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A native of West Virginia, Edward W. Grogan came to Clay County, Texas, with his family in 1874. He established his own cattle ranch in Texas, eventually expanding into several north Texas counties. While living in the panhandle, Grogan began compiling his recollections of his days on the cattle frontier, continuing his writing after he retired to San Antonio.
Consisting primarily of manuscripts, the Edward W. Grogan Papers contain several literary works in various stages of completion, ranging from brief anecdotes and articles to full-length fictionalized reminiscences of life on the cattle frontier of Texas. Almost all of the works are based on actual events and people, in many cases including Grogan's own experiences or those of his family.
Cattle trade, Manuscripts
DRT Collection at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, "Grogan (Edward W.) Papers, 1931-1934" (2020). Finding Aids: Guides to the Collection. 79.