
    12. "The Hampton Family of Virginia", miscellaneous notes, manuscript [4 pages]
    13. Copy of family record, manuscript [4 pages]
    14. Notes from county records [2 pages]
    15. Notebook containing paper clippings of the Hampton Family [100 pages]
    16. Box 2, Folder 12

    17. Miscellaneous notes [approximately 70 pages]

    Box 2, Folder 13, Newspapers and newspaper clippings [19 items]

    Box 2, Folder 14, Miscellaneous Items

    +++1. Notes and notebook, apparently related to Hampton family

    +++ 3. Coin "Tercentenery of the Landing of the Pilgrims 1620-1920"

    +++4. Typed document relating to presentation of W. O. Ireland's picture to Boyd Country Bar, 1939 [two copies]

    +++5. "Dr. Henry Hampton's book," fragmentary copy of prescription book of about 1800

    +++ 6. Funeral notice, Alice N. Hampton, 1885

    +++ 7. Photographs of Hampton Family Bible [12 prints]

    +++ 8. Broadside, "To the Voters of Lewis County," 1851 (?)

    Box 2, Folder 15, 2. Bible, with fading pencil notes in pages at end

    Box 2, Folder 16, Correspondence of Joseph Miller regarding Hampton family

    Box 3, Folder 1, Correspondence of Joseph Miller regarding Hampton family

    Box 3, Folder 2, Correspondence of Joseph Miller regarding Hampton family

    Box 3, Folder 3, Hampton-Ireland papers, 1775-1848 [75 items]

    Box 3, Folder 4, Hampton-Ireland papers, 1850-1859 [71 items]

    Box 3, Folder 5, Hampton-Ireland papers, 1860-1862 [70 items]

    Box 3, Folder 6, Hampton-Ireland papers, 1863-1868 [45 items]

    Box 3, Folder 7, Hampton-Ireland papers, 1871-1925 [13 items]

    Box 3, Folder 8, Hampton-Ireland papers, undated [25 items]

    Miscellaneous

    Box 3, Folder 9

  • Masonic memorabilia, undated [2 items; 3 items were transferred to oversize box]
  • Box 3, Folder 10

  • Newspaper Clippings, 1874-1939 and undated
  • Box 3, Folder 11

  • Deed, Henry Hampton and wife to William Hampton, Sept. 6, 1858
  • Box 3, Folder 12

  • Hampton, John W., Correspondence, 1900-1920 and undated
  • Box 3, Folder 13, Hampton, Howard, Correspondence, 1858-1954 [2 prints]

    Box 3, Folder 14, Family History of James Brown Family and James Hampton, 1951 and undates [4 prints]

    Box 3, Folder 15

  • Miscellaneous pictures (mostly pages from books and magazines), undated
  • Box 3, Folder 16

  • Negatives, undated [13 negs]
  • Box 3, Folder 17, Photographs, undated [87 prints]

    Box 3, Folder 18, Photographs, undated [92 prints]

    Box 3, Folder 19, Postcards, undated [23 prints]

    Box 4 - Oversized Items

    1. Masonic Memorabilia (original location box 3 folder 9)

    Stained, white silk bib (or apron?) labeled "John Henderson" in fading ink

    White vellum (?) hanging tapestry stating "Presented by Thomas Lodge No. 123 A. F. and A. M., Thomas W. Va., to Bro. Joseph L. Miller, entered Jan. 6, 1909, passed Feb. 3, 1909, raised Feb. 20, 1909, C. M. Roehrig, Sec. Samuel W. Gross, W.: M"

    White vellum (?) with blue silk hanging tapestry stating "Presented by Thomas Lodge No. 123 A. F. and A. M., Thomas W. Va., to Joseph L. Miller, Postmaster, 1913, 1914, March 2nd, 1921"

    2. Miscellaneous documents #11-20 (original location was box 1 folder 2)

    13. Deed, Robert Carter to Thomas Carter, Jr., 1712 [1 item]. Item encapsulated, but not deacidified.

    14. Land deed, 1715 [1 page]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution.

    15. Land deed, 1753 [1 page]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution.

    16. Court records, 1756 [2 pages]. Item encapsulated, but not deacidified.

    17. Fragmentary court records, 1764 [2 pages]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution

    18. Letter to Thomas Adams from Richard (?) Adams, 1768 [1 page]. Item encapsulated but not deacidified.

    19. Letter to Mr. Carter from Jollory (?) Picket (?), 1769 [1 page]. Item encapsualted.

    20. Letter to Thomas Adams from Robert Burnell, July 22, 1771 [1 page]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution.

    3. Miscellaneous documents #21-30 (original location was box 1 folder 3)

    21. Letter to Thomas Adams from Robert Burnell, September 8, 1771 [1 page]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution

    22. Fragmentary letter from Richmond, August 19, 1773 [1 page]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution

    25. Letter to Der Neusville and Son from James Maury, 1780 [1 page]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution

    29. Land deed signed by James Monroe, 1800 [1 page]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution.

    4. Miscellaneous documents #31-40 (original location was box 1 folder 4)

    36. Letter to court clerk, Lewis county, Kentucky, from Joseph Ball (?), 1825 [1 page]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution.

    37. Essay, "Serious Morning Reflections", 1825 [1 page]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution.

    5. Miscellaneous documents #41-50 (original location was box 1 folder 5)

    43. Broadside, to the voters of Lewis County, July 31, 1848 [1 page]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution.

    6. Miscellaneous documents #51-60 (original location was box 1 folder 6)

    51. Fragmentary letter from W. Goosley, undated [1 page]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution.

    53. Plea to the court of Mason county from administrator of Carter estate, undated [2 pages]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution.

    57. Fragmentary letter, undated [1 page].

    58. Fragmentary letter to W. Ireland from Ian (?) Drake, undated [1 page]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution.

    60. Signatures, undated [10 pages]. Items encapsulated.

    1. Thomas Jefferson
    2. James Monroe
    3. Patrick Henry
    4. William Clayborne, Secretary of the Governor's Council, 1624
    5. Benjamin Harrison
    6. Edmund Randolph
    7. R. Collins
    8. William Fitzhugh
    9. James Madison
    10. unidentified

    7. Miscellaneous Items (original location was box 2 folder 15)

    9. Sheet of manuscript music, "Tell Me," ballad by S. R. Ireland and Pamelia D. Hampton. Item encapsulated but not deacidified

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