San Antonio Tax Assessments

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US TxSaT SC.035

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San Antonio Tax Assessments


  • 1853, 1864 (Creation)


2 volumes in one box

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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.

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This collection is open and available to the public for research in the Special Collections & Archives reading room. The materials are non-circulating.

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Volumes are extremely fragile, and may only be used under close supervision from a staff member.

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The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission from the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.

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      The provenance of these volumes is unknown.

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      • Citation: San Antonio Tax Assessments, 1853-1864. Coates Library Special Collections & Archives, Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas).

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      Processed by Colleen Hoelscher, January 2022.

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