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 Collection: Texas History Collection
Almanac, 1856.

Almanac, 1856.

Date: 1856
Creator: Duffau, Francis T.
Description: The almanac includes general information about medicine, statistics, recipes, folk remedies, and meteorology for 1856.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Proceedings of the Grand lodge of Texas, from its organization in city of Houston, Dec. A.D. 1837, A.L. 5837, to the close of the grand annual communication held at Palestine, January 19, A.D. 1857, Vol. 1

Proceedings of the Grand lodge of Texas, from its organization in city of Houston, Dec. A.D. 1837, A.L. 5837, to the close of the grand annual communication held at Palestine, January 19, A.D. 1857, Vol. 1

Date: 1857
Creator: Freemasons. Texas. Grand Lodge.
Description: By A.S. Ruthven ... Compiled from the original records and documents now in possession of Grand lodge, together with the constitutions ... also ... history of the ... Masonic order in Texas. Pub. by authority of M.W. Wm. Stedman, Grandmaster.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Proceedings of the Grand lodge of Texas, from its organization in city of Houston, Dec. A.D. 1837, A.L. 5837, to the close of the grand annual communication held at Palestine, January 19, A.D. 1857, Vol. 2

Proceedings of the Grand lodge of Texas, from its organization in city of Houston, Dec. A.D. 1837, A.L. 5837, to the close of the grand annual communication held at Palestine, January 19, A.D. 1857, Vol. 2

Date: 1857
Creator: Freemasons. Texas. Grand Lodge.
Description: By A.S. Ruthven ... Compiled from the original records and documents now in possession of Grand lodge, together with the constitutions ... also ... history of the ... Masonic order in Texas. Pub. by authority of M.W. Wm. Stedman, Grandmaster.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[Letter from Atilano Sanchez to Mariano, March 13, 1857]

[Letter from Atilano Sanchez to Mariano, March 13, 1857]

Date: March 13, 1857
Creator: Sanchez, Atilano
Description: Transmittal of copies of documents in the reform of the Fundación de la Obra Pía; efforts to save the organization from destruction; opposition of “los principales en lo científico” Juan José Espinosa de los Monteros, Juan Francisco Azcárate, and Andrés Quintana Roó, directed by Francisco Sánchez de Tagle; mercantile opposition by Lorenzo Carrera; benefits obtained by Lorenzo Zavala for editing the “Decreto sentencia expoliatoria”; financial support given group by Francisco González Agüero; opposition of deputies and senators; provisions of benefactress' will changed; appointment of Patronos; fear of ministry of Lerdo; election of president; fear of spending of all money derived from “tratado pendiente” with the United States; effort to withdraw Jesuits from supervision of the Obra pía; denuncia made by Promotor Robledo; appeal to Pedro Escudero; “El Impreso del S. Vélez”; exclusion of Jesuits from Hacienda pública confirmed by Santa Anna in 1843; limits on amortization.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Diary of a journey from the Mississippi to the coasts of the Pacific with a United States government expedition / by Baldwin Möllhausen, topographical draughtsman and naturalist to the expedition ... ; translated by Mrs. Percy Sinnett., Volume 1

Diary of a journey from the Mississippi to the coasts of the Pacific with a United States government expedition / by Baldwin Möllhausen, topographical draughtsman and naturalist to the expedition ... ; translated by Mrs. Percy Sinnett., Volume 1

Date: 1858
Creator: Möllhausen, Balduin
Description: "Mollhausen was the artist and topographer accompanying the party led by Lieutenant Amiel Weeks Whipple in the Pacific Railroad Survey Explorations of the thiry-fifth parallel in 1853"--Wagner-Camp. The party travelled from Fort Smith to Pueblo de los Angeles in 1853-54, making their way through the Panhandle of Texas.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
Diary of a journey from the Mississippi to the coasts of the Pacific with a United States government expedition / by Baldwin Möllhausen, topographical draughtsman and naturalist to the expedition ... ; translated by Mrs. Percy Sinnett., Volume 2

Diary of a journey from the Mississippi to the coasts of the Pacific with a United States government expedition / by Baldwin Möllhausen, topographical draughtsman and naturalist to the expedition ... ; translated by Mrs. Percy Sinnett., Volume 2

Date: 1858
Creator: Möllhausen, Balduin
Description: "Mollhausen was the artist and topographer accompanying the party led by Lieutenant Amiel Weeks Whipple in the Pacific Railroad Survey Explorations of the thiry-fifth parallel in 1853"--Wagner-Camp. The party travelled from Fort Smith to Pueblo de los Angeles in 1853-54, making their way through the Panhandle of Texas.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
The Scouting Expeditions of McCulloch's Texas Rangers; or, the Summer and Fall Campaign of the Army of the United States in Mexico--1846; including Skirmishes with the Mexicans, and an accurate detail of the Storming of Monterey; also the Daring Scouts at Buena Vista together with anecdotes, incidents, descriptions of country, and sketches of the lives of the celebrated partisan chiefs, Hays, McCulloch, and Walker.

The Scouting Expeditions of McCulloch's Texas Rangers; or, the Summer and Fall Campaign of the Army of the United States in Mexico--1846; including Skirmishes with the Mexicans, and an accurate detail of the Storming of Monterey; also the Daring Scouts at Buena Vista together with anecdotes, incidents, descriptions of country, and sketches of the lives of the celebrated partisan chiefs, Hays, McCulloch, and Walker.

Date: 1859
Creator: Reid, Samuel C., Jr.
Description: A narrative recounting the experiences of Texas Rangers in Texas and the actions they were involved in. Includes lists of soldiers killed and wounded.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Letter to Mr. Young from Thomas Ward, November 28, 1859]

[Letter to Mr. Young from Thomas Ward, November 28, 1859]

Date: November 28, 1859
Creator: Ward, Thomas
Description: Letter to Mr. Young from Thomas Ward, regarding acceptable terms of sale for land in Cooke County Texas. Discusses abolition and the potential dissolution of the Union.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Howard and Brenda McClurkin
Life of Col. David Crockett

Life of Col. David Crockett

Date: 1860
Creator: Crockett, Davy
Description: Life of Col. David Crockett, written by himself. Comprising his early life, hunting adventures, service under General Jackson in the Creek war, electioneerng speeches, career in Congress, triumphamnt tour in the northern states, and service in the Texan war. To which is added, an account of Colonel Crockett's glorious death at the Alamo, while fighting in defence of Texan independence. By the editor.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[Letter regarding a loan for William Murrell, January 12, 1861]

[Letter regarding a loan for William Murrell, January 12, 1861]

Date: January 12, 1861
Creator: Thompson, Giles
Description: Letter to a "cousin" from J. Thompson and Giles Thompson, introducing William Murrell and discussing acceptable terms for a loan to Murrell with slaves as collateral.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Howard and Brenda McClurkin