Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

William H. Scott Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC146

Collection Summary

Creator: Scott, William H.
Title: William H. Scott papers
Dates: 1848-1867
Dates: (Bulk: 1860, 1864)
Abstract: Financial and legal documents reveal information regarding the life of William H. Scott from the years 1848 to 1867.
Identification: MC146
Quantity: 13 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 William H. Scott, who was appointed deputy marshal of Galveston in 1848.

Scope and Content Note

Financial and legal documents reveal information regarding the life of William H. Scott from the years 1848 to 1867. Financial documents include a doctor's bill from 1860 issued by J. L. Cochran, M.D. to a Mr. Scott and a bill from Cochran & Cox. Also included are two Confederate tax receipts issued in 1864 to William H. Scott. There are six tax receipts from Brown County, the City of Galveston and Lavaca County. An undated receipt for money paid to C. R. Cox is included in the series.

The legal documents series contains a signed affidavit dated in 1850 that states William H. Scott recorded his brand in that office. Also included is an 1848 appointment issued by Samuel M. Williams to William H. Scott, notifying him of his appointment as Deputy Marshal and instructing him to seize all the Negroes on Corbin's place.



Organized into two series.


Restrictions on Access


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

Scott, William H.
Williams, Samuel May, 1795-1858
Cochran, J. L.
Cox, C. R.
Galveston (Tex.)
Brown County (Tex.)
Lavaca County (Tex.)

Administrative Information


[Identification of Item], William H. Scott Papers, MC146, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.


E. C. Scott, April 1941.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa M. Lomas, 2011.




box folder
161.1 1 Bills 1860, 1861
2 Confederate tax receipts 1864
3 Tax receipts 1852-1867
4 Receipt n.d.



box folder
161.1 5 Affidavit 1850, 08/17
6 Appointment 1848, 03/27