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ADAIR (A. GARLAND) PAPERS, 1958

Materials produced by and for Adair relate to the American Legion Texas Centennial of Statehood Committee, the Republic of Texas Navy, the Texas Memorial Museum, Susanna Dickenson, John Nance Garner and Royal T. Wheeler.

Index Terms

Adair, A. Garland
Firearms
Garner, John Nance
Texas Heritage Pictorial Handbook
Texas Rangers

ADAIR (HUGH D.) NARRATIVE, 1960

Papers relate to literary production by Adair, "Texas Rangers and Colt Revolvers." Includes the narrative, a letter from Adair submitting the work to the Southwestern Historical Quarterly for possible publication, and critical notes, possibly from someone named Barton.

Index Terms

Adair, Hugh D.

ADAMS (WALTER DICKSON) PAPERS, 1880-1961

Papers concern the career of pharmacist Adams (1872-1961), a prominent leader in his profession who was active in state and national politics and in the promotion of higher education in Texas. Adams's interest in local and family history is also reflected in the papers.

Correspondence, speeches, reports, account books, legislative bills, prescriptions, scrapbooks, photographs, newspaper clippings and pamphlets arranged chronologically under subject.

Includes images of Adams and other pharmacists, pharmacies in Texas, the National Institute of Pharmacy in Washington, D.C., and conventions of various pharmaceutical associations. Also contains photographs of nationally prominent politicians.

Index Terms

Adams, Walter Dickson
Adams Family
American Pharmaceutical Association
Bailey, Joseph Weldon, Jr.
College of Industrial Arts
Dallas, Texas
Forney, John W.
Forney, Texas
Graham, J. W.
Kaufman, Texas
Pharmacy and pharmacies
Texas Druggist (magazine)
Texas Pharmaceutical Association

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE (TEXAS) RECORDS, 1838-1889
TEXAS ADJUTANT GENERAL MISCELLANY, 1839-1879
TEXAS ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE RECORDS, 1838-1889
TEXAS ADJUTANT GENERAL'S RECORDS, 1838-1889

Special and general orders, correspondence, and reports of the Texas Rangers, State Police, and other law enforcement officers in Texas (1838-1889), primarily relate to the defense of the frontier against Indians and outlaws. Manuscript material is photocopied.

Index Terms

Bass, Sam
Crime and criminals
Indians
Indians, Conflicts with and defenses against
Indians of Mexico
Texas. Adjutant General's Office

AFFLECK (J.D.) PAPERS ca. 1890, 1933

Papers consist of the typescript of biographical writings concerning John Coffee Hays (1817-1883), who was employed by the Republic of Texas to make surveys on the frontier, became a captain as a Texas Ranger and Indian fighter, and was a colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War. Hays went to California during the Gold Rush in 1849 where he served as sheriff of San Francisco County, became surveyor general of California, and was politically prominent. A full-length biography by Affleck is included as well as Affleck's research notes and newspaper accounts of Hay's life by Edgar Rivera and A.C. Taylor.

Index Terms

Affleck, J. D.

AGUAYO (JOSEPH DE AZLOR Y VIRTO DE VERA) MARQUIS DE PAPERS, 1720-1722, 1929

Diary in Spanish of Azlor y Virto de Vera, Marquis de Aguayo (1677-1734), a photostatic copy of the original in the San Francisco Archives of the National Library, Mexico City, contains Aguayo's account of his expedition to Texas (1720-1722) to reoccupy the East Texas missions and presidios that had been abandoned during the French invasion in 1719. Second item is Frederick C. Chabot's sketch of the Aguayo family, containing an account of the Texas expedition in addition to the family genealogy.

Index Terms

Aguayo, Marquis de (Joseph de Azlor y Virto de Vera)
Texas, Spanish

ALDRIDGE (WILLIAM B.) LETTERS, 1836-1837

Family correspondence, including Aldridge's discussion of the Texas Revolution and his impressions of cultural affairs, government, military affairs, politics, and social affairs in Texas.

Index Terms

Politics and politicians
Social life and customs
Texas Revolution

AMANGUAL (FRANCISCO) DIARY, 1808

Two English translations by Mattie Austin Hatcher (1934) and J. Villasano Haggar (1939) of Amangual's diary of his expedition in 1808 from San Antonio to Santa Fe and his return to San Antonio by way of San Elizario. (Original in the Bexar Archives.)

Index Terms

Amangual, Francisco
Diaries
Explorations
Texas, Spanish

AMELIA ISLAND MESSAGE, 1818

Message from President James Monroe announcing that American troops had taken possession of Amelia Island, East Florida. American military intervention in the Floridas resulted in the Adams-Onis Treaty (1819), which ceded Florida to the United States and defined the boundary of the Louisiana Territory to exclude Texas.

Index Terms

Adams-Onis Treaty
Amelia Island, Florida
Texas, Spanish
U. S. Army

AMES (HARRIET A. MOORE PAGE POTTER) REMINISCENCES, undated

Memoirs of the era of the Texas Revolution and the Republic of Texas by Mrs. Ames, then the wife of Robert Potter, Secretary of the Texas Navy. Microfilm holdings include Samuel K. Lewis and Edward McGinnis v. Charles Ames and Harriet Ames.

Index Terms

Ames, Harriet A. Moore Page Potter
Austin Bayou (Brazoria County)
Frontier and pioneer life
Potter, Robert
Potter's Point, Texas
Runaway Scrape
Texas. Republic
Texas Revolution

AMPUDIA (PEDRO DE) PAPERS, 1836

Letter from Ampudia, May 2, 1836, commander of retreating Mexican forces, to Erasmo Sequin, with reply May 3, from Juan Sequin, advance commander of the Texas forces. Ampudia's letter informs Erasmo Sequin that he is unaware of any slaves or stolen property nearby. Juan Sequin's reply assures that the Mexicans will not be attacked.

Index Terms

Ampudia, Pedro de
Seguin, Juan Jose Maria Erasmo de Jesus
Texas. Republic
Texas. Republic - Military affairs

ANDREWS (H. L.) CRITIQUE, 1939

Notes, criticism, and suggestions concerning Herbert Gambrell's Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar: Troubadour and Crusader (1934).

Index Terms

Andrews, H. L.
Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte
Texas. Republic

ARCHIVO GENERAL DE INDIAS, 1511-1850

These Spanish colonial records document government administration and concern relations between Spain and the United States, Indian relations, the Louisiana-Texas border, slavery, military affairs, and the Philip Nolan incident. Records are largely composed of correspondence of the Marques de Casa Calvo, governor of Spanish Louisiana, and also include affidavits, inventories, deeds, and a troop roster. Contents are arranged by place of origin, then by correspondent.

Index Terms

Archivo General de Indias
Border affairs - Texas-Louisiana
Explorations
Indians
Jones, Evan
Louisiana, Spanish
Louisiana Territory
Nacogdoches, Texas
Natchez, Mississippi
Natchitoches, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
Nolan, Philip
Power, Thomas
Ships and shipping
Shipwrecks
Slaves and slavery
Smuggling
Spain - Military affairs
Spain - Naval affairs
Texas Memorial Museum
Texas, Spanish
Vidal, Jose

ARCHIVO GENERAL DE MEXICO, 1538-1849

Transcriptions of documents preserved in the Archivo General y Publico de la Nacion in Mexico City. The University of Texas holdings include: California, 1682-1807, 1823 (1 vol.); Correspondencia de Virreyes, 1755-1793 (1 vol.); Fomento, Colonizacion, 1821-1836 (17 vols.); Guerra, 1706-1831 (6 vols.); Guerra y Marina, 1827-1845 (15 vols.); Historia, 1538-1820 (89 vols.); Inquisicion, 1560-1662 (9 vols.); Marina, 1756-1814 (11 vols.); Misiones, 1623-1810 (2 vols.); Misiones de California, 1617-1821 (1 vol.); Provincias Internas, 1617-1821 (88 vols.); Reales Cedulas, 1691-1793 (7 vols.); Relaciones Exteriores, 1806-1849 (20 vols.); and Tierras, 1660-1719 (12 vols.).

Index Terms

California
Colonies and colonization
Inquisition - Spain
Land
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Mexico - Foreign relations
Mexico, Spanish
Missions
New Spain, Viceroyalty of
Texas Memorial Museum
Texas, Spanish

ARCHIVO SAN FRANCISCO EL GRANDE, 1673-1800

Records consist of 36 volumes of transcriptions selected and copied from the originals in Mexico by Carlos E. Castaneda. While the primary geographic emphasis is upon the Texas region, there is also documentation relative to California, Coahuila, New Mexico, Nueva Viscaya, Nuevo Leon, Seno Mexicano, Sinaloa, and Sonora. Much of the documentation refers to the establishment and operation of the missions, consisting typically of mission reports in which information is given regarding institutional activities, requests for supplies, relations with the Indians, episcopal visitations, and the like. In addition to ecclesiastical matters, the records also embrace major military and political developments between 1673-1800.

Among the subjects treated in detail are the Aguayo Expedition, Pedro de Rivera's inspection and the implementation of his recommendations; French incursions into Texas; Bernardo de Miranda's discovery of mines in Texas; Indian depredations; the Marquis de Rubi's report and the reorganization of the Spanish frontier; the activities of Athanase de Mezieres; pacification of the Provincias Internas; Juan Agustin Morfi's Historia de la Provincia de Texas; and the secularization of the missions. Use of the records is facilitated by a descriptive calendar.

Index Terms

Aguayo Expedition
California
Explorations
French in Texas
Indians
Mexico
Mines and mining
Miranda, Bernardo de
Missions
Morfi, Juan Agustin De
New Mexico
New Spain, Viceroyalty of
Politics and politicians
Religion
Rivera, Pedro de
Rubi, Marqui de (Cayetano Maria Pignatelli Rubi Corbera y Saint Clement)
Texas Memorial Museum
Texas, Spanish

ARMSTRONG (SIDDIE ROBSON) REPORT, 1927

Analysis of the congressional debate of the admission of Texas to the Union (1841-1844) by Armstrong, a student at the University of Colorado.

Index Terms

Armstrong, Siddie Robson
Texas, Annexation of
U. S. Congress. House of Representatives
U. S. Congress. Senate

ASKEW (HENRY GARRISON) PAPERS, 1852-1921

Papers concerning the business activities and personal affairs of Askew (1845-1921), the first auditor for the Texas Railroad Commission (1891-1906), contain correspondence, letterbook, bills, receipts, checks, reports, legal documents, maps, an autobiography, and other literary productions, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Index Terms

Askew, Elizabeth
Askew, Henry Garrison
Austin, Texas
Civil War - Veterans
Jones, Jim
Kansas and Gulf Short Line Railway
Military service - Compensation
Railroads
Real estate
Rowland, H. H.
Smith County, Texas
Texas and Saint Louis Railway Company
Texas Pharmaceutical Association
Texas. Railroad Commission
Tyler Tap Railroad
Tyler, Texas
United Confederate Veterans
United Order of the Golden Cross
Veterans

ASKEW (T. N.) PAPERS, 1904

Papers concerning the business activities and personal affairs of Askew (1845-1921), the first auditor for the Texas Railroad Commission (1891-1906), contain correspondence, letterbook, bills, receipts, checks, reports, legal documents, maps, an autobiography, and other literary productions, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Index Terms

Askew, T. N.
Laughlin, J. D.
Natchez Trace Collection

ATEN (IRA) ITEM, 1883-1889

Aten's reminiscences of his service with the Texas Rangers from 1883 to 1889.

Index Terms

Aten, Ira
Texas Rangers

ATKINSON (MARY JOURDAN) PAPERS, 1922, 1930-1931

Collection consists of videotapes, promotional materials, interviews and posters of Roller events and includes jackets and skates. Also included in the collection are performer agreements and press releases.

Index Terms

Atkinson, Mary Jourdan
Bachman Family
Central Christian Church (Austin, Texas)
Texas Fine Arts Association

AURY (LOUIS-MICHEL) PAPERS, 1808-1821

Letters, inventory, statements of account, memorial, and drawing relating to Aury (ca. 1788-1821). Papers include Aury's correspondence with his mother, sister, and other relatives in France regarding his experiences in the French Navy; his experiences as a privateer under commission of &quote;Etats Unis de l'Amerique du Sud&quote;; his purchase of a ship and the siege of Cartagena, Colombia; and his experiences as a privateer and politician under the commission of the rebel forces of the Mexican Republic, as well as his appointment as civil and military governor of Texas. Materials are in French and include a pencil sketch considered to represent Aury. Also included is documentation for such familial concerns as Aury's sending money to his family, the death of relatives, and advising his sister regarding matrimony.

Index Terms

Aury, Louis-Michel
Bolivar, Simon
Cartagena, Colombia
Galveston, Texas
Grenadine Republic
Privateering
Texas Memorial Museum

AUSTIN (HENRY) PAPERS, 1794-1853

Letters of Henry Austin (1782-1852) and members of his family concerning the colonization of Texas and the governmental and political affairs of the Republic of Texas; Austin's will.

Index Terms

Agriculture
Austin, Moses
Austin, Stephen Fuller
Borden, J. Gail, Jr.
Burnet, David Gouverneur
Holley, Mary Austin
New Orleans, Louisiana
Perry, James Franklin
Politics and politicians
San Felipe de Austin, Texas

AYNESWORTH (KENNETH HAZEN) SPEECH 1933

Speech delivered by Aynesworth (1873-1944), Waco surgeon, archeologist, member of UT Board of Regents, and author of articles on historical subjects, before the Texas State Historical Association, April 21, 1933, concerning the establishment of the Texas Collection in Baylor University. Included is a program of the Association's 1933 annual meeting.

Index Terms

Aynesworth, Kenneth Hazen
Baylor University
Libraries and archives
Texas State Historical Association

BACARISSE (CHARLES A.) NARRATIVE, undated

Biographical study by University of Houston historian Bacarisse of Felipe Enrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop (1766-1827), and his activities in the colonization of Louisiana and Texas under the Spanish and Mexican governments (1795-1827) including his efforts to assist Moses and Stephen F. Austin in establishing their colony.

Index Terms

Austin's Colony
Bacarisse, Charles A.
Bastrop, Baron de (Felipe Enrique Neri)
Colonies and colonization
Louisiana, Spanish
San Antonio de Bexar, Texas
Texas Memorial Museum
Texas, Spanish

BANTA (WILLIAM) AND CADWELL (JOHN WESLEY, JR.) NARRATIVE, 1893

Biographical and general historical narrative by Banta (b. 1827) and Cadwell concerns the lives of Banta and John Wesley Cadwell, Sr. (1824-1888), and their service in the Texas Rangers. It was published in 1893 as Twenty-Seven Years on the Frontier, or Fifty Years in Texas.

Index Terms

Banta, William
Cadwell, John Wesley, Jr.
Cadwell, John Wesley, Sr.
Frontier and pioneer life
Indians
Texas Rangers

BARLER (MILES) PAPERS, ca. 1891-1939

Letters, genealogy, autograph books, newspaper clippings, creative works, maps, and photographs document Barler's activities as merchant, deputy sheriff and Texas Ranger near Llano, Texas, at the turn of the century. Papers also concern the Barler-Monroe family activities.

The bulk of the collection is portraits of the Barler and Monroe families. The remainder of the collection contains photographs of various other family activities in Texas, including photographs of picnics at Enchanted Rock in Llano County and San Saba County Falls. Photographs of Llano, Texas, and the surrounding areas are also included. Several different formats of nineteenth-century photographs are included, such as cabinet cards, cartes de visite and tintypes.

Index Terms

Barler, Miles
Confederate States of America.Army.Infantry.Twenty-ninth Georgia Regiment
Llano, Texas
Texas Rangers

BARNARD (JOSEPH HENRY) PAPERS, 1836-1860, 1949-1982

Papers of Barnard (1804-1861), a surgeon who served with Col. James W. Fannin during the Texas Revolution in 1836, include Barnard's annotated list of men under the command of Fannin at Goliad. Barnard was captured with Fannin's forces, but his life was spared so he could treat wounded Mexicans. Also included is Barnard's signed list of 66 voters together with the vote tally for the 1837 election held at San Felipe de Austin for the purpose of selecting Austin County's representative to the Congress of the Republic. An 1844 list of members of the Eight Congress of the Republic of Texas (1843-1844) relates to Barnard's term as a representative for Fort Bend County, and a ledger concerns his ranching activities in Goliard County. Printed material relates to Barnard, his family, and the history of Goliard.

Index Terms

Barnard, Joseph Henry
Cattle industry
Elections, Congressional - Texas. Republic
Fannin, James Walker, Jr.
Fort Bend County, Texas
Goliad Massacre
Goliad, Texas
Hogs
Karnes County, Texas
San Felipe de Austin, Texas
Texas. Republic. Army
Texas. Republic. Congress
Texas. Republic - Military affairs
Texas Revolution

BARNHOUSE (TELFORD L.) ESSAY, 1930

A study by Barnhouse, a University of Texas student, of the contributions to Texas education by Mirabeau B. Lamar (1789-1859), second president of the Republic of Texas (1838-1841).

Index Terms

Barnhouse, Telford L.
Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte
Texas. Republic

BARRETT (DON CARLOS) PAPERS, 1820-1897

Correspondence, land records, legal documents, and biographical notes concern Barrett (1788- 1838), attorney and judge advocate general of the Republic of Texas Army. The papers relate to the location and acquisition of land, politics, elections, conditions in Texas, recommendations for military promotions, and other military subjects. The later documents concern the Barrett estate. Some documents exist only in Photostat or transcript form.

Index Terms

Barrett, Don Carlos
Texas. Republic. Army
Texas. Republic - Legal affairs

BARTHOLOMEW (EUGENE CARLOS) PAPERS, 1794, 1856-1905

Correspondence, account papers, legal papers, autograph book, and scrapbooks of Bartholomew (1839-1923), banker, concern the operation of the Star State Savings Association and Bartholomew's activities as Austin city councilman, banker, state superintendent of education, and clerk of the Texas House of Representatives during Reconstruction. The scrapbooks contain miscellaneous essays, poetry, political and social newspaper clippings, and obituaries.

Index Terms

Austin, Texas
Banks and banking
Bartholomew, Eugene Carlos
Bonds
City councilmen
Reconstruction
Star State Savings Association
Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. Eleventh Congress

BASTROP COUNTY (TEXAS) RECORDS, 1834, 1847-1848, 1907

Items include Bastrop County property assessment book, 1847-1848 account book of [Robert James Moore], 1847-1848 photostat of the minute book of the Ayuntamiento of Mina, 1834 and typed transcripts of two newspaper clippings concerning the murders of Simeon at McDade on Christmas Day in 1883.

Index Terms

Bastrop County, Texas
Bastrop, Texas
McDade, Texas
Mina, Ayuntamiento of,
Texas Memorial Museum

BEALES (JOHN CHARLES) PAPERS, 1832-1855

Reminiscences, land grants, deed, and legislative petition concern colonization ventures of Beales (1804-1878), empresario. Papers relate specifically to Beale's Rio Grande Colony, the Texas Land Company, and Beale's efforts to effect restoration of his Mexican grants after the Texas Revolution and again after Texas joined the United States.

Index Terms

Beales, John Charles
Beales's Rio Grande Colony
Colonies and colonization
Dolores, Texas
Empresarios
South Texas (region)
Texas Land Company

 

BEE (BARNARD E.) PAPERS, 1829-1853

Papers concern the public career of Bee (1787-1853), attorney, soldier, and statesman, including correspondence, recommendations, and government documents. Papers relate especially to the Department of War and the Department of State of the Republic of Texas and efforts to secure the recognition of Texas and Mexico; the removal of Santa Anna to Washington D.C.; and the protection of the Texas frontier against Indian depredations.

Index Terms

Bee, Barnard E.
Texas. Republic. Department of State
Texas. Republic. Department of War

BEE (HAMILTON PRIOLEAU) PAPERS, 1838-1894

Correspondence and army orders concern Bee (1882-1897), lieutenant in the Mexican War, brigadier general in the Confederate forces during the Civil War and representative from Laredo to the Texas Legislature (1849-1859).

Index Terms

Bee, Hamilton Prioleau
Civil War - Military affairs
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives

BELL (JAMES HALL) PAPERS, 1849-1908

Papers concern the life of Bell (1825-1892), attorney, Texas Supreme Court justice, and secretary of state of Texas, and the affairs of Edward Bingham Wright (1838-1914), Union soldier and Presbyterian minister, including correspondence, business papers, legal papers, and memoranda. Papers relate to Bell's personal and family life; European travels; mining operations; affairs of the Houston Tap and Brazoira Railroad; Congressional pensioning of Wright, including correspondence between Albert Sidney Burleson and Ira Hobart Evans; and especially the political, economic, military, and governmental affairs of Texas during Reconstruction.

Index Terms

Austin, Texas
Bell, James Hall
Brazoria County, Texas
Military service - Compensation
Reconstruction
Texas. Supreme Court
Travel
Wright, Edward Bingham

BELL (PETER HANSBOROUGH) PAPERS, 1847-1898

Papers concern Bell (1812-1898), soldier, congressman, and governor, and include correspondence, letter books, legal papers, business papers, newspaper clippings, and microfilm of Bell materials in William Eaton Papers, Southern History Collection, University of North Carolina. Papers relate to Bell's activities as a soldier during the Mexican War, as governor of Texas (1849-1851), as United States Congressman (1853-1857), and during the Civil War.

Index Terms

Texas. Governors
U. S. Congress. House of Representatives

BELL (THOMAS W.) FAMILY PAPERS, 1827-1860, 1897, 1959

Papers concern Bell (1815-1871), Mier Expedition prisoner and author of A Narrative of the Capture and Subsequent Suffering of the Mier Prisoners in Mexico (1845), and the Bell family in Texas and elsewhere. The correspondence pertains to family affairs, Bell's business prospects and opportunities, and family efforts to secure his release from prison in Mexico. The papers include and 1839 description of the city of Austin, discussions of politicals during the Republic of Texas, accounts of Indian affairs and hostilities including the Plum Creek Fight, information concerning Ruthersville and Ruthersville College, as well as genealogy and legal records.

Index Terms

Austin, Texas
Bell, Thomas W.
Bell Family
Indians, Conflicts with and defenses against
Mier Expedition
Perote Prison (Mexico)
Rutersville College
Rutersville, Texas
Texas. Republic

BENEDICT (HARRY YANDELL) 1855-1865, 1874-1940
BENEDICT (HARRY YANDELL) PAPERS, 1855-1865, 1874-1940

Papers produced by Benedict (1869-1937), mathematician, astronomer, and educator, and by members of the Benedict family relate to family history and to Benedict as a student, professor, and president of The University of Texas. Included are official correspondence and records of the university, speeches on education and related subjects, records concerning the Carl Stone Benedict Scholarship, and Benedict's history of The University of Texas. Papers also contain miscellaneous documentation on business and political developments, weather, and railroads, as well as materials related to pioneer Methodist minister Orceneth L. Fisher (1803-1880), and his second wife Rebecca Jane Gilleland Fisher (1831-1926), president of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas for 32 years (1894-1926) and often called the &quote;Mother of Texas&quote;. Included are correspondence, speeches, literary production, class notes, memoranda, biographical data, legal papers, Texas legislative records, bulletins, reports, catalogs, scrapbooks, and photographs.

Index Terms

Austin, Texas
Benedict, Carl Stone, Scholarship Fund
Benedict, Harry Yandell
Clergy
Fisher, Orceneth L.
Fisher, Rebecca Jane Gilleland
Mathematics
Methodist Episcopal Church, South
Nacogdoches, Texas
Texas. Legislature. Forty-first Congress
Texas. Legislature. Forty-fourth Congress
Texas. Legislature. Thirty-eighth Congress
Texas. Legislature. Thirty-fifth Congress
Texas. Legislature. Thirty-ninth Congress
Texas Rural Communities, Incorporated
UT Administrative Council
UT - Athletics and athletic facilities
UT Board of Regents
UT College of Arts and Sciences
UT History Department
UT - Legislation
UT McDonald Observatory
UT - Presidents

BENNET (VALENTINE) PAPERS, 1842,1898

A letter and Photostats of reminiscences and newspaper clippings concern activities of Bennet (1780-1843), quartermaster of the Texas Army and participant in the Texan Santa Fe Expedition and the Somervell Expedition during the Texas Republic era.

Index Terms

Bennet, Miles S.
Bennet, Valentine
Frontier and pioneer life
Texas. Republic
Texas Revolution

BOLLAERT (WILLIAM) PAPERS, 1841-1849

Observations by Bollaert (1807-1876), English writer, chemist, geographer, and ethnologist, on the Republic of Texas include his description of the voyage from England to Texas and comments on the country, the people, and the political and military activities of the period. The collection contains one of Bollaert's journals (1842) and copies of ten of his journals and sketches from the original materials in the Newberry Library including a brief sketch of Texas naval activities (1837-1843), written by D.H. Crisp, and also Bollaert's drawings of San Antonio, Galveston Harbor, the President's House (Austin), and a cotton gin and press as well as soil profiles, maps, and topographical sketches.

Index Terms

Anonymous
Bollaert, William
Diaries
Ocean travel
San Antonio, Texas
Texas. Republic
Texas. Republic. Navy

BONILLA (ANTONIO) NARRATIVE, 1772

Historical summary in Spanish entitled &quote;Brief Compendium of Texas History&quote; prepared by Bonilla, Spanish soldier, concerning activities in Texas from 1685 to 1772. Translation of the report appears in the Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, volume 8.

Index Terms

Bonilla, Antonio
Bucarelli y Ursua, Antonio Maria
Ripperda, Juan Maria Vicencio de
Texas, Spanish

BOWEN (ANNE ROSE SCOTT) GENEALOGY, 1954

Genealogies of the Corker, Fisher, Rose, Scott, Tuck (Toake), Washington, and White families (ca. 742-1900), bound into two volumes.

Index Terms

Bowen, Anne Rose Scott
Corker Family
Fisher Family
Texas, Spanish
Tuck Family
Washington Family
White Family

BOWERS (MARMION HENRY) PAPERS, 1835-1895

Papers concern the activities of Bowers (1830-1872), Travis County attorney and Texas legislator, and of his law firm, Bowers and Walker, as well as of the firm of Terrell and Walker after Bower's death. It consists primarily of legal correspondence and documents, especially in regards to land, and includes estate papers, legal notebooks and briefs, deeds and land grants, promissory notes, receipts, petitions, legislative bills and newspaper clippings.

Index Terms

Austin, Texas
Bastrop County, Texas
Bowers, Marmion Henry
Civil War - Military affairs
Kirchberg, Gustavus
Land grants
Law, Practice of
Real estate
Texas - Legal affairs
Travis County, Texas
Walker, Alexander Stuart

BOWIE COUNTY (TEXAS) RECORDS, 1875, 1930-1968

Historical narrative and a scrapbook pertaining to Bowie County includes material concerning the geography, boundary, settlements and the World War II era as well as obituaries and a biography of Hardin Richard Runnels.

Index Terms

Bowie County, Texas
Runnels, Hardin Richard
Texarkana, Texas

BRACKENRIDGE (JOHN THOMAS) PAPERS, 1840-190

Papers concern the career of Brackenridge (1828-1906) a lawyer and merchant in Boonville, Indiana (1851-1854), and merchant in Texana (1854-1861), an officer in the Confederate Army (1862-1863); a cashier of the San Antonio National Bank (1866); a president of First National Bank of Austin (1877); and a landowner in Texas as well as his political activities and personal affairs. Materials include receipts, leases, deeds, bills of sale, powers of attorney, inventories, speeches, diary, correspondence, account books, abstracts of titles, legal papers, and newspaper clippings.

Index Terms

Austin Bible Society
Austin, Texas
Brackenridge, John Adams
Brackenridge, John Thomas
Brackenridge, Mary Eleanor
Brackenridge, Robert John
Diaries
First National Bank (Austin)
Law, Practice of
Merchants and stores
Real estate
Religious education
San Antonio National Bank
Texana, Texas

BRADEN (JOSEPHINE CLARKE) STUDY, 1941

Typescript of a student paper entitled "Slavery and the Republic of Texas, 1843-1844," details diplomatic relations between Great Britain and the Republic of Texas, written by Braden at Swarthmore College, March 1941.

Index Terms

Braden, Josephine Clarke
Slaves and slavery
Texas. Republic

BRIGGS (CLAY STONE) PAPERS, 1901-1930

Papers relate to the activities of Briggs, (1876-1933), Galveston attorney, legislator, judge. Papers concern Briggs's career as member of the Texas House of Representatives, judge of the Tenth Judicial District of Texas (1909-1919), and United States Congressman (1919-1933). Papers pertain to requests of constituents and Congressional legislation relating to the erection of Federal buildings in Texas, protective tariffs, shipping industry, state highways, United States citizens held prisoner in Mexico, and passports and immigration. Materials include correspondence, telegrams, reports, signatures, newspaper clippings, and printed material.

Index Terms

Briggs, Clay Stone
Crockett, Texas
Funk, Charles
Galveston County, Texas
Huntsville, Texas
Immigration and emigration
Military service - Compensation
Politics and politicians
Postal service - Buildings
Roads and highways
Ships and shipping
Tariffs
Texas City, Texas

BRIGGS (G.A.) BIOGRAPHY, ca. 1932

Biography of Elisha Andrews Briggs (1820-1906), Texas Ranger, horse breeder, cattle rancher, Indian fighter, merchant, and Baptist preacher.

Index Terms

Texas Rangers

BRIGHAM (ASA) PAPERS, 1832-1837

Four original letters and the Photostat of another (ca. 1790-1844), merchant and treasurer of the Republic of Texas, to his brother and sister concern his life in Austin's colony and his reasons for moving to Texas. Transcripts of three letters are also included.

Index Terms

Austin's Colony
Brazoria, Texas
Brigham, Asa
Columbia, Texas
Texas. Republic

BROOKS (PHILLIP C.) REPORT, 1946-1950

Report by Brooks, consultant to the Texas Library and Historical Commission, concerns a study of the Texas State Library and Records Management Systems. Report includes transcripts of letters from Virginia Gambrell and State Librarian Francis H. Henshaw related to the study.

Index Terms

Brooks, Philip C.
Gambrell, Virginia
Henshaw, Francis H.
Libraries and archives
Texas State Library

BROWN (NORMAN D.) COLLECTION, 1921-1933

Photocopied papers assembled in 1977 by Brown, history professor at the University of Texas at Austin, concern the political career of Herbert Hoover, U.S. president (1928-1932). Material reflects Hoover's presidential career, including his tenure as Secretary of Commerce during the Harding administration, as well as his presidential campaign and administration in respect to Texas and the Republican Party of Texas. Collection bulks with correspondence from Texas concerning appointments; support of Hoover during his campaign for presidency, including Democratic support; the Al Smith-Hoover election; and other political activities. Included are copies of campaign and presidential literature relating to policies affecting Texas and the reaction of Texans to Hoover's election and administration. The original papers are found in the Hebert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa.

Index Terms

Brown, Norman D.
Creager, Rentfro Benton
Democratic Party
Elections
Elections, Presidential - U. S.
Hoover, Herbert
Lucey, John F.
Politics and politicians
Prohibition
Republican Party
Texas Commercial Executives Association
U. S. Presidents
Wurzbach, Harry McLeary

BRYAN (GUY MORRISON) PAPERS, 1838-1901

Collection concerns the career of Bryan (1821-1901), nephew of Stephen F. Austin, and deals with his education; his friendship with Rutherford B. Hayes; his service as state legislator and United States congressman; his activities during the Texas Revolution, the Mexican War, and the Civil War; his ranching enterprises and participation in the establishment of the Texas Cotton Bureau as well as the Texas Veteran Association and the Texas State Historical Association; and his personal and family life.

Index Terms

Austin, Stephen Fuller
Austin's Colony
Ballinger, Hallie P. Jack
Ballinger, William Pitt
Brown, Reuben R.
Bryan, Guy Morrison
Bryan, Laura H. Jack
Bryan, Moses Austin
Bryan Family
Civil War - Civilian life
Confederate States of America.Army
Galveston, Texas
Hayes, Rutherford Birchard
Indianola, Texas
Kenyon College (Gambier, Ohio)
Lewis, W. S.
Lively (vessel)
Ney, Elisabet
Perry, Eliza M.
Politics and politicians
Ranches and ranching
Runaway Scrape
Texas. Cotton Bureau
Texas Revolution
Texas State Historical Association
Texas Veteran Association

BRYAN (JAMES PERRY) PAPERS, 1819-1903, 1932, 1956-1965

Papers produced and collected by Bryan, attorney and University of Texas regent, pertain to the Bryan Family and to the history of Brazoria County and adjacent areas, especially during the colonial, Republic, and early statehood periods. They include biographical narratives, historical narratives, a diary, newspaper clippings, and articles, correspondence, and other materials.

Index Terms

Austin, Moses
Bibles
Brazoria County, Texas
Bryan, James Perry
Bryan Family
Clopper, Joseph C.
Clothing and textiles
Diaries
Hogan, William Ransom
Holley, Mary Austin
Music and musicians
Perry, Emily Margaret Austin Bryan
Rochell, Mrs. L. D.
Texas Memorial Museum
Texas. Republic
Thomas, Ann Raney
Wharton Family

BRYAN (MOSES AUSTIN) PAPERS, 1824, 1897, 1926

Papers of Bryan (1817-1895), soldier, postmaster, and county commissioner, relate to his activities as secretary to his uncle Stephen F. Austin, secretary of the Texas legation to the United States in 1839, major in the Civil War, and organizer and secretary of the Texas Veteran Association. Included are Bryan's recollections of Austin and of the Texas Revolution and following events and petitions for admission to the Texas Veteran Association detailing the services of the applicants. In addition there is a letter from Aaron Burr (1832) to Jane McManus concerning her proposed colonization project and enclosing a letter of introduction to Judge Workman in New Orleans with the request that he introduce her to Stephen F. Austin.

Index Terms

Austin, Stephen Fuller
Bryan, Moses Austin
Bryan Family
Burr, Aaron, Conspiracy
Confederate States of America.Army.Infantry.Third Texas Regiment
Houston, Sam
Lewis, Ira Randolph, Family
Perry, James Franklin
San Jacinto, Battle of
Slaves and slavery
Texas. Republic
Texas Revolution
Texas Veteran Association

BRYANT (CHARLES GRANDERSON) PAPERS, 1842-1867, 1941

Photocopied manuscripts and a typescript relate to the activities of Bryan (1803-1850), soldier, farmer, artisan, and merchant, as an officer of the Texas Rangers during the Mexican invasions of 1842; his financial reverses in the construction business and agricultural and cedar-cutting; family migration from Maine to Texas; and his murder by Indians. It includes material concerning the service of his son, Andrew Jackson Bryant, in the Texas Navy, his wounding in the Naval Battle at Campeche, and later his death at sea when his ship sank. Included are correspondence, invitations, newspapers clippings, a biographical narrative, and a poem.

Index Terms

Bryant, Andrew Jackson
Bryant, Charles Granderson
Indians, Conflicts with and defenses against
Texas Rangers
Texas. Republic
Texas. Republic. Navy

BUGBEE (LESTER GLADSTONE) PAPERS, 1823-1902

Papers concern the career of Bugbee (1869-1902), historian and University of Texas professor. Included are items relating to Bugbee's life on the farm, in school, and as a professor; his writings about Texas history, Indians, slavery, and noted Texans; and records of work for the Texas State Historical Association and the Public Archives Commission. Papers include correspondence, school records, speeches, research notes, literary productions, accounts, certificates, grade books, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, autograph tracings, and diplomas. Correspondence from his mother and sister has been transcribed and bound into two volumes.

Index Terms

Austin, Stephen Fuller
Austin, Texas
Bexar Archives
Bugbee, A.
Bugbee, Lester Gladstone
Bugbee, Ocie
Farms and farming
History - Study and teaching
Johnson County, Texas
Mansfield College (Tarrant County)
Pleasant Point, Texas
Texas State Historical Association
UT - Academics
UT Department of History
UT - Faculty
UT - Student life

BUNTON (JOHN WHEELER) PAPERS, 1761, 1837-1880

Papers relate to Bunton (1807-1879) include correspondence concerning the commission of James Pinckney Henderson to England to secure recognition of the Republic of Texas, brands and other information concerning Bunton's cattle business in Hays County, and correspondence and other items related to Bunton's in-laws, the Manlove family of Bastrop and Mountain City.

Index Terms

Brands and branding
Bunton, John Wheeler
Cattle industry
Hays County, Texas
Manlove Family
Texas. Republic - Foreign affairs

BUQUOR (P. S.) PAPERS, 1730, 1754, 1783-1829, 1853

Correspondence, petitions, proceedings, and proclamations translated in 1853 from Spanish originals in the Bexar Archives by Buquor, as commissioned by Peter Hansbrough Bell. Papers concern defense against intrusion of foreigners and Indians, criminal code published at Nacogdoches, decrees against Freemasonry and rebel leaders, and petitions for better government.

Index Terms

Bexar Archives
Buquor, P. S.
Nacogdoches, Texas
Texas Memorial Museum
Texas, Spanish

BURGES (RICHARD FENNER) PAPERS, 1897-1940

Papers concern the career of Burges (1873-1945) as a lawyer, soldier, politician, and conservationist in the El Paso, Texas area. Included is material relating to his activities as a member of the Texas Legislature (1913-1915); the commander of a battalion in World War I; the counselor for the United States in the Chamizal Dispute concerning the Mexican boundary at El Paso (1910-1911), for Texas in negotiations with New Mexico on the division of the waters of the Pecos River, for the Texas-Rio Grande Compact Commission, and for the United States Department of Justice in negotiations with Mexico for the Rio Grande rectification project (1935-1940); and his affiliation with the Texas Forestry Association, the El Paso Library, the Texas State Historical Association, and the Texas Library and Historical Commission.

Index Terms

Austin, Texas
Bailey, Joseph Weldon, Jr.
Burges, A. Rust
Burges, Richard Fenner
Burges, William H.
Burleson, Emma Kyle
Camp Bowie, Texas
Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico
Chamizal dispute
Colquitt, Oscar Branch
Conservation of natural resources
Consumerism
Cordova Island, Texas
Culberson, Charles Allen
Democratic Party
Dennis, William C.
Elephant Butte Reservoir (New Mexico)
El Paso Chamber of Commerce
El Paso County, Texas
El Paso, Texas
Forests and forestry
Fourchy, Richard
Grant, Walter B.
Graves, Ireland
Hudspeth, Claude Benton
Indians - Government relations
Irrigation and reclamation
James, Luther R.
Libraries and archives
Loftus, Frank A.
Long, Boaz W.
Martinez, Felix
Mexico - Foreign relations
Mills, Anson
Nagle, James C.
Perrenot, Jane Rust Burges
Pool, Adrian
Postal service
Prohibition
Reservoirs
Rio Bravo (river)
Rio Grande (river)
Rogan, Octavia F.
Roosevelt, Eleanor
Schools
Sheppard, Morris
Slayden, James Luther
Smith, Edward W.
Smith, William Robert
Stoll, Charles H.
Taylor, Thomas Ulvan
Texas. Legislature. Senate
Texas State Library
Turney, William Ward
University of Texas
University of Texas at El Paso
U. S. Congress. House of Representatives
U. S. - Foreign affairs
Vinson, Robert Ernest
Water
West, Elizabeth Howard
Wilcox, Fannie M.
Winkler, Ernest William
Wolters, Jacob F.
Women - Education
World War I

BURKETT (NATHAN BOONE) REMINISCENCES, 1895

Photocopied manuscripts and a typescript relate to the activities of Bryan (1803-1850), soldier, farmer, artisan, and merchant, as an officer of the Texas Rangers during the Mexican invasions of 1842; his financial reverses in the construction business and agricultural and cedar-cutting; family migration from Maine to Texas; and his murder by Indians. It includes material concerning the service of his son, Andrew Jackson Bryant, in the Texas Navy, his wounding in the Naval Battle at Campeche, and later his death at sea when his ship sank. Included are correspondence, invitations, newspapers clippings, a biographical narrative, and a poem.

Index Terms

Burkett, Nathan Boone
DeWitt's Colony
Frontier and pioneer life
Gonzales, Texas
Indians, Conflicts with and defenses against
Mexican invasions

Moulton, Texas
Nueces County, Texas
Runaway Scrape
Salado, Battle of the (1842)
Texas. Republic

BURLESON (EDWARD, JR.) PAPERS, 1821, 1851-1891

Papers concerning the career of Burleson (1826-1877), soldier and politician, relate to Burleson's service as a Texas Ranger (1856-1857), as a member of the Texas Mounted Rifles in the Civil War, and as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1875. It also deals with road building and frontier protection. Materials include correspondence, military orders, muster rolls, circulars, broadsides, newspaper clippings, financial papers, legal documents, field notes, deeds, and inventory.

Index Terms

Burleson, Edward, Jr.
Confederate States of America.Army.Cavalry.First Texas Regiment
Constitutional Convention of 1875
Hays County, Texas
Indians, Conflicts with and defenses against
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Muster rolls
Texas Rangers

BURRESS (EVELYN) PAPERS, 1839, 1869, 1936-1946

Papers of Evelyn Burress, genealogist, who, with the help of her husband, Walter Burress, was responsible for the preservation and restoration of the history of the University of Texas buildings and correspondence concerning family history and restoration activities.

Index Terms

Allen, Winnie
Burress, Evelyn
Burress, Walter M.
Childress, George Campbell
De Zavala, Manuel Lorenzo Justiniano
Historic buildings and sites
Rusk, Thomas Jefferson
Texas Declaration of Independence

BURTON (RUTH LEWIS) ESSAY, undated

Historical essay entitled &quote;Social and Economic Conditions in Texas, 1822-1836&quote;

Index Terms

Austin, Stephen Fuller
Burton, Ruth Lewis
Business and commerce
Commerce
Education
San Felipe de Austin, Texas
Social life and customs
Texas Memorial Museum

BUTLER (ANTHONY) PAPERS, 1810-1846

Collection concerns the career of Butler (1787-1849), lawyer, soldier, politician, and relates to his position as President Andrew Jackson's charge d'affaires to Mexico (1830-1835), and his activities as a land speculator and, in later years, as a lawyer in Washington County, Texas. Included also are photostats of documents relating to Butler made from originals in various other collections.

Index Terms

Alaman, Lucas
Butler, Anthony
Ingram, Ira
Jackson, Andrew
Land grants
Mexico
Poinsett, Joel Roberts
Texas Memorial Museum
U. S. - Foreign affairs
Van Buren, Martin
Washington County, Texas
Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas

CALDER (ROBERT JAMES) MILITARY ORDER, 1842

Order by Calder, dated July 23, 1842, for Captain W. Leonard to prepare Company A, First Battalion, Sixth Regiment for a parade in Brazoria, Texas.

Index Terms

Brazoria, Texas
Calder, Robert James
Texas. Republic

CALHOUN (T. J.) NARRATIVE

Historical narratives by Calhoun (1871-1947), teacher and administrator at The University of Texas, entitled The Short and Simple Annals of the Poor and Trees on the Campus of the University of Texas. The first gives an account of the ways of life of poor whites in the hill country of southeastern middle Tennessee (1870-1880); the second contains narratives about the trees on the campus of The University of Texas including photocopies of maps and pictures.

Index Terms

Calhoun, T. J.

CALLICOTT (WILLIAM) REMINISCENCES, 1938

Callicott (b. 1852) relates his experiences as a Texas Ranger including a foray into Mexico, the Palo Alto fight, Lost Valley fight, and battles with Mexican cattle thieves and Indians and also reports his family history. Includes "The Memoirs of William Callicott: Texas Ranger," edited and annotated by Chuck Parsons and published in the Texas Ranger Dispatch, The On-Line Journal of Texas Ranger History, Spring 2002.

Index Terms

Callicott, William
Cattle stealing
Texas Rangers

CAMPBELL (THOMAS MITCHELL) PAPERS, 1898-1923

Papers of Campbell (1856-1923) relate to his career as governor of Texas (1906-1910) and as attorney and general manager of International-Great Northern Railroad (1891). Included are correspondence, newspaper clippings, speeches, financial reports, petitions, invitations, court reports, and pamphlets. During his tenure as governor, Campbell worked for antitrust laws, a pure food law, municipal regulation of public utilities, increased taxation for local schools, reform of the prison system, regulation of lobbying, and establishment of the Texas State Library.

Index Terms

Antitrust legislation
Campbell, Thomas Mitchell
International and Great Northern Railroad
Prisons, pardons, and paroles
Texas. Governors
Texas State Library

CARROLL (HORACE BAILEY) PAPERS

Typed and annotated first draft of The Texan Santa Fe Trail published in 1950s by Carroll (1903-1966), history professor at The University of Texas and director of the Texas State Historical Association, includes bibliographic notes and maps on the Texan Santa Fe Expedition of 1841.

Index Terms

Carroll, Horace Bailey
Santa Fe Expedition
Texas. Republic
UT - Faculty

CARTLEDGE (EUGENE C.) PAPERS, 1874-1940

Ledgers, sale books, and legal brief concerning the career of Cartledge, Austin lawyer and judge, relate to Cartledge's activities as trustee of the M. A. Taylor estate; sale of town lots for the Texas Land Company (1874-1881) and the New York and Texas Land Company, Ltd. (1882-1906); and disbursements of Thomas R. White, Jr.

Index Terms

Cartledge, Eugene C.
New York and Texas Land Company, Limited
Real estate
Taylor, M. A.
Texas Land Company
White, Thomas R., Jr.

CARTTAR (GEORGE C.) PAPERS, 1859-1916

Papers concern Carttar family members, who immigrated from England, and their historical, architectural, and miscellaneous interests and includes scrapbooks, maps and plats, Volunteer Service and General Assurance Association (England) ledger, certificates, photographs, and pictorial material.

Index Terms

Bexar County, Texas
Carttar, George C.
Carttar Family
Great Britain
Insurance
Plats
Railroads
San Antonio, Texas
Texas British Association

CARTWRIGHT (ROBERT L.) NARRATIVES, ca. 1919

Two historical narratives by Cartwright (b. 1860) of Waco, grandson of Matthew Cartwright of San Augustine: a brief history of Texas to the end of the Republic entitled The Earliest American History of Texas (2 copies) and "The Reason Why General Sam Houston Left His First Wife."

Index Terms

Cartwright, Robert L.
Houston, Sam
San Augustine, Texas
Texas Memorial Museum
Texas. Republic
Texas Revolution
Texas, Spanish

CASANAS DE JESUS MARIA (FRANCISCO) REPORT, 1691

Manuscript and photostatic copy of report on the Tejas Indians by Fray Casanas de Jesus Maria (1656-1696), missionary, who accompanied Alonso de Leon on his fifth expedition to Texas in 1690 and aided in the establishment of the first missions in East Texas. An English translation by Mattie Austin Hatcher was published in Southwestern Historical Quarterly, vol. 30.

Index Terms

Caddo Indians
Casanas de Jesus Maria, Francisco
Missionaries
Texas, Spanish

CASTANEDA (CARLOS EDUARDO) PAPERS, 1928, 1943-1953

Correspondence, literary productions and other papers of Castaneda (1896-1958), historian and librarian of the Latin American Collection at The University of Texas. Some of the papers are in Spanish. Other materials collected by him related to Spanish and Mexican Texas are included in the inventory of Spanish Materials from Various Sources on the Reference Shelf.

Index Terms

Castaneda, Carlos Eduardo
Catholic Church
Discrimination
Drama
Libraries and archives
Texas Memorial Museum
Texas, Spanish

CAVITT (JOSEPHUS) PAPERS, 1800, 1837, 1853-1865

Papers concern the career and family of Cavitt (b. 1826), stock raiser and militiaman in Robertson County and relate to conscription under the Confederacy in Texas (1863); sequestration, condemnation, confiscation, and sale at public auction of lands taken as the property of Alien Enemies of the Confederate States (1863-1864); the selling of slaves; Reconstruction; and Cavitt's application for special amnesty. Included are correspondence, financial papers, military orders, muster rolls, deed, certificate, and broadside. The early documents (1800-1857) are photostatic copies.

Index Terms

Cavitt, Ann
Cavitt, John B.
Cavitt, Josephus
Cavitt, Richard
Civil War - Civilian life
Land
Land titles
Milam County, Texas
Militias
Muster rolls
Notary publics
Prisons, pardons, and paroles
Reconstruction
Robertson County, Texas
Slaves and slavery
Texas. Republic
Thompson, Elijah W.
Wheelock, Texas

CHABOT (FREDERICK CHARLES) PAPERS, 1837-1890, 1917-1959

Chabot (1891-1943) was an accomplished musician, linguist, diplomat, and historian best known for his contributions to Texas history. His most important works were published by the Yanaguana Society, a San Antonio history organization, which he helped found in 1933. He was instrumental in the restoration of La Villita and Mission San Jose in San Antonio and in 1934 supervised the Bexar County Historical Records Survey, a project sponsored by the United States Civil Works Administration. His papers include correspondence, genealogy research, bibliographies, literary productions, reproductions of illustrations for his books, and reports, transcriptions, and translations made for the Historical Records Survey under his supervision. The HRS material includes Bexar County Court records, San Antonio City Hall records, short histories and biographies relating to the San Antonio area, and indexes of local newspapers and other published material.

Index Terms

Ad-Gielspie, Robert
Alamo
Allen, Winnie
Army and Navy Courier (newspaper)
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
Bexar County, Texas
Boy Scouts of America
Brackett, Oscar Bernadotte
Castroville, Texas
Chabot, Frederick Charles
Civil Works Administration
County governments
Crockett, Davy, Memorial Association
Delgado, Jose Maria
Fraternal societies
Freie Presse Fuer Texas (newspaper)
Fretelliere, Auguste
Germans in Texas
History - Study and teaching
Howard, George Thomas
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Jones, Enoch
Land titles
La Prensa (San Antonio newspaper)
McMullen, John
Maverick, Mary Adams
Maverick, Maury, Sr.
Menchaca, A.
Meusebach, John O.
Missionaries
Mitchell, Asa
Municipal governments
Navarro, Jose Antonio
Newspapers
Norton, Milford Phillips
Paschal, Frank Lafitte
Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church (San Antonio)
Saint Mary's Catholic Church (San Antonio)
San Antonio Evening News (newspaper)
San Antonio Express (newspaper)
San Antonio German-English School
San Antonio Light (newspaper)
San Antonio, Texas
San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo Mission
Seguin, Juan Nepomuceno
Southern Prison Company
Texas - Capitols
Ujhazy, Tadislaws
U. S. Civil Works Administration. Historical Records Survey
Waelder, Jacob
Watts Hardware Company
Western Union Telegraph Company
Witte Memorial Museum (San Antonio)
Woolford, Sam
Yanaguana Society (San Antonio)

CHAMBERLAIN (CHARLES KINCHELOE) PAPERS, 1956

Photocopy of dissertation about Alexander Watkins Terrell, state legislator from Austin, 1875-1891, written by Charles Kincheloe Chamberlain.

Index Terms

Politics and politicians
Terrell, Alexander Watkins
Texas - Legal affairs
UT Fleming, Richard T., University Writings Collections

CHILDRESS (GEORGE CAMPBELL) PAPERS, 1794-1859

Papers consist of letters written by Childress to his second wife, Rebecca Jennings Childress, during Childress's five trips from Tennessee to Texas (1834-1841), and letters between Jennings family members (1828-1874) including letters from Childress's mother-in-law, Ann Jennings of Nashville, Tennessee, to her daughters. Also included are legal documents, several photographs, and a bible given by Rebecca Childress to her daughter Ann Childress.

Index Terms

Childress, George Campbell
Childress, Rebecca Jennings
Furniture
Galveston, Texas
Jennings, Ann
Margle, Mary I.
Mexican naval blockades
Nashville, Tennessee
Ships and shipping
Texas Declaration of Independence
Travel

CHILTON (HORACE) PAPERS, 1888-1923

Manuscript notebooks relate to Chilton's career and contain autobiographical and genealogical information, opinions on political issues, character sketches of U. S. senators, legal notes and citations, quotations from literature and speeches, brief miscellaneous historical facts, anecdotes, and health tips. Collection also includes Chilton's correspondence, 1896-1899.

Index Terms

Chilton, Horace
Politics and politicians
Texas - Politics and government - 1865-1950
U. S. Congress. Senate
U. S. Congress. Senate--History--19th century--Sources

CLARK (BENJAMIN F.) PAPERS, 1932-1937

Correspondence and newspaper clippings of Clark, chairman of the Delta County Centennial Commission, also includes entries from Delta County in the Walter Woodul Essay Contest.

Index Terms

Clark, Benjamin F.
Cooper, Texas
Delta County, Texas
Texas Centennial

CLARK (EDWARD) PAPERS, 1842-1910, 1946

Papers concern the career of Clark (1815-1880), attorney, legislator, governor of Texas (1861-1862), and include typescript of a diary (1842-1843) describing his social life and illnesses as a young widower near Marshall as well as photostats of letters and other documents relating to his governorship. Included is correspondence concerning his life and biographical sketches by his son, John E. Clark, and others.

Index Terms

Civil War - Politics and government
Clark, Edward
Clark, John E.
Marshall, Texas
Medicine, Practice of
Politics and politicians
Texas. Governors

CLARK (SIMEON ENGLISH) PAPERS, 1847-1964

Papers related to Clark (1868-1947), educator, newspaper publisher, and grandson of James Clark, founder of Clarksville, concern explorations of Cabeza de Vaca, Coronado, De Soto, Espejo, Joutel, La Salle, Narvaez, and Oviedo; French in Louisiana and Texas; Spanish and Mexican history (1492-1848); Indian tribes of Texas and southern United States; Indian wars; American colonization of Texas; Texas Republic; annexation of Texas by the United States; experiences of Americans in World War II; deaths of pioneers and local news of East Texas; and genealogy of the Clark and related families. Collection consists primarily of historical notebooks and also includes correspondence, scrapbooks, promissory notes, newspaper clippings, photographs, literary productions, certificates, and genealogical charts.

Index Terms

Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar Nuñez
Clark, Simeon English
Clarksville, Texas
Colonies and colonization
Coronado, Francisco Vasquez de
De Soto, Hernando
East Texas (region)
Education
English Family
Espejo, Antonio de
Explorations
Farris Family
French in Texas
Frontier and pioneer life
Hamil Family
History - Study and teaching
Indians
Joutel, Henri
La Salle, Sieur de (Rene Robert Cavelier)
Louisiana, French
Mexico
Narvaez, Panfilo de, Expedition
New Spain, Viceroyalty of
Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar
Red River County, Texas
Smith Family
Spain
Texas, Annexation of
Texas. Republic
Wheeler Family
World War II

COAHUILA Y TEXAS CONGRESSIONAL RECORDS, 1824-1835

Records in Spanish relate to sessions of the Constituent and Constitutional Congresses and of the Permanent Deputation, which served during recesses of Congress; Acts of the Constituent Congress (1824-1827); Acts of the First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Constitutional Congresses (1827-1835); and Acts of Permanent Deputation (1832-1834).

Index Terms

Coahuila, Mexico
Texas Memorial Museum

COLE (JAMES REID) PAPERS, 1852-1926

Papers concern the career of Cole (1839-1917), soldier, legislator, and educator, and include correspondence, diaries, reminiscences, articles, lecture notes, school class records, financial and college class notes, relating to Cole's service in the Civil War; his service as a Texas legislator; and his records, programs, experiences, and notes as an educator. Included also are Cole family diaries and biographical sketches of Cole's wife and his brother.

Index Terms

Abilene, Texas
Civil War
Cole, James Reid
Cole, John W.
Cole's Classical and Military school (Dallas)
College Station, Texas
Dallas, Texas
Diaries
Education
North Texas Female College (Sherman)
Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University

COLES (JOHN P.) PAPERS, 1824-1865

Photostats of papers concern the career of Coles (1793-1847), early settler of Texas, lawyer, and judge, and relate to land transfers, Stephen F. Austin's trip to Mexico (1833), family matters, and Coles' estate. Included are correspondence, financial papers, passport, and legal documents.

Index Terms

Austin's Colony
Coles, John P.
Coles, Mary E.
Independence, Texas
Land titles
Texas Memorial Museum
Texas. Republic
Wills and estates

COLLETT (JAMES H.) PAPERS, (1810-1901) 1928, 1950

Papers concern land transactions of Collett, Austin attorney and land agent, and include correspondence, legal documents, memoranda, deeds, field notes, receipts, bills of sale, abstracts, bank books, record book, account papers, newspaper clippings, and 25 plats and maps of Texas counties and 2 plats of Austin.

Index Terms

Austin, Texas
Church schools
Citizenship
Collett, James H.
Land
Land grants
Land titles
Law, Practice of
Methodist Episcopal Church, South
Railroads
Religious education
Schools
Sears, Roebuck and Company, Inc.
Tenth Street Sunday School, Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Austin)
Texas. Republic
Wesleyan Female Institute

COLLINS (HENRY GUEST) PAPERS, 1881-1928

Lectures and notes by Collins (1842-ca. 1928), organist at St. David's Episcopal Church (Austin) and head of the music department at the State School for the Blind.

Index Terms

Collins, Henry Guest
Musical instruments
Music and musicians
Saint David's Episcopal Church (Austin)
Teachers and teaching
Texas State School for the Blind

COLP (DAVID E.) PAPERS, 1917-1936

Papers concern the career of Colp (1868-ca. 1936), State Highway Department official and chairman of the State Parks Board, relating to his efforts in the development of a state park system and a state highway system in Texas, and include photographs and 50 maps of park sites, reservoirs, and state and national highway systems, letters, maps, receipts, bank books, account books, check stubs, legal documents, photographs, clippings, pamphlets, and literary productions.

Index Terms

Amarillo, Texas
Armstrong County, Texas
Austin, Texas
Bosque County, Texas
Cameron County, Texas
Carrington Land and Irrigation Company
Colp, David E.
Dancy, Oscar Cromwell, Jr.
Glacier to Gulf Motorway Association
Irrigation and reclamation
Karnes County, Texas
Land
Meridian Highway Association
Mexico
Parks
Presidio County, Texas
Randall County, Texas
Roads and highways
Sheet music
Swisher County, Texas
Texas Highway Department
Texas State Parks Board
Travel
Tule Lake (Swisher County)

COLQUITT (ALICE FULLER MURRELL) PAPERS, 1880-1916, 1938, 1941
COLQUITT (ALICE F. MURRELL) PAPERS, 1880, 1915-1916

Papers concern the career of Colquitt (1865-1949), wife of Governor Oscar B. Colquitt, as director of the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis and Texas official for the Panama-Pacific Exposition of 1915, and include correspondence, financial records, proposed laws, legal documents, minutes, commission, scrapbook, pamphlets, and clippings.

Index Terms

Child welfare
Colquitt, Alice Fuller Murrell
Colquitt, Oscar Branch
Exhibitions and exhibits
Health and hygiene
Hospitals
National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (San Francisco, California)
Red Cross
San Francisco, California
Sealy, John, Hospital (Galveston)
Texas Anti-Tuberculosis Association
Texas Club Woman
Texas - Legal affairs
Texas Public Health Association
Troutman, Johanna
Tuberculosis

COLQUITT (RAWLINS M.) PAPERS, 1915-1939

Photocopy of dissertation about Alexander Watkins Terrell, state legislator from Austin, 1875-1891, written by Charles Kincheloe Chamberlain.

Index Terms

Aged
Colquitt, Rawlins M.
Dallas County, Texas
Elections
Insurance
Kaufman County, Texas
Politics and politicians
Prisons, pardons, and paroles
Rockwall County, Texas

CONNALLY (TOM) PAPERS, 1924 (1931-1952)

Papers of Connally (1877-1963), who represented Texas in the U. S. House of Representatives (1919-1929) and the U. S. Senate (1929-1952), primarily document his personal life in the 1940s and contain the 1952 announcement of his retirement from the Senate. Included are personal and political correspondence as well as financial records. Speeches, newspaper clippings, and printed material relate to his service as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and as delegate to the 1945 meeting of the United Nations in San Francisco.

Index Terms

Connally, Lucile Sanderson Sheppard
Connally, Tom
Labor laws and legislation
Marlin, Texas
Oil and gas
Politics and politicians
Poll tax
Taxation
Texarkana, Texas
United Nations
U. S. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
World War II

CONNELLEE (CHARLES ULRICH) PAPERS, 1846-1918

Papers concerning the activities of Connellee (1851-1930), cattleman, real estate businessman, and legislator, relate to Connellee's services in the twenty-first and twenty-second Texas legislatures, as a regent of the College of Industrial Arts (1925-1930), as a member of the board that located and established the Texas tuberculosis colony (1911), and as a surveyor and founder of Eastland (1875). Materials include correspondence, legal documents, citations, broadsides, leases, receipts, financial papers, land papers, minutes, resolutions, speeches, circulars, letter presses, and abstract records.

Index Terms

Austin, Texas
Cattle industry
College of Industrial Arts
Connellee, Charles Ulrich
Eastland County, Texas
Eastland, Texas
Politics and politicians
Ranches and ranching
Real estate
Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. Twenty-first Congress
Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. Twenty-second Congress
Tuberculosis

CONNOR (J.E.) NARRATIVE, 1933

Study of the Parr-Glasscock election contest (1918-1919).

Index Terms

Texas - Legal affairs

COOPER (OSCAR HENRY) PAPERS, 1880-1932, 1940

Papers concern the career of Cooper (1852-1932), educator, administrator, author, who was active in establishing the University of Texas and served as principal of Houston High School (1886), state superintendent of public instruction (1886-1890), superintendent of Galveston public Schools (1891-1896), president of Baylor University (1899-1902) and of Simmons College in Abilene (1902-1909), head of Cooper's Boys School at Abilene (1909-1915), president of the Association of Texas Colleges (1923), and part-time professor of history and philosophy of education at U. T. (1928-1930). Included are some materials related to Rufus Columbus Burleson, president of Baylor University (1886-1897). Papers consist of historical narratives, statistics, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Index Terms

Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas
Bass, James Horace
Baylor University
Beach, Lola
Bell County, Texas
Breeze, Retha E.
Burleson, Rufus Columbus
Catholic Church
Clark, Sybil
Cole, Early C.
College of Industrial Arts
Cooper, Oscar Henry
Corpus Christi, Texas
Dallas Morning News (newspaper)
Dawson, Marian
Disciples of Christ (Christian Church)
Education
Ezell, L. B.
Gonzales, Aurora M.
Gonzales County, Texas
Green, Vivian M.
Hackler, Charlotte Savage
Houston Junior College
Johnson, Roberta Muriel
Keller, Virginia
Lacy, George Russell
Limmer, A. M.
Mexican-Americans - Education
Peabody, George, Education Fund
Sanders, L. Annie
Schools
Sperry, Mabelle F.
Teachers and teaching
Texas Christian University (Fort Worth)
Texas. State Board of Education
Texas State College for Women (Denton)
Texas. Superintendents of Public Instruction
Universities and colleges
University of Texas
Waco, Texas
Walker, S. P.
West Texas State Teacher's College (Canyon)
Williamson County, Texas
Willoughby, Oma
Women - Education

COTNER (ROBERT CRAWFORD) PAPERS, 1767-1981

Collection documents the career of Cotner (1906-1980), historian, author, and professor at The University of Texas at Austin (1940-1977), and consists of correspondence; files concerning course materials, professional activities, and the Department of History; and typescripts, notes, and other supporting materials related to Cotner's publications, primarily James Stephen Hogg: a Biography (1959). Additional research material includes a religious diary by Adonirum Judson Moore; a diary account of the Philadelphia Exposition; a Civil War diary transcript; the memoirs of James H. Tomb, a Confederate prisoner of war and an engineer in the Confederate Navy and in Brazil during its war with Paraguay; and a transcript of a World War II diary of Texas National Guard experiences at Camp Bowie (Fort Worth) and overseas.

Index Terms

Akin, C. Ray
Austin, Texas
Baptist Church
Brazil
Brown, William Garrott
Cotner, Robert C.
Dallas, Texas
Depression, 1929
Diaries
East Texas Historical Association
Ellis, Louis Tuffly
Exhibitions and exhibits
Fite, Gilbert C.
Frantz, Joe Bertram
Galveston, Texas
Haley, James Evetts
History - Study and teaching
Hogg, Ima
Hogg, James Stephen
Houston, Texas
Kilgore, Texas
MacDonald, H. Malcomb
May, Irvin
Merk, Frederick
Methodist Episcopal Church
Midland, Texas
Moore, Adonirum Judson
Municipal governments
Nance, Joseph Milton
Neighbours, Kenneth F.
Onderdonk, Gilbert
Politics and politicians
Richardson, Rupert N.
Rundell, Walter, Jr.
San Angelo, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
San Marcos, Texas
Skipper, Ottis C.
Southern Historical Association
Taylor, Texas
Teachers and teaching
Teal, Gordon K.
Temple, Texas
Texas. National Guard
Texas State Historical Association
University of Texas
UT Department of History
UT Fortnightly Club
Webb, Walter Prescott
West Texas Historical Association
Williams, Clayton W.
World War I

COUSINS (ROBERT BARTOW, SR.) PAPERS, 1861, 1894-1933

Papers concern the career of Cousins (1861-1932), educator, who served as president of the Texas Teachers Association (1897-1989), state superintendent of public instruction (1905-1910), president of the West Texas State Normal College (1910-1918) , superintendent of Houston public schools (1921-1924) , and president of South Texas State Teachers College (1925-1932). Papers relate to the history of education in Texas (1894-1932) and include a biography of Cousins by his daughter Edith Cousins and a Civil War letter from Isaac Cousins to his wife (1861), as well as other documents, photographs, correspondence speeches, literary efforts, financial papers, legal documents, and newspaper clippings.

Index Terms

Austin, Texas
Cousins, Robert Bartow
Houston, Texas
Kelly Plow Company (Longview, Houston)
Longview, Texas
Prisons, pardons, and paroles
Schools
Teachers and teaching
Texas. Superintendents of Public Instruction
Universities and colleges
Whaling

CRANE (EDWARD) PAPERS, 1903-1959

Edward Crane (1883-1959), son and law partner of Martin McNulty Crane, received his law degree from The University of Texas in 1906 and continued a close association with The University throughout his life, especially as a regent (1927-1933) and law professor (1933-1941). His papers reflect this interest and also include material concerning his army service in World War and his many political and legal interests as well as a rich personal and family correspondence.

Index Terms

Allen, Winnie
Austin, Texas
Barker, Eugene Campbell
Battle, William James
Batts, Robert Lynn
Bedichek, Roy
Benedict, Harry Yandell
Blocker, William B.
Bobbitt, Robert Lee
Boggess, Albert
Bybee, Hal P.
Calhoun, John William
Charlton, George L.
Cobb, John J. D.
Connally, Tom
Crane, Edward
Dallas, Texas
Fitzgerald, Donna Roberts
Fitzgerald, Hugh Nugent
France
Friend, Frank F.
Frontier and pioneer life
Germany
Ginsburg, David
Hamilton, Dexter
Hatchitt, Joseph B.
Holliday, Robert L.
Hunt, G. Drummond
Kearney, Raymond W.
Landreth Production Corporation
Law, Practice of
Lomax, John Avery, Sr.
McClendon, James W.
McGlachlin, Edward F.
Moody, Daniel James, Jr.
Neill, Robert T.
Oil and gas
Orgain, Will E.
Politics and politicians
Potts, Charles S.
Reagan County Purchasing Company, Inc.
Robinson, Ann
Robinson, William Doniphan
San Antonio, Texas
Scarborough, Dallas
Shaw, James
Texas. Attorney General's Office
U. S. Office of Price Administration
UT - Athletics and athletic facilities
UT B. Hall
UT Board for Lease of University Lands
UT Board of Regents
UT Legal Aid Clinic
UT - Organizations
UT School of Law
UT - Student life
Wills and estates
World War I

 

CRANE (MARTIN McNULTY) PAPERS, 1834-1973

The collection consists of politically-oriented correspondence of Crane, a leading progressive Democrat, dealing with his anti-trust suit against the Waters-Pierce Oil Company as Texas attorney general, his campaign to remove Joseph Weldon Bailey from the U.S. Senate, his support of Woodrow Wilson at the Democratic convention of 1912, his role as counsel for the Texas legislature in the impeachment trial of Texas governor James E. Ferguson, and his leadership of the anti-Ku Klux Klan movement in the 1920s. Also included is correspondence connected with the business of Crane's law firm and personal correspondence of his large family, especially his son Edward, also a lawyer and a law professor and regent of the University of Texas. In addition the collection contains correspondence, sermons, essays, and school papers connected with the family of Crane's wife, Eula Olatia Taylor, daughter of Baptist minister W.H. Taylor.

Collection deals with the political activities of lawyer Martin McNulty Crane (1855-1943) who in 1897, as attorney general of Texas, filed the first Texas anti-trust suit. A leading progressive Democrat, he was in the forefront of the movement against Senator Joseph Weldon Bailey, played an important role in the nomination of Woodrow Wilson and the impeachment of Governor James Ferguson, and led the opposition to the Ku Klux Klan in Texas in the 1920s. Papers also contain personal and business material, family correspondence, postcards, and photographs.

Index Terms

American Publishing Company
Antitrust legislation
Austin, Texas
Bailey, Joseph Weldon
Ball, Thomas Henry
Cleburne, Texas
Colquitt, Oscar Branch
Crane, Martin McNulty
Critic Club
Cunningham, Minnie Fisher
Dallas County Citizens League
Dallas Morning News (newspaper)
Dallas, Texas
Democratic Party
Domestic affairs and relations
Elections
Elections, Presidential - U. S.
Evans, Hiram Wesley
Ferguson, James Edward
Ferguson, Miriam Amanda
Fitzgerald, Hugh Nugent
Good Government League
Greer, D. Edward
Hobby, William Pettus
Hogg, William Clifford
Johnson, Cone
Johnson County, Texas
Judson Female Institute
Kearney, Raymond W.
Ku Klux Klan
Law, Practice of
Love, Thomas Bell
Moody, Daniel James, Jr.
Muse, J. C.
Nall, E. L.
Neff, Pat Morris
Oil and gas
Oil companies
Politics and politicians
Prohibition
Ramsey, William F.
Reagan, John Henninger
Real estate
Religion
Reppert, Vernice W.
Robertson, Felix D.
Sanger, Elihu
Servants
Sheppard, Morris
Speer, Ocie
Suffrage
Taylor, Charles F.
Taylor, J. S.
Taylor, William H.
Texas. Attorney General's Office
Texas - Government affairs
Texas. Governors
Texas - Legal affairs
Texas. Railroad Commission
Thomas, Cullen Fleming
Universities and colleges
U. S. Congress. Senate
U. S. Judiciary
Waters-Pierce Oil Company
Weill, Mary L.
Wills and estates
Women - Political and social issues

CRANE (ROBERT LEE) PAPERS, 1939

Letters and reports, used as appendix to Crane's master's thesis, relate to Texas Customs and the Treasury of Texas (1837-1850).

Index Terms

Texas. Republic. Customs Service
Texas. Republic. Department of the Treasury

CRAWFORD (R. L.) PAPERS, 1846-1880

Correspondence and legal documents, primarily land deeds, concern Crawford (1804-1895), last surviving signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, Methodist clergyman, and postmaster in Pittsburg (1874-1881). Primarily land deeds.

Index Terms

Crawford, R. L

 

CRIMMINS (MARTIN LALOR) PAPERS, 1813-1954

Papers concern the career of Crimmins (1876-1955), army officer, herpetologist, and military historian, and relate to the military history of the U. S. Army and Confederate Army, Republic of Texas military forces, the Texas Revolution, Mexican War, Indian wars, Reconstruction in Texas, military medicine, Texas forts, and biographies of military officers. Included are correspondence, research files, notes, muster rolls, diary, maps, photographs, and manuscripts. Most historical documents are photostatic copies.

Index Terms

Alamo
Auger, C. C.
Beaumont, William
Benavides, Santos
Bexar, Siege of
Bonaparte, Jerome Napoleon
Brown, Jacob
Brownsville, Texas
Bryan, Francis T.
Buck, Beaumont B.
Diaries
Echols, William H.
Emory, William Hensley
Expeditions
Fort Belknap, Texas
Fort Bliss, Texas
Fort Brown, Texas
Fort Chadbourne, Texas
Fort Concho, Texas
Fort Craig, New Mexico
Fort Croghan, Texas
Fort Davis, Texas
Fort Defiance, New Mexico
Fort Duncan, Texas
Fort Ewell, Texas
Fort Gates, Texas
Fort Graham, Texas
Fort Inge, Texas
Fort Lancaster, Texas
Fort Lincoln, Texas
Fort McIntosh, Texas
Fort McKavett, Texas
Fort Marcy, Texas
Fort Merrill, Texas
Fort Phantom Hill, Texas
Fort Richardson, Texas
Fort Ringgold, Texas
Fort Stanton, New Mexico
Fort Stockton, Texas
Fort Terrell, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Freeman, W. G.
French, W. G.
Graham, Richard Hill
Grierson, Benjamin Henry
History - Study and teaching
Houston, Sam
Indians, Conflicts with and defenses against
Inge, Z. M. P.
Johnston, Joseph E.
Langhorne, G. T.
Lazelle, Henry Martin
Lee, Fitzhugh
Love, John
Mackenzie, Ranald Slidell
Maclay, Robert P.
Marchy, Randolph B.
Merrill, Hamilton Wilcox
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Michler, Nathaniel
Myer, Albert J.
Ord, Edward Otho Cresap
Palo Alto, Battle of
Pope, John M.
Prine, Nathaniel
Reconstruction
Resaca de la Palma, Battle of
Ringgold, Samuel
San Patricio Minute Men (1841)
Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez de
Scott, Winfield
Shafter, William Rufus
Sibley, F. W.
Smith, S. Kirby
Smith, William F.
Snakes and snakebites
Snively Expedition
Socorro, New Mexico
Socorro, Texas
Stanley, David Sloane
Steel, Alfonso
Texas - Military affairs
Texas. Republic
Thomas, George H.
Treaties - Indians
Twiggs, David E.
Vance, James
Van Dorn, Earl
Van Horn, Texas
Viele, Rufus King
Wheaton, Frank
Whiting, William Henry Chase
Wood, H. Clay
Worth, William J.

CROSBY (JOSIAH FRAZIER) LETTERS, 1832, 1850-1896, 1906

Correspondence consisting of transcripts (2 copies) and one original letter deals primarily with the business transactions of Crosby (1829-1904), soldier, lawyer, state legislator, district judge, and businessman, with James Wiley Magoffin. Additional letters concern the Magoffin family.

Index Terms

Brenham, Texas
Business and commerce
Connelley, William Elsey
Crosby, Josiah Frazier
El Paso, Texas
Glasgow, Edward J.
Lightner, Isaac
Magoffin, James Wiley
Railroads
Texas and New Orleans Railroad Company

 

CULBERSON (OLIN WELLBORN NICHOLS) PAPERS, 1898-1964

Papers document the career of Culberson (1886-1961) as a member of the Texas Railroad Commission from 1940-1961, his interest in the regulation of the oil and gas industries by the state rather than the federal government, and the elimination of discriminatory freight rates against southwestern Texas. Included are correspondence, a diary, financial accounts, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, speeches, legal records, reports, sound recordings, motion pictures, photographs, and a large volume of Texas Railroad Commission maps (oil and gas division) embossed with Ernest O. Thompson's name.

Index Terms

Daniel, Price
Davenport, John
Fields, William A.
Jester, Beauford Halbert
Mitchell, George
Oil and gas
Politics and politicians
Pressler, Herman P.
Railroads
Rayburn, Sam
Texas. Railroad Commission
Thompson, Ernest Othmer
Yarborough, Ralph Webster
Young, John

DALLAS (TEXAS) HISTORICAL NARRATIVE, 1940-1944

Narrative compiled by the Texas Writer's Project of the Work Projects Administration, Dallas: Guide and History, pertains to the history, government, culture, social structure, agricultural, commercial and industrial economy, and points of interest and includes information about population growth and shift (1855-1944), housing conditions, and development of recreational areas and transportation facilities.

Index Terms

Dallas, Texas
Texas Writer's Project
Work Projects Administration

DANA (CHARLES BACKUS) PAPERS, 1802, 1820-1881

Papers of Dana (1810?-1873), New Hampshire native, graduate of Dartmouth College, and Protestant Episcopal rector of Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia (1834-1860); Saint James Parish in Port Gibson, Mississippi (1861-1866); and Trinity Church in Natchez, Mississippi (1866-1873); consist largely of materials produced before his move south following his marriage in 1860. The papers contain primarily correspondence with family members; friends; parishioners, including members of the Lee and Mason families of Virginia; and church officials, including William Meade and John Johns, bishops of the Diocese of Virginia, and clergymen C. Kidder, Philip Berry, and John Woart. A few letters describe Civil War activities in Virginia and Mississippi. Also included are receipts, bills, and other personal financial records, petitions, and a convention resolution. Printed items include circulars and other materials related to the Theological Seminary of Virginia and other educational institutions in Virginia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Tennessee, New York, and Mississippi; a circular for Washington College, Virginia, Gen. R. E. Lee, President (1865-1870); requests for funding and other materials related to missionary and charitable work in Tennessee, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and other western states, and work with Native Americans (1869), Jews (1851), and needy children; a Constitution of the Diocese of Virginia (1836) and other materials related to the Protestant Episcopal Church in Virginia, Mississippi, and elsewhere; requests for funding the colonization by black Americans of Liberia, Africa (1843, 1851); and newspaper clippings related to Natchez, Mississippi (1871).

Significant items separated to the Charles Backus Dana Ephemera Collection include circulars and other materials related to schools in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Mississippi; a program for the Anniversary of the Belles Lettres Society of Alexandria Academy (1856); an advertisement for sewing machine needles (1871); a prospectus (ca. 1848-1852) for the Southern Quarterly Review, a sectionalist publication, which sought to counsel the subscriber "against dangers which threaten his peculiar interests and like a watchful sentinel, inform him in what directions and numbers his assailants gather;" and an oversize, undated circular from James Belden, "Rural Architect, Landscape Gardener, and Civil Engineer," of Baltimore, Maryland, promoting the establishment of a cemetery for every town.

Index Terms

Alexandria, Virginia
Berry, Philip
Dana, Charles Backus
Dana Family
Fay, Lydia Mary
Fitzhugh, (Mrs.) A. M.
Hereford, Mollie Lloyd West
Johns, John
Kidder, C.
Lee Family
Liberia, Africa
Mason Family
Meade, William
Missionaries
Mississippi
Natchez, Mississippi
Natchez Trace Collection
New Hampshire
Protestant Episcopal Church
Schools
Sermons and prayers
Theological Seminary of Virginia (Alexandria, Virginia)
Trinity (Protestant Episcopal) Church (Natchez, Mississippi)
Virginia
Woart, John
Women - Education

DANCY (JON WINFIELD SCOTT) PAPERS (1832-1856), 1977

Papers of Dancy (1810-1866), Fayette County farmer and legislator during the Republic and early statehood periods, include seven volumes of a diary, army discharge papers, an essay and a speech, a list of legislators in 1841, and other related materials.

Index Terms

Alamo
Alamo, Siege of the
Alarcon, Juan
Austin, Texas
Boston, Massachusetts
Brazoria, Texas
Brazos River
Brown, John Henry
Buckner's Creek (Fayette County)
Camp meetings
Cedar Lake, Texas
Childbirth
Colorado City, Texas
Colorado River, Texas
Columbia, Texas
Comanche Indians
Courtship
Dancy, Jon Winfield Scott
Dancy, Lucy Nowlin
Decatur, Alabama
Democratic Party
Diaries
Droughts
Elections
Farms and farming
Fayette County, Texas
Floods
Galveston, Texas
Hamilton, Andrew Jackson
Hamilton, James
Hays, John (Jack) Coffee
Houston, Sam
Houston, Texas
Indian captivities
Jones, Enoch
Kansas-Nebraska Act
Know-Nothing Party
LaGrange, Texas
McCulloch, Benjamin
Matagorda, Texas
Maverick, Mary Adams
Maverick, Samuel Augustus
Mexican invasions
Mexicans in Texas
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Mississippi River
Navigation
New Orleans, Louisiana
Niagara Falls (New York and Canada)
Ocean travel
Posey, Albert
Rabb, Andrew (Andres)
Rabb, John
Railroads
Runaway Scrape
Rutersville College
San Antonio, Texas
San Bernard River
Somervell, Alexander
Texas - Legal affairs
Texas. Republic. Congress
Texas. Republic. Legislature
Texas Western Railroad
Velasco, Texas
Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas
Weather

DAVIS (FREDERICK WILLIAM) PAPERS, 1917-1950

Papers pertain to the career of Davis (b. 1875), farmer and state commissioner of agriculture (1914-1920). Included are correspondence, speeches, poetry, articles, and editorials related to Texas agriculture and politics from 1915 to 1945.

Index Terms

Agriculture
Agriculture - Laws and legislation
Davis, Fletcher
Davis, Frederick William
Farms and farming
Panhandle (region)
Texas Game Protective Association
Texas Library Association

DAVIS (GEORGE B.) PAPERS, 1851-1879, 1902

Papers include photostats of letters and other documents concerning Davis and his family as well as of an inventory of the J. S. Robinson estate. Also included is a handwritten history and description of J. J. Davis's walking cane and a photostatic copy of the invitation to the first meeting of the Texas State Library Association.

Index Terms

Davis, George B.
Davis, Joseph Jenkins, Sr.
Portland, Alabama
Texas Library Association
Washington County, Texas
Wills and estates

DAVIS (NATHANIEL HART) PAPERS, 1835-1918, 1941

Papers concern the career of Davis (1815-1893) who served as Montgomery County attorney, commissioner, and chief justice and as judge of the Thirteenth Judicial District from 1867 to 1870. Included are correspondence, land titles, wills, notebooks, account books, tax receipts, newspaper clippings, speeches, and legal papers associated with the clients of the law firm run by Davis and his brother James R. Davis.

Index Terms

County commissions
Davis, James R.
Davis, Nathaniel Hart
Dupree, Lewis
Foster, John A.
Fowler, William A.
Judges, County
Land titles
Law, Practice of
Lewis, Susan
Montgomery County, Texas
Montgomery, Texas
Pankey, Lou
Republican Party
Springer, Elizabeth
Texas. Supreme Court
Willis, Peter J.
Willis, Richard S.
Wills and estates

DECROW (DANIEL) LETTERS, 1831-1856
DECROW (THOMAS) LETTERS, 1831-1856

Photostats of letters from Thomas Decrow, a carpenter and farmer from Maine, to his father and brother concerning his prosperity in Texas, the estate of his brother Daniel who was one of the Old Three Hundred, and claims against the Republic of Texas.

Index Terms

Austin's Colony
DeCrow, Daniel
DeCrow, Thomas
Land grants
Maine
Matagorda County, Texas
Matagorda County Federation of Women's Clubs
Texas Memorial Museum

DE LA FUENTE (MANUEL) PAPERS, 1826-1838

Legal testimony, depositions, and court orders relating to litigation between De La Fuene, a farmer, and Manuel Delgado in a suit over possession of a ranch at San Fernando de Bexar.

Index Terms

San Fernando de Bexar, Texas

DE LA GARZA (JOSE ANTONIO) PAPERS, 1808-1857

Papers deal with land sales and purchases by de la Garza, settlement of his estate, and governmental affairs of San Fernando de Bexar and include deeds, decrees, certificates and affidavits in Spanish, and a plat map.

Index Terms

De la Garza, Jose Antonio
Land titles
Plats
San Antonio de Bexar, Texas
San Fernando de Bexar, Texas
Texas Memorial Museum

DE LEON (MARTIN) LAND GRANT, 1833

Photostatic copy of land grant and deposition in Spanish relates to the grant made to De Leon (1765-1833), empresario and founder of Victoria, by the Mexican government in connection with his colonization project.

Index Terms

De Leon, Martin
Texas Memorial Museum

DESHIELDS (JAMES THOMAS) PAPERS, 1883-1887

Papers pertain to the writing career of DeShields (1861-1948), merchant and historian. Collection contains a letter and a one-volume typed transcript of notes, clippings, and articles about the life of John Coffee (Jack) Hays, Texas Ranger.

Index Terms

DeShields, James Thomas
Hays, John (Jack) Coffee
Indians, Conflicts with and defenses against
Surveying and surveyors
Texas Rangers

 

DEVINE (THOMAS JEFFERSON) PAPERS, 1861-1867

Papers of Devine (1820-1890), lawyer and statesman, pertain to his appointment as district judge, his work as a member of the Texas Committee of Public Safety (1861), his work as Confederate States judge including the confiscation action of Confederate States of America versus Unionists John Twohig and J. D. Seaton, and his interest in the Board of Trade of Eagle Pass, Texas (1890). Included are five manuscript documents, an envelope, and a typescript volume of correspondence and military and legal papers.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America.Judiciary
Devine, Thomas Jefferson
Judges and judiciary
San Antonio, Texas
Seaton, J. D.
Texas. Committee of Public Safety
Twohig, John

DIENST (ALEXANDER) COLLECTION, 1784-1929

Papers collected and produced by Dienst (1870-1938), Temple dentist, historian, writer, lecturer, include the Bryan-Hall papers concerned with affairs of the Republic of Texas agency in New Orleans; letters, special orders, and other documents relating to the Texas Navy; the George C. Pendleton letters, pertaining to major political developments in Texas and in the United States during the period 1880-1900; correspondence of prominent Texans from the earliest days, represented by Austin, Houston, Burnet, and others, to the 1920's, including especially correspondence of Texas governors and dealing with personal, business, governmental, political, and military affairs. Microfilm holdings include New Orleans newspaper files of the Texas Revolutionary period. Papers contain letters, diaries, clippings, scrapbooks, literary productions, legal documents, receipts, bibliography.

Index Terms

Asbury, Samuel Erson
Autographs
Bacon, Joel S.
Bell County, Texas
Berlandier, Jean Louis
Bryan, William
Civil War
Diaries
Dienst, Alexander
Dodge, Henry W.
Ferguson, James Edward
Galveston, Texas
Galvez, Bernardo de
Gems and jewelry
Hall, Edward
Household goods
Icaguaro (Mexico), Caves of
Laffite, Jean
Libraries and archives
Lopez de Ortega, Lucas
Marshall Field and Company (Chicago department store)
Merchants and stores
Minerals
O'Gorman, Patrick
Pendleton, George C.
Temple, Texas
Tennison, William C.
Texas. Governors
Texas Memorial Museum
Texas. Republic - Financial affairs
Texas. Republic. Navy
Texas, Spanish
Upperville, Virginia
Whitney, Stephen
Williams, Samuel May

DILLINGHAM (HANNAH ALDRICH) ITEMS, 1837, 1858, 1873[?]

Photocopy of a manuscript letter from Dillingham in Bangor, Maine, to her brother George Aldrich on the Trinity River in Texas, 1837, concerns family affairs, conditions in Texas and the north, and her possible emigration to Texas. Included are a typed transcript of this letter and photocopies of three promissory notes issued to James Harper Starr and signed by Nelson, brother-in-law of Mrs. Dillingham and secretary of the Trustees of Nacogdoches University, 1858, as well as a photocopy of a certificate of membership in the Texas Veterans Association issued to Albert A. Nelson and signed by Moses Austin Bryan [1873].

Index Terms

Aldrich, George
Dillingham, Hannah Aldrich
Nelson, Albert Aldrich

DONELSON (ANDREW JACKSON) PAPERS, 1844-1941

Fragment of a letter of introduction (1846) and a commission (1844) deal with the career of Donelson (1799-1871), soldier, diplomat, and politician, as charge d'affaires to the Republic of Texas and to his work as United States minister to Prussia.

Index Terms

Donelson, Andrew Jackson
Temperance
Texas. Republic - Foreign affairs
Women's Christian Temperance Union

DOUGLASS (KELSEY HARRIS) PAPERS, 1837-1841

Photostats of letters and a typescript of a legal document relate to Douglass (d. 1840), merchant, congressman, soldier, and to his service in the Second Congress of the Republic of Texas.

 

Index Terms

Benton, Jesse
Douglass, Kelsey Harris
Houston, Texas
Starr, James Harper

DOWELL (MAURICE H.) PAPERS, 1900-1950

Relates to the political, legislative, and fraternal organization activities of Maurice H. Dowell (1884-1944), a state representative from Luling in the 1931-1932 and 1939-1940 legislative sessions. Also concerns the estate of Alice M. Daniel, Dowell's aunt. Contains correspondence, speeches, legislation, wills, newspaper clippings, bills, checks, literary productions, and photographs.

Index Terms

American Legion
Austin, Texas
Butler, John C.
Daniel, Alice M.
Democratic Party
Douglas, Arizona
Dowell, Maurice H.
Dowell Family
Elections
Fraternal societies
Hardin, Ross
Littlefield, George Washington
Luling, Texas
Pitts, Dora Alice
Politics and politicians
San Antonio, Texas
Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives
Wills and estates

DUERR (CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH) PAPERS, 1832-1833, 1839-1844

Diary and letters of Duerr (b. 1815), German immigrant, merchant, and businessman, deal with his voyage from Germany to America and with his personal and business affairs in Florida and Texas. First volume is in German.

Index Terms

Baltimore, Maryland
Buffalo Bayou (Harris County)
Cattle industry
Clear Creek, Texas
Diaries
Duerr, Christian Friedrich
Duerr, Mary Standley
Germans in Texas
Germany
Harris County, Texas
Houston, Sam
Houston, Texas
Jennings, Daniel
Lothrop, John T. K.
Merchants and stores
Ocean travel
Suwannee Springs, Florida
Texas. Republic
Travel

DUNCAN (GREEN CAUDRON) PAPERS, 1850-1910

Papers relate to the career of Duncan (1841-1910), farmer, cattleman, and legislator, including his experiences as a Confederate soldier and as a prisoner of war, his settlement in Texas, service in the twenty-second Texas Legislature, and farming in Wharton County. Included are correspondence, diaries, memorandum books, financial records, land records, newspaper clippings, the plantation records of John B. Walker, and diary of William F. L. Alexander.

Note: All or a portion of this collection is available on CAH microfilm 18,335 Series G, Part 1, Reel 33. Photocopies should be made from microfilm, not from originals. See microfilm inventory on Reference shelves under the title, &quote;Ante-Bellum Plantations.&quote;

Microfilm is part of Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations, Series G, from University Publications of America, 44 North Market St., Frederick, MD 21701.

Index Terms

Alexander, William F. L.
Bloomfield, Kentucky
Boggess, Alice Herring
Civil War - Prisons and prisoners
Confederate States of America
Corsicana, Texas
Cotton
Diaries
Duncan, Green Caudron
Duncan, Harris B.
Duncan, Thomas G.
Fort Bend County, Texas
Johnson's Island Prison (Ohio)
Land titles
Mules
Plantations
Rannels, Isaac W.
Surveying and surveyors
Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives
Walker, John B.
Wharton County, Texas
Wills and estates

DUNCAN (MERLE MEARS) PAPERS, 1905, 1946, 1959-1963

Papers concern Duncan's presidency of the Texas State Historical Association and contain correspondence, minutes of Executive Council meetings, and financial reports. Also included are notes, interviews, and letters collected by Duncan relate especially to the death and burial of Governor Richard Coke in Waco (1897).

Index Terms

Burials
Carroll, Horace Bailey
Carroll, Mary Joe
Coke, Richard
Cotton, Fred
Duncan, Merle Mears
Elliott, Anna May Herring
Fall, William W.
Kelley, Edna
Lazenby, Pearle Chambers
Riley, Lilian Wallace Breustedt
Texas State Historical Association
Tyler, Sue Wallace
UT Board of Regents
Waco, Texas
Wallace, D. R.

 

DUNN FAMILY PAPERS, 1850-1932

Collection documents the lives of the extended family of Dr. James H. Dunn and his wife Rebecca Micheaux who filed for bankruptcy in Virginia in 1873 and subsequently moved to Texas where they and their children lived in various places over the years. Letters written by Dunn's sons and daughters and their aunts, uncles, and cousins still residing in Virginia, especially those from the Micheaux (sometimes spelled Michaux) and Dickinson branches of the family, make up the bulk of the collection. Included is material dealing with postbellum life on the Virginia plantation (Cork) belonging to the Micheaux family; the affairs of Hampden-Sydney College and the town of the same name in Prince Edward County, Virginia; land concerns in Texas relating to crops, rentals, and oil leases; alcohol and drug addiction treatments; and the daily affairs of life and death. In addition the papers include letters from a West Point cadet (1874-1875), from members of the Dunn family during a stay in Los Angeles, and from cousins who have emigrated to northern California (1870-1884).

Index Terms

Alderson, William Louis
Bankruptcy
Brown, Emma J.
Charlie, Texas
Clay County, Texas
Dickinson, Lelia
Domestic affairs and relations
Dunn, Harry T.
Dunn, Henrietta M.
Dunn, James C.
Dunn, James H.
Dunn, Jessie C.
Dunn, Mary Marshall
Dunn, Rebecca T.
Eustis, W. G.
Gainesville, Texas
Land titles
Medicines
Michaux, Jennie C.
Oil fields
Petrolia Oil Field
Petrolia, Texas
Physicians
Recipes
Social life and customs
Texas Ensor Remedy Company
Washington County, Virginia
Wood, Evelyn

DUNN (MARY) PAPERS, 1925-1946

Correspondence, memoranda, pamphlets, programs, clippings, ledger, check register, financial statements, historical notes, musical scores regarding the career of Mary Dunn, music educator, secretary of South Plains Music Association, president of Texas State Music Teachers Association, chairman of Applied Music Division of Texas Department of Education. Papers pertain to early history of music in Texas, to Texas State Music Festivals, to Texas Federation of Music Clubs, to Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, to Mary Dunn's efforts to obtain accreditation in state school system for music instruction privately given, and to agricultural data from 1910 census.

Index Terms

Education
Garrett, Clyde Jay
Lubbock, Texas
Social life and customs
Spell, Lota Mae
Texas Federation of Music Clubs
Texas Federation of Women's Clubs

DURHAM (GEORGE JOHN) BIOGRAPHICAL NARRATIVE, undated

Biographical narrative by Marie Cassandra Durham Cabler, about her grandfather, Durham (1820-1869), dealing with Durham's activities as clerk in governmental offices of the Republic of Texas (1838-1839), early settler in Austin, noncommissioned officer in Travis Guards (1841), participant in the Archives War (1842), Indian fighter (from 1839), chief clerk in the office of the state comptroller of public accounts (1846-1860), mayor of Austin (1852-1854), candidate for state treasurer (1865), member of State Auditorial Board (1866-1867), horticulturist, and ornithologist.

Index Terms

Archives War
Austin, Texas
Cabler, Marie Cassandra Durham
Durham, George John
Indians, Conflicts with and defenses against
Texas. Republic - Financial affairs

DUVAL (HUGH H.) PAPERS, 1914-1944

Papers relate to the activities of Duval, student and amateur biologist and geologist, and pertain to his studies and observations in those fields, especially with reference to the flora, fauna, and physical characteristics of Bastrop County. Included are letters, notebooks, literary productions, newspaper clippings, diaries, and geological and biological sketches.

Index Terms

Allen, Ena
Bastrop County, Texas
Botany and botanists
Cotton
Diaries
Dixon, Royal
Duval, Hugh H.
Flora and fauna
Gardner, Julia
Geology and geologists
Tharp, Benjamin Carroll
UT Department of Biology
Weather
Young, Mary Sophie

ECTOR (MATTHEW DUNCAN) PAPERS, 1866-1879

Papers of Ector (1822-1879), attorney, legislator, soldier, and judge of the Sixth District Court of Texas and the Court of Appeals, concern his career and include commissions, pardons, resolutions, and newspaper clippings.

Index Terms

Ector, Matthew Duncan

EDWARDS (HADEN) PAPERS, 1836-1838

Papers include an article of agreement between Edwards (1771-1849), empresario and soldier, and the firm of Kaufman & Gould concerning a land suit; and a letter of authorization from the Nacogdoches Vigilance Committee to raise troops in the United States to aid the Texas Revolution.

Index Terms

Edwards, Haden
Edwards, Hader D. H.
Grange
Melrose, Texas
Menchaca, Antonio
Nacogdoches, Texas
Railroads
Starr, Frank
Starr, James Harper
Texas. Republic
Texas Revolution
Thorn, Frost
Vigilance committees

EDWARDS (HERBERT ROOK) PAPERS, undated

Papers include research notes and essays on the early history (1874-1892) of the Grange in Texas and its policies on railroads, immigration, tariffs and markets.

Index Terms

Agriculture
Dialectic Society (Nacogdoches)
Diaries
Edwards, Herbert Rook
Farmers' organizations
Farms and farming
Tariffs
Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University

EDWARDS (PEYTON FORBES) FAMILY PAPERS, 1812-1947

Papers relate to the family and career of Edwards (1844-1918), soldier, attorney, judge and politician. Included is family correspondence with him during his service in Company of the 17th Texas Cavalry in the Civil War, legal papers dealing with his law practice in Nacogdoches, the constitution and by-laws of the Dialectic Society of Nacogdoches College, and the genealogical research of his daughter Leila Edwards Akin. Types of material include certificates, land grants, speeches, plat map, photographs, postcards, diary, tax receipts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, legal papers, notes, memoranda, and architectural sketches.

Index Terms

Akin, Leila Edwards
Angelina County, Texas
Arnold, James R.
Carmel, Maria del
Caspary, P.F.
Civil War - Civilian life
Confederate States of America
Conner, W. F.
Craven, Daisy
Dowd, Albert
Edwards, Emily
Edwards, Haden H.
Edwards, Isabel
Edwards, Peyton Forbes
Edwards, Sarah Mansfield Forbes
Forbes, John
Gaines, Edmond Pendelton
Gaines, James W.
Gaines, Thomas Kemp
Hancock, H. C.
Hardeman, William P.
Holmes, Burwell A.
Jasper County, Texas
Land grants
Land titles
Law, Practice of
Muckleroy, David
Nacogdoches County, Texas
Nacogdoches, Texas
Noble, James M.
Parmalee, Richard
Pitts, Thomas T.
Rusk County, Texas
Shreveport, Louisiana
Slaves and slavery
Starr, Amory R.
Taylor, David
Texas - Legal affairs
Vail, Daniel Hamilton
Vail, Isabella
Veatch, John H.
Weems, B. F.
Wills and estates

ELGUEZABAL (JUAN BAUTISTA) REPORTS, 1799-1805

Photocopied reports in Spanish concerning the events in Texas during the career of Elguezabal (1741-1806), Spanish colonial administrator, as interim governor of Texas. This material is also located in the General Manuscript Series, roll 29 of the Bexar Archives.

Index Terms

Elguezabal, Juan Bautista
Indians - Government relations
La Bahia del Espiritu Santo, Mission and Presidio of
Mexico - Government affairs
Munoz, Manuel
Nacogdoches, Texas
Nolan, Philip
San Fernando de Bexar, Texas
Texas Memorial Museum

ELLIS (ALEXANDER CASWELL) PAPERS, 1871-1960

Correspondence, notes, maps, leases, deeds, speeches, literary productions, examinations, class records, pamphlets, books, financial records, farm records, and college administration records concerning the career and family of Alexander Caswell Ellis (1871-1948), professor, author, lecturer, college administrator. Papers relate to family affairs; Ellis' cultural and conservation activities; his work with mental and physical-health groups; his work as a university professor of philosophy of education and educational psychology; his work in adult education; farm records and data for a book he wrote with E.J. Kyle; sports and physical exercises; establishment and maintenance of institutions for the care and treatment of people with mental-health problems; and Hogg Mental Health Foundation.

Index Terms

Agriculture
Austin, Texas
Battle, William James
Batts, Robert Lynn
Bedichek, Lillian
Bedichek, Roy
Benedict, Harry Yandell
Blanton, Annie Webb
Connally, Tom
Cunningham, Minnie Fisher
Dobie, James Frank
Eby, Frederick
Education
Ellis, Mary H.
Ferguson, James Edward
Ferguson, Miriam Amanda
Glen Rose, Texas
Heinsohn, Edmund
Hobby, William Pettus
Hogg, Ima
Hogg, William Clifford
Houston, David Franklin
Mental health and retardation
Mezes, Sidney Edward
Moody, Daniel James, Jr.
Neff, Pat Morris
Politics and politicians
Rainey, Homer Price
Robertson County, Texas
Sheppard, Morris
Social life and customs
Somervell County, Texas
Splawn, Walter Marshall William
Sutherland, Robert Lee
Sutton, William Seneca
Vinson, Robert Ernest

ERATH (GEORGE BERNARD) FAMILY PAPERS, 1829-1967

Papers concern the history of the Erath family and include correspondence, legal papers, land grants, account books, newspaper clippings, photographs, and literary productions pertaining to the careers of George Bernard Erath (1813-1891), pioneer, politician, soldier, and surveyor, and his daughter Lucy A. Erath (1857-1948). The manuscript and typescript of Erath's memoirs concerning his immigration to Texas, his participation in the Revolution, his surveying activities during The Republic, and his service in the Texas Legislature are included.

Index Terms

Erath, Edwin Porter
Erath, George Bernard
Erath, Lelia A.
Erath, Lucinda
Erath, Lucy A.
Erath, Walter
Expeditions
Fitzhugh, Wilie Norrell
Frontier and pioneer life
Green County, Texas
Hancock, John A.
Harrison, John H.
Houston, Sam
Hubby, Janet
Immigration and emigration
Indians, Conflicts with and defenses against
Johnson, Francis White
Kendrick, J. D.
Kruger, Marjorie Kendrick
Land grants
Malone, Alba
Mier Expedition
Milam County, Texas
Owens, Eare H.
Reilly, Bernard
Spiller, William
Sublette, W. A.
Surveying and surveyors
Texas, Annexation of
Texas - Legal affairs
Texas Revolution
Waco, Texas
Zuber, William Physick

ERSKINE (ANDREW NELSON) PAPERS, 1845-1862, and undated

Papers concern the life of Erskine (1826-1862), Texas Ranger, surveyor, agriculturist, soldier and relate to his experiences as a Texas Ranger under John Coffee Hays; as surveyor for the German Emigration Company; as supervisor of the Capote Ranch; the Cortina invasion; and the Civil War. Included are correspondence, legal document, and biography.

Index Terms

Anderson, Ellen P.
Campbell's Trial to California
Cattle drives and trails
El Capote Ranch
Erskine, Andrew Nelson
Erskine, John P.
Erskine, Michael
Germans in Texas
Haynes, Thomas
Jackson County, Texas
Seguin, Texas
Surveying and surveyors
Texas Rangers

EVANS (JOSEPH) PAPERS, 1855, 1872

Letter relating to health, crops, personal news, and a teaching-certificate renewal.

Index Terms

Bollinger, John
Domestic affairs and relations
Evans, Jackson
Texana, Texas

EWING (ALEXANDER WRAY) PAPERS, 1825-1856

Papers include correspondence, affidavits, commission, certificates, military reports, and orders concerning the career of Ewing (1809-1853) as chief surgeon in the army of the Republic of Texas and as a Mason.

Index Terms

Ewing, Alexander Wray
Fraternal societies
Galveston, Texas
Loving, John M.
Physicians
Texas. Republic. Army

FAYETTE AND COLORADO COUNTIES MILITARY RECORDS, 1861-1862
FAYETTE COLORADO WHARTON AND MAGATORDA COUNTIES MILITARY RECORDS, 1861-1862

Collection records names of officers, number of men in companies and their origin, inventory of arms, and remarks concerning the Twenty-second Brigade, Texas State Troops, under Brigadier General William Graham Web‚ in the early years of the Civil War. Also included are directives from headquarters printed separately and clipped from newspapers.

Index Terms

Blanton, Annie Webb
Fayette County, Texas
Matagorda County, Texas
Texas State Troops. Twenty-second Brigade
Webb, William Graham
Wharton County, Texas

FELLOSEBY (JOHN) LETTER, 1836

Letter of John Felloseby, colonist, relating to rumors and news of Texas Declaration of Independence and fall of the Alamo, March 26-27, 1836.

Index Terms

Alamo, Siege of the
Childress, George Campbell
Natchitoches, Louisiana
Politics and politicians
Texas Declaration of Independence

FERGUSON (JAMES EDWARD) COLLECTION, 1911-1936

Collection concerning Ferguson was assembled by Alex Dienst, Texana collector and Ferguson's friend, and primarily documents Ferguson's political career and the controversy over his activities as governor. Included is material relating to Governor Ferguson's impeachment in 1917 and to his wife, Miriam Ferguson (governor 1924-1926 and 1932-1934).

Index Terms

Adoue, Louis A.
Austin, Texas
Ball, Thomas Henry
Banks and banking
Bell County, Texas
Colquitt, Oscar Branch
Culberson, Charles Allen
Dannebaum, Henry J.
Democratic Party
Dienst, Alexander
Elections, Gubernatorial
Ferguson, James Edward
Ferguson, Miriam Amanda
Ferguson Forum (newspaper)
Hanger, William A.
Henry, Robert Lee
Hobby, William Pettus
Ku Klux Klan
Labor and employment
Labor relations
Moody, Daniel James, Jr.
Poe, H. C.
Poindexter, William
Politics and politicians
Prohibition
Sterling, Ross Shaw
Suffrage
Temple State Bank
Temple, Texas
Texas. Governors
University of Texas
Women - Political and social issues
World War I

FIELD (ALBERT FRANCIS) LETTER, 1900

Albert Francis Field to N. A. Jennings, October 2, 1900: Regarding Field's Ranger experiences.

Index Terms

Texas Rangers

 

FILISOLA (VICENTE) PAPERS, ca. 1763-1840

Memoirs and apologia of Vicente Filisola, soldier, relating his activities in the Texas campaign of 1836, and American-Spanish-French prerevolutionary political policies.

Index Terms

Andrade, Juan Jose de
Austin, Stephen Fuller
Goliad, Texas
Iturbide, Agustin de
Matamoros, Mexico
Mexico - Military affairs
Monterrey, Mexico
Musquiz, Ramon
Saltillo, Mexico
San Antonio, Texas
San Jacinto, Texas
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez de
Texas Revolution
Victoria, Texas
Woll, Adrian

FREEMAN (GEORGE R.) PAPERS, 1865

Correspondence, petition, depositions and newspaper clippings concern the formation of the Treasury Guards in Austin in the spring of 1865. The Treasury Guards were a group of 30 volunteers, many ex soldiers, organized by George R. Freeman to guard Austin and the Treasury after the collapse of the Confederacy and before Union occupation forces had arrived.

Index Terms

Freeman, George R.
Texas. Department of the Treasury - Robbery

GARDNER (ELIZABETH F.) PAPERS, 1933-1957

Correspondence, clippings, pamphlets, and scrapbooks of Elizabeth F. Gardner, teacher and executive secretary of the Texas Society for Mental Hygiene. Papers relate to mental health in Texas; activities of the Texas Society for Mental Hygiene, the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, and the Texas Society for Mental Health.

Index Terms

Austin, Texas
Education
Hogg, Ima
Mental health and retardation
Sutherland, Robert Lee

GARRISON (GEORGE PIERCE) PAPERS, 1836-1925

Correspondence, diplomas, certificates, ledgers, literary productions, maps, clippings, broadsides, lecture notes, research notes, grade books, account books, speeches, pamphlets, documents, and photographs of George Pierce Garrison (1853-1910), educator and author.

Papers relate to Garrison's association with the University of Edinburgh (1879-1881), the University of Texas (1887), and Baylor (1910); business of the Texas State Historical Association, of which Garrison was a charter member; Southwestern Historical Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, of which Garrison was editor until his death; Garrison's historical research and writings on slavery, colonization, relations with Mexico, British relations, American history, Texas history; Garrison's participation in the multi-volume history of the United States, the Commonwealth Series.

Index Terms

Austin, Texas
Bolton, Herbert Eugene
Carrizo Springs, Texas
Dallas, Texas
Dienst, Alexander
Edinburgh, Scotland
Education
Fulmore, Zachary Taylor
Harris, Mrs. Dilue
Henderson, Thomas Stalworth
Looscan, Adele Lubbock Briscoe
McCaleb, Walter Fluvius
New York City, New York
Prather, William Lambdin
Reagan, John Henninger
Rusk, Thomas Jefferson
San Antonio, Texas
Schmitt, Edmund John Peter
Sinks, Julia Lee
Southwestern Historical Quarterly (journal)
Sutton, William Seneca
Texas State Historical Association
Waggener, Leslie
Winkler, Ernest William
Zuber, William Physick

GILLETTE (MICHAEL L.) PAPERS, 1972-1974 GILLETTE (MICHAEL L.) COLLECTION, 1972-1974

Collection comprises photocopied newspaper clippings compiled by the Sergeant's Clipping Service and distributed by the Sergeant-at-Arms Office of the Texas Senate. Clippings from the Dallas Times-Herald, Dallas Morning News, and Fort Worth Star Telegram document various state and local political issues and persons including the gubernatorial race, the Sharpstown scandal, environmental issues, and the state constitution.

Index Terms

Abortion
Barnes, Ben
Briscoe, Dolph
Connally, John
Conservation of natural resources
Daniel, Price
Democratic Party
Economics
Elections
Energy
Environmental protection
Farenthold, Frances Tarlton
Gillette, Michael L.
Hobby, William Pettus
Politics and politicians
Sharpstown Stock Fraud Scandal
Smith, Preston
Taxation
Texas. Constitutions
Texas. Legislature. Senate
Traffic safety
Water
Yarborough, Ralph Webster

GLASCOCK (CLYDE CHEW) PAPERS, 1891-1942

Correspondence, literary productions, clippings, pamphlets, posters, handbills, bulletins, memoranda, bibliographical notes, lectures, student examinations and essays, printed travel guides and college yearbook of Clyde Chew Glascock (1872-1944), professor of romance languages. Papers relate to lectures in German, Spanish, and English presented at Yale University, Rice Institute, The University of Texas, Newman Club, South Texas State Teachers Association, Romance Club, Fortnightly Club, Modern Language Club, New England Modern Language Association, and Texas Folklore Society; essays on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Herman Sudermann, Benito Jeronimo Feijoo y Montenegro, Juan Valera, Pardo Bazan, Palacio Valdes, and Blasco Ibanez; some essays have been printed in The Literary Review, Hispania, Texas Bulletin, and Modern Language Notes.

Index Terms

Austin, Texas
Baltimore, Maryland
Battle, William James
Education
Houston, Texas
Parlin, Hanson Tufts
Social life and customs
Texas, Spanish

GLICK (WALTER R.) NARRATIVES, 1820-1865

A review of the work of the Official Confederate Commission to the United States Southern arguments for slavery and a study of the Texas Judicial System, 1821-1836.

Index Terms

Glick, Walter R.
Mexico. Judiciary
Slaves and slavery
Texas Memorial Museum

GOODMAN (H.H.) ESSAY, 1838-1844

Historical narrative by Goodman of the election campaigns, the issues at stake, the candidates for president, their platforms, and the elections in 1838, 1841, and 1844.

Index Terms

Austin, Texas
Barker, Eugene Campbell
Burnet, David Gouverneur
Galveston, Texas
Grayson, Peter William
Houston, Sam
Houston, Texas
Jones, Anson
Lamar, Mirabeau Buonoparte
Milam County, Texas
Politics and politicians
Royall, Richardson Royster
Texas. Republic. Presidents
Washington County, Texas

GRAHAM (SHAD) PAPERS, 1949-1970

Filming records of Shadrack Edmond Graham (1896-1969), documentary film maker. The collection consists of shooting records and lists of businesses in 5 small towns, for example: Muskogee, Oklahoma; Baytown, Texas; Roswell, New Mexico; and Casper, Wyoming, where he made "Our Home Town¢ films 1946-1959.

Index Terms

Communism and anti-Communism
Donner, Stanley
Films
Graham, Ruth
Graham, Shad E.
Graham, Shad E., Motion Pictures
Leake, Grace
Missouri City, Texas
Pasadena, Texas
Rice University (Houston)
Safety
Texas City, Texas
UT Department of Radio-Television-Film
Yarborough, Ralph Webster

GRANBERRY (COLLIER READ) PAPERS, 1851-1966

Papers document the life and family of Granberry (ca. 1899-1962), an Austin native who served as parliamentarian of the Texas House of Representatives for legislatures (1915-1962) and drafted the state's first automobile headlight inspection law (1925) while receiving a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from The University of Texas (1924), served as instructor and professor of electrical engineering at The University (1926-1962), and held various administrative positions there. The Granberry papers consist mainly of memorabilia related to Granberry's childhood in Austin, his years at The University of Texas, particularly as a student, and his association with the Texas Legislature. The memorabilia includes invitations, programs, certificates, resolutions, letters of congratulation, newspaper clippings, and materials related to Granberry's death. Also included are papers of Jennie Read Granberry (b. 1869), Granberry's mother, which contain correspondence between family members in and around Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Austin, some of which describes civilian life during the Civil War; literary productions by family members, mainly on southern themes; writings on Read and Granberry family history; and legal records concerning family property in Austin. Significant items separated to the Texas Collection include a broadside describing the treatment of yellow fever published by A. O. H. Hardeman, M.D., in Vicksburg, Mississippi; a political leaflet in the form of a 100dollar bill quoting Section 14 of the Texas Democratic Platform of 1914; pamphlet on members of the Thirty-third Session of the Texas Legislature; and an official handbook of the Thirty-fourth Session of the Texas Legislature distributed by Rep. McFarland of Alpine, Texas.

Index Terms

Austin, Texas
Automobiles - Licensing and inspections
Granberry, Collier Read
Granberry, Jennie Read
Read, Lucy Westmore
Read Family
Saint David's Episcopal Church (Austin)
Sthreshley, Elizabeth
Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives
UT College of Engineering
UT - Student life
Vicksburg, Mississippi

GRAYSON FAMILY PAPERS, 1835-1882

Concerns business activities, legal affairs, estates of Ben S. Grayson, Elizabeth Mary Grayson and Thomas Wigg Grayson. Contains correspondence, financial, legal documents and photographs.

 

Index Terms

Altgelt, George C.
Baker, J[ohn?] R[eagan?]
Baker, Moseley
Barker, J[ohn?] R[eagan?]
Barker, Moseley
Border, John Pelham
Brazoria, Texas
Brigham, Asa
Burgoyne and Company (mercantile establishment)
Burnet, David Gouverneur
Butler, E. G. W.
Duval, Thomas Howard
Fisher, William S.
Grayson, Benjamin S.
Grayson, Elizabeth Mary
Grayson, Thomas Wigg
Hadley, Joshua
Hagler, Lindsay S.
Hancock, John
Harney, William Selby
Hood, Joseph L.
Immigration and emigration
Land grants
Land titles
Laura (vessel)
Lawrence, John W.
Lubbock, Francis Richard
Merchants and stores
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Mier, Mexico
Military service - Compensation
New Orleans, Louisiana
Parker, Henry
Physicians
Pope, John M.
Real estate
San Antonio, Texas
San Francisco, California
Selkirk, James H.
Ships and shipping
Shreve, John Milton
Shreve and Grayson Company (mercantile establishment)
Texas. Republic. Army
Velasco, Texas
Viesca, Precinct of
Walker, S[amuel?] H[amilton?]
Wharton, John Austin
Wills and estates
Wool, John Ellis

GREER (DEWITT CARLOCK) COLLECTION, 1925-1984

Materials about Greer (1902-1986) were gathered by the Texas State Highway Department, Travel and Information Division, during Greer`s career as State Highway Engineer (1940-1968) and as member (1969-1980) and chairman (1969-1972) of the Texas Highway Commission. Correspondence, biographical materials, speeches, and interview materials reflect Greer's role in the development of the Texas highway system and his participation in state, national, and international professional organizations. Printed materials include awards, testimonials, resolutions, and press releases documenting recognition of Greer's achievements on state and national levels; newspaper clippings about Greer and Texas State Highway Department activities, many of which are annotated by Greer; and magazine articles by and about Greer. Photographic materials include an album depicting Pittsburgh, Texas, on Greer Day, 1966, and · large collection of photographs of important occasions in Greer's career and of people and events in Texas State Highway Department history. The collection also includes plat maps of DeWitts Colony (1825-1835) and Gonzales, Texas (1831-1837).

Index Terms

DeWitt's Colony
Gonzales, Texas
Greer, Dewitt Carlock
Roads and highways
Texas Highway Commission
Texas Highway Department

GUTIERREZ DE LARA (JOSE BERNARDO MAXIMILIANO) PAPERS, 1812-1886

Correspondence and clippings concerning the career of Jose Bernardo Maximiliano Gutierrez de Lara (1774-1841), governor of Tamaulipas and commandant general of the Provincias Internas.

Index Terms

Austin, Stephen Fuller
Bexar County, Texas
Bustamante, Anastacio
Colonies and colonization
Iturbide, Agustin de
Long, James
Mexico - Wars of Independence, 1810-1821
Natchitoches, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
Refugio County, Texas
Ross, Reuben
Saltillo, Mexico
Seguin, Juan Jose Maria Erasmo de Jesus
Tamaulipas, Mexico
Texas, Spanish
Washington, D.C.

HAGGARD (JOHN VILLASANA) PAPERS, 1811-1814, 1833-1834, 1861-1865

Historical narratives by John Villasana Haggard, Bexar Archives translator, relating to three studies entitled &quote;Epidemic Cholera in Texas&quote;; &quote;A Brief Study of the Impressment of Slave Labor in Texas&quote;; and &quote;The Counter-Revolution of Bexar.&quote; The first study concerns the cholera epidemic of 1833-1834 and its effect on Texas; the second study concerns the impressments of slave labor, both generally in the Confederacy and specifically in Texas; and the third study concerns the leaders, grievances, and reasons for the counter-revolution of Bexar.

Index Terms

Andrews, Henry Barclay
Austin, Stephen Fuller
Austin, Texas
Cholera
Galveston, Texas
Lubbock, Francis Richard
Magruder, John Bankhead
Moore, John W.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Pillow, Gideon Johnson
Politics and politicians
Ramsdell, Charles William
Salcedo, Manuel Maria de
San Antonio, Texas
Seguin, Juan Jose Maria Erasmo de Jesus
Slaves and slavery
Texas, Spanish
Williams, Samuel May

HAMER (MARCELLE LIVELY) PAPERS, 1927-1937

Literary production, clippings, and sketches by Marcell Lively Hamer, concerning the Texas Governor's Mansion. Papers relate to a description and history of the Mansion, state of repair, and sketches of furniture in the Mansion.

Index Terms

Allred, James V.
Hogg, Ima
Social life and customs
Texas. Governors' Mansion

HAMILTON (ANDREW JACKSON) PAPERS, 1847-1913

Papers concern political career of Hamilton (1815-1875), tenth governor of Texas, state attorney general, legislator from Travis County, U.S. congressman, and associate justice of the Supreme Court. A staunch Unionist during the Civil War, Hamilton was appointed military governor of Texas by President Abraham Lincoln in 1864 and provisional governor by Andrew Jackson in 1865. Materials include correspondence, speeches, legal records, scrapbook, proclamation, commission, and program. Due to the fragility of the originals, transcripts of the correspondence and speeches are provided for patron use.

Index Terms

Hamilton, Andrew Jackson
Politics and politicians
Reconstruction
Secession
Texas. Governors
Unionists and unionism

HARDY (JULIA WRENN) PAPERS, 1814-1912

Correspondence (1871-1889), diaries (1835-1865), account papers (1837-1901), legal papers (1814-1873), scrapbook (ca. 1863-1870), genealogical material and imprints of Julia Elizabeth Nunn Hardy relate to Thomas Nunn primarily, land transactions, crop production, business affairs and family history in Texas.

Index Terms

Austin's Colony
Hardy, Julia Wrenn
Immigration and emigration
Texas Memorial Museum

HAYS (JOHN COFFEE) COLLECTION, 1817-1916

Collection includes biographical narrative of John Coffee Hays (1817-1883), surveyor, sheriff, and Texas Ranger. The biography concerns Hays's activities as a surveyor, as Texas Ranger and Indian fighter, as an officer in the Mexican War, as a sheriff in California, and as surveyor general of California.

Index Terms

Bandera, Texas
Houston, Sam
Huston, Felix
Indians, Conflicts and defenses against
Johnston, Albert Sidney
Law enforcement
McCulloch, Benjamin
McCulloch, Henry Eustace
Mexico City, Mexico
Monterrey, Mexico
Oakland, California
Politics and politicians
Robinson, James W.
Salado, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Seguin, Texas
Smith, Erastus "Deaf"
Social life and customs
Surveying and surveyors
Taylor, Zachary
Texas Rangers

HENDRICKS (PEARL) PAPERS, 1819-1946

Correspondence, literary reproductions, clippings, collected by Pearl Hendricks, historian and writer. Papers pertain especially to waterways of Texas and Gulf Coast shipping and to Houston and Harris County.

Index Terms

Commerce
Harrison County, Texas
Houston, Texas
Politics and politicians
Ships and shipping
Social life and customs

HIDALGO (FRAY FRANCISCO) LETTERS, 1705-1716

Correspondence, pertaining to the work of Francisco Hidalgo (ca. 1659-1726), Franciscan missionary and member of the mission of the College of Santa Cruz de Queretaro to the Tejas.

Index Terms

Indians
Mexico
Saint Denis, Louis Juchereau
Texas, Spanish

HODGE (THOMAS F.) REMINISCENCES, 1915-1917, 1926

Recollections of the beginnings of Texas Tech, 1915-1917. Reminiscences of Thomas F. Hodge, Secretary and Treasurer of West Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College Campaign Association, relating to the history of Texas Technical College and particularly to the organization (1915-1917) of the West Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College.

Index Terms

Amarillo, Texas
Austin, Texas
Crane, Royston C.
Fitzgerald, Hugh Nugent
Lubbock, Texas
San Angelo, Texas
Sweetwater, Texas
Texas Technological College (Lubbock)

HOGAN (WILLIAM RANSOM) ESSAYS, ca. 1940

Social history of the Republic of Texas; Historical sketch of the Goliad area.

Index Terms

Goliad, Texas
Hogan, William Ransom
Social life and customs
Texas. Republic

 

HOLLAND (JAMES K.) PAPERS, 1846 (1848-1849) 1884

Correspondence: 1848, 1884 Diary, 1848: Diary of the march of the seventeenth Rangers Mounted Company, Texas Volunteers, Mary 24, 1848-February 6, [18--]

Index Terms

Holland, James K.
Texas Rangers

HOUSTON (SAMUEL) PAPERS, 1814, 1836-1861, 1937

Papers document the life of Sam Houston including his military service under Andrew Jackson and his term as congressman from Tennessee and governor of that state, his life among the Indians, and his service to Texas as commander-in-chief of the army in the Texas Revolution, twice president of the Republic of Texas, one of Texas's first two senators, and governor of the state. Many important state and national figures are represented here, especially Andrew Jackson, as well as personal friends and family members. Included in addition to the small series of original documents are two series of photocopies and two of transcripts, each of which varies to some extent from the others.

Index Terms

Houston, Sam
Millard, Henry
Prentiss, James
San Jacinto, Battle of
Starr, James Harper
Texas Memorial Museum
Texas. Republic
Texas Revolution

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATORS RECORDS, 1938-

The organizational records for District Five editors of trade publications consist of classified files which relate to chapter membership, officers, conferences and board meetings, committee and chapter activities, evaluation and awards programs, and organizational finances. Materials include correspondence, minutes, reports, bylaws and constitution, surveys, lists, financial records, brochures, manuals, trade newsletters and magazines, scrapbooks, and photographs.

Index Terms

Arizona
Business and commerce
International Association of Business Communicators
Kansas
Missouri
New Mexico
Oklahoma
Publishers and publishing
Southwestern Industrial Editors Association
Texas

IRVING H. WEBB TEXAS SURVEYORS COLLECTION, 1836-1976

Historical records relating to land surveys in Texas collected by Irving H. Webb, President of the Texas Surveyors Association, 1967-1968, and member of the historical committee. Collection contains notes, research materials, legal documents, and photographs, in addition to Webb's survey reports relating to oil exploration; Texas Surveyors Association publications and books of surveying.

Index Terms

Texas Surveyors Association

JACKSON (PEARL CASHWELL) PAPERS, 1883, 1891-1935

Correspondence, post cards, photographs, broadsides, literary productions, clippings, and pamphlets of Mrs. J.A. Jackson (1869-1928), president of Texas Women's Press Association. Papers relate to governor's wives; travel in Europe, North Africa, Near East, and United States.

Index Terms

Austin, Texas
LaGrange, Texas
New Orleans, Louisiana
Social life and customs
Terrell, Alexander Watkins
Travel

JAMES FAMILY PAPERS, 1865-1927

Papers concern the educational, military, legal, and banking careers of three brothers, Charles Albert James (1841-1875), John Garland James (1844-1930), and Fleming Wills James (1847-1918), who moved to Texas from Richmond, Virginia after the Civil War. The papers mainly relate to the Texas Military Institute, · military academy founded by the brothers in Bastrop and later moved to Austin (1868-1879), and to the Texas Volunteer Guard of which Fleming Wills James was founder and Major General. Miscellaneous business, legal, and banking papers and documents are also included.

Index Terms

Austin, Texas
Banks and banking
Bastrop, Texas
James, Charles Albert
James, Fleming Wills
James, Henry
James, John Garland
Poets and poetry
Santa Rosa, Mexico
Sidney, Albert
Texas Military Institute (Austin)
Texas Military Institute (Bastrop)
Texas Volunteer Guard

JOHNS (EDWARD) PAPERS, 1841-1845

Ships' journals of Edward Johns, Texas Navy midshipman, for the ships San Antonio; Austin; and Colorado.

Index Terms

Moore, Edwin Ward
San Antonio (vessel)
Ships and shipping

JOHNSON (FRANCIS WHITE) PAPERS

Autobiographical statements, narratives, and notes relating to the history of Texas and to the career of Francis White Johnson (1799-1884), surveyor, soldier, historian. Papers were written and collected by Johnson and were edited and published by E.C. Barker and E.W. Winkler as the five-volume work entitled History of Texas and Texans (published 1914).

Index Terms

Alabama
Austin, Stephen Fuller
Austin's Colony
Austin, Texas
Bryan, Guy Morrison
DeWitt's Colony
Fannin, James Walker, Jr.
Grant, James
Grayson County, Texas
Houston, Sam
Mexico
Milam, Benjamin Rush
Military life
Moore, John Henry
Palm, Swante
Politics and politicians
Potter, Reuben Marmaduke
Round Rock, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
San Felipe de Austin, Texas
San Patricio, Texas
Smith, Henry
Social life and customs
Swisher, John Milton
Tennessee
Terrell, Alexander Watkins
Wharton, William Harris

JONES (ANSON) PAPERS, 1809-1910

Correspondence, diaries, speeches, memoranda, calendar of correspondence, scrapbook, official documents, legal documents, day books, account book, and clippings concerning the family and career of Anson Jones (1798-1858), President of the Republic of Texas.

Papers relate to Jones's political career as member of the 2nd Texas Congress, minister to the United States, President of the Republic of Texas; Annexation; trade relations with England; Independence from Mexico; Jones's view of Mirabeau B. Lamar and fiscal policy of his administration; his relationship with Samuel Houston; his United States Senate aspirations; and Know Nothing Party; Abolitionism; founding of the first Masonic Lodge in Texas; family genealogy; attempts to gain a contract for transcontinental railroad line through Texas; Mary Jones's papers of her family activities, work in Texas Veterans Association, organization of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, donations to Texas State Historical Society; C. Anson Jones's career as lawyer and land speculator.

Index Terms

Agriculture
Austin, Texas
Baltimore, Maryland
Bee, Barnard E.
Bell, Peter Hansbrough
Boston, Massachusetts
Brazoria, Texas
Burnet, David Gouverneur
Calder, Robert James
Calhoun, J.C.
Columbia, Texas
Commerce
Donelson, Andrew Jackson
Education
Grayson, Peter William
Harris County, Texas
Hemphill, John
Henderson, James Pinckney
Houston, Texas
Hunt, Memucan
Irion, Robert Anderson
Jones, Mary
Know-Nothing Party
Mason, Charles
Navarro County, Texas
New Orleans, Louisiana
New York City, New York
Norton, Milford Phillips
Politics and politicians
Reily, James
Religion
Rusk, Thomas Jefferson
San Felipe, Texas
Smith, Ashbel
Social life and customs
Texas, annexation of
Texas. Republic. Congress
Texas. Republic. Presidents
Walker, Robert James
Washington, D.C.
Webb, James
Wharton, John Austin

KILMAN (ALICE) NARRATIVE

Historical narrative entitled &quote;Furniture Used during the Days of the Republic of Texas.&quote;

Index Terms

Brazoria, Texas
Furniture
Houston, Texas
Social life and customs

LANHAM (FRITZ GARLAND) PAPERS, 1889-1932

Relates to the legal and political career of Fritz Garland Lanham (1880-1965), first Texan editor (1900), lawyer, and U.S. representative from Texas 12th Congressional District (1919-1947). Also concerns affairs of Lanham's second wife, Hazel Head Lanham. Contains correspondence, account ledgers, deeds, financial documents, photographs, and postcards. Significant items include the Lanham and O'Neal law firm ledgers, the Irby and Leach Physicians ledgers, and correspondence from Fritz Lanham to Hazel Head Lanham.

Index Terms

Fort Worth, Texas
Head, Charles W.
Irby and Leach (physicians)
Lanham, Beaulah Rowe
Lanham, Fritz Garland
Lanham, Hazel Head
Lanham and O'Neal (law firm)
Law, Practice of
Medicine, Practice of
O'Neal, Benjamin Grady
Physicians
Politics and politicians
Texas. Governors
Walker, A. C.
Washington, D.C.
Weatherford, Texas

LAREDO (TEXAS) RECORDS, 1749-1866

Records, business and legal documents concerning the official, municipal, church, and social affairs of Laredo during the Spanish and Mexican periods. Records relate to daily life of pioneer people, allotment of lands, boundary surveys, tax renditions, record of wills, settlement of estates, establishment of schools, building of a church, creation of a post office and appointment of postmasters, civil and criminal litigation, decrees, laws, ordinances, census reports, statistics, Indian raids, official correspondence.

Index Terms

Agriculture
Ampudia, Pedro de
Canales, Antonio
Commerce
Education
Fernandez, Francisco V.
Filisola, Vicente
Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte
Land
Politics and politicians
Religion
Social life and customs
Woll, Adrian

LEGISLATIVE FEE HEARINGS RECORD, 1929

Record relates to committee appointed by the third session of 41st Legislature of Texas to investigate the operation of the fee system used by county officials of Texas.

Index Terms

McLennan County, Texas
Politics and politicians

LENZ (LOUIS) COLLECTION, 1688-1966 LENZ (LOUIS) PAPERS, 1820-1967

Materials collected by Lenz (1885-1967) after his retirement as civil engineer in 1950 concern the early history of Texas and its settlement, particularly by the Canary Islanders in San Antonio and the Germans in South Texas; the Texas Revolution; and the Texas Republic. Significant features of the collection are letters from notable persons in Texas history, family papers and government records of settlers, daily diary of the Confederacy collector in Victoria (1862-1864), and ledgers from several business establishments in Cuero. Other materials included are financial and legal records, literary productions, certificates, deeds, land grants, guest register from the Mutel Hotel in Cuero (1880-1883), speeches, photographs, and newspaper clippings. There are also calendars compiled by Lenz for some of the materials and a card index for the collection. Many documents are in German and Spanish, some of the latter with English translations. Some materials are photostatic copies.

Index Terms

Alamo
Buchel, Augustus C., Family
Canary Islanders
Clothing and textiles
Colonization
DeWitt County, Texas
Diaries
Frobese, William
Frontier and pioneer life
Germans in Texas
Grayson, Benjamin S.
Grayson, Thomas Wigg
Grimes, Jesse
Horticulture
Household goods
Houston, Sam
Immigration and emigration
Indianola, Texas
Indians, Conflicts with and defenses against
Kunitz Family
Lenz, Louis
Recipes
San Antonio de Bexar, Texas
Slaves and slavery
South Texas (region)
Straube Family
Teachers and teaching
Texas Memorial Museum
Texas. Republic
Texas. Republic. Navy
Texas Revolution
Texas, Spanish
Victoria, Texas
Wade, Houston
Women - Education
Women - Social conditions
Yanaguana Society (San Antonio)

LONGWORTH (WILLIAM MILTON) NARRATIVE, ca. 1935-1936

Literary production entitled &quote;Legends of Lost Spanish Mines and Buried Treasure&quote; by W.M. Longworth (b. 1869), folklorist and historian.

Index Terms

Dobie, James Frank
Norvell, Mrs. Lipscomb
San Antonio, Texas
Texas, Spanish

LOWERY (DELTA N.) NARRATIVE

Historical narrative by Delta N. Lowery, writer, relating to governmental administration of Texas from the appointment of Fernando Peres de Almazan as governor to the settlement of the Canary Islanders in San Fernando de Bexar.

Index Terms

Canary Islanders
Politics and politicians
Religion
San Antonio, Texas
San Fernando de Bexar, Texas
Texas, Spanish

LUBBOCK (FRANCIS RICHARD) PAPERS, (1829-1904) 1958

Papers concerning the career of Lubbock (1815-1905), who served in various public offices during a period extending from 1837 to 1900 including a term as governor of Texas (1861-1863) and six terms as state treasurer (1878-1890), contain correspondence, financial and legal records, printed material, and photographs.

Index Terms

Indians, Conflicts with and defenses against
Lubbock, Francis Richard
Politics and politicians
Texas. Governors
Texas. Republic

MATAMOROS ARCHIVES

The collection consists of sixty-seven volumes of photocopies made by Carlos E. Castaneda from the original documents in Mexico. The records contain information on a great variety of subjects, most of which fall generally within the realms of the governmental and military establishments and relate primarily to the local level. Subjects reflecting more than a local interest are found primarily in official decrees, laws, and acts of the provincial and later the state and national governments, particularly in the official newspaper, El Correo Nacional.

Numerous documents in the collection concern customs and shipping activities at Mexican ports. Subjects deal with customs duties; declarations of cargo; confiscations of cargo; disputes between ships' captains and local authorities; lists of crews and passengers; lists of foreigners arriving in Mexica ports, goods loaded and unloaded. The collection also includes documentation pertinent to the Texas Revolution and the Mexican War as these related to the Matamoros region.

The collection contains a large number of copies of newspapers of Matamoros, Ciudad Victoria, and Mexico City, covering the period from 1833 to 1849. Matamoros newspapers included are El Aguila; El Ancla; El Argos; La Brisa; La Diana; El Eco del Norte; La Esperanza; Republica de Rio Grande; and Reveille. Ciudad Victoria newspapers: Atalaya; La Concordia; Gaceta; and El Telescopio de Tamaulipas. Mexico City: La Columna de la Contitucion Federal de la Republica Mexicana; El Telegrafo; and El Correo Nacional. Other newspapers are El Democrata (location not mentioned); El Desengano of Santa Anna La Republica (location not mentioned); and El Restaurador of Tamaulipas.

Index Terms

Commerce, U.S., Latin America, Commerce
Matamoros, Mexico
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Municipal governments
Texas Revolution
Texas, Spanish

MCCALEB (WALTER FLUVIUS) PAPERS, 1900-1962

Contains papers and manuscripts; correspondence and notes, 1952-1954; programs of Texas State Historical Association annual meetings, 1953-1954; Texas State Historical Association audit reports, 1950-1954

Index Terms

McCaleb, Walter Fluvius
Texas State Historical Association

MCCAMY (JAMES LUCIAN) NARRATIVE, 1932

Narrative of James Lucian McCamy, student, relating to formal reporting in Texas state government. Examined are constitutional provisions for departmental and agency reporting and views of the reports issued by various state agencies and departments. Lack of attention to planning and editing, lack of order and uniformity, negligence of pictorial and graphic aids, and stilted prose are noted.

Index Terms

Politics and politicians

MCDONALD (ALEXANDER) LETTERS, 1843-1846

Letters from Alexander McDonald to his wife, dealing with domestic and business matters, Texas and United States governmental affairs, and coastal and river shipping

Index Terms

Business and commerce
Domestic affairs and relations
McDonald, Alexander
Ships and shipping
Texas. Republic

 

MCGILL (WILLIAM LAWRENCE) PAPERS, 1917-1958

Correspondence, letterbooks, scrapbooks, clippings, literary manuscripts, pamphlets, magazines, and photographs of William Lawrence McGill, professor of journalism. Papers concern his association with the University of Texas School of Journalism, the Texas Cowboys, the Friars, and the Ex-Students Association, including a detailed account of the First Annual Texas Round-Up, 1930, and the Fortieth Anniversary of the University. Also included is correspondence with W. Lee O'Daniel, McGill's photograph collection, and copies of &quote;History of the University of Texas&quote;; &quote;Texas Trails&quote;; and &quote;Fifty Years on the Forty Acres.&quote;

Index Terms

Austin, Texas
Corsicana, Texas
Education
Politics and politicians
Social life and customs

MEDICAL HISTORY OF TEXAS COLLECTION

Letters, articles, biographies, extracts, newspaper clippings, journals, and legal papers relating to the practice of medicine, public health, physicians, and pharmacology, and the Medical Association of Texas.

Index Terms

Archer, Branch Tanner
Austin, Henry
Bexar County, Texas
Bonilla, Antonio
Brownsville, Texas
Chihuahua, Mexico
Cincinatti, Ohio
Clarksville, Texas
Coahuila, Mexico
Dallas, Texas
Ford, John Salmon "Rip"
Galveston, Texas
Goliad, Texas
Grimes County, Texas
Haggard, John Villasana
Houston, Texas
Indianola, Texas
Jones, Anson
Kellum, Nathaniel K.
Matagorda, Texas
Medicine, Practice of
Munoz, Miguel
Nacogdoches, Texas
Nava, Pedro de
New Orleans, Louisiana
Nixon, Patrick Ireland
Peebles, Richard Rogers
Salcedo, Nemesio
San Antonio, Texas
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Smith, Ashbel
Starr, James Harper
Victoria, Texas
Waller County, Texas

MOHL (AURELIA HADLEY) ESSAYS, 1894

Biographical sketches relating to the wives of prominent pioneer Texans.

Index Terms

Austin, Texas
Frontier and pioneer life
Galveston, Texas
Houston, Texas
Independence, Texas
Politics and politicians
San Antonio, Texas
San Jacinto, Texas
Social life and customs
Texas. Republic - Women
Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas

MUNSON (MORDELLO STEPHEN) FAMILY PAPERS, 1825-1978

Collection includes the papers of Mordello Stephen Munson (1825-1903), Brazoria County lawyer, planter, land agent, legislator, and Civil War veteran, as well as papers of his father, Henry William Munson (1793-1833); his stepfather, James P. Caldwell (1793-1856); his wife, Sarah Kimbrough Armour Munson (1831-1887); his brothers; and his eight children. Also included are genealogical materials collected by Erm L. Rich, granddaughter of Mordello Munson and longtime custodian of the family papers.

Mordello Munson's personal correspondence contains letters from family members describing life in Brazoria County from the 1840s to the 1890s. His general correspondence with prominent Texans such as Thomas William House, John Adriance, Victor Marion Rose, and members of the Bryan and Perry families deals with his legal, agricultural, financial, and political activities. Munson's financial records consist of purchase receipts, bank statements, and documents relating to cotton and wool sales. Legal records are comprised of land deeds and lawsuit materials.

Papers of Sarah Munson consist of correspondence from family members and diaries written between 1864 and 1886. Papers of Mordello Munson's brothers include the baptism certificate of William Benjamin Munson (1824-1848) and testimony about the murder of Gerard Brandon Munson (1829-1864).

Papers of Mordello Munson's children contain the certificate of appointment of Henry William Munson II (1851-1924) to the Prairie Rangers in 1880, letters to Walter Bascom (1866-1949) and Milam Stephen Munson (1869-1950) during their attendance at Southwestern University and the University of Texas, Milam Stephen's school compositions and law exam, and records of the Munson & Munson law firm.

Index Terms

Adriance, Duncan
Adriance, John
Agriculture
Austin, Stephen Fuller
Austin, Texas
Ballinger, William Pitt
Banks and banking
Bayland Orphanage
Brazoria County & Tap Railroad
Brazoria County, Texas
Brazoria Taxpayers and Farmers Protective Association
Brazoria, Texas
Brazos River
Bryan Family
Darden, Stephen Heard
Democratic Party
Diaries
Domestic affairs and relations
Galveston and Brazos Navigation Company
Galveston, Texas
Horticulture
House, Thomas William
Houston, Texas
Hunting and fishing
LaGrange College (LaGrange, Alabama)
Land
Land grants
Law, Practice of
Livestock
Looscan, Michael
Medicine, Practice of
Medicines
Merchants and stores
Methodist Church
Mexican invasions
Munson, Henry William
Munson, Milam Stephen
Munson, Mordello Stephen
Munson, Walter Bascom
Munson Family
Munson & Munson (Brazoria law firm)
Old Capitol (Columbia newspaper)
Oyster Creek, Texas
Pearce Family
Perry, Emily Margaret Austin Bryan
Perry Family
Physicians
Plantations (Brazoria County)
Politics and politicians
Railroads
Real estate
Reconstruction
Rose, Victor Marion
Sealy County (proposed)
Shapard, J. H.
Sharecroppers and tenant farming
Slaves and slavery
Southwestern University (Georgetown)
Sugar, sugar cane, and molasses
Texas Veteran Association
University of Texas
Waul, Thomas Neville
Wills and estates

NACOGDOCHES ARCHIVES, 1731-1836

Transcriptions of official records created and accumulated at Nacogdoches during the Spanish and Mexican periods. Included are correspondence, decrees, orders, circulars, and other communications sent to the frontier from higher governmental authorities; correspondence of the commandant; correspondence and proceedings of the alcaldes and ayuntamiento of Nacogdoches; records relating to adjacent territories at Anahuac, Attoyac, Ayish Bayou, Liberty, Neches, Sabine, San Augustine, and San Felipe. The original records are preserved in the Texas State Archives. A calendar and index of the transcriptions are also available.

Index Terms

Alcaldes
Frontier and pioneer life
Liberty, Texas
Nacogdoches, Texas
Neches, Texas
San Augustine, Texas
San Felipe, Texas

NARVAEZ (PANFILO) EXPEDITION NARRATIVE, 1853

Account by Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdez (1478-1557), historian and Spanish colonial inspector, of the Panfilo Narvaez Expedition. Transcription of this part of Oviedo's larger work, General and Natural History of the Indies, was made by M.A. Austin, H.E. Bolton, and E.Z. Rather.

Index Terms

Bolton, Herbert Eugene
Narvaez, Panfilo de, Expedition
Oviedo y Valdez, Gonzalo Fernandez
Texas, Spanish

NUNN (WILLIAM CURTIS) ESSAY, ca. 1930

Historical narrative by Nunn entitled &quote;A Study of the Part Anson Jones Played in the Annexation of Texas.&quote; Narrative relates to the career of Jones during the Republic; Jones's position on annexation.

Index Terms

Donelson, Andrew Jackson
France
Henderson, James Pinckney
Hockley, George Washington
Houston, Sam
Kennedy, William
Mexico
Politics and politicians
Raymond, Charles H.
Reily, James
Saligny, Alphonse de (Jean Pierre Isidore Alphonse Dubois de)
Tyler, John
Upshur, Abel P.
Van Zandt, Isaac

ORVISS (D.A.) PAPERS, 1858-1898

Diary, letterpresses, ledger, account book, freight-list book, and notebook of D.A. Orviss, river boat captain, steamboat owner, and merchant. Papers concern Orviss' activities on the Mississippi River before the Civil War, as owner and captain of the steamboat Texas from 1860-1863, and as a merchant in Galveston and Calvert during the post Civil War period.

Index Terms

Columbus, Texas
Galveston, Texas
Jefferson, Texas
Mississippi River
New Orleans, Louisiana
San Antonio, Texas
Shreveport, Louisiana
Steamboats

OWEN FAMILY PAPERS, 1811-1889

Photocopied papers concern the affairs of the Owen family and include military discharge papers of Edward L. Jones, a San Jacinto Battle veteran, and correspondence in the Civil War.

Index Terms

Blackburn, William A.
Dupuy, B. F.
Jones, Edward L.
Owen, Adrian
Owen, Clark L.
Texas. Republic

PADILLA (JUAN ANTONIO) REPORT, 1819

Report on Texas Indians. Translated and published by Mattie Austin Hatcher in Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Vol. XXIII.

Index Terms

Indians
Padilla, Juan Antonio

PALACIO (JUAN FERNANDO DE) DIARY, 1767

Transcription and translation by J. Villasana Haggard of the account of a visit by Juan Fernando de Palacio and Jose de Ossorio y Llamas, colonial inspectors, to the village of San Agustin de Laredo in 1767.

Index Terms

Colonies and colonization
Politics and politicians
Texas, Spanish

PATRICK (GEORGE M. AND SARAH P. MORGAN) PAPERS, 1831, 1837, 1842

Baptismal documents for George Patrick and Sarah Morgan signed by Michael Muldoon, October 30, 1831. Papers also contain a document confirming the marriage of George Patrick to Sarah Morgan, signed by Michael Muldoon, November 23, 1831. Letter to Patrick from James Morgan, December 29, 1837. Document signed by Martha Patrick swearing allegiance to the Republic of Texas, January 20, 1842.

Index Terms

Montgomery County, Texas
Moorehead, Richard M.
Muldoon, Michael
Patrick, George
Patrick, Martha
Patrick, Sarah P. Morgan
Texas. Republic

 

PATRONS OF HUSBANDRY RECORDS, 1873-1901

Letterpresses, letter books, reports, minutes, account books, stock ledgers, membership lists, receipt, roll book of the activities of the Patrons of Husbandry, Salado Cooperative Council, Texas State Grange, and Texas Cooperative Association.

Index Terms

Agriculture
Bell County, Texas
Burleson County, Texas
Education
Leon County, Texas
Pendleton, George C.
Politics and politicians
Rose, Archibald Johnson
Social life and customs

PEAK (HOWARD W.) PAPERS

Historical narratives and anecdotes relating to the social history of nineteenth-century Fort Worth and to sketches of old settlers entitled &quote;Copies of Documents from the Howard Peak Collection&quote; and &quote;The Story of Old Fort Worth.&quote;

Index Terms

Arnold, Ripley A.
Commerce
Denton, John B.
Education
Parker, Quanah
Politics and politicians
Religion
Social life and customs
Worth, William J.

PERRY (HALLY B. BRYAN) PAPERS, ca. 1761-1958

Correspondence, narratives, reminiscences, literary productions, genealogical notes and charts, memoranda, research notes, lists, legal and business papers and reports, scrapbook, obituaries, maps, programs, catalogues, pamphlets, publications, galley proofs, printed material, newspaper clippings, and photographs of Hally Ballinger Bryan Perry (1868-1955). Papers relate to relationship between Guy Morrison Bryan and Rutherford B. Hayes; personal papers of Hally Bryan Perry; organization of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas (1891), its constitution, by-laws, membership applications, committee reports, founding of chapters in Brazoria County and Big Bend region; Sons of Republic of Texas; genealogy of Austin, Bryan, Perry, and Jack families; Eugene Campbell Barker's The Life of Stephen F. Austin (1928); family associations with Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and Hollins College near Roanoke, Virginia; Texas heroes and history; daughters of American Revolution; Colonial Dames of America; Texas Centennial Commission; Texas Statehood Centennial Commission; Alpine Presbyterian Church; Alpine Community Center; San Jacinto Museum of History Association; Texas State Historical Association; Pan American Round Table; autobiographical sketch of Hally Bryan Perry entitled &quote;Family notes by Request&quote;; operation of The University of Texas Library and Archives; Texas Library and Historical Commission; reminiscences of Hally Bryan Perry's friends gathered after her death entitled &quote;Perry Postscripts&quote;; Hally Bryan Perry Fund to increase archival holdings at The University of Texas and to facilitate their use; personal memorabilia; photographs of Hally Bryan Perry, her family, and friends; maps pertinent to Texas history and to land holdings in Brazoria County; the Alamo.

Index Terms

Adair, A. Garland
Allen, Winnie
Allred, James V.
Austin, Moses
Austin, Stephen Fuller
Austin, Texas
Ballinger, William Pitt
Bandera, Texas
Bay City, Texas
Brenham, Texas
Bryan, Beauregard
Bryan, James Perry
Bryan, Lewis Randolph, Jr.
Burleson, Emma Kyle
Carroll, Horace Bailey
Cincinatti, Ohio
Coney, Donald
Cotner, Robert C.
Dallas, Texas
De Zavala, Adina Emilia
Dobie, James Frank
Education
Fisher, Rebecca Jane Gilleland
Fort Davis, Texas
Friend, Llerena Beaufort
Gambrell, Herbert Pickens
Garrison, George Pierce
Goliad, Texas
Haley, James Evetts
Harrisburg, Texas
Hatcher, Mattie Austin
Hogg, Ima
Houston, Sam
Houston, Texas
Huntsville, Texas
Jones, Anson
Kemp, Louis Wiltz
Looscan, Adele Lubbock Briscoe
Lubbock, Francis Richard
Neff, Pat Morris
Ney, Elisabet
Perry, Emily Margaret Austin Bryan
Perry, James Franklin
Perry, Stephen Samuel
Politics and politicians
Potosi, Missouri
Quintana, Texas
Rainey, Homer Price
Ramsdell, Charles William
Ratchford, Fannie Elizabeth
Religion
Richmond, Texas
Rogan, Octavia F.
San Antonio, Texas
Seguin, Texas
Sinks, Julia Lee
Social life and customs
Stone, Cornelia Branch
Waco, Texas
Wade, Houston
Webb, Walter Prescott
West Columbia, Texas
Winkler, Ernest William
Zuber, William Physick

PERRY (JAMES FRANKLIN AND STEPHEN SAMUEL) PAPERS, 1785-1942

Papers of Perry and his son Stephen Samuel Perry and their extended families cover significant events in Texas history from the early years of colonization up to the twentieth century. Collection relates to Stephen F. Austin's land holdings, James Franklin Perry's mercantile business and other family-related business enterprises, the establishment and operation of Peach Point Plantation, and the daily concerns of paternalistic slaveholders who found it difficult to make ends meet raising cotton, corn, and sugar; to educate their children where there were no public schools; and to handle chronic health problems. The papers accentuate the contrast between life in various sections of the United States since the Perry's traveled for business, health reasons, and pleasure; attended schools in Ohio, Connecticut, Virginia; and corresponded with and visited relatives in the northeast as well as Ohio, Iowa, and Missouri.

Index Terms

Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas
Austin, Stephen Fuller
Baldwin, Robert
Brazoria County, Texas
Brazos and Galveston Rail Road Company
Brazos River
Brown, Hiram L.
Brown, James, Family
Bryan, Guy Morrison
Bryan, Moses Austin
Bryan, William Joel
Bryan Family
Delaware, Ohio
Education
Epilepsy
Freedmen and Freedmen's Bureau
Galveston and Brazos Navigation Company
Galveston, Texas
Gambier, Ohio
Hammeken, George Louis
Hill, William Green
Hopkins, Matthew
Hunter, William W.
Irwin, Charles F.
Kenyon College (Gambier, Ohio)
Land
Leaming, Thomas F.
Little, James A.
McLeod, Hugh M.
Medicine, Practice of
Merchants and stores
Munson, William B.
Muster rolls
Peach Point Plantation (Brazoria County)
Perry, Eliza M.
Perry, Emily Margaret Austin Bryan
Perry, Henry Austin
Perry, James Franklin
Perry, Sarah McClean Brown
Perry, Stephen Samuel
Perry Family
Potosi, Missouri
Railroads
Reconstruction
Reed, James
San Luis Company (Brazoria County land development)
San Luis Island, Texas
Ships and shipping
Slaves and slavery
Somervell, Alexander
Sugar, sugar cane, and molasses
Texas, Annexation of
Texas Military Institute (Austin)
Texas Revolution
Travel
Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut)
Westall, Thomas
Wills and estates

PHILPOTT TEXANA COLLECTION, 1844-1879

Collection of letters written by prominent Texans during the Republic, Civil War, and Reconstruction. Arranged in chronological order, they concern contemporary political issues such as slavery, the probability of civil war, bills passed by the Texas Legislature, and the condition of Harrison's Texas Brigade.

Index Terms

Archer, Richard T.
Bell, James Hall
Hubbard, Richard Bennett
Pease, Elisha Marshall
Reconstruction
Stockdale, Fletcher S.
Texas, Annexation of
Texas - Legal affairs

PUNCHARD (MARY C.) CONTRACT 1840

Contract of sale of a stock certificate in the Consolidated Fund of Texas by Mrs. Mary C. Punchard to Arthru R. Hamilton for $1000.00, notarized by William Bryan, consul of the Republic of Texas at New Orleans, December 29, 1840.

Index Terms

Punchard, Mary C.
Texas. Republic - Financial affairs

PURCELL (MABELLE) PAPERS, 1837-1974

Collection is comprised of correspondence, printed material, newsclippings, photographs, sheet music, scrapbooks, and memorabilia gathered by Mabelle Purcell during the research, publication, and promotion of the book Two Texas Femal Seminaries(1951). The book documents the live Oak Femal Seminary in Washington County and the Stuart Female Seminary in Austin.

Index Terms

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Austin, Texas
Church schools
Education
Gay Hill, Texas
Live Oak Female Seminary
Miller, James Weston
Music and musicians
Presbyterian Church
Purcell, Lel Red
Purcell, Mabelle
Red, Rebecca Jane Kilgore Stuart
Red, Samuel Clark
Religious education
Schools
Texas Federation News
Two Texas Female Seminaries (book)
Washington County, Texas
Women - Education

QUINN (FRANK DAVID) PAPERS, 1913-1971

Collection consists of personal reminiscences and memorabilia of Quinn (1894-1971), Mississippi cotton plantation manager, Texas businessman, and executive director of the Texas State Parks Board (1927-1969). Included are Quinn's classified files detailing his experiences while working for the Delta Pine and Land Company, a large cotton plantation in Bolivar, County, Mississippi, as well as biographical and genealogical records of the Quinn and Tims families.

Index Terms

Blacks
Delta Pine and Land Company (Mississippi cotton plantation)
Floods
Ku Klux Klan
Mississippi
Mississippi River
Oil companies
Parks
Plantations - Mississippi
Quinn, Frank David
Quinn Family
Salsbury, Alanson King ("L. K."; "Lant")
Sharecroppers and tenant farming
Texas State Parks Board
Tims Family
Travis County, Texas

RAMSDELL (CHARLES WILLIAM, JR.) PAPERS, 1749-1836

Correspondence and historical sketches of Charles William Ramsdell, Jr., historian. Papers include a collection of translated letters concerning the Refugio Mission and a history of Goliad and the surrounding area in Spanish and Mexican times relating to ranching, Indians of Rosario, La Bahia, Mexican Revolution in 1810, Fannin Massacre.

Index Terms

Agriculture
Goliad Massacre
Goliad, Texas
La Bahia del Espiritu Santo, Mission and Presidio of
Mexico - Wars of Independence, 1810-1821
Munoz, Manuel
Nuestra Senora del Refugio Mission
Politics and politicians
Religion
Social life and customs
Texas, Spanish

RAMSDELL (CHARLES WILLIAM, SR.) PAPERS, 1844 (1907-1942)

Papers concern the career of Ramsdell and include materials relating to his teaching responsibilities; documents concerning his activities with historical organizations; correspondence and other materials relating to his research and writing. Also included is an inventory of his library, which was donated to the University of Texas, and an 1844 letter concerning a Mississippi Whig's opposition to the annexation of Texas. The library also holds an extensive collection of microfilmed documents concerning Southern history, which were collected by Ramsdell. There is a separate index to the microfilm collection.

Index Terms

Ramsdell, Charles William, Sr.
Texas, Annexation of

RED RIVER PATRIOT AND SHREVEPORT LITERARY REGISTER, 1839

Statement of the newspaper's editorial policy of &quote;states rights, universal suffrage, and a fair National Legislation,&quote; and a brief summary of events in Texas during the first months of 1839.

Index Terms

Caddo Parish, Louisiana
Commerce
Politics and politicians
Shreveport, Louisiana

REPUBLIC OF TEXAS GENERAL FILE, 1832-1846

Correspondence, legal documents, newspaper articles and military documents relate to life in the Republic of Texas, annexation, and military affairs. Included are letters from soldiers in the Revolutionary army, second hand accounts of the siege of the Alamo, a letter from Alamo defender Daniel William Cloud, and travel descriptions of Texas, Louisiana, Illinois and Missouri.

Index Terms

Frontier and pioneer life
Lockhart, Catherine
Texas, Annexation of
Texas. Republic
Texas Revolution

 

SALCEDO (MANUEL MARIA DE) REPORT, 1809

Report written by Manuel Maria de Salcedo (ca. 1780-1813), governor of Spanish Texas, concerning development of the province, need for a definite determination of the Spanish-American boundary, encouragement of Spanish immigrants from the Louisiana Territory, necessity of vigilance against unsympathetic foreigners, and the prevention of contraband trade.

Index Terms

Agriculture
Commerce
Politics and politicians
Spain - military affairs
Texas, Spanish

SECRETARY OF STATE (TEXAS) MISCELLANY, 1835-1896

Certificates of election as delegates to conventions in 1835 and 1845; letters to the Secretary of State (1847-1896), concerning cattle, law, and aids to immigrants; and letters from Texas regarding Peter's Colony.

Index Terms

Agriculture
Burnet, David Gouverneur
Commerce
Dallas, Texas
Denver, Colorado
Harrisburg, Texas
Harrison County, Texas
Huston, Almanzon
Lockhart, Texas
Politics and politicians
Richardson, G.F.
San Augustine, Texas
Sublett, Philip A.
Texas. Secretary of State
Thompson, James G.

SEGUIN (ERASMO) LETTERS, 1823-1824

Letters and correspondence of Juan Jose Maria Erasmo de Jesus Seguin (1782-1857), farmer, rancher, educator, and legislator. Papers concern the Constitutional Congress of the Republic of Mexico; framing of the Mexican Federal Constitution of 1824; Coahuila y Texas and Bexar District politics; and personal, domestic, and familial correspondence.

Index Terms

Bastrop, Baron de (Felipe Enrique Neri)
Mexico City, Mexico
Navarro, Jose Antonio
Politics and politicians
Saltillo, Mexico
San Fernando de Bexar, Texas
Saucedo, Jose Antonio
Seguin, Juan Nepomuceno
Victoria, Guadalupe

SEGUIN (JUAN NEPOMUCENO) REMINISCENCES, 1858

Reminiscences of Juan Nepomuceno Sequin (1806-1889), soldier and politician, concerning his defense of his action in the 1842 Woll invasion of Texas.

Index Terms

Burleson, Edward, Sr.
Canales, Antonio
Commerce
Goliad, Texas
Harrisburg, Texas
Huston, Felix
Laredo, Texas
Mexican invasions
Monterrey, Mexico
Politics and politicians
Saltillo, Mexico
San Antonio, Texas
Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez de
Seguin, Texas
Smith, John William
Woll, Adrian

SHARP (MRS. WALTER B./ESTELLE BOUGHTON) PAPERS, 1899-1937

Correspondence, notes, lists, land papers, legal papers, resolutions, opinions, receipts, insurance policies, account papers, invitations, calling cards, clippings, directories, and photographs of Estelle Boughton (Mrs. Walter B.) Sharp. Papers concern Mrs. Sharp's activities as a member of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, the Advisory Board of the Volunteer Prison League, the Federal Food Administration Executive Committee, the War Work Council, the National League for Woman's Service, and the League of Women Voters. Included are directories of women's organizations and lists of members, political clippings, and printed material concerning social welfare, child guidance, the Democratic Party, food rationing, agriculture, education, the University of Texas, Russian famine relief, Mexico, New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas.

Index Terms

Agriculture
Dallas, Texas
Education
Ellis, Alexander Caswell
Friend, Kate
Hogg, William Clifford
Houston, Texas
League of Women Voters
Politics and politicians
Potts, Charles S.
Sharp, Walter Benona
Social life and customs
Texas Federation of Women's Clubs

SHELBY (CHARMION CLAIR) PAPERS, 1700-1718, 1835-1836, 1927-1933

Historical narratives by Charmion Clair Shelby, historian, concerning activities of the Mexican Army in preparing for the Texas campaign of 1836 and information relating to the formation and organization of the towns of Harrisburg and Washington in 1834 and 1835.

Index Terms

Austin, Texas
Coles, John P.
Hackett, Charles W.
Miller, James B.
Pease, Elisha Marshall
Politics and politicians
Robinson, James W.
Smith, Henry
Texas Revolution

SHERIDAN (FRANCIS C.) REMINISCENCES, 1839-1843

Memoirs, diary, and notes of Francis C. Sheridan (1813--?), British representative to Texas. Papers concern Sheridan's experiences at sea and social and economic conditions in the Republic of Texas.

Index Terms

Galveston, Texas
Ocean travel
Texas. Republic

SHUMWAY, (S.R.) NARRATIVE

Historical narrative by S.R. Shumway entitled &quote;The Mission Idyl,&quote; a semifictional account of the Texas Revolution.

Index Terms

Texas Revolution

SINKS (JULIA LEE) PAPERS, 1817, ca. 1840-1904

Correspondence, appointments, receipts, promissory notes, historical sketches, literary productions, clippings, and photographs of Julia Lee Sinks (1817-1904), historian. Papers concern correspondence with prominent Texas figures in the Republic and early statehood periods; &quote;The History of Fayette County, Texas,&quote; and &quote;Early Days in Texas&quote; by Mrs. Sinks; accounts of military events in 1842; private papers of John H. Moore; reburial at LaGrange of the Mier Expedition men; and scrapbooks relating to private financial matters.

Index Terms

Austin, Stephen Fuller
Austin, Texas
Burnet, David Gouverneur
Fayette County, Texas
Giddings, Texas
LaGrange, Texas
Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte
Mier Expedition
Moore, John Henry
Politics and politicians
Sinks, George W.
Social life and customs

SPANISH MISSIONS IN TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA, 1691-1825

Records relating to the operations of the missions of California and Texas, including information about the Indian tribes these missions served.

Index Terms

Casanas de Jesus Maria, Francisco
Indians
Nuestra Senora de los Dolores de la Punta
Nuestra Senora del Refugio de la Bahia Mission
Religion
San Antonio de Valero Mission

SPELL (MRS. JEFFERSON REA "LOTA MAE") PAPERS, 1861, 1887, 1923-1967

Correspondence, notes, reports, printed material, literary works, sheet music, clippings, photographs and maps relate to the Centennial of Texas, the Garcia Library of the University of Texas at Austin (now known as the Benson Latin American Collection) and Texas music.

Index Terms

Music and musicians
Sheet music
Spell, Lota Mae
Texas Centennial

STATE OF TEXAS VERSUS NAACP CASE RECORDS, 1911, 1945-1961

Records document the 1956-1957 lawsuit that, in effect, outlawed the NAACP in Texas until the 1960s and also reflects the progress of the civil rights movement from the late 1940s to the 1960s. Collection bulks with courtroom proceedings, including oral testimonies, pleas and petitions by the plaintiff and defendants, and the court's rulings.

Also contains the State's exhibits of NAACP branch records and the Attorney General's Office records of case preparation. Materials also include correspondence, news clippings, minutes, manuals, reports, and brochures. Attorney General's Office records contain materials concerning investigation of Communism among NAACP supporters.

Index Terms

Barratry
Blacks
Bunkley, C. B.
Civil rights
Communism and anti-Communism
Dallas, Texas
Discrimination
Dunagan, Otis T.
Durham, W. J.
Eastland, James D.
Grant, Davis
Houston, Texas
Integration and segregation
Ludlum, James
Marshall, Thurgood
Minton, John R.
Mississippi Central Railway Company
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Race relations
Shepperd, John Ben
Smith, A. Maceo
Smith County, Texas
Subversive activities
Sweatt, Heman Marion
Tate, U. Simpson
Texas. Attorney General's Office
Texas. Seventh Judicial District Court
Texas State Conference of Branches of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Tyler, Texas
U. S. Congress. House of Representatives. Committee on Un-American Activities
White Citizens' Councils
Wilkins, Roy

STOCK RAISERS CONVENTION OF NORTHWESTERN TEXAS PROCEEDINGS, 1877-1892

Minutes and resolutions relate to election of officers, appointment of committees, committee reports, and proposed legislation concerning cattle raisers.

Index Terms

Agriculture
Graham, Texas
Politics and politicians

STUART (BEN C.) LITERARY PRODUCTION, 1916

Book by Ben C. Stuart (1847-1929), newspaperman, entitled Texas Indian Fighters and Frontier Rangers: Their Organization and Some of Their Noted Battles with an Account of the Battalion of 1874; brief sketches of the most noted leaders; appendix.

Index Terms

Beaumont, Texas
Frontier and pioneer life
Galveston, Texas
Indians, Conflicts with and defenses against

SULLIVAN (W.F. "DICK") REMINISCENCES, 1923

Reminiscences and poem of W.F. Sullivan, hunter, soldier, merchant, relate to the Texas Rangers; buffalo hunting; Indian fighting.

Index Terms

Bison, American
Brown County, Texas
Brownwood, Texas
Indians, Conflicts with and defenses against
San Saba, Texas
Taylor County, Texas
Texas Rangers
Webb, Walter Prescott

TAYLOR (BRIDE NEILL) PAPERS, 1893-1937

Correspondence, notes, speeches, manuscript, broadsides, and clippings of Bride Neill Taylor (1858-1937), journalist and writer, relating to history of Austin and Texas.

Index Terms

Benedict, Harry Yandell
Ney, Elisabet
Religion
Social life and customs

TAYLOR (THOMAS F.) PAPERS, 1834-1931

Correspondence and deeds concerning the career of Thomas F. Taylor, real estate dealer.

Index Terms

Austin, TX
Taylor, Bride Neill

TEXAS ACADEMY OF SCIENCE PAPERS, 1892-1945

Letters, records, minutes, broadsides, article, scrapbooks and clippings concerning the social, financial, business and intellectual affairs of the Texas Academy of Science from it's inception.

Index Terms

Texas Academy of Science

TEXAS ASSOCIATION FOR COLONIZATION REPORT, 1843

Summary of conditions, prospects, estimates, and statistics of the colonization of Texas.

Index Terms

Colonies and colonization

TEXAS ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF AFRO-AMERICAN LIFE AND HISTORY COLLECTION, 1984-

The collection contains organizational records, information on the Association's involvement with the Texas Sesquicentennial, and materials documenting Blacks in Texas and the U.S. Materials are added to the collection periodically.

Index Terms

Blacks
Texas Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History
Texas Sesquicentennial

TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF DEANS OF WOMEN AND DEANS OF GIRLS PAPERS, 1922-1924

Minutes, announcements, and clippings relating to annual meetings of the Association in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.

Index Terms

Women - Education

TEXAS BANKERS ASSOCIATION RECORDS, 1981-1984

Research materials and manuscript drafts of T. Harry Gatton's book: The First Century, 1885-1985, about the history of the Texas Bankers Association

Index Terms

Banks and banking
Gatton, T. Harry
Texas Bankers Association

TEXAS BRIGADE RESOLUTIONS, 1865

Pamphlet relates to resolutions by the Texas Brigade expressing faith and confidence in the Confederate States of America.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America
Texas Brigade

TEXAS CENTENNIAL RECORDS, 1935-1939
TEXAS CENTENNIAL OF STATEHOOD RECORDS, 1845-1846, 1944-1946

Records concern the celebration of the centennial of Texas independence in 1936 and include press releases, financial and status reports on Centennial projects, listings and descriptions of artifacts and documents used in the Texas Hall of State exhibit, lists of Texas highway markers, entries in Centennial contests, and newspaper clippings about local celebrations.

Index Terms

Austin, Texas
Dallas, Texas
Exhibitions and exhibits
Texas, Annexation of
Texas Centennial
Texas Centennial Exposition (Dallas)
Texas Centennial of Statehood
University of Texas

TEXAS COTTON SEED CRUSHERS' ASSOCIATION RECORDS, 1903-1908

Letters, convention proceedings, bulletins, brochures, programs, and pamphlets of Robert Gibson, secretary of Texas Cotton Seed Crushers' Association and Inter-State Cotton Seed Crushers' Association. Papers relate to conventional and promotional affairs.

Index Terms

Burleson, Albert Sidney
Dallas, Texas
Galveston, Texas

TEXAS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION, 1822-1881, 1929-1952

Collection includes newspaper clippings, letter, and memorandum about the Texas Declaration of Independence as well as photocopies of documents containing autographs of some of the signers.

Index Terms

Austin, Stephen Fuller
McCallum, Jane Y.
Rusk, Thomas Jefferson
Texas Declaration of Independence

TEXAS FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS PAPERS, 1915-1970

Correspondence, minutes, reports, scrapbooks, broadsides, song books, and clippings relating to activities of the Texas Federation of Music Clubs.

Index Terms

Music and musicians
Texas Federation of Music Clubs

TEXAS FOLKLORE SOCIETY RECORDS, 1909-1970

Programs and clippings relating to subjects and programs presented by the society.

Index Terms

Austin, Texas
Lomax, John Avery, Sr.
Payne, Leonidas Warren, Jr.

TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE: BOSQUE COUNTY RECORDS, 1872-1874

Legal and financial records of residents of Bosque County.

Index Terms

Bosque County, Texas

TEXAS HISTORICAL FOUNDATION PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTIONS IN TEXAS PROJECT RECORDS, 1982-1987

Project files of the Texas Historical Foundation's survey of photographic collections in Texas, compiled by Richard Pearce-Moses, include a project history, repository surveys and field notes arranged alphabetically by city, and various drafts of Photographic Collections in Texas: A Union Guide.A copy of the guide is located on the Reading Room reference shelf.

Index Terms

Historical societies
Libraries and archives
Pearce-Moses, Richard
Photography and photographers
Texas Historical Foundation

TEXAS INSTITUTE OF LETTERS RECORDS, 1936-1964

Records of the Texas Institute of Letters, an organization of significant writers in Texas, document its founding in 1936 and its activities, particularly annual awards, election of new membership, and meetings and conferences as well as the literary activities of its members. Collection has been microfilmed and includes correspondence arranged topically and alphabetically by correspondent, minutes (1936-1963), financial records (1957-1963), membership lists (1958-1963) and bibliographies, news releases(1960-1964), institute programs, and newspaper clippings about the organization and its members.

Index Terms

Literature, Texan and Southwestern
Texas Institute of Letters

TEXAS LIBRARY ASSOCIATION RECORDS, 1902-1959

Correspondence, articles of organization, broadsides, relating to the organization and activities of the Association.

Index Terms

Allen, Winnie
Austin, Texas
Winkler, Ernest William

TEXAS MUSIC EDUCATORS' ASSOCIATION RECORDS, 1922-1960

Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, financial records, broadsides, and clippings relating to effort of band teachers to raise standards of performance among pupils; stimulate general interest in bands; and discuss problems and methods in teaching.

Index Terms

Education
Music and musicians
Music societies

TEXAS OVERLAND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY RECORDS, 1866

Correspondence, notes, and ledger relating to organization and business transactions of the Texas Overland Transporation Company.

Index Terms

Austin, Texas
Business and commerce

TEXAS RANGERS PAPERS, 1835-1940

Letters, memoranda, bibliographical notes, scrapbooks, memorial, muster rolls, resolution, military orders, speeches, contract, proclamation, historical sketch, reports, map, pamphlet, broadside, and clippings relating to a history of the Texas Rangers.

Index Terms

Allred, James V.
Bass, Sam
Baylor, George Wythe
Bell, Peter Hansbrough
Burnet, David Gouverneur
Coleman, Robert Morris
Duval, John Crittenden
Ellis, Richard
Ford, John Salmon "Rip"
Gholson, B.F.
Gillette, James Buchanan
Hardin, John Wesley
Hays, John (Jack) Coffee
Houston, Sam
Johns, Clement Reed
Littlefield, George Washington
McNelly, Leander H.
Muster rolls
Neighbors, Robert Simpson
Parker, Cynthia Ann
Politics and politicians
Ross, Lawrence Sullivan
Ross, Shapley Prince
Royston, Mart H.
Rusk, Thomas Jefferson
Sterling, Ross Shaw
Terry, Benjamin Franklin
Texas Rangers
Walker, S[amuel?] H[amilton?]
Wallace, William Alexander Anderson
Wheelock, Eleazer Louis Ripley
Williamson, Robert McAlpin

TEXAS SOCIETY OF HOSPITAL PHARMACISTS RECORDS, 1949-1958

The Texas Society of Hospital Pharmacists Records include a history of the Society, the Constitution of the Society, and records of the Society's finances and activities during the years 1949-1958.

Index Terms

Texas Society of Hospital Pharmacists

TEXAS STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT GUIDE, 1935

Guide Booklet entitled &quote;A Guide to the South Plains of Texas&quote; relates to the history, geology, agriculture, ranches, trails, towns, points of interest, and highway and distance maps.

Index Terms

Agriculture
Bailey County, Texas
Briscoe County, Texas
Castro County, Texas
Cochran County, Texas
Commerce
Crosby County, Texas
Dawson County, Texas
Education
Floyd County, Texas
Gaines County, Texas
Garza County, Texas
Hale County, Texas
Hockley County, Texas
Lubbock County, Texas
Lynn County, Texas
Parmer County, Texas
Politics and politicians
Social life and customs
Swisher County, Texas
Terry County, Texas
Yoakum County, Texas

TEXAS STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES PAPERS, 1926, 1930, 1957-1959

Correspondence, reports, legislative bills, historical narrative, index, and photographs relating to work of the Texas State Library and Historical Commission's subcommittee on archives in the promotion, planning, and construction of the state Library and Archives Building; public relations; architectural consultation; narrative on Texas state flag, seal, flower, and song; index to some miscellaneous Texas history questions answered at the Texas State Library.

Index Terms

Austin, Texas
Carr, Waggener
Cotner, Robert C.
Daniel, Price
Education
Fly, William S.
Long, Walter Ewing
Politics and politicians
Social life and customs
Texas State Library
Waco, Texas

TEXAS STATE SENATORS' WIVES' CLUB NARRATIVE, 1927-1957

History of social activities of the club organized by the wives of state senators.

Index Terms

Austin, Texas
Politics and politicians
Social life and customs
Texas State Senators' Wives' Club

TEXAS STATE TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION RECORDS, 1907-1933

Correspondence, reports, brochures, booklets, and clippings relating to activities and recommendations of the Texas State Teachers' Association.

Index Terms

Benedict, Harry Yandell
Bledsoe, Joseph
Education
Mezes, Sidney Edward
Politics and politicians
Splawn, Walter Marshall William
Texas State Teachers' Association

TEXAS UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION COMMISSION PAPERS, 1936-1937

Business and legal forms, reports, pamphlets, and printed material relating to report by James V. Allred's gubernatorial committee on unemployment compensation; ensuing legislative act; administrative rules regarding the act.

Index Terms

Allred, James V.
Labor and employment
Politics and politicians

TEXAS VERSUS FOSTER BELL MINUTES, 1923

Court minutes of the trial of Foster Bell for the murder of Ernest Schaffner.

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Austin County, Texas
Bellville, Texas
Cat Spring, Texas
Crime and criminals
Moody, Daniel James, Jr.
Politics and politicians
Travis County, Texas

TEXAS VERSUS VAN MILLICAN MINUTES, 1910

Testimony of the trial of Van Millican in the 21st District Court of Burleson County for the murder of Sidney H. Barker.

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Brazos County, Texas
Bryan, Texas
Caldwell, Texas
Crime and criminals
Politics and politicians

TEXAS VETERAN ASSOCIATION PAPERS, 1870-1910

The Texas Veterans' Association Papers consists of letters, minutes, legal documents, military discharges and register concerning Texas veterans of the Texas revolution and the Mexican War. Papers consist of a personal dossier of each member; proof of military service; and official minutes of the Association. Papers relate to military affairs and social affairs.

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Texas Veteran Association

THOMPSON (ROBERT ANDREW) PAPERS, 1902-1959

Letters, memoranda, bid estimates, charts, pamphlets, and manuscripts of essays and speeches concerning the career of Robert Andrew Thompson (1869-1941), civil engineer. Papers relate to Thompson's reports on water improvement schemes, railroad construction, bridge valuation; report for Garza Dam in Dallas; Water Improvement Districts in Brown and Wichita counties; papers written while Thompson served on the engineering board of the Interstate Commerce Commission entitled &quote;The Federal Valuation of Railroads,&quote; &quote;Depreciation as Applied to Railroads,&quote; and &quote;Final Value as Applied to Railroads&quote;; papers on the state highway department entitled &quote;The Administration of State Highway Departments&quote; and &quote;Texas State Highway Department: Ten Years Development.&quote;

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Abilene, Texas
Brown County, Texas
Brownwood, Texas
Commerce
Dallas, Texas
Dallas County, Texas
Garza Dam (Trinity River)
Railroads
San Angelo, Texas
Tom Green County, Texas
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Wichita County, Texas
Wichita Falls, Texas

TURNER (AMASA) PAPERS, 1837-1876

Letters, diary, reminiscences of Amasa Turner (1800-1887). Papers relate to beginnings of Galveston; Turner's service in the Texas Army; the Texas Revolution; the Battle of San Jacinto; post-San Jacinto actions of the Texan Army while camped at Post Galveston where Turner was in command.

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Austin, Stephen Fuller
Bastrop, Texas
Billingsley, Jesse
Borden, J. Gail, Jr.
Brazoria, Texas
Bryan, Moses Austin
Burnet, David Gouverneur
Fisher, William S.
Forbes, John
Galveston, Texas
Gonzales, Texas
Houston, Sam
McCulloch, Henry Eustace
Politics and politicians
San Jacinto, Battle of
Social life and customs
Texas. Republic. Army
Texas Revolution

UT BUREAU OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGY RECORDS, 1909-1960

These institutional records contain correspondence with professional organizations as well as state and national agencies and boards, classified files, personnel records, mining reports and notes, field trip records, drilling permits, laboratory analyses, publications including UT Bulletins (1911-1960) and Texas Business Review (1941-1946), publication manuscripts, geological and aerial photographs and slides, and 30 mineral and geological maps of Texas counties and regions. Also included are records of the Arkansas-White-Red River Basins Inter Agency Committee (1950-1959), the Geological Society of America (1932-1949), and the Texas Industrial and Commercial Research Council (1939-1945).

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Arkansas-White-Red River Basins InterAgency Committee (AWR)
Maxwell, Ross A.
Minerals
Mines and mining
Oil and gas
Plummer, F. B.
Sellards, E. H.
Texas Industrial and Commercial Research Council
Udden, Johan August
U. S. Bureau of Mines
UT Bulletin
UT Bureau of Economic Geology

UT PHYSICAL TRAINING FOR WOMEN RECORDS, 1911-1976

Records relate primarily to the operation of the Department of Physical Training for Women at The University of Texas at Austin. Collection documents the history of the Department, associated women's sports organizations, intramurals, clubs, and physical education classes. Materials include correspondence, financial records, scrapbooks, photographs, newspapers, and artifacts.

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Athletic Federation of College Women
Athletics
Entertainment and recreation
Hiss, Anna
Physical education
Texas Recreational Federation of College Women
UT Anna Hiss Gymnasium
UT - Athletics and athletic facilities
UT Department of Physical Training for Women
UT Sports Association (UTSA)
UT Women's Athletic Association
Women - Education
Women's Athletic Association
World War II - Women

VAN ZANDT (ISAAC) PAPERS, 1835-1865, 1948

Papers concern Van Zandt (1813-1847) who served the Republic of Texas as Congressional representative from 1840 to 1842 and as charge d'affaires to the United States from 1842 to 1844 and also authored the Texas Homestead Act as a section of the constitution for the new state. Also included is official correspondence of Van Zandt's son, Khleber Miller Van Zandt (1836-1930), Confederate soldier and later banker and businessman in Fort Worth, as well as obituaries of his grandson W. L. Van Zandt (1875-1948).

Papers relate to family affairs, problems and desires of Isaac, Van Zandt's constituents while he was in the Congress of the Republic of Texas, political problems between Texas and the United States, his experiences and personal observations on life in Washington, D. C., as well as activities of Khleber Miller Van Zandt during and especially immediately following the Civil War. Materials include correspondence, legal documents, financial papers, newspaper clippings, and notes and include some photostatic copies of documents.

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Brower, John H.
Butler, Pierce M.
Calhoun, John Caldwell
Cocke, James H.
Cotton
Elections, Gubernatorial
Gilmer, Thomas W.
Harrison County, Texas
Henderson, James Pinckney
Jones, Anson
Marshall, Texas
Miller, Washington D.
Politics and politicians
Raymond, Charles H.
Reconstruction
Reily, James
Texas, Annexation of
Texas. Constitutions
Texas. Republic
Texas. Republic. Congress
Texas. Republic - Foreign affairs
Tod, John Grant
Upshur, Abel P.
Van Zandt, Frances Cooke Lipscomb
Van Zandt, Isaac
Van Zandt, Khleber Miller
Van Zandt, W. L.
Washington, D.C.
Webster, Daniel
Wheeler, Royal T.

VIAL (PEDRO) DIARY, 1786-1793

Diary of Pedro Vial's exploratory trips between San Antonio and Santa Fe, New Mexico, in the service of the Spanish government; translation of the diary by Margarita Costero.

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Cabello, Domingo
Natchitoches, Louisiana
Politics and politicians
San Antonio de Bexar, Texas
Social life and customs
Texas, Spanish

WALKER (ROBERT JAMES) LETTER (1845)

Letter to Robert James Walker (1801-1869), U. S. senator from Mississippi, from Henry Johnson (1783-1864), U. S. senator from Louisiana, requesting Walker's comments on Johnson's speech on the annexation of Texas. (one item manuscript)

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Johnson, Henry
Texas, Annexation of
Walker, Robert James

WALLACE (WILLIAM ALEXANDER ANDERSON) PAPERS, 1784-1969

Materials relate to Wallace (1817-1899), popularly known as "Bigfoot." Tales of Wallace's escapades created a larger-than-life reputation and made him into a legendary folk hero. Included are papers relating to the black bean lottery and to his imprisonment in Perote Prison following the Mier Expedition into Mexico. Papers were collected and produced by Mildred Dolita Campbell Varner, great-great-niece of Wallace. A later addition to the papers is comprised chiefly of family correspondence, particularly letters to Wallace's sister Rebecca Sehorn and her daughter, Mary Sehorn Brazleton.

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Black Bean Episode
Mier Expedition
Perote Prison (Mexico)
Texas Rangers
Varner Family
Wallace, William Alexander Anderson

WASHINGTON (LEWIS MILES HOBBS) FAMILY PAPERS, (1832-1904) 1980
WASHINGTON (MRS. STARK) GENEALOGY, 1806-1932

Lewis M. H. Washington was a writer and an adventurer during the days of the Texas Republic. This small collection contains photstat copies of letters to Washington from members of his family and examples of his literary productions from 1832 until his death in Costa Rica in 1857. Also included are original l bills and receipts dating from 1838, and a genealogical chart tracing the roots of the Washington and Cloud families back to the 1700s. See inventory in Reference Room.

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Austin, Texas
Davidson, Wilson Thomas
Expeditions
Hawkins, Charles Edward
Land grants
Macon, Georgia
Money
Nashville, Texas
Nicaraguan expeditions
Religion
Slaves and slavery
Snead, Elizabeth G. B.
Texas. Republic
Texas State Times (newspaper)
Walker, William
Washington, Elizabeth Hammond
Washington, James H. R.
Washington, Lewis Miles Hobbs
Washington, Mary Hammond
Washington, Mrs. Stark
Washington, Rebecca Landis
Washington, Thomas Pratt
Wills and estates

WERDEN (FRIEDA LINDFIELD) PAPERS, 1968-1985

Papers of Werden, poet and journalist, editor and publisher, talent agent and performer, radio talk-show host and producer, feminist and gay activist, include correspondence, literary productions, notes, and printed materials in the following areas: poets and poetry in Austin and Texas as a whole; feminist poets; small press publishing in Texas; avant-garde arts in Texas; women and religion (specifically Unitarianism and Judaism); public radio production; the feminist movement; the gay community in Austin, in Texas, and elsewhere; and Texans in New York.

Materials include correspondence, research notes, and articles prepared by Werden as an employee of Texas Monthly; as founder and publisher of The Texan Woman's magazine; as historical researcher for the Texan Women's History Project and resulting exhibit, "Texas Women - Celebration of History"; as radio producer at KUT in Austin; as manager of the Five Talents entertainment booking agency; as an employee of National Public Radio in Washington, D. C.; and while engaged in free-lance work in New York. Of special significance is Werden's collection of her own poetry dating from the late 1960s, as well as substantial numbers of journals, newsletters, and other printed materials about feminism in Texas, Texas poets and writers, and the gay community in Texas.

The collection also contains photographic and audio materials: photographs, color slides in a carrousel, reel-to-reel tapes, tape cassettes, and video cassettes, all of which are related to poetry readings, women's art, or radio program production.

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Art and artists
Austin, Texas
Austin Women's Center
Dance, dancers, and dancing
Energy
Feminism
Fiction and fiction writers
Films
First Unitarian Church of Austin
Five Talents Agency (Austin)
History - Study and teaching
Homosexuality
Jackson, Jack
Jews and Judaism
Kuzminsky, Constantin
McAnally, Mary
Millett, Kate
Morrison, Morris
Moser, Norman
New York City, New York
Nunley, Margaret
Pace, Charles
Poets and poetry
Publishers and publishing
Radio
Religious literature
Saloons and bars
Samfield Family
Schiro, Mari
Starr, Belle
Taylor, Charles B.
Taylor, Pat Ellis
Television and video productions
Texan Woman (periodical)
Texas Circuit (Austin organization of small press publishers and writers)
Texas Women's History Project
Travis County Democratic Women
University of Texas at Arlington. Texas Humanities Resource Center
UT KUT/Longhorn Radio Network
Werden, Frieda Lindfield
Wiggins, Bernice Love
Winegarten, Ruthe
Womack, Sheila
Women
Women - Political and social issues

WILLIAMS (ROBERT) LETTER, 1805

A letter from Robert Williams to United States Secretary of State James Madison dated November 12, 1805, reporting Spanish troop movements between Nachitoches, Louisiana, and Texas.

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Mississippi Territory
Natchitoches, Louisiana
Texas - Diplomatic affairs
Williams, Robert

WINEGARTEN (RUTHE) PAPERS, 1912, 1940 (1963-1983)

Research files, correspondence, photographs, printed material, posters, books, clippings, speeches and literary works relate to the career of Ruthe Winegarten, historian and writer. Of particular note are materials relating to the writing and publication of I Am Annie Mae: the Personal Story of a Black Texas Woman, including the typescript of the 1977 interview with Annie Mae Hunt. Other research subjects include Belle Starr, Cordye Hall, and Katherine Stinson. There are extensive files on Hispanic women in Texas, as well as files on women from other ethnic groups and various occupational fields.

The collection of Ruthe Winegarten's personal files consists primarily of research materials and literary productions related to Annie Mae Hunt and Belle Starr as well as printed material concerning Texas women's history. Most material date from 1976 to 1983.

Also included are files related to Belle Starr and the publication of Winegarten's essay, &quote;Belle Starr: The Bandit Queen of Dallas,&quote; in Legendary Ladies of Texas.&quote; Other research files contain material on social and environmental issues, such as nuclear disarmament, and women's issues.

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Blacks
Chrysalis (journal)
Dallas, Texas
Demonstrations
Exhibitions and exhibits
Hunt, Annie Mae
Labor relations
Nuclear disarmament
Prairie View A&M University
Prostitution
Roosevelt, Eleanor
San Antonio, Texas
Starr, Belle
Texas Foundation for Women's Resources
Texas Jewish Historical Society
Texas Women's History Project
University of Texas
Winegarten, Ruthe
Women - Political and social issues

ZUBER (WILLIAM PHYSICK) PAPERS, ca. 1884-1906

Letters, literary productions, biographical sketches, clippings, and photographs of William Physick Zuber (1820-1913). Papers relate to biographies of Texas veterans; biographical sketches of Martin Palmer; Zuber's personal papers; his efforts to defend the memory of Stephen Fuller Austin in the 1880s and 1809s and his opinion of those attacking Austin's position as the &quote;Father of Texas&quote;; sketch of Jesse Grimes.

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Anderson, Texas
Austin, Texas
Brazoria County, Texas
Brown, John Henry
Bryan, Guy Morrison
Bryan, Moses Austin
Fulmore, Zachary Taylor
Fulton, George Ware
Grimes, Jesse
Grimes County, Texas
Jenkins, John H.
Politics and politicians
Quintana, Texas
Robertson, Sterling Clack
Rose, Victor Marion
Social life and customs
Veterans