A commonplace book used by Violet Alice Haynes Bowles (1873-1953), in which she recorded poetry, correspondence, genealogical research, and other notes. Much of the contents reflects her views as a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy.
A variety of land grant certificates. 1- 1879 copy of an 1845 land grant from the Republic of Texas, granting Burrell Perry one labor of land in Fannin County 2- 1879 copy of an 1862 grant from the State of Texas to Hiram E. Hays for 160 acres in Collin County 3- 1862 land grant from the State of Texas to the Southern Pacific Rail Road Company for 640 acres in Concho County.
Three manuscripts related to the 1888 San Antonio International Fair: a timeline of events, an account of the cattle roping contest, and an account of George W. Saunders's renowned steer named Geronimo.
Two letters related to author Katherine Anne Porter. The first is a copy of a 1965 letter from Porter to Dr. Louise Gossett, wife of Trinity University professor Dr. Thomas Gossett, regarding a meeting between the Gossetts, Porter, and Flannery O'Connor (the Gossetts introduced Porter and O'Connor in 1958). The second is a letter from a 1951 Trinity alumna, Marion Conditt, to President Brazil inquiring about memories she has of taking a summer course with Porter in the late 1940s. The archives staff has been unable to find any records supporting or refuting this claim.
A listing of legal actions in Tehuacana, Texas, from January 20, 1871 to June 26, 1875. Most of the records are for deeds, powers of attorney, and contracts. Trinity University is mentioned as a party in actions scattered throughout the book. A. Berry, secretary of the Board of Trustees, is a participant in many actions. A list of subscriptions to the university is recorded on July 20, 1872.