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Gladys Hardeman Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0069
Scope and Contents "The First Oil Well in Texas and the Southwest" gives an account of the drilling at Oil Springs by Lyne Taliaferro Barret in 1866. The paper includes a description of the drilling techniques and tells of negotiations for financial backing. "Peter Ellis Bean--Man with a Story" is a biographical sketch of Bean. "The History of Melrose" gives family histories of the Hardeman, Mast, Walling, Hall, and other families residing there....

L. T. Barret Collection

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Identifier: A-0274
Scope and Contents The L. T. Barret Collection compliments the more extensive Lyne Taliaferro Barret Papers (A-5) by adding new documentation of L. T. Barret’s mercantile and farming pursuits, military service, masonry, and community service. While the collection consists primarily of bills, receipts and promissory notes issued and received by L. T. Barret and Thomas Jefferson Johnson, there is also business, family, military, and personal correspondence, advertising, slave contracts and legal documents. ...

Lyne Taliaferro Barret Papers

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Identifier: A-0005
Scope and Contents Correspondence, field notes, deeds, receipts, contracts, and promissory notes of Barret. Includes material on the Angelina River clearance and the Confederacy and Reconstruction, the personal papers of T. Jeff and Amanda Johnson and business records of the Melrose Petroleum Oil Company (1845-1914).