J. M. Cartwright Papers, 1858-1931 | East Texas Research Center

By Jane Dye & Linda Nicklas, 1978

Collection Overview

Title: J. M. Cartwright Papers, 1858-1931Add to your cart.

ID: A/36

Primary Creator: Cartwright, J. M. (1835-1905)

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1978

Subjects: Business records -- Texas -- Nacogdoches County, Cartwright, J. M., 1835-1905, Diaries, Genealogy, Sheriffs -- Texas -- Nacogdoches County

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Day books, account books and bills from J. M. Cartwright's store in Nat, Texas from which he peddled into other East Texas towns. Also includes tax receipts, correspondence, and business advertisements, genealogical material concerning Lewis, Campbell and Radley families. The bulk of the collection covers the period of the 1870's through the 1890's.

Collection Historical Note

J. M. Cartwright lived in the Nat community in Nacogdoches County, Texas. He was a farmer and peddler who visited and noted in his Day Book activities and events occurring in such area communities as Nacogdoches, Wells, Douglass, Alto, Atoy, Looneyville, Crossroads, and Rusk. Mr. Cartwright also served as a Deputy Sheriff of Nacogdoches County.

(Frazier, Shonda."Cartwright, James M." Nacogdoches County Families. Dallas: Curtis Media Corp., 1985. p. 203;  "J. M. Cartwright Papers." East Texas Research Center. Ralph W. Steen Library. Stephen F. Austin State University).

Subject/Index Terms

Business records -- Texas -- Nacogdoches County
Cartwright, J. M., 1835-1905
Sheriffs -- Texas -- Nacogdoches County

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Acquisition Method: Gift

Separated Materials:


(1) The Houston Post Almanac, 2nd ed., 1897.

(2) The Constitution of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Texas... Houston, A. C. Gray, 1873.

(3) Uniform Constitution for the Government of Subordinate Lodges, I.O.O.F. of Texas; also, Uniform Constitution for the Lodges of the Daughters of Rebekah..., Galveston, The News, 1876.

(4) The Gospel According to Saint Matthew... New York, American Bible Society, 1915.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: J. M. Cartwright's Day Book, 1895-1896Add to your cart.
Typed notes of extracts from Day Book
Folder 2: Personal items: incomplete correspondence; church membership certification; Star-News clipping, 1890; recipe; public notice; appearance bond, 1876-1890Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Genealogical materials concerning Lewis, Campbell and Bradley families. Typed excerpts from letters of W. M. Shaw, Monroe County, Mississippi, 1860-1900Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Five small books containing handwritten business transactions, usually accounts due, 1858-1899Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Promissory note; bills; notes of accounts; circular announcing sale at H. Getz' store, Alto, 1871-1903Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Advertising booklets and brochures; Plaindealer's price list for printing jobs; 1895 time table for the Cotton Belt Route, including Texas, St. Louis Southwestern Railway Co., 1895-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Papers associated with the appointment of Mr. Cartwright as an enumerator of the 1900 U.S. census; Mrs. Eddie Thompson's life insurance policy and other insurance forms, 1900-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Election tickets; farm statistics report; inventory of property form; attachment bond formAdd to your cart.
Candidate tickets for Democratic, Independent and People's Parties, 1898. [image]
Folder 4: Tax receipts for individuals in Nacogdoches County, 1876-1886Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "Poll" book, Douglass, 1888, with many names listed; J. M. Cartwright, Deputy Sheriff, Douglass, book of tax receipts, 1876-1879Add to your cart.


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