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Travis County Naturalization Records: Naturalization Record

Description: Recorded copies of orders issued by county court granting citizenship to aliens from 1892-1893 and 1896-1902, showing case number, name of ex parte (alien), judgment of court granting citizenship, and signatures of clerk and presiding judge. Arranged chronologically by date recorded. Referenced in Index to Naturalization Records of Travis County.
Date: 1892/1902
Creator: Travis County (Tex.). Clerk's Office.
Partner: Travis County Clerk’s Office

Travis County Naturalization Records: Petition and Record

Description: Record of final action taken by county court on petitions for citizenship by aliens who have previously filed declaration of intention, including: a) Petitions for naturalization, showing petition number; court; date of petition; name, residence, occupation, date and place of birth of alien; place of departure; date of emigration; date and port of arrival in United States; name of ship in which arrival made (or mode of transportation, if not by ship); marital status of alien; name of spouse (if married); date and place of birth of spouse; name, date of birth, place of birth, and residence of each child; and signature of alien. b) Oaths of allegiance, including statement of oath, date oath administered, and signature of alien. Arranged chronologically by date recorded; indexed in file. Referenced in Index to Naturalization Records of Travis County.
Date: 1906/1907
Creator: Travis County (Tex.). Clerk's Office.
Partner: Travis County Clerk’s Office

Travis County Naturalization Records: Record of Declaration of Intention

Description: Notices filed by aliens from 1887 to 1902 in Travis County, declaring intention to become citizens of the United States, showing declaration number; court of jurisdiction; county; name, age, occupation, personal description, place of birth, date of birth, and present address of alien; country from which alien emigrated; name of vessel on which alien arrived or character of conveyance or name of transportation company if alien arrived by means other than vessel; alien's last foreign residence; name of foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty to which alien renouncing allegiance; port and date of arrival in United States; statement that alien not an anarchist or polygamist or believer in practice of latter; signature of alien making declaration; date sworn and subscribed; and signature of court clerk or deputy. Arranged chronologically by date filed. Referenced in Index to Naturalization Records of Travis County.
Date: 1887/1902
Creator: Travis County (Tex.). Clerk's Office.
Partner: Travis County Clerk’s Office

[C. J. Nelin's Declaration of Intention]

Description: Photocopy of Carl John Nelin's declaration to become a citizen of the United States, his statement of birthplace to be Nenike, Sweden, and his renunciation of allegiance to a foreign power, in particular the King of Sweden, along with the district clerk's certification and official filing information.
Date: 2000
Creator: Marcott, Ruth Nelin
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[Request for Information about C. J. Nelin's Arrival in America]

Description: Cecil R. Nelin's notes regarding information he needs concerning Carl J. Nelin's arrival from Sweden into the United States, stapled to an Order for Copies of Ship Passenger Arrival Records, mailed 1989-06-12 by Cecil Ray Nelin to the National Archives Trust Fund to confirm Carl J. Nelin's arrival in New York, N. Y., on 1881-05-28.
Date: 1989~
Creator: Marcott, Ruth Nelin
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[C. J. Nelin's Order of Final Naturalization]

Description: A partial list or Manifest for the S.S. ADRIATIC, signed by J. W. Jennings, Master, after the ship arrived at the Port of New York, N.Y., on 1881-05-28 lists 29-years-old Carl J. Nelin as a steerage passenger along with many other Swedish emigrants and shows his occupation as "Laborer."
Date: May 28, 1881
Creator: Marcott, Ruth Nelin
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[Group of male protesters with signs in English and Spanish]

Description: In the foreground, several male protesters are holding small American flags and signs written in English and Spanish. Around 500 people congregated on the outskirts of Dallas to protest against amnesty for undocumented immigrants. Led by the group, Citizens for Immigrant Reform (CFIR), the protesters carried banners and signs alluding to the lack of legislation which would punish undocumented immigrants who live in this country.
Date: April 8, 2005
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Female protester holding printed sign]

Description: A female protester is holding a printed sign during a protest in front of a site where Hispanic day laborers gather. Similar events were carried out in 17 cities of the United States as part of the national day of protest called "Stop the Invasion," alluding to the immigrants who enter this country illegally.
Date: January 7, 2006
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Travis County Naturalization Records: Petition and Record

Description: Record of final action taken by county court on petitions for citizenship by aliens who have previously filed declaration of intention, including: a) Declarations of intention to become citizen, showing declaration number; court of jurisdiction; county; name, age, occupation, personal description, place of birth, date of birth, and present address of alien; country from which alien emigrated; name of vessel on which alien arrived or character of conveyance or name of transportation company if alien arrived by means other than vessel; alien's last foreign residence; name of foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty to which alien renouncing allegiance; port and date of arrival in United States; statement that alien not an anarchist or a polygamist or believer in practice of the latter; signature of alien making declaration; date sworn and subscribed; and signature of court clerk or deputy. b) Petitions for naturalization, showing petition number; court; date of petition; name, residence, occupation, date and place of birth of alien; place of departure; date of emigration; date and port of arrival in United States; name of ship in which arrival made (or mode of transportation, if not by ship); marital status of alien; name of spouse (if married); date and place of birth of spouse; name, date of birth, place of birth, and residence of each child; and signature of alien. c) Affidavits of two witnesses as to character of alien, showing name of affiant; name of alien; statement of number of years of acquaintance with alien, of alien's residence in United States for five years and in Texas for one year preceding date of application, and of alien's behavior as person of good moral character; signature of affiant; and clerk's attestation. d) oaths of allegiance, including statement of oath, date oath administered, and signature of alien. e) Orders of court ...
Date: 1904/1906
Creator: Travis County (Tex.). Clerk's Office.
Partner: Travis County Clerk’s Office

Map of the South West Railway System. Missouri Pacific Ry., Central Branch U. P. R. R. Missouri, Kansas & Texas Ry. Texas and Pacific Ry. St. Louis, Iron Mountn. And Southern Ry. International and Great Northern Ry. And their Connections

Description: The map accompanying the pamphlet, Heimstätten für dos Volk : Vorlesung über Texas ; dessen Clima, Boden, Hülfsquellen und die Art und Weise, wie sie gewonnen und nutzbar gemacht werden können.
Date: 1883
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Transcript of Letter from Silas Fuqua to Stephen F. Austin, March 28, 1828]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Silas Fuqua to Stephen F. Austin, in which Fuqua names members within the group of settlers he traveled with from Alabama. Fuqua also requests that Austin provide advice on a good site near a stream for his machinery, as well as, copies of the constitution and colonization laws.
Date: March 28, 1828
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History