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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 368 Collections and/or Records:

Easley-Thornton Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0245
Scope and Contents

The majority of the collection consists of both the Easley and Thornton family photos from 1900-1937. A few interesting photos include those of the newly built Canton Court House in 1937. This collection also contains a blank marriage license, personal letters, and postcards.

Dates: 1900-1937; Event: Donated in 2007

East Texas Railroads and Locomotives Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0080
Scope and Contents A collection of materials compiled from various sources concerning many of the railroad lines which have operated in East Texas. Included in the collection are an original first mortgage bond of the Houston East and West Texas Railway Company, the Articles of Incorporation of the Red River, Sabine and Western Railway Company, a subscription list for a proposed line of the Texas and New Orleans Railway Company through Nacogdoches, correspondence relating to the history of the Moscow, Camden...
Dates: 1853-1985

Ed Walraven Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0305
Scope and Contents

The letters, notes, and tape recordings in this collection document Edward Walraven’s discussions and interviews with Mr. Bob Murphey, a Nacogdoches attorney and humorist. Correspondence is dated from 1986 to 1992. Walraven was interested in humor and its place in the culture.

Dates: 1992

Edward B. (Jerry) Baker Aerial Photos Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0043
Scope and Contents This collection consists mostly of aerial photographs and negatives of Nacogdoches, area industrial buildings, and schools (1960s-1980s). Items researchers might find interesting include: Eight photographs taken inside the courtroom during the Edward Otho Haggins murder case featuring prominent figures during the trial. It began in February 1961 when the murder occurred. Haggins and Elsie Marie Milner were caught, tried, indicted, and convicted by June 1961. It is one of only two capital...
Dates: 1969-1986

Edwin N. Swinburn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0176
Scope and Contents

This collection has photocopies of Edwin N. Swinburn's autobiography, his Confederate enlistment and discharge papers, newspaper articles about his wife's death, and reminiscences of his 86th, 88th, 90th birthday.

Dates: 1813-1908

Edwin W. Gaston, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0048
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence with publishers, biographical material, reviews, newspaper clippings, and galley proofs relating to Gaston's books: The Early Novel of the Southwest (1961), Conrad Richter (1965), and Eugene Manlove Rhodes: Cowboy Chronicler (1967).

Dates: 1946-1977; Event: Donated in 1977

Edwin Welsh Bush Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0334
Scope and Contents The diary kept by Edwin Welsh Bush documents his journey from Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee to Texas in 1852. Bush entered the state by way of Pendleton’s Ferry and then made his way through Milam, San Augustine, Melrose, and Nacogdoches. The diary also contains notes written about travels through Texas and return trips to Tennessee between 1853 and 1854. Interesting anecdotes include Sam Houston’s railroad speech in Nacogdoches June 14, 1853; the Fourth of July in Melrose; the...
Dates: Event: Donated 9/9/2019

Elga Daniels Bonifield Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0122
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a scrapbook, fan mail, correspondence, newspaper clippings and magazines with articles about Elga, photographs, mementos, Elga's tour notes, and her writings for periodicals.

Dates: 1927-1947, 1971-1983; Event: Donated in 1985

Elizabeth Brown Ebaugh Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0364
Content Description

Research material on Jacksonville and Cherokee County, Texas

Dates: Event: Donated 10/21/2020; 1890-1969

Ellen Landers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0275
Scope and Contents While ostensibly a genealogical collection detailing Ellen Landers’s ancestry going back more than 6 generations, the Ellen Landers Collection also offers valuable insight into topics such as the interstate slave trade, antebellum politics in Georgia, the 1856 Democratic National Convention, secession, and 1880s courtship etiquette. The majority of historical documents are correspondence to and from family and friends, but there are also bills and receipts, dance invitations, and one month...
Dates: 1791-2006

Elliot A. P. Evans East Texas Houses Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0207
Scope and Contents

The collection contains photographs, postcards, correspondence, and newspaper articles pertaining to Mr. Evans' research on East Texas Homes.

Dates: 1944-1973; Event: Donated 10/1985; Event: Photos and negatives of Louisiana houses transferred to Northwestern State University, 1985

Emily Austin Bryan Descendants Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0198
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a Bryan family Bible, a registry in the Bible with genealogical information on the Bryan family, a letter to James Bryan from Moses Austin Bryan, copies from published sources of articles related to Stephen F. Austin and Bryan family members, and other genealogical materials.

Dates: 1880s, 1928

Emily Hughes Davis Sexton Diary

 Collection
Identifier: A-0061
Scope and Contents

In the diary she writes of her daily activities - church, quilting, gardening, horseback riding, callers who came and visits she paid. She writes about Francis Wilson (Methodist preacher. See Francis Wilson Papers), a Methodist Conference, the Regulator-Moderator War and Sam Houston's coming to settle the disputes

Dates: 1844-1845

Emily Virginia Willis Lindsey Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0018
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of scrapbooks, diaries, and loose items including correspondence; clippings about friends, relatives, and religious leaders; obituaries; verse, humor, and human interest stories; writings of Edward B. Willis; recipes; marriage and birth announcements; programs; photographs; financial records; sketches of birds and butterflies; religious notes, and poems Mrs. Lindsey wrote upon special occasions for family and friends.

Dates: 1887-1958

Emma Haltom Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: A-0199
Scope and Contents

The scrapbook is predominantly poetry and short stories clipped from the 'The Henderson Times' around the turn of the century (1890s-1900s). The newspaper clippings are glued onto an older 1880-1881 account book.

Dates: Event: The account book is for 1880-1881

Ernest B. Ford Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0059
Scope and Contents

This collection includes manuscripts and published sheet music, correspondence, biographical materials, and manuscripts of two novels written by Ford.

Dates: 1937-1977

Evelyn Ellis Morgan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0281
Scope and Contents This collection was received from the Women’s Shelter of Nacogdoches. The majority of the collection is stereographs and un-mailed postcards. There are some postcards send by Marion Ellis to her family while she was in Europe in 1910-11, possibly on her honeymoon with husband, Lee Randolph, whom she married in July 15, 1910. The un-mailed European postcards were most likely collected by Evelyn Ellis during her time with the American Red Cross in France during World War I. There are also...
Dates: 1873-1979

F. I. Tucker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0249
Abstract

The collection consists correspondences, newspapers articles, and research concerning the Texas Historical Foundation and East Texas.

Dates: 1820-1965

Fair View/Oak Ridge Methodist Episcopal Church Record Book

 Collection
Identifier: A-0215
Scope and Contents

The collection has Sunday School attendance records for Fair View (1922) and Oak Ridge (1934-1935) Methodist Episcopal Church in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Dates: 1922-1935