Scope and Contents
From the Collection:
The Stuart and Allied Families collection, 1759-2019, contains materials related to the Allen, Stuart, Wells, Weems, Lum, Miller, Red, and Ulmer families. Legal documents reflecting the dissolution of the Allen Ranch, one of the largest estates in southeast Texas and subsequent creation of Houston subdivisions Allendale, Allen Farms, and Lum Terrace are featured. It also includes various newsclippings about, and correspondences to and from, Allen and Stuart family members from the 19th century to the late 20th century. In addition, this collection contains a number of pieces of secondary literature and periodicals given to, or specifically mentioning, members of the Stuart, Allen and allied families. It also features a number of photographs and biographical sketches of members of the families, printed matter, maps, genealogy records, and personal family materials. The genealogy of the Stuart and Allen families is very detailed and there is much family history on collateral lines.