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1986 Calendar of Early Denton History
Calendar for 1986 containing photographs and historical facts about Denton, Texas, Denton County, Texas, and the surrounding areas. There are notes throughout the dates on the calendar as well as a timeline titled "More Denton County Trivia" at the end.
1987 Calendar of Early Denton History
Calendar for 1987 containing photographs and historical facts about Denton, Texas, Denton County, Texas, and the surrounding areas. There are notes throughout the dates on the calendar as well as a timeline titled "Denton County Trivia III" at the end.
1988 Historical Calendar: Mayors of Denton
Calendar for 1988 containing photographs of Denton, Texas mayors and historical facts about the city, Denton County, Texas, and the surrounding areas. There are notes throughout the dates on the calendar as well as a timeline titled "Denton Mayors" at the end.
The adventures of Big-Foot Wallace, the Texas ranger and hunter
Contains biographical information on Big-Foot Wallace.
Alexander Gregg, First Bishop of Texas
Book about the first Episcopal Bishop in Texas, Alexander Gregg. He moved to Texas in 1869 after being consecrated as Bishop in 1859. The biography includes background information about his family as well as a sketch of his life and involvement in the church throughout his career until his death in 1893.
Along the Rio Grande
Book written by the author as he traveled along the Rio Grande as a 'warless war correspondent.'
Alphabetical Index to the Laws of Texas, arranged by a Member of the Bar.
This volume is an index of the laws of the Republic of Texas for the second and third Congresses
Areal Geology: Texas Burnet Quadrangle
This areal map shows the topography, contour elevations, and a breakdown of the kinds of rocks and minerals found in the Burnet, Texas quadrangle region. The map contains a legend that represents with line patterns the surface contour of the region and the kinds of sedimentary rocks and minerals from diverse geological eras.
Areal Geology: Texas Llano Quadrangle
This areal map shows the topography, contour elevations, and a breakdown of the kinds of rocks and minerals found in the Llano Texas quadrangle region. The map contains a legend that represents with line patterns the surface contour of the region and the kinds of sedimentary rocks and minerals from diverse geological eras.
Areal Geology: Van Horn Quadrangle
This areal map shows the topography, contour elevations, and a breakdown of the kinds of rocks and minerals found in the Van Horn Texas quadrangle region. The map contains a legend that represents with line patterns the surface contour of the region and the kinds of sedimentary rocks and minerals from diverse geological eras.
Annual Report of the American Historical Association for The Year 1919: In Two Volumes, Volume 2, Part 1
This text contains the first portion of the Austin Papers, published as part of the Annual Report of the American Historical Association. This volume includes a preface by the editor with a general history of the Austin Papers and states, "The Austin Papers are the collection of materials accumulated by Moses and Stephen F. Austin in the progress of their busy enterprises from Virginia through Missouri and Arkansas to Texas. They consist of business memoranda, physiographical observations, petitions and memorials to local and superior governments, political addresses and proclamations, and much personal and official correspondence" (p. v).
Annual Report of the American Historical Association for The Year 1919: In Two Volumes, Volume 2, Part 2
This text contains the second portion of the Austin Papers, published as part of the Annual Report of the American Historical Association. The previous volume includes a preface by the editor with a general history of the Austin Papers and states, "The Austin Papers are the collection of materials accumulated by Moses and Stephen F. Austin in the progress of their busy enterprises from Virginia through Missouri and Arkansas to Texas. They consist of business memoranda, physiographical observations, petitions and memorials to local and superior governments, political addresses and proclamations, and much personal and official correspondence" (p. v). Index starts on page 1803.
Annual Report of the American Historical Association for The Year 1922: In Two Volumes and a Supplemental Volume, Volume 2
This text contains the second portion of the Austin Papers for 1922, "belonging to the years 1828-1834," published as part of the Annual Report of the American Historical Association. It includes a preface by the editor with a general history of the Austin Papers and states, "the documents here published continue...to shed much light on the conditions and motives which led to emigration from the United States to Texas" (p. vii). Index starts on page 1177.
The Austin Papers: October 1834--January, 1837, Volume 3
This text contains the third portion of the Austin Papers, which are documents covering October, 1834 to January, 1837. According to the preface, the documents include, "business memoranda, physiographical observations, petitions and memorials to local and superior governments, political addresses and proclamations, and much personal and official correspondence" (p. iii). Index starts on page 489.
A B C of Truck Growing
This bulletin outlines the methods and best practices of commercial truck farming in the state of Texas. It provides an A to Z list of various crops and detailed information on cultivating each one.
The Battle-Field of San Jacinto : An Historical Sketch
A book about the Battle of San Jacinto; from the title page: "A concise treatment of the causes which brought about the battle, the results which flowed from it, and the character and qualities of the man who composed the Texas Army."
Bay City Origin - Destination Survey: October 1960
Report documenting "factual data relative to the movements of vehicular traffic into and thru [sic] the Bay City area. The survey was ordered and planned to obtain data necessary for a comprehensive study of future development of highway facilities in the area" (p. 5). It includes graphs and tabular analyses of the survey, which was conducted on October 11, 1960.
"Between the Creeks"
Compiled transcriptions of newspaper articles written by Gwen Pettit about the local history of Allen, Texas. The articles are organized by topic, including land & prairie, Indians, cattle trails, Republic of Texas, Lyndon Baines Johnson, churches, schools, Sam Bass, late 1800s, Civil War, early 1900s, holiday stories, founding families, early roads, early Lucas, early Fairview, H&TC Railroad, photos & sketches, poems, and other articles.
Biography of Private Alfonso Steele (Deceased) Last Survivor of the Battle of San Jacinto, Together with Mr. Steele's Account of the Campaign and Fight, and the Official Report of General Sam Houston, With Complete Roster of the Commands Composing the Little Army.
This book is separated into three basic sections starting with an autobiographical sketch about Alfonso Steele, the last survivor of the Battle of San Jacinto. Next, an article by the editor of The Mexia Daily News that gives an overview of Steele's children and grandchildren. Finally, the report from General Houston includes "documents of Major General Sam Houston, Commander-in-Chief of the Texas army, sent to David G. Burnett, President of the Republic of Texas" which "give an authentic account of the battle of San Jacinto, a complete list of the heroes who fought in that engagement, and they clear up some points heretofore the object of controversy" (p. 13).
Black Texans in the Texas Supreme Court, 1840-1907
Spreadsheet compiled from various court report documentation that lists all Texas Supreme Court cases between 1840 and 1907 that involved free, enslaved, and formerly-enslaved black Texans. Information for each entry includes the case title and justice, year, type of case, names, county and judge, and the decision or opinion.
Booming Mexia in the Roaring 20's
Compilation of articles published during 1955 in The Waco-Times Herald, written by Nanine Simmons about the history of Mexia, Texas and focusing on the oil boom in the 1920s. The author includes a preface regarding the sources of her information and editorial notes for some of the articles to provide more context.
[Brick Mural on TWU campus, 1956, by Coreen Mary Spellman]
Coreen Mary Spellman created a brick mural on the Texas Woman's University campus. This student project analyzes and documents the artwork with: photographs, a description, an account, a biography of the artist, and a bibliography. Students in the group: Hanel, Laura; Fleming, Joshua; Ferguson, Karen; Kelly, Alison; Loftus, Michele; Martinez, Kim; North, Amanda; Rader, Doyle; Raymer, Sarah; Wendel, Erin.
Captain John B. Denton, preacher, lawyer and soldier. His life and times in Tennessee, Arkansas and Texas by Wm. Allen.
Book about John B. Denton
The City of Houston from Wilderness to Wonder
This book gives an overview of the history of the City of Houston, Texas, covering "The Beginning of Houston and Houston Up to the Civil War."
Civil War Soldiers of Kendall County, Texas: A Biographical Dictionary
Book containing an alphabetical list of persons from Kendall County, Texas who served in the military during the Civil War, with any known biographical information about each person. There is also relevant background information about the area in the preface, and a series of tables at the end of the book, containing additional reference material. A table of contents is on page v.
A Collection of Memories: A History of Armstrong County, 1876-1965
This text includes an historical overview of Armstrong County, Texas discussing the ranches, families, and individuals important to the area. Index starts after page 567.
Comanche Texts
This book contains Comanche folktales, along with the English translations. They are broken into several sections which are listed (along with brief summaries of the stories) in the table of contents: coyote stories; fairy tales and fables; manners and morals; adventure; and obtaining and preparing food. Both the English and Comanche texts have numbered footnotes to line up the translation, explained in the Editor's Note (p. iii); there is also an Explanatory Note describing the Comanche transcription (p. xiii). A vocabulary list including an explanation starts on page 132.
A Comprehensive History of Texas 1685 to 1897, Volume 1
First volume containing a comprehensive history of Texas; this volume has two parts, starting with a reprint of "History of Texas, 1685-1845" by Henderson Yoakum (original text with additional notes). The second part contains a series of essays on various aspects Texas history, broken into 19 chapters. Index starts on page 849.
A Comprehensive History of Texas 1685 to 1897, Volume 2
Second volume containing a comprehensive history of Texas; this volume has parts three through six, containing a series of essays on various aspects Texas history. Index starts on page 841.
[Confederate Soldiers' Monument]
The Confederate Soldier Monument, granite with polished marble tablets, stands over 12 feet tall and is located on the grounds of the Denton County Courthouse. It was erected in 1918. This student project analyzes and documents the artwork with: photographs, a description, an account, a biography of the artist, and a bibliography. Students in the group: Caroline Baldwin, Marilyn Bradley, Yovanny Canales, Mary Canales, David Collins, Virginia Dunton, Andrew Grimes, Jessica Houseberg, Shea Imboden, Fernando Johnson, Amanda Lawrence, Krysta McFarland, Tyler York.
Constitution of the State of West Texas.
This text contains the Constitution of West Texas including details about the creation of government, Bill of Rights, and public services.
Copy of an unsigned letter discussing means to remove Zavala from Mexico State. Iguala. Jan. 8, 1833
Copy of an unsigned letter discussing means to remove Zavala from Mexico State. Iguala. Jan. 8, 1833. From the Carlos García y Arriaga Papers at the Benson Latin American Collection.
Cotton Calculator
Pamphlet with printed tables used to calculate prices of cotton. According to the title page, "Showing the results of any multiplications of all quantities from 300 to 600, at rates beginning with 1-20c or 5 points, and advancing in five points, one-sixteenth, one-eighth and one-quarter of a cent, and by cents from one to thirty." The title page also includes examples to show how to use the tables for calculations.
Cross Sections on the Lines A-A. B-B. Etc. PL. LXVI, Showing Geological Structure of the Black and Grand Prairies.
Profiles to illustrate section lines on Plate 66, Geologic Map of the Black and Grand Prairies of Texas.
The Cuban and Porto Rican campaigns
This book covers the organization of warships during the Spanish American War, and discusses the battles in Cuba and Puerto Rico. Also mentioned in the book are the Rough Riders, General Miles, General Shafter, General Wheeler, General Sumner, Colonel Wood, General Young, the Red Cross, General Wilson, Key West, Admiral Sampson, Captain Chadwick, General Kent, General Lawton, Buena Ventura, Ensign Curtin, Captain Paget, Commander Davis, General Breckinridge, and General Chaffee.
[Decrees of Mexican Government, dated November 2-4, 1822]
Act of installation of the Meeting... according to the imperial decree of 31 of the last Octe. Copy by Antonio de Mier, 6 l.s Signatories: Juan Francisco (Bishop of Durango), Antonio de Mier, and Francisco Velasco. Reference to: Election of Marquess of Castañiza; speech by Iturbide; text of Organic Bases of the National Meeting Instituyente, originally signed by Jose Manuel Herrera and rubric of Iturbide; siege of San Juan de Ulúa; administration of oath of office; text of speech by President; voting for officers; candidates: Castañiza, Juan Bautista de Arispe, José María Bocanegra, Bonifacio Fernández, Toribio González, Miguel Guridi y Alcocer, Pedro Labairu, Miguel Larrainaga, Ramón Martínez de los Ríos, Mariano Mendiola, Isidro Montúfar, Juan José Quiñones, Antonio José Valdez, Antonio Mier y Villagómez, and Lorenzo Zavala; list of members taking oath: José María Abarca, Antonio Aguilar, Mariano Aranda, Pascual de Aranda, Francisco Argandar, José María Becerra, Pedro Celis, José María Cobarrubias, Antonio Elosúa, Carlos Espinoza de los Monteros, Luciano Figueroa, Manuel Flores, Refugio de la Garza, Manuel Ignacio Gutiérrez, José Antonio Gutiérrez de Lara, Martín Inclán, Agustín de Iriarte, Antonio de Iriarte, Manuel López de la Plata, Ambrosio Martínez de Vea, Conde de Miraflores, Antonio Morales de Ibáñez, José Vicente Orrantes, Manuel Ortiz, Francisco Pérez Serrano, Marqués de Rayas. Joaquín Román, Francisco Ruiz, Francisco Uraga, Francisco Velasco, and Tomás Veltranena. Absent: Manuel Álvarez, Pedro Arroyabe, Simón Elías González, José Ignacio Esteva, Luis Mendizábal, Juan Nepomuceno Mier y Altamirano, Salvador Parras, José Francisco Peralta, and Jacinto Rubí, plus candidates. extra candidates. November 2, 1822. November 4, 1822. November 2, 1822. Herrera, Jose Manuel: List of the Delegated Gentlemen designated by S. M. I. so that they compose the Meeting that is to replace the extinguished Congress.... Mexico, Imperial Imprint. 1 l. f. 7-7v. Printed sheet with name of Jacinto Rubí ...
Diaries of Albert Graves and Lucretius Harrison Graves
Presentation discussing the diaries of Albert Graves and his son, Lucretius Harrison Graves. It includes images of the handwritten diaries, content summaries, and supplemental biographical information.
[Diaries of L.H. and A.G. Graves]
Compiled transcriptions of diaries written by Lucretius Harrison Graves and Albert Gallatin Graves, with some supplementary information and annotations.
A dictionary of the Atakapa language accompanied by text material
Volume contains all the Atakapa linguistic material known to be in existence in 1932. Includes nine Atakapa texts with English translations, an Atakapa-English dictionary, and an index to the Atakapa dictionary.
[Dr. J. H. Barnard's Journal: December, 1835 - March 27th, 1835]
Compiled transcription of a journal kept by Dr. J. H. Barnard, discussing his experiences and observations, including an account of the Goliad (Fannin) Massacre during the Texas Revolution.
The Early History of Floyd County
This book discusses the history of Floyd County, Texas, including the general organization of the county, the first settlers and settlements, battles, expeditions, and notable individuals. The index begins on page 141.
Early History of Hopkins County, Texas: Biographical Sketches and Incidents of the Early Settled Families
This book contains information about Hopkins County, including Directories for Sulphur Springs and Nelta, chapters about important places and events in the history of the county, biographical sketches of individuals and families who settled the county, and a list of county officials.
The Early History of Montgomery, Texas
Book detailing the early history of Montgomery, Texas (roughly 1825 through 1848) including the text of various primary sources and legal documents.
The Early Settlers Life in Texas
This book describes the early history of Hill County, located in Texas, including the author's trip to Texas, information about the first settlers, prominent men, Native American massacres, government, and the general organization of the county.
East Texas.
This book was created to provide "authentic information concerning the natural and co-operative resources and opportunities offered by East Texas and her people" for the general public. It contains information about the "General Development in 1921-22, The Evolution of transportation and Fixing of Lower Rate Levels, The Marketing Problem Nearing Solution, Organization, Concentration and Standardization of Quality; Pack and Grade, Co-Operative Work of A. & M. College Department of Extension Service; State Agricultural Department; Markets and Warehouses Department; [and the] Chamber of Commerce in East Texas" (p. 1).
[Elementary Diploma for Florence Vinson]
Certificate issued to Florence Vinson by the Cass County, Texas Public School district. Text reads: "This Certifies that Florence Vinson has completed the Course of Study prescribed by the Board of education for the Elementary Schools which entitles the holder to this Elementary DIPLOMA and admission into the High School Department. Given at Linden, Texas, this the 30th day of May, 1931." There is an illustration of a bald eagle near the center holding a banner that says "United States of America" and a gold-colored seal in the lower-left corner near the signatures.
Family Histories of Bennett Allen Nance and Archie Carlisle Lebus
Family histories and biographical information (including photographs, records, and other materials) compiled as part of a personal genealogical project. The book is grouped into five sections: Bennett Allen Nance Family History; Archie Carlisle Lebus Family History; Nance Family Group Sheets; LeBus Family Group Sheets; and Simple Register Report - Descendants of Bennett and Archie LeBus Nance. Index starts on page 284.
Family Histories of Lloyd Ollie Croft and Gertrude Kathlena Koenning
Family histories and biographical information (including photographs, records, and other materials) compiled as part of a personal genealogical project. The book is grouped into five sections: Lloyd Ollie (Olie) Croft Family History; Gertrude Kathlena Koenning; Croft Family Group Sheets; Koenning Family Group Sheets; and Simple Register Report - Descendants of Lloyd and Gertrude Koenning Croft. Index starts after page 239.
The First Century of Scottish Rite Masonry in Texas, 1867-1967
This book provides an overview of the Scottish Rite organization and history in Texas, including background and introductory information, with descriptions of the Scottish Rite Bodies in Galveston, Austin, El Paso, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Waco. Sections also discuss the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children, the Scottish Rite dormitory at the University of Texas, the Scottish Rite Foundation of Texas, Inc., and the Sovereign Grand Inspectors General for Texas, as well as recorded membership. Index starts on page 477.
The Forgotton Colony: San Patricio de Hibernia: The History, the People and the Legends of the Irish Colony of McMullen-McGloin
This book discusses the history of the McMullen-McGloin Colony in San Patricio County, Texas. According to the table of contents (which starts on page ix), the book is divided into three major sections: Part I includes biographical sketches of original settlers, Part II includes an overview of the history of the settlement itself, and Part III includes stories and songs from the oral tradition.