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Significant Dates in the Development of our Early Community

Description: Document presenting a timeline of significant dates in the development of the community in the City of Cleveland. The timeline begins at 1855 and ends at the incorporation of Cleveland in 1935.
Date: unknown
Creator: Cleveland (Tex.)
Item Type: Text
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

Alleyton, Texas: Back Door to the Confederacy

Description: This book contains the history of Alleyton, Texas, which is located in Colorado County. The book includes information about the Alley family, the founding of Alleyton, reminiscences and recollections, as well as the establishment of railroads, local businesses, schools, and churches.
Date: 1993
Creator: Harrison, William H.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Nesbitt Memorial Library

The Early Settlers Life in Texas

Description: 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.
Date: 1963
Creator: Kirkpatrick, A. Y.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Early History of Floyd County

Description: 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.
Date: 1947
Creator: Hall, Claude V.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928

Description: The Texas State Historical Association Quarterly Report includes "Papers read at the meetings of the Association, and such other contributions as may be accepted by the Committee" (volume 1, number 1). These include historical sketches, biographical material, personal accounts, and other research. Index is located at the end of the volume starting on page 385.
Date: 1928
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Wood County, 1850-1900

Description: This text gives an overview of Wood County, Texas from roughly 1850 to 1900. It includes historical sketches of various aspects of life in the county as well as anecdotes. Genealogical information and documentation are also included for pioneer families in the area.
Date: 1976
Creator: Wood County Historical Society
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Transcript of Letter, May 17, 1827]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter, on May 17, 1827, discussing the quick approval of new laws without consulting those living in the American colonies in Texas.
Date: May 17, 1827
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Stephen F. Austin to Mateo Ahumada, September 10, 1825]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Stephen F. Austin to Mateo Ahumada, on September 10, 1825, discussing how several tribes of Native Americans may be rebelling even though other members of those tribes have already made peaceful overtures to the American settlers.
Date: September 10, 1825
Creator: Austin, Stephen F.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from J. E. Savage to Stephen F. Austin, Branch T. Archer, and William H. Wharton, January 18, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from J. E. Savage to Stephen F. Austin, Branch T. Archer, and William H. Wharton, on January 18, 1836, informing them that he intends to look for new settlers for Texaswhile in England, as long as he is accorded a higher rank in the army.
Date: January 18, 1836
Creator: Savage, J. E.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Two Letters Concerning Slavery]

Description: Copy of transcript for two letters. The first is to the American colonists in Texas, discussing the sale of slave and the effect of American Indian raids on the colonies. The second letter, to the City Hall, explains the necessity of new colonists, who emigrate during the summer, to sell their slaves in order to survive until the fall.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Juan Nepomuceno Peña]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Juan Nepomuceno Peña, discussing the author's joy at receiving people from all over the world to colonize Mexican Texas, as well as his excitement at receiving a letter from the Mexican president. He also discusses the Catholicism of the incoming settlers, and their need for a priest who understands English.
Date: unknown
Creator: Peña, Juan Nepomuceno
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Advertisement, August 1899]

Description: Advertisement by E. P. Rutherford, the editor of the Clarksville News, asking for stories about early settlers. He intended to include information about Confederate soldiers. The back of the ad is covered with numbers, equations, and a list of names.
Date: August 1899
Creator: Rutherford, E. P.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[A description of settler life in North Texas]

Description: Clipping, undated, that has the reminiscences of Taylor Allen on one side. Mr. Allen talks about growing up in the North Texas area and the changes that development and progress have brought. The opposite side has short news items from Dallas and Cameron, Texas.
Date: 18??
Creator: Allen, Taylor
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections