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Library Manuscript Collection

Identifier: MS 194

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of letters and documents dating from 1696 though 1983 collected by TCU library staff. Many of the letters were written by notable public figures, politicians, authors, and educators. Of note are letters written by Stephen F. Austin, Pearl Buck, Mary Couts Burnett, Alexander Campbell, T.S. Eliot, Tom Conally, John Nance Garner, John F. Kennedy, and Nelson Rockefeller among others. The collection also contains two documents related to colonial Mexico written by Baltasar de Zuniga in 1734 and Juan Ortega y Montanes, an archbishop of Mexico, written in 1696.


  • 1696-1983

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


1.04 Linear feet

Language of Materials



Collection is arranged alphabetically by creator name.


The letters and documents in the collection were saved over the years by various TCU library staff. The exact provenance of each item is not known.

Library Manuscript Collection
Lisa Pena
March, 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

TCU Box 298400
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76129-0001
Fort Worth Texas 76129
(817) 257-4566
(817) 257-7282 (Fax)