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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Olivarri Family Papers, 1856-1962

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Olivarri Family Papers, 1856-1962



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Olivarri Family
Title: Olivarri Family Papers
Dates: 1856-1962
Creator Abstract: A member of a family established in San Antonio in the 1700s, Placido Olivarri (1815-1894) was noted for his service to the Texan cause in 1835-1836, when he acted as a scout for Sam Houston and the Texan army. Placido Olivarri and his wife, Micaela Jimenes, were the parents of fourteen children. Family members owned city and ranch property and were involved in a numerous property transactions.
Content Abstract: The collection contains financial documents, legal documents, notes, printed material, letters, and biographical material related to several individuals, notably Placido Olivarri and his wife, Micaela Jimenes de Olivarri.
Identification: Col 5387
Extent: 0.4 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 member of a family established in San Antonio in the 1700s, Placido Olivarri (1815-1894) was noted for his service to the Texan cause in 1835-1836, when he acted as a scout for Sam Houston and the Texan army. Placido Olivarri and his wife, Micaela Jimenes, were the parents of fourteen children. Family members owned city and ranch property and were involved in a numerous property transactions.

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Scope and Content Note

Financial documents, legal documents, notes, printed material, letters, and biographical material are part of the Olivarri family papers. Several individuals are documented, notably Placido Olivarri (1815-1894) and his wife Micaela Jimenes de Olivarri (1844-1917).

Financial records include three small notebooks containing financial notations dating from 1869-1883. Four brief balance sheets record income and expenses of Micaela J. Olivarri over several years. Receipts are miscellaneous and show family members’ association with organizations such as Sociedad Mutualista Mexicana and Sociedad de la Union.

Legal documents include a number of deeds recording the San Antonio property transactions of several individuals. Other documents also refer to property matters, including a lease, release of lien, survey notes, and photocopies of a number of letters and documents related to litigation over land in Starr County, Texas.

A photocopy of an incomplete biographical sketch of Placido Olivarri was apparently written by one of his sons. A few later items, including a broadside, calling card, and invitation are associated with Lita Olivarri Kern.

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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.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Olivarri family.
Olivarri, Placido, 1815-1894.
Olivarri, Micaela J., 1844-1917.
Kern, Lita Olivarri.
Organizations
Sociedad Mutualista Mexicana (San Antonio, Tex.)
Sociedad de la Union (San Antonio, Tex.)
Subjects
Land titles--Registration and transfer--Texas--San Antonio.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Starr County (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Genres/Formats
Family papers.
Account books.
Contracts.
Deeds.
Legal documents.
Property records.
Receipts (financial records).

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Olivarri Family Papers, 1856-1962, Col 5387, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lita Olivarri Kern, 1979 July.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker, 1997 September.

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

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Olivarri Family Papers, 1856-1962

Box Folder
1 Account books, 1869-1891
1 1869-1874
2 1882-1883
3 1885-1891
4 Balance sheets: Micaela J. Olivarri, 4 items, 1898-1909.
Receipts, 1872-1916
5 Tax receipts, Bexar County, San Antonio, 2 items, 1872 and 1916.
6 Estate of Nat Lewis, 2 items, 1874 May 1.
7 Sociedad Mutualista Mexicana to Placido Olivarri, 2 items, 1891.
8 Loyal Americans of the Republic to Ignacio Olivarri, 1913 February 28.
9 Sociedad de la Union to Ygnacio Olivarri, 1913 March 1.
Court costs, 1887-1918
10 Hord v. Dignowity, 1887 June 23.
11 Probate fee bill, estate of Plasido Olivarri, 1895 October 7.
12 Estate of Micaela J. de Olivarri, 1918 January 29.
Wills, 1861 and 1877
13 Juana Padillo y Olivarri [certified copy with attachments], 1861 February 7.
14 Micaela Ximenes de Olivarri, 1877 March 12.
Contracts and agreements, 1873-1906
15 A. Earhart and Placido Olivarri, 1873 August 25.
16 M. J. Olivarri and Axel Meerscheidt, 1895.
17 John Frey and M. J. Olivarri, 1906.
Deeds, 1856-1895
18 Severo Vara to Tiburcio Musquiz, 1856 February 4.
19 Melchor Leal to Jose Angel Leal, 1857 January 22.
20 Jose Angel Leal to Paula Cantu y Torres, 1858 July 10.
21 Paula Cantu y Torres and Angel Torres to Pilar Farias y Treviño, 1858 November 25.
22 Lorenzo Treviño and Pilar Farias y Treviño to Placido Olivarri, 1859 October 31.
23 Mariquita Sanchez y Ximenes to Macaila Ximenes y Olivare, 1874 January 23.
24 Claudio Ximenez, Fabian Ximenez, Francisco Ximenez, Fernanda Ortiz y Ximenes, Matilda Herrera de Ximenes and Maria Sanchez de Ximenes to Miquela Ximenez de Olivarri, 1874 January 23.
25 Tiburcio Musquiz and Encarnación Soliz de Musquiz to Macaila Ximenes y Olivarri, 1874 May 20.
26 Francisco Galan and Pamposa C. Galan to Micaila Ximenes de Olivare, 1874 June 20.
27 Fred Bader to Placido Olivarri, 1876 June 6.
28 Francisco Galan and Pomposa Cadena de Galan to Micaila Ximenes de Olivarri, 1877 June 13.
29 Antonio Olivarri to Placido Olivarri, 1879 April 17.
30 Thomas W. Bertche and Lydia Bertche to Axel Meerscheidt, 1895 November 18.
31 Axel Meerscheidt to Micaela X. de Olivarri, 1895 December 16.
32 Release: Robert Lipscomb and W. H. Lipscomb to Micaela X. de Olivarri, 1906 February 5.
33 Lease: M. J. Olivarri to Porfirio Garza, 1898 December 5.
34 Certificate: Thad W. Smith, examination of tax records, 2 items, 1905 July 15.
35 Survey notes: property between Soledad and Acequia Streets, 2 items, undated.
36 Notes: county records, Original City Lots 126 and 127, undated.
37 Starr County land records [photocopies], 1928-1962.
38 Letter: Francisco S. Rodriguez, Guerrero, to Micaela Jimenes de Olivarri, San Antonio, 1894 September 18.
39 Biographical sketch: Placido Olivarri [photocopy], undated.
40 Broadside: Lita Olivarri Kern lectures, undated.
41 Invitation: Brackenridge High School commencement, San Antonio, 1919.
42 Calling card: Lita Olivarri, undated.
43 Clipping: obituary, Edward G. Olivarri [photocopy], 1955.

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