Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

Henry V. Schumann Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC046



Collection Summary

Creator: Schumann, Henry V.
Title: Henry V. Schumann papers
Dates: 1888-1935
Dates: (Bulk: 1888-1893)
Abstract: Notebooks, financial documents, and printed materials document the student life and early business years of Henry V. Schumann, a druggist in New Braunfels, Texas from 1890 until 1942.
Identification: MC046
OCLC Record No. 48846240
Quantity: 1 box (.4 linear feet)
Language Materials are in English and German.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

Heinrich Valentin Schumann was born in New Braunfels, Texas, February 18, 1868, the oldest of seven children of Friedrick Schumann (1840-1922) and Anna Maria Mickesch (1845-1920). After attending local schools, he entered an apprenticeship with Dreiss Drugstore in San Antonio Texas. He later attended the Maryland College of Pharmacy in Baltimore, Maryland, and graduated on March 26, 1889. Returning to Texas, he purchased the drug store of Alex Reszczynski in New Braunfels and opened for business on October 8, 1890. He served both on the State Board of Pharmacy (ca. 1911-1915) and as a member of the Board of Pharmaceutical Examiners for his judicial district.

Schumann married Elfriede Hoffman (1872-1953) on April 30, 1892. They had no children. Schumann died at his home on May 22, 1942 and is buried in the Comal Cemetery, New Braunfels.


Scope and Content Note

Notebooks, financial documents, and printed materials document the student life and early business years of Henry V. Schumann (1868-1942), a druggist in New Braunfels, Texas from 1890 until 1942. The student notebooks, written in English and German, record class notes (8) and pharmaceutical formulas (2) and were produced while a student in the Maryland College of Pharmacy in Baltimore, Maryland (1885?-1888). Two daybooks record the daily financial transactions of Schumann's business from 1881-1893. An early promotional item from Schumann's drug store, The Regulator Diary or Pocket Companion for Everybody, advertises "Dr. Simmons Liver Regulator or Medicine" while providing "valuable hints for the health and comfort of all." An advertising supplement to The Herald, December, 1893, contains 12 pages of advertisements from local businesses in the New Braunfels, Comal County, area including H. V. Schumann, The Prescription Druggist. Eight announcements and catalogues by colleges of pharmacy demonstrate Schumann's interest in professional education. Two panoramic photographs of the Texas Pharmaceutical Association (n.d., 1912) document Schumann's participation in professional organizations. A single photograph is of Schumann.


 

Arrangement

Organized into three series: Financial documents, Printed materials, Creative works; arrangement is alphabetical.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Terms Governing Use

Open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jacinto Museum of History. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Jacinto Museum of History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Index Terms

Names:
Schumann, Henry V., 1868-1942
Subjects:
Drugstores--Texas--Archives
Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
Pharmacists--Texas--Archives
Places:
New Braunfels (Tex.)--Archives
Formats:
Prescriptions
Advertising mail

Related Material

This collection is a part of an accession donated by Mrs. Henry V. Schumann shortly after the death of her husband in 1942. Included in the collection were three other finite collections. Of these, the Alex Reszczynski Papers and the August Forcke Papers may also contain materials related to Henry V. Schumann.

Further information about Henry V. Schumann can be obtained from the Sophienburg Museum and Archives, 200 Seguin, New Braunfels, Texas 78130.


Administrative Information

Citation

[Identification of Item], Henry V. Schumann Papers, MC046, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.

Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Henry V. Schumann, 1942.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Canby Jackson, 2001.


Inventory

 

Financial

box folder
67 1 Daybook 1891, 07/01-1892, 05/31
2 Daybook 1892, 06/01-1893, 08/31
3 Receipt 1935



 

Printed Materials

box folder
67 4 Ephemera: The Regulator Diary or Pocket Companion for Everybody Blank Notebook pages ca. 1890-1900
5 Newspaper: The Herald, Vol. 2, No. 41 Advertising Supplement 1893, 12
6 Pamphlet: Merck's Market Report to the Drug Trade 1892, 04
7 Pamphlet: Merck's Market Report to the Drug Trade 1892, 05
8 Pamphlet: Annual Catalogue of the Maryland College of Pharmacy 1892
9 Pamphlet: Annual Announcement and Catalogue, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore, MD 1892-1893
10 Pamphlet: The Second Annual Announcement of the School of Medicine of the University of Texas 1892-1893
11 Pamphlet: Annual Catalogue of the Maryland College of Pharmacy 1893
12 Pamphlet: The National Institute of Pharmacy 1893
13 Pamphlet: The Seventy-Third Annual Announcement of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 1893
14 Pamphlets: The Chicago College of Pharmacy 1893
15 Pamphlets: Annual Announcement and Catalogue, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore, MD 1893-1894



 

Creative Works

box folder
67 16 Class Notes n.d.
17 Class Notes: Notebooks n.d.
18 Class Notes: Notebooks "Pharmacy" / "Chemistry" n.d.
19 Class Notes: Notebook "Senior Course - Quiz" n.d.
20 Class Notes: Notebook "Senior Course" 1888
21 Class Notes: Notebook "Senior Course - Pharmacy" 1888
22 Formulas n.d.



 

Photographs

box folder
67 23 Henry V. Schumann; Texas Pharmaceutical Association - 2 panoramic images 1912, n.d.