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Collection Summary

Creator Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Bibliography:

Description of Series

Correspondence

Diary

Legal

Genealogy Notes

Printed Materials

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

Allen-Edbon Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC075



Collection Summary

Creator: Allen family
Title: Allen-Edbon papers
Dates: 1833-1869
Dates: (Bulk: 1835-1843)
Abstract: Correspondence, a diary, legal papers, genealogical notes, and printed materials document the Allen family from 1833-1869.
Identification: MC075
Quantity: 17 items
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

Mrs. Claire Allen Edbon, born Claire E. Daley on October 3, 1882, was the daughter of W. H. Daley and Annie Jane Hankon Daley. She was raised in Missouri.

Claire E. Daley married Judge Augustus Chapman Allen on July 9, 1908. Judge Allen was born at Houston, Texas on March 2, 1861, son of Samuel and Margaret Allen. Samuel Allen, the brother of Augustus Chapman Allen and John K. Allen, along with his brothers was a co-founder of the city of Houston. Judge Allen died on July 13, 1924.

Mrs. Claire Allen later remarried. In 1940, wishing to keep the history of Houston in its founding city, Claire A. Edbon donated a collection of historical documents pertaining to the Allen Family to the San Jacinto Museum. Claire A. Edbon died on January 14, 1944.

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Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, a diary, legal papers, genealogical notes, and printed materials document the Allen family from 1833-1869. A. C. Allen correspondence consists of four letters received from 1833 to 1849, concerning real estate, the death of his brother J. K. Allen, land grants, lumber shipping, and news of the Comanche. J. K. Allen correspondence consists of two letters from 1835 and 1838, concerning the Badillo grant and securing a land certificate. S. L. Allen correspondence consists of a single letter from 1845 concerning the sale of one tract of land. A single unsigned letter concerns the marriage of Miss Isabella Harris. The diary, written by an unknown woman, contains recipes and shopping lists. Legal papers include land deeds, an indenture, a will, and a petition for a U.S. Senate seat pertaining to or from members of the Allen family. Genealogical notes consist of a single document and envelope of genealogical data on the Allen family. Printed Materials consist of a single pamphlet by William Ware describing Houston as it was on April 14, 1869.

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Arrangement

Organized into five series; arrangement is by type of material and by creator.

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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.

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Index Terms

Names:
Allen, A. C. (Augustus Chapman), 1806-1864
Allen, A. C. (Augustus Chapman), 1861-1924
Allen, J. K. (John Kirby), 1819-1838
Allen, Samuel L.
Subjects:
Land tenure--Texas
Places:
Houston (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Citation

[Identification of Item], Allen-Edbon Papers, MC075, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.

Acquisition

Gift of Claire A. Edbon, May 2, 1940.

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Calderwood with Lisa Lomas, 2001 and 2010.

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Bibliography:

Davis, Ellis Arthur and Edwin H. Grobe, ed. "Judge Augustus Chapman Allen." In The New Encyclopedia of Texas, Vol. 2, 914. Dallas: Texas Development Bureau, 1925.

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Inventory

 

Correspondence

box folder
147.2 1 A. C. Allen: "Brother"; Rowland Allen; Jane A. Birdsall; T. M. Bagley 1833-1849
2 J. K. Allen: A. Briscoe; John T. Willis 1835, 1838
3 S. L. Allen: Frederick H. Knapp 1835, 03/08
4 Unsigned 1838, 02/11

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Diary

box folder
147.2 5 Unknown Woman 1858-1859

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Legal

box folder
147.2 6 Deeds: Samuel L. Allen 1835, 1843
7 Indenture: A. C. Allen 1840, 03/18
8 Petition: A. C. Allen n.d.
9 Will: Roland Allen 1843, 06/28

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Genealogy Notes

box folder
147.2 10 Allen Family n.d.

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Printed Materials

box folder
147.2 11 Pamphlet: "When the Meadow Grass Was Green" 1869, 04/14

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