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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series 1: Personal papers

Series 2: Organizations

Series 3: Military

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Eagar Family Papers, 1866-1966



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Eagar Family
Title: Eagar Family Papers
Dates: 1866-1966
Creator Abstract: The roots of the Eagar family go back to the early days of Anglo-American settlement in San Antonio, Texas. Wilson I. Riddle first came to the city in 1839, returning in 1841 with his wife, Elizabeth Mary Menafee. The couple's first child, Sarah, was reputedly the first Anglo child born in San Antonio. Sarah Riddle married Robert Eagar in 1866 and had three children. Mrs. Eagar and her daughters were early members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and among the first Custodians of the Alamo after the DRT was granted custody of the site in 1905.
Content Abstract: Correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and printed material document the business, organizational, and personal activities of several members of the Eagar family, particularly Robert Eagar, Sarah Eagar, Florence Eagar Roberts, and Harris L. Roberts.
Identification: Col 885
Extent: 8.38 linear feet (8 document boxes, 3 oversize boxes)
Language: Materials are in English; one document is in Spanish.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Biographical Note

The roots of the Eagar family go back to the early days of Anglo-American settlement in San Antonio, Texas. Wilson I. Riddle, born in Ireland about 1812, immigrated to the United States as a child with his family and settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Riddle moved to Tennessee and from there went to Texas in 1839, working as a merchant and land speculator. He returned to Tennessee briefly in 1840 and while there married Elizabeth Mary Menafee (1820-1890). The couple returned to Texas, where their two children Sarah Elizabeth (1842-1947), reputedly the first Anglo child born in San Antonio, and James W. Riddle were born.

Wilson Riddle was taken prisoner during the invasion of San Antonio by a Mexican force under Adrian Woll in 1842 and was imprisoned in Mexico until 1843. His health damaged by the experience, he died in San Antonio in 1847. His widow married Harvey Canterbury in 1851 and had at least three more children: John W., Mildred L., and Harvey Canterbury. Elizabeth's second husband died in 1859.

In 1866, Sarah Elizabeth Riddle married Robert Eagar (1830-1883), a native of Canada who had lived in San Antonio since 1850. The couple's three children, Fannie and twins Florence and Blanche, were born in a house on South Alamo Street that would remain the family residence for over one-hundred years. Robert Eagar was involved in real estate, freighting, and other business ventures in San Antonio prior to his death in 1883.

The Eagars were socially active and involved in a number of organizations. Mrs. Eagar and her daughters were early members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) and active in the organization. Florence Eagar was one of the first Custodians of the Alamo after the DRT was granted custody of the site in 1905. Her mother, Sarah Eagar, took over the position when Florence married Major Harris L. Roberts in 1907 and followed her husband to his assignment in the Philippines. Roberts' Army assignments later took him to Ft. Bliss in Texas, Hawaii, and Detroit before his death in 1918. Harris and Florence Roberts had one child, Robert Pierpont Eagar Roberts.

Both Sarah Eagar and Florence Roberts remained active in the community throughout their long lives. Mrs. Eagar died in 1947 at the age of 105. Mrs. Roberts lived in the family home until the HemisFair project forced her to move in 1967. She died in 1969 at the age of 102.

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Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, printed material, financial documents, legal documents, and military materials document the business, organizational, and personal activities of several members of the Eagar family, particularly Robert Eagar, Sarah Eagar, Florence Eagar Roberts, and Harris L. Roberts.

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Organization of Collection

This collection is organized into three series.
Series 1: Personal Papers
  • Subseries 1.1: Correspondence
  • Subseries 1.2: Printed material
  • Subseries 1.3: Financial records
  • Subseries 1.4: Legal documents
  • Subseries 1.5: Photographs
  • Subseries 1.6: Literary productions
  • Subseries 1.7: Maps
  • Subseries 1.8: Artifacts
  • Subseries 1.9: Miscellaneous material
Series 2: Organizations
  • Subseries 2.1: Daughters of the Republic of Texas
  • Subseries 2.2: Order of Eastern Star
  • Subseries 2.3: Daughters of the American Revolution
Series 3: Military
  • Subseries 3.1: Correspondence
  • Subseries 3.2: Reports
  • Subseries 3.3: Legal documents
  • Subseries 3.4: Orders
  • Subseries 3.5: Printed material
  • Subseries 3.6: Maps
  • Subseries 3.7: Miscellaneous

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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
Eagar family.
Eagar, Sarah, 1842-1947.
Eagar, Robert, 1830-1883.
Roberts, Florence Eagar, 1867-1969.
Roberts, Harris L. (Harris Lee), 1858-1918.
Organizations
Daughters of the American Revolution.
Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Order of Eastern Star.
United States. Army--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)
Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Family papers.
Correspondence.
Financial records.
Handbooks.
Manuals (instructional materials)
Legal documents.
Newspapers.
Printed ephemera.

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Related Material

Riddle and Eagar Families Papers, 1840-1945, Col 7426, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Sarah Eagar and Florence Eagar Roberts Alamo Papers, 1905-1913 and undated, Doc 14408, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Florence Eagar Roberts Papers, 1905-1944, Doc 6074, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Aline B. Carter Family Papers, 1823-2003, MS 94, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Eagar Family Papers, 1866-1966, Col 885, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Materials were purchased from and donated by Ed Finn, circa 1975.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker, 1991 April.

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

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1: Personal papers

The personal papers document several family members, beginning with letters received by Robert Eagar, which cover various business matters, dating from the 1870s and 1880s. Letters sent to Sarah Eagar and Florence Eagar Roberts are generally from friends and family; letters received by Harris L. Roberts refer to income tax and insurance matters.
Much of the printed material appears to be related to Sarah Eagar and Florence Eagar Roberts. Included are a number of periodicals, including some locally published literary, social, and political journals. A number of complete or nearly complete San Antonio newspapers are part of the papers, most of them dating from the early 1900s to 1920s, several containing articles on the Alamo, San Antonio history, or political and social events. Newspaper clippings document the Alamo, San Antonio and Texas events and history, and several individuals, including family members. Booklets, programs, and other printed items document events in San Antonio throughout the first few decades of the 1900s.
Financial documents include a number of bills and statements of account from several San Antonio businesses, dating from the 1890s and the 1900s. A ledger apparently documenting family business transactions from 1877 to 1882 is also included.
Box Folder
1 Subseries 1.1: Correspondence
Robert Eagar correspondence, 1873-1887
1 Bell, J. M., 1887
2 Berg, H. L., 1874
3 Cade, Jas. C., 1875
4 Canterbury, W., 1873
5 Chamberlain, H., 1875
6 Cole, William, 1873
7 Dryden, R. H., 1875
8 Field, Sherman, 2 items, 1874
9 Ford, John S., 1882
10 Geissler, William F., 1873
11 Hayne, E. G., 1875
12 Jacobs, Mrs. A. M., 1875
13 Kingsbury, W. G., 1875
14 Knowles, A. E., 2 items, 1874-1875
15 Knuhler, Jacob, 1873
16 Menefee, George S., 2 items, 1874
17 Moffitt, R. E., 1881
18 Spindle, Sam J., 1874
19 Van Slyck, J. W., 1873
20 Zanderson, T. H., 3 items, 1873
Sarah Eagar correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated
21 Badger, Aline, 1904
22 Badger, Blanche Eagar, undated
23 Bee, Carlos, 1913
24 Biggart, Mabelle, 1915
25 Bliem, Emma L., 1912
26 Boothe, Carrie, 4 items, 1904-1909 and undated
27 Breneman, Harry K., 1912
28 Briggs Optical Company, 1904
29 Canterbury, J. M., 1900
30 Carrington, John B., 1913
31 Dickson, Chaplain [unknown first name], 1909
32 Draughon's Business College [with enclosures], 1909
33 Eagar, Sarah, circa 1900
34 Edson, Helen R. [see Photographs-Alamo, folder 177, for enclosed photographs], 1911
35 Gilbert, Lem, 1939
36 Goeth, C. A., 2 items, 1900
37 Hain, Georgie Gearhart, 1900
38 Herff School, 1939
39 Jones, Bessie Lee, undated
40 Lytle, Nellie, 1935
41 McCullough, Fannie Eagar, 2 items, undated
42 McCullough, Harold, undated
43 McCullough, R. Eagar, 1899
44 Mershon and Graham, 1900
45 Montgomery, H. R. C., 2 items [with clipping], 1909
46 Morris, H. N., 1908
47 Nelly, Genevieve, undated
48 Noonan, Cornelia B., undated
49 Orynaki, Isabella B., 1940
50 Pioneer Flour Mills, 2 items [with enclosure], undated
51 Richardson, W. R., 1900
52 Roberts, Florence Eagar, 15 items, 1904-1910 and undated
53 Sampson, Lilla B., 1909
54 Sears, Jayny, 1909
55 Sevier, Clara Driscoll, 4 items, 1908-1915 and undated
56 Stafford, I. D., 1910
57 Traylor, W. B., undated
58 Urwitz, Marie B., 1909
59 Watkins, Sarah R., 1913
59A Zehring, Vic E., 2 items, 1908
60 Amy, 1899
61 Nancy, 1909
62 Sam, 1914
63 Mildred, 1946
64 Lolita, undated
Florence Eagar Roberts correspondence, 1884-1966 and undated
65 Clem, Elizabeth S., 1966
66 Eagar, Sarah, 2 items, 1909 and 1911
67 E_____, Clara S., 1946
68 Harris, Mrs. H. A., 1907
69 Jones, Hostie, 1884
70 Laredo, Port of, 1903
71 Roberts, Florence Eagar, undated
72 Roberts, R. Pierpont, undated
73 Willcox, Charles, 1900
74 Bessie, 1884
75 Marizon, 1907
75A Frances, 1939
76 Lula, 2 items, undated
Harris L. Roberts correspondence, 1902-1917
77 Commissioner of Internal Revenue [1914 tax return enclosed], 1916
78 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., 2 items [with enclosures], 1902 and 1905
79 Roberts, Benjamin K., 2 items [with enclosures], 1910-1911
80 Roberts, Harris L., 3 items [with enclosures], 1917
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1870-1934 and undated
81 Brandt, Herbert, to Hugh Cumming, Jr., 1934
82 Halbedl, F. M., to unknown recipient, 1914
83 Southern Surety Company of Oklahoma to J. P. Soliss [with enclosure], 1911
84 Winkler, Mrs. A. V., to Miss Driscoll, 1906
85 Flo to Carrie, 1870
86 B. to Grandma, 1885
87 Theresa to unknown recipient, undated
Subseries 1.2: Printed material
Advertising, business, and calling cards
88 Business, 109 items, undated
89 Personal, 38 items, undated
90 Advertising fliers and booklets, 7 items, 1885, 1907, and undated
Box Folder
2 91 Book: Poems, by Ellen P. Leflin, 1909
Booklets
92 Charter, Rules and By-Laws of the San Antonio Board of Trade, 1872
93 San Antonio, Texas, by Edwin H. Terrell for the Encyclopedia Americana, circa 1903
94 In Memory of them Heroes of the Alamo, compiled by W. T. Hefley, circa 1913
95 Napoleon’s Oraculum, undated
The Handbook of Dreams, undated
Brochures
96 “Hannibal, Missouri,” circa 1909
97 “L. A. Wolfe Private Vocational School for Boys,” San Antonio, circa 1909
98 Calendar: Dreiss Drug Store, San Antonio, 1925
99 Certificate: National Geographic Society [includes by-laws], 2 items, 1912
Clippings
Alamo, general
100 4 items, 1905-1909
101 14 items, undated
Alamo, custody and restoration
102 5 items, 1905-1907
103 4 items, 1908
104 1 item, 1909
105 3 items, 1912-1915
106 7 items, undated
Daughters of the Republic of Texas
107 1 item, 1909
108 4 items, 1911 and undated
San Antonio
109 3 items, 1906
110 1 item, 1907
111 7 items, 1907-1912 and 1950
112 1 item, 1918
113 1 item, 1947
114 4 items, undated
115 Texas, 7 items, 1921 and undated
116 Eagar and Roberts families, 7 items, 1906, 1912, and undated
People
117 Bee, Carlos, 2 items, 1909 and undated
118 Sevier, Clara Driscoll, 4 items, 1905 and undated
119 Zavala, Adina de, 3 items, 1906 and undated
120 Alford, Lida B., 1908
Charters, Lillian Young, undated
Herff, Mathilde Klingelhoeffer, undated
Long, Paula, undated
Moore, Warner, 2 items, undated
Sullivan, Daniel J., 1948
Tobin, John, undated
Walker, Charlotte, undated
Wilcox, Mary Emily Donelson, undated
Military
121 1 item, 1874
122 1 item, 1957
123 2 items, undated
Miscellenaeous
124 9 items, 1885-1914
125 2 items, 1908
126 4 items, undated
127 Greeting cards, 9 items, 1912, 1931, and undated
128 Invitations, 20 items [including duplicates], 1908, 1911, and undated
129 Membership cards, 4 items, 1913-1924
Newspapers
Box Folder
Oversize 1 Eagle Pass, Texas, The Maverick, 1883 June 19
San Antonio, Texas, Daily Express, 1908 June 13
San Antonio, Texas, Evening News, 1920 March 27 [partial], 1924 February 15 [partial]
San Antonio, Texas, Express, 1913 January 5 [partial], June 14; 1917 January 28 [partial]; 1918 March 10 [partial] and April 5, 6, 8; 1921 April 19; 1923 March 11 [partial]
Box Folder
Oversize 2 San Antonio, Texas, Gazette, 1906 May 12 [partial]
San Antonio, Texas, Light, 1886 December [partial], 1908 February 19, 1909 April 8, 1911 January 14, 1913 January 14, 1917 May 22, 1918 March 10 [partial], 1921 September 6
San Antonio, Texas, The Texas Republic, 1912 June 22
San Antonio, Texas, The Weekly Dispatch, 1922 September [partial]
Des Moines, Iowa, Daily News, contains article on Adina de Zavala and the Alamo, 1908 February 19
Red Wing, Minnesota, Daily Republican, contains article on Texas and San Antonio, 1908 March 26
Box Folder
2 Pamphlets
130 “Beethoven,” compliments of German Students, Brackenridge High School, 1927
131 “The Catholic Church in Texas Carries On,” undated
Box Folder
3 Periodicals
132 The Bohemian Scribbler, San Antonio, Texas, 1911 April 22
133 The Cosmopolitan, 3 incomplete sections, circa 1892
134 The Fad, San Antonio, Texas, 1897 January 9
135 Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, 1872 August
Box Folder
Oversize 3 Harper’s Weekly, 1878 August 3
The Home Friend Magazine, 1921 February
The Household, 1921 January
The Household Guest, 1913 December; 1931 January and April
The Housekeeper, 1883 March
Pictorial Review Patterns, 1926 October
Box Folder
3 136 Ranch Romances, undated
Box Folder
Oversize 3 The Southern Sentinel, San Antonio, Texas, 1910 June 25
Box Folder
3 137 State Topics, Houston, Texas, 1912 March 30, 1914 February 21, and 1916 July 29
138 The Surprise, San Antonio, Texas, 1880 February 14
139 Texas Mute Ranger, Austin, Texas, 1881 October and November
140 The Traction Magazine, San Antonio, Texas, undated
Box Folder
Oversize 3 The Young Christian Soldier and the Carrier Dove, 1883 January 21
Programs
Grand Opera House, San Antonio, Texas, 1892
Box Folder
3 141 Guilment Recital, World’s Fair, St. Louis, Missouri, 1904
142 Battle of Flowers 18th Century Fete, 2 items, 1911
143 San Antonio Mozart Society, 1920
144 Commencement Exercises of the Graduating Class of Brackenridge High School, 1931
145 “Stepping Out,” for the benefit of the Children’s Free Clinic, sponsored by the Junior League of San Antonio, Texas, 1931
146 Tuesday Musical Club, 1931
147 Prospectus, Alamo Amusement Company, 1910
148 Wedding announcement, Florence Eagar and Harris L. Roberts, 1907
149 Miscellaneous printed material
Letters praising The Boy Captive by Fanny Iglehart, 1911
“Calendar and Useful Information,” 1915-1916
Stamp, San Antonio, Texas, 1919
Commemorative Cover, Velasco, Texas, 1936
Cards with printed verses, 2 items, undated
Postcard, undated
Ticket, undated
Stickers, 12 items, undated
Subseries 1.3: Financial records
Accounts, bills, and statements, etc.
150 Dreiss, Adolph, 2 items, 1900 and undated
151 Dullnig, Geo., Grocer Co., 3 items, 1899
152 Hahn, Joseph S., 7 items, 1913-1914
153 Hauser, P. D., and Son, 2 items, 1900
154 Haywood Wood Co., 2 items, 1900
155 Joske Bros., 8 items, 1896-1900
156 Ronse and Co., Ronse and Wahlstab, 4 items, 1899-1900
157 San Antonio Gas and Electric Co., 3 items, 1914
158 San Antonio Water Supply Co., 4 items, 1914-1915
159 Schuman Carriage Co., 14 items, 1916
160 Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Co., 8 items, 1899-1915
161 Steves, Ed., and Sons, 4 items, 1899-1907
162 Texas Steam Laundry, 3 items, 1893-1899
163 Union Meat Market, 9 items, 1914-1915
164 Wagner and Chabot, 4 items, 1899-1900
165 Water Works Company, 12 items, 1899-1901
166 Wolff and Marx, 9 items, 1898-1915
167 Miscellaneous, 39 items, 1881-1936
168 List of disbursements: R. E. and A. S., 1866
169 Ledger, 1877-1882
170 Account books
Contains some additional information, 1894-1895
Contains some entries related to the Alamo, 1909
171 Receipts, 33 items, 1880-1959
172 Property tax documents, 8 items, 1897-1899 and 1923-1934
173 Miscellaneous
Promissory notes, 1892 and 1915
Bank notices, 2 items, 1915
Poll tax exemption certificate, 1931
Lease terms, undated
Box Folder
4 Subseries 1.4: Legal documents
174 Affidavits, 3 items, 1909
175 Authorization to sell property, undated
176 Insurance policies, 5 items, 1900-1912
Subseries 1.5: Photographs
177 Alamo, 3 items [enclosed in letter from Helen R. Edson to Sarah Eagar, folder 34], 1911
178 Dunne, Gerald and Vincent, 8 items, 1912
Subseries 1.6: Literary productions
179 Essay: “Lafitte and Galveston Island,” 8 pages, manuscript, undated
Poetry
180 Eagar, Sarah Elizabeth Riddle [added to collection, Acc. # 3234], undated
181 Edwards, W. S., undated
182 Pfeil, Anton F., “The Heroes of the Alamo,” undated
Subseries 1.7: Maps
183 “Carte du Golphe du Mexique et des Isles de l’Amerique” [photocopy], 1754
184 “Garden and Orange Lands,” Papalote, Bee County, Texas, undated; clipping on Bee County, 1909 [photocopies]
185 Subseries 1.8: Artifacts, handkerchiefs, 2 items, undated
Subseries 1.9: Miscellaneous material
186 Laundry book, 1911-1913
187 Napkin, Sarah Eagar birthday, 1944
188 Blotter, undated
189 Notes and addresses, 5 items, undated
190 Envelopes, 10 items
191 Stationary, 4 items, undated

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Series 2: Organizations

The majority of the material from this series is related to the involvement of Sarah Eagar and Florence Eagar Roberts in the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT). Much of this material is related to the Alamo, documenting the controversy over custody of the site, which erupted shortly after a portion of the property was purchased by Clara Driscoll. Correspondence includes official and semi-official letters, primarily written by DRT members aligned with the faction that eventually assumed control of the Alamo, commenting on the issue. The remainder of the correspondence deals with the day-to-day operations of the Alamo, under the custodianship of Mrs. Eagar and her daughter, and covers repairs to the property, requests for souvenirs and information, and finances.
Much of the remainder of the DRT material is related to these same subjects. Included are printed by-laws, position statements, and proceedings which refer to the custody controversy. Financial documents include accounts with local businesses for souvenirs, postcards, and supplies; records of sales at the Alamo; a detailed financial statement for the years 1903-1906; and inventories of merchandise at the Alamo for the years 1903 to 1914. Newspaper clippings covering the Alamo in general and the custody issue in particular are grouped with the Personal Papers series.
Box Folder
5 Subseries 2.1: Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Correspondence
General, Alamo acquisition and custody
192 Bates, Mrs. Wharton, 1908
193 Burleson, Emma Kyle, 6 items, 1907-1910 and undated
194 Carl, J. F., undated
195 Davis, J.O., 6 items, including five poems written by John A. Veatch, 1911
196 Dowe, Robert W., undated
197 Jones, Mrs. Anson, 2 items, 1908 and undated
198 McDonald, Maude W., 2 items, 1913 and 1915
199 McKeever May F., 2 items, 1908 and 1910
200 Milby, Maggie G., 2 items, 1907 and 1908
201 Roberts, Florence Eagar, 1910
202 Sevier, Clara Driscoll, 4 items, 1906-1909
203 Sevier, H. H., 2 items, 1907 and 1915
204 Urwitz, Marie B., 15 items, 1906-1910 and undated
205 Zavala, Adina de, 2 items, 1904 and undated
Alamo operations
206 Banks, Lucile Webb, 3 items, 1906-1907
207 Brite, Chas. H., 1907
208 Castellanos, A. W., 1913
209 Clark, W. B., 1908
210 Davidson, Hugh, 1914
211 Day, W. C., 6 items, 1908-1909
212 Drane, O. W., 1912
213 Eagar, Sarah, 6 items, 1907-1915
214 Ebers-White, Inc., 1907
215 Graham, Bessie, 1908
216 Harris, Jennie, 1907
217 Hunter, John W., 1906
218 James, George Wharton, 1907
219 Jones, Mrs. Johnnie A., circa 1910-1919
220 Katool and Farris, 1906
221 Long, Mrs. Joe, 1908
222 Long, S. A., 1912
223 Matthews, Mrs., 1910
224 Mellor, Mrs. A. C., 1906
225 Poore, E. W., 1906
226 Rice, J. C., 1908
227 Roberts, Mrs. A. J., undated
228 Shepard Manufacturing Co., 1907
229 Skinker, T. K., 1911
230 Sterling, Mrs. Susie A., statement regarding her grandmother, Susannah Dickinson, 1909
231 Tinkham, Frederick K., 2 items, 1910
232 Tolmie, Robert C., 1913
233 Travis, Pierce M. B., 1910
234 Walker, Ella, 1909
235 Williams, Mrs. Homer, 1911
236 Willis, Lon L., 1909
237 Wolff and Marx, undated
238 Wright, Marguerite Ruttledge, 1912
239 Young, A. B., 2 items, 1907
240 Young, John [photocopy], 1906
241 Unknown correspondent [incomplete], 1907
Printed material
By-laws
242 By-Laws of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Adopted by the Executive Committee, February 18, 1908
243 Amendment of the By-Laws of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1910
Printed statements
244 "Attitude of the Daughters," 1907
245 "To the Daughters of the Republic of Texas," Mrs. Anson Jones, 1907
246 "To the Daughters of the Republic of Texas," Clara Driscoll Sevier, 6 items [see DRT Correspondence-Clara Driscoll Sevier, folder 202, for manuscript copy], 1907
247 "Statement by the Executive Committee," 2 items [printed and typescript copies], 1907
248 "Statement of the Situation," 1908
249 "Control of the Alamo," circa 1908
Proceedings
250 16th Annual Meeting, 1907
251 18th Annual Meeting, 1909
Box Folder
Oversize 3 Proofs: Alamo visitor register, undated
Box Folder
5 252 Advertising fliers, 5 items, undated
Financial records
Account records
253 Alamo Wood Co., 6 items, 1914-1915
254 Capurro, William N., 9 items, 1906-1909
255 Dahrooge Post Cart Co., 6 items, 1910-1911
256 Kray, Gus J., 7 items, 1907
257 Pancoast-Morgan Co., 6 items, 1914-1915
258 Passing Show Publishing Co., 6 items, 1911
259 Rabe, S., 19 items, 1907
260 Sachs, Ed, 41 items, 1905-1907
Box Folder
6 261 Tengg, Nic, 11 items, 1906-1907
262 Tengg, Nic, 24 items, 1908
263 Tengg, Nic, 26 items, 1909-1911
264 Tengg, Nic, 24 items, 1912-1913
265 Tengg, Nic, 8 items, 1914
266 Miscellaneous, 22 items, 1907-1914
267 Inventories: Alamo merchandise, 13 items, 1907-1912
268 Ledger: Alamo sales, 1907
Sales records
269 Alamo souvenirs, 35 items, 1908-1912
270 Alamo souvenirs, 29 items, 1913 and undated
271 Statement: Alamo Mission Fund Account, 1903-1906
272 Checkstubs, 2 items, 1907
Receipts
273 DRT dues, 10 items, 1908-1914 and undated
274 Miscellaneous, 2 items, 1907 and 1909
Legal documents
275 Affidavit: statement regarding appearance of the Alamo in 1848, 1910
276 Agreement: production of Alamo post card, sample post card, 3 items, 1906
277 Inventory: property in the Alamo church, 1908
Miscellaneous material
Notes
278 Missions, Alamo, Battle of the Alamo, 15 pages, undated
279 Alamo, Battle of the Alamo, 10 pages, undated
280 Alamo, 2 pages, undated
281 Relics, 4 items, undated
282 Miscellaneous, 2 items, undated
283 Receipt for artifact, 1912
284 Envelopes, 10 items
Subseries 2.2: Order of Eastern Star
285 Notice of dues, 1909 and 1915
Receipt for dues, 1915
Roster of Adah Chapter No. 49, 1923
Roster and By-Laws of Adah Chapter No. 49, 1945-1946
Subseries 2.3: Daughters of the American Revolution
286 Announcement of Grand Winter Cruise, circa 1910
Booklet, "Cruise of the Arabic," circa 1910
Receipt for dues, 2 items, 1912
By-Laws of the San Antonio de Bexar Chapter, 1913
Pamphlet, "Lone Star Chapter endorses the candidacy of Mrs. Andrew Rose for the office of State Regent, Daughters of the American Revolution," 1913
Membership directory and by-laws, San Antonio de Bexar Chapter, 1934-1937
287 Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, 1916 November

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Series 3: Military

The third subgroup consists of military material, most of it pertaining to Col. Harris L. Roberts. Letters received by Roberts include official communications regarding his assignment in the Philippines at the turn of the century. Other letters document a recommendation that Roberts retire rather than assume a command and his opposition to retirement. A few items that refer to debate over Roberts' suitability for command are included in reports and legal documents, some of the items consisting of hand-written copies. A number of military manuals, books, and notes are part of the papers, some belonging to Col. Roberts, with later items belonging to his son, Robert Pierpont Roberts and his military service during World War II.
Box Folder
7 Subseries 3.1: Correspondence
Philippines assignment
288 Conway, Matt, 1900
289 Evans, Sgt., undated
290 Fabila, _______ [Spanish], 1900
291 Hartmann, Edward, 6 items, 1900
292 Hunt, John E., 3 items, 1900
293 Huston, J. F., 12 items, 1899-1900
294 Mann, ______, 2 items, undated
295 Rubitez, _______ [Spanish, with English translation], 1900
General military, retirement
296 Baldwin, Frank D., 1906
297 Drum, H. A., 2 items [includes copy of Frank D. Baldwin letter], 1906
298 Edwards, C. R., 1913
299 Frederick, D. A., 6 items [including duplicates], 1913
300 French, F. H., 1914
301 Heystad, ______, 1913
302 Koester, F. J., 2 items [including duplicate], 1914
303 Larch, P. C., 1915
304 Lee, Jesse M., 5 items [including duplicates], 1913
305 Roberts, Benjamin K., 7 items [includes copies of letters from Y. F. Scott], 1913-1916
306 Roberts, Harris L., 1913
307 Steever, E. Z., 1913
308 Unknown sender to H. C. Jennings, 1912
Subseries 3.2: Reports
309 Disciplinary incident, Ft. Bliss, 1912
Harris L. Roberts, fitness for command, undated
Subseries 3.3: Legal documents
310 Charges and response: conduct of Harris L. Roberts, 7 pages, circa 1900
311 Statement: claim for damages, circa 1912
312 Subseries 3.4: Orders, 6 items, 1881-1912
Subseries 3.5: Printed material
Manuals, handbooks, etc.
313 European Frontiers, 14 pages, 1909
314 Small Arms Firing Manual, 250 pages, 1913
Manual of Physical Training, 335 pages, 1914
315 The Army School of the Line: Course in Tactics part IV, 16 pages, 1913-1914
The Army School of the Line: Course in Tactics part IV, 14 pages, 1913-1914
The Army School of the Line: Course in Tactics part I, 69 pages, 1915-1916
316 The Line of Communications: Remarks made by Captain Hayne at the First Conference, 43 pages, 1914-1915
317 Basic Field Manual: Military Intelligence, Combat Intelligence, 36 pages, 1940
Technical Manual: Meteorology, 51 pages, 1942
318 Basic Field Manual: Soldier's Handbook, 263 pages, 1941
Basic Field Manual: 37-mm Gun, Antitank M3, 194 pages, 1942
319 Gas Warfare by Brig. Gen. Alden H. Waitt, 264 pages, 1943
320 Study Guide-Chemical Warfare, Chemical Warfare School, 88 pages, 1942
321 Map and Aerial Photograph Reading: Lesson Sheets, Chemical Warfare School, 114 pages, 1943
322 The Tactical Use of Smoke, Chemical Warfare School, 58 pages, 1943
Box Folder
8 323 Instructions for using Gas Identification Sets, Chemical Warfare School, 7 pages, 1942
Jungle Warfare: "This Platoon Will...," Chemical Warfare School, 12 pages, 1943
Weather Forecasting Without Reports: What the Clouds Foretell by George Aubourne Clarke, Chemical Warfare School, 9 pages, 1940
Weather, Chemical Warfare School, 14 pages, undated
Infantry Weapons, Chemical Warfare School, 23 pages, undated
324 Student's Handbook: A Compilation of Mimeographs, Map Problems, Classroom and Field Exercises, Chemical Warfare School [includes notes, diagrams, instructions, etc.], approximately 85 pages, 1943-1945
325 Student's Handbook: A Compilation of Mimeographs, Map Problems, Classroom and Field Exercises, Chemical Warfare School [includes notes, tests, instructions, etc.], approximately 160 pages, 1943-1945
326 Organization and Employment of Chemical Weapons Troops, Chemical Warfare School, 163 pages, undated
Chemical Warfare Center instructional material
327 8 items, 1942
328 23 items, 1943-1944 and undated
329 Regulations
Military Hygiene and Sanitation, 20 pages, 1942
Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases of Man, 16 pages, 1942
Miscellaneous books, booklets, and pamphlets
330 Examination Papers for Admission to the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., 91 pages, 1930
Examination Papers for Admission to the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., 70 pages, 1932
331 Table of Organization: Chemical Smoke Generator Company, approximately 22 pages, 1942
332 Leadership: Address by Maj. C.A. Beach, Giving Farewell Instruction to the Graduating Student Officers of the Second Training Camp a Fort Sheriden, Wyo., in 1917, 9 pages, 1942
Training Program Subject Schedule: Military Law, 4 pages, 1943
333 The Story of West Point by Colonel R. Ernest Dupuy, 282 pages, 1943
334 Review of Proceedings of General Court Martial in Case of Captain Edmund G. Chamberlain, U.S. Marine Corps, Pending Before the Navy Department, Argument for Captain Chamberlain, 58 pages, undated
335 Personnel directory, Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, 1940
Box Folder
Oversize 3 Periodical: Army and Navy Journal, 3 items, 1905 March 25 and April 8, 1911 June 10
Box Folder
8 336 Certificates: Army Co-Operative Fire Association, 2 items, 1889 and 1905
337 Diagram: sanitation area, undated
338 Print: Ft. Sam Houston, undated
339 Telegraph forms, 2 items, undated
340 Subseries 3.6: Map, Luna County, New Mexico, 1916
Subseries 3.7: Miscellaneous
341 List: contributors, enlisted men's field day, 1899
342 Statement: "Protest of indignation against the acts of the guardians of the Neutrality Laws," Ciudad Juarez, 1912
343 Notes: military administration, chemical warfare, first aid, 35 pages, undated

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