Milsaps Collection


The Milsaps Collection was created by John Ephraim Thomas Milsaps - bibliophile, Salvationist, traveler and diarist - who joined the Salvation Army in 1883 and remained in its service until his retirement. As a professional Salvationist, Major Milsaps travelled widely in this country and abroad as a Salvation Army organizer and (San Francisco) WAR CRY editor. Along the way Major Milsaps kept a meticulous seventy-three volume diary which chronicles not only his army activities, but also a host of general observations useful to researchers. In addition, the Milsaps Papers contain extensive scrapbooks of personal and Salvationist material, personal correspondence and an extensive photographic collection. Similarly, the papers contain a significant body of Salvation Army literature and ephemera unique in this country. The Milsaps Papers also contain the Major's collection of autographs, many of which bear on nineteenth century American politics, especially in the state of Ohio. Also in the collection is a group of scrapbooks dealing with such diverse topics as the Galveston Storm of 1900 and the San Francisco Earthquake.
Link to Resource

http://digital.houstonlibrary.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/milsaps Disclaimer: this does not appear to be a resource that we own or control.

Resource Type
Online Primary or Secondary Sources
Source(s)
Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Was this resource helpful?

Do you have a resource to share? Add new Resource »


Please help us to keep these resources up to date and organized.

Report other problem »

Support these Programs

As a nonprofit, our education programs depend on supporters like you.

Donate today

When you shop at Legacy of Texas , 100% of the profits go straight to us.