Giles M. Haltom's essay on Nacogdoches in 1876 has a lot-by-lot description of buildings and houses and their occupants. It also includes together newspaper clippings on historical subjects which were collected and compiled into a scrapbook by Mrs. George Meisenheimer. Subjects covered include the history of Nacogdoches, the historical old elm tree, the Hart Hotel, Thomas J. Rusk's gravesite, the Old Stone Fort, Richard Fields and the Fredonia Rebellion, and Christ Episcopal Church. Persons associated with the papers include Giles M. Haltom, Mrs. George (Ettie Lou Cox) Meisenheimer, George F. Ingraham, C. A. Sterne, Vincente Micheli, Martin Palmer, Hayden Edwards, Chief Bowles, Amos Clark. The items in the collection were copied from the State Archives by Lois Foster Blount and donated to the archives in 1945.