Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

Albert Kresse Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC137

Collection Summary

Creator: Kresse, Albert, 1886-1961
Title: Albert Kresse papers
Dates: 1863-1950
Dates: (Bulk: 1863-1864)
Abstract: This small collection primarily relates to author Charles Sealsfield.
Identification: MC137
Quantity: 12 items
Language: Materials are in English and German.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

Albert Kresse of Stuttgart, Germany, was born in 1886 and died in 1961. Kresse is a noted bibliographer of author Charles Sealsfield (1793-1864) born as Karl Postl. Sealsfield wrote about North America and Europe and is believed to have traveled through Texas during the 1820s.

Scope and Content Note

This collection is comprised of printed materials (8) and photographs(4), primarily relating to Charles Sealsfield. The printed materials include German postcards of Charles Sealsfield, a lithograph of Karl Postl/Sealsfield and a biography of Charles Sealsfield written by Albert Kresse. Also included is the engraving Galveston in Texas printed in Germany. The photographs series contains reproductions of two portraits of Charles Sealsfield, one by C. Rust in 1863 and the other taken in 1864. A photograph of a monument to Charles Sealsfield is included. There is a photograph of a print of Andrew Jackson noted as the last likeness of him.


Organized into two 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

Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Kresse, Albert, 1886-1961
Sealsfield, Charles, 1793-1864
Galveston (Tex.)

Administrative Information


[Identification of Item], Albert Kresse Papers, MC137, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.


Gift of Albert Kresse, July 9, 1953-December 6, 1954.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa Lomas, 2011.


"Postl, Carl Anton" The Handbook of Texas Online.


box folder
155.5 1 Printed Materials 1864-1897, undated

box folder
155.5 2 Photographs undated