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


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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.

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