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Identifier: MSS 0043
Scope and Contents The collection of the Galveston law firm of Ballinger and Associates is a large holding of nineteenth century correspondence relating to economic, legal and political affairs of Texas, particularly the Gulf Coast area. The name of the firm varied during the 1855-1907 period of this collection. Partnerships included those of Ballinger and Jack, Ballinger and Mott, Willie, Campbell and Ballinger, Terry, Ballinger and Smith, and Terry, Cavin and Mills. For archival purposes, all will be referred...
Dates: 1836-1907, bulk dates 1854-1907; Majority of material found within 1854 - 1907
Identifier: MSS 0025
Scope and Contents The Edwin A. Bonewitz Papers is a small holding of manuscripts, maps, drawings, correspondence, and notes of a lay historian relating to the history of Texas and especially Houston during the Republic and early statehood periods. Although Bonewitz researched most of his adult life, the collection consists of material he compiled after 1950; the rest was destroyed. After Ed's death in 1969, his brother Fred Bonewitz deposited these remaining papers with the Houston Public Library....
Identifier: MSS 0117
Scope and Contents This collection comprises of documentation of and materials related to the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos, and Colorado Railway which began operation in 1851. Ledgers, maps, reports, photographs and clippings depict the growth of the railway and its relation to the to the industry. Historical narratives and accounts add further insight into the railway, which was later part of the Galveston, Harrisburg, San Antonio Railway, and ultimately a section of the Southern Pacific. Highlights of the...
Identifier: MSS 0033
Scope and Contents Along the way Major Milsaps kept a meticulous seventy-three volume diary which chronicles not only his army activities, but also a host of general observations useful to researchers. In addition, the Milsaps Papers contain extensive scrapbooks of personal and salvationist material, personal correspondence and an extensive photographic collections. Similarly, the papers contain a significant body of Salvation Army literature and ephemera unique in this country. When the only complete...
Dates: 1531-1986; Majority of material found within 1852 - 1930
Identifier: RG D 0034
Scope and Contents This collection provides valuable information on labor and living conditions in East Texas lumber towns, as well as data on domestic and foreign lumber sales, charitable activities, stumpage and freight contracts, and the company's financial standing. It also contains correspondence and financial statements for the Houston Oil Company and the Texas and Louisiana Lumber Company, John Henry Kirby's first lumber venture.
Dates: approximately 1900-1940s