CS_00/CS_13. Texas History
Found in 2785 Collections and/or Records:
Bulk of collection comprised of research material including notes, notebooks, notecards, blueprints, maps, and magazines. Materials pertain to the American West, forts, Native Americans in Texas, the U.S. Cavalry, and the U.S. Army, mostly dating to the 1880s.
Correspondence of Harvey H. Allen, younger brother of the Allen brothers who founded Houston, with Sam Houston, concerning approval of railroad construction (1860-1861). Also, letters from Francis R. Lubbock and Guy M. Bryan to O. Fisher Allen (1899), concerning the background of his father, Harvey H. Allen, who had served as a railroad agent and Harris County judge. All items are photostats.
Papers are largely an alphabetical listing, from 1914 to 1923, of unpaid accounts of Dr. J. S. H. Allen of Emory, Texas. Other items include a statement and a letter regarding a 1935 account.
The Jefferson Allen Letters, 1853, 1860, document the life and interests of Allen
Papers relate primarily to the professional, business, and personal affairs of Allen, a Hempstead physician.
Contains a copy of Allen's book on Gordon Conway and the photographic plates used to print it, as well as papers, ephemera, slides and films related to the 1976 American Revolution Bicentennial celebrations in Texas.
Some materials relate to the 1944 firing of University of Texas president Homer P. Rainey by the board of regents, the ensuing actions of the faculty, and the issue of academic freedom. One group of papers consists of academic research notes and drafts of literary productions on Thomas A. Hickey and the history of labor and socialism in Texas by Ruth A. Allen. One item includes a 1973 profile of University of Texas regent Edward A. Clark and a speech by Clark on the University of Texas.
Samuel Tabor Allen was active in pre-Republic of Texas politics and was a major landholder. The papers document Allen's personal, business, and political activities in Texas during the pre-Republic and Revolutionary period, as well as the affairs of some of his family members.
William Y. Allen was a Minister and educator in Kentucky and the Republic of Texas. Photostat copies of letters by Allen, arranged chronologically.
Abraham Alley (1803-1862) was born in Missouri and traveled to Texas in 1822 and became a farmer in Stephen F. Austin's colony. He went on to become a wealthy land and slave owner, marry Nancy Miller, and have 5 children. Letters, financial papers, legal papers, and land papers of Caledonia Wright Clapp (1830-1870), tutor, Abraham Alley, Josephina Alley Wright and John R. Alley relate to social affairs, health of family and friends, education of children, farming, and more.