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Collection Summary

Creator Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence

Financial

Legal

Printed Materials

Creative Works

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

Radaz-Dabney Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC111



Collection Summary

Creator: Radaz family
Title: Radaz-Dabney papers
Dates: 1850-1915
Dates: (Bulk: 1855-1865)
Abstract: Correspondence, financial and legal documents, printed materials and creative works document the Radaz-Dabney family from 1850 to 1915.
Identification: MC111
Quantity: 71 items
Language Materials are in English and French.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

Annie Eugenia Prescott is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Prescott, and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Goulon. Mrs. Goulon later married Henry Radaz. Annie Prescott married Samuel B. Dabney and they had two children: Annie Eugenia and Robert Lewis Dabney.

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Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, financial and legal documents, printed materials and creative works document the Radaz-Dabney family from 1850 to 1915. Correspondence includes a letter to Samuel B. Dabney concerning jurisdiction over land and three other general letters. Of note is a letter in French from Olivia Boullet to Mademoiselle Goulon and Polle.

Financial documents are composed of a bill, a loan, receipts and tax receipts. Receipts and tax receipts pertain to: Henry Radaz, F. Radaz, Adele Radaz, Radaz and Violant, and T. D. Stith. Of interest is the promissory note to Henry L. Radaz issued by the Treasurer of Bexar Encampment, No. 11, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.). Legal documents include appointments, a discharge, a land title, a military pass, promissory notes, and a summons pertaining to the Radaz family. Included are two certificates of appointment of Henry L. Radaz as deputy postmaster at San Antonio by Presidents Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan. There is also a discharge of administrator of estate and a military pass issued by the Confederate States of America in 1862 concerning Henry L. Radaz. Promissory notes concerning John W. Squire, John C. Trimble and J. W. Reduz to Rose McCarthy & Co. comprise the general series. A summons for Mrs. A. Radaz to appear in court, in the case of Mrs. M.F. Florian v. O.J. Wefing is also included.

Printed Materials consist of a calling card for Henry L. Radaz and a funeral notice regarding the death of Mr. and Mrs. Radaz's infant son Henry Eugene Radaz. Creative works include a pen and ink surveyor's sketch of a block of land divided between Wefing, Florian and Radaz, and genealogical notes that show the relationship between Henry Radaz and Mrs. Samuel B. Dabney.

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Arrangement

Organized into five series; arrangement is alphabetical and chronological.

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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:
Dabney, Samuel B.
Radaz, Henry L.
Organizations:
Confederate States of America
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Subjects:
Land tenure--Texas

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Related Material

Also of interest are the 250 currency/warrants cataloged in the museum's artifact collection. These items were issued from: Bexar County, Goliad County, Hays County, the State of Texas and the Confederacy.

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Administrative Information

Citation

[Identification of Item], Radaz-Dabney Papers, MC111, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.

Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Samuel B. Dabney, 1942. The collection was given to Mrs. Dabney by Mrs. R. T. Dugúe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Radaz.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa Lomas, 2010.

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Inventory

 

Correspondence

box folder
156.1 1 A. Radaz n.d.
2 General 1853-1896
3 Envelopes 1915, n.d.

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Financial

box folder
156.1 4 Bills: Mr. Radaz 1865, 11/01
5 Loans: F. Radaz n.d.
6 Receipts: H. L. Radaz 1857-1864
7 Receipts: General 1855, 1877
8 Tax Receipts: Henry L. Radaz 1850-1870
9 Tax Receipts: F. Radaz 1856-1867
10 Tax Receipts: Miscellaneous 1859-1897

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Legal

box folder
156.1 11 Bills: Mr. Radaz 1856, 1860
12 Loans: F. Radaz 1862, 10/_
13 Receipts: H. L. Radaz n.d.
14 Receipts: General 1862, 07/01
15 Tax Receipts: Henry L. Radaz n.d.
16 Tax Receipts: F. Radaz 1861
17 Tax Receipts: Miscellaneous 1890, 08/08

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Printed Materials

box folder
156.1 18 Calling card; Funeral notice n.d., 1865

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Creative Works

box folder
156.1 19 Surveyor's sketch; Genealogical notes n.d.

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