Dear Portal friends: Do you enjoy having history at your fingertips? We’ve appreciated your support over the years, and need your help to keep history alive. Here’s the deal: we’ve received a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Now it’s time to keep our word and raise matching funds for the Cathy Nelson Hartman Portal to Texas History Endowment. If even half the people who use the Portal this month give $5, we’d meet our $1.5 million goal immediately! All donations are tax-deductible and support Texas history: yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Not Now

  You limited your search to:

  Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
 County: Travis County, TX
[Correspondence to Beriah Graham from Texas Governor Edmund J. Davis]

[Correspondence to Beriah Graham from Texas Governor Edmund J. Davis]

Date: September 15, 1873
Creator: Davis, Edmund J.
Description: A letter to Beriah Graham from Texas Governor Edmund J. Davis, who asks Graham to attend a conference regarding "the Indians on our frontier."
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Correspondence to Julia Maria Pease from Dave Pease]

[Correspondence to Julia Maria Pease from Dave Pease]

Date: January 1, 1916
Creator: Pease, Dave
Description: A letter to Julia Maria Pease from Dave Pease, a former slave.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Correspondence, with drawing, to Richard Niles Graham from Oscar Strobel]

[Correspondence, with drawing, to Richard Niles Graham from Oscar Strobel]

Date: unknown
Creator: Strobel, Oscar
Description: A short note to Richard Niles Graham from artist Oscar Strobel, accompanied by a small print of “Alfred E. Neuman” with an unflattering caption about FDR voters.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Poll-tax receipts and certificate of exemption from poll tax for Richard Niles Graham]

[Poll-tax receipts and certificate of exemption from poll tax for Richard Niles Graham]

Date: 1914-12-17/1917-01-12/1939-01-24/1954-10-21
Creator: unknown
Description: Three poll-tax receipts and a certificate of exemption from a poll tax for Richard Niles Graham.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Correspondence to Julia Maria Pease]

[Correspondence to Julia Maria Pease]

Date: October 25, 1919
Creator: unknown
Description: A letter to Julia Maria Pease from a former employee who had emigrated from Japan—he wants to go back and get married, and he asks Pease to verify that he had legally come into the US from Japan, so that he can return with his wife.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Correspondence to Julie Graham from Representative Lyndon Baines Johnson]

[Correspondence to Julie Graham from Representative Lyndon Baines Johnson]

Date: May 27, 1940
Creator: Johnson, Lyndon Baines
Description: A letter to Julie Graham from Representative Lyndon Baines Johnson, who congratulates her on graduating from high school.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Tax receipts for E.M. Pease]

[Tax receipts for E.M. Pease]

Date: 1862-6-3/1865-2-10/1865-2-23
Creator: unknown
Description: Confederate-tax and war-tax receipts.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Tax receipts for E.M. Pease]

[Tax receipts for E.M. Pease]

Date: 1866-06-23/1866-06-27
Creator: unknown
Description: Receipts for direct taxes in insurrectionary districts
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Post-Civil-War loyalty oath signed by Judge J.B.M. McFarland]

[Post-Civil-War loyalty oath signed by Judge J.B.M. McFarland]

Date: September 24, 1867
Creator: unknown
Description: A document in which J.B.M. McFarland, a judge of the first judicial district, swears that he “neither sought nor accepted, nor attempted to exercise the functions of any office whatsoever, under any authority or pretended authority in hostility to the United States”; a handwritten explanation follows.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Correspondence from E.M. Pease to Julia Maria Pease, his daughter]

[Correspondence from E.M. Pease to Julia Maria Pease, his daughter]

Date: November 17, 1872
Creator: Pease, Elisha Marshall
Description: A letter from E.M. Pease to his daughter Julia Maria Pease—among other things, he discusses “the extravagance in dress that now prevails.” Includes typewritten transcription of the letter.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Beta Preview