Texas Archival Resources Online

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

William S. Glass Papers, 1852-1871

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the William S. Glass Papers, 1852-1871



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Glass, William S., 1820-1898
Title: William S. Glass Papers
Dates: 1852-1871
Creator Abstract: A resident of Victoria, Texas, William S. Glass (1820-1898) was a lawyer and a receiver for the Confederate government during the Civil War.
Content Abstract: The collection contains correspondence, financial documents, and legal documents, most related to William S. Glass's position as Receiver for the Confederate States of America District Court for the Western District of Texas.
Identification: Col 891
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Biographical Note

A native of Tennessee, William S. Glass came to Texas about 1845. He became a resident of Victoria, where he remained the rest of his life. A lawyer, Glass served on the town’s first school committee. He was appointed a receiver for the Confederate government during the Civil War, in charge of the disposal of confiscated property.

Return to the Table of Contents


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains correspondence, financial documents, and legal documents, most related to William S. Glass's position as Receiver for the Confederate States of America District Court for the Western District of Texas. Items refer to the collection of taxes and other debts by the court. Most of the pre- and post-Civil War material is related to a particular property transaction. A letter from Thomas J. Devine discusses his potential candidacy for governor of Texas. Other names represented in the papers include J.H. McClanahan and F. Scranton.

The provenance of the papers is unknown; some items are photocopies, apparently added to the papers from another source.

Return to the Table of Contents


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

No restrictions. The collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Please be advised that the library does not hold the copyright to most of the material in its archival collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure those rights when needed. Permission to reproduce does not constitute permission to publish. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright, literary property rights, and libel.

Return to the Table of Contents


Index Terms

Personal Names
Glass, William S., 1820-1892.
Devine, Thomas J. (Thomas Jefferson), 1820-1890.
McClanahan, John H., d. 1868.
Scranton, F.
Organizations
Confederate States of America. Western District of Texas.
Confederate States of America--Officials and employees--Texas.
Subjects
Lawyers--Texas--Victoria.
Locations
Texas--History---Civil War, 1861-1865--Sources.
Victoria (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Genres/Formats
Personal papers.
Correspondence.
Receipts.

Return to the Table of Contents


Related Material

William S. Glass Financial Papers, 1852-1867, MS 322, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Return to the Table of Contents


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William S. Glass Papers, 1852-1871, Col 891, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

The donor of the collection and the date of acquisition are unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker, 1992.

Finding aid edited and encoded by Caitlin Donnelly, 2010 August.

Return to the Table of Contents


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

William S. Glass Papers, 1852-1871

The materials are arranged chronologically.
Box Folder
1 1 Letter: Peter MacGreal to F. Scranton, 1852 April 27.
2 Letter: James Knight to F. Scranton, 1852 May 23.
3 Letter: Parker and Miller, Gonzales, Texas, to William S. Glass, Victoria, Texas, 1860 June 12.
4 Letter: J.H. McClanahan, Victoria, Texas, to F.B. Scranton, Houston, Texas, 1861 March 18.
5 Receipt: San Antonio and Mexican Gulf Railroad to William S. Glass, Receiver, for freight, 1862 March 12.
6 Receipt: C.L. Thurmond to William S. Glass, Receiver, for commission [photocopy], 1862 May 13.
7 Ledger pages: William S. Glass, Receiver, list of costs in various cases [photocopies], 1862 June 28.
8 Receipt: C.H. Randolph, Austin, Texas, to William S. Glass, Receiver, for deposit of Confederate Treasury Notes, 1862 June 30.
9 Receipt and account statement: C.C. Howerton to William S. Glass, Receiver, for commission [photocopy], 1862 July 19.
10 Receipt: George W.G. Browne to William S. Glass, for clerk's fees [photocopy], 1862 August 25.
11 Decree and receipt: Holts and Finlay to William S. Glass, Receiver, for payment of decree, 1862 August 28.
12 Receipt: C.L. Thurmond, Assessor and Collector, Victoria County, Texas, to E. Gregory, by William S. Glass, Receiver, for corporation taxes, 1862 September 15.
13 Receipt: C.L. Thurmond, Assessor and Collector, Victoria County, Texas, to E. Gregory, by William S. Glass, Receiver, for state and county taxes, 1862 September 15.
14 Receipt: C.L. Thurmond, Assessor and Collector, Victoria County, Texas, to Louisa Jones, by William S. Glass, Receiver, for state and county taxes, 1862 September 15.
15 Receipt: C.L. Thurmond, Assessor and Collector, Victoria County, Texas, to W.C. Squire, by William S. Glass, Receiver, for state and county taxes, 1862 September 15.
16 Receipt: C.L. Thurmond, Assessor and Collector, Victoria County, Texas, to I.D. Vinnedge, by William S. Glass, Receiver, for corporation taxes, 1862 September 15.
17 Receipts: W.W. Dunlap, War Tax Collector, District No. 60, Goliad, Texas, to William S. Glass, Receiver, for Confederate war taxes [photocopies], 1862 September 20.
18 Receipt: C.L. Thurmond, Assessor and Collector, Victoria County, Texas, to William S. Glass, Receiver, for collections on sequestered property, 1862 December 29.
19 Account statement and receipt: C.L. Thurmond, Assessor and Collector, Victoria County, Texas, to William S. Glass, Receiver, for collections [photocopies], circa 1862.
20 Receipt: Baughm [?] and Walker to William S. Glass, Receiver, for freight and storage [photocopy], circa 1862.
21 Receipt: Heyck and Helferich to William S. Glass, Receiver, for payment of claim, 1863 February 7.
22 Receipt and account statement: C.C. Howerton to William S. Glass, Receiver, for commission [photocopy], 1863 June 1.
23 Loan certificate: Charles Russell, Chief Quartermaster, First Division of Texas, C.S.A., Fort Brown, Texas, to L. Stern and Co., for cotton [photocopy], 1863 September 4.
24 Receipt and decree: Holts and Finlay to William S. Glass, Receiver, for payment of decree, 1863.
25 Letter: Joel S. Miles, Yorktown, Texas, to William S. Glass, 1864 May 8.
26 Letter: C.C. Howerton, Seguin, Texas, to William S. Glass, Bastrop, Texas, 1864 May 19.
27 Letter: Nat T. Gaines, Victoria, Texas, to William S. Glass, Austin, Texas, 1864 May 22.
28 Receipt: George W. Palmer, Depositary, to William S. Glass, Receiver, for deposit of treasury notes, 1864 September 12.
29 Receipt: Keyser House, Gonzales, Texas, to William S. Glass, Receiver, for lodging [photocopy], 1864 October 4.
30 Receipt: W.W. Devine, Sheriff, Victoria County, Texas, to William S. Glass, Receiver, for proceeds of sale [photocopy], 1864 November 22.
31 Receipt: D.M. Stapp, Depositary, Victoria, Texas, to William S. Glass, Receiver, for deposit of treasury notes [photocopy], 1864 December 31.
32 Letter: Thomas J. Devine, San Antonio, Texas, to William S. Glass, 1865 May 22.
33 Receipt: D.M. Stapp, Depositary, Victoria, Texas, to William S. Glass, Receiver, for treasury notes [photocopy], 1865 May 23.
34 Discharge certificate: Elijah A. Norvell, Fifth Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry Volunteers, U.S. Army [photocopy], 1865 June 25.
35 Ledger pages: William S. Glass, Receiver, list of costs [photocopies], circa 1865.
36 Letter: J.H. McClanahan, Victoria, Texas, to F. Scranton, Houston, Texas, 1866 February 2.
37 Letter: James Emison, Mission Valley, Texas, to J.H. McClanahan, 1866 June 25.
38 Letter: J.H. McClanahan, Victoria, Texas, to F. Scranton, Houston, Texas, 1866 June 27.
39 Letter: J.H. McClanahan, Victoria, Texas, to F. Scranton, Houston, Texas, 1866 October 17.
40 Letter: J.H. McClanahan, Victoria, Texas, to F. Scranton, Houston, Texas, with enclosed receipt, 1866 October 17.
41 Letter: J.H. McClanahan, Victoria, Texas, to F. Scranton, Houston, Texas, 1866 October 19.
42 Promissory note: A. McDonald to F. Scranton, 186[6?] November 16.
43 Oath of Identity: Elijah A. Norville [photocopy], 1866 December 4.
44 Instructions: F. Scranton, regarding sale of property, circa 1866.
45 Letter: J.H. McClanahan, Victoria, Texas, to F. Scranton, Houston, Texas, 1867 April 16.
46 Letter: J.H. McClanahan, Victoria, Texas, to F. Scranton, Houston, Texas, 1867 November 29.
47 Letter: J.H. Catlin, Travis, Texas, to Glass and Callender, Victoria, Texas, 1870 December 3.
48 Letter: J.H. Catlin, Travis, Austin County, Texas, to Glass and Callender, Victoria, Texas, 1871 March 22.
49 Business card: Glass and Callender, undated.

Return to the Table of Contents