University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Frederick Charles Chabot Papers, 1837-1980, 1917-1959

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Chabot, Frederick C. (Frederick Charles), b. 1891.
Title: Frederick Charles Chabot Papers
Dates: 1837-1980, 1917-1959
Abstract: Correspondence, research, bibliographies, and other research materials relating to the career of Frederick Charles Chabot (1891-1943), historian.
Extent: 2 in.
Laguage: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Frederick Charles Chabot (1891-1943) was an accomplished musician, linguist, diplomat, and historian best known for his contributions to Texas history. His most important works were published by the Yanaguana Society, a San Antonio history organization, which he helped found in 1933. He was instrumental in the restoration of La Villita and Mission San Jose in San Antonio and in 1935 supervised the Bexar County Historical Records Survey, a project sponsored by the United States Civil Works Administration.

Scope and Contents

The papers include correspondence, genealogy research, bibliographies, literary productions, reproductions of illustrations for Chabot's books, and reports, transcriptions, and translations made for the Historical Records Survey under his supervision. The
HRS material includes Bexar County Court records, San Antonio City Hall records, short histories and biographies relating to the San Antonio area, and indexes of local newspapers and other published material.


Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Materials in boxes 2L267 through 2L276 can be examined but not published.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Chabot, Frederick C. (Frederick Charles), b. 1891.
Ad-Gielspie, Robert.
Allen, Winnie.
Brackett, Oscar Bernadotte.
Crockett, Davy, 1786-1836.
Delgado, José María.
Frétellière, Auguste, 1823-1902.
Howard, George Thomas.
Jones, Enoch, 1802-1863.
McMullen, John.
Maverick, Mary Adams, 1818-1898.
Maverick, Maury, Sr.
Menchaca, A.
Meusebach, John O., 1812-1897.
Mitchell, Asa, 1795-1865.
Navarro, José Antonio, 1795-1871.
Norton, Milford Phillips, 1794-1860.
Paschal, Frank Lafitte.
Seguín, Juan Nepomuceno, 1806-1890.
Ujhazy, Tadislaws.
Waelder, Jacob.
Woolford, S. W. (Sam W.)
Bexar County (Tex.)
Castroville (Tex.)
San Antonio (Tex.)
Photograph Subjects
Navarro, José Antonio, 1795-1871.
Ruiz, Francisco.
Texas--Capital and capitol.
Texas--History--19th century.
Legal documents--Texas.
Fraternal organizations--United States.
County government--Texas.
Germans--Texas--History--19th century.
Court records--Texas.
Missions--Texas--San Antonio.
Archival surveys--Texas--San Antonio.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Frederick Charles Chabot Papers, 1837-1980, 1917-1959, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Robert W. Tissing in April 1975, and revised in January 1985 by Claire D. Maxwell.

Detailed Description of the Papers



2L267 San Jose Mission, 1935-1939
Winnie Allen, 1933-1942


Literary Productions

2L267 Anglo-American Expansion and Correspondence, 1941
A Bibliography of Texas in General and San Antonio in Particular, 1935
A Bibliography of San Antonio and Texas (2 copies), 1933
Bruen Genealogy (correspondence), 1939
2L268 Capitals and Capitols in Texas (typed and corrected manuscript and correspondence), 1942
2L269 Davy Crockett - An Unpublished Tale of the Alamo
Delgado Family Genealogy Notes
Earliest Defenders of Liberty in Texas - The Delgado and Allied Families, 1942
The Earliest Transient Anglo-American Element of San Antonio de Bexar, 1931
Early Missionary Activities in the Province of Texas, 1931
2L270 Governors of Texas, 1941
2L271 Governors of Texas
An Historical Account of Spanish Texas, 1932
Indian Notes from Smithsonian Institute
Mission San Jose, 1935
Noblesse and Americans of Royal Descent: Correspondence, 1932-1940, 1946, undated
Noblesse and Americans of Royal Descent
2L272 Noblesse and Americans of Royal Descent
2L273 Noblesse and Americans of Royal Descent
2L274 Noblesse and Americans of Royal Descent
2L275 Noblesse and Americans of Royal Descent
2L276 Ornamental Capital Letters
Our British Ancestry
The Powerful Aguayos
Some Obscure Points in Texas History
The Spanish Setting for the Founding of San Fernando de Bexar, 1731
Summary Guide to San Antonio, 1936
Texana: What to Read for Texas History, 1935


Literary Productions of Others

2L276 "Native Latin American Contribution to the Colonization and Independence of Texas", by Eugene C. Barker
"Fall of the Alamo", by Francis Antonio Ruiz
"Incidents in the Final Struggle and of Closing Scenes in the Alamo Tragedy...", [by Don Rafael Saldana]
Family Bible of Asa and Charlotte Mitchell


Civil Works Administration Project: Historical Records Survey

2L277 Correspondence, 1933-1937, undated
Project notes and memoranda
Bexar County Probate Court records [transcriptions and translations]:
Minutes, 1837-1866
Final records, 1838-1859
2L278 Bexar County Probate Court Records [transcriptions]:
Bonds and deeds, 1837-1838
Deeds, 1837
Bonds, 1848-1857
Bonds received, 1855-1882
Exhibits, 1864-1874
San Antonio City Hall records:
Journal of City Council, 1837-1884
2L279 Journal of City Council, 1884-1890
Inventory: City Clerk's office
Inventory: City Engineer's office
Inventory: steel file cases
Inventory: unbound papers
Inventory: bound books
Old Ordinance Book
Alphabetical list of city officials, 1837-1873
Roster of Mayors, 1837-1933
The Alamo
Abstract of original Spanish deeds to San Jose Mission property
The Army & Navy Courier and Index
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
Bexar County
Biographical Sketch of Capt. Robert Ad-Geilespie
A Brief History of the Southern Prison Co., & Watts Hardware Co.
Chamber of Commerce
Enoch Jones
Family Records - Church Archives of Perez
Frank L. Paschal
Auguste Fretelliere's Reminiscence of a Castro Colonist
Genealogy of the Tankersley Family in the United States
2L280 German-English School
History of the Alamo Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
How & When the Telephone Came to San Antonio
In Memory of Mrs. Mary A. Maverick & Index
Jacob Waelder
John McMullen
John O. Meusebach Papers
John O. Meusebach's "Answer to Interrogatives"
Judge Milford Phillips Norton
Life of Jose Antonio Navarro
Major George Thomas Howard
Memoirs of A. Menchaca
Odd Fellows
Original Oil Paintings: Subject & Scenes of San Antonio & Bexar County
Oscar Bernadotte Brackett
Personal Memoirs of Juan Nepomuceno Seguin & Index
The Romance of San Antonio's Water Supply
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
St. Mary's Catholic Church Archives
Sam Woolford Collection
2L281 San Antonio Board of Education
San Antonio Conservation Society
San Antonio Machine & Supply Company
San Antonio Public Service Company
Some History of Early Pioneer Days on the Cement Industry in West Texas, by C. Baumberger
Spanish Governor's Palace
Transcript of deed, Zambrano property 1841
Translations from German
The Western Union Telegraph Company
Witte Memorial Museum
Frost Woodhull Collection
Indexes: Newspapers
Evening Light ( Daily Light, San Antonio Light)
Freie Presse für Texas
La Prensa, San Antonio
San Antonio Evening News
San Antonio Express
2L282 Indexes: Published Materials
Encyclopedia - History of San Antonio
E. E. Bailey's Who's Who in Texas
D. W. C. Baker's A Texas Scrapbook
C. M. Barnes' Combats and Conquests of Immortal Heros, Sung in Song and Told in Story
J. de Cordova's Texas, Her Resources and Her Public Men
W. Corner's San Antonio de Bexar, A Guide and History
M. B. Fenwick's Who's Who Among the Women of San Antonio and Southwest Texas
D. V. Filisola's Memorias para la historia de Tejas
G. P. Garrison's Texas: A Contest of Civilizations
S. Gould's The Alamo City Guide
W. Kennedy's Texas: The Rise, Progress, and Prospects of the Republic of Texas
P. Newcomb's The Alamo City
P. F. Parisot's The Reminiscences of a Texas Missionary
J. M. Rodriguez's Rodriguez Memoirs of Early Texas
R. Sturmberg's History of San Antonio and of the Early Days in Texas
S. J. Wright's San Antonio de Bexar, Historical Traditional Legendary
Yanaguana Society
Newspaper transcripts
2L283 Newspaper transcripts
3S111 Photographs used in Chabot's publications
3S167 Diplomatic passport
Map of Mission San Juan
Genealogical chart (Thornton family)
Genealogical chart (Rockefeller family)
2.116/OD1220 Genealogical chart of Lafayette's family
OD1273 Genealogical chart of Comte de Cossé-Brissac