Archie P. McDonald Manuscript of Adolphus Sterne Diary, 1838-1851
- McDonald, Archie P. (Person)
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Nicholas Adolphus Sterne was born in Cologne, Germany on April 5, 1801. Because of political oppression he left Germany for New Orleans at the age of sixteen. He later moved to Nacogdoches, Texas where he became a merchant, land agent, and jurist. He died in 1852.
Sterne's diary describes the social, political, economic, cultural, and agricultural life in Nacogdoches and surrounding counties. Some of the names mentioned frequently include: Bennett Blake, George Bondies, Placide Bossier, A. W. Canfield, Charles Chevallier, Kelsey H. Douglass, John Durst, H. M. Eder, William K. English, C. M. Gould, Judge William Hart, James Pinckney Henderson, John Henry Holland, Archibald Hotchkiss, Sam Houston, Fritz von der Hoya, David Spangler Kaufman, Alexander MacDonald, James S. Mayfield, Kindred H. Muse, Albert Aldrich Nelson, William B. Ochiltree, James Ogilvy, Richard Parmalee, Henry Raguet, John S. Roberts, Thomas J. Rusk, William Reid Scurry, James H. Starr, Sterne Family, Charles S. Taylor, George Whitfield Taylor, Frost Thorn, Patricio de Torres. Most of the above were residents of Nacogdoches, San Augustine, and New Orleans.
(McDonald, A. P. "Sterne, Nicholas Adolphus." Nacogdoches County Families. Dallas: Curtis Media Corporation, 1985. p. 640; "McDonald, Archie P." Vertical Files: Biography. East Texas Research Center. Ralph W. Steen Library. Stephen F. Austin State University).
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