Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Raguet Family Papers, 1835-1918



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Raguet Family
Title: Raguet Family Papers
Dates: 1835-1918
Creator Abstract: Henry Raguet (1796-1877), a Pennsylvania native, came to Texas in 1833, operating a mercantile business in Nacogdoches and engaging in land transactions. Following his retirement, two of his eight children, Henry W. Raguet (1824-1862) and Charles M. Raguet (1832-1903), continued in the family business.
Content Abstract: The collection contains correspondence, legal documents, financial documents, and printed material associated with several family members.
Identification: Col 1695
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

Henry Raguet (1796-1877), a Pennsylvania native, came to Texas in 1833, operating a mercantile business in Nacogdoches and engaging in land transactions. Following his retirement, two of his eight children, Henry W. Raguet (1824-1862) and Charles M. Raguet (1832-1903), continued in the family business. Charles M. Raguet was married to Isabel (Belle) Edwards (d. 1926), the daughter of Haden H. Edwards. Another son, James Condy Raguet (1822-1868), was also associated with some of his father's business dealings.

The Raguet family also had close business and personal ties with the Thorn family. A daughter of Henry Raguet, Augusta Amelia, married Leonard Mortimer Thorn (d. 1909), and Raguet had business dealings with Frost Thorn (1793-1854). Frost Thorn was married to Susan W. Edwards (1800-1891), who, after her first husband's death, married his nephew, James F. Thorn (d. 1876).

References

Blake, Robert Bruce. "Henry Raguet." Handbook of Texas Online. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fra12.

Blake, Robert Bruce, Collection. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library. Vols. 55 and 60.

Ericson, Carolyn Reeves. Nacogdoches--Gateway to Texas: A Biographical Directory, 1773-1849. rev. ed. Nacogdoches, Texas: Ericson Books, 1991.

Ericson, Carolyn Reeves. "Prelude to San Jacinto: Nacogdoches 1836." East Texas Historical Journal 11 (Fall 1973): 36-40.

Roberts, Emily Griffith. Ancestral Study of Four Families. vol. 1. Terrell, Texas: Emily Griffith Roberts, 1939.


Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, legal documents, financial documents, and printed material providing a sampling of the business and personal activities of several family members make up the Raguet Family Papers.

Many of the papers are associated with Henry Raguet and his activities in Texas, including Mexican government documents dealing with Texas land transactions; official and personal records documenting other land-related activities; and letters from family members.

A few items are associated with children of Henry Raguet, including Henry W. Raguet, Charles M. Raguet, and James Condy Raguet.

A number of items are related to Frost Thorn and his wife Susan W. Thorn, primarily bills and receipts connected with trips to New York and New Orleans. Similar items are related to Susan W. Thorn and her second husband, James F. Thorn.

A letter from Texas governor Richard B. Hubbard accepts an honorary membership in a Texas A&M literary society.


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.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Raguet family.
Raguet, Henry, 1796-1877.
Raguet, James Condy, 1822-1868.
Raguet, Henry W., 1824-1862.
Raguet, Charles M., 1832-1903.
Thorn, Frost, 1793-1854.
Thorn, James F., d.1876.
Thorn, Susan Wroe Edwards, 1800-1891.
Hubbard, Richard Bennett, 1832-1901.
Genres/Formats
Family papers.
Correspondence.
Financial records.
Legal documents.
Property records.

Related Material

Several collections at various Texas repositories contain materials relating to members of the Raguet family. The most significant collections are listed here. Additional collections containing a small number of related items can be found by searching Texas Archival Resources Online.

Documents Collection, 1519-1979, DRT 9, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Henry Raguet Family Papers, 1786-1935, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

James R. and Ewing B. Irion: Houston - Anna Raguet Papers, 1826-1845, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Sam Houston Papers, 1814-1957, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Irion Family Papers, 1825-1929, GA1-2, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Susan Wroe Edwards Thorn Journal, East Texas Research Center, Ralph W. Steen Library, Stephen F. Austin State University.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Raguet Family Papers, 1835-1918, Col 1695, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mildred Cooper Maxwell, 1980 and 1984. Additional materials in the collection were purchased from Mildred Cooper Maxwell, 1984.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker, 1993 April.

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


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Raguet Family Papers, 1835-1918

The materials are arranged chronologically.
Box Folder
1 1 Title: Marcelino Lazarin land, 1835 September 17.
2 Title: Nicolas de Nava land, 1835 September 18.
3 Summary of sale of Nicolas de Nava land, undated.
4 Title: Maria Concepcion Navarro land, 1835 November 4.
5 Account statement: J. W. G. Meeks, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Henry Raguet, 1837 April 18.
6 Letter: Condy Raguet, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to James Condy Raguet and Henry W. Raguet, 1837 November 13.
7 Notes: "26 titles given to Judge Taylor to have proved for Recording March 9, 1838 by Henry Raguet," 1838 March 9.
8 Letter: Sam Houston to Chester Newell [typescript copy], 1838 April 18.
9 Notes: "List of Titles for Record in Sundry Countys July 1839 by Henry Raguet," 1839 July.
10 Contract: Henry Raguet and William Goyens, conditions regarding sale of property, 1842 January 24.
11 Account statements and receipts: various, to Frost Thorn and Susan W. Thorn, 9 items, 1847-1854.
12 Letter: James Raguet, Zanesville, Ohio, to Henry Raguet, 1851 February 24.
13 Account statements and receipts: various, to Susan W. Thorn, 4 items, 1853-1855.
14 Account statements and receipts: various, to James F. Thorn, 4 items, 1855-1856.
15 Menu: St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1858 May 19.
16 Letter: James Condy Raguet, Nacogdoches, Texas, to Henry Raguet, 1858 July 28.
17 Letter: Charles Raguet, Nacogdoches, Texas, to Henry Raguet, New York, New York, 1858 August 25.
18 Receipts: E. Coon, Assessor and Collector, Nacogdoches County, Texas, to Henry Raguet, for state and county taxes, 4 items, 1859 March 1.
19 Envelope: to C. & H. W. Raguet, Nacogdoches, Texas, for Anna Irion, circa 1850s.
20 Receipts: C. R. Johns, Comptroller, Austin, Texas, to Henry Raguet, for state and county taxes, 7 items, 1862 July 7.
21 Account statement: "Statement of Sundry Debts sequestered and confiscated by the Confederate States as due by C. and H. W. Raguet to Alien Enemies," 1863 May 4.
22 Estimates: Estimate of Grain, Forage, Potato and Wool Tithes, N. J. Moore, Assessor, Nacogdoches County, Texas, for Henry Raguet and Condy Raguet, 2 items, 1864 January 12.
23 Letter: L. Mortimer Thorn to Henry Raguet, 1865 July 24.
24 Letter: Charles M. Raguet to Belle Edwards, circa 1860s.
25 Marriage license: Charles M. Raguet and Isabel Edwards, Nacogdoches County, Texas, certified copy, 1870 April 21.
26 Invitation: Salamander, Stonewall and T. & P. R. R. Fire Co.s Firemen's Ball, Marshall, Texas [photocopy], 1875 October 12.
27 Letter: R. B. Hubbard, Austin, Texas, to H. H. Edwards, Bryan, Texas, 1877 April 26.
28 Partition deed: Estate of Sarah M. Edwards to Belle Raguet, 1881 April 6.
29 E. J. Fry, sworn statement on the family of L. Mortimer Thorn, Sr., 1918 June.
30 Printed material: Business and calling cards, 21 items, undated.
31 Printed material: Advertising material, 3 items, undated.
32 Printed material: Clippings, 3 items, undated.
33 Typescripts: Raguet family, 2 items, undated.
Collection Folder
Artifacts Collection Artifact: Tablespoon, engraved MAR.
Artifact: Spoon, engraved MAR.