Nacogdoches County (Tex.) -- Records and correspondence
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
This collection consists of store accounts, receipts, drug store orders, several notes and leters, a stock certificate, and some matchbooks. Researchers might find the receipts in Folder 1 useful for identifying early 20th-century Nacogdoches businesses. The letter in Folder 9 about a slave named Jim trying to buy the freedom of himself and his family is also of research interest.
The bulk of this collection are Nacogdoches Co. deeds for miscellaneous citizens. There are also land documents, promissory notes, field notes, broadsides for land or fugitives from the law, power of attorney and other probate documents, and entrance certificates. Researchers might find the entrance certificates, which are all from 1835 and in Spanish; and a pair of small broadsides from 1890-1891 for fugitives wanted for murder, of particular interest.
The letter in this collection is a plea from a man named Bob who asks Ruby to go away with him. The letter indicates that Ruby may have been in some sort of danger or possibly a victim of abuse. The letter is not dated and the writer gives only his first name.