List of Subscribers, School Committee of Brenham, Texas
Manuscript Collection: MC190
Brenham, Texas, was originally known as the Hickory Grove community until it changed its name to Brenham in 1843 in honor of Republic of Texas hero Dr. Richard Fox Brenham, who practiced medicine in the area. In 1875, Brenham established the first tax-supported school system in Texas, which included a school for Blacks. In 2012, Brenham Independent School District was the largest public school district in the county with an enrollment of over 4700 students.
The seven-page List of Subscribers, School Committee of Brenham, Texas, includes signatures and amounts of donations payable to Messrs. E. Reichardt and Julian MacFarland, School Committee of the Board of Alderman. The donations were pledged for the purpose of building a school house for the White Public Free Schools of the City of Brenham. Also included is a 19th century envelope which held the list.
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[Identification of Item], List of Subscribers, School Committee of Brenham, Texas, MC190, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.
Howard West, November 1945.
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