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Thomas J. Rusk Collection, 1826-1978

By Linda Nicklas

Collection Overview

Title: Thomas J. Rusk Collection, 1826-1978

ID: A/136

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection was formed by gathering items from a variety of sources. The family Bible of Thomas J. Rusk, gift of a descendant, and a letter written by him to his brother, David, were transferred to us by the Stone Fort Museum. The letter was written during the same time period, that of Rusk's service as a U. S. Senator in Washington, as letters in the Department in the Thomas J. Rusk Letters collection. The "Heritage" columns by Lucille Fain which appeared in the Daily Sentinel during late 1975 and early 1976, were inspired by and based on Rusk's letters in the Department and in other repositories.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Field notes of survey for Thomas J. Rusk in Nacogdoches County, 1835Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Letter from Thomas J. Rusk to his brother, David, Washington, March 25, 1848Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Inquest of Thomas J. Rusk. (original and photocopy), 1857Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Inventory of land belonging to the estate of TJR, 1857Add to your cart.
Folder 5: News article on TJR, Banner of Light, February 13, 1858Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Address on the life of TJR, Proceedings, Texas Bar Association, 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Biography from Daily Sentinel, December 8, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Invitation to program honoring TJR at Washington-on-the Brazos, March 2, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "Heritage" Columns from the Daily Sentinel, on the life of TJR. (28 items), 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Rusk family genealogy chart by Carolyn Ericson, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Eulogy of the life and character of the Hon. Thomas J. Rusk, Late U.S. Senator from Texas. Delivered in the Hall of the House of Representatives of the State of Texas, November 7, 1857Add to your cart.
Item 1: Family Bible of Thomas J. RuskAdd to your cart.