A. Personal & Family Collection
Found in 368 Collections and/or Records:
The collection consists of original manuscript letters, photocopies of official documents, material from published works, explanatory notes and a large number of historic photographs relating to the families. Most of the collection focuses on Samuel H. Page and his descendants.
The papers, letters, articles, and photographs in this collection were used by Gretchen Patterson in 2018 for her Master’s thesis “The Preservation of the Colonial Spanish Horse and Robert E. Brislawn, Sr.” These items came into her possession when the Horse of the Americas Registry re-incorporated in the State of Texas in 2000. Patterson is the official secretary of the corporation as well as the registrar.
Collection includes a daily diary of J. A. Day (1938-1939), account book (1875-1935) of J. A. Day which includes payments and collections of Melrose Circuit (Methodist Church); and photocopy of Minute Book of the Shady Grove United Friends of Temperance (1885-1887).
The collection contains original documents, including legal and financial records, land papers, and personal correspondence concerning the Crawford, Yancy and Scroggins families, 1823-1902.
This collection consists of the papers of Daniel W. Lay, author and wildlife biologist in East Texas. Works provide an alternate viewpoint from the heavily industry-oriented area. It includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, publications, reports, research notes, negatives, and photographs.
The collection contains four original land deeds (1849-1851) and copies of two other land documents. There are also several biographical and genealogical materials, including a typescript of an account by Jesse H. Muckleroy (son of David) tracing the family's move from Tennessee to Texas and the establishment of their farm near Nacogdoches.
The bulk of this collection consists of deeds, but there are also promissory notes, photographs, negatives, several land surveys, some estate papers, a land grant, and a plat map. The majority of the documents pertain to Nacogdoches County.
Researchers may find several of the c.1920s photographs and negatives in folder 1 to be of particular interest.
The collection consists of professional, student and personal correspondence, Historical Commissions, Museums and other publications, speeches, cards, invitations, and other material.