Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Attorney-General's Office:

An Inventory of Attorney General Correspondence and Other Material at the Texas State Archives, 1874-1930, bulk 1880-1914



Overview

Creator: Texas. Attorney-General's Office.
Title: Attorney General correspondence and other material
Dates: 1874-1930
Dates: bulk 1880-1914
Abstract: The Texas Attorney General's Office serves as legal counsel to all boards and agencies of state government; issues legal opinions when requested by the Governor, heads of state agencies and other officials and agencies as provided by Texas statutes; sits as an ex-officio member of state committees and commissions; and defends challenges to state laws and suits against both state agencies and individual employees of the State. Records are correspondence, legal documents, reports, printed material, plat maps, specifications, notebooks, proceedings, directories, and a photograph, dating 1874 to 1930, bulk 1880-1914. The majority of records consists of correspondence addressed to the Attorney General requesting interpretation of laws; records also include subject and investigation files.
Quantity: 132.85 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written predominately in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Attorney General is the lawyer for the people of Texas and is charged by the Texas Constitution to: defend the laws and the Constitution of the State of Texas, represent the State in litigation, and approve public bond issues. To fulfill these responsibilities, the Office of the Attorney General serves as legal counsel to all boards and agencies of state government, issues legal opinions when requested by the Governor, heads of state agencies and other officials and agencies as provided by Texas statutes, sits as an ex-officio member of state committees and commissions, and defends challenges to state laws and suits against both state agencies and individual employees of the State.

The Office of the Attorney General has taken on numerous other roles through the years. Texas statutes contain nearly 2000 references to the Attorney General. In addition to its constitutionally prescribed duties, the Office of the Attorney General files civil suits upon referral by other state agencies. In some circumstances, the Attorney General has original jurisdiction to prosecute violations of the law, but in most cases, criminal prosecutions by the Attorney General are initiated only upon the request of a local prosecutor. Although the Attorney General is prohibited from offering legal advice or representing private individuals, he serves and protects the rights of all citizens of Texas through the activities of the various divisions of the agencies.

The office of the attorney general was created by an executive ordinance passed by the 1836 Constitutional Convention. Successors were presidential appointees by act of the First Congress, October 6, 1836. The practice of executive appointment continued during the first years of statehood, but in 1850 the office became elective. The position now exists under authority of Article IV, Sections 1 and 22 of the Constitution of 1876 and Texas Government Code, Chapter 402. In 1972, the term of office was extended from two to four years, effective in 1975.

During the nineteenth century, the attorney general provided legal advice to all upon request; requests are now limited to officials and agencies of state and local government. Opinions of the attorney general are not binding upon the judiciary, although they are persuasive to the courts. Moreover, problems which are the subject of official opinions are not often litigated, and such opinions stand as the highest available interpretation of the current law.

The fire which destroyed the capitol in 1881 originated in the attorney general's office, and almost no early records survived.

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, 11th ed. (2001); Texas Constitution, Article IV; and Archives survey files.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Attorney General's Office serves as legal counsel to all boards and agencies of state government; issues legal opinions when requested by the Governor, heads of state agencies and other officials and agencies as provided by Texas statutes; sits as an ex-officio member of state committees and commissions; and defends challenges to state laws and suits against both state agencies and individual employees of the State. Records are correspondence, legal documents, reports, printed material, plat maps, specifications, notebooks, proceedings, directories, and a photograph, dating 1874-1930, bulk 1880-1914. The majority of records consists of correspondence addressed to the Attorney General requesting interpretation of laws; records also include subject and investigation files. During most administrations, inquiries and opinion requests from individual state agencies were maintained together, while inquiries from county or municipal officers were usually filed under the name of the correspondent along with requests from businesses, individuals, and others. Subjects reflect the broad panoply of issues and events confronting citizens of the state during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, e.g., taxes, bonds, trusts and monopolies, election law, prohibition and local option laws, gambling, riparian rights, railroads, and others. Correspondents include state and local officials, attorneys, businesses including railroads and express companies, and individuals.

Early letters contain notes by the Attorney General's Office detailing responses or wrappers which contain basic information about the letter, including name and position of correspondent, date of letters, subject, type of response, and references to responses in letterpress volumes.

Beginning with Attorney General James V Allred's administration in the early 1930s, the office declined to address private inquiries and opinion requests. Although the statutory prohibition against answering these nongovernmental requests existed for many years prior, some Attorneys General ignored or selectively enforced this injunction.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


 

Organization of the Records

Records were rehoused and reordered in November 2006, with the current organization scheme replacing a series titled Alphabetical files, which was a chronological listing of several series which had been housed by the Attorney General's Office in metal boxes or pasteboard binding cases and clasp files. The records are organized into three series by State Archives staff:
Alphabetical correspondence files, 1880-1912, 121.1 cubic ft.
Agency correspondence files, 1891-1912, bulk 1895-1912, 6.6 cubic ft.
Subject and investigation files, 1874-1888, 1905-1909, 1913-1930, 5.15 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Attorneys general--Texas.
Antitrust law.
Alcoholic beverages--Law and legislation--Texas.
Bonds--Texas.
Election law--Texas.
Government litigation--Texas.
Liquor laws--Texas.
Land tenure--Texas.
Railroads--Texas.
Railroads and state--Texas.
Taxation--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Attorneys general--1874-1930, bulk 1880-1914.
Legal documents--Texas--Attorneys general--1874-1887, 1913-1916.
Reports--Texas--Courts--1878-1887, 1918-1922, 1926-1930.
Reports--Texas--Oil and gas--1909.
Photograph--Fort Worth (Tex.)--Pharmacy--1909.
Functions:
Advising officials and employees.
Litigation.
Investigation.

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
Attorney General letters, 1881-1882, fractional [Alex Cohen, J.H. McLeary, J.H. Calhoun, J.D. Morrison] [no finding aid, call number is 2-23/596]
Attorney General's Office records, Letter opinions, 1868-1938, 71 cubic feet (387 volumes) [Attorney General responses to the incoming letters described in this finding aid]
Attorney General's Office records, Letter books by subject, 1899-1938, 13.5 cubic ft. (73 volumes) [Attorney General responses to the incoming letters described in this finding aid]
Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
James Stephen Hogg Papers, 1836-1969, 37 ft., 2 in.; manuscript, typescript, printed

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Attorney General correspondence and other material. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2006/216

A portion of these records were transferred to the Archives Collection, University of Texas Library by the Attorney General's Office on August 8, 1940. Some of those records were transferred from the University of Texas to the Archives of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission on February 2, 1961. Complete accession information has not been located. The records were assigned an accession number for control purposes on February 16, 2006.

Processing Information

Michael R. Green, July 1984

Tony Black, August 1989, June 1990, December 1990, April 1991, June 1991, April 1992

Tonia J. Wood and Jessica Tucker, October 2006


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Alphabetical correspondence files, 1880-1912,
121.1 cubic ft.

The Texas Attorney General's Office serves as legal counsel to all boards and agencies of state government; issues legal opinions when requested by the Governor, heads of state agencies and other officials and agencies as provided by Texas statutes; sits as an ex-officio member of state committees and commissions; and defends challenges to state laws and suits against both state agencies and individual employees of the State. Records are alphabetical correspondence files maintained by the Attorney General's office, 1880-1912. Attachments include a photograph. The exact date that this filing system was initiated is unknown, owing to the almost total destruction of the department's records in the capitol fire of 1881.
Subjects reflect the broad panoply of issues and events confronting citizens of the state during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, e.g., taxes, bonds, trusts and monopolies, election law, prohibition and local option laws, gambling, riparian rights, railroads, and others. Correspondents include state and local officials, attorneys, businesses including railroads and express companies, and individuals. Though state agency correspondence was generally filed in a separate series, to be thorough researchers should check this series under name of agency or correspondent.
During most administrations, inquiries and opinion requests from individual state agencies were maintained together, while inquiries from county or municipal officers were usually filed under the name of the correspondent. Beginning with Attorney General James V Allred's administration in the early 1930s, the office declined to address private inquiries and opinion requests. Although the statutory prohibition against answering these nongovernmental requests existed for many years prior, some Attorneys General ignored or selectively enforced this injunction.
Early letters contain notes by the Attorney General's Office detailing responses or wrappers which contain basic information about the letter, including name and position of correspondent, date of letters, subject, type of response, references to responses in letterpress volumes.
There are several small gaps where a letter or portion of a letter is missing. Those are generally noted in the folder listing. A significant amount of correspondence is missing between January 1887 and December 1890 (Attorney General James Stephen Hogg's term); only a few letters of the alphabet are present covering 1887 to 1888. Most of those records are at the Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin as part of the James Stephen Hogg Papers.
See the finding aid in the Archives search room for the series Chronological files for correspondence dating after 1912.
Documents dating from 1880 through the group dating January 1887-January 1888, bulk January 1887-August 1888 are tri-folded. Later files have been placed in folders by State Archives staff.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in groups chronologically by State Archives staff, reconstituting original order as closely as possible. Documents in each file are in their original order. Although there are subtle differences in arrangement from period to period, the basic scheme of arrangement is alphabetical and chronological within each letter designation. Incoming and outgoing correspondence were filed together during some administrations; during others, notes supplant finished carbons of outgoing letters. In some periods, outgoing correspondence is maintained in a separate series.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Alphabetical correspondence files, Texas Attorney General correspondence and other material. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Technical Requirements
Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Processed by
Tonia J. Wood and Jessica Tucker, October 2006
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2006/216-3 April 1880-January 1883, bulk December 1880-December 1882
B, April 1880-December 1881
C, December 1880-December 1881
[part]
Box
2006/216-4 C, December 1880-December 1881
[part]
G, December 1880-December 1882
H, December 1880-December 1881
M, December 1880-December 1881
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2006/216-5 N, December 1880-November 1882
P, December 1880-January 1883
S, October 1880-December 1881
T, December 1880-December 1882
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2006/216-1 U-V, December 1880-December 1882
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2006/216-6 W, December 1880-December 1882
January 1881-January 1883, bulk 1881-1882
A, January 1881-December 1882
B, August 1881-December 1882
C, October 1881-January 1883
[part]
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2006/216-7 C, October 1881-January 1883
[part]
D, January 1881-December 1882
E, January 1881-November 1882
F, January 1881-December 1882
H, December 1881-January 1883
I, February 1881-August 1882
J, January 1881-January 1883
[part]
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2006/216-8 J, January 1881-January 1883
[part]
K, January 1881-December 1882
L, January 1881-December 1882
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2006/216-10 M, January 1882-January 1883
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2006/216-8 O, May 1881-December 1882
R, January 1881-December 1881
R, December 1881-October 1882
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2006/216-9 S, December 1881-December 1882
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2006/216-11 W-Y, July 1882-December 1882
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2006/216-9 X-Z, January 1881-March 1882
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2006/216-11 January 1883-August 1886, bulk January 1883-October 1884
A, January 1883-September 1884
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2006/216-12 B, January 1883-February 1884
B, December 1883-August 1886
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2006/216-13 C, January 1883-September 1884
D, January 1883-September 1884
E, January 1883-September 1884
F, January 1883-September 1884
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2006/216-14 G, January 1883-September 1884
H, January 1883-October 1884
I-J, January 1883-October 1884
K, January 1883-September 1884
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2006/216-15 L, January 1883-October 1884
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2006/216-10 M, January 1882-February 1884
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2006/216-15 M, April 1883-August 1886
N, February 1883-September 1884
O, January 1883-September 1884
P, January 1883-October 1884
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2006/216-16 P, January 1883-October 1884
[part]
R, February 1883-October 1884
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2006/216-10 S, December 1882-September 1884
[part]
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2006/216-11 S, December 1882-September 1884
[part]
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2006/216-16 T, January 1883-September 1884
[part]
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2006/216-17 T, January 1883-September 1884
[part]
U-V, January 1883-September 1884
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2006/216-11 W, December 1882-October 1884
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2006/216-12 1883-1887, bulk September 1884-January 1887
A, October 1883-January 1887
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2006/216-2 A, December 1884-October 1885
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2006/216-17 B, February 1884-December 1886
B, October 1884-January 1887
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2006/216-18 C, September 1884-December 1886
C, October 1884-January 1887
D, September 1884-January 1887
[part]
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2006/216-19 D, September 1884-January 1887
[part]
E, November 1884-January 1887
F, October 1884-January 1887
G, June 1884-January 1887
H, October 1884-July 1886
[part]
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2006/216-20 H, October 1884-July 1886
[part]
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2006/216-24 H, May 1886-December 1887
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2006/216-20 I-J, September 1884-January 1887
K, October 1884-January 1887
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2006/216-21 L, October 1884-January 1887
M, October 1884-January 1887
O, October 1884-January 1887
[part]
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2006/216-22 O, October 1884-January 1887
[part]
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2006/216-16 P, July 1883-January 1887
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2006/216-22 Q-R, September 1884-January 1887
S, September 1884-January 1887
[part]
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2006/216-23 S, September 1884-January 1887
[part]
S, September 1884-January 1887
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2006/216-9 T, October 1884-January 1887
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2006/216-2 U-V, May 1885-November 1886
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2006/216-23 W, September 1884-December 1886
W, October 1884-January 1887
[part]
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2006/216-24 W, October 1884-January 1887
[part]
X-Z, October 1884-December 1886
Y, January 1884-April 1884
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2006/216-1 January 1887-January 1889, bulk January 1887-August 1888
B, January 1887-July 1888
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2006/216-24 B, January 1887-January 1889
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2006/216-25 C, January 1887-August 1888
D-F, January 1887-August 1888
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2006/216-26 July 1888-December 1894, bulk 1891-1892
A, January 1891-December 1892
[2 folders]
Ba-Bl, January 1891-December 1892
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-27 Bo-Bz, January 1891-December 1892
[3 folders]
Ca-Cl, January 1891-December 1892
[2 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-28 Ca-Cl, January 1891-December 1892
[1 of 3 folders]
Co-Cy, January 1891-April 1892
[3 folders]
Co-Cz, July 1888-December 1892
[2 folders]
Box
2006/216-29 Da-Di, January 1891-December 1892
[2 folders]
Do-Dz, January 1891-December 1892
[2 folders]
E, January 1891-December 1892
[2 folders]
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2006/216-30 F, February 1891-December 1894
[3 folders]
G, January 1891-December 1892
[4 folders]
[Includes letter from Thomas Goree, superintendent of the penitentiary, with attachments concerning a juvenile female who was convicted of burglary and sentenced to two years in the Reformatory. She was taken there and was told they didn't accept females, so she was taken to the Penitentiary. Goree asked for advice from the Attorney General.]
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2006/216-31 Ha-He, January 1891-December 1892
[3 folders]
Hi-Hz, January 1891-December 1892
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-32 I-J, January 1891-December 1892
[3 folders]
Ka-Ki, February 1891-December 1892
[2 folders]
Ki-Ky, March 1891-October 1892
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2006/216-33 L, January 1891-December 1892
[3 folders]
Ma-Me, January 1891-June 1892
[3 folders]
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2006/216-34 Ma-Me, January 1892-December 1892
[2 folders]
Box
2006/216-33 Mi-My, January 1891-December 1892
[3 folders]
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2006/216-34 N-O, January 1891-November 1892
[1 of 2 folders]
Box
2006/216-35 N-O, January 1891-November 1892
[1 of 2 folders]
P-Q, January 1891-December 1892
[3 folders]
Ra-Ri, July 1891-December 1892
[2 folders]
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2006/216-36 Ro-Ry, January 1891-December 1892
[2 folders]
Sa-Se, January 1891-December 1892
[2 folders]
Sh-Sm, January 1891-December 1892
[2 of 3 folders]
[File includes letter from December 1891 from H.H. Smith concerning a newly-installed vault saving records in an Upshur County courthouse fire.]
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2006/216-37 Sh-Sm, January 1891-December 1892
[1 of 3 folders]
Sn-Sz, February 1891-December 1892
[3 folders]
T, January 1891-December 1892
[2 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-38 T, January 1891-December 1892
[1 of 3 folders]
U-V, January 1891-December 1892
Wa-Wh, January 1891-December 1892
[3 folders]
Wi-Wy, January 1891-February 1893
[1 of 2 folders]
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2006/216-39 Wi-Wy, January 1891-February 1893
[1 of 2 folders]
X-Z, February 1891-November 1892
February 1890-January 1895, bulk January 1893-January 1895
A, January 1892-January 1895
[3 folders]
A, October 1894
B, October 1894
Bo-Bz, December 1892-August 1894
[2 of 3 folders]
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2006/216-40 Bo-Bz, December 1892-August 1894
[1 of 3 folders]
C, January 1893-December 1894
[4 folders]
C, October 1894
Da-Di, January 1893-January 1895
[1 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-41 Da-Di, January 1893-January 1895
[2 of 3 folders]
Do-Dz, June 1891-September 1894
[2 folders]
D, October 1894
E, January 1893-December 1894
[2 folders]
E, October 1894
F, October 1894
G, August 1892-January 1895
[1 of 3 folders]
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2006/216-42 G, August 1892-January 1895
[2 of 3 folders]
G, October 1894
Ha-He, January 1893-January 1895
[3 folders]
Hi-Hz, January 1893-December 1894
[1 of 3 folders]
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2006/216-43 Hi-Hz, January 1893-December 1894
[2 of 3 folders]
H, October 1894
I-J, January 1892-December 1894
[2 folders]
J, October 1894
K, January 1893-December 1894
[2 folders]
K, October 1894
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2006/216-44 L, January 1893-December 1894
[3 folders]
L-M, October 1894
Ma-Me, February 1892-January 1895
[4 folders]
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2006/216-45 Mi-My, January 1893-December 1894
[3 folders]
N-O, January 1892-December 1894
[3 folders]
N-O, October 1894
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2006/216-46 P-Q, January 1893-December 1894
[3 folders]
P, October 1894
R, January 1892-December 1894
[3 folders]
R, October 1894
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2006/216-47 Sa-Sm, January 1893-December 1894
[3 folders]
Sn-Sz, February 1890-December 1894
[3 folders]
S-T, October 1894
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2006/216-48 T-V, January 1893-December 1894
[3 folders]
W-Y, January 1893-December 1894
[3 folders]
W, October 1894
Y-Z, October 1894
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2006/216-49 January 1894-November 1899, bulk 1895-1896
A, January 1895-December 1896
[3 folders]
Ba-Bl, January 1895-December 1896
[3 of 4 folders]
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2006/216-50 Ba-Bl, January 1895-December 1896
[1 of 4 folders]
Ca-Cly, January 1895-December 1896
[3 folders]
Co-Cz, January 1895-December 1896
[2 of 3 folders]
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2006/216-51 Co-Cz, January 1895-December 1896
[1 of 3 folders]
Da-Di, January 1895-December 1896
[3 folders]
Do-Dz, January 1895-December 1896
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-52 E, January 1895-December 1896
[2 folders]
F, January 1894-December 1896
[3 folders]
G, December 1894-December 1896
[1 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-53 G, December 1894-December 1896
[3 of 4 folders]
Ha-He, January 1895-December 1896
[4 folders]
Box
2006/216-54 Hi-Hz, January 1895-December 1896
[3 folders]
I-J, January 1895-November 1899
[2 folders]
Ka-Ki, January 1895-December 1896
[1 of 2 folders]
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2006/216-55 Ka-Ki, January 1895-December 1896
[1 of 2 folders]
Kl-Ky, January 1895-December 1896
L, January 1895-December 1896
[3 folders]
Maa-Mart, January 1895-December 1896
[1 of 3 folders]
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2006/216-56 Maa-Mart, January 1895-December 1896
[2 of 3 folders]
Mar-My, January 1895-December 1896
[3 folders]
N-O, January 1895-December 1896
[1 of 3 folders]
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2006/216-57 N-O, January 1895-December 1896
[1 of 3 folders]
P-Q, January 1895-December 1896
[4 folders]
R, January 1895-December 1896
[1 of 3 folders]
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2006/216-58 R, January 1895-December 1896
[2 of 3 folders]
Sa-Se, January 1895-December 1896
[2 folders]
Sh-Sm, April 1894-December 1896
[2 of 3 folders]
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2006/216-59 Sh-Sm, April 1894-December 1896
[1 of 3 folders]
Sn-Sz, January 1894-December 1896
[3 folders]
T, January 1895-December 1896
[2 of 3 folders]
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2006/216-60 T, January 1895-December 1896
[1 of 3 folders]
U-V, February 1895-December 1896
Wa-Wh, June 1894-December 1896
[4 folders]
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2006/216-61 Wi-Wy, January 1895-December 1896
[3 folders]
Y-Z, February 1895-December 1896
January 1896-January 1899, bulk December 1896-January 1899
A, January 1892-December 1898
[3 folders]
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2006/216-62 Ba-Bek, January 1897-January 1899
[3 folders]
[Contains letter from U.S. Representative Thomas H. Ball re: textbook adoption, February 2, 1898.]
Be-Bl, January 1897-December 1898
[2 folders]
Bo-Bz, January 1897-December 1898
[3 folders]
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2006/216-63 Ca-Car, March 1895-December 1898
[3 folders]
Cas-Cly, January 1897-July 1899
[2 folders]
Co-Cz, January 1896-January 1899
[2 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-64 Co-Cz, January 1896-January 1899
[1 of 3 folders]
Da-Di, December 1896-December 1898
[2 folders]
Do-Dz, January 1896-December 1898
[2 folders]
E, December 1896-December 1898
[1 of 2 folders]
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2006/216-65 E, December 1896-December 1898
[1 of 2 folders]
F, January 1896-January 1899
[3 folders]
G, January 1897-December 1898
[4 folders]
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2006/216-66 Ha-He, December 1896-January 1899
[4 folders]
Hi-Hz, December 1896-January 1899
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-67 I-J, December 1896-December 1898
[2 folders]
Ka-Ki, June 1896-December 1898
[2 folders]
Kl-Kz, March 1897-December 1898
L, January 1897-December 1898
[1 of 4 folders]
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2006/216-68 L, January 1897-December 1898
[3 of 4 folders]
Ma-Me, January 1897-May 1898
[4 folders]
Box
2006/216-69 Mi-Mz, January 1897-May 1898
[2 folders]
M, June 1895-January 1899
[3 folders]
N-O, February 1895-January 1899
[1 of 4 folders]
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2006/216-70 N-O, February 1895-January 1899
[3 of 4 folders]
P-Q, January 1897-January 1899
[4 folders]
Box
2006/216-71 Ra-Ri, January 1897-December 1898
[2 folders]
Ro-Ry, January 1897-December 1898
[3 folders]
Sa-Se, January 1897-December 1898
[2 folders]
Box
2006/216-72 Sh-Sm, October 1896-January 1899
[3 folders]
Sn-Sz, January 1896-December 1898
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-73 T, December 1896-January 1899
[4 folders]
U-V, December 1896-December 1898
Wa-Wh, June 1896-December 1898
[1 of 4 folders]
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2006/216-74 Wa-Wh, June 1896-December 1898
[3 of 4 folders]
Wi-Wy, January 1897-December 1898
[3 folders]
X-Z, December 1896-December 1898
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2006/216-75 February 1898-July 1900, bulk January 1899-May 1900
A, January 1899-May 1900
[2 folders]
Ba-Bl, January 1899-May 1900
[3 folders]
Bo-Bz, January 1899-May 1900
[1 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-76 Bo-Bz, January 1899-May 1900
[2 of 3 folders]
Ca-Cl, January 1899-May 1900
[3 folders]
Co-Cz, January 1899-July 1900
[1 of 3 folders]
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2006/216-77 Co-Cz, January 1899-July 1900
[2 of 3 folders]
Da-Di, January 1899-May 1900
[2 folders]
Do-Dz, January 1899-May 1900
[2 folders]
E, January 1899-May 1900
[1 of 2 folders]
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2006/216-78 E, January 1899-May 1900
[1 of 2 folders]
F, January 1899-May 1900
[3 folders]
G, January 1899-May 1900
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-79 Ha-He, January 1899-June 1900
[3 folders]
Hi-Hz, January 1899-May 1900
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-80 I-J, January 1899-May 1900
[2 folders]
Ka-Ki, January 1899-May 1900
[2 folders]
Kl-Ky, January 1899-May 1900
L, December 1898-May 1900
[1 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-81 L, December 1898-May 1900
[2 of 3 folders]
Ma-Me, January 1899-May 1900
[3 folders]
Mi-My, January 1899-May 1900
[1 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-82 Mi-My, January 1899-May 1900
[2 of 3 folders]
N-O, January 1899-May 1900
[2 folders]
P-Q, January 1899-May 1900
[2 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-83 P-Q, January 1899-May 1900
[1 of 3 folders]
Ra-Ri, January 1899-May 1900
[2 folders]
Ro-Ry, January 1899-May 1900
[2 folders]
Sa-Se, January 1899-May 1900
[2 folders]
Box
2006/216-84 Sh-Sm, January 1899-May 1900
[2 folders]
Sn-Sz, January 1899-May 1900
[2 folders]
T, January 1899-May 1900
[2 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-85 T, January 1899-May 1900
[1 of 3 folders]
U-V, February 1899-May 1900
Wa-Wh, January 1899-May 1900
[3 folders]
Wi-Wy, January 1899-July 1900
[2 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-86 Wi-Wy, January 1899-July 1900
[1 of 3 folders]
X-Z, February 1898-April 1900
July 1898-March 1901, bulk June 1900-March 1901
A, June 1900-March 1901
Ba-Bl, March 1899-February 1901
[2 folders]
Bo-Bz, June 1900-March 1901
[2 folders]
Box
2006/216-87 Ca-Cl, April 1900-March 1901
[2 folders]
Co-Cz, June 1900-March 1901
[2 folders]
D, June 1900-March 1901
[2 folders]
E, January 1900-February 1901
Box
2006/216-88 F, February 1900-March 1901
G, May 1900-March 1901
[2 folders]
Ha-He, May 1900-March 1901
[2 folders]
Hi-Hz, June 1900-March 1901
[2 folders]
Box
2006/216-89 I-J, June 1900-March 1901
K, June 1900-March 1901
[2 folders]
L, June 1900-March 1901
[2 folders]
Ma-Me, June 1900-March 1901
[2 folders]
Box
2006/216-90 Mi-My, July 1898-February 1901
[2 folders]
N-O, May 1900-March 1901
P-Q, June 1900-March 1901
[2 folders]
R, June 1900-March 1901
[2 folders]
Box
2006/216-91 Sa-Se, May 1900-March 1901
Sh-Sm, June 1900-March 1901
Sn-Sz, June 1900-February 1901
[2 folders]
T, November 1899-March 1901
[2 folders]
U-V, June 1900-March 1901
Box
2006/216-92 Wa-Wh, June 1900-March 1901
[2 folders]
Wi-Wy, June 1900-March 1901
[2 folders]
X-Z, June 1900-February 1901
September 1899-March 1902, bulk March 1901-March 1902
A, March 1901-March 1902
[2 folders]
Ba-Bl, March 1901-March 1902
[1 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-93 Ba-Bl, March 1901-March 1902
[2 of 3 folders]
Bo-Bz, September 1899-March 1902
[3 folders]
Ca-Cl, March 1901-March 1902
[2 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-94 Ca-Cl, March 1901-March 1902
[1 of 3 folders]
Co-Cz, March 1901-March 1902
[2 folders]
Da-Di, March 1901-March 1902
[2 folders]
Do-Dz, March 1901-March 1902
E, April 1901-March 1902
Box
2006/216-95 F, March 1901-March 1902
[3 folders]
G, April 1901-March 1902
[3 folders]
Ha-He, January 1901-March 1902
[1 of 2 folders]
Box
2006/216-96 Ha-He, January 1901-March 1902
[1 of 2 folders]
Hi-Hz, March 1901-March 1902
[2 folders]
I-J, January 1901-March 1902
[2 folders]
Ka-Ki, March 1901-March 1902
[2 folders]
Box
2006/216-97 Kl-Ky, January 1901-March 1902
L, March 1901-March 1902
[3 folders]
Ma-Me, March 1901-March 1902
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-98 Mi-My, March 1901-March 1902
[2 folders]
N-O, March 1901-March 1902
[2 folders]
P-Q, March 1901-March 1902
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-99 Ra-Ri, April 1901-March 1902
[2 folders]
Ro-Ry, March 1901-March 1902
[2 folders]
Sa-Se, March 1901-March 1902
[2 folders]
Sh-Sm, April 1901-March 1902
[2 folders]
Box
2006/216-100 Sn-Sz, March 1901-March 1902
[2 folders]
T, February 1901-March 1902
[3 folders]
U-V, April 1901-March 1902
Wa-Wh, March 1901-March 1902
[1 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-101 Wa-Wh, March 1901-March 1902
[2 of 3 folders]
Wi-Wy, January 1901-March 1902
[2 folders]
X-Z, May 1901-March 1902
June 1900-June 1903, bulk April 1902-May 1903
A, April 1902-May 1903
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-102 Ba-Bl, April 1902-May 1903
[3 folders]
Bo-Bz, January 1902-May 1903
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-103 Ca-Cl, April 1902-June 1903
[3 folders]
Co-Cz, June 1900-May 1903
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-104 Da-Di, April 1902-June 1903
[2 folders]
Do-Dz, April 1902-May 1903
E, April 1902-May 1903
[2 folders]
F, December 1901-May 1903
[2 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-105 F, December 1901-May 1903
[1 of 3 folders]
G, April 1902-May 1903
[4 folders]
Ha-He, March 1902-June 1903
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-106 Hi-Hz, April 1902-May 1903
[3 folders]
I-J, April 1902-May 1903
[2 folders]
Ke-Ki, April 1902-May 1903
[2 folders]
Box
2006/216-107 Kl-Ky, April 1902-June 1903
L, March 1902-May 1903
[3 folders]
Ma-Me, April 1902-May 1903
[2 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-108 Ma-Me, April 1902-May 1903
[2 of 4 folders]
Mi-My, April 1902-May 1903
[2 folders]
N-O, April 1902-May 1903
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-109 P-Q, August 1902-May 1903
[3 folders]
Ra-Ri, April 1902-June 1903
[2 folders]
Ro-Ry, January 1902-May 1903
[2 folders]
Box
2006/216-110 Sa-Se, April 1901-May 1903
[2 folders]
Sh-Sm, March 1901-May 1903
[2 folders]
Sn-Sz, April 1902-May 1903
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-111 T, April 1902-May 1903
[4 folders]
U-V, April 1902-May 1903
Wa-Wh, April 1902-May 1903
[2 folders]
Box
2006/216-112 Wi-Wy, March 1902-May 1903
[3 folders]
X-Z, April 1902-May 1903
January 1903-October 1904, bulk May 1903-August 1904
A, June 1903-August 1904
[2 folders]
Ba-Bl, May 1903-August 1904
[1 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-113 Ba-Bl, May 1903-August 1904
[3 of 4 folders]
Bo-Bz, June 1903-August 1904
[4 folders]
Box
2006/216-114 Ca-Cl, June 1903-September 1904
[4 folders]
Co-Cz, June 1903-August 1904
[3 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-115 Co-Cz, June 1903-August 1904
[1 of 4 folders]
Da-Di, June 1903-August 1904
[3 folders]
Do-Dz, June 1903-August 1904
[2 folders]
E, May 1903-August 1904
Box
2006/216-116 F, February 1903-August 1904
[4 folders]
G, June 1903-September 1904
[4 folders]
Box
2006/216-117 Ha-He, June 1903-August 1904
[3 folders]
Hi-Hz, June 1903-August 1904
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-118 I-J, May 1903-August 1904
[3 folders]
Ka-Ki, June 1903-August 1904
[2 folders]
Kl-Ky, June 1903-October 1904
L, January 1903-August 1904
[1 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-119 L, January 1903-August 1904
[2 of 3 folders]
Ma-Me, April 1903-August 1904
[4 folders]
Box
2006/216-120 Mi-My, January 1903-August 1904
[3 folders]
N-O, June 1903-August 1904
[2 folders]
P-Q, June 1903-September 1904
[1 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-121 P-Q, June 1903-September 1904
[2 of 3 folders]
Ra-Ri, May 1903-August 1904
[2 folders]
Ro-Ry, June 1903-August 1904
[2 folders]
Box
2006/216-122 Sa-Se, February 1903-August 1904
[2 folders]
Sh-Sm, June 1903-August 1904
[3 folders]
Sn-Sz, June 1903-August 1904
[2 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-123 Sn-Sz, June 1903-August 1904
[1 of 3 folders]
T, June 1903-August 1904
[3 folders]
U-V, June 1903-August 1904
Wa-Wh, May 1903-August 1904
[2 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-124 Wa-Wh, May 1903-August 1904
[1 of 3 folders]
Wi-Wy, June 1903-September 1904
[3 folders]
X-Z, June 1903-August 1904
Box
2006/216-125 November 1902-July 1906, bulk August 1904-August 1905
A, November 1902-August 1905
[3 folders]
Ba-Bl, August 1904-August 1905
[3 folders]
Bo-Bz, January 1904-August 1905
[1 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-126 Bo-Bz, January 1904-August 1905
[2 of 3 folders]
[Note: Ca-Cl missing]
Co-Cz, August 1904-August 1905
[3 folders]
[Note: Da-Dl missing]
Do-Dz, June 1904-August 1905
[2 folders]
[Folder 1 contains letters from Clara Driscoll concerning the Alamo title and purchase of the Hugo-Schmeltzer property.]
Box
2006/216-127 E, August 1904-August 1905
F, August 1904-August 1905
[2 folders]
G, July 1904-August 1905
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-128 Ha-He, August 1904-August 1905
[3 folders]
Hi-Hz, August 1904-August 1905
[2 folders]
I-J, September 1904-July 1906
[2 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-129 I-J, September 1904-July 1906
[1 of 3 folders]
Ka-Ki, August 1904-August 1905
[2 folders]
Kl-Ky, January 1904-August 1905
L, September 1904-August 1905
[2 folders]
McA-Me, August 1904-August 1905
[1 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-130 McA-Me, August 1904-August 1905
[2 of 3 folders]
Mi-My, January 1904-August 1905
[3 folders]
N-O, September 1904-August 1905
[2 folders]
Box
2006/216-131 P-Q, September 1904-August 1905
[3 folders]
Ra-Ri, September 1904-August 1905
Ro-Ry, August 1904-August 1905
[2 folders]
Box
2006/216-132 Sa-Se, August 1904-August 1905
[2 folders]
Sh-Sm September 1904-August 1905
[3 folders]
Sn-Sz, February 1904-August 1905
[2 folders]
Box
2006/216-133 T, September 1904-August 1905
[3 folders]
U-V, September 1904-August 1905
Wa-Wh, September 1904-August 1905
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-134 Wi-Wy, September 1904-August 1905
[3 folders]
X-Z, September 1904-August 1905
January 1905-August 1907, bulk September 1905-August 1906
A, September 1905-August 1906
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-135 Ba-Bl, September 1905-August 1906
[4 folders]
Bo-Bz, September 1905-August 1906
[2 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-136 Bo-Bz, September 1905-August 1906
[2 of 4 folders]
Ca-Cl, September 1905-August 1906
[3 folders]
Co-Cz, September 1905-September 1906
[1 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-137 Co-Cz, September 1905-September 1906
[3 of 4 folders]
Da-Di, September 1905-September 1906
[3 folders]
Do-Dz, July 1905-August 1906
[2 folders]
Box
2006/216-138 E, September 1905-August 1906
[2 folders]
F, September 1905-August 1906
[2 folders]
G, January 1905-August 1906
[2 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-139 G, January 1905-August 1906
[2 of 4 folders]
Ha-He, September 1905-August 1906
[3 folders]
Hi-Hz, September 1905-August 1906
[1 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-140 Hi-Hz, September 1905-August 1906
[2 of 3 folders]
I-J, September 1905-August 1906
[3 folders]
Ka-Ki, September 1905-August 1906
[2 folders]
Box
2006/216-141 Kl-Ky, May 1905-August 1906
L, September 1905-August 1906
[3 folders]
Ma-Me, September 1905-August 1906
[2 of 5 folders]
Box
2006/216-142 Ma-Me, September 1905-August 1906
[3 of 5 folders]
Mi-My, September 1905-August 1906
[3 folders]
N-O, September 1905-August 1906
[1 of 2 folders]
Box
2006/216-143 N-O, September 1905-August 1906
[1 of 2 folders]
P-Q, September 1905-August 1906
[4 folders]
Ra-Ri, September 1905-August 1906
[1 of 2 folders]
Box
2006/216-144 Ra-Ri, September 1905-August 1906
[1 of 2 folders]
Ro-Ry, September 1905-August 1906
[3 folders]
Sa-Se, September 1905-August 1906
[2 folders]
Sh-Sm, September 1905-August 1906
[1 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-145 Sh-Sm, September 1905-August 1906
[2 of 3 folders]
Sn-Sz, September 1905-August 1906
[3 folders]
T, September 1905-August 1907
[2 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-146 T, September 1905-August 1907
[2 of 4 folders]
U-V, September 1905-August 1906
Wa-Wh, September 1905-August 1906
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-147 Wi-Wy, February 1905-August 1906
[4 folders]
X-Z, September 1905-August 1906
March 1897-October 1909, bulk September 1906-February 1908
Aa-Az, June 1906-February 1908
[1 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-148 Aa-Az, June 1906-February 1908
[3 of 4 folders]
Ba-Bl, August 1906-July 1907
[3 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-149 Ba-Bl, August 1906-July 1907
[1 of 4 folders]
Bo-Bz, September 1906-August 1907
[4 folders]
Ba-By, October 1906-February 1908
[1 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-150 Ba-By, October 1906-February 1908
[3 of 4 folders]
Ca-Cl, September 1906-October 1907
[3 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-151 Ca-Cl, September 1906-October 1907
[1 of 4 folders]
Co-Cz, January 1906-January 1908
[4 folders]
Co-Cz, December 1906-August 1908
[1 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-152 Co-Cz, December 1906-August 1908
[3 of 4 folders]
Da-Di, September 1906-May 1908
[3 folders]
[Note: Do-Dz missing]
Box
2006/216-153 E, September 1906-May 1908
[3 folders]
F, May 1906-July 1909
[4 folders]
Box
2006/216-154 G, December 1906-July 1907
[4 folders]
G, July 1907-May 1908
[3 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-155 G, July 1907-May 1908
[1 of 4 folders]
Ha-He, January 1906-February 1908
[5 folders]
Hi-Hy, October 1906-October 1907
[1 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-156 Hi-Hy, October 1906-October 1907
[3 of 4 folders]
I-J, August 1906-March 1908
[3 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-157 I-J, August 1906-March 1908
[1 of 4 folders]
Ka-Ki, September 1906-February 1908
[3 folders]
[Note: Kl-Ky missing]
L, January 1906-October 1907
[2 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-158 L, January 1906-October 1907
[2 of 4 folders]
Ma-Me, September 1906-October 1907
[4 folders]
Box
2006/216-159 McA-Me, August 1906-May 1908
[4 folders]
Mi-My, September 1906-October 1907
[3 of 5 folders]
Box
2006/216-160 Mi-My, September 1906-October 1907
[2 of 5 folders]
Mi-My, May 1906-October 1909, bulk November 1907-December 1908
[4 folders]
Box
2006/216-161 Na-O'R, April 1906-February 1908
[4 folders]
P-Q, August 1906-February 1908
[2 of 5 folders]
Box
2006/216-162 P-Q, August 1906-February 1908
[3 of 5 folders]
Ra-Ri, February 1906-May 1908
[3 folders]
Ro-Rz, September 1906-May 1908
[1 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-163 Ro-Rz, September 1906-May 1908
[3 of 4 folders]
Sa-Sl, October 1905-February 1908
[3 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-164 Sa-Sl, October 1905-February 1908
[1 of 4 folders]
Sp-Sy, March 1897-September 1907
[3 folders]
Sm-Sy, September 1906-March 1908
[2 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-165 Sm-Sy, September 1906-March 1908
[2 of 4 folders]
T, September 1906-December 1907
[5 folders]
[See next chronological run for U-V.]
Wa-Wz, September 1906-February 1908
[1 of 5 folders]
Box
2006/216-166 Wa-Wz, September 1906-February 1908
[4 of 5 folders]
Wi-Wy, December 1905-August 1907
[3 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-167 Wi-Wy, December 1905-August 1907
[1 of 4 folders]
[See next chronological run for X-Z.]
September 1906-February 1909, bulk February 1908-February 1909
Box
2006/216-167 A, February 1908-February 1909
[3 folders]
Ba-Bl, March 1908-February 1909
[3 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-168 Ba-Bl, March 1908-February 1909
[1 of 4 folders]
Bo-Bz, December 1906-February 1909
[4 folders]
Ca-Cl, January 1907-February 1909
[2 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-169 Ca-Cl, January 1907-February 1909
[2 of 4 folders]
Co-Cz, June 1908-February 1909
[3 folders]
D, May 1908-February 1909
[2 of 5 folders]
Box
2006/216-170 D, May 1908-February 1909
[3 of 5 folders]
E-F, January 1908-February 1909
[3 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-171 E-F, January 1908-February 1909
[1 of 4 folders]
G, February 1908-February 1909
[4 folders]
Ha-He, January 1908-February 1909
[1 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-172 Ha-He, January 1908-February 1909
[3 of 4 folders]
Hi-Hy, January 1907-February 1909
[3 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-173 Hi-Hy, January 1907-February 1909
[1 of 4 folders]
I-J, January 1908-February 1909
[3 folders]
Ka-Kz, March 1908-February 1909
[3 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-174 Ka-Kz, March 1908-February 1909
[1 of 4 folders]
L, October 1907-February 1909
[4 folders]
McA-Me, January 1908-February 1909
[1 of 5 folders]
[Note: Mi-Mz missing.]
Box
2006/216-175 Mca-Me, January 1908-February 1909
[4 of 5 folders]
[Note: Mi-Mz missing.]
N-O, February 1908-February 1909
[3 folders]
P-Q, December 1907-February 1909
[1 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-176 P-Q, December 1907-February 1909
[3 of 4 folders]
R, April 1908-February 1909
[3 folders]
Sa-Se, January 1908-February 1909
[1 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-177 Sa-Se, January 1908-February 1909
[2 of 3 folders]
Sh-Sm, March 1908-February 1909
[3 folders]
Sn-Sz, March 1908-February 1909
[1 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-178 Sn-Sz, March 1908-February 1909
[2 of 3 folders]
T, February 1907-February 1909
[4 of 5 folders]
Box
2006/216-179 T, February 1907-February 1909
[1 of 5 folders]
U-V, October 1906-February 1909
[3 folders]
Wa-Wh, January 1907-February 1909
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-180 Wi-Wy, January 1908-February 1909
[4 folders]
X-Z, September 1906-February 1909
[2 folders]
October 1903-December 1909, bulk March 1909-December 1909
A (including anonymous), March 1909-December 1909
[1 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-181 A (including anonymous), March 1909-December 1909
[3 of 4 folders]
Ba-Bi, November 1908-December 1909
[4 of 5 folders]
Box
2006/216-182 Ba-Bi, November 1908-December 1909
[1 of 5 folders]
B, January 1907-December 1909
[4 folders]
Ca-Cl, June 1907-December 1909
[2 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-183 Ca-Cl, June 1907-December 1909
[2 of 4 folders]
Co-Cz, March 1909-December 1909
[5 folders]
[Folder 3 includes photograph of Fort Worth drug store interior, 101 N. Houston St., with letter from Jack Coulson.]
Box
2006/216-184 D, March 1909-December 1909
[5 folders]
E, January 1909-December 1909
[2 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-185 E, January 1909-December 1909
[1 of 3 folders]
F, November 1906-December 1909
[4 folders]
G, February 1909-December 1909
[2 of 5 folders]
Box
2006/216-186 G, February 1909-December 1909
[3 of 5 folders]
H, February 1909-December 1909
[3 of 7 folders]
Box
2006/216-187 H, February 1909-December 1909
[4 of 7 folders]
I-J, March 1909-December 1909
[2 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-188 I-J, March 1909-December 1909
[1 of 3 folders]
K, February 1908-December 1909
[4 folders]
L, October 1908-December 1909
[2 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-189 L, October 1908-December 1909
[2 of 4 folders]
Ma-Me, March 1909-December 1909
[4 of 5 folders]
Box
2006/216-190 Ma-Me, March 1909-December 1909
[1 of 5 folders]
Mi-My, March 1909-December 1909
[4 folders]
N-O, November 1908-December 1909
[2 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-191 N-O, November 1908-December 1909
[2 of 4 folders]
P-Q, March 1909-December 1909
[4 folders]
Ra-Ry, March 1909-December 1909
[1 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-192 Ra-Ry, March 1909-December 1909
[3 of 4 folders]
S, May 1907-December 1909
[4 of 5 folders]
Box
2006/216-193 S, May 1907-December 1909
[1 of 5 folders]
Sh-Sm, October 1903-December 1909
[3 folders]
Sh-Sm, January 1909-December 1909
[2 folders]
Box
2006/216-194 T, March 1909-December 1909
[5 folders]
U-V, X-Z, March 1909-December 1909
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-195 Wa-We, January 1909-December 1909
[3 folders]
Wi-Wy, March 1909-December 1909
[3 of 5 folders]
Box
2006/216-196 Wi-Wy, March 1909-December 1909
[2 of 5 folders]
July 1909-December 1910, bulk 1910
A, January 1910-December 1910
[4 folders]
Ba-Bl, January 1910-December 1910
[1 of 5 folders]
Box
2006/216-197 Ba-Bl, January 1910-December 1910
[4 of 5 folders]
Bo-Bz, January 1910-December 1910
[3 of 5 folders]
Box
2006/216-198 Bo-Bz, January 1910-December 1910
[2 of 5 folders]
Ca-Cl, January 1910-December 1910
[4 folders]
Co-Cz, January 1910-December 1910
[1 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-199 Co-Cz, January 1910-December 1910
[3 of 4 folders]
Da-Di, January 1910-December 1910
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-200 Do-Dz, January 1910-December 1910
[3 folders]
E, July 1909-December 1910
[3 folders]
F, January 1910-December 1910
[1 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-201 F, January 1910-December 1910
[3 of 4 folders]
G, December 1909-December 1910
[3 of 5 folders]
Box
2006/216-202 G, December 1909-December 1910
[2 of 5 folders]
Ha-He, January 1910-December 1910
[5 folders]
Box
2006/216-203 Hi-Hz, January 1910-December 1910
[4 folders]
I-J, January 1910-December 1910
[2 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-204 I-J, January 1910-December 1910
[2 of 4 folders]
K, January 1910-December 1910
[4 folders]
L, January 1910-December 1910
[1 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-205 L, January 1910-December 1910
[3 of 4 folders]
Ma-Me, January 1910-December 1910
[3 of 6 folders]
Box
2006/216-206 Ma-Me, January 1910-December 1910
[3 of 6 folders]
Mi-My, January 1910-December 1910
[3 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-207 Mi-My, January 1910-December 1910
[1 of 4 folders]
N-O, January 1910-December 1910
[3 folders]
P-Q, January 1910-December 1910
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-208 Ra-Ri, January 1910-December 1910
[2 folders]
Ro-Ry, January 1910-December 1910
[2 folders]
Sa-Se, January 1910-December 1910
[2 folders]
Box
2006/216-209 Sh-Sm, January 1910-December 1910
[4 folders]
Sn-Sz, January 1910-December 1910
[2 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-210 Sn-Sz, January 1910-December 1910
[2 of 4 folders]
T, January 1910-December 1910
[3 folders]
U-V, January 1910-December 1910
Wa-Wh, July 1909-December 1910
[1 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-211 Wa-Wh, July 1909-December 1910
[2 of 3 folders]
Wa-Wh, January 1910-December 1910
[4 folders]
Wi-Wy, January 1910-December 1910
[1 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-212 Wi-Wy, January 1910-December 1910
[3 of 4 folders]
X-Z, January 1910-December 1910
June 1910-January 1912, bulk 1911
A, January 1911-December 1911
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-213 Ba-Bl, January 1911-December 1911
[5 folders]
Bo-Bu, January 1911-November 1911
[2 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-214 Bo-Bu, January 1911-November 1911
[2 of 4 folders]
Ca-Cl, January 1911-December 1911
[4 folders]
Co-Cz, January 1911-January 1912
[1 of 5 folders]
Box
2006/216-215 Co-Cz, January 1911-January 1912
[4 of 5 folders]
Da-Dz, December 1910-December 1911
[3 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-216 Da-Dz, December 1910-December 1911
[1 of 4 folders]
E, January 1911-December 1911
[2 folders]
F, January 1911-January 1912
[3 folders]
G, January 1911-December 1911
[1 of 5 folders]
Box
2006/216-217 G, January 1911-December 1911
[4 of 5 folders]
Ha-He, January 1911-December 1911
[3 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-218 Ha-He, January 1911-December 1911
[1 of 4 folders]
Hi-Hz, January 1911-December 1911
[5 folders]
I-J, January 1911-December 1911
[1 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-219 I-J, January 1911-December 1911
[3 of 4 folders]
K, January 1911-December 1911
[3 folders]
L, January 1911-January 1912
[1 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-220 L, January 1911-January 1912
[3 of 4 folders]
Ma-Mc, January 1911-December 1911
[4 of 6 folders]
Box
2006/216-221 Ma-Mc, January 1911-December 1911
[2 of 6 folders]
Me-My, January 1911-December 1911
[5 folders]
Box
2006/216-222 N-O, June 1910-December 1911
[4 folders]
P-Q, January 1911-December 1911
[3 of 5 folders]
Box
2006/216-223 P-Q, January 1911-December 1911
[2 of 5 folders]
R, December 1910-December 1911
[4 folders]
Sa-Sm, January 1911-January 1912
[1 of 5 folders]
Box
2006/216-224 Sa-Sm, January 1911-January 1912
[4 of 5 folders]
Sm-Sz, January 1911-July 1911
[3 of 5 folders]
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2006/216-225 Sm-Sz, January 1911-July 1911
[2 of 5 folders]
T, January 1911-December 1911
[5 folders]
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2006/216-226 U-V, January 1911-December 1911
Wa-Wh, January 1911-December 1911
[4 folders]
Wi-Wy, January 1911-December 1911
[2 of 4 folders]
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2006/216-227 Wi-Wy, January 1911-December 1911
[2 of 4 folders]
X-Z, January 1911-December 1911
September 1910-December 1912, bulk 1912
A, January 1912-December 1912
[4 folders]
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2006/216-228 Ba-Bl, January 1912-December 1912
[5 folders]
Bo-Bz, January 1912-December 1912
[2 of 5 folders]
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2006/216-229 Bo-Bz, January 1912-December 1912
[3 of 5 folders]
Ca-Cl, January 1912-December 1912
[4 folders]
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2006/216-230 Co-Cz, January 1912-December 1912
[6 folders]
Da-Dz, January 1912-December 1912
[1 of 5 folders]
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2006/216-231 Da-Dz, January 1912-December 1912
[4 of 5 folders]
Ea-Ez, January 1912-December 1912
[3 folders]
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2006/216-232 F, January 1912-December 1912
[4 folders]
Ga-Gz, January 1912-December 1912
[3 of 5 folders]
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2006/216-233 Ga-Gz, January 1912-December 1912
[2 of 5 folders]
Ha-He, January 1912-December 1912
[4 folders]
Hi-Hz, January 1912-December 1912
[1 of 4 folders]
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2006/216-234 Hi-Hz, January 1912-December 1912
[3 of 4 folders]
I-J, September 1911-December 1912
[2 of 4 folders]
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2006/216-235 I-J, September 1911-December 1912
[2 of 4 folders]
Ka-Kz, November 1911-December 1912
[3 folders]
La-Lz, January 1912-November 1912
[1 of 5 folders]
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2006/216-236 La-Lz, January 1912-November 1912
[4 of 5 folders]
Ma-Md, April 1911-December 1912
[3 of 5 folders]
Box
2006/216-237 Ma-Md, April 1911-December 1912
[2 of 5 folders]
Me-Mz, January 1912-December 1912
[4 of 5 folders]
Box
2006/216-238 Me-Mz, January 1912-December 1912
[1 of 5 folders]
Na-Oz, November 1911-December 1912
[3 folders]
P-Q, January 1911-December 1912
[3 of 5 folders]
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2006/216-239 P-Q, January 1911-December 1912
[2 of 5 folders]
Ra-Rz, January 1912-December 1912
[5 folders]
Box
2006/216-240 Sa-Sl, January 1912-December 1912
[5 folders]
Sm-Sz, January 1912-December 1912
[2 of 5 folders]
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2006/216-241 Sm-Sz, January 1912-December 1912
[3 of 5 folders]
Ta-Tz, July 1911-December 1912
[3 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-242 Ta-Tz, July 1911-December 1912
[1 of 4 folders]
U-V, January 1912-December 1912
Wi-Wz, September 1910-December 1912
[5 folders]
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2006/216-243 X-Z, January 1912-December 1912



 

Agency correspondence files, 1891-1912, bulk 1895-1912,
6.6 cubic ft.

The Texas Attorney General's Office serves as legal counsel to all boards and agencies of state government; issues legal opinions when requested by the Governor, heads of state agencies and other officials and agencies as provided by Texas statutes; sits as an ex-officio member of state committees and commissions; and defends challenges to state laws and suits against both state agencies and individual employees of the State. Records are letters, dating 1891-1912, bulk 1895-1912, from state agency heads and staff asking for legal advice from the Attorney General's Office. A few responses from the Attorney General's Office may be included. Some documents filed as part of the Treasurer correspondence concern the Waters-Pierce anti-trust litigation. Correspondents include the Comptroller, Governor, Commissioner of Insurance and Banking and predecessors, Commissioner of the General Land Office, the Railroad Commission, Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and State Treasurer.
Arrangement
These files are arranged alphabetically by agency name by State Archives staff. Each file retains its original order. Correspondence of the Commissioner of Insurance and Banking from 1903 to 1910 had been misfiled with Railroad Commission correspondence from the same time period; it was removed and placed with the other Insurance correspondence.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Agency correspondence files, Texas Attorney General correspondence and other material. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Technical Requirements
None.
Processed by
Tonia J. Wood and Jessica Tucker, October 2006
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2006/216-243 Comptroller, 1895-1912
January 1895-May 1898
[2 folders]
November 1898-March 1901
January 1899-May 1900
March 1901-June 1905
[1 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-244 March 1901-June 1905
[2 of 3 folders]
August 1903-August 1906
[3 folders]
August 1906-December 1912
[1 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-245 August 1906-December 1912
[3 of 4 folders]
Governor, 1895-1901
January 1895-December 1898
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-246 December 1898-March 1901
[2 folders]
Insurance, 1895-1912
Insurance and History Commissioner, February 1895-August 1898
[2 folders]
Insurance Commissioner, February 1899-September 1900
Commissioner of Insurance and Banking, May 1901-August 1906
[2 folders]
Commissioner of Insurance and Banking, August 1903-November 1910
[1 of 3 folders]
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2006/216-247 Commissioner of Insurance and Banking, August 1903-November 1910
[2 of 3 folders]
[Note: Had originally been misfiled with Railroad Commission, November 1891-December 1912.]
Commissioner of Insurance and Banking, December 1911-December 1912
[2 folders]
Land Commissioner (General Land Office), 1895-1911
January 1895-November 1898
[3 folders]
January 1899-May 1900
[2 folders]
Box
2006/216-248 March 1900-February 1901
[2 folders]
April 1901-July 1903
[3 folders]
March 1900-August 1906, bulk September 1903-August 1906
[2 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-249 March 1900-August 1906, bulk September 1903-August 1906
[1 of 3 folders]
Commissioner of the General Land Office, June 1903-December 1911, bulk 1907-1911
[4 folders]
Box
2006/216-250 Railroad Commission, 1891-1912
July 1895-December 1898
[3 folders]
June 1899-March 1901
[2 folders]
March 1901-May 1906
[2 of 3 folders]
Box
2006/216-251 March 1901-May 1906
[1 of 3 folders]
July 1906-February 1909
[3 folders]
November 1891-December 1912
[3 folders]
Box
2006/216-252 Secretary of State, 1895-1911
January 1895-November 1898
[2 folders]
February 1899-April 1900
[3 folders]
July 1900-February 1901
[2 folders]
Box
2006/216-253 April 1901-December 1911
[3 folders]
Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1895-1911
January 1895-December 1898
[3 folders]
November 1898-December 1900
Box
2006/216-254 March 1901-August 1906
[4 folders]
August 1906-October 1911
[2 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-255 August 1906-October 1911
[2 of 4 folders]
Treasurer, 1893-1907
April 1893-December 1898
[2 folders]
October 1906-July 1907
[2 of 5 folders]
[File includes documents concerning Waters-Pierce anti-trust litigation.]
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2006/216-256 October 1906-July 1907
[3 of 5 folders]
[File includes documents concerning Waters-Pierce anti-trust litigation.]



 

Subject and investigation files, 1874-1888, 1905-1909, 1913-1930,
5.15 cubic ft.

The Texas Attorney General's Office serves as legal counsel to all boards and agencies of state government; issues legal opinions when requested by the Governor, heads of state agencies and other officials and agencies as provided by Texas statutes; sits as an ex-officio member of state committees and commissions; and defends challenges to state laws and suits against both state agencies and individual employees of the State. Records are subject and investigation files, 1874-1888, 1905-1909, 1913-1930, maintained by the Attorney General's Office documenting litigation, investigations, and the Attorney General's role as member of various boards and commissions. The earliest files were labeled as miscellaneous, apparently because they did not fit the alphabetical by correspondent or state agency arrangement. Types of materials include correspondence, legal documents (including briefs, contracts, and agreements), reports, plat maps, specifications, notebooks, proceedings, and directories. Subjects include land issues--including land forgery, Greer County, and the Joaquin Galan land grant; design and contracts for the building of the temporary capitol and new Capitol; railroads--including the International & Great Northern Railroad, East Line & Red River Railroad Company, and Rio Grande & Pecos Railway Company; county attorney powers; litigation against express companies, including Western Union Telegraph Company and Adams Express; the sale of judgments; investigations and litigation--including investigation of cotton oil mills for violating anti-trust laws and investigation of highway construction corruption; taxation; and court reports submitted by district clerks and the Court of Appeals terms in Austin, Galveston, and Tyler. The three-member Board for Sale of Judgments existed in the 1880s and was composed of the Attorney General, State Treasurer, and Comptroller. Correspondents are state officials such as the governor and comptroller, local officials, attorneys, businesses such as railroads and express companies, and individuals.
Arrangement
These records are grouped somewhat chronologically and by subject by State Archives staff. Documents in each file are in their original order as received by the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Subject and investigation files, Texas Attorney General correspondence and other material. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, attorney-work product (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.111) and attorney-client privilege (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.107), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Technical Requirements
None.
Processed by
Tonia J. Wood and Jessica Tucker, October 2006
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2006/216-1 Miscellaneous, March 1874-August 1888
[tri-folded]
[Included are documents concerning Greer County, school lands, Galveston Harrisburg & San Antonio Railway, and taxation issues, such as billiard table and attorney occupation taxes and the county office responsible for collecting taxes.]
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2006/216-2 Miscellaneous, March 1875-September 1882
[tri-folded]
[Included are documents concerning the International & Great Northern Railroad Company, East Line & Red River Railroad Company, railroad ordinances, Joaquin Galan land grant, State of Texas vs. Taylor Moore, State of Texas vs. Western Union Telegraph Company, and the design specifications for the temporary Capitol by F.E. Ruffini.]
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2006/216-3 Land forgery papers, August 1876-February 1880
[tri-folded]
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2006/216-2 Miscellaneous, September 1876-November 1882
[tri-folded]
[Documents concern East Line & Red River Railroad Company, Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad Company, and other railroad companies; Nueces lands; contract and bonds for new Capitol building; express companies, including Western Union and Adams Express; pawn brokers; State of Texas vs. George Goldsby et al.; State of Texas vs. J. B. Wygall et al.; qualifications of deputy clerks; Thompson vs. Bates.]
Miscellaneous, April 1877-February 1887
[tri-folded]
[Documents concern land issues.]
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2006/216-3 Miscellaneous, February 1878-June 1887
[tri-folded]
[Documents concern suits against defaulting tax collectors, Henry Loggins vs. State of Texas, International & Great Northern Railroad Company, land forgery, Frank M. Spencer vs. Galveston County, and reports of cases heard before the Court of Appeals terms in Tyler, Galveston, and Austin.]
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2006/216-9 Miscellaneous, January 1881-September 1882
[tri-folded]
[Documents concern Rio Grande and Pecos Railway Company charter amendment, Western Union Telegraph Company vs. State of Texas, Dallas Bridge Company, Henry Loggins vs. State of Texas, sale of land in Milam County, and sale of judgments.]
Miscellaneous, March 1881-February 1882
[tri-folded]
[Documents concern escheat of Donald Smith's estate, sale of judgments, State of Texas vs. Gunter and Munson re: land patents.]
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2006/216-11 Addresses of county attorneys, January 1882-May 1884
[tri-folded]
Box
2006/216-9 Addresses of county attorneys, October 1884-January 1885
[tri-folded]
Box
2006/216-256 Anti-trust letters, December 1905-July 1907
[2 of 4 folders]
Box
2006/216-257 Anti-trust letters, December 1905-July 1907
[2 of 4 folders]
Anti-trust letters, A-J, July 1907-November 1909
[4 folders]
Anti-trust letters, K-Z, June 1907-November 1909
[1 of 4 folders]
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2006/216-258 Anti-trust letters, K-Z, June 1907-November 1909
[3 of 4 folders]
Letters from Attorneys General of the United States relative to holding office of Attorney General and practicing law at the same time, May 1908
Reports of the Navarro Oil Company and Security Oil Company, 1909
[3 folders]
[Reports required as result of anti-trust litigation or investigation.]
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2006/216-259 Cotton oil mill anti-trust investigation, 1913-1914:
Correspondence re: cotton oil mills, October 1913-March 1914
[2 folders]
Judgments re: cotton oil mills, January-November 1913
[2 folders]
Oil mill investigation, 1913
[4 of 5 folders]
[File includes correspondence, notebooks, witness statements.]
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2006/216-260 Oil mill investigation, 1913
[1 of 5 folders]
[File includes correspondence, notebooks, witness statements.]
Oil mill investigation, 1913-1914
[5 folders]
[File includes correspondence, notebooks, witness statements, directory, proceedings.]
Correspondence re: litigation, January 1913-July 1913
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2006/216-261 Refund claims approved, January 1913-December 1913
[Copies of mostly outgoing letters concerning refunds for taxes on or purchase of land.]
Refund claims approved, May 1921-November 1923
[4 folders]
[Copies of outgoing letters concerning refunds for taxes on or purchase of land.]
Correspondence re: occupation taxes, April 1913-September 1913
[2 folders]
[Letters concern occupation taxes, especially for liquor dealers and telephone and oil companies.]
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2006/216-262 Copies of agreements between express companies and railroads, 1916
[3 folders]
[Copies were made in 1916 of agreements dating 1882, 1887, 1894, 1901-1914, probably related to anti-trust investigation.]
District clerk reports, 1918-1922, 1926-1930:
[Reports submitted to the Attorney General's Office by district clerks containing number of cases before the district courts in various categories (including burglary, arson, murder, etc.), and disposition of those cases. Arrangement is alphabetical by county.]
October 1918-November 1922
[4 of 10 folders]
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2006/216-263 October 1918-November 1922
[6 of 10 folders]
August 1926-October 1928
[3 of 6 folders]
Box
2006/216-264 August 1926-October 1928
[3 of 6 folders]
February 1928-September 1930
[5 folders]
Correspondence, April 1924-January 1925
[2 folders]
[Copies of mostly outgoing letters mainly concerning taxes and railroads.]
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2006/216-265 Correspondence, June 1925-January 1926
[6 folders]
[Correspondence concerning investigation of highway construction corruption by Attorney General Dan Moody. Several letters mention former Governor James Ferguson.]