Social life and customs
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Found in 134 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: MS 125
Abstract: Many of these letters are courtship letters to Wilson's future wife, Mary Grier, containing information on the aspirations and attitudes of people in South Carolina whose wealth was based on the stolen labor of enslaved people during the U.S. Civil War period. Wilson also relays information about hospitals, medicine, schools, cemteries, camp life and the military, and the issue of conscription.
Dates: 1862 - 1868
Identifier: MS 1009
Overview In the Eyes of Our Children: Houston, An American City contains the 329 original photographs and prints which were published in the book of the same name, contained in a custom book box.
Dates: 2011 - 2016
Identifier: MS 928
Overview The Isabella Gonzalez collection mainly consists of materials collected and created by Gonzalez during her time at Rice University. A large portion of the collection is photographs, contact sheets, and negatives.
Dates: 2006 - 2017
Identifier: MS 710
Overview Prayer and worship items of the Jain religion, including embroidered textiles, wooden folding cradle for sacred text, framed mantra text with deity sculpture, red painted metal tray with accompanying red box with red vessel inside, and more.
Identifier: MS 179
Abstract: Biographical sketch of Jared Ellsion Groce, one of the Old Three Hundred (Austin's first colony), who emigrated to Texas in January 1822. Time period described ranges from 1782-1836.
Identifier: MS 542
Overview This collection contains a bound volume of many letters of condolence to J.D. Sandefer Jr.’s children. The letters are sent by various bankers, attorneys, businessmen, and the Presidents of Baylor University, Hardin-Simmons University, and Howard Payne University. All of the letters extol Sandefer’s abilities as a businessman, friend, and civic leader.
Identifier: MS 880
Overview The collection consists of the scans of Mr. Hong's scrapbook, which includes 109 photos of community events. There are photos of Explorer Scouts at their air base, meetings of the American Legion, American-Chinese post no. 596, Houston Tx, VA dinners, American Legion trip to Washington, DC., Veteran's Day parade, City of Houston Proclamation Day, and the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration.
Dates: 2004 - 2006
Identifier: MS 252
Overview The Jesse H. Jones Family and Personal Papers, consisting of 92 boxes, detail the lives of individual Jones family members and are highlighted by the Jesse H. Jones personal papers consisting of correspondence, photographs, financial, legal, speeches and business records, as well as the political, civic-related and public service records for which Jones is well known.
Dates: 1841 - 2000
Identifier: MS 199
Overview This collection contains a letter written by John Brown to his wife. It was written from Grigsby’s Bluff and gives news of the people there, in particular, their health. Grigsby’s Bluff was located on the Neches River in Eastern Jefferson County. Its name was changed to Port Neches in 1901.
Identifier: MS 329
Scope and Contents The John Campbell papers comprise two Hollinger boxes of documents and one of letters.The box containing letters is divided into four categories: (1) letters from Anson Jones to John Campbell, 1845-1850; (2) letters either to or from James Campbell, 1833-1863; (3) a folder containing letters exchanged within the Campbell family, 1832-1906; and (4) three folders containing letters either to or from John Campbell, written to or received from correspondents outside the family circle,...
Dates: 1820 - 1906