Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Adjutant General's Department:

An Inventory of Departmental Correspondence at the Texas State Archives, 1846-1943 (bulk 1861-1933)



Overview

Creator: Texas. Adjutant General's Dept.
Title: Departmental correspondence
Dates: 1846-1943
Dates: (bulk 1861-1933)
Abstract: These records consist of departmental correspondence (mostly incoming letters until the 20th century), 1846-1943; letter books and letterpress books (outgoing letters), 1861-1863 and 1871-1905; registers of letters received, 1870-1883; and indexes to letters received, 1870-1899. Total dates covered are 1846-1943 (bulk 1861-1933). The Texas Adjutant General's office received letters, telegrams, and postal cards from, and sent letters and telegrams to, a wide variety of persons and entities: public officials, the officers and enlisted men of all of the state militia units in Texas, Rangers and Ranger captains, high-ranking officers of the United States army, representatives of businesses and corporations, and private citizens of Texas and of other states.
Quantity: 121.62 cubic ft.
Language English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

On November 13, 1835, the Consultation created the office of Adjutant General, as one of five heads of departments under the Commander-in-Chief of the Texian Army (the other offices being Inspector General, Quartermaster General, Surgeon General, and Paymaster General). On December 20, 1836, the 1st Congress passed "an Act to organize and fix the Military establishment of the Republic of Texas," which in addition to the aforementioned bureaus, created a Commissary General of Subsistence, a Commissary General of Purchases, and a Colonel of Ordnance, all of whom answered to the Secretary of War. On December 18, 1837, Congress passed--and later passed again over President Sam Houston's veto--an act making the Adjutant General a position elected by the Congress; the first man so elected was Hugh McLeod. This arrangement lasted less than two years, however, with subsequent Adjutant Generals--beginning with McLeod on January 30, 1839--being appointed by the President. Congress combined the offices of Adjutant General and Inspector General on January 28, 1840, and technically abolished this position on January 18, 1841. Yet Peter Hansborough Bell served as Adjutant General of Militia soon thereafter; and in legislation of February 1842, there is a reference to an Acting Adjutant General.

The Texas Navy at first operated under a separate Secretary of the Navy, appointed by the President as authorized by an act of Congress approved October 25, 1836. On January 18, 1841, Congress abolished this office and created a Naval Bureau under the Secretary of War and Marines. Of course, the end of the Republic in 1846 meant the end of the Texas Navy as well.

Whereas under the Republic the Adjutant General was subservient to the Secretary of War, under statehood the position was elevated to that of head of all military departments. After annexation, the 1st Legislature provided for an Adjutant General to be appointed by the Governor, in "an Act to organize the Militia of the State of Texas" (April 21, 1846). The duties which fell to the Adjutant General included the issuance of all military orders; the maintenance of records of appointments, promotions, resignations, deaths, commissions, etc.; the receipt of monthly and annual returns, and muster rolls from the various military units; the keeping of the records of general courts martial; recruitment and enrollment of Rangers and militiamen; and now, the issuing of all bounty and donation land warrants on the basis of military service to the Republic. This last duty was assumed by the Commissioner of Claims, pursuant to an Act of the legislature passed August 1, 1856; the office of the Adjutant General had been the victim of apparent arson in October 1855, allegedly by persons engaged in land certificate fraud. The position of Adjutant General was itself reestablished by the Militia Law of February 14, 1860, by which act he also assumed the duties of Quartermaster General and Ordnance Officer of the State.

With the Civil War came the reorganization of the office, an act of December 25, 1861 creating an Adjutant and Inspector General, who would also serve as Quartermaster and Commissary General, and Ordnance Officer. Oversight of the 33 Brigades of the Texas State Troops plus the Frontier Regiment fell to this office, just as later Adjutant Generals would split their time between the Militia and the Rangers (whatever the prevailing terminology). The demands of the Confederate States Army, often conflicting with the needs and desires of the State of Texas, would affect the entire period of the War.

During the Congressional phase of Reconstruction, the military affairs of the State of Texas, and many aspects of civil government, were controlled by the commander of the District of Texas (1866-1868), or of the 5th Military District (1868-1870). Within months of Texas' readmission to the Union under Radical Republican Governor Edmund J. Davis (1870), the Legislature created the Frontier Forces (June 13), the State Guard and Reserve Militia (June 24), and the State Police (July 1), all of which were commanded by a newly restored state Adjutant General. On November 25, 1871, the Legislature added a fifth organization, the Minute Men. The first Adjutant General so appointed, James Davidson, absconded with over $37,000 of state funds in 1872. The State Guard and Reserve Militia were merged into a simple state militia on March 19, 1873, and the State Police force was abolished April 22, 1873.

The place of the Frontier Forces was taken in 1873 and 1874 by the Rangers and the Frontier Men, and finally by the Frontier Battalion, organized by an act passed April 10, 1874. At about the same time one can date the evolution of the Texas Volunteer Guard as the definitive militia organization for the state. On July 22, 1876, "an Act to suppress lawlessness and crime in certain parts of the state" authorized the creation of the Special State Troops, commanded first by Captain Leander McNelly and subsequently by Captain J. L. Hall. In the last year of the operation of this Special Force (1880-1881), it was commanded by Captain Thomas L. Oglesby.

The Spanish-American War (1898) saw the nationalization of the Texas Volunteer Guard, which was organized into four regiments of infantry and one of cavalry, and designated the Texas Volunteers. After the war they were de-nationalized, and reorganized on April 1, 1903 as the Texas National Guard. On August 5, 1917, the Texas National Guard was drafted into federal service, forming the 36th Division, which was to be mobilized during World War II as well.

The Frontier Battalion was reorganized as the Ranger Force by an act of the Legislature on March 29, 1901. From time to time this regular force was supplemented by specially commissioned Special Rangers, Railroad Rangers, Cattlemen's Association Rangers, and Loyalty Rangers. Finally, on August 10, 1935, the Ranger Force was transferred to the Texas Department of Public Safety.


Scope and Contents of the Records

These records consist of the Texas Adjutant General's departmental correspondence (mostly incoming letters until the 20th century), 1846-1943; letter books and letterpress books (outgoing letters), 1861-1863 and 1871-1905; registers of letters received, 1870-1883; and indexes to letters received, 1870-1899. Total dates covered are 1846-1943 (bulk 1861-1933). The Texas Adjutant General's office received letters, telegrams, and postal cards from, and sent letters and telegrams to, a wide variety of persons and entities: public officials, the officers and enlisted men of all of the state militia units in Texas, Rangers and Ranger captains, high-ranking officers of the United States army, representatives of businesses and corporations, and private citizens of Texas and of other states. Although this series represents the bulk of the Adjutant General's correspondence, further correspondence is contained within other series of this record group. Thus, for example, correspondence of the Civil War era exists both in Departmental correspondence and in Texas State Troops Brigade correspondence; outgoing letters concerning the State Police are found in the Letter books and letterpress books subseries, but also in letterpress books specifically maintained for the State Police; Ranger correspondence is located in this Departmental correspondence series as well as in specific subseries in the Ranger records series.


 

Organization of the Records

The Departmental correspondence series of the Adjutant General's records is organized into four subseries:
Correspondence, 1846-1943 (bulk 1861-1933), 107.63 cubic ft.
  • Correspondence (Part I), 1846-1905
  • Correspondence (Part II), 1906-1943
Letter books and letterpress books, 1861-1863 and 1871-1905, 10.54 cubic ft.
Registers of letters received, 1870-1883, 2.57 cubic ft.
Indexes to letters received, 1870-1899, 0.88 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

Letterpress books are extremely fragile; pages are tissue-thin and bindings are either broken already or ready to break. Therefore they may not be photocopied, and must be treated with great care.

Technical Requirements

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Civil-military relations--Texas.
Civil disobedience--Texas.
Firearms--Texas.
Cattle stealing--Texas.
Horse stealing--Texas.
Military law--Texas.
Military surveillance--Texas.
Military service, Voluntary--Texas.
Indians of North America--Texas--Wars.
Military training camps--Texas.
Quartermasters--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Civil defense.
Texas--Race relations.
Texas--History--1846-1950.
Texas--History, Military.
Texas--Militia.
Document Types:
Letterpress copybooks--Texas--Military records--1871-1905.
Correspondence--Texas--Military records--1846-1943.
Registers (lists)--Texas--Military records--1870-1883.
Indexes (reference sources)--Texas--Military records--1870-1905.
Functions:
Protecting state.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
In addition to the records listed, portions of many 19th and 20th century governors' records concern the Adjutant General's Department and related matters. Search governors' finding aids for rangers, militia, volunteer guard, national guard, or other similar terms.
Texas Secretary of State, Executive record books, 1835-1917, 15.18 cubic ft.
Texas Adjutant General's Department, Military rolls, 1835-1915, 1917, 1935, undated, 131.25 cubic ft.
Texas Adjutant General's Department, Service records, 1836-1845, 1854-1865, 1870-1935, 179.07 cubic ft.
Texas Adjutant General's Department, Civil War records, 1855, 1860-1866, undated (bulk 1861-1865), 16.94 cubic ft.
Texas Adjutant General's Department, Reconstruction records, 1865-1873, undated, 7.87 cubic ft.
Texas Adjutant General's Department, Texas Volunteer Guard records, 1874-1904, undated, 19.34 cubic ft.
Texas Adjutant General's Department, Texas Volunteers (Spanish-American War) records, 1898-1904 (bulk 1898-1901), 3.97 cubic ft.
Texas Adjutant General's Department, Texas National Guard records, 1902-1931, 1939, 1941-1945, 1950, undated (bulk 1903-1911), 39.47 cubic ft.
Texas Adjutant General's Department, Texas State Guard/Texas Defense Guard/Texas State Guard Reserve Corps records, 1938-1983, undated, 83.72 cubic ft.
Texas Adjutant General's Department, Ranger records, 1839-1975, undated (bulk 1854-1918), 40.94 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Departmental correspondence, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1933/001 and unknown others

Accession data is incomplete, but about two-thirds of these records (those dating 1850-1910) were transferred to the Texas State Archives by the Texas Adjutant General's Department on February 21, 1934. The remainder was apparently transferred sometime after 1946.

Processing Information

Tony Black, January 1986, May 1988


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Correspondence, 1846-1943 (bulk 1861-1933),
107.63 cubic ft.

These records consist of letters, telegrams, and postal cards, plus attachments, received by the Texas Adjutant General's office, plus some copies (mostly for the 20th century) of outgoing letters, dating 1846-1943 (bulk 1861-1933).
Most of the incoming letters and telegrams were addressed either to the Adjutant General, or to a subordinate (e.g., the Assistant Adjutant General, the Quartermaster General, the Quartermaster of the Frontier Battalion); a significant amount of the correspondence, however, was addressed to another party--most notably, the Governor--and then referred to the Adjutant General. Incoming letters for the 1870s and part of the 1880s have been registered and for the most part indexed (see subseries Registers of letters received and Indexes to letters received, described elsewhere). Copies of outgoing letters were only rarely included during the 19th century; within the first five years of the 20th century, however, the filing of carbon copies of outgoing letters became routine. The letterpress books of the Letter books and letterpress books subseries (described elsewhere) represent a fairly complete record of letters sent by the Adjutant General from 1871 through 1905, and are also indexed. Using the registers, the filing system for some of the incoming correspondence can be reconstructed intellectually for the 1870s and 1880s; an alphanumeric code was registered in a ledger and written onto the reverse side of the letter itself, using the first letter of the last name of the correspondent plus a number related to the order in which the letter was registered.
The original order has been replaced by a roughly chronological one, usually in increments of seven to nine days; according to the biennial report of the Texas State Library, this "chronologizing" of the Adjutant General's correspondence began in 1942-1944. (In 1994, two clumps of letters from 1883-1884 and 1888 were discovered misfiled with Comptroller correspondence; they have been included below in that same original order.) No attempt has been made to place documents in exact date order. Where possible, enclosures have been kept with cover letters, but related items may be widely separated. Incoming and outgoing correspondence are interfiled chronologically.
The correspondence documents the day-to-day details of office operation, including the recruiting, paying, provisioning, arming, transporting, and training of the various military organizations of Texas throughout its history. In addition many significant developments in Texas history are reflected here. To cite a few examples: reports of depredations by Indians and bandits; petitions for exemption from service, discharges, and furloughs, especially during the Civil War; reports on Civil War hospital conditions; scouting reports; proclamations of martial law; petitions to form militia units, or to provision them; complaints of citizens against Rangers and militia units exceeding their authority; reports on the fence cutting wars of the 1880s; correspondence concerning violations of the civil rights of blacks; reports of arrests; requests for proof of service, especially in connection with applications for federal pensions for service during the War with Mexico, the Indian Wars, and the Spanish-American War; correspondence relating to cattle rustling; proceedings of courts of inquiry and courts martial; applications to become Rangers, and letters of recommendation accompanying those applications; correspondence concerning the nationalization of the Texas Volunteer Guard in 1898; requests for information concerning the fate of victims of the Galveston flood of 1900; reports of border troubles during the early 20th century; requests for, and reports of, enforcement of prohibition and anti-vice laws; correspondence concerning the use of the Texas National Guard and Rangers for strikebreaking; reports of "disloyalty," delivered by specially-appointed Loyalty Rangers during 1917-1918. Preliminary use of the printed biennial reports of the Adjutant General is highly recommended, as a guide to the subjects likely to be treated in the correspondence of a given time period.
Correspondence from 1900 to 1925 was thinned by a sampling conducted in 1973. The criteria for the sampling is not known, however.
This finding aid has been split into two parts due to electronic file size limitations imposed by TARO. Click here on ( Texas Adjutant General's Department, Departmental correspondence: Correspondence, 1906-1943) for the second part of the container listing. If you are reading this in paper, that finding aid is found at a separate divider within the binder.
Arrangement
These records are arranged roughly chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Correspondence, Departmental correspondence, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processed by
Tony Black, January 1986, May 1988
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1933/001 and unknown others
Accession data is incomplete, but about two-thirds of these records (those dating 1850-1910) were transferred to the Texas State Archives by the Texas Adjutant General's Department on February 21, 1934. The remainder was apparently transferred sometime after 1946.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Correspondence (Part I), 1846-1905
Box Folder
401-381 3. 1846-1847
4. 1848
5. 1849-1850
6. 1851-1852
7. 1853
8. 1854
9. 1855
10. 1856-1857
11-12. 1858
13. 1859
14. 1860
Box Folder
401-382 1. January 1861
2. February 1861
3. March 1861
4-5. April 1861
6-8. May 1861
9-11. June 1861
12-13. July 1861
14-19. August 1861
20-25. September 1861
26-28. October 1861
Box Folder
401-383 1. November 1861
2. December 1861
3. January 1862
4. February 1862
5-6. March 1862
7-9. April 1862
10-13. May 1862
14-17. June 1862
Box Folder
401-384 1-2. July 1862
3-4. August 1862
5-6. September 1862
7-9. October 1862
10-12. November 1862
13-14. December 1862
15-16. January 1863
Box Folder
401-385 1-2. February 1863
3-4. March 1863
5-6. April 1863
7-8. May 1863
9-11. June 1863
12-15. July 1863
16-19. August 1863
Box Folder
401-386 1-3. September 1863
4-5. October 1863
6-7. November 1863
8-9. December 1863
10-12. January 1864
13-14. February 1864
15-17. March 1864
18. April 1864
19. May 1864
Box Folder
401-387 1. June 1864
2. July 1864
3. August 1864
4. September 1864
5. October 1864
6. November 1864
7. December 1864
8. January 1865
9. February 1865
10. March-April 1865
11. May-July, August-December 1865
11A. undated [Civil War?]
11B. undated [Civil War?]
12. January-February, August-September 1866
13. April, September 1867
14. February-April, June, November 1868
15. January 1-15, 1869
16. January 16-31, 1869
17-18. February 1-15, 1869
19-20. February 16-28, 1869
Box Folder
401-388 1. March 1-15, 1869
2. March 16-31, 1869
3-4. April 1-15, 1869
5-7. April 16-30, 1869
8-9. May 1-10, 1869
10-11. May 11-20, 1869
12-13. May 21-31, 1869
14-15. June 1-15, 1869
16. June 16-30, 1869
Box Folder
401-389 1. July 1869
2. August 1869
3. September 1869
4. October-December 1869
5. January-April, June-August 1870
6. September 1-15, 1870
7-8. September 16-30, 1870
9. October 1-15, 1870
10. October 16-31, 1870
11. November 1-15, 1870
12. November 16-30, 1870
13. December 1-15, 1870
14. December 16-31, 1870
15. January 1-15, 1871
16. January 16-31, 1871
Box Folder
401-390 1-2. February 1-15, 1871
3-4. February 16-28, 1871
5. March 1-15, 1871
6-7. March 16-31, 1871
8. April 1-15, 1871
9. April 16-30, 1871
10. May 1-15, 1871
11. May 16-31, 1871
12. June 1-15, 1871
13. June 16-30, 1871
14. July 1871
15. August 1871
16. September 1871
17. October 1-7, 1871
18-19. October 8-22, 1871
Box Folder
401-391 1-5. October 23-31, 1871
6-7. November 1-7, 1871
8. November 8-30, 1871
9. December 1871
10. January-February 1872
11. March-June 1872
12. July-September 1872
13. October-December 1872
14. January-May 1873
15. June-December 1873
16. January-April 1874
Box Folder
401-392 1. May 1-15, 1874
2. May 16-31, 1874
3. June 1-15, 1874
4. June 16-30, 1874
5. July 1-15, 1874
6. July 16-31, 1874
7. August 1-15, 1874
8-9. August 16-31, 1874
10. September 1-15, 1874
11. September 16-30, 1874
12. October 1-15, 1874
13. October 16-31, 1874
14. November 1-15, 1874
15-16. November 16-30, 1874
17. December 1-15, 1874
18. December 16-31, 1874
Box Folder
401-393 1. January 1875
2. February 1875
3. March 1-15, 1875
4. March 16-31, 1875
5. April 1875
6. May 1875
7. June 1875
8. July 1-15, 1875
9. July 16-31, 1875
10. August 1875
11. September 1875
12. October 1-15, 1875
13. October 16-31, 1875
Folder Box
14. 401-393 November 1-15, 1875
Box Folder
401-393 15. November 16-31, 1875
16. December 1-15, 1875
17. December 16-31, 1875
Box Folder
401-394 1. January 1-15, 1876
2. January 16-31, 1876
3. February 1876
4. March 1-15, 1876
5. March 16-31, 1876
6. April 1876
7. May 1876
8. June 1876
9. July 1876
10. August 1876
11. September 1876
12. October 1876
13. November 1-15, 1876
14. November 16-30, 1876
15-16. December 1-15, 1876
17. December 16-31, 1876
Box Folder
401-395 1. January 1-15, 1877
2. January 16-31, 1877
3-4. February 1-15, 1877
5. February 16-28, 1877
6. March 1-15, 1877
7. March 16-31, 1877
8. April 1-15, 1877
9-10. April 16-30, 1877
11. May 1-15, 1877
12-13. May 16-31, 1877
14. June 1-15, 1877
15. June 16-30, 1877
16. July 1-15, 1877
17. July 16-31, 1877
Box Folder
401-396 1-2. August 1-15, 1877
3-4. August 16-31, 1877
5-6. September 1-15, 1877
7. September 16-30, 1877
8. October 1-15, 1877
9. October 16-31, 1877
10. November 1877
11-12. December 1-15, 1877
13. December 16-31, 1877
14. January 1-15, 1878
15. January 16-31, 1878
16. February 1-15, 1878
17. February 16-28, 1878
18. March 1-15, 1878
19. March 16-31, 1878
Box Folder
401-397 1. April 1-15, 1878
2. April 16-30, 1878
3. May 1-15, 1878
4. May 16-31, 1878
5. June 1-15, 1878
6. June 16-30, 1878
7. July 1-15, 1878
8. July 16-31, 1878
9. August 1-15, 1878
10-11. August 16-31, 1878
12. September 1878
13. October 1-15, 1878
14. October 16-31, 1878
15. November 1-15, 1878
16. November 16-30, 1878
17-18. December 1-15, 1878
19-20. December 16-31, 1878
Box Folder
401-398 1. January 1-15, 1879
2-3. January 16-31, 1879
4. February 1-15, 1879
5. February 16-28, 1879
6. March 1879
7. April 1879
8. May 1879
9. June 1879
10. July 1879
11. August 1879
12. September 1879
13. October 1-15, 1879
14. October 16-31, 1879
15. November 1879
16. December 1879
17-18. January 1-15, 1880
19. January 16-31, 1880
Box Folder
401-399 1-2. February 1-15, 1880
3. February 16-29, 1880
4. March 1-15, 1880
5-6. March 16-31, 1880
7. April 1-15, 1880
8. April 16-30, 1880
9-10. May 1-15, 1880
11-12. May 16-31, 1880
13-14. June 1-15, 1880
15. June 16-30, 1880
16-17. July 1-15, 1880
18. July 16-31, 1880
19. August 1-15, 1880
20-21. August 16-31, 1880
Box Folder
401-400 1. September 1-15, 1880
2. September 16-30, 1880
3. October 1-15, 1880
4. October 16-31, 1880
5. November 1-15, 1880
6. November 16-30, 1880
7. December 1-15, 1880
8. December 16-31, 1880
9. January 1881
10-11. February 1-15, 1881
12. February 16-28, 1881
13. March 1-15, 1881
14. March 16-31, 1881
15. April 1-15, 1881
16. April 16-30, 1881
17. May 1-15, 1881
18. May 16-31, 1881
19. June 1881
20. July 1881
21. August 1-15, 1881
22. August 16-31, 1881
Box Folder
401-401 1-2. September 1-15, 1881
3-4. September 16-30, 1881
5. October 1-15, 1881
6. October 16-31, 1881
7. November 1881
8-9. December 1-15, 1881
10-11. December 16-31, 1881
12. January 1882
13. February 1882
14. March 1-15, 1882
15. March 16-31, 1882
16. April 1882
17. May 1-15, 1882
18. May 16-31, 1882
19. June 1882
20. July 1-15, 1882
21. July 16-31, 1882
Box Folder
401-402 1. August 1-15, 1882
2. August 16-31, 1882
3. September 1882
4. October 1882
5. November 1-15, 1882
6. November 16-30, 1882
7. December 1-15, 1882
8-9. December 16-31, 1882
10. January 1883
11. February 1-15, 1883
12. February 16-28, 1883
13. March 1-15, 1883
14. March 16-31, 1883
15. April 1-15, 1883
16. April 16-30, 1883
17-18. May 1-15, 1883
19. May 16-31, 1883
20. June 1-15, 1883
21. June 16-30, 1883
Box Folder
401-403 1. July 1-15, 1883
2-3. July 16-31, 1883
4. August 1-15, 1883
5. August 16-31, 1883
6. September 1-15, 1883
7-8. September 16-30, 1883
9-10. October 1-15, 1883
11. October 16-31, 1883
12. November 1883
13. December 1-15, 1883
14. December 16-31, 1883
15-16. January 1-15, 1884
17. January 16-31, 1884
18. February 1-15, 1884
19-20. February 16-29, 1884
Box Folder
401-405A 1. (3A1 thru 3C22) October 1883-June 1884
2. (3D1 thru 3K6) October 1883-June 1884
3. (3L1 thru 3R15) September 1883-June 1884
4. (3S1 thru 3Z1) September 1883-June 1884
Box Folder
401-404 1-2. March 1-15, 1884
3-4. March 16-31, 1884
5-6. April 1-15, 1884
7-8. April 16-30, 1884
9-10. May 1-15, 1884
11-14. May 16-31, 1884
15-16. June 1-15, 1884
Box Folder
401-405 1-2. June 16-30, 1884
3-4. July 1-15, 1884
5-6. July 16-31, 1884
7-8. August 1-15, 1884
9. August 16-31, 1884
10-12. September 1-15, 1884
13. September 16-30, 1884
Box Folder
401-405B 1-2. October 1-15, 1884
3-4. October 16-31, 1884
5-6. November 1-15, 1884
7. November 16-30, 1884
8. December 1-15, 1884
9-10. December 16-31, 1884
Box Folder
401-406 1. January 1-15, 1885
2-3. January 16-31, 1885
4. February 1-15, 1885
5. February 16-28, 1885
6. March 1-15, 1885
7-8. March 16-31, 1885
9. April 1-15, 1885
10-11. April 16-30, 1885
12-13. May 1-15, 1885
14. May 16-31, 1885
15. June 1-15, 1885
16. June 16-30, 1885
17-18. July 1-15, 1885
19-20. July 16-31, 1885
Box Folder
401-407 1-2. August 1-15, 1885
3-4. August 16-31, 1885
5. September 1-15, 1885
6-7. September 16-30, 1885
8-9. October 1-15, 1885
10. October 16-31, 1885
11. November 1-15, 1885
12. November 16-30, 1885
13-14. December 1-15, 1885
15. December 16-31, 1885
16. January 1-15, 1886
17. January 16-31, 1886
18. February 1-15, 1886
19. February 16-28, 1886
Box Folder
401-408 1. March 1-15, 1886
2. March 16-31, 1886
3. April 1-15, 1886
4-5. April 16-30, 1886
6. May 1-15, 1886
7-8. May 16-31, 1886
9-10. June 1-15, 1886
11-12. June 16-30, 1886
13-14. July 1-10, 1886
15-16. July 11-20, 1886
17. July 21-31, 1886
Box Folder
401-408-B 1-3. August 1886
4-5. September 1-15, 1886
6. September 16-30, 1886
7-9. October 1-15, 1886
Box Folder
401-409 1-2. October 16-31, 1886
3. November 1-15, 1886
4-5. November 16-30, 1886
6-7. December 1-15, 1886
8. December 16-31, 1886
9-10. January 1-15, 1887
11-12. January 16-31, 1887
13-14. February 1-15, 1887
15-16. February 16-28, 1887
17-18. March 1-15, 1887
19-20. March 16-31, 1887
Box Folder
401-410 1-2. April 1-15, 1887
3-4. April 16-30, 1887
5. May 1-15, 1887
6-7. May 16-31, 1887
8. June 1-15, 1887
9-10. June 16-30, 1887
11-12. July 1-15, 1887
13-14. July 16-31, 1887
15-16. August 1-15, 1887
17-18. August 16-31, 1887
Box Folder
401-411 1-2. September 1-15, 1887
3-4. September 16-30, 1887
5-7. October 1-15, 1887
8-9. October 16-31, 1887
10. November 1-15, 1887
11-12. November 16-30, 1887
13-14. December 1-15, 1887
15. December 16-31, 1887
16. January 1-15, 1888
17. January 16-31, 1888
18. February 1-15, 1888
19-20. February 16-29, 1888
Box Folder
401-411A 1. (25A1 thru 25C10) March-September 1888
2. (25D1 thru 25H23) June-September 1888
3. (25J1 thru 250P17) June-September 1888
4. (25R1 thru 25W12) June-August 1888
Box Folder
401-412 1-2. March 1-15, 1888
3-4. March 16-31, 1888
5-6. April 1-15, 1888
7-9. April 16-30, 1888
10-11. May 1-15, 1888
12-13. May 16-31, 1888
14. June 1-15, 1888
15. June 16-30, 1888
16. July 1888
17. August 1-15, 1888
18-19. August 16-31, 1888
Box Folder
401-413 1-2. September 1-15, 1888
3-4. September 16-30, 1888
5-6. October 1-15, 1888
7-8. October 16-31, 1888
9. November 1-15, 1888
10-11. November 16-30, 1888
12-13. December 1-15, 1888
14. December 16-31, 1888
15. January 1-15, 1889
16. January 16-31, 1889
17. February 1-15, 1889
18. February 16-28, 1889
Box Folder
401-414 1. March 1-15, 1889
2-3. March 16-31, 1889
4-5. April 1-15, 1889
6-7. April 16-30, 1889
8-9. May 1-15, 1889
10-11. May 16-31, 1889
12-13. June 1-15, 1889
14-15. June 16-30, 1889
16-17. July 1-15, 1889
18-20. July 15-31, 1889
Box Folder
401-415 1-2. August 1-15, 1889
3-5. August 16-31, 1889
6-7. September 1-15, 1889
8-9. September 16-30, 1889
10-12. October 1-15, 1889
13-14. October 16-31, 1889
15-16. November 1-15, 1889
17-18. November 16-30, 1889
19-20. December 1-15, 1889
21-22. December 16-31, 1889
Box Folder
401-416 1-2. January 1-15, 1890
3-4. January 16-31, 1890
5-6. February 1-15, 1890
7-8. February 16-28, 1890
9-10. March 1-15, 1890
11-13. March 16-31, 1890
14-15. April 1-15, 1890
16-17. April 16-30, 1890
18-19. May 1-15, 1890
20-21. May 16-31, 1890
Box Folder
401-417 1-2. June 1-15, 1890
3-5. June 16-30, 1890
6-8. July 1-15, 1890
9-11. July 16-31, 1890
12-13. August 1-15, 1890
14. August 16-31, 1890
15-16. September 1-15, 1890
17. September 16-30, 1890
18-19. October 1-15, 1890
20. October 16-31, 1890
Box Folder
401-418 1. November 1-15, 1890
2. November 16-30, 1890
3-5. December 1-15, 1890
6. December 16-31, 1890
7. January 1-15, 1891
8-9. January 16-31, 1891
10-11. February 1-15, 1891
12-14. February 16-28, 1891
15-16. March 1-15, 1891
17-19. March 16-31, 1891
20-21. April 1-15, 1891
Box Folder
401-419 1-3. April 16-30, 1891
4-6. May 1-15, 1891
7-10. May 16-31, 1891
11-14. June 1-15, 1891
15-19. June 16-30, 1891
Box Folder
401-420 1-6. July 1-15, 1891
7-11. July 16-31, 1891
12-17. August 1-15, 1891
18-21. August 16-31, 1891
Box Folder
401-421 1-3. September 1-15, 1891
4-6. September 16-30, 1891
7-9. October 1-15, 1891
10-13. October 16-31, 1891
14-17. November 1-15, 1891
18-21. November 16-30, 1891
Box Folder
401-422 1-3. December 1-15, 1891
4-6. December 16-31, 1891
7-8. January 1-15, 1892
9-10. January 16-31, 1892
11-13. February 1-15, 1892
14-16. February 16-29, 1892
17-19. March 1-15, 1892
Box Folder
401-423 1-3. March 16-31, 1892
4-6. April 1-15, 1892
7-10. April 16-30, 1892
11-15. May 1-15, 1892
16-19. May 16-31, 1892
Box Folder
401-424 1-6. June 1-15, 1892
7-13. June 16-30, 1892
14-20. July 1-15, 1892
Box Folder
401-425 1-7. July 16-31, 1892
8-12. August 1-15, 1892
13-15. August 16-31, 1892
16-19. September 1-15, 1892
20-21. September 16-30, 1892
Box Folder
401-426 1-3. October 1-15, 1892
4-5. October 16-31, 1892
6-7. November 1-15, 1892
8-10. November 16-30, 1892
11-13. December 1-15, 1892
14-15. December 16-31, 1892
16-18. January 1-15, 1893
Box Folder
401-427 1-4. January 16-31, 1893
5-7. February 1-15, 1893
8-10. February 16-28, 1893
11-13. March 1-15, 1893
14-16. March 16-31, 1893
17-19. April 1-15, 1893
20-21. April 16-30, 1893
Box Folder
401-428 1-3. May 1-15, 1893
4-8. May 16-31, 1893
9-13. June 1-15, 1893
14-17. June 16-30, 1893
18-20. July 1-5, 1893
21-22. July 6-10, 1893
Box Folder
401-429 1-3. July 11-15, 1893
4-7. July 16-31, 1893
8-11. August 1-15, 1893
12-15. August 16-31, 1893
16-18. September 1-15, 1893
Box Folder
401-430 1-3. September 16-30, 1893
4-6. October 1-15, 1893
7-8. October 16-31, 1893
9-11. November 1-15, 1893
12-14. November 16-30, 1893
15-18. December 1-15, 1893
19-21. December 16-31, 1893
Box Folder
401-431 1-3. January 1-15, 1894
4-5. January 16-31, 1894
6-7. February 1-15, 1894
8-9. February 16-28, 1894
10-11. March 1-15, 1894
12-14. March 16-31, 1894
15-17. April 1-15, 1894
18-20. April 16-30, 1894
Box Folder
401-432 1-3. May 1-15, 1894
4-7. May 16-31, 1894
8-12. June 1-15, 1894
13-19. June 16-30, 1894
Box Folder
401-433 1-3. July 1-7, 1894
4-8. July 8-15, 1894
9-11. July 16-22, 1894
12-14. July 23-31, 1894
15-17. August 1-15, 1894
18-20. August 16-31, 1894
Box Folder
401-434 1-3. September 1-15, 1894
4-6. September 16-30, 1894
7-8. October 1-15, 1894
9-11. October 16-31, 1894
12-14. November 1-15, 1894
15-17. November 16-30, 1894
18-20. December 1-15, 1894
21-23. December 16-31, 1894
Box Folder
401-435 1.2. January 1-15, 1895
3-4. January 16-31, 1895
5-7. February 1-15, 1895
8-10. February 16-28, 1895
11-13. March 1-15, 1895
14-16. March 16-31, 1895
17-19. April 1-15, 1895
20-22. April 16-30, 1895
Box Folder
401-436 1-3. May 1-15, 1895
4-6. May 16-31, 1895
7-9. June 1-15, 1895
10-12. June 16-30, 1895
13-15. July 1-15, 1895
16-18. July 16-31, 1895
19-22. August 1-15, 1895
23. August 16-31, 1895
Box Folder
401-437 1-2. September 1-15, 1895
3-4. September 16-30, 1895
5-7. October 1-15, 1895
8-9. October 16-31, 1895
10-13. November 1-15, 1895
14-16. November 16-30, 1895
17-19. December 1-15, 1895
20-22. December 16-31, 1895
Box Folder
401-438 1-3. January 1-15, 1896
4-7. January 16-31, 1896
8-9. February 1-15, 1896
10-12. February 16-29, 1896
13-14. March 1-15, 1896
15-18. March 16-31, 1896
19-21. April 1-15, 1896
Box Folder
401-439 1-3. April 16-30, 1896
4-7. May 1-15, 1896
8-10. May 16-31, 1896
11-12. June 1-7, 1896
13-14. June 8-15, 1896
15-16. June 16-22, 1896
17-19. June 23-30, 1896
20-21. July 1-7, 1896
Box Folder
401-440 1-2. July 8-15, 1896
3-4. July 16-31, 1896
5-8. August 1-15, 1896
9-11. August 16-31, 1896
12-13. September 1-15, 1896
14-15. September 16-30, 1896
16-17. October 1-15, 1896
18-20. October 16-31, 1896
Box Folder
401-441 1-2. November 1-15, 1896
3-4. November 16-30, 1896
5-7. December 1-15, 1896
8-9. December 16-31, 1896
10-12. January 1-15, 1897
13-15. January 16-31, 1897
16-17. February 1-7, 1897
18-19. February 8-15, 1897
20-21. February 16-28, 1897
Box Folder
401-442 1-2. March 1-15, 1897
3-5. March 16-31, 1897
6-8. April 1-15, 1897
9-10. April 16-30, 1897
11-14. May 1-15, 1897
15. May 16-22, 1897
16-20. May 23-31, 1897
21-24. June 1-7, 1897
Box Folder
401-443 1-5. June 8-15, 1897
6-10. June 16-22, 1897
11-15. June 23-30, 1897
16-21. July 1-7, 1897
Box Folder
401-444 1-8. July 8-15, 1897
9-11. July 16-22, 1897
12-15. July 23-31, 1897
16-18. August 1-7, 1897
19-20. August 8-15, 1897
Box Folder
401-445 1-3. August 16-31, 1897
4-6. September 1-15, 1897
7-9. September 16-30, 1897
10-13. October 1-15, 1897
14. October 16-31, 1897
15-16. November 1-7, 1897
17-18. November 8-15, 1897
19-21. November 16-30, 1897
Box Folder
401-446 1-3. December 1-15, 1897
4-5. December 16-31, 1897
6-8. January 1-15, 1898
9-10. January 16-31, 1898
11-13. February 1-15, 1898
14-16. February 16-28, 1898
17-18. March 1-7, 1898
19-20. March 8-15, 1898
21. March 16-22, 1898
22-24. March 23-31, 1898
Box Folder
401-447 1-3. April 1-7, 1898
4-6. April 8-15, 1898
7-10. April 16-22, 1898
11-21. April 23-30, 1898
Box Folder
401-448 1-4. May 1-7, 1898
5. May 8-15, 1898
6. May 16-22, 1898
7-9. May 23-31, 1898
10-11. June 1-15, 1898
12-13. June 16-22, 1898
14-16. June 23-30, 1898
17-18. July 1-7, 1898
19-20. July 8-15, 1898
Box Folder
401-449 1-2. July 16-31, 1898
3-4. August 1-15, 1898
5-7. August 16-31, 1898
8-10. September 1-15, 1898
11-12. September 16-30, 1898
13. October 1-15, 1898
14-15. October 16-31, 1898
16-18. November 1-15, 1898
19-20. November 16-30, 1898
21. December 1-15, 1898
22-23. December 16-31, 1898
24. undated [1898]
Box Folder
401-450 1-2. January 1-15, 1899
3. January 16-22, 1899
4-5. January 23-31, 1899
6-8. February 1-15, 1899
9-11. February 16-22, 1899
12-13. February 23-28, 1899
14-16. March 1-7, 1899
17-18. March 8-15, 1899
19-22. March 16-31, 1899
Box Folder
401-451 1-2. April 1-7, 1899
3-4. April 8-15, 1899
5-6. April 16-22, 1899
7-8. April 23-30, 1899
9-10. May 1-7, 1899
11-12. May 8-15, 1899
13-14. May 16-22, 1899
15-16. May 23-31, 1899
17-19. June 1-7, 1899
20-22. June 8-15, 1899
Box Folder
401-452 1-2. June 16-22, 1899
3-6. June 23-30, 1899
7-9. July 1-7, 1899
10-12. July 8-15, 1899
13-15. July 16-22, 1899
16-19. July 23-31, 1899
20-21. August 1-7, 1899
Box Folder
401-453 1-3. August 8-15, 1899
4-6. August 16-22, 1899
7-8. August 23-31, 1899
9-10. September 1-15, 1899
11-12. September 16-30, 1899
13-14. October 1-7, 1899
15-16. October 8-15, 1899
17-18. October 16-22, 1899
19-22. October 23-31, 1899
Box Folder
401-454 1-4. November 1-7, 1899
5-8. November 8-15, 1899
9-13. November 16-22, 1899
14-18. November 23-30, 1899
19-20. December 1-7, 1899
Box Folder
401-455 1-5. December 8-15, 1899
6-8. December 16-22, 1899
9-14. December 23-31, 1899
15-16. January 1-7, 1900
17-18. January 8-15, 1900
19. January 16-31, 1900
20-21. February 1-15, 1900
Box Folder
401-456 1-2. February 16-29, 1900
3-4. March 1-7, 1900
5-7. March 8-15, 1900
8-9. March 16-22, 1900
10-12. March 23-31, 1900
13-15. April 1-7, 1900
16-18. April 8-15, 1900
19-23. April 16-22, 1900
Box Folder
401-457 1-4. April 23-30, 1900
5-7. May 1-7, 1900
8-11. May 8-15, 1900
12-14. May 16-22, 1900
15-21. May 23-31, 1900
22-25. June 1-7, 1900
Box Folder
401-458 1-3. June 8-15, 1900
4-8. June 16-22, 1900
9-14. June 23-30, 1900
15-18. July 1-7, 1900
Box Folder
401-459 1-7. July 8-15, 1900
8-13. July 16-22, 1900
14-16. July 23-31, 1900
17-20. August 1-7, 1900
Box Folder
401-460 1-3. August 8-15, 1900
4-5. August 16-22, 1900
6-10. August 23-31, 1900
11-13. September 1-7, 1900
14-24. September 8-15, 1900
Box Folder
401-461 1-17. September 16-22, 1900
18-20. September 23-30, 1900
Box Folder
401-462 1-3. October 1-15, 1900
4-5. October 16-31, 1900
6-7. November 1-15, 1900
8. November 16-30, 1900
9. December 1-15, 1900
10-11. December 16-31, 1900
12-13. January 1-15, 1901
14-15. January 16-22, 1901
16. January 23-31, 1901
17. February 1-7, 1901
18. February 8-15, 1901
19-20. February 16-22, 1901
21-22. February 23-28, 1901
23-24. March 1-7, 1901
25-27. March 8-15, 1901
Box Folder
401-463 1-2. March 16-22, 1901
3-4. March 23-31, 1901
5-7. April 1-7, 1901
8-10. April 8-15, 1901
11-13. April 16-22, 1901
14-17. April 23-30, 1901
18-19. May 1-7, 1901
20-21. May 8-15, 1901
22-25. May 16-22, 1901
Box Folder
401-464 1-4. May 23-31, 1901
5-9. June 1-7, 1901
10-12. June 8-15, 1901
13-16. June 16-22, 1901
17-19. June 23-30, 1901
20. July 1-7, 1901
21-23. July 8-15, 1901
Box Folder
401-465 1-2. July 16-22, 1901
3-5. July 23-31, 1901
6-7. August 1-15, 1901
8-9. August 16-31, 1901
10-12. September 1-7, 1901
13-14. September 8-15, 1901
15-16. September 16-22, 1901
17-19. September 23-30, 1901
20. October 1-7, 1901
21-22. October 8-15, 1901
23. October 16-22, 1901
Box Folder
401-466 1-2. October 23-31, 1901
3. November 1-7, 1901
4-5. November 8-15, 1901
6-9. November 16-22, 1901
10-12. November 23-30, 1901
13-16. December 1-7, 1901
17-19. December 8-15, 1901
20-22. December 16-22, 1901
23-25. December 23-31, 1901
Box Folder
401-467 1-3. January 1-7, 1902
4-7. January 8-15, 1902
8-10. January 16-22, 1902
11-14. January 23-31, 1902
15-17. February 1-7, 1902
18-21. February 8-15, 1902
22-24. February 16-22, 1902
Box Folder
401-468 1-3. February 23-28, 1902
4-6. March 1-7, 1902
7-8. March 8-15, 1902
9-13. March 16-22, 1902
14-17. March 23-31, 1902
18-21. April 1-7, 1902
22-24. April 8-15, 1902
Box Folder
401-469 1-3. April 16-22, 1902
4-6. April 23-30, 1902
7-9. May 1-7, 1902
10-13. May 8-15, 1902
14-17. May 16-22, 1902
18-21. May 23-31, 1902
22-24. June 1-7, 1902
Box Folder
401-470 1-3. June 8-15, 1902
4-7. June 16-22, 1902
8-12. June 23-30, 1902
13-17. July 1-7, 1902
18-26. July 8-15, 1902
Box Folder
401-471 1-6. July 16-22, 1902
7-11. July 23-31, 1902
12-14. August 1-7, 1902
15-17. August 8-15, 1902
18-22. August 16-22, 1902
Box Folder
401-472 1-4. August 23-31, 1902
5-7. September 1-7, 1902
8-10. September 8-15, 1902
11-13. September 16-22, 1902
14-16. September 23-30, 1902
17-19. October 1-7, 1902
20-22. October 8-15, 1902
23-25. October 16-22, 1902
Box Folder
401-473 1-3. October 23-31, 1902
4-5. November 1-7, 1902
6-7. November 8-15, 1902
8-9. November 16-22, 1902
10-11. November 23-30, 1902
12-13. December 1-7, 1902
14-16. December 8-15, 1902
17-19. December 16-22, 1902
20-21. December 23-31, 1902
22-25. January 1-7, 1903
Box Folder
401-474 1-2. January 8-15, 1903
3-5. January 16-22, 1903
6-8. January 23-31, 1903
9-12. February 1-7, 1903
13-16. February 8-15, 1903
17-19. February 16-22, 1903
20-22. February 23-28, 1903
23-25. March 1-7, 1903
Box Folder
401-475 1-3. March 8-15, 1903
4-6. March 16-22, 1903
7-10. March 23-31, 1903
11-13. April 1-7, 1903
14-18. April 8-15, 1903
19-23. April 16-22, 1903
Box Folder
401-476 1-6. April 23-30, 1903
7-10. May 1-7, 1903
11-14. May 8-15, 1903
15-17. May 16-22, 1903
18-20. May 23-31, 1903
21-22. June 1-7, 1903
23-25. June 8-15, 1903
Box Folder
401-477 1-2. June 16-22, 1903
3-5. June 23-30, 1903
6-8. July 1-7, 1903
9-15. July 8-15, 1903
16-19. July 16-22, 1903
20-23. July 23-31, 1903
24-26. August 1-7, 1903
Box Folder
401-478 1-3. August 8-15, 1903
4-5. August 16-22, 1903
6-8. August 23-31, 1903
9-11. September 1-7, 1903
12-13. September 8-15, 1903
14-15. September 16-22, 1903
16-17. September 23-30, 1903
18-21. October 1-7, 1903
22-25. October 8-15, 1903
26-28. October 16-22, 1903
Box Folder
401-479 1-4. October 23-31, 1903
5-7. November 1-7, 1903
8-9. November 8-15, 1903
10-12. November 16-22, 1903
13-14. November 23-30, 1903
15-16. December 1-7, 1903
17-18. December 8-15, 1903
19-21. December 16-22, 1903
22-24. December 23-31, 1903
25-27. January 1-7, 1904
Box Folder
401-480 1-4. January 8-15, 1904
5-7. January 16-22, 1904
8-10. January 23-31, 1904
11-12. February 1-7, 1904
13-18. February 8-15, 1904
19-21. February 16-22, 1904
22-25. February 23-29, 1904
26-28. March 1-7, 1904
29-31. March 8-15, 1904
Box Folder
401-481 1-2. March 16-22, 1904
3-6. March 23-31, 1904
7-9. April 1-7, 1904
10-12. April 8-15, 1904
13-14. April 16-22, 1904
15-16. April 23-30, 1904
17-21. May 1-7, 1904
22-24. May 8-15, 1904
25-27. May 16-22, 1904
28-31. May 23-31, 1904
Box Folder
401-482 1-5. June 1-7, 1904
6-9. June 8-15, 1904
10-12. June 16-22, 1904
13-18. June 23-30, 1904
19-21. July 1-7, 1904
22-24. July 8-15, 1904
25-28. July 16-22, 1904
Box Folder
401-483 1-5. July 23-31, 1904
6-9. August 1-7, 1904
10-14. August 8-15, 1904
15-17. August 16-22, 1904
18-23. August 23-31, 1904
24-25. September 1-7, 1904
26-30. September 8-15, 1904
Box Folder
401-484 1-2. September 16-22, 1904
3-6. September 23-30, 1904
7-10. October 1-7, 1904
11-13. October 8-15, 1904
14-15. October 16-22, 1904
16-18. October 23-31, 1904
19-21. November 1-7, 1904
22-24. November 8-15, 1904
25-26. November 16-22, 1904
27-29. November 23-30, 1904
30-31. December 1-7, 1904
Box Folder
401-485 1-6. December 8-15, 1904
7-8. December 16-22, 1904
9-13. December 23-31, 1904
14-17. January 1-7, 1905
18-19. January 8-15, 1905
20-21. January 16-22, 1905
22-24. January 23-31, 1905
25. February 1-7, 1905
26-27. February 8-15, 1905
28-29. February 16-22, 1905
30. February 23-28, 1905
Box Folder
401-486 1. March 1-7, 1905
2-3. March 8-15, 1905
4-5. March 16-22, 1905
6-9. March 23-31, 1905
10-11. April 1-7, 1905
12-13. April 8-15, 1905
14. April 16-22, 1905
15. April 23-30, 1905
16. May 1-7, 1905
17-18. May 8-15, 1905
19. May 16-22, 1905
20-22. May 23-31, 1905
23-24. June 1-7, 1905
25-26. June 8-15, 1905
27-28. June 16-22, 1905
29-31. June 23-30, 1905
Box Folder
401-487 1-5. July 1-7, 1905
6-16. July 8-15, 1905
17-23. July 16-22, 1905
24-30. July 23-31, 1905
Box Folder
401-488 1-7. August 1-7, 1905
8-11. August 8-15, 1905
12-14. August 16-22, 1905
15-18. August 23-31, 1905
19-21. September 1-7, 1905
22-24. September 8-15, 1905
25-26. September 16-22, 1905
27-29. September 23-30, 1905
30. October 1-7, 1905
31. October 8-15, 1905
Box Folder
401-489 1-3. October 16-22, 1905
4-8. October 23-31, 1905
9-11. November 1-7, 1905
12-14. November 8-15, 1905
15-18. November 16-22, 1905
19-25. November 23-30, 1905
26-28. December 1-7, 1905
29-30. December 8-15, 1905
Box Folder
401-490 1-3. December 16-22, 1905
4-6. December 23-31, 1905
Correspondence (Part II), 1906-1943
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Letter books and letterpress books, 1861-1863, 1871-1905,
10.54 cubic ft. (94 volumes)

These records consist of two volumes of letter books (1861-1863) and 90 volumes of letterpress books (1871-1905). Both were maintained by the Texas Adjutant General's Department as a record of letters sent by that office.
The Civil War letter books are two volumes, totalling 1,245 pages, which contain copies of letters sent out by J. Y. Dashiell, Adjutant and Inspector General of Texas, between November 15, 1861 and September 16, 1863. Recipients of these letters include brigade officers, Ranger officers, county officials, and private citizens. The margins contain cross references to other letters, in red ink. Only the second volume (November 26, 1862 through September 16, 1863) contains an index.
The post-Civil War letterpress books date from August 14, 1871 through December 20, 1905. The following gaps exist, totalling approximately 20 months, where four volumes are apparently missing:
  • August 28, 1877-February 26, 1878;
  • January 28-May 22, 1893;
  • February 24-October 17, 1904;
  • August 5-October 19, 1905.
Each of the letterpress books includes an alphabetical index, which lists persons to whom the letters are addressed; in addition, the indexes for the 19th century indicate the subjects of the letters, in red ink. One stray index may pertain to one of the last two missing letterpress books listed above, most likely the last. Virtually all of the letters are signed by the Adjutant General, or by someone specifically designated as acting in the absence of the Adjutant General: e.g., the Assistant Adjutant General, or the Chief Clerk. The copies are mostly handwritten until May 1896, after which date the majority are typescript; Adjutant General Wozencraft's letters, however, are nearly all handwritten (May-December 1898). Most of the letters from 1874 through 1883 are coded with the numbers of the incoming letters to which they are replies; these codes correspond to the Registers of letters received subseries, described elsewhere. The volumes for 1903-1905 are incomplete through mutilation; the bulk of the pages have been razored out. However, copies of outgoing correspondence began to be included in the Departmental correspondence files at about this same time.
In addition to these general letterpress books, the Adjutant General's office maintained specialized volumes for specific military organizations and/or for specific staff members. Outgoing letters were copied into separate letterpress books for the Reserve Militia (June 22, 1870-December 18, 1871) and for the State Police (July 1, 1870-August 15, 1871). One volume was maintained by the Paymaster (March 14, 1871-March 14, 1872). Letters sent by the Quartermaster of the Frontier Battalion form a sizable group, with no gaps from August 22, 1883 through September 4, 1902. Four letterpress books were kept by the Quartermaster of the Ranger force and/or the Texas National Guard between August 1, 1902 and October 18, 1906. Finally, eleven letterpress books contain receipts for final payment of payroll checks to members of the Texas Volunteers for the Spanish-American War. These specialized letterpress books are described in several appropriate subseries of Adjutant General's Organization records.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Letter books and letterpress books, Departmental correspondence, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1933/001 and unknown
Approximately two-thirds of these records (those dating 1861-1863 and 1870-1900) were transferred to the Texas State Archives by the Texas Adjutant General's Department on February 21, 1934. Accession data is too incomplete to determine when the remaining third of the series (1901-1905) was transferred.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
Letterpress books are extremely fragile; pages are tissue-thin and bindings are either broken already or ready to break. Therefore they may not be photocopied, and must be treated with great care.
Processed by
Tony Black, January 1986
Letter books
Volume
401-975 1861-1862
Volume
401-976 1862-1863
Letterpress books
Volume
401-611 August 14-December 14, 1871
Volume
401-612 December 18-31, 1871;
January 2-December 30, 1871
(telegrams)
Volume
401-613 January 3-April 9, 1872
Volume
401-614 April 9-June 24, 1872
Volume
401-615 June 22-August 8, 1872
Volume
401-616 August 8-November 19, 1872
Volume
401-617 November 19, 1872-January 10, 1873
Volume
401-618 January 11-March 6, 1873
Volume
401-619 March 6-May 30, 1873
Volume
401-620 May 30, 1873-January 14, 1874
Volume
401-621 January 19-December 31, 1874
Volume
401-622 January 2-November 30, 1875
Volume
401-623 December 1, 1875-December 8, 1876
Volume
401-624 December 9, 1876-August 28, 1877
Volume
401-625 February 26, 1878-January 25, 1879
Volume
401-626 January 30-July 16, 1879
Volume
401-627 July 16, 1879-January 26, 1880
Volume
401-628 January 27-September 20, 1880
Volume
401-629 September 21, 1880-April 1, 1882
Volume
401-630 April 6, 1882-November 6, 1883
Volume
401-631 November 6, 1883-September 8, 1884
Volume
401-632 September 8, 1884-August 22, 1885
Volume
401-633 August 24, 1885-July 22, 1886
Volume
401-634 July 28, 1886-May 4, 1887
Volume
401-635 May 6-October 24, 1887
Volume
401-636 October 24, 1887-May 24, 1888
Volume
401-1135 May 23, 1888-April 15, 1889
Volume
401-637 April 17-October 14, 1889
Volume
401-638 October 15, 1889-April 30, 1890
Volume
401-639 May 2, 1890-January 22, 1891
Volume
401-640 January 24-May 26, 1891
Volume
401-641 May 26-August 1, 1891
Volume
401-642 August 1-September 11, 1891
Volume
401-643 September 11-November 30, 1891
Volume
401-644 December 1, 1891-February 24, 1892
Volume
401-645 February 25-May 12, 1892
Volume
401-646 May 18-July 23, 1892
Volume
401-647 July 25-October 6, 1892
Volume
401-648 October 5, 1892-January 28, 1893
Volume
401-649 May 22-July 12, 1893
Volume
401-650 July 13-September 25, 1893
Volume
401-651 September 26-December 31, 1893
Volume
401-652 January 1-April 25, 1894
Volume
401-653 April 26-July 6, 1894
Volume
401-654 July 6-November 13, 1894
Volume
401-655 November 12, 1894-April 23, 1895
Volume
401-656 April 23-July 30, 1895
Volume
401-657 July 31-December 30, 1895
Volume
401-658 January 2-April 30, 1896
Volume
401-659 April 30-July 10, 1896
Volume
401-660 July 11-December 14, 1896
Volume
401-661 December 15, 1896-April 16, 1897
Volume
401-662 April 17-June 26, 1897
Volume
401-663 June 26-September 23, 1897
Volume
401-664 September 24, 1897-February 8, 1898
Volume
401-665 February 11-April 16, 1898
Volume
401-666 April 16-July 26, 1898
Volume
401-667 July 26, 1898-February 15, 1899
Volume
401-668 February 17-April 28, 1899
Volume
401-669 April 29-June 27, 1899
Volume
401-670 June 27-August 8, 1899
Volume
401-671 August 9-September 16, 1899
Volume
401-672 September 16-October 29, 1899
Volume
401-673 October 30-December 6, 1899
Volume
401-674 December 6, 1899-January 6, 1900
Volume
401-675 January 6-February 6, 1900
Volume
401-676 February 6-April 10, 1900
Volume
401-676A April 10-June 11, 1900
Volume
401-677 June 11-July 16, 1900
Volume
401-678 July 16-September 19, 1900
Volume
401-679 September 19-December 20, 1900
Volume
401-680 December 21, 1900-March 27, 1901
Volume
401-681 March 28-June 1, 1901
Volume
401-682 June 1-July 12, 1901
Volume
401-683 July 12-September 25, 1901
Volume
401-684 September 24, 1901-January 4, 1902
Volume
401-685 January 4-March 6, 1902
Volume
401-686 March 5-May 19, 1902
Volume
401-687 May 20-July 11, 1902
Volume
401-688 July 12-September 19, 1902
Volume
401-689 September 19, 1902-January 6, 1903
Volume
401-690 January 6-March 12, 1903
Volume
401-691 March 12-May 8, 1903
Volume
401-691-A Index, March 12-May 8, 1903
Volume
401-692 May 8-June 26, 1903
Volume
401-693 June 3, 1903-July 19, 1905
Volume
401-694 June 26-August 11, 1903
Volume
401-695 August 11-November 2, 1903
Volume
401-696 November 6, 1903-February 24, 1904
Volume
401-697 October 17, 1904-February 24, 1905
Volume
401-698 February 24-July 10, 1905
Volume
401-699 July 11-August 5, 1905
Volume
401-700 October 19-December 20, 1905
Volume
401-1146 Stray index (1905?)



 

Registers of letters received, 1870-1883,
2.57 cubic ft. (5 volumes)

These records consist of five large volumes that register the letters received by the Texas Adjutant General between November 1870 and January 1883. The format is standardized into the following columns:
  1. date received, and (in red ink) a sequential number; the numbers begin again at "1" with each letter of the alphabet;
  2. name of the sender, and (in red ink) the disposition of the letter (e.g., "filed," or "commission issued [date]," or "l[etter] s[ent] [date]");
  3. place, date written, and purport (a short description of the subject of the letter).
Each of these five volumes are indexed separately; the indexes are described in the Indexes to letters received subseries.
The Adjutant General's office maintained four additional registers of letters received, which are described under the appropriate series. One of these registered incoming correspondence concerning the Texas State Troops (January 1862 through November 1863). Another of these registered incoming correspondence concerning the State Police (May 14, 1870 through January 7, 1871). Still another abstracted incoming correspondence concerning the Militia (July 28, 1870 through January 10, 1871). And finally, there is a register of letters received for the 1st Infantry, Texas National Guard (January 16, 1906 through July 21, 1907).
Arrangement
The volumes are arranged chronologically. Within each volume, the abstracts of letters are arranged alphabetically by the first letter of the last name of the author of the letter, and then chronologically according to the date the letter was received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Registers of letters received, Departmental correspondence, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1933/001 (?)
There is no firm accession data on these records, but they were probably transferred to the Texas State Archives by the Texas Adjutant General's Department on February 21, 1934.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Processed by
Tony Black, January 1986
Registers of letters received
Volume
401-701 November 1870-August 1871
Volume
401-702 September 1871-September 1872
Volume
401-703 September 1872-July 1874
Volume
401-704 July 1874-December 1879
Volume
401-705 January 1880-January 1883



 

Indexes to letters received, 1870-1899,
0.88 cubic ft. (13 volumes)

These records consist of thirteen alphabetical indexes to letters received by the Texas Adjutant General, dating 1870-1899. The first six indexes cover the period November 1870 through January 1883, and are actually indexes to volumes 1 through 5 of the Registers of letters received subseries, described elsewhere). A typical entry in volume 4 (401-709), for example, would be "Horton 132," which refers to volume 4, item number 132 under the letter H (which normally stands for the first letter of the last name of the person sending the letter). The actual piece of correspondence would bear the code "H4132." Persons who sent letters are indexed in black ink; subjects of letters (both persons and topics) are indexed in red ink.
The remaining indexes either refer to registers which are not extant, or else do not refer to any registers at all, but rather directly to the correspondence itself. At any rate, they are useful as a partial guide to the Departmental correspondence. These cover the years 1883 through 1885 ( "Volumes 1-12"), 1886 through 1888 ( "Volumes 13-27"), 1889 through 1890 ( "File Cases A-F"), 1891-1892, 1893-1894, 1895-1898, and at least part of 1899.
A comparison of the actual Departmental correspondence for 1883 through 1899 indicates several different filing systems. Beginning with January 1883, most incoming letters are marked as in the following examples:
  • "1.D.1" (a letter sent by a Mr. Davis dated January 11, 1883, apparently the first item under the Ds in the first volume of a vanished series of registers beginning with 1883);
  • "12.V.2" (a letter from a Captain Van Zandt dated December 30, 1885, the second item under the Vs in volume 12);
  • "18.D.6" (a letter from the Captain of Company D, dated January 6, 1886, the sixth item under the Ds in volume 18).
Beginning with January 1889, a new system began. The index of 1889-1890 is indexed for correspondents with names from A through Z, for "file cases" A through F; thus a letter dated February 19, 1889 from J. D. Morrow is marked "A101," signifying item 101 under (or in) File Case A. It is uncertain what the "file cases" represented, except that they do not correspond to the names of either senders or subjects.
With January 1891, and at least for the rest of the 19th century, the codes reverted back to a recognizable system:
  • "L-2-91" (a letter from a person named Levy, dated January 3, 1891, the second item under the Ls in 1891);
  • "H-1512-98" (a letter from a person named Houston, dated December 22, 1898, item number 1512 under the Hs in 1898). In 1899 only letters whose senders' names began with the letters A through J are indexed.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Indexes to letters received, Departmental correspondence, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1933/001 (?)
There is no firm accession data on these records, but they were probably transferred to the Texas State Archives by the Texas Adjutant General's Department on February 21, 1934.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Processed by
Tony Black, January 1986
Indexes to letters received
Volume
401-706A Volume 1, 1870-1871
Volume
401-707 Volume 2, 1871
Volume
401-707A 1872
Volume
401-708 Volume 3, 1872 and 1873
Volume
401-709 Volume 4, [July 1874-December 1879]
Volume
401-706 Volume 5, January 1880-January 1883
Volume
401-710 1883-1885
Volume
401-711 1886-1888
Volume
401-712 1889-1890
Volume
401-712A 1891-1892
Volume
401-712B 1893-1894
Volume
401-712C 1895-1898
Volume
401-713 A-J, January 17, 1899-?