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Guide to the John C. Walker Texas Counties Collection



Overview of the Collection

Collection Title John C. Walker Texas Counties Collection
Dates 1818-1907
Identification 05/1969-040
Physical Description 3.00 linear feet
Language of Materials English
Repository University of Houston Libraries M.D. Anderson Library 4333 University Drive Houston, TX, 77204-2000 URL: http://info.lib.uh.edu/ Email: rmrichardson@uh.edu Phone: 713-743-9229

This collection contains legal documents, advertisements, correspondence, and maps from various Texas counties dating from 1818 to 1907. Deeds and tax receipts make up a signififcant portion of the collection. Counties represented include Angelina, Cherokee, Tyler, Nacogdoches, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, and Harris. Documents from the Republic of Texas are also included.


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Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Genre/Form of Material:
Advertisements
Correspondence
Deeds -- Texas
Legal documents
Maps (documents)
Receipts (financial records)
Geographic Name:
Texas -- History

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

John C. Walker Texas Counties Collection. Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries


Detailed List of Contents

Angelina County

Box Folder
1 1 Land for sale undated
Advertisement
2 Deeds undated
Legal Document
3 Description of head rights undated
Legal Document
4 Property rights affidavit undated
Legal Document
5 De La Garza land grant undated
Map
6 John Durst grant undated
Map
7 Land plat undated
Map
8 Deed of partition November 28, 1845
Legal Document
9 Deed November 13, 1848
Legal Document
10 Deed November 14, 1848
Legal Document
11 Deed of relinquishment July 16, 1849
Legal Document
12 Deed, land office copy, receipt February 28, 1850
Legal Document
13 Receipt March 2, 1850
Legal Document
14 Deed January 20, 1851
Legal Document
15 Lease agreement January 20, 1851
Legal Document
16 Land grant August 9, 1854
Legal Document
17 Deeds December 8, 1854
Legal Document
18 Deed ? 28, 1855
Legal Document
19 Deed April 28, 1855
Legal Document
20 Deed December 28, 1855
Legal Document
21 Deed October 9, 1856
Legal Document
22 Deed April 22, 1860
Legal Document
23 Deed August 2, 1861
Legal Document
24 Deed of sale September 30, 1861
Legal Document
25 Deeds Dec. 27, 1861
Legal Document
26 Deeds 1869
Legal Document
27 Deed of relinquishment May 22, 1869
Legal Document
28 Order to convey deed December 6, 1870
Legal Document
29 W. L. Du...? August 13, 1881
Correspondence
30 Land grant April 22, 1886
Legal Document
31 Field notes, description, valuation March 1887
Legal Document
32 John Durst April 27, 1888
Correspondence
33 Deeds June 1, 1891
Legal Document
34 Joseph Spence July 25, 1891
Correspondence
Box Folder
2 1 Misc. Correspondence 1893
2 Notice of interrogatories December 14, 1893
Legal Document
3 Notice to serve cause December 14, 1893
Legal Document
4 Judgement of discontinuance December 30, 1893
Legal Document
5 Misc. Correspondence 1894
6 Tax statement December 27, 1894
Legal Document
7 Tax receipt January 5, 1895
Legal Document
8 Tax statements January 7, 1895
Legal Document
9 John Durst March 21, 1896
Correspondence
10 Deed March 21, 1896
Legal Document
11 Misc. Correspondence 1898
12 Tax receipt January 31, 1898
Legal Document
13 Tax receipt March 2, 1904
Legal Document
14 John H. Walker May 30, 1904
Correspondence



Angelina & Cherokee County

Box Folder
2 15 J. F. Davis August 9, 1907
Correspondence
16 Jesus De La Garza 4th league undated
Map
17 Deed August 15, 1856
Legal Document
18 Petition, answer, cross petition 1893
Legal Document
19 Petition September 4, 1893
Legal Document
20 Draft of order of dismissal December 30, 1893
Legal Document
21 Special warranty deed December 30, 1893
Legal Document
22 R. L. Henry January 29, 1899?
Correspondence
23 John H. Walker May 4 & 7, 1904
Correspondence



Angelina, Cherokee & Tyler County

Box Folder
2 24 Quit claim deed August 15, 1856
Legal Document



Angelina & Nacogdoches County

Box Folder
2 25 Deed February 28, 1850
Legal Document
26 Bond May 18, 1862
Legal Document
27 Deed June 1, 1891
Legal Document



Brazoria County

Box Folder
3 1 Miscellaneous Documents undated
2 Deeds 1890
Legal Document
3 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1890
4 Abstract of title September 9, 1890
Legal Document
5 Deeds October 1, 1890
Legal Document
6 Note w/vendor lien October 1, 1890
Legal Document
7 Notarized minutes of meeting October 10, 1890
Legal Document
8 Receipt December 18, 1890
Legal Document
9 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1891
10 Receipt January 3, 1891
Legal Document
11 Lease agreement May 29, 1891
Legal Document
12 Deed of sale September 29, 1891
Legal Document
13 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1892
14 Tax receipt April 9, 1892
Legal Document
15 Tax receipt November 23, 1892
Legal Document
16 Quit claim deed January 13, 1893
Legal Document
17 M. L. Robbins December 30, 1893
Correspondence
18 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1894
19 Tax receipts March 30, 1894
Legal Document
20 Release of vendor lien September 21, 1894
Legal Document
21 Deed of trust October 8, 1894
Legal Document
22 Miscellaneous 1895
23 Tax receipts April 4, 1895
Legal Document
24 Receipt for survey July 8, 1895
Legal Document
25 Receipt, survey August 17, 1895
Legal Document
26 Tax statement October 9, 1895
Legal Document
27 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1896
28 Tax receipts January 24, 1896
Legal Document
29 Certificates of redemption January 25, 1896
Legal Document
30 Tax receipts 1897
Legal Document
31 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1897
32 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1898
33 Tax receipts January 24, 1898
Legal Documents
34 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1899
35 Tax receipts January 13, 1899
Legal Document
36 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1900
37 Tax receipt February 8, 1900
Legal Document
38 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1901
39 Tax receipts February 4, 1901
Legal Document
40 Tax receipts February 18, 1902
Legal Document
41 Tax receipts February 9, 1903
Legal Document
42 Tax receipts January 4, 1904
Legal Document



Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston & Harris County

Box Folder
3 43 Land of the Galveston & Brazoria Land & Live Stock Company undated
Map



Galveston County

Box Folder
4 1 Misc. Documents undated
Legal Document
2 Deed January 18, 1867
Legal Document
3 Deed of Trust, Promissory May 20, 1872
Legal Document
4 Release July 11, 1872
Legal Document
5 Deed April 1, 1874
Legal Document
6 D. M. Murchison July 27, 1878
Correspondence
7 Mutual discharge of each other August 14, 1878
Legal Document
8 Certified copy of judgement June 5, 1880
Legal Document
9 Promissory note July 13, 1880
Legal Document
10 Receipt November 8, 1880
Legal Document
11 Receipt September 20, 1882
Legal Document
12 Deeds September 29, 1882
Legal Document
13 Deed October 13, 1882
Legal Document
14 Deed, marked paid March 23, 1883
Legal Document
15 Deed May 26, 1883
Legal Document
16 John Durst August 15, 1883
Correspondence
17 Building contract November 21, 1883
Legal Document
18 Memorandum of lease December 9, 1883
Legal Document
19 Legal Document January 5, 1884
Note marked paid
20 Mortgage for improvements January 8, 1884
Legal Document
21 Abstract of title December 26, 1885
Legal Document
22 Deed release December 29, 1885
Legal Document
23 Map, receipt, survey May 3, 1886
Legal Document
24 H. M. Trueheart May 14, 1887
Correspondence
25 Lease agreement January 1, 1890
Legal Document
26 Deed June 7, 1890
Legal Document
27 John C. Walker August 5, 1890
Correspondence
28 Deed October 29, 1890
Legal Document
29 Disclaimer December 6, 1890
Legal Document
30 Statement of account December 19, 1890
Legal Document
31 Earnest receipt February 12, 1891
Legal Document
32 Quit-claim deed February 16, 1891
Legal Document
33 Deed March 6, 1891
Legal Document
34 L. R. Bergeron November 11, 1891
Correspondence
35 Receipt December 22, 1892
Legal Document
36 Abstract of title August 29, 1893
Legal Document
37 James R. Burnet October 14, 1893
Correspondence
38 Special warranty deed March 17, 1894
Legal Document
39 Trustees deed June 5, 1894
Legal Document
40 Release August 31, 1894
Legal Document
41 Quit-claim deed November 7, 1894
Legal Document
42 John A. Oliphant 1911
Correspondence



Nacogdoches County

Box Folder
5 1 Temporary map undated
Map
2 Deed of sale January 20, 1847
Legal document
3 Deed April 1, 1847
Legal document
4 Deed May 20, 1847?
Legal document
5 Deed February 29, 1848
Legal document
6 Deed September 29, 1848
Legal document
7 Promissory note February 28, 1850
Legal document
8 Deed January ?, 1851
Legal document
9 Deed September 1, 1851
Legal document
10 Release of house & lot December 2, 1851
Legal document
11 Deed November 30, 1853
Legal document
12 Deeds August 5, 1857
Legal document
13 John C. Walker August 28, 1857
Correspondence
14 Deed June 19, 1858
Legal document
15 Deed August 10, 1859
Legal document
16 Deed May 17, 1862
Legal document
17 Deed September 1, 1868
Legal document
18 Deed March 4, 1870
Legal document
19 Tax receipts March 3,1874
Legal document
20 Tax receipts December 27, 1879
Legal document
21 Tax receipts December 16, 1880
Legal document
22 Tax receipts January 25/26, 1882
Legal document
23 Tax receipts January 27, 1883
Legal document
24 Tax receipts December 2, 1883
Legal document
25 Tax receipts December 21, 1884
Legal document
26 Tax receipts January 30, 1886
Legal document
27 Contract of rent November 9, 1887
Legal document
28 James S. Upshaw August 6, 1890
Correspondence
29 Deeds June 1, 1891
Legal document
30 Map & deed of declaration of streets September 8, 1892
Legal document/Map
31 Misc. Correspondence 1893
Correspondence
32 F. C. Ford January 19, 1895
Correspondence
33 Tax receipt December 30, 1895
Legal document
34 Tax receipt January 27, 1896
Legal document



Other Counties

Harris County
Box Folder
6 1 Deed 1890
Legal Document
2 Cash & Luckell, Real Estate April 1, 1893
Correspondence
3 Tax receipt June 12, 1893
Legal Document
Haskell County
Box Folder
6 4 A. C. Foster undated
Correspondence
5 Frederick Longfellow April 1897
Correspondence
6 A. C. Foster May 17, 1897
Correspondence
Milam County
Box Folder
6 7 Warranty deed September 29, 1892
Legal Document
Nolan County
Box Folder
6 8 Misc. Documents January 1898
Polk County
Box Folder
6 9 Deed March 12, 1862
Legal Document
10 Release August 1, 1871
Legal Document



Republic of Texas

Box Folder
7 1 Legal Document (Spanish) 1818
2 Deed (?) 1827-1831
Legal Document
3 Deed May 2, 1835
Legal Document
4 Deed March 20, 1837
Legal Document
5 Deed December 28, 1838
Legal Document
6 Deed January 21, 1839
Legal Document
7 Land grant August 2, 1839
Legal Document
8 Deed May 2, 1839
Legal Document
9 Deed October 12, 1840 (?)
Legal Document
10 Deed of sale November 7, 1840
Legal Document
11 Deed May 28, 1842
Legal Document
12 Deed May 30, 1842
Legal Document
13 Deed August 5, 1842
Legal Document
14 Power of attorney August 20, 1842
Legal Document
15 Deed September 13, 1842
Legal Document
16 Deed June 17, 1843
Legal Document
17 Transcript of execution, levy & sale December 5, 1843
Legal Document
18 Deed December 15, 1843
Legal Document
19 Transfer of certificate June 4, 1844
Legal Document
20 Deed May 13, 1845
Legal Document
21 Deed September 18, 1845
Legal Document
22 Deed October 9, 1845
Legal Document
23 Deed October 19, 1845
Legal Document
24 Deed of sale November 25, 1845
Legal Document
25 Deed October 19, 1846
Legal Document



Miscellaneous Correspondence

Box Folder
6 11 undated
12 1848
13 1850
14 1857
15 1863
16 1881
17 1882
18 ​1883
19 1888
20 1890
21 1893
22 1894
23 1895
24 1896
25 1898
26 1904



Miscellaneous Legal Documents

Box Folder
6 27 undated
28 1847
29 1852
30 1853
31 1854
32 1856
33 1858
34 1859
35 1865
36 1866
37 1886
38 1890
39 1891
40 1892
41 1899



Miscellaneous

Box Folder
6 42 Miscellaneous documents Miscellaneous dates
Box Item
8 1-2 Recording discs and typed transcription
3-5 3 Framed photographs