Burton Crossland Collection, 1787-1987 | East Texas Research Center

By Lois Blount 1959, Linda Coingore 1979, Pam Palmer & Linda Nicklas, 1981

Collection Overview

Title: Burton Crossland Collection, 1787-1987Add to your cart.

ID: A/40

Extent: 2.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1959. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Business records, Crossland, Burton -- Correspondence, Deeds, Family records, Nacogdoches County (Tex.) -- History -- Sources

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Collection includes personal and business letters, accounts, agreements, receipts and other business and legal papers of the Lister family of Tennessee and Shelby Co., Texas (1834-1867); personal letters of the Jordan Williams family of Selma and Alpine, Alabama (1857-1862) chiefly to Rosalindy Lister; and field notes, plats, deeds, bonds, court orders, accounts, receipts, land documents and letters of James R. Arnold, William W. Garret, and James S. Linn of Nacogdoches Co., Texas (1854-1900).

Collection Historical Note

Born January 20, 1930, and a native of the Fairview Community near Nacogdoches, Mr. Crossland was a graduate of Nacogdoches High School and a member of the Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce and the Jaycees. He was intensely interested in local history and belonged to the Nacogdoches Historical Society. Mr. Crossland collected these papers and documents pertaining chiefly to early Nacogdoches history which, after his untimely death in November, 1959, were placed in the library by his widow.

Subject/Index Terms

Business records
Crossland, Burton -- Correspondence
Deeds
Family records
Nacogdoches County (Tex.) -- History -- Sources

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Accruals: 1985

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Acquisition Method: Gift


Box and Folder Listing


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: William W. Barret papers, deed and account, 1854, 1859Add to your cart.
Charge account at Hardeman & Barret, 1839.
Folder 2: William W. Barret and James S. Linn, mortgage, 1853Add to your cart.
Folder 3: James R. Arnold, William W. Barret and James S. Linn, deeds, receipt, 1855-1861Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Arnold and Garret, agreements, 1862, 1866Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Arnold and Barret land papers, 1857-1859Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Arnold and Barret land papers, 1860-1862Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Arnold and Barret land papers, Jose Luis de la Bega, 1855-1862Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Arnold and Barret land papers, 1860-1861Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Arnold and Barret land papers, 1859Add to your cart.
Folder 10: James R. Arnold land papers, 1858-1874Add to your cart.
Folder 11: James R. Arnold land papers, 1883-1899Add to your cart.
Folder 12: James R. Arnold land papers, miscellaneous, 1867-1898Add to your cart.
Folder 13: James R. Arnold legal papers, 1857-1859Add to your cart.
Conveyance of Trust selling parcel of land and four slaves, 1858.
Folder 14: James R. Arnold legal papers, 1867-1880Add to your cart.
Folder 15: James R. Arnold legal papers, bonds, 1857-1860Add to your cart.
Folder 16: James R. Arnold business with Francisco Acosta, 1859Add to your cart.
Folder 17: James R. Arnold Civil War related documents, including certificate of parole, 1862-1863Add to your cart.

Letter from Confederate States of America Post Office Department, 1862.

Postman's contract, Confederate States of America, 1864.

Confederate Prisoner of War Parole certificate, 1865.

Folder 18: James R. ArnoldAdd to your cart.
Form letter to the Veterans of the Mexican War, 1899. [image] Letter concerning cutting of timber, 1898.
Folder 19: James R. and Sarah Arnold land papers, 1879-1898Add to your cart.
Folder 20: James R. and Sarah Arnold, Sinclair land, 1879-1885Add to your cart.
Folder 21: James R. and Sarah Arnold, Micheli land, 1883-1891Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Thomas H. Lister papers, bills and accounts, 1835-1867Add to your cart.
Receipt for subscription to The Weekly Delta.
Folder 2: Thomas H. Lister, post office and census papers, 1849-1851Add to your cart.
Letter from Census office citing deficiency.
Folder 3: Thomas H. Lister, correspondence, 1848-1854Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Thomas H. Lister, legal and land papers, 1842, 1855Add to your cart.
Folder 5: James H. Lister papers, 1856, 1860Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Spartin L. Lister papers, correspondence, 1848-1853Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Rosa (Linda Jane) Lister papers, correspondence, 1857-1859Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Rosa (Linda Jane) Lister papers, correspondence, 1860Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Rosa (Linda Jane) Lister papers, correspondence, 1861-1865Add to your cart.
News/rumors Lee surrendered and Lincoln is dead, April 29, 1865
Folder 10: Oat[e]s - Stevens Family legal papers, 1835-1889Add to your cart.
Receipt of sale of 12 year old slave Isaac, 1861.
Folder 11: Goodwyn (Goodwin) Family legal papers, 1847-1851Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Goodwyn (Goodwin) Family legal papers, 1852-1861Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Acker Family papers, 1787-1825Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Abraham Bell papers, 1834-1845Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Jordan Family papers, includes letter from O. M. Roberts, 1860-1878Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Peyton F. Edwards, receipts, 1869-1870Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Charles Chevaillier Estate Administration papers, 1857-1859Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Document written and signed by Peter Ellis Bean, 1831Add to your cart.
Printed letter of instruction for Mexican War Pension with hand written comments, 1887.
Folder 19: Miscellaneous documents of Nacogdoches county, chiefly concerning land matters, 1835-1860Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Miscellaneous documents of other Texas counties, 1851-1876Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Miscellaneous non-Texas papers including customs certifications at Port of Philadelphia, 1821-1884Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Advertisements of Jesse Rosenfeld Co., New Orleans, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Miscellaneous empty envelopes, 1844-1873Add to your cart.
Folder 24: James R. Arnold, correspondence to Arnold, 1856-1877Add to your cart.
Folder 25: James R. Arnold, correspondence to Arnold, 1878-1894Add to your cart.
Includes Peyton F. Edwards (son-in-law), Charles M. Raguet
Folder 26: James R. Arnold, correspondence with William H. Bonner re: cutting timber for railroad ties, 1890Add to your cart.
Folder 27: James R. Arnold, empty envelopes addressed to Arnold, 1878-1893Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: James R. Arnold, empty envelopes addressed to Arnold, 1894-1900, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: James R. Arnold, empty envelopes from J. R. Arnold, 1879, n.d.; envelope addressed to Linnie Arnold, 1895; envelope addressed c/o J. R. Arnold, 1882Add to your cart.
Folder 3: James R. Arnold, land papers, 1837-1861, relating to estates of Charles Chevaillier and John D. Gann. Includes original land grant signed by Gov. P. H. BellAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: James R. Arnold, land transactions, 1876-188_ . Includes Arnold, Barret & LinnAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: James R. Arnold, land transactions, 189_, n.d. Notes, surveys, maps of lands held by Arnold, Barret & LinnAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: James R. Arnold, legal papers re: cattle, slave, land, 1853-1858. Includes William B. Ochiltree, John S. ThornAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Barret & Linn, sale of land to Thomas J. Rusk, 1854Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Barret & Linn, indenture of Peter B. and Eliza Fewell, 1854-1855Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Arnold, Barret & Linn, agreement to dissolve business co-partnership, 1857Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Arnold, Barret & Moore, agreement with tenant farmer Antonio Rivers, 1860Add to your cart.
Folder 11: James R. Arnold, financial papers, 1858-1900. Includes promissory notes, receipts, bank draft on Wettermark Bank, bills (including Nacogdoches University)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: James R. Arnold, 2 items. Mexican War Survivor's pension, filled in, 1887. Widow's pension, not filled in, 1887Add to your cart.
Folder 13: James R. Arnold, letter to Lillian G. Arnold Thurmond from her father-in-law, 1888Add to your cart.
Folder 14: James R. Arnold, divorce papers of Lillian G. Arnold Thurmond and Catlett G. Thurmond, 1891Add to your cart.
Folder 15: James R. Arnold, correspondence with Peyton F. Edwards re: Lillian Thurmond and adoption of her son Louis, 1891Add to your cart.
Folder 16: James R. Arnold, petition to adopt Louis Edward Thurmond and estate papers for Lillian Thurmond, 1890-1893Add to your cart.
Folder 17: James R. Arnold, correspondence and legal papers re: changing Louis Thurmond's last name to Arnold, 1897Add to your cart.
Folder 18: James R. Arnold, administrator for estate of John Lambert, promissory notes to Lambert, 1848-1859Add to your cart.
Folder 19: James R. Arnold, administrator for estate of John Lambert, bill, receipts, and claim against estate of William Goyens by Lambert, 1854-1858Add to your cart.
Folder 20: James R. Arnold, administrator for estate of John Lambert, accounts owed to Lambert for services and goods, 1847-1859Add to your cart.
Folder 21: James R. Arnold, administrator for estate of John Lambert, accounts owed to Lambert, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: James R. Arnold, administrator for estate of John Lambert, estate papers 1854-1860. Pages from account book listing allowed claims, list of lands sold, list of heirs[?], miscellaneous receipts and accountsAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Emily ("Emma") Virginia Willis and Ed B. Willis [father], letter, 1920, and empty envelopes, 1885-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Emily V. Willis Lindsey, correspondence to Robert Lindsey [husband], 1917-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Emily V. Willis Lindsey and Robert Lindsey, empty envelopes, 1901-1937Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Lettitia Van Lasket, letter to unidentified friends, written from Germantown [Pennsylvania?], 1813. Notes on Acker family on the backAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: J. Stephens Abbot, Concord, NH, to [Richard?] Parmalee & Coe, Nacogdoches, 1851Add to your cart.

Bill for two hack passenger wagons, October 7, 1851

Bill for one family wagon, December 10, 1851.

Folder 2: S. Crossland, letter to James L. Crossland [brother], 1862Add to your cart.
re: Civil War
Folder 3: Charles U. and Lizzy Brady, correspondence to them, 1885-1886Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Miscellaneous correspondence, 1855-1897Add to your cart.
re: business, land, Vitae Ore medical cure-all
Folder 5: Miscellaneous correspondence, 1874-1957[?]Add to your cart.
Post cards, envelopes, some re: bank business
Folder 6: Spanish land grant to Johnston Parmer, 1835Add to your cart.
Description of his land, 1840
Folder 7: Spanish land grant of Wiley McJones, 1835. Deeds of sale from Wiley McJones to Richard Sparks and others, 1835-1855Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Deeds of land sales, Nacogdoches County, 1838-1848. Theophilus Ellison to John N. Hubert; David Rusk, sheriff, selling abandoned land of Juan de los Santos Coy to Charles M. Gould and land of Pedro Roblo for defaulted taxes to Richard Parmalee; Peter Murphy to John S. RobertsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Land papers, Nacogdoches County, 1857-1866. Deed from David Rusk to John Reid; homestead claim of James R. Kendall; deed from Albert A. Nelson to Haden [H.] Edwards and Thomas R. Buford; land grant to Guadalupe Richards signed by Gov. J. W. ThrockmortonAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Land papers, Nacogdoches and Shelby County, 188_-1891. Deed from Lycurgus S. Roberts to Giles B. Crain; deed from George F. Ingraham to George H. Weaver; certificate of survey by Shelby County Surveyor John Holt for sale by George Davidson to L. A. Sinclair; incomplete deed from R. H. Lee to YbarboAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Field notes with survey maps and sketches, 1878-189_, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Field notes and other notes about land, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Legal documents, 1828-1851. Probated will of Gabriel Boyer, Germantown, PA; fragment of estate paper for William G. Logan; testimony that Peter Murphy was a resident of Texas before 1836, signed by John Baptiste Pulvadore and Vital FloresAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Legal documents, 1857-1897Add to your cart.

Sale of slave by Asa Yarborough to John S. Thorn.

Contract for mail carrying transferred from Walter E. C. Mayfield and Emory S. Huston to Mayfield alone.

Complaint by Margaret Winston against Philip Winston, Marion County.

Notes on estate of Mary Ella Stoker.

Folder 15: Promissory notes, 1855-1872. Nacogdoches County and Shreveport, LA. Includes William B. Ochiltree and several to the firm of McClure & EdwardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Accounts and receipts of Jose' Maria Acosta, 1857-1859Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Accounts of W. H. Jordan, Shreveport, LA, 1872-1873Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Account and Confederate tax receipt of Thomas H. Lister, 1833, 1861. Account book containing Lister names, 1839 1879Add to your cart.
Confederate War Tax receipt, May 2, 1862. [image]
Folder 19: Receipts and bills,, 1858-1899Add to your cart.
Folder 20: C. F. Simmons Vest Pocket Calendar, 1876-1877. Contains information on the weather, medical ailments, prescriptions. Handwritten account of daily expenditures also includedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Cotton account of H. M. Payne[?] & Co., Shreveport, LA, 1874Add to your cart.
Folder 22: United Daughters of the Confederacy certificate to Uorah L. Cox, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 23: First adhesive postage stamp, Great Britain #1, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: K. Lamity's Harpoon magazine, Austin, TX, Sept. 1, 1907Add to your cart.
Folder 25: The Houston Chronicle Souvenir Historical Edition. Reprints front pages for April 16, 1912 (sinking of Titanic), November 11, 1918 (Germany surrenders in WWI), May 22, 1927 (Lindberg crossing the Atlantic), May 7, 1937 (Hindenburg disaster), Dec. 8, 1941 (Pearl Harbor), August 14, 1945 (Japanese surrender W.W.II), April 16, 1947 (Texas City explosions), February 20, 1962 (John Glenn orbits earth)Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Outlaws, The Life and Trial of Frank James, The Wide Awake Library--Special Number, September 23, 1883Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Outlaws, facsimile certificates signed by Charles H. Hardin, Gov. of Missouri and by Thomas A. Osburne, Gov. of Kansas re: extradition of Jesse James, 1875Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Outlaws, portions of a scrapbook containing articles by William Preston "Bill" Longley, 1877, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: One Dollar Republic of Texas Note, 1840.Three Dollars Kelsey Douglass Note, 1840. One Dollar Kelsey Douglass Note, 1840Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Billfold with initials J.A.O. and John O'H[?] written on it, containing Confederate money issued by State of Alabama and Richmond, VA, 1863-1864Add to your cart.

February 11, 1864, No. 54337 The Confederate States of America, 5 dollars

June 2, 1862, Third series The Confederate States of America, 2 dollars

April 6, 1863, No. 41966 1st series The Confederate States of America, 50 cents

January 1, 1863, The State of Alabama, 23 cents

January 1, 1863, No. 3567 The State of Alabama, 1 dollar

January 1, 1863, No. 110229 The State of Alabama, 1 dollar

January 1, 1863, No. 17315 The State of Alabama, 1 dollar

January 1, 1863, No. 79033 The State of Alabama, 1 dollar

December 2, 1862, No. 12954 The Confederate States of America, 2 dollars

February 17, 1864, No. 70353 The Confederate States of America, 10 dollars

January 1, 1863, No. 88397 The State of Alabama, 1 dollar

January 1, 1863, No. 3674 The State of Alabama, 1 dollar

January 1, 1863, No. 35336 The State of Alabama, 1 dollar

January 1, 1863, No. 90074 The State of Alabama, 1 dollar

April 6, 186_, No. 103523 The Confederate States of America, 1 dollar

December 2, 1862, No. 5591 The Confederate States of America, 1 dollar

January 1, 1863, No. 35443 The State of Alabama, 1 dollar

January 1, 1863, No. 15337 The State of Alabama, 1 dollar

January 1, 1863, No. 105299 The State of Alabama, 1 dollar

January 1, 1863, No. 84384 The State of Alabama, 1 dollar

January 1, 1863, No. 5435 The State of Alabama, 1 dollar

January 1, 1863, No. 69365 The State of Alabama, 1 dollar

January 1, 1863, No. 26305 The State of Alabama, 1 dollar

February 11, 1864, The Confederate States of America, 5 dollars

April 6, 1863, No. 50522 The Confederate States of America, 2 dollars

Folder 6: Confederate money issued by Alabama, Georgia, and Richmond, VA, 1862-1864. Two bills appear to be facsimiles. Also notes from State Bank of South Carolina, 1855, and from Bank of Black River, Ludlow, VAAdd to your cart.

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January 1, 1863, No. 58068 The State of Alabama, 50 cents

January 1, 1864, No. 3350 The State of Georgia, 1 dollar

February 1, 1863, No. 8177 The State of Georgia, 10 dollars

February 1, 1863, No. 8254 The State of Georgia, 10 dollars

March 19, 1855, No. 202 The State Bank of South Carolina, 5 dollars

April 6, 1863, 2nd series Confederate States of America, 20 dollars

September 12, 1862, No. 45893 The Confederate States of America, 100 dollars

February 17, 1864, No. 16894 The Confederate States of America, 20 dollars

February 17, 1864, The Confederate States of America, 10 dollars

September 2, 1861, No. 24094, The Confederate States of America, 5 dollars

June 2, 1862, The Confederate States of America, 1 dollar

June 2, 1862, The Confederate States of America, 1 dollar

December 1862, No. 107391 The Confederate States of America, 100 dollars

November 1862, No. 370 Bank of Black River, 10 cents

February 17, 1864, No. 18278 The Confederate States of America, 500 dollars,(REPLICA)

February 17,1864, No. 46410 The Confederate States of America, 20 dollars, (REPLICA)

Folder 7: Fractional currency received for United States postal stamps, 1863-1874, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Carbon of fragment of autobiography of Charles Adolphus Sterne [1924, full typescript available in R. B. Blake Collection v. LXII pp. 333-336]; fragment of religious writingAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Unidentified black & white photograph of small boy and black & white photograph of a woman with same child[?] on a horse, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Crossland family genealogical materials, 1986-1987Add to your cart.

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