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[Diary of Henry Matthews - 1819-1833]

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. This final volume also appears to be primarily a private diary, but many of the entries are made over printed finance notes, for which the book was originally printed. Entries range from weather reports to crop and garden reports to mentions of Matthews’ medical practice in San Felipe and appears to be a diary that includes personal and religious notes. There are loose pages at the end. The first two thirds is written right side up, there is a break in the writing, and the rest of the book is filled from the back writing right-side-up with respect to that cover, so that the book needs to be flipped upside-down to be read.
Date: {1819-10-10..1833-05-24}
Creator: Matthews, Henry
Partner: Southwestern University

[Announcement from Ildefonso Ramón]

Description: Announcement from Ildefonso Ramón saying that Bernabé González has given everything over to his son-in-law, in return for support until his death. The document is heavily stained in places and has a large tear in the upper right corner of the paper.
Date: 1819-11~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Correspondence between José María García and Ildefonso Ramón]

Description: Correspondence between José María García and Ildefonso Ramón; García wants justice to find out why Petra Sánchez objects to her son getting married. According to the message García claims she is too ill to appear in court. Following the García message, Ramón's reponse can be seen at the bottom of the fourth page of the document.
Date: 1819-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Correspondence Concerning Petra Sánchez]

Description: Message from Petra Sánchez to Ildefonso Ramón giving reasons why she opposes the marriage of her son. Ramón's response to Sánchez is written at the bottom of the third page of the document and is dated August 21, 1819.
Date: 1819-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Announcement from Ildefonso Ramón]

Description: Announcement from Ildefonso Ramón saying that Dolores del Rivero has given power of attorney to Ramón Guerra to settle questions of her late husband's lands, etc. The document is signed by numerous individuals at the end, including Tomás García Davila and Ildefonso Ramón.
Date: 1819-06~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library