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
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 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
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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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