Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Robinson and Locke Families Papers, 1853-1900



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Robinson and Locke Families
Title: Robinson and Locke Families Papers
Dates: 1853-1900
Creator Abstract: David C. Robinson (1826-1891) was a lawyer in San Antonio, Texas, where he also served as City Attorney under Mayor Wilhelm Thielepape and was a County Judge. Robinson represented Bexar County as a Democrat in the State Legislature for two terms (1887-1891). His daughter Brent (1862-1959) married Canadian Jonathan "Jack" Locke (1865-1933).
Content Abstract: The collection contains a letter, notebook, plats, and printed material associated with two San Antonio, Texas, families. The bulk of the collection consists of newspapers from San Antonio and other Texas cities, dating from 1878-1915; these materials and a scrapbook have been separated from the collection.
Identification: Doc 5606
Extent: 8 items (7 folders)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Biographical Note

David C. Robinson was born in 1826, possibly in Tennessee. Family tradition states that he resided in St. Louis, Missouri, before coming to Texas in the 1850s. A resident of Guadalupe County, Texas, in 1860, Robinson also lived in Floresville, Wilson County, before settling in San Antonio, where he worked as a lawyer. He served as the San Antonio City Attorney under Reconstruction Mayor Wilhelm Thielepape; was a County Judge in 1884; and represented Bexar County as a Democrat in the State Legislature for two terms (1887-1891).

Robinson married St. Louis native Eliza Magdelene Wetzel (1826-1911). The couple had six children: Susan (1857-1959); Fannie (born 1859); Hope (1860-1932); Brent (1862-1959), who married Canadian Jonathan “Jack” Locke (1865-1933); Dick (born circa 1867); and Margaret (born circa 1871), who married Jonathan Locke’s brother, Colin. David Robinson died in San Antonio on 1891 June 4.

References

Albrecht, Theodore. “Wilhelm Carl August Thielepape.” Handbook of Texas Online. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fth41.

Daily Light (San Antonio, Texas), 1891 June 4.

Chronicle (Floresville, Texas), 1891 June 11.

Van Winkle, Irene. “Locke Family’s ‘Miss Sue’ a Familiar Sight in West Kerr County.” West Kerr Current. Accessed July 21, 2011. http://wkcurrent.com/locke-familys-miss-sue-a-familiar-sight-in-west-kerr-county-p1024-71.htm.


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains a letter, notebook, plats, and printed material associated with two San Antonio, Texas, families. Documents include a letter from James P. Hector to D. C. Robinson, a school notebook belonging to Brent Robinson, and two small plats showing land in what is now Wilson and Karnes Counties. The bulk of the collection consists of newspapers from San Antonio and other Texas cities, dating from 1878-1915; these materials and a scrapbook have been separated from the collection.


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
Robinson family.
Locke family.
Robinson, David C., 1826-1891.
Robinson, Brent.
Hector, James P.
Locations
Wilson County (Tex.)--Maps, manuscript.
Karnes County (Tex.)--Maps, manuscript.
Genres/Formats
Family papers.
Correspondence.
Notebooks.
Plats (maps).
Printed ephemera.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robinson and Locke Families Papers, 1853-1900, Doc 5606, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Brent Locke Riley through the San Antonio Museum Association, 1986 August.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker, 1997 January.

Finding aid edited and encoded by Tom D'Amore, 2011 July.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Robinson and Locke Families Papers, 1853-1900

Folder
1 Letter: James P. Hector, Seguin, Texas, to D. C. Robinson, Cleto P. O., Texas, 1853 July 28.
Folder
2 Plat: Wilson County, Texas, land along Cibolo Creek, 1853.
Folder
3 Plat: Karnes County, Texas, land along Cibolo Creek and the San Antonio River, undated.
Folder
4 Notebook: English History, Brent Robinson, 1879.
Folder
5 Brief: Branch T. Masterson and John H. Herndon vs. Volney E. Howard, et al., brief of counsel of Appellees, Supreme Court of the United States, 1872.
Folder
6 Invitation: wedding of Susie Franklin Hamilton and H. Elbert Hildebrand, Austin, Texas, 1891 February 25.
Folder
7 Menu: Cataract House, Niagara Falls, 1885 August 31.
Menu: Hotel du Palais, Paris, 1900 October 19.



 

Separated Material

Box
SB-C70 Scrapbook
Newspapers
Some newspapers are incomplete. Additional information about these items can be found in the inventory for the Newspaper Collection (DRT 12).
[Austin] The Iconoclast, 1891 September
Corsicana Daily Light, 1889 December 27
Floresville Chronicle, 1891 June 11 and 18
Galveston Daily News, 1886 June 30, 1888 December 25, 1889 June 12
Galveston News, 1872 July 1
Galveston Weekly News, 1867 January 25
[Galveston] Wochenblatt der Texas Post, 1894 September 27 and October 18
[Mexico] La Republica, 1890 October 18
[San Antonio] The Bugle, 1912 May 11
[San Antonio] Cunningham’s Courier, undated
San Antonio Daily Express
1885 June 30
1886 May 26
1887 February 26
1889 February 14
1889 December 22
1890 February 3
1890 June 4
1891 May 1
1897 May 12
1897 December 21
1899 December 24
1903 October 6
[San Antonio] Daily Herald, 1877 February 27
San Antonio Daily Light, 1890 October 2, 1891 April 30 and June 4
San Antonio Daily Times, 1881 November 5, 1890 January 10
[San Antonio] Evening Light, 1881 November 7, 1882 July 11 and 12
San Antonio Express, 1915 February 14
[San Antonio] The Jack Rabbit, 1882
San Antonio Light, 1885 June 29
[San Antonio] The Lip, 1886 January 3 and 17
[San Antonio] The Owl, 1894 May 22
San Antonio Sunday Light, 1898 June 12
[San Antonio] The Surprise, 1880 August 3
San Antonio Weekly Express, 1878 January 3