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AC266_BEN_C_STUART_MANUSCRIPTSTHE TYRRELL HISTORICAL LIBRARY AC -266 Ben C. Stuart Manuscripts, 1913-1925 DESCRIPTION Ben C. Stuart was born Benjamin Chambers Stuart in Galveston, Texas, on April 20, 1847. He was a prominent Texasjournlist and historian in the late I 800 and early 1900s. His father, Hamilton Stuart, started the Galveston Civilian newspaper with Levi Jones and Robert A. bion. Ben Stuart worked fifteen years for the Galveston Civilian and for twenty-five years as a reporter and editor for the Galveston News. After retiring, Ben Stuart moved to Beaumont in 1911 to live with his sister, Eleanore Minor, but still contributed to the Galveston News. During this time in Beaumont he also wrote historical sketches and published two volumes: Texas Indian Fighters and Frontier Rangers (1916) and History of Early Texas Newspapers (1917). He died on March 11, 1929. After his death his sister, Eleanore Minor, donated bound volumes of Ben Stuart's handwritten manuscripts on topics related to Texas to the Tyrrell Library. This collection consists of twelve of Ben C. Stuart's handwritten, bound manuscripts about Texas history covering topics such as railroads, pioneers, and hurricanes. The following titles are included: "Early Texas Railroads" "Foreign Colonists in Early Texas Days" "Old San Augustine" "Pioneer Texas Presbytery: The Experiences of Rev. William Y. Allen During the Early Years of the Republic" "Pioneer Texas Priests: The Revival of the Catholic Church During the Early Years of the Republic" "Rough Road to Texas: The Trip By Water From Clean Creek in New York State to Matagorda in 1828" "Some True Stories of Blockade Running" "Texas Naval Notes" "Tropical Hurricane on the Texas Coast" The True Story of The Sieur Louis de St. Denis, One of the Earliest Texas Explorers See also the Ben C. Stuart Papers at the Rosenberg Library in Galveston, Texas.