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T.M. Paschal Papers
- 1851-1921 (Creation)
8 boxes (4 linear feet)
Name of creator
Thomas Moore (T.M.) Paschal was born in Alexandria, Louisiana on December 15, 1845. He received his A.B. from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky in 1866. Paschal was admitted to the bar in 1867. He served as United States Commissioner for the Western District of Texas (1867-1869), city attorney for San Antonio (1869), district attorney for the 24th Judicial District (1870-1875), judge for the 24th District Court (1876-1892). In 1892 Paschal was elected to the House of Representatives, where he served one term. As a judge, Paschal was known for his conservative positions, particularly a case where he refused to naturalize an immigrant with socialist beliefs. Outside of his political career, Paschal was an amateur inventor and Presbyterian. He married Florida A. Mays in 1871, and had five children. Paschal died of pneumonia on January 28, 1919.
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Scope and content
The T.M. (Thomas Moore) Paschal Papers consist of letters, legal documents, bills, advertisements, telegrams, programs, and newspaper clippings. The material spans from 1851-1921. The material in this collection covers a wide range of subjects including Paschal's public career and law practice; land deals in the United States and Mexico; San Antonio civic affairs; and inventions including the Judge's invention of an electro-chemico radio active heater.
System of arrangement
Items in this collection are arranged by creation date. The arrangement was determined by an unknown processing archivist when the collection was first processed, at some unknown date.
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Conditions governing access
This collection is open and available to the public for research in the Special Collections & Archives reading room. The materials are non-circulating.
Conditions governing reproduction
The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission from the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.
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Acquisition and appraisal elements
Provenance of collection is unknown. It is possible that the collection was given to the library by George H. Paschal, Jr., a professor at Trinity University; Paschal was the first cousin twice removed of T.M. Paschal.
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Related archival materials
- Citation: T.M. Paschal papers, 1851-1921. Coates Library Special Collections & Archives, San Antonio, Texas.
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Finding aid created by Colleen Hoelscher, October 29, 2018. Updated January 7, 2020.
Name access points
- Paschal, T.M. (Thomas Moore), 1845-1919 (Subject)