McFarland-Russell Family Papers, 1832-1950 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

Title: McFarland-Russell Family Papers, 1832-1950Add to your cart.

ID: A/19

Extent: 4.0 Linear Feet

Subjects: Business records -- Texas, East, Families -- Texas, East, Genealogy, Orange (Tex.) -- History -- Sources

Forms of Material: Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The McFarland-Russell family papers consist of personal and business correspondence, legal and business papers, Confederacy related items, materials related to the history of Orange, Texas, and a large amount of material of personal and genealogical interest produced and collected by members of these two East Texas families.

Collection Historical Note

Both the McFarland and the Russell families have their roots in early East Texas. In 1871, the two families came together with the marriage of Robert Everett Russell (b. Oct. 10, 1847, d. May 24, 1922) and Catherine Christine McFarland (b. July 2, 1849, d. Oct. 17, 1888), the daughter of Thomas S. McFarland. (Brinley, Lorine. Orange County Texas Cemetery Inscriptions, v.1. Houston: L. Brinley, 1985. p. 146; McFarland, Thomas S. A Journal of the Coincidences and Acts of Thomas S. McFarland. Burnet, Texas: Nortex Press, 1981).

Subject/Index Terms

Business records -- Texas, East
Families -- Texas, East
Genealogy
Orange (Tex.) -- History -- Sources


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Correspondence, 1832-1879],
[Box 2: Correspondence, 1880-1896],
[Box 3: Correspondence, 1897-1910],
[Box 4: Corresondence, 1911-1950],
[Box 5: Business and legal papers, Confederacy-related, 1830-1927],
[Box 6: Historical and genealogical],
[Box 7: Miscellaneous and memorabilia, 1837-1900],
[Box 8: Kate Russell's scrapbook, 1883],
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Box 5: Business and legal papers, Confederacy-related, 1830-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1859-1912Add to your cart.
(originals, transcriptions, photocopies) Miscellaneous matters including bills due for payment, orders for materials, suits brought.
Folder 2: Business papers, 1856-1927Add to your cart.
(originals and photocopies) Tax receipts; receipts for newspaper subscriptions, recording fee, freight shipped on steamer) lists of merchandise bought) business card (McFarland); stage departures; New Mexico Military Institute receipts; Doctor's-bill, receipt for casket, digging grave, cement and sand,contract for grave marker (Kate McFarland Russell's death).
Folder 3: Legal papers, 1830-1903Add to your cart.
(originals and photocopies) Land papers; oath for mail carriers) estate paper of P. P. Henderson; estate sale of Henry B. Force; granting of power of attorney (Cecile Russell to R. E. Russell); duties of a chief justice) partnership agreement (T. S. and S. P. McFarland); merchant's licensed claim against an estate.
Folder 4: Confederacy related, 1861-1864Add to your cart.
(originals and photocopies) Receipts for payment; directives) correspondence about mail routes; official business correspondence of Confederate Post Master at Orange (R. B. Russell); examples of Confederate Treasury notes and bonds.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Correspondence, 1832-1879],
[Box 2: Correspondence, 1880-1896],
[Box 3: Correspondence, 1897-1910],
[Box 4: Corresondence, 1911-1950],
[Box 5: Business and legal papers, Confederacy-related, 1830-1927],
[Box 6: Historical and genealogical],
[Box 7: Miscellaneous and memorabilia, 1837-1900],
[Box 8: Kate Russell's scrapbook, 1883],
[All]

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