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],
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Box 21: Research, M-NAdd to your cart.
Folder 56: M. W. Loving: Papers and Letters,  Typescript 6 p. and Typescript 11 p., 1831-1849Add to your cart.
Folder 57: A Journal of the Coincidences and Acts of Thomas S. McFarland. Typescript 65 p. and Typescript n.p. [ETRC has original.]Add to your cart.
Folder 58: J. E. Mayfield and FamilyAdd to your cart.

Notes from Abstract of Rose Lake Property - J. R. Gray. Typescript. 1 p.

Questions from the Writings of Dr. Mayfield. Typescript. 3 p.

Notes on the Mayfield Family by Dr. A. A. Nelson and Giles Haltom Typescript. 1 p. Handwritten. 2 p.

Information from J. H. Summers. Typescript. 2 p.

3 Letters from J. E. Mayfield to Crocket. 1921-22. 16 p.

Mayfield Papers. Typescript. 47 p. [Some carbon.]

INDEX TO MAYFIELD PAPERS

Liberty Elm........................................................................1

Nacogdoches: name and Traditions..............................2

Gil Y'Barbo.........................................................................3

Mounds...............................................................................3

Old Stone Fort....................................................................3

Human bones found at old Bacey place...........................4

Church at Stone Fort Bank site.................................5

Old San Antonio Road...........................................5

Old Spanish Missions...........................................6

Old North church...............................................7

W. A. Skillern.................................................7

Linn Flat trouble..............................................9

James R. Arnold's Company......................................10

Silk Hats...................................................................12

Nacogdoches Companies in Confederate Army......................13

Helena Rusk....................................................14

Old Michelli Crossing..........................................15

Letter from Judge P. F. Edwards; Sam Houston's hat.............16

Old Mexican Customs............................................17

The Nacogdoches Court Houses...................................18

John W. (Dick) Johnson.........................................20

Spanish Names............................................................................21

Old San Antonio Road.................................................................22

Adventure of "Claude Riviere".....................................................23

Captain Clark's Company............................................................24

Old Houses in Nacogdoches.......................................................25

Foreign born Citizens of Nacogdoches......................................27

The "Sentinel" and the Haltoms...................................................28

Laura Fair.......................................................................................31

Letters to J. R. Gray.......................................................................32

H. C. Fuller to J. E. Mayfield re Peter Ellis Bean........................38

J. E. Mayfield to G. L. Crocket......................................................42

Folder 59: Mexico, Wars with. Newspaper ClippingsAdd to your cart.

"Taming the Border with Zachary Taylor," THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, July 10, 1927. 1 p.

"Dallas Man Was Maximilian's Aide," THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, June 26 1927. 1 p.

"Women and Old Men's Retreat Before Mexican Invaders Big Page in the History of Texas," THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, May 24, 1925. 1 p.

"Gachupin War Was Texas' Bloodiest," THE DALLAS M0RNING NEWS, May 20, 1928. 2 p.

"A Noted Battle," THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS, Sept. 22, 1901. 1 p.

"History Denies the Real Saviors of Texas," THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, June 23, 1929. 1 p.

Folder 60: Mexico, Alaska, Arctic, Antarctic. Newspaper ClippingsAdd to your cart.

"Presidents of Mexico have had Stormy Careers," THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS, Nov. 28, 1920. 1 p.

"Pancho Villa Made History in Mexico and This Country During the Past Ten Years," THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS, July 29, 1923. 1 p.

"American Cavalry Troops Near to Effecting Villa's Capture," [no source, n.d.] 1 p.

"Uncharted Channels of the Yukon River," [no source, n.d.] 1 p.

"Dr. Cook Equipped for Great Feat Performed," [no source, n.d.] 1 p.

"Cook Steps on Land as Thousands Cheer," [no source, n.d.] 1 p.

"Story of Cook Is Told in Part," THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, n.d. 1 p.

"Dr. Cook's Thrilling Story 'The Conquest of the Pole,'" THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, Sept. 26, 1909. 1 p.

"Peary Assails Cook from Arctic Region," [no source, 1909]. 1 p.

"Lieut. Peary Claims Honor Is All His," [no source, 1909]. 1 p.

"Some Sidelights that Gleam along Pathway to North Pole," THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, [1909]. 1 p.

"Bridgman Is on Way North," THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, n.d. 1 p.

"Only South Pole Left; One Goal Less to Aim At," THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, n.d. 1 p.

"Capt. Scott and 65 Die in South Pole Blizzard after Reaching Goal," [no source, n.d.] 2 p.

"Only 5 Dead; First Flash from Pole an Error,'' [no source, n.d.] 1 p.

Folder 61: Miscellaneous ClippingsAdd to your cart.

"From the Pedagogue's Viewpoint," Roland Ringwalt, THE LIVING CHURCH, July 28, 1917. [Also, "Religious Education," W. L. DeVries]. 2 p.

"Patrick Henry's Call to Arms," Newspaper Clipping, n.d. 1 p.

"The House of Savoy," THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS, July 4, 1920. 1 p.

"Some Dramatic Incidents in the Life of Empress Eugenie, Saddest Woman in the World," THE GALVESTON [DAILY NEWS], July 19, 1920. 1 p.

"The Strange Story of Caleb Cushing," Roland Ringwalt, THE LIVING CHURCH, Dec. 30, 1916. 2 p.

Folder 62: Missions. Newspaper ClippingsAdd to your cart.

"Gold Found in a Chapel," [Nacogdoches, 1900?] 1 p.

"The Ancient Missions of Texas," HOUSTON DAILY POST, July 28, 1907. 1 p.

"First Cathedral Ceremony Described," THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS, Mar. 12, 1922. 1 p.

"Pastoral Letter Issued by Catholic Episcopate Tells of Church in Mexico," [no source], Dec. 16, 1926. 1 p. [Also contains account of Agatha Christie's amnesia.]

"Bishop Describes Struggles [Early Galveston Diocese History], [GALVESTON DAILY NEWS, Feb. 1922]. 1 p.

"First Texas Missions Were Frontier Institutions," THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS, Feb. 19, 1922. 1 p.

"Arrival of First Priests at Galveston Related," THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS, Feb. 26, 1922. 1 p.

"The Midnight Ride of Six Bell-Ringers," Jan Isbelle Fortune, THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Mar. 25, 1928. 2 p.

Folder 63: Nacogdoches County - AgricultureAdd to your cart.

"Agriculture and Poultry Campaigns On," THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, Feb. 20, 1927. 1 p.

"Jes' Wildcattin' for Independence," FARM AND RANCH, Aug. 15, 1932. 2 p.

"Nacogdoches County Farmers Begin Truck Growing," [no source, n.d.] 1 p.

Folder 64: Nacogdoches - BiographyAdd to your cart.
Item 1: A-ZAdd to your cart.

"Julia Truett Bishop," DAILY SENTINEL, June 1, 1931. 1 p.

"Judge Blount Thrills Bar with Address," DAILY SENTINEL, Feb. 6, 1928. 1 p.

"Historic Nacogdoches [Mary S. B. Dana-Shindler]" [no source, n.d.] 1 p.

"Haden Edwards Was Elected First Tax Assessor of Nacogdoches County," [no source, n.d.] 2 p.

"Charles Albert Hotchkiss, Aged Citizen, Formerly of This City, Dead at Hospital in Dallas Today," [no source, n.d.] 2 p.

"Old Resident of Texas Dies - Mrs. Roberta Hotchkiss. . .," [DALLAS] MORNING NEWS, June 27, 1927. 1 p.

"Dr. Irion, the 'Col. House of Republic,"' THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Dec. 15, 1929. 1 p.

"Today Is Lamar Day," [no source, n.d.] 1 p.

"George Matthews. . . " [no source, n.d.] 1 p.

"George H. Matthews," [no source, n.d.] 1 p.

Sulphen vs Norris. Typescript. 5 p.

Item 2: P-ZAdd to your cart.

"The Christmas Present Santa Claus Brought to Tom Ochiltree," ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, [1902]. [Romance with Adah Isaacs Menken]. 1 p.

"Mrs. Sophia Peevey Gives Some History in Oil Development," [no source], Apr. 7, 1931. 1 p.

"When John H. Reagan Was Overseer," DAILY SENTINEL, June 6, 1929. 1 p.

"Story of David Rusk, First Sheriff, Nacogdoches," DAILY SENTINEL, Sept. 5, 1929. 1 p.

"Mrs. Emily Edwards Smith. . ., [no source; n.d.] 1 p.

"John Spradley of Nacogdoches, Getter of Bad Men," THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS, Apr. 10, 1921. 1 p.

"Diary of Adolphus Sterne, Rich in Texas History, Is Presented at Joint Session," THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, Feb. 15, 1925. 1 p.

"Old Reader Of THE NEWS Recalls Events of Early Texas History," THE GALVESTON NEWS, __20, 1922. 1 p.

"Oldest Mason and Oldest Native Texan Among Those at Intercity Meet," [THE GALVESTON] DAILY NEWS, n.d. 1 p.

"Oldest Native Born Texan Recalls Days of Republic," [no source, n.d.] 1 p.

"Texas' Oldest Mason Dies at Palestine," [no source, n.d.] 2 p.

"Nacogdoches Was Home of First Texas Millionaire Who Operated Store Here," THE REDLAND HERALD [Nacogdoches], Mar. 8, 1934. 2 p

Folder 65: The Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the Town of Nacogdoches. Typescript. 20 p., 1847Add to your cart.
[Library has original. Note added by Mildred Wyatt, 1970].
Folder 66: Nacogdoches - ChurchesAdd to your cart.

"Simpson Camp Ground," DAILY SENTINEL, Dec. 8, 1928. 1 p.

"Cove Spring Campmeeting - Some Old Time Preachers," [DAILY SENTINEL., n.d.] 1 p.

"Old North Church To Observe Anniversary On Sunday, May 4," [DAILY SENTINEL], n.d. 1 p.

"The Catholic Church," DAILY SENTINEL, Dec. 15, 1921. 2 p.

"History of the Catholic Church in Nacogdoches'" [DAILY SENTINEL, Dec. 8, 1928.] 1 p.

"Rockwell Man Gives More Early Data on Presbyterian Church," [no source, n.d.] 1 p.

"Baptist Pastor Completes Five Years in City," DAILY SENTINEL, May 5, 1928. 2 p.

"New Church Opens Doors," THE REDLAND HERALD [Nacogdoches], Nov. 27, 1930. 2 p.

"Records Show North Church Descendant from Apostolic Body," DAILY SENTINEL, May 5, 1928. 1 p.

"Our Historic Elm," [no source, n.d.] 1 p.

"History of Work of Father of Missions in Texas Related by Bishop Sam R. Hay at Dedication," HOUSTON POST-DISPATCH, Sept. 19, 1926.

"Old Christ's Church," THE DAILY SENTINEL, Feb. 9, 1900. 1 p. [4 pieces].


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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