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A native of Houston, Texas, Katherine McGowen (1844-1914) was married to John J. Brashear, a lawyer and Harris County official.
Consisting of three autograph albums and a collection of sheet music, the Brashear papers provide a window on the religious and social life of Katherine McGowen and her mother.
Sheet music, Social life and customs, Women
DRT Collection at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, "Brashear (Katherine McGowen) Sheet Music and Autograph Albums, 1838-1861" (2020). Finding Aids: Guides to the Collection. 53.