Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

A. W. Griffen Collection

Manuscript Collection: MC022

Collection Summary

Creator: Griffen, A. W., collector
Title: A. W. Griffen collection
Dates: 1838-1883
Abstract: This small collection of Texana ranges from 1838 to 1883.
Identification: MC022
OCLC Record No.: 47108194
Quantity: 14 items
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, legal documents, printed materials, and a poem (1838-1883) comprise this collection of Texana accumulated by A. W. Griffen and donated to the San Jacinto Museum of History in January of 1941.

A calendar of the A. W. Griffen Collection is available in the Herzstein Library


Organized into four series; arrangement is chronological.


Restrictions on Access


Terms Governing Use

Open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jacinto Museum of History. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Jacinto Museum of History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Index Terms

Davis, M. H.
Mooney, C. E.
Oldham, William, 1798-1868
Corsicana Street Railway Company
Land tenure--Texas
Marriage records--Texas--Navarro County
Navarro County (Tex.)
Robertson County (Tex.)

Administrative Information


[Identification of Item], A. W. Griffen Collection, MC022, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.


Gift of A. W. Griffen, 1941.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Canby Jackson, 2001.




box folder
20.4 1 J. L. McCrackin to Major Oldham 1843 August 24


box folder
20.4 2 Certification 1838 March 24
3 Deed 1868 August 1
4 Land Grants 1845, 1860, 1871
5 Marriage Bonds 1849, 1852
6 Marriage Licenses 1850, 1883

Printed Materials

box folder
20.4 7 Broadside, Certificate 1870, 1883

Creative Works

box folder
20.4 8 Poem: "Old Mrs. Spruce / For her own use..." undated: 19th century