Two volumes of property assessments conducted in the city of San Antonio, Texas. The first is dated from 1853 by assessor José María Rodriguez. The second is dated from 1864 by assessor A. Eule. The assessments list and provides values for property owned by San Antonio citizens, including parcels of land, livestock, wagons and farm equipment, jewelry, and miscellaneous items. Enslaved people are also listed under property assessed; the names, sex, and ages of enslaved people are not listed.
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.
Typewritten manuscript of the "Memoirs of John W. Sansom, 1834-1916." Written several years before Sansom's death, this volume includes his first person accounts of his childhood, Union support during the Civil War, involvement in the Battle of Nueces River, and career in the Texas Rangers.
The T.M. (Thomas Moore) Paschal Papers consist of letters, legal documents, bills, advertisements, telegrams, programs, and newspaper clippings. The material spans from 1851-1921. The material in this collection covers a wide range of subjects including Paschal's public career and law practice; land deals in the United States and Mexico; San Antonio civic affairs; and inventions including the Judge's invention of an electro-chemico radio active heater.
Flyer distributed by the Onderdonk Memorial Association seeking support for the purchase of Julian Onderdonk's final painting, "Dawn in the Hills," on behalf of the city of San Antonio. The text in the flyer is credited to J. Frank Davis.
This collection contains material from Ursula Lauderdale, a Texas artist and former art instructor at Trinity University. It includes a small scrapbook, photographs, correspondence, documents, and news clippings. The scrapbook, clippings, membership cards, and many of the photographs help to illustrate her work as an artist during the early 20th century.
Three photographs related to Pompeo Coppini: a signed print of Coppini standing with the studio model of the Cenotaph to the Heroes of the Alamo (circa 1937); a signed print of the doors to the Scottish Rite Cathedral in San Antonio (dated 1944), and an undated snapshot of Coppini and his wife.
The W.B. (William Buckhout) Tuttle Papers consists largely of blueprints, correspondence, land leases, maps, newspaper articles, and reports. A few photographs are also found in this collection. The material spans from 1894-1954, but the bulk of the material is from the twentieth century. The majority of the material relates to military history of San Antonio and the surrounding area; specifically, Tuttle's involvement through the Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee in the development of Kelly Air Force Base, Randolph Field, and other military installations in the area. This collection also includes records of Tuttle's work in the creation of Big Bend National Park, his work for the War Production Board, and his work for the Quartermaster Advisory Committee. There is significant correspondence with other San Antonio business leaders, as well as government officials including Maury Maverick, Sr. In addition to family records and records of his own military service, the collection also includes copies of speeches and articles written by Tuttle on a variety of military-related topics.
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.
Collection of correspondence and ephemera related to the history of a Texas family. The central figure in this collection is Mattie Strickland Russell; other correspondents in the collection include her husband, Richard Robertson Russell; her daughter, Elma Dill Spencer; her son-in-law, Richard French Spencer; her father, George Strickland; and her grandparents, Amos and Emily Strickland, among others. Additional correspondence to Mattie Russell is from children's author Will James. The collection also contains biographical information about her father, George Strickland. In addition, the collection contains ephemera related to Texas history.