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Collection Summary

Creator Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Bibliography:

Description of Series

Printed Materials

Creative Works

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

Olive Branch White Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC122



Collection Summary

Creator: White, Olive Branch
Title: Olive Branch White papers
Dates: 1910-1946
Dates: (Bulk: 1940)
Abstract: Programs from patriotic events and genealogical materials relating to San Jacinto veteran Edward Thomas Branch were collected by his daughter from 1910 to 1946.
Identification: MC122
Quantity: 22 items
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

Little is known about Olive Branch White, the daughter of a San Jacinto veteran, Edward T. Branch and Annie Cleveland Wharton, the daughter of William Harris Wharton. Olive married Thomas F. White and collected and composed information pertaining to her genealogy which comprises this collection.

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Scope and Content Note

Printed materials and creative works dating from 1934 to 1946 comprise the Olive Branch White Papers documenting the life of Edward Thomas Branch, participant in the battle of San Jacinto. The printed materials series contains: invitations, programs, and a souvenir envelope. A 1938 invitation to a religious-patriotic celebration at Washington-on-the-Brazos issued by St. Mary's Congregation and the American Legion Post of Brenham, Texas and a 1945 invitation by the Philosophical Society of Texas are included. Programs include: the 1940 and 1941 annual convention programs of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, a dinner program celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of Houston hosted by the Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce, a 1943 annual dinner invitation to the Philosophical Society of Texas, a San Jacinto Day program from 1944, and a program for the 1910 reunion of the Texas Association of Mexican War Veterans. There are also ten programs dating from 1934 to 1946 celebrating Texas Independence Day and General Sam Houston's birthday under the joint auspices of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the Sons of the Republic of Texas. There is a souvenir envelope purchased in 1946 featuring Governor Stevenson's Centennial message, delivered December 29, 1945.

Creative works features a coat of arms of Captain Robert Calder, veteran of the battle of San Jacinto painted by Olive Branch White. Mrs. White also donated a biographical sketch and a lineage chart of Edward T. Branch which are both typescript.

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Arrangement

Organized into two 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:
Branch, Edward Thomas, 1811-1861
Calder, Robert J. (Robert James), 1810-1885
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863
Stevenson, Coke R. (Coke Robert), 1888-1975
Branch family
Organizations:
Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce
Sons of the Republic of Texas
Texas Association of Mexican War Veterans
Places:
Texas--Centennial celebrations, etc.
Subjects:
San Jacinto, Battle of, Tex., 1836--Anniversaries, etc.

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Administrative Information

Citation

[Identification of Item], Olive Branch White Papers, MC122, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.

Acquisition

Gift of Olive Branch White, 1949.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa M. Lomas, 2011.

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Bibliography:

"BRANCH, EDWARD THOMAS."The Handbook of Texas Online http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbr21

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Inventory

 

Printed Materials

box folder
156.4 1 Invitation: Philosophical Society of Texas 1945, 12/04
2 Invitation: St. Mary's Congregation and the American Legion Post of Brenham, Texas 1938, 03/02
3 Programs: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Convention 1940, 1941
4 Program: Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce 1936, 08/13
5 Program: Philosophical Society of Texas 1943, 12/04
6 Program: San Jacinto Day 1944, 04/21
7 Program: Texas Association of Mexican War Veterans 1910, 05/25
8 Programs: Texas Independence Day and Sam Houston Birthday 1934-1946
9 Souvenir envelope 1946

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Creative Works

box folder
156.4 10 Coat of Arms ca. 1940
11 Lineage of Edward T. Branch ca. 1940
12 Sketch of Edward T. Branch ca. 1940

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