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[Diary of Henry Matthews - 1806-1844]

Description: Henry Matthews (1799-18?) was a Methodist circuit rider, schoolteacher, and practicing physician from Ohio, who made his way from Ohio, through the Illinois Territory, to Texas. Primarily a circuit-riding preacher and schoolteacher in his early days in Ohio, Matthews practiced medicine more formally in the 1830s and 1840s in San Felipe, Texas, where Matthews and his wife Miranda eventually settled. Primarily a medical diary, this volume includes records of medical visits and attendance by Matthews; death notices that feature the names of the deceased and the diseases from which they died; and an account of pregnancies and births attended by Mathews. Of the illnesses that Matthews recorded, venereal diseases dominate the list with syphilis being a primary affliction. The entries include details about the patients'/deceased's lives and families. The diary does not follow consistent ordering and there are large sections of unused pages in between some entries, which are written sideways with the gutter at the top of the writing.
Date: 1806-04-12/1844-05-17
Creator: Matthews, Henry
Partner: Southwestern University

[Pennsylvania Land Grant]

Description: Land grant transferring ownership of a tract of land called "Rich Hill" from Thomas Say to Stacy Potts. The grant is signed by the governor and secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Date: March 2, 1802
Creator: United States. Pennsylvania.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Decree from Viceroy Iturrigaray]

Description: Decree from Viceroy Iturrigaray with rules regarding to the selling or resigning from offices. The list of towns where this was delivered is located on the left side of the document, and the signatures on the back of the document represent acknowledgments from local officials that they received the decree.
Date: May 5, 1807
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

A new map of America from the latest authorities.

Description: Map shows North America, South America, Greenland, Western Europe, and Africa. Areas of Native American habitation are noted and the Rocky Mountains are labeled "the Stony Mountains." Relief shown by hachures. Scale not given.
Date: 1806
Creator: Cary, John, ca. 1754-1835
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library


Description: Atlas map of the state of Texas, showing proposed railroad routes and known topographical features of western Texas, and counties, towns, roads, railroads, post offices, mountains, and water bodies of eastern Texas. Map includes a note on El Llano Estacado (or the Staked Plain); a legend indicating railroads, common roads, state capitols, cities, county towns, and post offices; and two inset maps. The inset maps are located in the lower-left corner and are titled "Plan of Galveston Bay from the U.S. Coast Survey" and "Plan of Sabine Lake." Relief shown in hachures. Scale [ca. 1:4,118,400] (approximately 65 miles to the inch).
Date: [1800..]
Location Info:
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Request from Francisco Yxart to Officials in Las Villas de Márgen]

Description: Request from Francisco Yxart in San Carlos to the capitanes and justicias of "las Villas del Márgen." Yxart asks for a list of lands in abeyance as soon as possible in order to meet the required date set by the government. The signatures following the request are those of town officials acknowledging their having received the request.
Date: 1802-10~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Grant to Don Juán Nepomuceno Zustieta]

Description: Letter from Don José Ramón Diaz de Bustamente granting power of attorney to Don Juán Nepomuceno Zustieta. These powers cover the goods of Maria Josefa de la Garza who is deceased. The document itself is badly stained and has a large tear in the upper right corner of the page.
Date: 1804-11~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Message from Jose Lafuente in Laredo]

Description: Message from Jose Lafuente to people in Laredo concerning people who were using flower decorations reserved to Corpus Christi processions must pay a fine of of five pesos within fifteen days; jail sentences are to be issued without payments. Lafuente also references a recent drought.
Date: 1808-06~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Photograph of Allen Hall Chapel]

Description: Photograph of two small, one-story buildings with wood-siding. The building on the left has been painted powder grey-blue and has two doors on its covered front porch, while the building to the right, which has a sign reading "Allen 1801 Hall," has been painted. A white and black lamppost stands in the shared front yard, to the left of a thin path. The path leads down through a very short, light-colored stone partition, separating a gravel parking lot from the yard. Handwritten notes on the back of the photo indicate the chapel is located behind the Inn at Salado, in Salado, Texas.
Date: [1801, 1995]
Location Info:
Partner: Salado Public Library

[Official Message from Manuel de Iturbe]

Description: Official communication from Manuel de Iturbe concerning an inventory of prisoners, lands in abeyance, and accounts to be concluded on the last day of December and to be forwarded to the government on the 6th day of January. The towns in which the document was sent to are listed on the left side of the paper including, Laredo, Revilla, Camargo, etc.
Date: 1804-09~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Notice from Manuel de Iturbe]

Description: Notice from Manuel de Iturbe saying that Joaquín de Quintana, a merchant, is wanted by the court. The document has a list of towns to which it was sent including Laredo, Camargo, San Fernando, Revilla, etc.
Date: 1804-11~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Royal Orders from Manuel de Iturbe]

Description: Royal order from Manuel de Iturbe freeing salted or dried meat from taxes. The towns where this document was delivered are listed on the left side of the sheet and include Laredo, Revilla, Reynosa, etc.
Date: 1804-10-21?
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Message from Francisco Yxart to Spanish Officials]

Description: Message from Francisco Yxart to officials with a method for the treatment of measles to be followed and distributed among the different jurisdictions. Following the message, town authorities have signed the document acknowledging their having received the message from Yxart. The document has tape on the edges of the paper, and has a few small stains.
Date: 1804-03~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Copy of an Official Communication from Nemesio Salsedo Regarding Military Actions]

Description: Copy of an official communication from Nemesio Salsedo giving notice that troops from Laredo and a large group of Lipans attacked Comanches. According to the rest of the document Salsedo requests that proper dispositions be taken to prevent further attacks and maintain peace with Indians to the North and West.
Date: 1804-09-20?
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library