Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

O. A. Zumwalt Collection

Manuscript Collection: MC050



Collection Summary

Creator: Zumwalt, O. A., collector
Title: O. A. Zumwalt collection
Dates: 1854-1874
(Bulk: 1854-1861)
Abstract: Daybooks and a prescription book document the financial transactions of three businesses in Columbus, Texas, from 1854 to 1874.
Identification: MC050
OCLC Record No.: 48677656
Quantity: 6 items
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

O. A. Zumwalt donated financial documents from three separate businesses in Columbus, Texas, to the San Jacinto Museum of History from 1942-1943.


Scope and Content Note

Daybooks and a prescription book document the financial transactions of three businesses in Columbus, Texas, from 1854 to 1874. The daybook from the mercantile firm of Logue & Whitfield (1854-1855) records the accounts of prominent Texans of the day including W. B. DeWees, Dr. Lawrence A. Washington, Dr. John G. Logue, Dr. E. P. Whitfield, J. S. Shropshire, Jones Rivers, Col. J. W. E. Wallace, Dr. John H. Bowers, R. L. Foard, Basil G. Ijams, and Robert Robson. A second daybook (1859-1861) is from an unknown general merchandise store. The prescriptions (numbers 1362-1816) in the Weller & Buford, Druggists, Prescription Book (1873-1874) are hand inscribed and may contain information including the name of patients and doctors, the date, and formulations of the prescriptions. Of interest are eight printed prescription forms glued to pages at the end of the book, which are elaborately engraved with an interior view of the Weller and Buford Drug Store.


Arrangement

Organized into one series; arrangement is chronological.

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:
Atkinson, Dr.
Bowers, John Henry, 1817-1907
DeWees, William Bluford, 1799-1878
Foard, Robert Levi, 1831-1898
Ijams, Basil G., 1804-1876
Rivers, Robert Jones, 1806?-1854
Robson, Robert
Wallace, Joseph Worthington Elliot, 1796-1877
Organizations:
Logue & Whitfield--Archives
Weller & Buford, Druggists--Archives
Subjects:
General stores--Texas--Archives
Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
Pharmacists--Texas--Archives
San Jacinto, Battle of, Tex., 1836--Veterans
Places:
Columbus (Tex.)--Archives
Formats:
Daybooks
Pictorial lettersheets
Prescriptions

Administrative Information

Citation

[Identification of Item], O. A. Zumwalt Collection, MC050, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.

Acquisition

Gift of O. A. Zumwalt, 1942-1943.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Canby Jackson, 2001.


Inventory

Financial

box folder
62.1 1 Daybook: Logue & Whitfield, Columbus, Texas 1854 November 16-1855 July 31
location
17.1C.F1 Daybook: Unknown General Merchandise Store, Columbus, Texas 1859 February 3-1861 December 14
box folder
62.1 2 Prescription Book: Weller & Buford, Druggists, Columbus, Texas 1873 July 21-1874 July 11
3 Prescriptions: Weller & Buford, Druggists, Columbus, Texas undated: circa 1870-1875