Frontier and pioneer life
Found in 158 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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 Jefferson Allen Letters, 1853, 1860, document the life and interests of Allen
University of Texas and Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center archivist (1925-1960) was born in Henrietta, Texas, in 1895, taught school at various locations in the state (1917-1923), authored several books on Texas history, and died in 1985. Papers relate to personal and business affairs of Allen.
Memoirs of the era of the Texas Revolution and the Republic of Texas by Mrs. Ames, then the wife of Robert Potter, Secretary of the Texas Navy. Microfilm holdings include Samuel K. Lewis and Edward McGinnis v. Charles Ames and Harriet Ames.
Narrative of the life of Anders (1813- circa1900), an Arkansan who moved to Hunt County, Texas, in 1836.
Anderson was an educator and writer. Manuscript of Anderson's "She Heard the Angels Sing."
Arnett, born in Alabama in 1823, moved many times in his early life and came to Texas in 1845. Papers deal with personal news of the various branches of the Arnett family and contain detailed reminiscences and family history.
Aten's reminiscences of his service with the Texas Rangers from 1883 to 1889. Published as Six and one-half years in the Ranger service: the memoirs of Ira Aten (Bandera, Tex.: Frontier Times, 1945).
Typescript of Austin's autobiography relating his experiences as a Cumberland Presbyterian minister on the Texas frontier.