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Bringhurst-Burke Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 644
Scope and Contents This collection offers a glimpse into early Houston through cartes de viste-photographs of mid-19th century Houstonians, letters, documents, books and diary and journal, as well as the research conducted on many early families.
Dates: 1860 - 1942

David Latimer Tinling-Widdrington journal

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Identifier: MS 139
Abstract: The journal primarily recounts the army career of David Latimer Tinling-Widdrington’s son, George Widdrington, from 1796 until his death in 1813 at the Battle of Vittoria, the decisive battle of the Peninsular War. The journal contains numerous descriptions of battles, many taken from copies of letters sent by George to his family. Also included are copies of other letters, including several by Joseph Cook, a relative by marriage. The journal contains a great deal of genealogical information...
Dates: 1796-1813

Dillingham Family papers

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Identifier: MS 257
Abstract The Dillingham Family Papers, consisting of approximately 900 items or 1.25 linear feet, follows the history of a prominent Texas family from 1858 to 1958. Correspondence, manuscripts, printed material, photographs, journals, poetry, and newspaper clippings show the life style of a family who moved into Texas during the prosperous era of the late nineteenth century and played an important role in developing both the social and economic framework of Houston.
Dates: 1858-1958

Dr. Jerome Cochran medical account book

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Identifier: MS 236
Overview The account book contains an alphabetical listing of Dr. Cochran’s patients in Alabama, followed by individual records of visits and accounts. Patients’ addresses or occupations are often given as are the methods of payment (cash, services, goods, etc.).
Dates: 1870-1878

Dr. John McNeill Stewart Medical Log

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Identifier: MS 452
Overview This collection includes medical records of Doctor John McNeil Stewart as he practiced in Brazoria County, Texas from November 1836 to October 1837. The collection also includes a one page history of one his ancestor's journey through wars in Britain to peace in the United States.
Dates: 1836-1837

F.W. Heitmann Company business ledgers

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Identifier: MS 070
Abstract: The F. W. Heitmann Company business ledgers contains business materials from the F. W. Heitmann Company. It includes assorted business information and records, including daybooks, journals, monthly reports, business ledgers, account books, registers, balance sheets, invoices, inventories, catalogs, city sales records, and lists of shipments received. Most of the collection is still in its original bindings, in large ledgers. Much of the information is hand-written.
Dates: 1873-1959

Grace Spaulding John papers

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Identifier: MS 383
Abstract: These papers consist of proofs, dummies, and printed copies of published and unpublished works written by or illustrated by Grace Spaulding John. Also included are film/film prints of illustrations from these works, sketchbooks, as well as other artwork. Additional items in the collection include biographical information on John, newspaper and magazine articles, and family photographs, audiotapes and correspondence.
Dates: 1890-1977

Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar travel journal

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Identifier: MS 311
Abstract: On his 1835 trip from Georgia to Texas, Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar kept a manuscript diary. The journal is written in continuous narrative form, with frequent historical or descriptive passages inserted, covering the months June-October, 1835, the period during which Lamar apparently made his decision to settle in Texas permanently and join in the Texian battle for independence from Mexico.
Dates: 1835

O. M. Slosson Diary and Farm Ledger

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Identifier: MS 223
Overview Diary and farm ledger kept by O. M. Slosson, a farmer in upstate New York (Pompey, Onondago County), reflecting the life of a Northern farmer just before the Civil War; he describes daily chores, agricultural problems, livestock, church attendance and themes of Sunday sermons, deaths and other local events, social activities, weather, personal finances (including loans, debts, and purchases), and letters received, with reminders to himself noted in the margins. He also makes reference to his...
Dates: 1858-1860

Rice University COVID-19 Student Memories Collection

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Identifier: UA 431
Scope and Contents This collection contains 108 reflection entries submitted by students enrolled in Rice University courses during the spring and summer 2020 semesters. Students reflected on their experiences in the last few weeks on-campus and returning home due to the developing coronavirus pandemic. The entries were submitted electronically.
Dates: 2020