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Edward Eberstadt Collection, 1699–1959. 4 ft.
Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
Many documents of great significance to the history of Texas can be found in the Eberstadt Collection. Among them are items having to do with Austin's Colony and other colonization endeavors, the revolution, and the republic, including the autographed English version of the Convention of 1833 Memorial; a number of headrights, deeds, land grants, and title books; early records of various kinds from twenty-two Texas counties; and some early documentation of the oil industry, though in this case only peripherally pertaining to Texas.
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Henry Fisher Papers, 1821–1870. 1 ft. 1 in.
Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
The Fisher Papers contain correspondence and financial records concerning Fisher's employment in England, his duties as German consul in Texas and Texas consul in Germany, his involvement with the San Saba Company and the Verein zum Schutze deutscher Einwanderer in Texas to whom he sold the Fisher-Miller Land Grant for their emigration enterprise. The papers also contain letters from family and friends and a scrapbook of domestic newspaper clippings.

Rebecca McIntosh Hagerty Papers, 1823–1901, 1974, 1991. 3 in.
Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
Papers relating to the extended family of Rebecca McIntosh Hawkins Hagerty, a three-quarter Creek Indian who was also the only woman in Texas owning more than 100 slaves in 1860, concern the family of Creek Indian chiefs William McIntosh, Hagerty's father, in the Old Creek Nation; Roley (Roderick) McIntosh, her uncle; and Chillicothe McIntosh, her half-brother, in Indian Territory (Oklahoma) after forced emigration in 1826; her first husband, Ben Hawkins Jr., also a Creek and a friend of Sam Houston, with whom Rebecca moved to Texas in 1833; her second husband, Spire M. Hagerty, Texas plantation owner and slaveholder; the management by Rebecca Hagerty of two East Texas cotton plantations and of the estates of her minor children after the death of her second husband; and the families of Hagerty's three married daughters, 1849–1901. Materials primarily include financial and legal documents, correspondence, and a newspaper clipping.

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