Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: MS 188
Abstract: Letters to and from David Gouverneur Burnet (1788-1870) of the Republic of Texas, in typescript form and as reprinted in the "La Grange Journal."
Dates: 1836 - 1859
Identifier: MS 087
Overview The first page is the legal instrument authorizing public sale of the property of one Samuel A. Burton, deceased. Page two includes a list of enslaved persons including their first names, genders, and ages. It ends with detail of when the sale took place. The second page lists the property that was sold to the highest bidder, one David A. Burton, and its purchase price, $3500.
Identifier: MS 240
Overview The collection consists of correspondence and land documents related to the personal, business and legal correspondence of the Groce family of Texas and 2 letters regarding the possible donation of an historic letter. Topics include family matters, plantation conditions, legal concerns and land dealings. Most of the letters were written in Texas and are to and from Jared Ellison Groce, Sr. and his sons, Jared, Jr. and Leonard Waller Groce. Highlights include an official transcript of the land...
Dates: 1823 - 1922; Majority of material found within 1826 - 1859
Identifier: MS 116
Abstract: This collection contains articles written by Hallie Rienzi for the Houston Daily Post under the pseudonym Harriot Russell as well as personal and family papers.
Dates: 1912 - 1965
Identifier: MS 354
Overview The contents of this collection include the papers and publications of Harry Van Demark. Within the collection are typescript and bound versions of plays and short stories as well as scrap books, articles, and poetry. Van Demark was considered the most prolific writer in the Houston area of his time.
Dates: 1897 - 1948
Identifier: MS 527
Abstract The Hobby Family Foundation is a non-profit organization organized in 1940 and located in Houston, Texas. The Hobby Foundation Records include information covering legal correspondences between the Hobby family, the Hobby Foundation, and the Houston Post Company, foundation corporate minute books (which comprise most of the collection), and financial records.
Dates: 1945-1983; Majority of material found within 1946 - 1968
Identifier: MS 359
Abstract: This collection of play programs and related printed publications was created and maintained mainly by John Blodgett Davis and reflects the Houston, Texas theater scene primarily in the 1950s and 1960s.
Dates: 1839 - 2008
Identifier: MS 008
Abstract: James Stephen Hogg letter transcriptions date from 1836-1906 and were copied from original manuscripts in the Texas State Library through the courtesy of the heirs of James S. Hogg. Family photographs date from circa 1890-1903 and include James S. Hogg, his parents, his wife Sallie Stinson, and various Hogg homes (including Varner-Hogg Plantation) and friends.
Dates: 1836 - 1906
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 037
Overview The John W. Hutcheson papers include correspondence to and from Texas attorney and soldier Hutcheson before and during the U.S. Civil War, a text of a speech on immigration (1852), documents relating to the Masonic Order, a license to practice law in Texas, and several newspaper issues (1862, 1863, 1898, 1903) describing Hutcheson's life and his military career with the 4th Texas Regiment.
Dates: 1852 - 1903; Majority of material found within 1852 - 1862