Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the William Harrison Hamman Papers, 1828-1966 MS 006

Collection Summary

Creator Hamman, William Harrison, 1830-1890
Title: William Harrison Hamman papers
Dates: 1828-1966, bulk dates 1861-1889
Dates (Bulk): 1861-1889
Abstract: Correspondence, documents, Civil War materials, clippings, and other papers of Hamman including accounts of early Texas historical events and political opinions as well as his legal and business papers regarding oil land, gas, and minerals; together with papers of his wife, Ella Hamman; papers of John Hamman (1879-1966), founder of Hamman Exploration Col, later Hamman Oil and Refining Co., pioneer in the development of mineral resources in Texas, and lawyer specializing in land and corporation law; and papers of other family members. Includes material relating to Hamman's service with 4th Texas Infantry. Persons represented include Sam Houston and Robert E. Lee.
Identification: MS 006
Quantity: 6 Linear Feet12 boxes plus oversize items
Language: English .
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texashttps://library.rice.edu/woodson

Biographical Note

William Harrison Hamman, soldier, farmer, lawyer, and entrepreneur, was born at Woodstock, VA on January 17, 1830, the son of George and Catherine Schmucker Hamman. His father, a carpenter, died when William was ten years old, and William worked various numerous jobs to help support his family. He attended the University of Virginia in 1850 and 1851, studying mathematics, German and chemistry. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Virginia militia on April 13, 1850, and promoted to captain on November 8, 1856. In January 1858 he moved to Owensville in Robertson County, TX, and on September 21 was licensed to practice law there.

Through the 1850s he had been an ardent Unionist and strongly opposed Virginia's secession. On December 15, 1860, he was a leader in Robertson County calling for the immediate secession of Texas. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Hamman enlisted on July 15, 1861, as a private in the "Robertson Five Shooters", which soon became Company C, Fourth Texas Infantry of the famed Hood's Texas Brigade. Hamman was first elected to corporal and then, on October 16, 1861, to regimental color sergeant. He was appointed acting regimental commissary sergeant in July 1862 and served as regimental commissary officer from August 6, 1862, until the Confederate government in August 1863 abolished the position. That month he applied for a mission to return to Texas, and was dispatched as a messenger to the Trans-Mississippi Department. He remained in Texas and was appointed on December 25, 1863, aide-de-camp to the commander of the First Brigade, Second Division, Texas State Troops. On March 12, 1864, he was promoted to captain of the Texas State Troops and appointed adjutant general of the Fifth Brigade District. He rose to the rank of brigadier general on December 26, 1864.

Although his means were reduced by the war, in 1866 Hamman became the first oil prospector in Texas; he drilled his first oil well at Saratoga in Hardin County. Ironically, he owned options and leases at the Sour Lake and Spindletop oilfields, but did not drill on them. In August 1870 Hamman helped to incorporate three business enterprises - the Calvert Bridge Company, to build "a safe and substantial bridge" over the Brazos River at Calvert; the Pacific and Great Eastern Railway Company of Texas, to build a rail link between the Red River and the Rio Grande; and the Texas Timber and Prairie Railroad Company, to build a railroad between Beaumont and Bremond. In May of that year he also helped charter the Calvert and Belton Railroad. In 1871 Hamman moved to Calvert when the Houston and Texas Central Railroad reached town. There he established a successful legal practice. On July 26, 1871, he married Ella Virginia Laudermilk. The couple had five children.

In 1878 Hamman, theretofore a Democrat, became interested in monetary reform and ran as the Greenback party's candidate for governor, finishing second; he ran again in 1880 and finished third. In 1889 he became interested in the development of the coal and iron deposits at New Birmingham in Rusk County and helped organize the Cherokee Coal and Iron Company. Hamman died at New Birmingham on July 14, 1890, and was buried in the Owensville Cemetery, Calvert, Texas.

Excerpted from The New Handbook of Texas, 1996

Scope and Contents

Consists of twelve boxes as well as some oversize material. A collection of documents, letters, Civil War materials, newspapers, and other miscellaneous material, connected with Brigadier General William Harrison Hamman (1830-1890), who lived in Texas during the Secession, Civil War, Reconstruction, and Bourbon period.

The collection includes contemporary accounts of early Texas historical events and political opinions, as well as Hamman's legal and business papers (regarding oil land, gas, and minerals, etc.). Also included are the papers of Mrs. Ella Hamman; John Hamman (1879-1966), founder of the Hamman Exploration Company, which later became Hamman Oil and Refining Company, and a pioneer in the development of mineral resources in Texas, as well as a lawyer specializing in land and corporation law; and other Hamman family members.

Materials in the collection are foldered in paper and some oversize material has been encapsulated.


Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

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Index Terms

Women -- Texas -- Biography
Corporation law
Mines and mineral resources
Natural gas
Land tenure -- Law and legislation
Petroleum industry and trade
United States
Subjects (Persons)
Hamman, William Harrison, 1830-1890
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863
Hamman, John, 1879-1966
Hamman, Ella
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
Hamman family
Subjects (Corporations)
Hamman Oil and Refining Co.
Hamman Exploration Co.
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Infantry Regiment, 4th.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Harrison Hamman papers, 1828-1966, MS 6, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Hamman, Jr., received in April, 1967.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: W.H. Hamman - Personal papers, etc.

1 Biographical sketch of General William H. Hamman n.d.
Photograph of W.H. Hamman n.d.
Correspondence re: entry into and diplomas from the University of Virginia 1850-1851
Correspondence - W.H. Hamman and George C. Hamman 1858-1860
Personal ledgers, notes, account books 1859-1875
Correspondence - W.H. Hamman and Ella V. Lawdermilk 1867-June, 1871
Correspondence - W.H. Hamman and Ella Hamman Dec. 1871-1887
Certificates admitting practice in the federal courts and the state courts 1872-1873
Family correspondence - unidentified 1872-1881
Correspondence - W.H. Hamman and George Hamman (son), including report cards and correspondence re: George's school 1888-1890
Correspondence to, from, or re: Katie Hamman Stricker (particularly her education) 1889-1890
Correspondence, etc. from G.R. Hamman re: farm 1889-1890
Correspondence, etc. from J.S. Hamman re: farm and crops 1890-1895
Correspondence, etc. re: W.H. Hamman's death (includes letters of condolence and material re: Cooney trial) 1890
Correspondence re: W.H. Hamman estate 1890-1898
Personal Library lists n.d.
Article re: school in Owensville where W.H. Hamman was a guest speaker n.d.
Unidentified poem n.d.
Photograph of Schmuker graves n.d.

Series II: W.H. Hamman - Civil War and Political material

2 Letter and discharge of Francis Holland 1836
Soldier's discharge Nov. 22, 1839
W.H. Hamman's commissions in the Virginia Militia 1850-1857
Speech given by W.H. Hamman in Woodstock, Virginia (July 4, 1857) with related correspondence 1857
R.R.B's Southern Platform August 9, 1860
Copy of Resolution by Legislature Nov. 28, 1860
Political letter from W.H. Hamman to Jacob H. Kibler Dec. 10, 1860
Broadside re. Secession Convention ca. 1860
Resolutions re. secession of Texas (Robertson County Meetings) ca. 1860-1861
Poll Book of Voters in Owensville re. Presidential Electors, Delegates to Texas General Convention, and Referendum on Secession 1860-1861
Ordinance to Dissolve the Union Feb. 1, 1861
Letter to John Marshall reporting on speeches given by members of the Democratic Party. ca. 1861
CSA records 1861-1864
W.H. Hamman's Commission in Confederate Army, Assistant Commissary, Fourth Texas Infantry Nov. 4, 1862
Confederate bond and money 1862-1864
Correspondence re. commissions in Confederate States Army (with photocopies) 1862-1865
The Sentinel Daily, Richmond Va. (photocopy) August 19, 1863
Papers re. commission and discharge of J.C.C. Brettell in Texas Calvary of CSA. 1863
Photocopy of title page: Rifle and Infantry tactics 1863
Photocopy of title page: The Judge Advocate's Vade Mecum 1863
W.H. Hamman's commission to rank of Captain, 5th Brigade Texas (photocopy) August 4, 1864
W.H. Hamman's commission to office of Brigadier General, 5th Brigade District, TST (photocopy) Dec. 28, 1864
Broadside re. Civil War sentiment and troops March 18, 1865
Discharge of John C. Wilson from the United States Army June 22, 1865
Proclamation of Andrew J. Hamilton Sept. 8, 1865
Amnesty certificate of Thos. Aycock Sept. 11, 1865
Post Civil War letter from W.H. Hamman to Caroline (?) (photocopy) Nov. 18, 1865
Speech of W.H. Hamman as candidate for Texas Senate 1865
W.H. Hamman's Voter Registration slips 1871-1874
Printed election circulars (most involving Robertson County Politics) 1872-1875
Petition to State Senate and House of Representatives for citizens of Robertson County 1875?
Political Speeches and correspondence re. Greenback Party and campaign of 1880 1876-1890
Political Pamphlets - Union Greenback party ca. 1879
National Platform of the Greenback Labor Party June 10, 1880
Synopsis of political speech at Brenham Oct. 16, 1880
Letter from E.W. Morton re. formation of a new party Dec. 12, 1882
Letter of recommendation for L.B. Jones, and letter of support to Charles M. Anton Feb. 18, 1889
Declaration of Principles 1890?
Letter from E.L. Donahue urging attendance at convention Feb. 3, 1890
Notes on War n.d.
Certificate of membership in Hoods Texas Brigade (photocopy) n.d.
Autographed photograph of Robert E. Lee; receipt signed by Robert E. Lee n.d.
Miscellaneous speeches given by W.H. Hamman n.d.
Letter to editor of newspaper re. Sam Houston n.d.
Post script Reply to Foster Brigance criticizing treatment of mail n.d.
James Madison's signature? n.d.
Programme of a course of lectures on temperance and reform n.d.
Clippings from Civil War newspapers n.d.

Series III: W. H. Hamman - Business and Legal papers (Boxes 3-10)

3 Miscellaneous legal papers, correspondence, notes, etc., re. land 1828-1893
Land title and related correspondence - Antanacia de la Serda ca. 1832
Translation of title papers - Juan Jose Acosta 1832
Legal Papers and correspondence re. title to original land grant of Francisco Antonio Ruiz (with translation of title) 1833 - 1875
Deeds, legal papers and correspondence re. Joseph Welch League, Robertson County 1834 -1885
Spanish title and related correspondence re. Head right of Creed T. Thompson 1835 - 1894
Legal papers and correspondence re. land - Joshua G. Smith 1835 - 1905
Translated title of land and related correspondence - Jose Antonio de Pena 1836 - 1875
Legal document grantin Chas. S. Walden agent of David A. Thompson July 9, 1838
Legal papers and correspondence re. land - John S. Gooch 1838 - 1858
4 Legal papers and correspondence re. G.M.G. Grafton League in Robertson County 1838 - 1875
Legal papers and correspondence re. land - Francis Holland, Jr. and Tapley Holland 1838 - 1884
Legal papers and correspondence re. land - Joel Burt 1838 - 1887
Legal papers and correspondence re. John Haynie league 1844 - 1889
Legal papers and correspondence of Brettell and Hamman Law firm (includes account book) 1849 - 1891
Legal papers and correspondence re. land - Dawson 1851 - 1886
5 Letter from Louis T. Wigfall May 6, 1852
Stock certificates to Sewanee Mining Co. June 8, 1854
Legal papers and correspondence - Hamman vs. Bader 1857 - 1858
Case Listings (with filing dates) 1857 - 1878
Miscellaneous legal documents 1858 - 1884
Tax receipts of Thos Aycock 1859 - 1867
Account sheets of W.H. Hamman 1859 - 1875
Legal papers and correspondence (with field notes) - Mauchaka land 1859 - 1888
Legal correspondence re. land titles - Francis White 1860 - 1867
Legal papers and correspondence - Smith vs. Young 1860 - 1877
Legal papers and correspondence re. ownership of Thomas de la Vega lands 1860 - 1884
Legal papers and correspondence re. land - B.F. Hammond 1860 - 1889
General Physical Description note (2 folders)
6 Legal papers and correspondence re. land leases, oil and gas fields 1860 - 1890
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Opinion granting same for three men elected Justice of the Peace 1864
Deeds of Trust and Powers of Attorney from heirs of Allen C. Reynolds Survey, Robertson County 1865 - 1868
Correspondence re. Veatch land 1866
Legal papers of Hamman and Mason, and Hamman and Kirkpatrick re. Meerschaum (mineral) with articles of agreement 1866 - 1867
Legal papers and correspondence re. Daniel's land case 1866 - 1883
Legal papers and correspondence - Jos. G. McMinn 1866 - 1889
Checks, receipts, deposit slips, etc. 1866 - 1890
Legal papers and correspondence re. land, etc. - J.C. Roberts 1866 - 1892
Civil dockets, District Court, Robertson County 1867 - 1868
Judgement and certificate of settlement in W.H. Hamman and J. T. Garnett vs. B. F. Hammond and William Chappell 1867 - 1876
Papers of the estate of J.C.C. Brettell (administered by W.H. Hamman) 1867 - 1879
Legal papers and correspondence re. minerals, etc. 1867 - 1889
Correspondence with Robert M. Elgin and A.S. Norwood 1867 - 1890
Legal papers and correspondence of Aycock and Hamman, Law firm 1868 - 1881
Legal papers and correspondence re. Nixon land 1868 - 1893
Deeds re. property purchased by Hamman in Calvert, Tx. 1869 - 1875
Legal papers and correspondence - Edward McMillan 1869 - 1877
Legal papers and correspondence re. consolidation of Texas Timber and Prairie Railroad Co. With Texas Midland, Gulf and New Orleans Railway Co. 1870 - 1874
7 Legal papers and correspondence re. Viesca lands (includes translation of title to Jose Maria Viesca) 1870 - 1890
Legal and Business papers and correspondence between Francis M. Adams and W. H. Hamman 1871 - 1886
Legal papers and correspondence re. purchase of Hensley Tract in Robertson County by J.C.P. Hammond 1872 - 1873
Correspondence - Willmarth Fisher 1872 - 1875
Miscellaneous Correspondence 1872 - 1890
Legal papers and correspondence - Youngu (er?) 1873 - 1881
Notes and correspondence re. land - Marquez Grant (Maria de la conception Marquez) 1873 - 1884
Legal papers - William Bowman 1873 - 1885
Legal papersn - Littlefield vs. Ogilvie 1874
Correspondence - P.L. Hammond 1874 - 1877
Legal papers and correspondence - E.T. Robinson 1874 - 1880
Legal papers re. land involved in Reuben O'Neal vs. A.V. Callen 1874 - 1880
Legal papers and correspondence - Andrew Cunningham 1874 - 1883
Correspondence - Jane A Barksdale 1874 - 1890
Correspondence - H.M. Glass 1875 - 1877
Legal papers and correspondence re. William Kerr lands in Fort Bend County 1875 - 1885
Correspondence - J.M. Hook 1876
Correspondence - J.G. Reeves 1876 - 1877
Correspondence - R. Tompkins 1876 - 1877
8 Legal documents - Sample vs. Williams ca. 1877
Correspondence - N. Deans 1877
Correspondence from John Steward and J.H. Markoe (?) 1877 - 1881
Legal papers and correspondence re. Barton and Hoard Case in Robertson County 1877 - 1885
Correspondence - James Lowndes 1878
Correspondence - S. Bottom 1878
Legal papers and correspondence re. Knapp land case 1878 - 1890
Printed rules of the courts and case statements 1879 - 1882
Costs of suit - Tuidall vs. Pierce 1879 - 1883
Legal papers and correspondence re. Post Hole Augers patents 1880 - 1884
Correspondence - J. Mussina (with photograph and death card) 1880 - 1889
Correspondence - R.A. Davis 1881 - 1882
Legal documents and reports re. the Huntsville, New Orleans and Western Texas Railway Co. 1881 - 1882
Correspondence re. case of George T. Robertson 1881 - 1883
Cost statement in Lawdermilk vs. Lawdermilk March 2, 1882
Correspondence - J.F. Magale (D. Leavitt) 1882
Correspondence - A.J. Sewell 1882
Letters from Clemmie Mann re. buried money in Orange 1882
Correspondence - George T. Bartlett 1882 - 1883
Correspondence - H.T. Plastre (?) 1882 - 1884
Correspondence re. location of various lands (primarily Leroy Boggus lands) 1882 - 1885
Legal papers - A. Faulknre vs. W. H. Hamman 1883
Legal papers - W.W. Belcher 1883 - 1884
Correspondence re. Texas and Louisiana Railway Co. (with articles of association for its incorporation) 1883 - 1884
Correspondence - Acker and Abney law firm 1883 - 1892
Correspondence - F.H. Prendergast 1884
legal papers and correspondence re. Josiah Gilleland 1885
Letter and advertisements from U.S. Rocking Grate - Bar Co. 1885 - 1886
Correspondence - Walker 1885 - 1886
Correspondence re. James Webb's land (Goliad Co.) 1885 - 1889
Advertisements for new kinds of heating devices 1885 - 1890
9 Correspondence with K.R. Blackshear re. land 1886 - 1889
Legal papers and correspondence re. industrial plant possibilities (New Birmingham) 1886 - 1889
Letter from Houston Machine Matters Factory re. Moss Mattresses Sept. 24, 1887
Printed copy of opinion by Attorney General James S. Hogg Oct. 8, 1887
Cherokee City memoranda ca. 1887
Certificate of analysis for iron ca. 1887
Correspondence - J. Carl Smith 1887
Correspondence re. S.H. Martin and land division 1887 - 1888
Correspondence re. minerals and lithographic stone in Llano and Burnet Counties 1887 - 1890
Correspondence - T.L. Larkin 1887 - 1890
Prospecta of and correspondence re. Cherokee Land and Iron Co. (New Birmingham) 1887 - 1893
Letter from A.K. Tengers Jan. 25, 1888
Legal papers and correspondence re. land in Burnet County 1888 - 1889
Papers and correspondence re. stocks and solvency (New Birmingham) 1888 - 1889
Deeds to A.M. Rushin and J.H. Rowlan (with related letter) 1888 - 1889
Correspondence and notes re. drilling, refining and use of natural gas 1888 - 1890
Prospectus for Llano Improvement and Furnace Co. ca. 1889
Prospectus for and correspondence re. New Birmingham Iron and Land Co. ca. 1889
Letter of introduction from Alex Gregg to Rev. T. Hodgeson Feb. 29, 1889
Letter from the History Co. to W. H. Hamman re. delinquent account May 6, 1889
Joint proposition to towns of Rusk and New Birmingham from from Red River Sabine and Western Railway Co. May 18, 1889
Letter and advertisement re. The Forum Magazine Sept. 1, 1889
Correspondence - William E. Rider 1889
Correspondence re. Sabine Pass Deep Water Convention 1889
Correspondence - W.O. Campbell 1889
Correspondence - Simmons and Crawford law firm 1889 - 1890
The Microcosm, a magazine put out by Dr. A. Wilford Hall 1889 - 1890
Correspondence and Bill of Costs in W. H. Hamman vs. Kosse Ryo and M.J. Parks 1889 - 1890
10 Letter from Wheeler and Rhodes re. David Aaron vs. R. Oskar May 10, 1890
Letter from Hartwell W. Moss July 10, 1890
Advertisements. newsclippings re. Harriman, Tenn. 1890
Correspondence re. minerals (New Birmingham) 1890
Correspondence - J.C. Conner 1890
Reports, by-laws, prospectus, correspondence of the East Tennessee Land Co. 1890
Correspondence - F.F. Gibson 1890
Correspondence re. Cass County Iron Deposits 1890
Insurance Table of Longevity n.d.
Memorandum re. changes of growth between 1865 and 1875 n.d.
Draft of bill re. slownes of courts with letter to Galveston news n.d.
Closing statement? - unidentified n.d.
Address to jury representing unknown female plaintiff in land case n.d.
Legal notes concerning deeds from John Peterson; and Susan Peterson vs. H.H. Boggs n.d.
Field notes on John Dycke lands in Wycke County n.d.
Transcribed letters re. Oldham vs Evans n.d.
Notes re. surveys in Jefferson County n.d.
Maps and plats of land (some showing owners) n.d.
Photograph of ore beds (New Birmingham) n.d.
Miscellaneous notes re. minerals, etc. (New Birmingham) n.d.
Miscellaneous notes n.d.
Prospectus of town of Cumberland Gap n.d.
Miscellaneous printed advertisements, prospecta n.d.
Miscellaneous figures n.d.
Fragments n.d.

Series IV: John Hamman - Personal and Business papers

11 Collected materials re. W. H. Hamman's legal affairs, oil interests, etc. 1866 - 1905
Legal papers and correspondence re. John Brown estate 1905
Legal papers and correspondence - Zeller vs. Hamman 1905 - 1906
Legal papers and correspondence re. Joel Burt estate 1905 - 1906
Letters to J. Hamman re. timber 1905 - 1906
Inventory of books in law library Apr. 5, 1907
Letter from W.S. Farish re. oil land in Oklahoma July 18, 1907
Legal papers and correspondence - Fielder vs. Kirby ca. 1907
Letter to Mrs John Hamman 1907
Correspondence re. F.A. Sherman (with records, 1844-1872) 1907
Correspondence from Ella Hamman 1911 - 1925
"Facts concerning the early romance of Houston" by Mrs. Lenoir Hunt 1921
Miscellaneous correspondence 1924, 1966
Moore et al v. unknown heirs of Gilchrist et al. 1925
Correspondence re. Mrs. Ella Hamman 1926
Letter re. costs for resurfacing floors at 601 lovett Blvd. Dec. 7, 1927
Correspondence from Franklin Williams (with "An Idyl of Early Texas" by Nellie Houston Bringhurst) 1937 - 1943
Catalogues of Texas books 1941
Houston Post article on the Hammans ( "Texas Heartbeat" by Ed Kilman) Jan. 10, 1943
Correspondence from John Hamman, Jr. re. oil 1945
Correspondence with Grover C. Ramsey re. ghost towns 1965
Miscellaneous newsclippings n.d.
Printed legal briefs, petitions, etc. n.d.
Autobiographical notes n.d.
Correspondence, notes, etc. re. Texas History (particularly Robertson County) n.d.
History of the Haman(n) - Hamman(n) surname n.d.
Miscellaneous items re. slaves n.d.
Notes on Sam Houston (including signature) n.d.
Cooper K. Ragan's address to Sons of Confederate Veterans 1965

Series V: Hamman Family - Personal, business and other papers

12 Legal papers and correspondence re. property owned by Ella Hamman and/or the Lawdermilk family 1822 - 1901
Personal correspondence of Ella V. Hamman 1866 - 1925
Scrapbook kept by Ella V. Hamman 1873 -?
Business correspondence of Ella V. Hamman 1889 - 1898
Commerce and Industry by Ella Hamman (for the Axson Club) ca. 1917
Will of Mrs. Ella V. Hamman Sept. 2, 1925
Obituary notices for Ella Hamman June 25, 1926
Genealogical information re. Ella Hamman's ancestors n.d.
A Symposium on the life of Gen. Wm. H. Hamman, by Ella Hamman n.d.
Alexander Hamilton, by Emma Hamman n.d.
Speech made by Ella Hamman to the United Daughters of the Confederacy n.d.
Miscellaneous material re. Ella Hamman n.d.
Correspondence - papers of John Hamman, Jr. ? - 1931
Correspondence to Mrs Frances Transom Hamman re. her brother Frederick Transom (includes clippings re. Mrs. Frances Hamman) 1914 - 1935
Newsclippings re. John Hamman, Jr. and George F. Hamman (sons of John Hamman) ? - 1941
Printed invitation from Mr. and Mrs. John Hamman n.d.
Unidentified photograph of a home n.d.

Series VI: Oversize Materials

33 Land grant (Robertson County) to Edward McMillan July 30, 1841
Land grant (Comal County) to Asa. W. Chambers Feb. 25, 1845
Land Grant (Robertson County) to Benjamin R. Tyers May 7, 1856
Land grant (Haskell County) to Joshua G. Smith May 19, 1860
Broadside: Letter from Gen. Houston. His views respecting our political affairs. With handwritten note signed by Houston on reverse (encapsulated) Nov. 14, 1860
Broadside: Report on resolutions made in Austin re. a call session of the legislature, or a convention of the people (encapsulated) Nov. 17, 1860
Robertson County resolutions Dec. 15, 1860
General Physical Description note (2 copies, 1 photocopy)
Broadside calling for an election of delegates on January 8, 1861 (encapsulated) ca. 1861
Broadside recruiting volunteers for the 15th Texas cavalry Jan. 23, 1864
W. H. Hamman's commission to Asst. Adjt. General of the 5th Brigade Dist. TST, with rank of Captain Aug. 4, 1864
W. H. Hamman's commission to Brigadier General of 5th Brigade Dist. TST Dec. 28, 1864
Drawing "Death of General Robert E. Lee" Oct. 12, 1870
Land grant (Eastland County) to William Grayham July 19, 1872
Land grant (Robertson County) to A. Groesbeck Oct. 8, 1874
Proclamation by the presiding justice of Robertson County (encapsulated) Jan. 7, 1876
Address of Col. W.H.H. Lawrence delivered before Greenback Club, no. 280 (encapsulated) May 4, 1878
Land grant (Refugio County) to James T. McGrew June 4, 1878
Land grant (Hamilton County) to Wm. A. McGrew June 21, 1882
Map of Texas. Compliments of Sanborn and Warner ca. 1885
"A Texas Iron Industry... New Birmingham" July 7, 1888
General Physical Description note (2 copies)
Revised list of lots for sale... Cherokee Land and Iron Co. Feb. 1889
Revised list of lots for sale... Cherokee Land and Iron Co. March 1889
General Physical Description note (2 copies)
Revised list of lots for sale by the New Birmingham Iron and Land Co. Apr. 12, 1889
General Physical Description note (3 copies)
Business and Residence lots for sale by the New Birmingham Iron and Land Co. May 27, 1889
General Physical Description note (3 copies)
Revised price list of property belonging to the New Birmingham Iron and Land Co. Oct. 1, 1889
Land grant (Hardin County) to Texas and New Orleans R.R. Co. Dec. 4, 1890
Land grant of 640 acres to Martha A. Preston by J.S. Hogg Nov. 8, 1897
Advertisement "The Texas Iron Center" New Birmingham n.d.
Picture: The Presidents of the United States n.d.
Advertisement: Dr. Wilford Hall's Health Pamphlet n.d.
An address to the people of Texas by James H. Bell (in fragments) n.d.

Series VII: Newspapers

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37 1 Chicago, Illinois The Sentinel 2:13: February 26, 1880.
General Physical Description note 8pp.
1 The Sentinel 12:43: September 11, 1890.
General Physical Description note 8pp.
1 Austin: The Daily State Gazette: 6:170: 4pp. July 21, 1873.
1 Franklin: The Central Texan: 7:32: 4pp. (2 copies). July 17, 1890.
2 Calvert: The Calvert Tribune: 1:37: 4pp. January 6, 1871.
2 The Calvert Tribune: 48:11: 8pp. (14 copies+ additional pgs) June 25, 1926.
2 The Calvert Tribune: 2pp.,"Extra"; Election returns. November 12, 1872.
2 The Central Texan: 3:19: 4pp. (3 copies) October 25, 1872.
2 The Central Texan: 3:20: 2pp. November 1, 1872.
2 The Central Texan: extra: broadside. November 12, 1872.
2 The Central Texan: October 9, 1873.
2 The Vox Populi: 11:46: 2pp. August 5, 1887.
2 Texas White Ribbon: 1:12: 8pp. September 1890.
2 Dallas Morning News: 2pp.(fragment) November 6, 1887.
3 Washington, D.C.: The Sunday Star: 2pp., magazine section November 7, 1920.
3 New York: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper: 8pp., "Indiana Supplement" January 19, 1889.
3 Nashville: The Nashville American: 22:7898: 2pp. July 25, 1898.
3 Galveston: The Galveston Daily: 34:310: 4pp. January 7, 1876.
3 The Galveston Daily News: 47:181: 8pp. October 25, 1888.
3 The Galveston Tri-Weekly News: 23:157: 4pp. July 28, 1865.
3 The Galveston Weekly News: 22:20: 4pp. August 16, 1865.
3 Groesbeck, TX: Rising Sun: extra: broadside. September 12, 1878.
3 Harriman, TX: Harriman Daily Advance: 1:1: 4pp. April 8, 1890.
3 Hearne, TX: The Hearne Enterprise: 2:16: 4pp. January 20, 1876.
3 The Hearne Enterprise: 2:17: 4pp. January 27, 1876.
3 The Texas Free Press: extra: broadside. October 9, 1872.
3 The Texas Free Press: 1:11: 4pp. October 30, 1872.
3 The Texas Free Press: 1:12: 4pp. November 6, 1872.
3 The Houston Daily Post: 8:269: 2pp. November 21, 1888.
3 The Houston Daily Post: Fourteenth Year- no. 20: 6pp. April 22, 1898.
3 The Houston Daily Post: Sixteenth Year- no. 165: 2pp. September 16, 1900.
3 Houston-Post-Dispatch: features section: 4pp. June 28, 1925.
3 The Houston Tri-Weekly Telegraph: 30:174: 4pp. ca. 1865.
3 The Houston Tri-Weekly Telegraph: 30:185: 4pp. December 21, 1864.
3 The Houston Tri-Weekly Telegraph: 31:84: 4pp. September 20, 1865.
3 New Birmingham Times: 1:7: 4pp. April 6, 1889.
3 New Birmingham Times: 1:32: 2pp. September 28, 1889.
3 New Birmingham Times: 1:38: 8pp. (2 parts) November 9, 1889.
3 New Birmingham Times: 2:8: 8pp. (torn- 2 halves) April 12, 1890.
3 Rusk, TX: The Cherokee Herald: 2:1: 4pp. July 17, 1890.
3 Rusk, TX: The Standard Enterprise: 8:47: 4pp. July 16, 1890.
3 San Antonio Weekly Herald: 11:2: 2pp. August 26, 1865.
3 Richmond, VA: The Sentinel: 1:135: 2pp. August 19, 1863.
3 Woodstock, VA: The Tenth Legion: 40:38: 4pp. January 10, 1861.