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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Papers

Photographs

Pictorial Index

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Adina Emilia De Zavala Papers, 1766 (1831-1955)



Descriptive Summary

Creator: De Zavala, Adina, 1861-1955
Title: Adina Emilia De Zavala papers
Dates: 1776, (1831-1955)
Abstract: Papers include a variety of documentation belonging to the founder of the De Zavala Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, historical preservation activities and personal papers of the De Zavala family.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00218
Extent: 33.5 linear feet (manuscript, typescript, printed, pictorial, cartographic, photographic.)
Language: English , Undetermined .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Adina Emilia De Zavala was instrumental in preserving many of Texas' historical landmarks and documenting her family's experiences in the Republic of Texas.

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Scope and Contents

Papers concern the activities of De Zavala (1861-1955) as a founder of the De Zavala Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (1893) and its efforts to preserve and administer the Alamo; as a founder of the Texas Historical and Landmarks Association (1912) and its preservation activities for historic sites in Texas, particularly San Antonio's Spanish Governors' Palace and the Spanish missions; as a charter member and officer of the Texas Historical Association; as a member of the Texas Historical Board and the Texas Centennial Committee; as collector and writer of Texana; and as a devout Roman Catholic. Collection also contains papers relating to members of the De Zavala family and their property, particularly to Adina's brother Augustine and his military service in the Spanish-American War; a diary of Rev. Edmond John Peter Schmidt; land titles record books for Bexar County, 1875-1882; and correspondence registry for military posts in Texas (1852, 1860-1861). Materials include correspondence, literary productions, speeches, research notes, page proofs, account and record books, financial and legal documents, newspaper clippings, plats and maps, scrapbooks, photographs, and lithographic prints.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

For preservation concerns, an original diary is restricted. A photocopy is provided for patron use.

Access to glass plate negatives requires an appointment; contact repository for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Ables, Robert Luther
Aldrich, Armistead Albert, 1858-1945
Asbury, Samuel E. (Samuel Erson), 1872-1962
Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836
Blake, Robert Bruce, 1877-1955
Bliss, Don Alfonso
Bowie, James
Brewton, Jonathan B.
Briscoe, Andrew, 1810-1849
Bryan, Guy M. (Guy Morrison), 1821-1901
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917
Cabet, Etienne
Candalaria, Andrea Castanon
Coppini, Pompeo, 1870-1957
Crockett, David
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889.
De Zavala, Adina, 1861-1955
De Zavala, Augustine, Jr.
De Zavala, Emily West
De Zavala, Julia Tyrrell
De Zavala, Lorenzo, Jr.
De Zavala, Manuel Lorenzo Justiniano
De Zavala, Mary Katherine
Dickenson, Suzanna Wilkinson
Driscoll, Clara, 1881-1945
Dubuis, Claude-Marie
Edwards, Haden, 1771-1849
Elgin, John Edward
Elliott, Eleanor Connally
Esparza, Enrique
Farley, James A.
Gray, Abby Jane Avery
Greer, Mary Autry
Henderson, James Pinckney, 1808-1858
Hidalgo y Costilla, Miguel
Horton, Alexander, 1810-1894
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863.
Iturbide, Agustín de, 1783-1824
Johnson, Francis White
Jones, Mary Smith McCrory, 1819-1907
Keralum, Pierre Yves[?]
Laing, Robert
Ledbetter, Lena Dancy, 1850-1936
Lindheimer, Ferdinand Jacob
Looscan, Adele B., 1848-1935
Lubbock, Francis Richard, 1815-1905
MacLeary, Bonnie
Margil de Jesus, Antonio
Maximilian
Mier y Teran, Manuel de
Milam, Benjamin Rush, 1788-1835
Owen, Robert
Pollard, Amos
Rainey, Frank, 1836-1914
Roberts, Ingham S.
Roberts, Oran Milo, 1815-1898
Rusk, Thomas J. (Thomas Jefferson), 1803-1857
Santa Anna, Antonio López ˜deœ 1794-1876
Schmidt, Edmond John Peter
Sinks, Julia Lee, 1817-1904
Smith, Erastus, 1787-1837
Smith, Henry
Solms-Braunfels, Carl, Prinz zu, 1812-1875
Sterne, Adolphus, 1801-1852
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930
Troutman, Johanna
Twohig, John, 1806-1891
Valentino, Rudolph
Willrich, Olivia
Wolters, Jacob F., 1871-1935
Family Names
De Zavala (Family)
Tyrell (Family)
Corporate Names
Baylor Female College
Catholic Church.
Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Menger Hotel (San Antonio, Tex.)
Mission Concepción (San Antonio, Tex.)
Mission Espíritu Santo (Goliad County, Tex.)
Mission San Francisco de la Espada (San Antonio, Tex.)
Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo (San Antonio, Tex.)
Mission San Juan Capistrano (San Antonio, Tex.)
Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria Mission
Perote Prison (Mexico)
San Fernando Cathedral (San Antonio, Tex.)
San Saba de la Santa Cruz Mission
Santa Rita Oil Well
Sons of the Republic of Texas
Spanish Governor's Palace (San Antonio, Tex.)
Texas Folklore Society
Texas Historical and Landmarks Association
Texas State historical association
Texas. Legislature. Senate
United States. Army. Infantry. First Texas Volunteers
United States. War Department
Ursuline Academy (Galveston, Tex.)
Subjects
Autonomy
Capitols
Cemeteries
Children
Church buildings
Clergy
Historic buildings
Historical markers
Memorials
Military bases
Missions
Parks
Public buildings
Publishers and publishing
Revolution (Texas : 1835-1836)
Rivers
Schools
Siege of Alamo (San Antonio, Texas : 1836)
Spanish-American War (1898)
Street life
Teaching
Veterans
Women
World War (1914-1918)
Places
Alamo
Austin
Big Lake
Boerne
California
Chicago
Contraband Trace
Crockett
Cuba
Florida
Fort Anahuac
Fort Teran
Fredericksburg
Graytown
Havana
Houston
Illinois
Indiana
La Grange
Los Angeles
Louisiana
Mexico
Mexico City
Miami
Nacogdoches
Natchitoches
New Albany
New Orleans
San Antonio
San Antonio River
San Augustine
San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Park
San Marcos River
Shavano
Texas
Trinity River
Vincennes
Washington
Zacatecas City
Document Types
Cartes de visite
Diaries
Furniture
Sculpture

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Adina Emilia De Zavala Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Papers

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2M127 [SRH1230009852] Correspondence, 1868-1909
Letters of Lorenzo De Zavala, Jr., 1869-1900
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2M128 [SRH1230009853] Correspondence, 1900-1909
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2M129 [SRH1230009854] Correspondence, 1900-1909
Papers concerning descendents of Gregorio Esparza
"The Work of Adina De Zavala," a thesis by Robert L. Ables, 1955
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2M130 [SRH1230009855] Correspondence, 1900-1909
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2M131 [SRH1230009856] Correspondence, 1910-1919
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2M132 [SRH1230009857] Correspondence, 1920-1939
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2M133 [SRH1230009858] Correspondence, 1940-1949
Bulletins
Letter fragments
Letters from J. J. Callan concerning San Saba mission, 1901
J. B. Howe letter, 1917
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2M134 [SRH1230009859] Letters and papers, 1900-1940
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2M135 [SRH1230009860] Letters and papers, 1900-1940
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2M136 [SRH1230009861] Letters and papers, 1900-1949
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2M137 [SRH1230009862] Letters and papers, 1900-1952
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2M138 [SRH1230009863] Research materials, 1831-1880
Letters, 1878-1903
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2M139 [SRH1230009864] Letters, 1904-1909
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2M140 [SRH1230009865] Letters, 1910-1921
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2M141 [SRH1230009866] Letters, 1922-1927
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2M142 [SRH1230009883] Letters, 1928-1929
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2M143 [SRH1230009884] Letters, 1930
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2M144 [SRH1230009885] Letters, 1931-1932
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2M145 [SRH1230009886] Letters, 1932-1934
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2M146 [SRH1230009887] Letters, 1934-1935
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2M147 [SRH1230009888] Letters, 1935-1936
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2M148 [SRH1230009889] Letters, 1936
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2M149 [SRH1230009890] Letters, 1936-1938
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2M150 [SRH1230009891] Letters, 1938-1940
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2M151 [SRH1230009892] Letters, 1940-1941
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2M152 [SRH1230009893] Letters, 1941-1943
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2M153 [SRH1230009894] Letters, 1943-1945
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2M154 [SRH1230009895] Letters, 1945-1947
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2M155 [SRH1230009896] Letters, 1947-1948
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2M156 [SRH1230009897] Letters, 1948-1949
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2M157 [SRH1230009898] Letters, 1949-1950
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2M158 [SRH1230009899] Letters, 1951-1953
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2M159 [SRH1230009900] Letters, 1953-1954, undated
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2M160 [SRH1230009901] Letters, undated
Correspondence re: Julia D. Welder - Clop A. Miles dispute, 1936-1948
Letters of Peggy Brown, 1892-1897
Papers of Augustine De Zavala, Jr., 1867-1952
Papers of Thomas J. De Zavala, 1921-1937
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2M161 [SRH1230009902] Notebooks from Ursuline Academy, 1875-1887, undated
Teaching roster, undated
Legal and family papers, 1885-1944
Miscellany
Records
Texas Historical and Landmarks Association, 1917-1935
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2M162 [SRH1230009903] Texas Historical and Landmarks Association, 1930-1951, undated
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2M163 [SRH1230009904] Texas Historical and Landmarks Association, undated
Daughters and Sons of the Heroes and Pioneers of the Republic of Texas and Sons of the Republic of Texas, undated
Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1891-1912
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2M164 [SRH1230009905] Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1891-1937, undated
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2M165 [SRH1230009906] Literary productions and speeches, 1900-1936
Diary of voyage to Mediterranean, 1923
Texas Centennial, 1936
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2M166 [SRH1230009907] Literary productions and speeches, undated
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2M167 [SRH1230009908] Literary productions and speeches, undated
Typescript of Mary Autry Greer's History of Texas , 1893
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2M168 [SRH1230009909] Literary productions and speeches, undated
Diary of journey to Texas, by Robert Laing (typescript), 1839-1841
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2M169 [SRH1230009910] Poems, undated
Notes, undated
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2M170 [SRH1230009911] Notes, undated
Page proofs, undated
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2M171 [SRH1230009912] Notes, undated
Record books, 1905, 1919-1920
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2M172 [SRH1230009913] Notes, undated
Memorandum books, 1888-1948
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2M173 [SRH1230009914] Notes, undated
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2M174 [SRH1230009915] Notes, undated
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2M175 [SRH1230009916] Notes, undated
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2M176 [SRH1230009917] Notes, undated
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2M177 [SRH1230009918] Notes, undated
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2M178 [SRH1230009919] Notes, undated
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2M179 [SRH1230009920] Notes, undated
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2M180 [SRH1230009921] Notes, undated
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2M181 [SRH1230009922] Notes, undated
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2M182 [SRH1230009923] Bank books, check stubs, and cancelled checks, 1897-1949
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2M183 [SRH1230009924] Bank books, check stubs, and cancelled checks, 1897-1949
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2M184 [SRH1230010518] Correspondence, 1934-1939
Treasurer's papers of Texas Historical and Landmarks Association, 1928-1938, 1943
Newsclippings
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2M185 [SRH1230010519] Texas Historical and Landmarks Association, minutes and clippings, 1904-1949
Miscellaneous correspondence and notes
Scrapbook
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2M186 [SRH1230010520] Miscellaneous correspondence and notes, 1879-1953
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2M187 [SRH1230010521] Scrapbook and scrapbook materials - see Separation Sheet
High school journal, Terrell, Texas, 1885
Record books
Printed signatures
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2M188 [SRH1230010522] Clippings, 1861-1937
Notebooks, 1887, undated
Autograph book, 1893-1897
Minutes, roll, and record book of the De Zavala Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1893-1903
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2M216 [SRH1230010550] Diary [originals], November 1892-June 1893
Conditions Governing Access
For preservation concerns, the original diary is restricted. Photocopies are provided for patron use.
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2M189 [SRH1230010523] Diary [photocopies], November 1892 - June 1893
Historical notes, letters, clippings, re: Alamo and Governors' Palace; Rev. Edmond John Peter Schmidt Papers, 1900-1916, 1892-1901
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2M190 [SRH1230010524] A History of the Alamo and other missions, manuscript draft, undated
Historical notes and clippings, 1890-1926
Minutes of De Zavala chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1905-1906
Sketch of David G. Burnet by J. M. Muth, undated
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2M191 [SRH1230010525] Historical notes, letters, clippings, 1885-1924
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2N129 [SRH1230010259] Masonic certificate, 1849
Letters to Adina De Zavala, 1907-1950
Records concerning Texas Historical and Landmarks Association, 1950
Texas Centennial
Notes and clippings, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Records
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2N130 [SRH1230010260] Literary productions by Samuel Asbury, undated
Literary productions by Robert B. Blake about Nacogdoches and Jasper, Texas, and Antonio Gil Y'Barbo, 1935
Research notes and literary productions by De Zavala, undated
Literary productions, miscellaneous
Printed material re: Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1911-1937
Printed material, miscellaneous, 1887, 1936
Typescripts re: Women's work in World War I
"Copy of manuscript of gift of an urn found at Aranama mission---left by Mr. Clairborne, 1893"
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2N131 [SRH1230010261] Account book/diary, 1915-1929
Membership record books for Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and for Texas Historical and Landmarks Association, 1893-1909, 1950, 1917-1949
Financial records, 1903-1931
Memorandum book, undated
Photostat of enlistment roll, Nacogdoches, January 14, 1836
Record book, notes of land deeds, 1878-1881
Miscellany
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2N132 [SRH1230010262] Literary productions, 1896-1936, undated
Business and legal papers, 1881-1936
Newsclippings, 1905-1943
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2N133 [SRH1230010263] Literary productions, 1947-1950, undated
Receipts, 1909-1950
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2N134 [SRH1230010264] Papers concerning the De Zavala property, 1891-1945
Correspondence, 1891-1936
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2N135 [SRH1230010265] Business record book kept by Florence De Zavala, 1883-1884
Literary productions, undated
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2N136 [SRH1230010266] Letters, 1892-1948
Miscellaneous
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2N137 [SRH1230010267] Historical notes and literary productions
Roll of veterans of Texas Revolution, 1885-1888
Letters, including letters from John Henry Brown, 1885-1936, 1889
Blank forms, 1890s, undated
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2N138 [SRH1230010814] Historical notes and literary productions
Letters
Scrapbook and scrapbook materials, 1874, 1900-1912
De Zavala property letters, 1934, undated
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2N139 [SRH1230010815] Historical notes and literary productions
Letters, 1912-1946
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2N140 [SRH1230010816] Ledger, 1857-1888
Diary [little girl's diary?], 1889-1892
Land register copy book, 1880-1882
Payment and death registry, 1888-1892
"Class book, 7th year grade, Mrs. R.F. Fluorney, teacher, High School, San Antonio, Texas" , undated
Account book, / Notes, 1881-1882, undated
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2N141 [SRH1230010817] Land registry copy books (3), 1880-1883
Checks and receipts
Notes and literary productions, undated
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2N142 [SRH1230010818] Rev. Edmond J. P. Schmidt Papers
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2N143 [SRH1230010819] Abstracts of titles to land; Historical notes; Literary production
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4N8p Land title transfer record book, Bexar County, 1875-1880
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4L360 U.S. Department of War, Department of Texas, San Antonio, Register of letters received, 1860-1861
Memoranda of letters received from post on Llano and from Fort Terrell, 1852
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4L361 Scrapbook and newsclippings, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Principal's register of students, School V, 1900-1908, 1887-1888

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Photographs

Photograph Scope and Contents
Images relate to De Zavala's work as a founder and member of the De Zavala Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and of the Texas Historical and Landmarks Association. Included are many historical sites, such as the Alamo, the Spanish Governors' Palace, and various Texas missions. Also contains portraits of many famous Texans and photographs of their graves, portraits of De Zavala family members, and images of De Zavala's travels in Texas and Mexico.
Arrangement
Arrangement is by type of material and by persons and places:
45 mounted and unmounted albumen prints
53 cartes de visite
58 cabinet cards
7 tintypes
9 cyanotypes
1750 collodion and gelatin silver prints (apx.)
109 glass negatives [RESTRICTED]
630 film negatives (apx.). [RESTRICTED]
365 postcards
200 photomechanical reproductions (apx.)
43 drawings
5 photograph albums
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3Y25 [SRH1230028300] De Zavala Family
Adina De Zavala: Portraits, with family and friends, at historic sites, school classes
Other family members
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3Y26 [SRH1230028301] De Zavala Family
Other family members
Family homes
Cemeteries and graves
De Zavala V. Johnson property case
Other persons
Adams, Charles Proctor - Engle, George M.
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3Y28 [SRH1230028303] Other persons
Esparza, Enrique - Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez de
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3Y29 [SRH1230028302] Other persons
Santa Claus - Woollett, Florence V.
Groups
Unidentified persons
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3Y30 [SRH1230028304] Places - Texas
Anahuac - Sabine River
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3Y50 [SRH1230028327] Places - Texas
San Antonio
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3Y51 [SRH1230028328] Places - Texas
San Antonio - Washington-on-the-Brazos
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3Y52 [SRH1230028330] Places
Other United States
Mexico
Cuba
Europe
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3Y53 [SRH1230028329] Unidentified places
Miscellaneous images
Flags, furniture, bells, animals, other
Movie stills - "Heroes of the Alamo"
Drawinqs by Rev. Edmond John Peter Schmidt and others
Photomechanical reproductions
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3Y54 [SRH1230028332] Photograph album
Scenes of New Albany and Vincennes, Indiana
San Antonio buildings and missions
White Gables Sanitarium, Boerne, Texas
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3Y55 [SRH1230028331] Photograph album, circa 1898
Photomechanical reproductions of prominent Mexicans in history and of Mexican city scenes
Photographs of scenes in Mexico
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3Y56 [SRH1230028334] Photograph album
De Zavala Family members and friends
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3Y57 [SRH1230028335] Negatives (film)
Conditions Governing Access
RESTRICTED
Persons, places, miscellaneous subjects and unidentified
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3Y58 [SRH1230028336] Negatives (glass)
Conditions Governing Access
RESTRICTED
Persons, places, miscellaneous subjects and unidentified
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3Y59 [SRH1230028337] Negatives (film, 8 X 10)
Conditions Governing Access
RESTRICTED
Adina De Zavala at historic site
De Zavala Family homes
Groups
San Antonio River scenes
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3Y60 [SRH1230028338] Negatives (glass, 8 X 10)
Conditions Governing Access
RESTRICTED
De Zavala Family members
San Antonio scenes
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3Y61 [SRH1230028339] Negatives (glass, 8 X 10)
Conditions Governing Access
RESTRICTED
Other places and unidentified
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3S119c [SRH1230029324] Postcards
Texas, Louisiana, California, Florida, other United States
Mexico
Europe
Miscellaneous
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3S121a [SRH1230029467] Oversize postcards
Texas
Tournament of Roses Parade, 1939
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3S163 [SRH1230029575] Oversize photographs
Drawing of a mission by Rolla S. Taylor, 1918
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3S200b [SRH1230022848] Oversize photographs
De Zavala Family members
Lithographic prints
Drawing by N. M. Wilcox of house where Texas Declaration of Independence was signed
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3S216 [SRH1230022781] Oversize photographs
Photograph albums of De Zavala Family members and friends, and unidentified persons

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3Y54 [SRH1230028332] Pictorial Index
PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM
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3Y56 [SRH1230028334] PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM
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3S216 [SRH1230022781] PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM, De Zavala family
PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM, De Zavala Family

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