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A. Personal & Family Collection

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 371 Collections and/or Records:

Martha Frances Hill Papers

Identifier: A-0096
Scope and Contents The collection indicates little about Miss Hill's family. She likely had relatives in Tennessee as implied by a 1913 postcard from Aunt Mar postmarked Memphis, TN; a 1907 graduation invitation to Ward Seminary in Nashville, TN, listing Mary Demoville Hill of Tennessee in its Senior Class; a 1907 obituary of V. M. Fulton, who married Miss Lulu Hill at Nashville, TN on January 5, 1893; and an 1892 handwritten newspaper from Willard, Tennessee, called "The Willard News." The above...
Dates: 1892-1939

Martin Parmer (Palmer) Manuscript by William Physick Zuber

Identifier: A-0103

Biographical sketch of Parmer, a Texas Revolution participant and Convention delegate (1835-1836), with material on Parmer's involvement in the Fredonian Rebellion (1826-1827) in an Indian battle near Gonzalez, as well as activities of Parmer's son, Isom. Includes Palmer/Parmer family history material.

Dates: 7/23/1902

Marvin T. Powers Collection

Identifier: A-0374
Dates: Donated 4/26/2021

Mary Clark Recipe

Identifier: A-0353
Scope and Contents

One recipe for eascakes.

Dates: 1880-1940

Mary Dorsey Bates Genealogy Collection

Identifier: A-0319
Content Description

East Texas family history; programs from various organizations; church, Masonic, cemetery and school records; letters; photographs; and notes about Captain Cooper's house.

Dates: 1839-1989

Mary Hofmann Papers

Identifier: A-0144
Scope and Contents

The papers include letters to Mary Hofmann concerning her work, a climatological data sheet from 1941, Mary Hofmann's certificate of authority allowing her to make the meteorological reports, and the meteorological records for each month of the years 1900-1944. H. H. Cooper served as weather observer from 1900 to mid-1903 when Mary took over the job.

Dates: 1900-1945

Mary Louisa Johnson Boone Collection

Identifier: A-0090
Scope and Contents The reminiscence are broken up into short half-page to a page entries and poems about Mrs. Boone's life. This volume is a photocopy made in 1967 from the family copy in possession of Mrs. Anne P. Shaw, Longview, Texas. Table of Contents MY STORY (Dear Children, I think I will sit down awhile), 1 DAVIS FAMILY (A little of your family tree), 2 OUR FAMILY TREE (A Major up in Washington fixed our family tree), 2 Chart of Families, 3 The Davis Family...
Dates: 1952

Mary Lynn Baxter Papers

Identifier: A-0204
Scope and Contents

Newspaper clippings about Mary Lynn Baxter and galleys of two of her novels, Another Kind of Love and Shared Moments, both published by Silhouette Books.

Dates: Event: Donated 9/7/1983

Mary Lynn Pleasant Collection

Identifier: A-0337
Content Description

The collection consists of 49 photographs of people, most of whom are from the Black Jack Community in Nacogdoches County Texas.

Dates: 1940s-1950s

Mary (Mollie) Evelyn Moore Davis Scrapbook

Identifier: A-0098
Scope and Contents The Mollie Moore Davis Scrapbook contains a series of newspaper articles written shortly after her arrival in New Orleans and originally published in the Picayune under the series title "Keren-happuch and I." She describes the streets, shops, churches, and points of interest of the city as well as the people she encounters and events such as Mardi Gras and Christmas. The scrapbook was compiled by the author for a friend, A. H. Wilkins, who was a schoolbook...
Dates: 1885; Event: Donated in 1944

Mary Small Fitzgerald Papers

Identifier: A-0055
Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, poems, and biographical and genealogical materials.

Dates: 1924-1979

Marylois Dunn Papers

Identifier: A-0106
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of manuscripts; galley proofs; correspondence from editors, friends, and fans; reviews; newspaper clippings; and other memorabilia.

Dates: 1967-1975, 1982

Mattie Lou McLendon-Ballard Papers

Identifier: A-0228
Scope and Contents The collection contains over one hundred and thirty letters and fragments of McLendon family letters, most sent to Nancy Bridges, her daughter Lydia McLendon, Lydia's husband Loami and their daughter Mattie Lou McLendon. The dates of the letters range from 1849-1902 and are sent from various family members such as John E. McLendon, his brother Bartow and various friends. They paint a detailed picture of weather, crops and economics of the time period, both in East Texas and Alabama, where...
Dates: 1849-1933

Mattie Sharp Brewer Research Papers on George Louis Crocket

Identifier: A-0038
Scope and Contents

Included in Miss Brewer's gift are correspondence, newspaper articles, and photographs relating to Crocket, among them being views of some of his carvings.

Dates: 1845-1970

McFarland-Russell Family Papers

Identifier: A-0019
Scope and Contents

The McFarland-Russell family papers consist of personal and business correspondence, legal and business papers, Confederacy related items, materials related to the history of Orange, Texas, and a large amount of material of personal and genealogical interest produced and collected by members of these two East Texas families.

Dates: 1832-1950

McMurry Family Papers

Identifier: A-0178
Scope and Contents

This collection has genealogical records for the McMurry family. Historians of Robertson County, Texas may find documents in this collection useful.

Dates: 1844-1905

McPhail-Hartgraves Family Collection

Identifier: A-0029
Scope and Contents

Collection contains genealogical research mostly pertaining to the Earnest, Gaston, Hamilton, and Killion families. Includes Bible owned by Mary V. Hartgraves Bible.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1968-1994

Meador Family Papers

Identifier: A-0188
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a marriage license, warranty deed, and middle school report cards from Nacogdoches.

Dates: 1906-1911, 1983; Event: Donated 6/23/1982; Event: Addendum donated 10/8/1990

Memory Brockman Lanford Family Collection

Identifier: A-0135
Scope and Contents

The bible records (1830-1974) include births, deaths, and marriages of the Lanford, Yandle, Jimmerson, Wright, and Rodgers families of Henderson, Rusk County, Texas.

Dates: 1853