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 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.

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