Kelsey Harris Douglass Letters, 1837-1840, 1987
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Brief Description: Among the collection are seven letters written by Kelsey H. Douglass to his wife Minerva while he was a member of Congress in Houston. The letters are mostly concerned with getting things done at home during Kelsey's absence. These letters were laminated with the intent of preserving them. Unfortunately the lamination is starting to turn darker in color. There are also two letters from Minerva Douglass' aunt and uncle, Jesse and Mary Childress Benton. One letter was written from Nachitoches, LA, where they had gone after leaving Texas before Kelsey's death. The other was written upon receipt of the news of Kelsey's death.
Held at:
East Texas Research Center
1936 North Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Phone: 936-468-4636
Email: asketrc [at]
Record Series Number: A/132
Created by: Douglass, Kelsey H. (Kelsey Harris) (d. 1840)
Volume: 0.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 00/00/1988.
Access Restrictions: Open for research.
Subject Index
Douglass, Kelsey H. (Kelsey Harris), d. 1840 -- Correspondence
Freemasons -- Texas
Legislators -- Texas
Merchants -- Texas
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes:   Gift
Related Materials:

Ericson, Joe E. Personalities on the East Texas frontier: brief narratives of their lives and times. Nacogdoches, TX: Ericson Books, 1998.  ETRC CT262 .E64 1998x     

George Aldrich Papers. ETRC Personal & Family Collection. A-50