Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

List of Subscribers, School Committee of Brenham, Texas

Manuscript Collection: MC190

Collection Summary

Creator: Brenham (Tex.) School Committee
Title: List of subscribers, school committee of Brenham, Texas
Dates: 1877
Abstract: This is an 1877 list of subscribers' names and their pledges to donate money for the purpose of building a White public free school in the City of Brenham, Texas.
Identification: MC190
Quantity: 2 items
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

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.

Scope and Content Note

The William P. Aylett Letter to W. Winston Fontaine is a 20 page hand-written letter dated in 1853 between cousins; Aylett seeks to dissuade an 18-year-old Fontaine from marrying their older cousin, Pattie Redd, age 20, by providing his own experience and reasons why he should end the “faux pas.” Also included are two typed copies of a transcription.



Arrangement is chronological.


Restrictions on Access


Terms Governing Use

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Publication Rights

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Index Terms

Reichardt, E.
MacFarland, Julian
Brenham (Tex.) School Committee
Schools--Brenham (Tex.)
Education--Finance--Brenham (Tex.)
Brenham (Tex.)

Administrative Information


[Identification of Item], List of Subscribers, School Committee of Brenham, Texas, MC190, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.


Howard West, Nov. 1945.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa M. Lomas, 2012.


"BRENHAM, TX." The Handbook of Texas Online.


"Facts about Brenham." Brenham Independent School District.


box folder
169.5 1 List of subscribers 1877, 02/10

box folder
169.5 2 Envelope n.d.