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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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.

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