Guide to Research CollectionsTexas State Library
Papers: 1849-1853, 1.88 cubic feet.
Types of records are correspondence, lists, memorandums, proclamations, legal documents, financial records, proceedings, reports, transcripts, military orders, affidavits, muster rolls, warrants, resolutions, clippings, broadsides, and petitions from citizens of various counties, dating from 1849 to 1853. Records were created during Peter Hansbrough Bells two terms as governor of Texas. Along with Bells records are Lieutenant Governor James Wilson Hendersons records as governor following Peter Bells resignation in November 1853.
University of California
The Bancroft Library
Papers: In the Texas Governor Records, 1850-1853 (Bell), 1 sheet.
A grant of land in Upshure County from Governor Bell to Charles Duncombe.
University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: In the William Eaton Papers, ca. 1725-1893, 0.5 linear foot.
Persons represented include Peter Hansbrough Bell, William Eatons son-in-law. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
University of Texas at Austin
Center for American History
Papers: 1847-1898, 3 linear inches.
The papers relate to the service of Peter Hansbrough Bell in the Mexican and Civil Wars, as Governor of Texas, and as a congressman. Some copies of papers are in the Southern Historical Collection. A finding aid is available in the repository.