Subject Source: Fast
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: MS 518
Abstract: Original letters, broadsides, pamphlets, printed materials and books documenting the 19th century and early 20th century political and cultural relationships between the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, Cuba, Spain, and Portugal.
Identifier: MS 017
Abstract: This material includes correspondence, research and genealogical notes which reflect the interests of historian and Rice University professor Andrew Forest Muir. They relate to 19th century Texas and Houston history; free African Americans in Texas pre-Civil War; the life and death of William Marsh Rice; the growth of the Catholic, Anglican, and Episcopal Churches in the 19th century via missionary work in Texas and Hawaii; and Hawaiian history, specifically clergymen in Hawaii. These research...
Dates: ca. 1916-1969
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 171
Overview The holding consists of an Indentured Servant Contract between the Duke of Chandos and one George Harvey, a parchment document, approximately 23 x 29 inches in size, in English and dated 1761, setting forth the terms of the indenture.
Identifier: MS 417
Overview The Judge Peter W. Gray papers include extensive handwritten documents on several of Gray’s early Texas district court cases, lectures, speeches, and official documents concerning the creation and organization of the Texas Historical Society. Court cases relate to murder, slavery, counterfeiting, the legal nature of circumstantial evidence and self defense; the notes related to these cases are generally Judge Gray’s direction to juries. The speeches include a speech given by Gray at the...
Identifier: MS 256
Abstract: Correspondence, military documents, posters, receipts, and clippings chiefly relating to the Civil War in New Orleans and Louisiana. Includes bills of sale and lists of slaves, correspondence to Thomas Overton Moore, governor of Louisiana, and from Jefferson Davis.
Dates: 1811 - 1959
Identifier: MS 083
Abstract This manuscript collection contains a series of letters writting from Commander Levin M. Powell of the USS John Adams to Commodore George W. Storer. Powell comments on the ships supplies and condition, his sailing orders, and the slave trade, while the ship was off the coast of Brazil, near Rio de Janeiro.
Identifier: MS 926
Overview This collection contains the teaching resources and writings of renowned teacher, researcher, playwright, and actress Naomi Carrier, whose advocacy for African-American voices in history has had a profound effect on educational representation in Texas.
Dates: 1936 - 2019
Identifier: MS 374
Abstract: Nicholas Bryar Massenburg, planter of Franklin County, N.C., owned Woodleaf and Egypt plantations. In this daybook, Massenburg describes weather conditions, social activities, and sales of land and equipment. Yearly lists of slaves, their ages and overseers are also included.
Dates: 1852 - 1861
Identifier: MS 636
Content Description Correspondence, reports, research notes, and photographs created and/or maintained by Mr. Reginald Moore, relating to the history of the Convict Leasing System in Sugar Land, Texas and current efforts to publicly recognize that history. The reports included in this collection are in some cases publicly available, but are difficult to access. Correspondence includes letters and emails between Mr. Moore and various public officials and other interested parties such as archaeologist Fred McGhee.