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A. Personal & Family Collection

 Classification
Identifier: A
The Family and Personal Collection offer sources for the study of a variety of topics such as agriculture, economic conditions, the Civil War, the role of Texan women, and family history in Texas history. Such collections contain diaries, letters, land records, memoirs, and other papers collected by, and centered on, an individual or successive generations of a family. Among the collections is material from Karle Wilson Baker, Stephen F. Austin, Archie P. McDonald, and local NAACP leader Arthur Weaver. These collections document the social, cultural and economic history of East Texas from European colonialism to the present day and provide a view into southern culture and life.

Found in 339 Collections and/or Records:

Francis Wilson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0049
Scope and Contents Original letters; autobiographical, religious and creative writing manuscripts; business and legal documents of Francis Wilson and other Wilson family members.

Francois Arsene Gutziet Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0121
Scope and Contents This collection includes personal correspondence between Nona Gutzeit and Mrs. Frank G. Trau, both members of the Daughters of American Colonists National Society, which provides a brief genealogical outline of the Gutzeit family. The collection includes legal documents relating to the property of F. A. Gutzeit in Medina County and Bexar County, Texas. Also included are the death certificate of F. A. Gutzeit's sister, Marguerite Clemence Phillipps, and a warranty deed for property willed to his...

Frank P. Hathcock Letters

 Collection
Identifier: A-0346
Content Description The bulk of the collection consists of letters written by Frank P. Hathcock.While each of Frank’s letters contains unique details or observations, they also convey principal themes born from his wartime service. Some are tied to his hopes for a productive life after the war, many recall the pleasures of home, others are anchored in his daily experiences, and a few capture his thoughts for lasting peace to overcome causes of global conflict.Frank never ended a letter...

Frederick Voigt Letters

 Collection
Identifier: A-0117
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photocopis and typed transcripts of letters from Voigt to his first wife, written during his service in the Confederate Army. They contain descriptions of camp life including health conditions, food, clothing, and drilling. He also writes about the progress of the war and personal matters relating to family and Nacogdoches friends. Among those persons mentioned frequently are Fritz Hoya, Charles S. Taylor and family, Capt. Henry C. Hancock, William Clark, and W....

Garland Roark Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0181
Scope and Contents The collection spans Roark's writing career from 1943 until his death in 1985 and contains galley proofs and original handwritten and typed manuscripts of many of his books, newspaper articles, and other writings, including unpublished material. Also included are Roark's research notes and materials, and promotional material for the movies based on his novels Wake of the Red Witch, and Fair Wind to Java....

Gayla Johnson Mize Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0291
Scope and Contents This collection contains newspaper clippings, letters and other correspondence,  business proposals, committee meeting minutes, brochures, maps, and photographs.  Also included in the collection are a historic Bible from 1947, a community service award,  an unused baby book, and photographs of former sheriff A.J. Spradley.

George Aldrich Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0050
Scope and Contents The correspondence in these papers, directed to Aldrich, mostly deals with surveys and sale of land. Among the more interesting letters in this collection are: Charles A. Sewell's denying that he ever sold arms to the Caddo Indians (1839); Charles Taylor's relating the marriage of Anna Raguet to Robert Irion, whom she chose over Sam Houston (1840); and that of David G. Burnet, Secretary of State (once President) of the Republic of Texas, calling for a survey of land for the establishment of a...

George and Bertha Perry Hogan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0266
Scope and Contents The collection consists mostly of photographs of George and Bertha Hogan's family.

George F. Ingraham Acknowledgement Record

 Collection
Identifier: A-0064
Scope and Contents Record of acknowledgments taken by Ingraham, notary public of Nacogdoches County. Shows number, kind and date of instrument, description and location of land, name of original grantee, name and residence of grantor and similar information.

George F. Ingraham Letter Book

 Collection
Identifier: A-0065
Scope and Contents Blotter copy of letters relating to Ingraham's duties as County Judge and to personal business.