Joseph E. Mayfield Collection, 1921-1924 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

Title: Joseph E. Mayfield Collection, 1921-1924Add to your cart.

ID: A/88

Primary Creator: Mayfield, Joseph E. (1843-1924)

Extent: 4.0 Folders

Subjects: Mayfield, Joseph E., 1843-1924 -- Written works, Nacogdoches (Tex.) -- History -- Sources, Newspapers -- Sections, columns, etc., Physicians -- Texas -- Nacogdoches, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Chiefly the writings of the physician and Civil War veteran of Nacogdoches on various aspects of the early history of Nacogdoches, most of which were published in his column "Nacogdoches Traditions" in the Daily Sentinel.

Collection Historical Note

Dr. Joseph E. Mayfield was born about 1843 in Tennessee. In the 1850's his family moved to Nacogdoches, Texas, where his father, Walter E. C. Mayfield, served as Sheriff and District Clerk. In 1862 Dr. Mayfield enlisted in Co. G of the 12th Regiment of Texas Volunteers and served in the Confederate Army until 1865. A physician, he was also a stockholder of the First National Bank in Nacogdoches which operated from 1890 to 1899. He held the offices of Deputy Sheriff, District Clerk, and Deputy County Clerk there in the 1860's and 1870's. In his last years he resided in San Antonio and contributed a column of historical reminiscences captioned "Nacogdoches Traditions" to the DAILY SENTINEL in Nacogdoches.  Dr. Mayfield died on October 23, 1924.

("Joseph E. Mayfield Collection." East Texas Research Center. Ralph W. Steen Library. Stephen F. Austin State University).

Subject/Index Terms

Mayfield, Joseph E., 1843-1924 -- Written works
Nacogdoches (Tex.) -- History -- Sources
Newspapers -- Sections, columns, etc.
Physicians -- Texas -- Nacogdoches
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Acquisition Method: Gift

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Nacogdoches Traditions, n.d. and Mayfield Correspondence, 1921- 1923Add to your cart.


Page 1.....Liberty Elm

Page 3.....Nacogdoches: name and traditions

Page 5.....Gil Y'Barbo

Page 5.....Mounds

Page 7.....Old Stone Fort

Page 8.....Human bones found at old Bacey place

Page 10....Church at Stone Fort Bank site

Page 10....Old San Antonio Road

Page 11....Old Spanish Missions

Page 15...Old North Church

Page 16....W. A. Skillern

Page 19....Linn Flat Trouble

Page 24....James R. Arnold's Company

Page 27....Silk Hats

Page 29....Nacogdoches Companies in Confederate Army

Page 31....Helena Rusk

Page 33....Old Michelli Crossing

Page 37....Letter from Judge P. F. Edwards; Sam Houston's hat

Page 39....Old Mexican Customs

Page 42....The Nacogdoches Courthouses

Page 44....John W. (Dick) Johnson

Page 48....Spanish Names

Page 50....Old San Antonio Road

Page 53....Adventure of "Claude Riviere"

Page 56....Captain Clark's Company

Page 58....Old houses in Nacogdoches

Page 62....Foreign-born citizens of Nacogdoches

Page 65....The Sentinel and the Haltoms

Page 68....Laura Fair

Page 70....Letters to J. R. Gray

Page 83....H. C. Fuller to J. E. Mayfield Letters re: Peter Ellis Bean.

Page 92....J. E. Mayfield to G. L. Crocket

Folder 2: Correspondence, 1923Add to your cart.
J. E. Mayfield to J. R. (Roy) Gray, Hoya Land Office, Nacogdoches
Folder 3: "Nacogdoches Traditions," DAILY SENTINEL, 1922[?], UndatedAdd to your cart.
News paper clippings
Folder 4: Biographical and Genealogical Materials, 1924, UndatedAdd to your cart.


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