George Aldrich Papers, 1835-1854 | East Texas Research Center

By Pamela Palmer, 1980

Collection Overview

Title: George Aldrich Papers, 1835-1854Add to your cart.

ID: A/50

Primary Creator: Aldrich, George (ca. 1800-1860)

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1932

Subjects: Aldrich, George, ca. 1800-1860 -- Correspondence, Biographical sources, Surveying -- Texas, East, Texas, East -- History -- Sources

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The correspondence in these papers, directed to Aldrich, mostly deals with surveys and sale of land. Among the more interesting letters in this collection are: Charles A. Sewell's denying that he ever sold arms to the Caddo Indians (1839); Charles Taylor's relating the marriage of Anna Raguet to Robert Irion, whom she chose over Sam Houston (1840); and that of David G. Burnet, Secretary of State (once President) of the Republic of Texas, calling for a survey of land for the establishment of a general system of education (1839). The originals of the xeroxed items from the Nacogdoches County Courthouse records are housed in the East Texas Research Center. The originals for the three typescripts copied from the R. B. Blake Collection have not yet been located.

Collection Historical Note

George Aldrich was the first County Surveyor of Houston County, serving in that capacity from 1839 to 1843. George Aldrich was the brother of Collin Aldrich, first Chief Justice of Houston County, who fought at San Jacinto and who was born May 2, 1801 in Mendon, Mass. The brothers came to Red River County, Texas in 1828. No birth date, death date, or place of birth has been verified yet for George. For a short time, around 1834, George Aldrich lived in Nacogdoches and was associated with Robert Anderson Irion as a trader and surveyor.

Subject/Index Terms

Aldrich, George, ca. 1800-1860 -- Correspondence
Biographical sources
Surveying -- Texas, East
Texas, East -- History -- Sources

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Acquisition Method: Gift

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Correspondence and Business Papers],

Box 1: Correspondence and Business PapersAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence to Aldrich, 1836-1838Add to your cart.

Sept. 25, 1836 R[obert] A. Nacogdoches. 2 p. (Photocopy) Typescript. 1 p. (Photocopy)

May 29, 1837 John F. Pinkney, Nacogdoches [residing in Zavalla]. 2 p.

Jan. 20, 1838 John P. Border, Gen. Land office, Houston. 2 p.

Mar. 1, 1838 J. W. Wilson, Auditor's Office, Houston. 1 p. (Photocopy)

Mar. 20, 1838 ____Amory, Nacogdoches. 1 p. (Photocopy)

Apr. 10, 1838 David H. Campbell, Houston Co. 2p. (Photocopy)

Apr. 14, 1838 Daniel Lacy, Nacogdoches. 2 p.

Apr. 16, 1838 D. H. Campbell, Houston Co. 2 p. (Photocopy)

Apr. 30, 1838 Sanford Holman, San Augustine. 1 p.

May 3, 1838 W. J. [?] Lacy, Nacogdoches Co. 1 p.

May 10, 1838 E. Lawrence Stickney, Houston Co. 1 p.

June 28, 1838 Richard E. Crawford, Nacogdoches. Postscript signed by John K. Allen. 1 p.

Aug. 22, 1838 ____ Moore [?], Cencennati [sic]. 1 p.

Oct. 13, 1838 W. Moody [?] Auditor, Auditor's Office, Houston. 1 p.

Folder 2: Correspondence to Aldrich, 1839Add to your cart.

Jan. 25, 1839 Joseph A. Millar, Houston. 2 p. (Photocopy)

Feb. 6, 1839 John A. Roberts, Houston. 2 p.

Feb. 22, 1839 Chas. A. Sewell, Shreveport, La. 1 p. re: not giving arms to the Caddo. [image]

Mar. 23, 1839 W. L. McDonald, Port Houston. 1 p.

Mar. 25, 1839 S. A. Sweet, San Augustine. 2 p.

Apr. 1, 1839 John Wortham, Houston Co. 1 p.

Apr. 6, 1839 John A. Roberts, New Orleans, La. 1 p.

May 5, 1839 John A. Roberts, New Orleans, La. 1 p.

May 29, 1839 David G. Burnet, Sec. of State [Republic of Texas], Houston. 1 p.

June 6, 1839 Geo. A. Nixon, San Augustine. 1 p. [image]

June 17, 1839 John A. Roberts, New Orleans. 1 p.

July 9, 1839 Dor & Gahagan, Galveston. Attached to printed statement [see Aug. 20-Sept. 19, 1839]. 2 p.

July 20, 1839 U. F. Case, Fanthorp P. O., Montgomery Co. 1 p.

Aug. 20 - Sept. 19, 1839 Texas General Land Agency and Emigrant Office, Galveston. Printed notice with handwritten corrections announcing real estate firm of Dor, Gahagan & Moss. Contains letter signed Dor,Gahagan & Moss. 2 p. [image]

Oct. 6, 1839 James Reily, Nacogdoches. 2 p. [Land notes on verso.]

Oct. 25, 1839 John A. Roberts, New Orleans. 1 p.

Nov. 22, 1839 Francis von der Hoya, Nacogdoches. 1 p.

Nov. 29, 1839 K. H. Douglass pr. Joe P. Kay, Nacogdoches. 1 p.

Folder 3: Correspondence to Aldrich, 1840-1841Add to your cart.

Jan. 7, 1840 John W. McCobb, Nacogdoches. 2 p.

Feb. 9, 1840 F. Hardin, Liberty. 1 p.

Apr. 17, 1840Chas. S. Taylor, Nacogdoches. 2 p.

May 6, 1840 H. C. McNeil, Colorado. 2 p.

May 7, 1840 Adolphus Sterne, Nacogdoches. 1 p.

Dec. 29, 1840 John A. Roberts, New Orleans. 1 p.

Jan. 21, 1841 Fred B. Page, Steamer Gov. Smith [?], Trinity River. 2 p.

Folder 4: Correspondence to Aldrich, UndatedAdd to your cart.

Apr. 2, ___ Geo. A Nixon, San Augustine. 1 p. [image]

Undated J[ohn] W. McCobb, n. p. 2 p.

Undated  John W. McCobb, n. p. 1 p.

Folder 5: Correspondence from Aldrich, 1838Add to your cart.
Mar. 31, 1838 To Maj. P. O. Lumpkin, Houston Co. 1 p. (Photocopy)
Folder 6: Miscellaneous and Correspondence not to or from Aldrich, 1851, UndatedAdd to your cart.

Jan. 6, 1851 John G. Lantz, Rusk Co. to John J. Simpson, Nacogdoches. 1 p.

Undated  John A. Roberts, n. p. to David Cameron, Galveston. 1 p.

Undated  Fragment of a list of freeholders in Lacy's, Master's, Mustang prairie, and Houston Precincts.

Folder 7: Business Papers of George Aldrich, 1835-1854Add to your cart.

1835-1837[?] George Aldrich to Wm. L Logan - bill for account at mercantile store. 1 p. (Photocopy)

1836 Bill for Collin Aldrich in a/c with George Aldrich. 1 p. (Photocopy)

1837, Mar. 1 Transfer of land to Robert Irion. (Photocopy)

1837, Apr. 18 Receipt for cash. (Photocopy)

1841 Statement showing the results of Hon. A[dolphus] Stern's Application for patents. 4 p. (Photocopy)

1854 Map of conflict of George Aldrich survey in Houston Co. 1 p. (Photocopy)


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