Robert Bruce Blake Papers, 1791-1938
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Brief Description:

The first three boxes of the collection consist of typescripts and carbon copies mostly duplicates of material found in the R. B. Blake Collection of 93 bound volumes in the East Texas Research Center. In some cases the original documents from which the typescripts were made are in other collections in this Department.

Box 4 contains correspondence of Blake, L. W. Kemp, Lota M. Spell, Webb Roberts, John V. Singletary, W. Us Perkins, Addie Birdwell, Paul J. Folk, Lewis J. Wilson, and O. A. Zunwalt (Mayor of Columbus, TX). Most of the letters concern Texas history and the placement of historical markers in Nacogdoches and other East Texas counties for the Texas Centennial. Biographical data on Nacogdoches County citizens, and genealogical materials on the Brewer Family (compiled by Addie Birdwell), are included in the correspondence.

Held at:
East Texas Research Center
1936 North Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Phone: 936-468-4636
Email: asketrc [at]
Record Series Number: A/7
Created by: Blake, Robert Bruce (1877-1955)
Volume: 2.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 00/00/1938.
Access Restrictions: Open for research.
Subject Index
Blake, Robert Bruce, 1877-1955 -- Correspondence
Texas, East -- History -- Sources
Texas -- Centennial celebrations, etc.
Acquisition Notes:   Gift
Related Materials:

R. B. Blake Collection. ETRC Personal & Family Collection. A-0

Blake, Robert Bruce, 1877-1955. Early Spanish Missions built in Nacogdoches County--1716. Nacogdoches, Tex.,1936. ETRC F389 .B63 1936x

Blake, Robert Bruce, 1877-1955. Location of the Spanish Missions in East Texas. Nacogdoches, Tex., 1941. ETRC F389 .B63 1941x

Blake, Robert Bruce, 1877-1955. Nacogdoches, Texas centennial, 1716-1936. Nacogdoches, Tex.: Nacogdoches Historical Society, 1980. ETRC F394.N32 N3x 1980

Blake, Robert Bruce, 1877-1955. Nacogdoches. Nacogdoches, Tex.: Nacogdoches Historical Society, 1939. ETRC  F394 .N32 B52 1939 (and later editions)

Blake, Robert Bruce, 1877-1955. Sidelights on the Battle of San Jacinto. Texas Highway Dept. ETRC F390 .S52 1900x, v. 1-2

Finding Aid Revisions: First published in 1979.