University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

City of Houston Collection, 1891-1900



Descriptive Summary

Title: City of Houston Collection
Dates: 1891-1900
Abstract: The City of Houston Collection consists of official correspondence and documents relating to the City of Houston from 1881-1900.
Identification: 1999-001
Quantity: 1 box, 19 items
Repository: Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Scope and Contents

The City of Houston Collection consists of official correspondence and documents relating to the City of Houston around the turn of the century. Most of the items relate to physical improvements such as paving being made to the city by the City Engineers Office, and the documents date from 1881-1900. The collection comprises 1 manuscripts box with 19 individual items.

The collection is divided alphabetically according to the office of issue, and then filed chronologically. The Executive Department and Brashear & Dannenbaum, Attorneys at Law have been included in the Mayor's Office series, as they were issued by S.H. Brashear during his term as Mayor.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use Restrictions

The material in this collection is in the public domain. However, Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, and all reproduction restrictions apply.


Index Terms

Terms are either Library of Congress Subject Headings or taken from local sources.
Subjects
Houston (Tex.) Politics and government.
Houston (Tex.) History.
Formats
Correspondence

Administrative Information

Acquisition

The collection was given to the University of Houston Libraries by Mrs. Henry (Grace) David.

Processed by

K. Fox, May 1997


Detailed Description

 

City Attorney's Office

box folder
1 1 ALS. Stewart, Jno. S. to Miller, I. Austin. Feb. 14, 1900



 

City Engineer's Office

box folder
1 2 Estimates. Oct. 9, 1891
3 Estimates for paving Main St. Dec. 28, 1894
4 Memo: Widths of roadway on Washington St. undated
5 Ordinances: Fire Escapes. undated
6 Plans and Specs. For the grading, paving, and construction... undated



 

City Secretary's Office

box folder
1 7 ALS. Richardson, A.S. to LaNoue, G.S. Oct. 3, 1895



 

Mayor's Office

box folder
1 8 ALS. Brashear, S.H. to Miller, I. Austin. Apr. 20, 1899
9 TLS. Brashear, S.H. to Miller, I. Austin. Apr. 29, 1899
10 Executive Dept. ALS. Brashear, S.H. to Miller, I. Austin. Sept. 27, 1899
11 ALS. Brashear, S.H. to Miller, I. Austin. Jan. 12, 1900
12 ALS. Brashear, S.H. to Miller I. Austin. June 7, 1900
13 ALS. Brashear, S.H. to Miller, I. Austin. July 9, 1900
14 ALS. Brashear, S.H. to Miller, I. Austin. Sept. 27, 1900
15 Brashear & Dannenbaum, Attorneys at Law. TLS. Brashear, S.H. to Miller, I. Austin. Dec. 28, 1900



 

Other

box folder
1 16 Houston & Texas Central Railroad Company. TLS. Howe, M.G. to Miller, I. Austin. Feb. 21, 1900
17 Texas World Publishing Company. Receipt. Mar. 25, 1897
18 Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company. TLS. Dusiuberre(?), Lemuel Baumister to LaNoue, G.M. May 17, 1894