Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Frederick A. Heitmann Collection MSS.0042



Descriptive Summary

Title: Frederick A. Heitmann Collection
Dates: 1838-1951
Identification: MSS.0042
Quantity: 6.0 Linear feet, 12 boxes
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Biographical Note

Frederick A. Heitmann was a prominent Houston businessman throughout the early twentieth century. The child of German immigrants, Heitmann was born in Houston in 1858. He attended schools in Houston and Colorado. After the death of his father in 1889, Heitmann became the owner of F. W. Heitmann and Company, Houston's oldest hardware store, begun in the 1860's. F. W. Heitmann and Company was incorporated in 1903, at which time F. A. Heitmann became president of the company. Heitmann was also involved in other Houston businesses, serving as senior director and vice president of South Texas Commercial National Bank and vice president of Guardian Trust Comany. He was also active in civic affairs and was a proponent for Houston's ship channel and the Houston Art Museum. Heitmann died in Houston in 1955 at the age of 96.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains 14 boxes of various materials, including correspondence, legal documents, and financial statements.


 

Arrangement

The collection is arranged topically according to business and personal types of materials. Also included in the collection are correspondence and miscellaneous materials relating to the Progresso Development Company, of which Heitmann was a stockholder.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Frederick A. Heitmann Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.


Index Terms

F. W. Heitmann and Company
Progresso Development Company
Bankers--Texas--Houston
Businessmen--Texas--Houston

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Frederick A. Heitmann Collection. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Acquired from the University of Houston in 1977.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Speck, July 1979.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Business Correspondence

Box Folder
1 1 Outgoing, 1885, 1900-1919
2 Outgoing, 1920-1923
3 Outgoing, 1924-1925
4 Outgoing, 1926-1932
5 Outgoing, 1933-1944
6 Incoming, 1856, 1876, 1893-1911
Box Folder
2 1 Incoming, 1912-1921
2 Incoming, 1922
3 Incoming, 1923
4 Incoming, 1924
Box Folder
3 1 Incoming, 1925-1926
2 Incoming, 1927
3 Incoming, 1928
4 Incoming, 1929
Box Folder
4 1 Incoming, 1930-1932
2 Incoming, 1933-1934
3 Incoming, 1935-1936
4 Incoming, 1937
5 Incoming, 1951,
6 Telegrams



 

Progresso Development Company

Box Folder
5 1 Correspondence - Outgoing, 1927-1928
2 Correspondence - Outgoing, 1929
3 Correspondence - Outgoing, 1930-1931
4 Correspondence - Outgoing, 1932-1933
5 Correspondence - Outgoing, 1934-1935
6 Correspondence - Outgoing, 1936-1937
7 Correspondence - Incoming, 1927-1940
8 Miscellaneous Materials



 

Legal Documents

Box Folder
6 1 Business, 1886-1899
2 Business, 1901-1912
3 Business, 1913-1924
4 Business, 1925-1932
5 Business, 1934-1943
6 Business, Undated



 

Miscellaneous Business Materials

Box Folder
6 7 Oil and Gas Leases, 1925-1928
Box Folder
7 1 United States Oil Company Cash Book
2 Financial Business Journal, A-M
3 Financial Business Journal, N-Z
4 Business Journals
5 Financial Journals
Box Folder
8 1 Heitmann Company Advisory Committee Reports, 1911-1913
2 Business Receipts and Notes, 1861-1930
3 Stock Certificates
4 Miscellaneous Financial Statements
5 Miscellaneous Business Materials



 

Personal Correspondence

Box Folder
9 1 Outgoing, 1889-1941, 1946
2 Incoming, 1885-1911
3 Incoming, 1912-1924
4 Incoming, 1925-1929
5 Incoming, 1931-1939
6 Incoming, 1940-1943, 1946



 

Personal Legal Documents

Box Folder
10 1 Titles and Deeds, 1838-1898
2 Titles and Deeds, 1901-1919
3 Titles and Deeds, 1929-1946
4 Miscellaneous, 1890-1942



 

Personal Financial Materials

Box Folder
11 1 Receipts, 1886-1939
2 Financial Records
3 Financial Miscellaneous Materials



 

Architecture

Box Folder
11 4 Specifications: Heitmann Shadyside Home
5 Blueprints
6 Blueprints



 

Miscellaneous

Box Folder
12 1 Cards
2 Personal Papers
3 Biographical Materials
4 Brochures and Publications
5 Clippings
6 Photographs