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John Young Gooch Collection [Photocopy]

Identifier: SC.003

Scope and Contents

Series I: Personal Papers, 1868-1916, Undated, contains correspondence, news clippings from Austin Daily Stateman, candidacy announcement for District Judge, and a program of Ignacy Jan Paderewski's piano concert held in National Theater, Washington, D.C. Materials are arranged in chronological order from the earliest to the latest date.


  • 1868-1916


Language of Materials

English .

Conditions Governing Access

The entire collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The University of Central Florida Libraries does not hold the originals. Location of originals is unknown. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical or Historical Information

John Young Gooch was born in Kentucky in November of 1848, and moved to Palestine, Texas, with his family when he was a child. He married Miss Belle Collins while living in Athens, Texas, and began practicing law in a partnership with Judge John H. Reagan and Colonel W.S. Herndon upon his return to Palestine shortly thereafter. Gooch was twice elected to the Texas senate, and in 1900 was elected judge of the third judicial district. He died suddenly of apoplexy in May 1904, at the age of 55.


1.00 Linear Feet (2 Boxes)


John Young Gooch was a lawyer, state senator, and district judge of Palestine, Texas. This collection is comprised of correspondence and other documents that belonged to Gooch, primarily letters exchanged with his wife, Belle Gooch, née Collins, and his two brothers, Gideon and Lucious Gooch.

Method of Acquisition

The collection was donated by an unknown donor. It was found in the University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives, and processed in 2017 (CFM19XX_03).

Processing Information

Processed by John Settle; finding aid prepared by John Settle

John Young Gooch Collection [Photocopy] SC.003
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Repository Details

Part of the UCF Special Collections Repository

5th Floor - Room 501
John C. Hitt Library
Orlando FL 32816 US