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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:

Fears-Carpenter Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0257
Scope and Contents

The Fears-Carpenter Collection: From Slavery to Freedom is a collection of transcripts based on the genealogical research done by Joel V. Fears Sr. There are six original portraits and a photocopy of the Doches Gazette with a story about Emeline Fears Carpenter.

Dates: 1830-1939; Event: Donated in 2008

Flores-Patterson Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0335
Content Description

Photographs (18); postcards (12); funeral notice and obituary of Fred W. Harlacher; and genealogical research (photocopies of pedigree charts, family trees, notes, and photographs) on the Flores and Patterson families

Dates: 1910-1943

Floyd-Pate Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0086
Scope and Contents

Essays by Middleton B. Floyd concerning his ancestors, Thomas Beckworth Floyd, Dolphin Floyd, John W. Floyd and Joseph Boling Pate. One essay contains extracts from Pate's letters to his mother written from Vicksburg, Mississippi; Port Caddo, Marshall, Nacogdoches and Harrison County, Texas; and Caddo Parish, Louisiana describing his life as a traveling salesman.

Dates: 1855-1858

Foster Family Letters

 Collection
Identifier: A-0284
Scope and Contents The bulk of the letters are from the daughters Clydene and Nelva. Clydene writes mostly about her travels. She was a student, teacher, worked in a war office, and liked movies. She writes from several locations including California, Washington D.C., Arizona, and Oklahoma. One of the most noteworthy letters in the collection comes from Clydene, in which she writes about the school explosion in New London, Texas (Box 1 Folder 4). Nelva’s letters consist almost entirely of letters...
Dates: 1899-1951

Francis Wilson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0049
Scope and Contents

Original letters; autobiographical, religious and creative writing manuscripts; business and legal documents of Francis Wilson and other Wilson family members.

Dates: 1839-1935

Francois Arsene Gutziet Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0121
Scope and Contents This collection includes personal correspondence between Nona Gutzeit and Mrs. Frank G. Trau, both members of the Daughters of American Colonists National Society, which provides a brief genealogical outline of the Gutzeit family. The collection includes legal documents relating to the property of F. A. Gutzeit in Medina County and Bexar County, Texas. Also included are the death certificate of F. A. Gutzeit's sister, Marguerite Clemence Phillipps, and a warranty deed for property willed to...
Dates: 1854-1951

Frank La Forge Sheet Music

 Collection
Identifier: A-0350
Content Description

1 piece of sheet music "Souvenir de Vienne”

Dates: 1911

Frank P. Hathcock Letters

 Collection
Identifier: A-0346
Content Description The bulk of the collection consists of letters written by Frank P. Hathcock.While each of Frank’s letters contains unique details or observations, they also convey principal themes born from his wartime service. Some are tied to his hopes for a productive life after the war, many recall the pleasures of home, others are anchored in his daily experiences, and a few capture his thoughts for lasting peace to overcome causes of global conflict.Frank never ended a letter...
Dates: 1942-1945

Frederick Voigt Letters

 Collection
Identifier: A-0117
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photocopis and typed transcripts of letters from Voigt to his first wife, written during his service in the Confederate Army. They contain descriptions of camp life including health conditions, food, clothing, and drilling. He also writes about the progress of the war and personal matters relating to family and Nacogdoches friends. Among those persons mentioned frequently are Fritz Hoya, Charles S. Taylor and family, Capt. Henry C. Hancock, William Clark, and W....
Dates: 1862-1863

Garland Roark Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0181
Scope and Contents The collection spans Roark's writing career from 1943 until his death in 1985 and contains galley proofs and original handwritten and typed manuscripts of many of his books, newspaper articles, and other writings, including unpublished material. Also included are Roark's research notes and materials, and promotional material for the movies based on his novels Wake of the Red Witch, and Fair Wind to Java....
Dates: 1946-1988

Gayla Johnson Mize Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0291
Scope and Contents

This collection contains newspaper clippings, letters and other correspondence,  business proposals, committee meeting minutes, brochures, maps, and photographs.  Also included in the collection are a historic Bible from 1947, a community service award,  an unused baby book, and photographs of former sheriff A.J. Spradley.

Dates: 1920-2006

George Aldrich Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0050
Scope and Contents The correspondence in these papers, directed to Aldrich, mostly deals with surveys and sale of land. Among the more interesting letters in this collection are: Charles A. Sewell's denying that he ever sold arms to the Caddo Indians (1839); Charles Taylor's relating the marriage of Anna Raguet to Robert Irion, whom she chose over Sam Houston (1840); and that of David G. Burnet, Secretary of State (once President) of the Republic of Texas, calling for a survey of land for the establishment of...
Dates: 1835-1854; Event: Donated in 1932

George and Bertha Perry Hogan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0266
Scope and Contents

The collection consists mostly of photographs of George and Bertha Hogan's family.

Dates: 1890s-1970s; Event: Donated in 2008

George F. Ingraham Acknowledgement Record

 Collection
Identifier: A-0064
Scope and Contents

Record of acknowledgments taken by Ingraham, notary public of Nacogdoches County. Shows number, kind and date of instrument, description and location of land, name of original grantee, name and residence of grantor and similar information.

Dates: 1914-1918

George F. Ingraham Letter Book

 Collection
Identifier: A-0065
Scope and Contents

Blotter copy of letters relating to Ingraham's duties as County Judge and to personal business.

Dates: 1912-1915

George Foreman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0286
Scope and Contents

A majority of the collection covers George Foreman's business and boxing life from 1995 to 1998.

Dates: 1990-2003

George Louis Crocket Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0012
Scope and Contents

Letters, notebooks, lectures, articles, speeches, biographical studies and other papers relating to feuds, rebellions, churches, schools and colleges in San Augustine and Nacogdoches. Includes folklore, family history and sketches on Texans and prominent U.S. and foreign citizens. Includes maps and charts, newspaper clippings on history and world events of 1900-1930. A significant portion of this collection contains George Crocket's original art work.

Dates: 1787-1960

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...
Dates: Event: Donated between 1957-1965

Goss Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0187

Green B. Hardwick Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0232
Scope and Contents

The deed conveys four-fifths ownership from Green B. Hardwick to James Cook and Joseph S. Able for one half-league of the Peter Ellis Bean grant in Cherokee County, one league of the Jose Maria Mora grant, one half-league from the Isaac Barnett headright in Anderson County, and 12 slaves.

Dates: 1848