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Clarke-Page Family Collection

Identifier: A-0227

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: 1773-1997
  • Event: Donated in 1996

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

Members of the Clarke and Page families played significant roles in the early history of Texas. Anthony Robert Clarke, the first member of the family to settle in Texas in 1821, was elected judge or "alcalde" of Nacogdoches in 1824. In 1822, he had been joined in Nacogdoches by his widowed sister, Eliza Clarke Page, and her five sons. They all became part of Stephen F. Austin's famous first colony, the Old Three Hundred. One of Eliza's sons, Joseph William Page, participated in the Siege of Bexar in 1835. Another son, Samuel Harrison Page who was brought to Nacogdoches at age 2, participated in the Vasquez Campaign of 1842. After his marriage, Samuel lived on Padre Island and in Corpus Christi. ("Research Center Receives Collection." Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel 26 Jan. 1997: E4).


2.00 Cubic Feet


This collection is described in 52 folders and housed in one banker's box and one clamshell box.

Method of Acquisition


Guide to the Clark-Page Family Collection
Linda Reynolds
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository