BELL, Peter Hansbrough, 1812-1898


Guide to Research Collections

Texas State Library
Archives Division
Austin, TX
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 Bell’s two terms as governor of Texas. Along with Bell’s records are Lieutenant Governor James Wilson Henderson’s records as governor following Peter Bell’s resignation in November 1853.


University of California
The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
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 Eaton’s son-in-law. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


University of Texas at Austin
Center for American History
Austin, TX
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.