Rusk County Historical Association, 1843-1965 | East Texas Research Center

By Linda Nicklas, Emily Kerr, 1981

Collection Overview

Title: Rusk County Historical Association, 1843-1965Add to your cart.

ID: B/25

Primary Creator: Langford, Charles M.

Other Creators: Jaggers, Maida

Extent: 2.5 Linear Feet

Subjects: Rusk County (Tex.) -- History -- Sources, Rusk County Historical Association -- Records and correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

There are two subdivisions of the collection: the Rusk County Collection and the Vinzent papers, the latter being photostats of the originals in the possession of Mr. Sam Ross of Mt. Enterprise (1962).

Collection Historical Note

The Rusk County Historical Association includes among its purposes that of collecting and preserving documentary records of the history of Rusk County. This collection consists chiefly of materials gathered and presented to the East Texas Room, now the East Texas Research Center, at Stephen F. Austin State University in 1962-1963 and in 1965-1966. Judge Charles M. Langford of Mt. Enterprise and Maida Jaggers of Henderson especially were instrumental in arranging and preparing the letters, documents, stories, photographs, and newspaper clippings which comprise this collection. (Rusk County Historical Association Collection, Control File donor forms, ETRC.)

Subject/Index Terms

Rusk County (Tex.) -- History -- Sources
Rusk County Historical Association -- Records and correspondence


Box and Folder Listing


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[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5: Vinzent papers, 1848-1858],
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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Oberthier papers -- Leisure Hour Library,  Arm Chair Library, July 9, August 6, October 29, 1887, March 4, 1893Add to your cart.
4 items
Folder 2: Oberthier, undatedAdd to your cart.
Poems, clippings (fragments of a scrapbook), 4 items (printed).
Folder 3: Oberthier, 1871, 1893-1907Add to your cart.
papers Letters, receipts, etc, 12 items
Folder 4: Oberthier papers "Some Needed Reforms," address by C. K. Bell before the Texas Bar Association, Houston, July 13,1903Add to your cart.
1 item (printed)
Folder 5: Oberthier papers, 1884Add to your cart.
Schools: Catalogue of the Teachers and Pupils Summer Hill Select School, Omen, Smith County, Texas; pamphlets and fliers: Commercial College in Kentucky, public free school statutes of State of Texas, learning telegraphy,
Folder 6: Oberthier papers -- B. C. Oberthier's brief account of Civil War service, ca. 1904Add to your cart.
1 item.
Folder 7: Oberthier papers -- Texas Farm and Ranch, May1;15, 1884Add to your cart.
2 items
Folder 8: Oberthier papers -- newspaper clipping of speech of Col. O. M. Roberts at San Augustine celebrating anniversary of Texian Independence, March 8, 1843Add to your cart.
1 item (original)
Folder 9: Oberthier papers -- Book News, Nov. 1895Add to your cart.
1 item (extensively damaged).
Folder 10: Oberthier papers -- Confederate Veteran,  issue; partial index, March 1898, 1907Add to your cart.
3 items (damaged, incomplete).
Folder 11: Oberthier papers -- letters, 1856, 1892, 1901Add to your cart.
2 partial typescripts, 7 items (extensively damaged, incomplete)
Folder 12: Oberthier papers -- Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine, 1869Add to your cart.
1 item (incomplete).
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Oberthier papers -- Mrs. Mattie Oberthier's sewing book with patterns, part of a small prayer book, partial small booklet, undatedAdd to your cart.
3 items
Folder 14: Oberthier papers -- plant catalog; Hostetter's U.S. Almanac; political information (flier), 1882, 1876, 1884Add to your cart.
3 items (damaged, incomplete)
Folder 15: Oberthier papers -- The Southern Lady's Companion, 1848-1849, 1850-1852Add to your cart.
4 items (damaged), 3 items (damaged)
Folder 16: "Looking Backwards, Events of the Civil War, a Rusk County Company," as told to John Watson from memory by J. W. Spinks, printed in Rusk County News, Apr. 11, 1917Add to your cart.
1 item (typescript)
Folder 17: Confederate soldiers enrolled in Rusk County, Texas, at Henderson, Nov. 1861, Company B, 14 Texas, Ector's Brigade, Hood's Division, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (carbon of typescript).
Folder 18: Notebook: "Historic Landmarks of Rusk County, Texas," compiled by Mrs. J. A. Harris and Miss Myrtis Watkins, 1 item with additional notes and newspaper clippings, Includes color photogAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Notebook: Devereux's Monti Verdi plantation house: black and white and color photographs, photocopies, newspaper clippings, typescripts on house before and after restoration,, 1851-1962Add to your cart.
1 item.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Notebook: "Old Mt. Enterprise, the Cradle of Rusk County," by Sam Ross, 1961Add to your cart.
Includes color photographs.1 item
Folder 21: Notebook: The P. T. Richardson family, Glenfawn, Texas. Photocopies and typescripts of wills, guardianship papers, old house, 1870-1887Add to your cart.
Photocopies and typescripts of wills, guardianship papers, old house,1 item
Folder 22: Notebook: "The Rosses and Their Name," includes photocopies, typescripts, originals and newspaper clippings of letters, articles, field notes; address given at medallion presentation ceremony of Dr. William M. Ross house, Mt. Enterprise, 1847-1962Add to your cart.
two original bonds and one deed not in notebook, 4 items.
Folder 23: Notebook: "Dr. Wm. M. Ross House, 1845,", 1957-1962Add to your cart.
includes black and white and color photographs, photocopies of old documents, newspaper clippings and typescripts 1 item
Folder 24: Speech on the history of the oath of office, by Judge J. C. Gladney, Henderson, 1960Add to your cart.
1 item (carbon typescript)
Folder 25: Notebook: "Celluloid Collar - Ghost of Yesterday" and "Innocence Defiled," a poem by M. H. Marwil, Henderson, ca. 1961Add to your cart.
1 item.
Folder 26: Notebook: "History of Clinton Lodge 23, Henderson, Texas" and "Early Masonic History in Texas," by M. H. Marwil, 1948-1960Add to your cart.
with newspaper clippings 1 item (carbon typescripts)
Folder 27: Notebook, ca. 1962Add to your cart.
including carbon typescripts of: Fredonian Declaration of Independence, 1826 Goliad Declaration of Independence, 1835 Washington-on-the-Brazos Declaration of Independence, 1835
Folder 28: Notebook: "A Typical Rusk County Family One Hundred Years Ago," by Donald B. Leverett; newspaper clippings about the Leverett house and Leverett's Chapel, Texas,, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
(typescript, printed). 1 item
Folder 29: "Fredonian Declaration of Independence," by Mose Marwil, 1960Add to your cart.
1 item (typescript).
Folder 30: "The Old Town of Millville, Whose First Name Was Liberty Hill, as Per Deed Records of Rusk County," by Mr. Gil S. Jones; "Millville: Ghost Town," by Julia Gill, 1959Add to your cart.
2 items (typescripts).
Folder 31: "The Earliest American History of Texas," by R. L. Cartwright, 1931Add to your cart.
1 item (typescript)
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 32: "History of the Old Weir (Ware) School," by Gil S. Jones, 1959Add to your cart.
1 item (typescript).
Folder 33: Rock Hill Institute, Minden, Rusk County, Texas, Announcement; typewritten note on first president of the Institute, 1890, 1961Add to your cart.
2 items
Folder 34: Trial before Rusk County Judge, Charles L. Langford: Fuller Mason d/b/a Mason Tire Company vs. L. C. Plunkett, et al; Route Report., State Highway 26 (US 259), Nacogdoches to the Red River, 1961-62, 1961-62Add to your cart.
7 items
Folder 35: Request for leave of absence to serve in the army of the Confederacy from S. G. Swan,, 1862Add to your cart.
1 item (negative photostat).
Folder 36: Newspaper clippings from the Henderson Democrat involving suit over land title and partial page of advertisements, 1855Add to your cart.
2 items (Photostats)
Folder 37: Henderson Times, Special Edition, Nov. 1, 1884Add to your cart.
1 item (Photostat).
Folder 38: Biographical and genealogical notes of David Gage of Henderson, 1955-1965Add to your cart.
13 items (2 Photostats).
Folder 39: Oath of Allegiance of Martin V. Coates, 1867Add to your cart.
1 item (Photostat)
Folder 40: Cherokee Indians: notes and newspaper clippings on a survey involving the Cherokee Line, Chief Bowles and W. W. Keeler, Principal Chief in 1962; map of the Cherokee Indian campaign, 1948-1962Add to your cart.
11 items (2 Photostats).
Folder 41: Oberthier papers -- rough diary notes by B. C. Oberthier, 1907; 1884-1893Add to your cart.
3 envelopes and one stamp, 5 items
Folder 42: Correspondence and notes relating to Joseph C. Miszner, 1964Add to your cart.
2 items
Folder 43: Chicago Sonntage Zeitung, 1864Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 44: James Pinckney Henderson family genealogical notes, newspaper clippings, correspondence, 1959-1964Add to your cart.
9 items
Folder 45: Notebook: "New Birmingham, Iron Queen of the Southwest, 1880's -1890's," article by Dorman Winfrey and notes, 1964Add to your cart.
1 item (photocopy).
Folder 46: Broadside: Description of Rusk County, 1874Add to your cart.
2 items (typescript, Photostat).
Folder 47: Obituary of Absalom K. Van Sickle, 1910Add to your cart.
1 item (typescript).
Folder 48: Giles family Bible record, ca. 1907Add to your cart.
1 item (Photostat).
Folder 49: Biography of John Karner, undatedAdd to your cart.
I item (carbon typescript)
Folder 50: Will of H. D. Redwine, Rusk County, 1846Add to your cart.
1 item (carbon typescript)
Folder 51: Cagle letter giving genealogical information on the Blackwell family, 1964Add to your cart.
1 item (Photostat)
Folder 52: Notebook: "Pine Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Rusk County, Texas, circa 1850," history of the church and the cemetery, copies of photos of grave markers, family histories, 1965Add to your cart.
1 item (photocopy of typescript).
Folder 53: Genealogical notes on James McAlister, Andrew Caddell and the Faison family, 1944-1966Add to your cart.
2 items (Photostats)
Folder 54: Ray family letters, 1857-1865Add to your cart.
5 items (Photostats, 2 fragments)
Box 5: Vinzent papers, 1848-1858Add to your cart.
(Photostats)
Folder 1: Gray and Campbell, New Orleans, Louisiana, accounts and business letters, to Charles Vinzent, Mt. Enterprise, 1848Add to your cart.
10 items (Photostats)
Folder 2: Gray and Campbell to Charles Vinzent, 1849Add to your cart.
11 items (Photostats)
Folder 3: Gray and Campbell to Charles Vinzent, 1851Add to your cart.
5 items (Photostats)
Folder 4: Gray and Campbell to Charles Vinzent, undatedAdd to your cart.
2 items (Photostats)
Folder 5: Edward Vinzent, letter to Carl (Charles), and note, 1851, 1852Add to your cart.
3 items (Photostats and typed translation)
Folder 6: David Collins, Mt. Enterprise, letters from Charles Vinzent, Julien Devereux, and P. G. Reiersen, 1851Add to your cart.
6 items (Photostats)
Folder 7: Charles Vinzent business papers, 1848Add to your cart.
7 items (Photostats)
Folder 8: Charles Vinzent business papers, 1849Add to your cart.
4 items (Photostats)
Folder 9: Charles Vinzent business papers, Jan.-Apr. 1851Add to your cart.
9 items (Photostats)
Folder 10: Charles Vinzent business papers, May 1851Add to your cart.
3 items (Photostats)
Folder 11: Charles Vinzent business papers, June 1851Add to your cart.
9 items (Photostats)
Folder 12: Charles Vinzent business papers, July and no month, 1851Add to your cart.
5 items (Photostats).
Folder 13: Charles Vinzent business papers, 1852-1854Add to your cart.
4 items (photocopies, typescript)
Folder 14: Miscellaneous papers, including field notes from a deed of David Gage to Charles Vinzent; shipping list marked CV; unsigned letter to Moses Greenwood and Co.; one old envelope marked "Private papers," n.d. and 1849, undated, 1849Add to your cart.
4 items (Photostats).
Folder 15: Petition and suit: Bennett Smith and R. E. Wynne, Exrs. vs. William F. Sparks, et al, dispute regarding ownership of a piece of land. Heirs mentioned: Sparks, Rogers, Sharp. Rusk County and Nacogdoches County citizens, 1858Add to your cart.
1 item (Photostat)

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