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Collection Summary

Creator Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence

Legal

Printed Materials

Photographs

Scrapbooks and Albums

Newspapers

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

Mrs. R. W. Heflin Collection

Manuscript Collection: MC115



Collection Summary

Creator: Heflin, R. W., Mrs.
Title: Mrs. R. W. Heflin collection
Dates: 1857-1937
Dates: (Bulk: 1880-1910)
Abstract: Scrapbooks, postcards, printed materials, newspapers, stamps, photographs, memorandum books, and a deed of trust document the interests and geographical background of one family.
Identification: MC115
OCLC Record No. 55148083
Quantity: .1 linear ft.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

Little is specifically known of Mrs. R. W. Heflin, donor of the materials. An assumption can be made that she was Josie Frankenberger, daughter of W. L. Frankenberger and Daisy D. Frankenberger of Pearland, Texas. Mrs Heflin's maternal grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. William Steel Smith of Garnett, Kansas, whose family probably emigrated from Illinois after the Civil War to settle in eastern Kansas.

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Scope and Content Note

Scrapbooks, postcards, printed materials, newspapers, stamps, photographs, memorandum books, and a deed of trust document the interests and geographical background of one family. Although primarily filled with cut-out prints of people, flowers, and birds, the scrapbooks also contain concrete poetry, stories, clippings from magazines, advertisements, calendars, sermons, puzzles, games, and report cards. Of particular interest is the Bronston & Co. Catalog. Only the first 167 pages were used for a scrapbook. The remaining 310 pages are advertisements for products sold in Garnett, Kansas, in 1888. The 151 postcards and a bookmark were removed from 2 albums created by Josie and Daisy Frankenberger. Of interest in the printed materials is an advertising pamphlet which in addition to directions for using dye and patent medicine testimonials contains the story "Cousin John's Extravagant Wife." Newspapers include issues from Springfield, Illinois (1857, 1858), Garnett, Kansas (1897, 1919), and Pearland, Texas (1896). Cancelled postage stamps (147) date from the Civil War period until 1937. A daguerreotype of Mr. and Mrs. William Steel Smith and a cabinet photograph of Daisy Smith are the only identified family photographs. Photographs documenting the vanishing West at the end of the 19th century include 2 prints of bison on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains and 2 prints of life in a Native American camp. A large team photograph (10.5 x 13.5 inches) of an early southeastern Texas baseball team includes the names of the team members on the reverse side. The single legal document, a deed of trust, records the assignment of land owned by W. L. Frankenberger and his wife, Daisy D. Frankenberger to J. W. Edmundson in Pearland, Texas.

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Arrangement

Organized into six series: Correspondence, Legal, Printed Materials, Photographs, Scrapbooks and albums, and Newspapers; arrangement is by subject.

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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:
Frankenberger, Daisy
Frankenberger, Josie
Smith, William Steel
Frankenberger family
Organizations:
Bronston & Co.
Subjects:
Baseball--Photographs
Places:
Garnett (Kan.)
Pearland (Tex.)
Springfield (Ill.)
West (U.S.)--Photographs
Formats:
Postage stamps
Postcards
Scrapbooks

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Administrative Information

Citation

[Identification of Item], Mrs. R. W. Heflin Collection, MC115, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.

Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. R. W. Heflin, 1954.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Canby Jackson, 2004.

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Inventory

 

Correspondence

box folder
144.2 1 Envelopes 1887-1909
2 Cancelled Postage Stamps ca. 1860-1937
3 Memorandum Books 1901-1931, n.d.

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Legal

box folder
144.2 4 Deed of Trust 1901, 02/19

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Printed Materials

box folder
144.2 5 Advertising: Calendars> 1905, 1919
6 Advertising: Pamphlet; Dress Pattern 1887, n.d.
7 Images of Women ca. 1895-1910
8 Images of Fruit and Flowers n.d.
9 Woodblock Print: Flag, unknown nationality n.d.

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Photographs

box folder
144.2 10 Photographs ca. 1860-1910
box
Missing Snapshot Album - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin n.d.

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Scrapbooks and Albums

box
OV10 Scrapbook ca. 1880-1890
Scrapbook in Bronston & Co., Garnett, Kansas Catalog 1888
Scrapbook "Cyrus B. Wat / Garnett / Kansas / Presented by his Mother" 1890, 10/03
Scrapbook. Blue and gilt ca. 1890-1899
Scrapbook. Brown and gilt ca. 1890-1899
box
PC1 Postcard Albums (2). All postcards have been removed from the albums. ca. 1900-1913

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Newspapers

location
Newspaper Cabinet Illinois State Journal, Springfield, Illinois 1857, 03/25-1858, 08/18
Garnett Eagle, Garnett, Kansas 1897, 12/31
Garnett Review, Garnett, Kansas 1919, 05/09
Pearland Advocate, Pearland, Texas 1896, 02/22

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