Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

La Una De Cordova Skinner Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC151



Collection Summary

Creator: Skinner, La Una De Cordova, d. 1963
Title: La Una De Cordova Skinner Papers
Dates: 1859-1874
Abstract: The La Una De Cordova Skinner Papers consists of three items documenting Texas history during the 19th century.
Identification: MC151
Quantity: 3 items
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

La Una De Cordova Skinner, born in Collinsville, Texas, was state poet laureate and a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT). She was granddaughter of early Texan Jacob De Cordova (1808-1868) and Rebecca Sterling De Cordova. Skinner was approved April 7, 1936, for membership in the James Butler Bonham Chapter of the DRT. La Una De Cordova was married to John William Skinner, Sr. Mrs. Skinner died October 28, 1963.


Scope and Content Note

The La Una De Cordova Skinner Papers consist of three items documenting Texas history during the 19th century. Legal documents include an 1859 index to land grantees in Texas and an 1874 quit claim deed from William Carton to Mrs. Rebecca De Cordova. Also included is a poem by La Una De Cordova Skinner entitled "Sidney Sherman and His Men", regarding Texas' fight for independence.


Arrangement

Arrangement is chronological.

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.


Index Terms

Names:
Carton, William
De Cordova, Rebecca
Sherman, Sidney, 1805-1873
Skinner, La Una De Cordova, d. 1963
Subjects:
Land tenure--Texas

Archivist's Note

Mrs. Skinner also donated sheet music of her own composition titled Texas Shadows, which is housed in the sheet music collection.


Administrative Information

Citation

[Identification of Item], La Una De Cordova Skinner Papers, MC151, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.

Acquisition

Gift of La Una De Cordova Skinner, May 1942.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa M. Lomas, 2011.


Bibliography

"De Cordova, Jacob Raphael." The Handbook of Texas Online. https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fde03


Inventory

box folder
161.6 1 Legal documents 1859-1874



box folder
161.6 2 Poem: "Sidney Sherman and His Men" undated