Durst Family Collection | East Texas Research Center
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Forms of Material: Correspondence
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[Box 2: Bible with no family information],
- Box 1
- Folder 1: Correspondence, 1857, Undated
James H. Durst, Point Isabel, to Aunt [Helena Dill Berryman], [Cherokee County]. Jan. 8, 1857. A.L.S. Photocopy. 4 p.
Mortimer L. Durst, Point Isabel, to Cousin, n.p. Sept. 16, 1857. A. L. Initialed. Photocopy. 3 p.
John Durst, n.p. to General [Thomas J.] Rusk, Nacogdoches]. n.d. A.L.S. 2 p.
- Folder 2: John & Harriet Durst. Newspaper clippings and typescript of clippings, 1900, Undated
"Colonel John Durst: The Interesting Life Story of an Early Texas Pioneer," HOUSTON DAILY POST, Dec. 2, 1900. 1 p.
"Early Days in Texas: A Woman Who Lived Under Three Flags Relates Many Interesting Pioneer Incidents," [Houston Chronicle ], n.d.
Typescript Carbon of above two articles, made from a reprint of the articles by Perry Printing Co., Oklahoma City, n.d. 22 p.
- Folder 3: John Durst Legal Papers. Typescript and typescript carbon, 1829-1836
Venta de varies titulos de tierra por Juan Durst -- a favor de B. B. Davenport. Nov. 4, 1829. Typescript carbon. 3 p.
Sale of various titles of land by John Durst -- in behalf of B. B. Davenport. Nov. 4, 1829. Translation of above document. Typescript carbon. 3 p.
Jno. Durst to Russell, Tausin, Cable, Bullard and Tausin. Sale of land, slaves Cc. May 27, 1836. Typescript. 3 p.
- Folder 4: John Durst and Mount Sterling. Newspaper clippings, 1954 1977
"Mount Sterling Was Durst Dream," DALLAS MORNING NEWS, July 29, 1954. 1 p.
"'Texas Heartbeat' In Our Front Door," DAILY SENTINEL, August 1, 1961. 1 p.
"Touring East Texas," DAILY SENTINEL, July 28, 1965. 1 p.
"Ghost Towns. . . Mount Sterling Overlooked Busy Boat Landing on River," DAILY SENTINEL, May 19, 1966. 1 p.
"Durst Worked, Fought for East Texas," REDLAND HERALD in SUNDAY SENTINEL, January 2, 1977. 1 p.
- Folder 5: Descendants of John Durst. Newspaper clippings, 1942, Undated
"Bruno Durst," n.p., n.d. 1 p.
"Preacher Who Died at Menard Born in Old Stone Fort at Nacogdoches," n.p., n.d. I p.
"Old Stone Fort Has Picture Display of Historic, Early Texas Families," REDLAND HERALD in SUNDAY SENTINEL, July 23, 1942. 1 p.
- Folder 6: Durst Family Biographical and Genealogical Papers, 1931-1973
John Durst, Land Agent, Tyler, Texas. ApriI 2, 1931. Typescript. 2 p.
Data concerning the family of John Durst compiled by Louis Durst, 610 E. Front Street, Tyler Texas. July 4, 1942. Typescript. 2 p.
Durst-ana Centennial!!! n.d. Printed. 1 p.
"John Durst and Some of His Descendants," RECORDS OF EAST TEXAS, Jan. 1973. Photocopy.
FOUNDERS AND PATRIOTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS, p. 499. Vol. I, 1963. Photocopy. 1 p.
Census of Nacogdoches, 1828, Town Proper. Typescript with handwritten notes. 2 p.
The Durst Family (Written down by Mrs. John Durst, So. for Mr. John Durst, Jr. of Tyler, when she was eighty years old). Typescript with handwritten notes by Lois Foster Blount. 4 p.
Untitled. "John Durst, his parents were originally of German origin. . ." n.d. Typescript. 5 p.
Mount Sterling. n.d. Typescript. 1 p.
- Folder 7: Items from the Bible
- Includes pressed leaves and flowers, paper frame, piece of lavender ribbon [sash?].
- Box 2: Bible with no family information
- Bible, ca. 1790 [title page missing], owned by Susan Beal Edwards, wife of Haden Edwards. Passed on to her daughter Jane Beall Edwards Hart, and on to Mrs. Hart's daughter, Susan Azalie Hart Durst, mother of John Durst and niece of Susan Wroe Edwards [Mrs. Frost] Thorn. Contains notes on the above but no additional family records.