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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Matthey Family Papers, 1843-1926

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Matthey Family Papers, 1843-1926



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Matthey Family
Title: Matthey Family Papers
Dates: 1843-1926
Creator Abstract: Julius H. Matthey (1851-1924), the youngest child of Jules H. and Emma Hacker Matthey, came to Texas in 1872. He settled in Bexar County, where he taught school for a number of years. Matthey eventually settled in the town of Losoya, where he established a general merchandise store that he operated from about 1895 to 1911.
Content Abstract: The collection contains correspondence, legal documents, financial records, and printed material associated with several members of the Matthey family. The earliest material includes letters of Jules Matthey and his wife Emma Hacker Matthey. Most of the later material is associated with their son, Julius H. Matthey, and includes land records, insurance records, and letters.
Identification: Col 900
Extent: 0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Language: Materials are primarily in English; some are in French with English translations and one document is in Spanish.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Biographical Note

Jules Henry Matthey was born in Switzerland in 1813 or 1816. He married Emma Hacker (1824-1908) of an established New Orleans, Louisiana, family, retaining ties in that city while pursuing business dealings in Mexico. Matthey and two of his four children died in 1853 during a major yellow fever epidemic in New Orleans.

Julius H. Matthey (1851-1924), the youngest child of Jules and Emma Matthey, received a thorough education in New Orleans before going to Texas in 1872. He eventually settled in the northwestern Bexar County town of Helotes, where he taught school for a number of years, interspersed with travels in and out of Texas. He later relocated to southern Bexar County, again teaching school and traveling. Matthey eventually settled in the town of Losoya, where he established a general merchandise store that he operated from about 1895 to 1911. Julius Matthey married Josefa Ybarra (1863-1937) in Bexar County, Texas, on 1900 July 19. They were the parents of four children: Emma (1900-1924), Julius L. (1901-1958), Josephine (1903-1904), and Robert (born 1904).

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Scope and Content Note

Consisting of an assortment of letters, legal documents, financial documents, and school records, the Matthey Family Papers are associated with the personal and business activities of family members in New Orleans, Mexico, and Texas. The earliest items in the papers include family letters of Jules H. and Emma Hacker Matthey. The remainder of the papers is associated with Julius H. Matthey and includes letters related to business and finances, including several concerned with the settlement of his mother’s estate in New Orleans and the maintenance of property there. There are a number of legal documents associated with land transactions; insurance policies for buildings in Losoya, Texas, and New Orleans; and assorted financial records. School reports for Julius H. Matthey and a baptismal certificate are also included.

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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
Matthey family.
Matthey, Jules, 1813-1853.
Matthey, Emma Hacker, 1824-1908.
Matthey, Julius H., 1851-ca. 1925.
Locations
Losoya (Tex.)
Mexico.
New Orleans (La.)
Genres/Formats
Family papers.
Correspondence.
Financial records.
Insurance policies.
Legal documents.
Property records.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Matthey Family Papers, 1843-1926, Col 900, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Received from an unknown source, 1966.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker, 1992 October.

French-language letters translated by Debra Bryant, 2006.

Finding aid edited and encoded by Caitlin Donnelly, 2011 February.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Matthey Family Papers, 1843-1926

Box Folder
1 Family papers
The items are arranged chronologically.
1 Letter: Jules Matthey, Tampico, Mexico, to P. A. Gaudin, New Orleans, Louisiana, in French with English translation, 1843 May 30.
2 Passport: Republic of Mexico to Jules Matthey, Veracruz, Mexico, in Spanish, 1851 March 14.
3 Letter: Jules Matthey, Veracruz, Mexico, to Marguerite Emilie Hacker, New Orleans, Louisiana, in French with English translation, 1851 March 25.
4 Letter: Emma Hacker Matthey, Veracruz, Mexico, to Eugenie, New Orleans, Louisiana, in French with English translation, 1851 April 7.
5 Letter: G. W. Dunbar, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Emma Hacker Matthey, in French with English translation, 1853 June 1.
6 Letter: Julius H. Matthey, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Emma Hacker Matthey, in French with English translation, 1864 January 1.
7 Report card: Julius H. Matthey, Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy, 1868 October 14.
8 Report card: Julius H. Matthey, Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy, 1869 May 1.
9 Deed: John C. Neraz to Gregoria Cassillas, Bexar County, Texas, 1889 December 10.
10 Letter: William Bramlette, Chief Clerk, General Land Office, Austin, Texas, to Julius H. Matthey, Paint Rock, Texas, with enclosed list of unsold lands in Concho County, Texas, 1891 July 23.
11 Letter: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., to Julius H. Matthey, San Antonio, Texas, 1892 July 1.
12 Memorandum of agreement: Guadalupe Dias and Pedro Cabrera with Julius H. Matthey, Bexar County, Texas, for sale of land, 1892 August 23.
13 Letter: William Bramlette, Chief Clerk, General Land Office, Austin, Texas, to Julius H. Matthey, San Antonio, Texas, 1892 October 11. Enclosed copy of deed, Maria Dolores Dias to William H. Steel, one league and one labor of land, 1837 July 22.
14 Letter: W. L. McGaughey, Commissioner, General Land Office, Austin, Texas, to Julius H. Matthey, Losoya, Texas, 1894 March 30.
15 Insurance policy: Georgia Home Insurance Co. to Julius H. Matthey, 1896 October 6.
16 Insurance policy: Prussian National Insurance Co. to Julius H. Matthey, 1897 October 6.
17 Certificate of baptism: Emma Mary Matthey, 1900 September 10.
18 Insurance policy: Hartford Fire Insurance Co. to Julius H. Matthey, 1902 April 5.
19 Insurance policy: Sun Insurance Co. to Emma Hacker Matthey, 1908 February 11.
20 Letter: William J. Viavant, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Julius H. Matthey, 1908 March 19.
21 Letter: W. J. Waguespack, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Julius H. Matthey, Losoya, Texas, with enclosed list of debts, estate of Emma Hacker Matthey, 1908 March 20.
22 Letter: W. J. Waguespack, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Julius H. Matthey, Losoya, Texas, 1908 March 23.
23 Letter: W. J. Waguespack, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Julius H. Matthey, Losoya, Texas, 1908 April 4.
24 Letter: W. J. Waguespack, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Julius H. Matthey, Losoya, Texas, 1908 April 11.
25 Letter: W. J. Waguespack, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Julius H. Matthey, Losoya, Texas, 1908 April 24.
26 Letter: W. J. Waguespack, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Julius H. Matthey, Losoya, Texas, 1908 April 28.
27 Letter: W.J. Waguespack, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Julius H. Matthey, Losoya, Texas, 1908 May 5.
28 Settlement: estate of Emma Hacker Matthey, circa 1908 May.
29 Letter: J. P. Nelson, President, Eureka Gold Mining Co., San Antonio, Texas, to Julius H. Matthey, Losoya, Texas, 1908 August 30.
30 Stock certificate: Eureka Gold Mining Co. to Julius H. Matthey, 1908 September 2.
31 Letter: John Karcher, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Julius H. Matthey, Losoya, Texas, with enclosed bill, 1908 September 17.
32 Lease: Julius H. Matthey to A. Fuller, San Antonio, Texas, 1908 November 19.
33 Letter: J. R. Lambert, et al., San Antonio, Texas, to Directors of the Eureka Gold Mining Co., 1909 January 15.
34 Insurance policy: Sun Insurance Co. to Julius H. Matthey, 1909 February 8.
35 Financial and legal documents: repair and maintenance of New Orleans residence, 12 items, 1909 May-October.
36 Letter: George Lesseps, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Julius H. Matthey, Losoya, Texas, 1909 July 13.
37 Poll tax receipt: Julius H. Matthey, Bexar County, Texas, 1909 October 21.
38 Letter: George Lesseps, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Julius H. Matthey, Losoya, Texas, with enclosed statement of disbursements, 1909 December 8.
39 Letter: Julius H. Matthey, Losoya, Texas, to J. K. Lamm, San Antonio, Texas, 1910 January 6.
40 Letter: J. T. Robison, Commissioner, General Land Office, Austin, Texas, to Julius H. Matthey, Losoya, Texas, 1910 February 26.
41 Insurance policy: Sun Insurance Co. to Julius H. Matthey, 1911 February 8.
42 Abstract of title: San Antonio Abstract Co. for Joel A. Lipscomb, 25 acres, Domingo Losoya Grant, Bexar County, Texas, 1914 October 15.
43 Bill and receipt: San Antonio Abstract Co. to J. L. Lipscomb, 1914 October 15.
44 Receipt: Frank R. Newton, Bexar County Clerk, to Joel A. Lipscomb, for recording affidavit and deeds, [possibly 1914] October 22.
45 Financial and legal documents: purchase of automobile, 5 items, 1917 January-April.
46 Contract: Josefa Ybarra Matthey and Julius H. Matthey to L. F. Birdsong, sale of property, 2 copies, 1918 April 27.
47 Letter: W. H. Lipscomb, San Antonio, Texas, to Julius H. Matthey, Losoya, Texas, with enclosed receipts and court documents, 4 items, 1918 December 5.
48 Letter: W. H. Lipscomb, San Antonio, Texas, to Julius H. Matthey, Losoya, Texas, with enclosed draft will, 1919 December 2.
49 Letter: possibly Julius H. Matthey, San Antonio, Texas, to W. E. Turner and Juan B. Manzanera, San Antonio, Texas, 1920 February 26.
50 Tax receipt: Bexar County, Texas, to Gregorio Casias, paid by estate of Julius H. Matthey, 1926 January 31.
51 Business card: W. H. Vernor, undated.
52 Miscellaneous items.
Separated books
See the DRT Library's online catalog for the location of these items.
A.M.D.G. Nouvelle Année Eucharistique, Troisième Édition. Clermont-Ferrand: La Librairie Catholique, 1854.
Boswell, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. London: John Sharpe, 1830.
Bouilly, J. N. Les Encouragemens de la Jeunesse. Paris: Chez Louis Janet, Libraire, undated.
Champagnac, T. B. Le Trésor des Voyages. Paris: P.C. Lehuby, undated.
D'Aunet, L. Une Place a la Cour. Paris: Aug. Boyer et Cie., Libraires-Editeurs, undated.
Le Directoire de la Solide Piété a L'usage des Petits Frères de Marie. Lyon, France: Librairie Catholique de Perisse Frères, 1863.
Matthey, Julius Henry. Reminecences of Fifty Years, 1872-1922 [publication information missing].
Noel, M. Leçons de Philosophie Morale et Pratique [publication information missing].
Paul [publication information missing].
Quotations from the British Poets: Being a Pocket Dictionary of Their Most Admired Passages. Philadelphia: R.W. Pomeroy, 1824.

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