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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 371 Collections and/or Records:

Clyde J. Woodward Reminiscences

 Collection
Identifier: A-0078
Scope and Contents

Reminiscences of Oil Springs, Texas, of the lumbering industry and the history of the Shay locomotive in East Texas by the Nacogdoches lumberman and locomotive engineer.

Dates: 1963-1966

Woldert Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0095
Scope and Contents Chiefly writings on East Texas history by William Albert and Albert Woldert of Tyler, Texas. Also includes some papers relating to William W. Wingfield of Nacogdoches County, Texas. The collection includes: - A letter from Albert Woldert, M. D., to Rev. George L. Crocket and a carbon copy of a typed manuscript (with handwritten notes and corrections) called THE ACTUAL LOCATION OF THE TEJAS VILLAGE (SAN PEDRO) AND THE SPANISH MISSIONS IN HOUSTON COUNTY,...
Dates: 1838-1934

Robert Wilson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0081
Abstract

Robert Wilson was a businessman, soldier in the Republic of Texas Army and congressman of Harrisburg, Texas. Photostats of Wilson's letters to his son, James Theodore Dudley Wilson, and some miscellaneous other documents.

Dates: 1835-1856

Kate Florence Montgomery Wilson Journal

 Collection
Identifier: A-0097
Abstract

Mother of poet and novelist, Karle Wilson Baker. Journal gives an account of family activities in Little Rock, Arkansas, including church life, social gatherings, concerts and special events, and health. Traces Baker's literary beginnings and charts her progress in music, school, and sports. The family later moved to Nacogdoches where Kate died.

Dates: 1890-1897

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

Washington Whitesides Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0236
Dates: 1941-1945

Robert D. Baker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0174
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of an April 1998 copy of Baker's manuscript "Timbered Again: The Story of the National Forests in Texas", and a copy of his 1956 doctoral dissertation.

Dates: 1956, 4/25/1998; Event: Donated in 1998

Madison G. Whitaker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0045
Scope and Contents

Included in these papers are deeds, survey plats, indentures, field notes, land grants, receipts, promissory notes, a limited amount of personal and business correspondence, and estate papers of Madison G. Whitaker. Also included are some genealogical materials on the Fitts and Whitaker families.

Dates: 1839-1915

Whitaker-Fenley Letters

 Collection
Identifier: A-0115
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photocopies and typed transcripts of Civil War letters written from John P. Whitaker to his wife Mary S. ("Dollie") Fenley Whitaker. His letters were written from Louisiana and Arkansas and contain descriptions of camp conditions, war news and rumors, and reports on friends and family, including Mary's brothers John and William, Lawrence and Charles S. Taylor, Henderson Muckleroy, John Baugh, and Capt. Joseph H. Bruton. Whitaker assisted with nursing the...
Dates: 1862-1864

Watts Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0126
Abstract

Correspondence, land documents, legal and financial papers of this San Augustine County family. Family members also lived in Virginia, Ohio, Mississippi and items in the collection relate to those places. Includes correspondence with James Pinckney Henderson, the first Governor of the State of Texas.

Dates: 1806-1964

Henry Watson Letters

 Collection
Identifier: A-0140
Scope and Contents

Civil War letters from Watson, Rusk County soldier, to his parents and sister while serving in the Texas Cavalry. Also include service records, receipt for a gun, and a pension application. This is a collection of photocopied material.

Dates: 1861-1864

Watkins Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0051
Abstract

Legal documents of Jesse Watkins, Justice of the Peace of Nacogdoches (1837-1838); diary and autobiography of Richard Overton Watkins, Presbyterian minister and Texas Ranger of Nacogdoches; reminiscences of Jesse J. Watkins about the Runaway Scrape, the Cherokee Indian War and other early Texas events; and genealogical material of the Watkins family.

Dates: 1836-1973

Waterhouse Murder Trial Records

 Collection
Identifier: A-0062
Abstract

Typed transcript of examinations of Malvin Houston and William M. Everett, defendants, and statements of witnesses in the case of the robbery and murder of Colonel Richard Waterhouse of San Augustine, Texas.

Dates: 1864

Ronald Wade East Texas History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0235
Arrangement

Boxes 1-8 (12 linear feet) do not have a defined intellectual hierarchy beyond the physical box/folder division of the collection. Box 9 (0.5 linear feet) is a 2012 addendum and arranged into 3 series: 1. Presidents (9 folders) 2. Politicians and Political Events (3 folders) 3. Miscellaneous (1 folder)

Dates: 1819-2000

Roy Howard Baskin, Sr. Essays

 Collection
Identifier: A-0239
Scope and Contents

Six notebooks of essays, notebooks are indexed.  Essays have been transcribed and published in book form.

Dates: 1906-1911, 1954-1955; Event: Donated in 2000

Mary Lynn Baxter Papers

 Collection
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

Peter Ellis Bean Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0139
Scope and Contents

Original documents, photocopies, typescripts, and newspaper clippings relating to Bean's life and activities. Included in the collection is an agreement to use a Salt Lick in 1835 and an 1835 bond for debts owed.

Dates: 1835-1983

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

Janet Turner Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0032
Abstract

Artist and faculty member at SFASU. Collection includes newspaper clippings, programs of exhibits, original drawings illustrating The Yazoo River, prints of birds of Eastern Texas and Western Louisiana, magazine articles illustrated by Turner, and biographical information.

Dates: 1950-1989

Turner Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0153
Abstract

Smith County, Texas family. Letters, land office document, and poem relating to the Tillman J. Turner family. Several letters concern incidents during the Civil War.

Dates: 1857-1876