George Louis Crocket Papers, 1787-1960 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

Title: George Louis Crocket Papers, 1787-1960Add to your cart.

ID: A/12

Primary Creator: Crocket, George Louis (1861-1936)

Extent: 21.0 Linear Feet

Subjects: Crocket, George Louis, 1861-1936 -- Correspondence, Texas, East -- Pictorial works

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Letters, notebooks, lectures, articles, speeches, biographical studies and other papers relating to feuds, rebellions, churches, schools and colleges in San Augustine and Nacogdoches. Includes folklore, family history and sketches on Texans and prominent U.S. and foreign citizens. Includes maps and charts, newspaper clippings on history and world events of 1900-1930. A significant portion of this collection contains George Crocket's original art work.

Collection Historical Note

George Louis Crocket, author of "Two Centuries in East Texas," was the "Grand Old Man of East Texas" - known and honored as a churchman, scholar, historian, humanitarian, and craftsman.

The twinkling eyed Irishman was born in a two room house in San Augustine, June 3, 1861, the youngest of five children of George Fulton Crocket and Elmira Louisa Sharp Crocket; he died January 3, 1936, in Memorial Hospital, Nacogdoches, Texas of a heart ailment.

After completing his education in the public schools of San Augustine and at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., Mr. Crocket served as pastor of the Episcopal Church in San Augustine for forty-two years and as part time pastor of Nacogdoches for twenty-four years. He did missionary work in Lufkin, Corrigan, Garrison, New Birmingham, and Center.

In 1929 Mr. Crocket became Professor Emeritus of History at Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College in Nacogdoches, where he collected and organized data relating to the history of East Texas.

Mr. Crocket was a civic minded citizen, taking a vital part in the work of the Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, the East Texas Historical Society, the Nacogdoches Historical Society, and the Boy Scouts of America.

("George Crocket." Control File, East Texas Research Center. Ralph W. Steen Library. Stephen F. Austin State University.)

Subject/Index Terms

Crocket, George Louis, 1861-1936 -- Correspondence
Texas, East -- Pictorial works

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Related Materials:

Mattie Sharp Brewer Research Paper. ETRC Personal & Family Collection. A-38

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Crocket, George Louis. An historical sketch. San Augustine, TX: s.n., 197-  ETRC F394.S215 C76x

Crocket, George Louis. Nacogdoches. S.l.; s.n., 19--  ETRC F394.N32 C76x

Crocket, George Louis. Two centuries in East Texas ; a history of San Augustine County and surrounding territory from 1685. Austin, TX: Hart Graphics, 1982. ETRC F392.S23 C8 1982x

Crocket, George Louis. Two centuries in East Texas; a history of San Augustine County and surrounding territory from 1685 to the present time. Dallas, TX: Southwest Press, 1932. ETRC F392.S23 C8


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Biography A-H],
[Box 2: Biography J-S],
[Box 3: Biography T-Y, Churches, Cities and Counties],
[Box 4: Letters A-G],
[Box 5: Letters H-L],
[Box 6: Letters M-S],
[Box 7: Letters T-Y],
[Box 8: Notes],
[Box 9: Notebooks],
[Box 10: Notes],
[Box 11: Notes and Writings],
[Box 12: Writings],
[Box 13: Writings],
[Box 14: Research],
[Box 15: Research],
[Box 16: Research],
[Box 17: Letters and Notes],
[Box 18: Notes],
[Box 19: Research, A-H],
[Box 20: Research, H-L],
[Box 21: Research, M-N],
[Box 22: Research, Nacogdoches],
[Box 23: Research, R-S],
[Box 24: Research, San Augustine],
[Box 25: Research, San Augustine],
[Box 26: Research, San Augustine],
[Box 27: Research, San Augustine],
[Box 28: Research, San Augustine],
[Box 29: Research, Texas],
[Box 30: Research, Texas],
[Box 31: Research],
[Box 32: Miscellaneous],
[Box 33: Writings],
[Box 34: Miscellaneous],
[Box 35: Research],
[Box 36: Crocket Family],
[Box 37: Art Work],
[Box 38: Writings],
[Box 39: Writings],
[Box 40: Research],
[Box 41: Research],
[Box 42: Research],
[Box 43: Photocopy of manuscript of Two Centuries in East Texas by G. L. Crocket. Chapters I - IX.],
[Box 44: Photocopy of manuscript of Two Centuries in East Texas by G. L. Crocket. Chapters X - conclusion.],
[Box 45: Original manuscript of Two Centuries in East Texas by G. L. Crocket. Chapters I - IX.],
[Box 46: Original manuscript of Two Centuries in East Texas by G. L. Crocket. Chapters X - conclusion.],
[Bundle 1: Certificates and Art],
[All]

Box 16: ResearchAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Photostats and PicturesAdd to your cart.

2 Photos of Mission San Francisco de los Tejas signboard on highway.

Documents relating to the Cordova Rebellion. Photostat. Aug. 10, 1838. 2 p.

Oath of Peter Ellis Bean to Land Office. Photostat. Apr. 3, 1839. 1 p.

Appointment of Bernardo Dortolan to Lieutenant, 1st Company of Calvary of Militia of Natchitoches, by Charles III, King of Spain. Photostat. Sept. 17, 1787. 1 p.

Notations on the back of Dortolan's appointment, 1788; and letter of Bernardo Dortolan, Apr. 4, 1803. Photostat. 2 p.

Letter of Juan Martin De Beramendi to Alcalde Constitucional del Pueblo de Nacogdoches. Photostat. Oct. 15, 1828. 4 p.

Petition to Jose Antonio Saucedo from Nacogdoches District Citizens. Photostat. Feb. 10, 1824. 3 p.

Handwritten transciption of names of petitioners. 1 p.

Qualification of Jno. Henry Holland to practice law. Photostat. Nov. 2, 1839. 2 p.

Oath of J. H. Holland. Photostat. n.d. 1 p.

[Note: Originals for most of the above documents in Nacogdoches County Courthouse Records, Special Collections.]

Folder 31: A GEORGIA SOLDIER IN THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-1865. By General R[obert] D[uncan] Chapman. Typescript printed by Harry G. Wood, Houston, n.d. 36 p.Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Church - Ecclesiastical Materials in Newspaper ClippingsAdd to your cart.

By Bishop H. M. Du Bose

"Ahab and Herod Conspicuous Figures in the History of Samaria, Landmark of Bible," THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Sept. 19, 1926. 1 p.

"Bishop DuBose Tells of Visit to Acre, Redolent of Memory of Twelfth Century Crusades," THE DALLAS [MORNING NEWS], n.d. 1 p.

"Resurrection of Tut-Ankh-Amen," THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Aug. 29, 1926. 1 p.

"Soil of Palestine to Yield Truce of Christian and Jew, Is Belief of Bishop Du Bose," THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Oct. 3, 1926. 1 p.

"Jericho Now Only Group of Hovels," THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Sept. 26, 1926. 1 p.

"Oldest Holy Land City Uncovered," THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Nov. 7, 1926. 1 p.

"Rector Challenges Christ Church to Sell Property and Give $700,000 to Needy Causes," THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, n.d. 1 p.

"Challenge to Youth Paves Way to Zeal for Church," [Houston], n.d. 1 p.

"Church, State, and Sex," by Benito Mussolini. LIBERTY, Aug. 1, 1931. 1 p

"Bishop Johnston's Letter to the Pope," [Houston Chronicle], n.d. 1 p.

"Democratic National Conventions at a Glance," [no source], n.d. 1 p.

"'Natural and Spiritual Body of the Church' Theme of Dr. Osgood in Council Sermon," HOUSTON POST-DISPATCH, Jan. 19, 1931. 1 p.

"Diocese Opens Sessions Here," HOUSTON POST-DISPATCH, n.d. 1 p.

Folder 33: Not assignedAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Confederate History - Newspaper ClippingsAdd to your cart.

"Battle Field of Pea Ridge Historic Spot," THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Aug. 30, 1925. 2 p.

"Gen. Robert E. Lee Described as Greatest Soldier," THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, Jan. 18, 1931. 2 p.

"Texas Lost Heavily During Civil War," THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Oct. 12, 1924. 1 p.

"Texas Shares in Memorial to Heroes of Fort Humbug," THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, June 3, 1928. 1 p.

"The Story of the Battle of Galveston," THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Jan. 1, 1928. 2 p.

"Thinks It About Time to Fire Last Gun Also," [Dallas Morning?] NEWS, n.d. 1 p.

"Southern Loyalties Are Free from Hate," [no source], n.d. 1 p.

Folder 35: Coronations and FuneralsAdd to your cart.

"Empress Queen," THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS, Jan. 23, 1901. 1 p.

"King Edward Sixth," [no source], n.d. 1 p.

"Queen Victoria: Historical Events of Her Reign," THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS, Jan. 27, 1901. 1 p.

"A Gorgeous Pageant," [no source], n.d. 1 p.

"The Passing of Victoria," by Rev. Thomas W. Handford, CONKEY'S HOME JOURNAL, n.d. 1 p.

"The Coronation: King Edward VII. . ." [no source], n.d. 1 p.

"Kingly Shadow and Substance," THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, n.d. 1 p.

"Pope Leo Dead," HOUSTON DAILY POST, July 21, 1903. 4 p.

"Pope Elected," HOUSTON DAILY POST, Aug. 5, 1903. 2 p.

"The Profanation of Royal Tombs," [Houston], Sept. 20, 1906. 1 p.

"The Surnames of Royalty," THE YOUNG CHURCHMAN, Vol. XL, No. 2, April, 1908. 2 p.

"England's New King Different," THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, n.d. 1 p.

"Edward VII, Ruler of the British Empire, Dead," THE DAILY ENTERPRISE [Beaumont], May 7, 1910. 2 p.

"All England Mourns Loss of King Edward," THE DAILY ENTERPRISE [Beaumont], May 8, 1910. 1 p.

"George V Is Now on Throne of England," THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, May 8, 1910. 1 p.

"George and Mary Crowned Britain's Rulers. . ., THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, June 23, 1911. 2 p.

"Crowning of King George Is Scene of Magnificence," THE DAILY ENTERPRISE [Beaumont], June 23, 1911. 2 p.

"Norway's New King and Queen Crowned," [no source], n.d. 2 p.

Folder 36: David CrockettAdd to your cart.

David Crockett in Red River County. Handwritten. 1 p.

"Davy Crockett and Famous 'Crockett Tree,"' THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Feb. 12, 1928. 1 p.

"Dallas Man Has Notes Made by Crockett," THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Dec. 25, 1927. 1 p.

"A Strange Fact About Davy Crockett," THE DALLAS MORNING NE'NS, Mar. 25, 1928. 1 p.

"Sees Advice of Davy Used," [THE DALLAS MORNING] NEWS, n.d. 1 p.

"The City of Crockett, Texas - Its Origin, Early History and Progress," [DAILY SENTINEL], n.d. 1 p.

"Relic of Davy Crockett," [no source], n.d. 1 p.

"The Stirring Relics of Alamo Chapel," THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Mar. 4, 1928. 1 p.

"Laud Crockett in Celebration to His Memory," THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Mar. 3, 1928.


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Biography A-H],
[Box 2: Biography J-S],
[Box 3: Biography T-Y, Churches, Cities and Counties],
[Box 4: Letters A-G],
[Box 5: Letters H-L],
[Box 6: Letters M-S],
[Box 7: Letters T-Y],
[Box 8: Notes],
[Box 9: Notebooks],
[Box 10: Notes],
[Box 11: Notes and Writings],
[Box 12: Writings],
[Box 13: Writings],
[Box 14: Research],
[Box 15: Research],
[Box 16: Research],
[Box 17: Letters and Notes],
[Box 18: Notes],
[Box 19: Research, A-H],
[Box 20: Research, H-L],
[Box 21: Research, M-N],
[Box 22: Research, Nacogdoches],
[Box 23: Research, R-S],
[Box 24: Research, San Augustine],
[Box 25: Research, San Augustine],
[Box 26: Research, San Augustine],
[Box 27: Research, San Augustine],
[Box 28: Research, San Augustine],
[Box 29: Research, Texas],
[Box 30: Research, Texas],
[Box 31: Research],
[Box 32: Miscellaneous],
[Box 33: Writings],
[Box 34: Miscellaneous],
[Box 35: Research],
[Box 36: Crocket Family],
[Box 37: Art Work],
[Box 38: Writings],
[Box 39: Writings],
[Box 40: Research],
[Box 41: Research],
[Box 42: Research],
[Box 43: Photocopy of manuscript of Two Centuries in East Texas by G. L. Crocket. Chapters I - IX.],
[Box 44: Photocopy of manuscript of Two Centuries in East Texas by G. L. Crocket. Chapters X - conclusion.],
[Box 45: Original manuscript of Two Centuries in East Texas by G. L. Crocket. Chapters I - IX.],
[Box 46: Original manuscript of Two Centuries in East Texas by G. L. Crocket. Chapters X - conclusion.],
[Bundle 1: Certificates and Art],
[All]

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