- US TxAM-C 192-1
Part of Mildred Watkins Mears Papers
Series 1, Correspondence
1/1: Seven Letters
Of the seven letters in this series, all are written from Mears to various correspondents such as members of the Gatesville Methodist Church; "Week End", a radio show from New York; John Banta of the Waco Times-Herald; Robert Davis; and James Day, Texas State Archivist (1946-1963), concerning requests for research materials for her book on the history of Coryell County, Texas.
The exception was written to Mears in 1946 by Zelma Scott, who also wrote and published a study of Coryell County, A History of Coryell County, Texas (Texas State Historical Association, 1965) two years after the publication date of Mears' book.
Series 2, Drafts, Manuscripts, Galleys, and Research Notes
This series contains drafts of chapters and other sections published as Coryell County Scrapbook (Texian Press, 1963). Also present is a printer's galley of a portion of the book, as well as one file of stories not published in the final book, and one file of miscellaneous research and background notes. The drafts are mostly typewritten, with some handwritten annotations, while the research material is mostly handwritten.
1/2: Manuscript of the index, table of contents, preface, and book jacket text. Undated
1/3-12: Manuscript of Chapters One-Ten. Undated
1/13: Printer's galley. Undated
1/14: Unpublished drafts of stories. Undated
1/15-16: Research notes and clippings. 1940s-1960s S2-1/16: gathers original clippings and photostatic copies for which surrogates have been produced by the repository on archival quality paper, and those copies inserted in the other folders to prevent damage to less acidic documents