CS_00/CS_13. Texas History
Found in 2785 Collections and/or Records:
Walter Dickson Adams Papers, 1880-1961, are comprised of correspondence, speeches, reports, account books, legislative bills, prescriptions, scrapbooks, photographs, newspaper clippings and pamphlets documenting the career of pharmacist Adams (1872-1961), a prominent leader in his profession who was active in state and national politics and in the promotion of higher education in Texas.
Addison was a Methodist clergyman (1820-1898), circuit rider in the Texas Conference, served in the Confederate Army, represented the American Bible Association in Texas, and became charter member of the Northwest Texas Conference in 1866. Papers document the history of the Methodist Church in Texas as well as the Addison family and Addison’s career.
John Adriance, a native of Troy, New York, went to Texas in 1835. Adriance was involved with the promotion of railroads and canals, and he was a deputy for the Commissary Department and a county commissioner during the Civil War. Papers deal primarily with the mercantile business carried on by Adriance with various partners over the years, the management of his agricultural interests and Waldeck Plantation, his investments in land, and his promotion of transportation in his area.
Papers consist of the typescript of biographical writings concerning John Coffee Hays (1817-1883), who was employed by the Republic of Texas to make surveys on the frontier, became a captain as a Texas Ranger and Indian fighter, and was a colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War.
Proceedings of the first agricultural society established in Texas for the years 1856-1906.
The Agriculture scrapbook consists of newspaper clippings related to various Texas agriculture topics.
Records include land deeds (1846 and 1868); daily record book (1862) including daily events, record of cotton picked, lists of livestock and expenses; genealogical correspondence (1951); and a map of East Carroll Parish, Louisiana, with location of Airlie Plantation (ca. 1951).
The Margaret T. Akers Papers, 1919, [ca. 1933], 1992, consist of newspaper clippings, a photograph, and correspondence, regarding the life of Margaret T. Akers.
The Alamo Items include newspaper clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, typescripts of letters and newspaper articles, and photostats of letters (1836) and newspaper articles, relating to the Alamo, its preservation, and its heroes.