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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

University of Texas Arlington

George Antonio Nixon Collection:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gillum, Henry, 1832-1907.
Title: George Antonio Nixon Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1799-1927
Bulk Dates: 1817-1908
Identification: GA120-130
Extent: 11 boxes (4.6 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are primarily in English. A few items are in Spanish.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Biographical Note

Nixon was born in Ireland in 1781 and settled in Coahuila y Texas in the 1820s, becoming a citizen of Mexico in 1826. He was land commissioner for the Joseph Vehlein, Lorenzo de Zavala, and David G. Burnet empresario grants (which were represented by the Galveston Bay and Texas Land Company) from July, 1834, to November, 1835, when the land office was closed by the provisional government of Texas. Nixon accumulated large personal holdings of land before his death in 1843.

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Scope and Contents

The University of Texas at Arlington acquired the George Antonio Nixon collection in November of 1982. The collection consists of maps, a large assortment of legal documents, and correspondence. The documents span more than one hundred years of Texas history, from around 1800 to the early 1900's.

The provenance or underlying purpose of organization of these papers centers on the vast estate of George Antonio Nixon. George Nixon was born in Ireland in 1781. His family migrated to South Carolina when he was still a child. George joined the westward movement in the 1820's when he decided to move to the State of Coahuila y Texas in Mexico. Land was rich, plentiful, and cheap, and George became Jorge Antonio Nixon, Citizen of Mexico.

Nixon acquired his lands through land speculation in the late 1820's and early 1830's. He was a land commissioner in East Texas, and his contemporaries included Thomas J. Rusk, Sterling C. Robertson, Samuel M. Williams, Stephen F. Austin, and James Bowie. George supported the Texas Revolution, acquired the title of "Major", and developed a keen sense of the machinations of land laws.

Many of the papers relate directly to this period of Nixon's life, but the bulk of them were generated and collected by Nixon's stepson-in-law, Col. Henry Gillum. Col. Gillum became interested in the Nixon estate through his wife's half interest in the lands. Virginia Ann Gillum was stepsister to Rosa Priscilla Duffield, Nixon's granddaughter. Col. Gillum spent many years researching titles, hiring attorneys, and travelling extensively in order to prove title to 34,000 acres of prime East Texas land. His research was go thorough, his correspondence so intriguing, that his contributions to this collection must not be overlooked.

By simply reading the description of these documents, one can imagine the struggle of a young immigrant in a new land, the excitement of land speculation and revolution, the challenge of the title searches, and the impact of its conclusion. This collection is an outstanding contribution to our knowledge of Mexican land laws and the early Texas frontier.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Nixon, George A. (George Antonio), 1781-1843--Archives.
Gillum, Henry, 1832-1907--Archives.
Gillum, Virginia A. (Virginia Anne).
Duffield, William C., 1813-1854--Correspondence.
Yongue, Priscilla A. (Priscilla Ann), 1823-1864.
Osborn, Rosa P.
Nixon family.
Duffield family.
Subjects
Land titles--Registration and transfer--Texas--19th century.
Land tenure--Texas--19th century.
Places
Texas, East--History--Sources.
Texas--History--To 1846.
Texas--Maps, Manuscript--19th century.
San Antonio (Tex.)--Maps, Manuscript--19th century.
Formats
Genealogies.
Diaries--Texas.
Letters--Texas.
Legal instruments--Texas.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

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Administrative Information

Citation

George Antonio Nixon Collection, GA120, Box Number, Folder Number, The University of Texas at Arlington Library Special Collections.

Acquisition

Purchase. 1982.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Lissa Jones, 1983. Revised August 3, 1987, by Katherine R. Goodwin. Revised October 8, 2006, by Maritza Arrigunaga and Ann E. Hodges.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Box Document
GA120 00001 August 4, 1799
Copy and translation of a Spanish document relating to John Vilars, Jose Miguel del Moral and Manuel de Elguizabal. Original.
00002 November 28, 1817
Papers related to the sale of some land to Edmund and William Quirk. Original.
00003 May 11, 1818
Deed for sale of land from Edward and Amy Quirk to Laterny and Elizabeth Parrott. Original.
00004 May 11, 1818
Papers related to the sale of some land involving Mssrs. Quirk, Barker, and Chinnett. Original.
00005 May 11, 1818
Papers regarding the sale of some land involving Mssrs. Quirk and James, Fanny and Matilldy Parrott. Original.
00006 July 28, 1872
Power of attoney from John Baptiste Piedferme to John Maximillian to distribute two slaves, Pompey and Easter, and two tracts of Texas lands to the heirs of Piedferme and his wife Clemence Laurenaudiere. Copy.
2 copies: 1 in French, 1 in English.
00007 October 24, 1818
Papers related to the sale of some land involving Mssrs. Quirk, Barker, and Bullard. Original.
00008 November 23, 1819
Deed of Confiscation to H. Seguin and J. M. Ramirez, Petition of Maria Josefa Nunez as widow of Francisco Arocha, Deed to Maria Josefa Arocha by order of the Government of Mexico. In Spanish. Original.
3 copies.
00009 November 23, 1819
Translation of Deed of Confiscation to H. Seguin and J. M. Ramirez and Petition of Maria Josefa Nunez as widow of Francisco Arocha and Deed to Maria Josefa Arocha by order of the Government of Mexico. Original.
3 copies.
00010 November 22, 1819
Document similar to the above documents on the same subject. Original. Translation or copy dated January 7, 1828.
2 copies.
00011 November 14, 1823
Nixon's passport, oath of allegiance, and baptismal papers received prior to his arrival in Mexico.
00012 March 9, 1826
Spanish and English translation of the Jose Gomez land grant.
00013 May 5, 1828
Deed to a lot in San Fernando for George Nixon. Chain of Title.
00014 May 15, 1828
Translation and original broadside of an amendment to the Colonization Law.
00015 After October 29, 1828
Nixon's notes on the Burnet-Vehlein-Zavala colonies.
00016 November 3, 1828
Benbie Doquien sales to Lorenzo Flores. One Spanish, three English.
00017
This number intentionally left blank.
00018 October 26, 1829
Field notes of Nicholas de Nava land in Gonzalez City by J. W. Burton.
00019 1830
Decree from the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, signed Anastacio Bustamente. In Spanish.
00020 February 8, 1830
Document of the sale of some land from Juliana Bosque to George Nixon.
00021 June 18, 1830
Translation of a land grant from Miguel Arcinega to George Nixon.
4 copies.
00022 December 10, 1830
Power of attorney from Zavala, Burnet, and Vehlein to Anthony Dry, Mr. Summer, and Mr. Curtis, and from these three to W. S. Allen to act in the absence of Archibald Hotchkiss.
00023 January 22, 1831
Copy of the Santos de Azco grant.
00024 February 9, 1831
Map of the Vicente Ortiz grant.
00025 May 4, 1832
The George Nixon family history from the State of South Carolina Edgefield District records.
00026 May 5, 1832
Samuel M. Williams/ J. Franc Madina to Sr. Palmira concerning the land of Don Victor Blanco.
00027 After 1832
George Nixon's draft of a petition to the government outlining his history in Texas.
Oversize. GO30/6
00028 June 12, 1833
George Nixon to John W. Smith, letter.
00029 July 7, 1833
Mrs. George Nixon to John W. Smith, letter reporting the birth of her son.
00030 September 18, 1833
Title for the Jose Manuel del Moral grant.
00031 After 1834
Original testimony of powers of attorney from Jose Elizondo to George Nixon and from Nixon to others and eventually back to himself. One copy in Spanish and one in English.
00032 January 1, 1834
Petition by the undersigned to Philip A. Sublet and Samuel Worthington to pay then $10,000 in exchange for settling the undersigned in Mexican Texas. 31 signatures.
Oversize. GO30/9
00033 January 1, 1834
Petition by the undersigned to Philip A. Sublet and Samuel Worthington to pay them $10,000 in exchange for settling the undersigned in Mexican Texas. 58 signatures.
Oversize. GO30/9
00034 January 1, 1834
Petition by the undersigned to Philip A. Sublet and Samuel Worthington to pay them $10,000 in exchange for settling the undersigned in Mexican Texas. 59 signatures.
Oversize. GO30/9
00035 January 27, 1834
Translated copy of a decree giving Lorenzo de Zavala a four year extension on his contract.
00036 May 4, 1834
John W. Smith to George Nixon, letter telling Nixon of the birth of his son.
00037 May 14, 1834
Document ceding land from Antonio Kanuff to George Nixon.
00038 May 17, 1834
Power of attorney from James Hewetson to G. A. Nixon for Buenaventura Reyes.
00039 May 17, 1834
Spanish and English copies of powers of attorneys from many Mexican citizens to James (Santiago) Hewetson substituted to Nixon for Manuel Hurtado.
00040 May 20, 1834
Copy of a transmittal of the power of attorney for Santos de Azco from James Grant to James Hewetson. Nacogdoches.
00041 May 20, 1834
Power of attorney from Cesario Montana to George Nixon to acquire title to eleven leagues of land. Houston.
00042 May 23, 1834
Receipt from Santiago de Valle to Nixon for $2000 in satisfaction of a draft against the administration of Leona Vicario drawn by said Valle in favor of General Mason. In Spanish.
00043 May 27, 1834-August 6, 1835
Document granting power of attorney to James Hewetson. Transfer of powers of attorney from the original grantees (1831) to Diego Grant
00044 May 30, 1834
Power of attorney from a Sr. Borrego to George Nixon.
00045 June 19, 1834
Copy of the John T. Mason contract for three hundred leagues.
00046 June 19, 1834
The Juan T. Mason contract and the James Bowie commission.
00047 July 2, 1834
Nixon's commission issued by Juan Padilla.
2 copies.
00048 September 9, 1834
George Nixon to John W. Smith.
00049 September 10, 1834
John W. Smith to Nixon, letter discussing personal and political matters.
00050 September 10, 1834
IOU from Henry ? to William Duffield in Prairie du Chien.
00051 After 1834
Documents related to the transfer of eleven leagues of land from Jose Elizondo to George Nixon.
00052 October 1, 1834
Juan Antonio Padilla to George Antonio Nixon, letter of instructions relating to the rights of parties. In Spanish.
Document missing 10/3/2006.
00053 October 8, 1834
Power of attorney from Nixon to Frost Thorn for the sale of 95 leagues of land.
00054 October 14, 1834
Juan Antonio Padilla to Empresarios, letter warning against trespassing while performing surveys.
00055 October 23, 1834
J. B. Chance to George Nixon, letter reporting the survey of some Brazos land.
00056 October 24, 1834
J. B. Chance to Nixon, letter regarding the survey of some Brazos land.
00057 November 1, 1834
George Nixon to Arthur Henry letter appointing him surveyor.
00058 ? 20, 1835
Empty title folder for John Haynie
00059
This number intentionally left blank.
00060 January 1, 1835
Unknown surveyor to an unknown commissioner discussing some of the Mexican laws.
00061 January 12, 1835
Letter of introduction for William Duffield by James D. Owen to George Warren Samuel.
00062 January 23, 1835
James D. Owen to William Duffield, letter discussing Missouri politics.
00063 February 7, 1835
Document whereby Ruiz confirms good title to Francisco Guerriero.
00064 February 19, 1835
John T. Mason to Nixon, letter about his grant certificate and the necessity of legislative enactments recognizing their validity.
00065 March 25, 1835
Galveston Bay and Texas Land Company to George Nixon letter protesting Nixon's refusal to make blank surveys. Addendum from John T. Mason giving Nixon his opinion of the interpretation and application of the Colonization Law of 1825.
00066 April 2, 1835
Instructions of the Mexican Government through E. Ruiz to the Commissioners of Burnet-Zavala-Veihlin grant.
00067 April 16, 1835
George Aldrich's survey notes for the Ortiz grant.
00068 April 19, 1835
George Aldrich's notes for the Santos de Azco survey.
00069 April 25, 1835
Permission for Charles Taylor to extend some titles.
00070 April 29, 1835
J. Mariano Yrald to Nixon letter explaining his expectations of the job of land commissioner.
00071 May 3, 1835
Nixon's signature certifying the validity of the Judge's permission to settle some colonists in the Zavala-Burnet-Vehlein colonies.
00072 May 2, 1835
Miscellaneous governmental decrees.
00073 May 3, 1835
George Nixon's certificate of validity and concessions for six sitios.
00074 May 16, 1835
A copy of some amendments to the Colonization Act concerning land commissioners and empresarios.
00075
Box Document
GA121 00076 May 18, 1835
Broadside of decrees by Agustin Viesca in Spanish, granting the village of Guerrero 10 sitios of communal land.
00077 May 28, 1835
John T. Mason's contract with the State of Coahuila y Texas for 300 leagues. In Spanish. Copy from the original.
00078 May 29, 1835
Copy of and abstract of title of Virginia Gillum to the Buenaventura Reyes eleven league grant.
00079 May 29, 1835
Document from Governor Agustin Viesca to Manuel del Moral giving him authority to issue some land.
00080 May 29, 1835
Letter from John T. Mason to George Nixon.
00081 June 2, 1835
Letter of introduction to Mattias McGick for William Duffield.
00082 June 24, 1835
George Aldrich survey of the Vicente Ortiz nine league grant.
00083 July 5, 1835
George Aldrich's notes on some field surveys.
00084 July 15, 1835
George Aldrich's field notes for the Manuel Hurtado survey.
2 copies.
00085 July 15, 1835
A. H. Harrison to William Duffield, letter.
00086 July 20, 1835
Document from James Hewetson retracting power of attorney from Samuel Williams.
00087 July 27, 1835
Field notes on the Santos de Azco survey by George Aldrich.
00088 August 3, 1835
Miscellaneous unidentified survey notes.
00089 August 27, 1835
Copy of survey notes for one league in Burnet's Colony for John S. Simpson by Levi Jordan.
Oversize. GO30/6
00090 August 28, 1835
Copy of survey notes for one league of land near Angelina Creek in Burnet's Colony for John S. Simpson by Levi Jordan.
00091 September 2, 1835
Deed from William Duffield to William Moore.
00092 September 7, 1835
Copy of survey notes for four leagues near the Sabine River in the Mason Grants for John S. Simpson by Levi Jordan.
Oversize. GO30/6
00093 September 9, 1835
Levi Jordan's survey of the Santos de Azco land.
00094 September 15, 1835
Copy of the survey notes for five leagues of land near the Sabine River in the Mason Grants for John S. Simpson by William Roark.
Oversize. GO30/6
00095 September 19, 1835
Nixon's survey notes for some of the Buenaventura Reyes land.
00096 September 18, 1835
Copy of a title to the Nicholas de Nava land.
00097 September 18, 1835
Copy of a title to the Nicholas de Nava land.
00098 September 18, 1835
Title for the Nicholas de Nava grant.
00099 September 19, 1835
Isaac W. Burton's survey of the Buenaventure Reyes eleven league grant.
00100 October 18, 1835
Isaac W. Burton's certification of his survey of the de Nava land.
00101 October 21, 1835
Santos de Azco grant given to George Nixon for administration and disbursement. In Spanish.
00102 October 22, 1835
Field notes of Nicholas de Nava survey in Zavala's Colony by J. W. Burton.
2 copies.
00103 October 23, 1835
Field notes of a Nicholas de Nava survey in Zavala's Colony by J. W. Burton.
00104 October 26, 1835
Field notes of a Nicholas de Nava survey in Zavala's Colony by J. W. Burton.
00105 October 31, 1835
Letter of introduction for Nixon from a Mr. Walker to Mr. Parrot.
00106 November 3, 1835
Marriage certificate of Ann T. Light and William C. Duffield.
00107 November 8, 1835
Nixon's request to the government for the titles to the land he is distributing.
00108 November 14, 1835
Deed for eleven leagues granted to Manuel Hurtado and transferred to Adolphus Sterne and then to George Antonio Nixon. In Spanish.
2 copies.
00109 November 14, 1835
English trnslation of the Manuel Hurtado eleven league grant and transfer to Adolphus Sterne and then to George Antonio Nixon.
00110 November 19, 1835
Letter from Everitt suspending Nixon's powers as commissioner and closing the land office.
00111 November 23, 1835
Abstract of title of the Santos de Azco lands bought by Nixon.
00112 November 23, 1835
Miscellaneous notes on land transfers.
00113 November 23, 1835
Outside cover only of a copy of the Santos de Azco title and subsequent transfer of title from de Azco to Charles Taylor to Nixon.
00114 November 23, 1835
Copy of a title of one league for Antonio Kanuff.
00115 December 1, 1835
Rayford Berry's receipt for making and signing titles.
00116 December 20, 1835
Receipt from John Al Veatch to Nixon for $113.80 paid on the title of C. C. Robinette, Daniel Donohoe, and Wesly Dychio.
00117 January 12, 1836
Bill of sale for some land sold by William Duffield to Archibald Gamble and J. Spalding.
00118 February 10, 1836
Richard Sparks to George Nixon personal letter.
00119 May 10, 1834
John T. Mason to Nixon from Saltillo letter discussing land deals and political appointments.
00120 June 26, 1834
John T. Mason to Nixon, telling Nixon that he is giving Archibald Hotchkiss power of attorney and he wants Nixon to be sure and cooperate with Hotchkiss.
00121 July 14, 1836
Letter of introduction from Henry Millard to Franklin Beaumont Esq. for Nixon.
00122 circa 1837
IOU from Mr. Pattison to William Duffield.
00123 January 4, 1837
William C. Duffield's Iowa land holdings. Articles of Agreement
00124 January 10, 1837
Mr. Pattison to William Duffield, letter.
00125 January 16, 1837
Mr. Campbell to William Duffield, letter.
00126 January 20, 1837
Mr. Williams to William Duffield, letter.
00127 January 23, 1837
George Aldrich to George Nixon, letter describing the lands he surveyed for Nixon in 1834.
Oversize. GO30/6
00128 circa 1837
Mr. Pattison's address, probably by William Duffield.
00129 February 3, 1837
Mr. Chawley to William Duffield, letter.
00130 February 6, 1837
Draft enclosed to William Duffield from Mr. Manley c/o Mr. Harrison.
00131 February 8, 1837
William Duffield to Mr. Worcester, letter.
00132 February 25, 1837
Draft receipt for William Duffield.
00133 April 11, 1837
Disclaimer by Maximillian of neighbor David Renfro recognizing Renfro's boundries.
00134 April 17, 1837
Mr. Donald to William Duffield, letter and drafts.
00135 May 13, 1837
Mr. Donald to William Duffield, letter.
00136 May 16, 1837
Unidentified survey note, may be in Nixon's handwriting.
00137 May 22, 1837
Mr. Dunscomb to William Duffield, letter.
00138 June 20, 1837
Deed from de Nava and Nixon to Bennet Blake for $1500 for one league.
Oversize. GO30/6
00139 June 16, 1837
Mr. Fousey to William Duffield, letter.
00140 June 20, 1837
Deed from de Nava and Nixon to Bennet Blake for $1500 for one league.
Oversize. GO30/6
00141 June 20, 1837
Deed from de Nava and Nixon to Bennet Blake for $1500 for one league.
Oversize. GO30/6
00142 June 20, 1837
Deed from de Nava and Nixon to Bennet Blake for $1500 for one league.
Oversize. GO30/6
00143 June 20, 1837
Deed from de Nava and Nixon to Bennet Blake for $1500 for one league.
Oversize. GO30/7
00144 June 22, 1837
Deed from Bennet Blake to Nixon for $1500 for one league.
Oversize. GO30/7
00145 June 22, 1837
Nixon as agent for Antonio Kanuff sells Burnett Blake one league of land for $1500. Notarized on reverse side in 1852.
00146 June 22, 1837
Deed from Bennet Blake to Nixon for $1500 for one league. GO30/7
00147 June 22, 1837
Deed from Bennet Blake to Nixon for $1500 for one league.
Oversize. GO30/7
00148 June 22, 1837
Deed from Bennet Blake to Nixon for $1500 for one league.
Oversize. GO30/7
00149 June 22, 1837
Deed from Bennet Blake to Nixon for $1500 for one league.
Oversize. GO30/7
00150 June 22, 1837
Deed from Bennet Blake to Nixon for $1500 for one league.
Oversize. GO30/7
00151 July 19, 1837
Legal papers of Joseph Carriere, L. D. Cailleau Lafontaine (a judge in Natchitoches) and John Maximillian, attorney for Piedferme et ux Clemence Laurenaudiere, mentioning their Texas holdings.
00152 July 25, 1837
Mr. Blow to William Duffield, letter.
00153 August 17, 1837
Philip Larenaudiere's power of attorney to Mary Monroe.
00154 August 21, 1837
Receipt to William Duffield from the cashier of the Missouri State Bank.
00155 August 31, 1837
Mr. Woodbridge to William Duffield, letter.
00156 October 17, 1837
Copy of the power of attorney from Nixon to Edward Frances to sell one league of land for Nicholas de Nava and an accompanying $15,000 bond.
00157 October 26, 1837
Mr. Shaw to William Duffield, letter.
00158 October 29, 1837
Copy of the power of attorney of George and Mary Monroe.
00159 November 1837
Ann Duffield to William Duffield, letter.
00160 November 5, 1837
D. S. Kaufman to C. A. Bullard Esq. letter of introduction for George Antonio Nixon.
00161 November 5, 1837
D. S. Kaufman to John A. Quitman letter of introduction for George Antonio Nixon.
00162 November 6, 1837
D. S. Kaufman to J. T. McMurray letter of introduction for George Antonio Nixon.
00163 November 13, 1837
Document by C. E. Greneau, County Judge in Natchitoches, Louisiana, regarding land transfers in Texas by Clemence Larenaudiere and her husband John Baptiste Piedferme.
00164 December 2, 1837
List of 120 sitios of land granted to Nixon and certified by Haden Edwards.
00165 December 10, 1837
N. M. MacFarland's deed to Nixon for land in Belgrade, Newton County, Texas.
00166 December 10, 1837
Deed from Mr. McFarland to Nixon-thirteen squares of land for $200.
Oversize. GO30/7
00167 1838
15000 bond from Nixon to Edwin McKinstry of Mobile Alabama for the sale of the Nava land.
00168
Copy of G. A. Nixon's tax receipt for 1838.
Oversize. GO30/8
00169 Around 1838
Power of attorney from Ortiz to Nixon.
00170 January 10, 1838
Copy of a marriage license for John M. Henrie and Priscilla A. Nixon in Davidson County Tennessee. Two copies dated July 28, 1871.
Box Document
GA122 00171 February 24, 1838
Certificate issued to J.D. Merchant as assignee of Sam Patton and transfer of same by Merchant to A.G. Kellogg March 1, 1838.
00172 March 9, 1838
Translation fo the power of attorney from Santos de Azco to John T. Mason and eventually to Nixon.
00173 March 9, 1838
Certificate #21 of the Mason Grant-history of its transfer from Nixon to George Pollett who is petitioning for title in this document.
00174 March 9, 1838
Certified Spanish copy of Nixon's title to the Buenaventura Reyes land.
00175 March 9, 1838
Affidavits and assorted legal paperwork related to Jose Elizondo and others.
00176 March 9, 1838
Spanish document regarding the transfer of power of attorney from Ortiz to Nixon.
00177 March 20, 1838
Copy of a deed by J. Maximillian to George Monroe for land in Sabine County.
00178 March 21, 1838
Document of relinqueshment of claims to Maximillian's property except for land purchased by George Monroe in Sabine County.
00179 March 27, 1838
Powers of attorney from Sesario Montano to W.S. Logan for eleven leagues of land.
00180
George Nixon's tax receipt for 1839, $1373.21 due on 538,002 acres in San Augustine County.
00181 May 12, 1838
Copy of a power of attorney from Nicholas de Nava to George Nixon.
00182 June 1, 1838
Barnard S. Bee to Henry Clay letter of introduction for George Nixon.
00183 June 1, 1838
Barnard S. Bee to Mr. Calhoun letter of introduction for George Nixon.
00184 June 20, 1838
Tax receipt for Nixon in 1838 amounting to $1,032,450.00 worth of property, including 800,000 acres and 297 slaves.
00185 June 25, 1838
James S. Mayfield to Anderson B. Carr Esq. letter of introduction for George Antonio Nixon.
00186 June 25, 1838
James S. Mayfield to Robertson Topp letter of introduction for George Antonio Nixon.
00187 July 4, 1838
Letter of introduction for Nixon by Mr. Dunlap.
00188
Letters dated 1 June 1838; 2 May 1838; 1 June 1838; 1 June 1838; 1 June 1838; 1 June 1838 [left out of original processing & put in envelope #0217]
00189 July 8, 1838
John Birdwell's letter of introduction for George Nixon.
00190 July 19, 1838
Affidavit of Juan Antonio Padilla regarding the signature of Jose Maria de la Garza.
00191 August 4, 1838
Document of the sale of land by Nicholas de Nava to George Nixon for $1500.
00192 August 21, 1838
Thomas H. Nixon to George Nixon letter discussing family matters and local politics.
00193 September 1838
Copy of a bond from Nixon to Mills Judson of New York for 492 acres of the Buenaventura Reyes grant including a map.
00194 September 4, 1838
Document of sale of land by J. Maximillian to Matthew Earls.
00195 September 5, 1838
$30,000 bond from Nixon to Edwin McKinstry of Mobile Alabama for some land in Texas. Marked "paid and discharged".
00196 November 2, 1838
Document of sale of land by J. Maximillian to Willis H. Laudnam.
00197 November 3, 1838
Document of sale of land by J. Maximillian to S. Collins.
00198 January 8, 1839
2 copies.
George C. Light to William Duffield letter regarding family information.
00199 January 8, 1839
Copy of a letter from George C. Light to William Duffield relating the death of Anna Light. Copy of 0244.
00200 October 26, 1839
Copy of the marriage license of William Duffield and Priscilla Henrie.
00201 After February 28, 1839
Nixon's notes on the Marans claim.
Oversize. GO30/8
00202 March 12, 1839
Document of a sale of land by William Duffield to James Walling.
00203 March 29, 1839
Tax receipt for George Nixon for 538,002 acres of land an assorted personal property valued at almost $300,000.00. Taxes due: $1,386.41.
00204 May 31, 1839
Tax receipt for $334.85 from J. H. Brennan.
00205 May 31, 1839
Nixon's tax receipt for $182.85 for the Nava land for the year 1838-39.
00206 September 17, 1839
Payment schedule for Nicholas de Nava eleven league grant-$83.33 due in 1838-1839-1840. First payment made by Nixon.
00207 September 17, 1839
Payment schedule for Vicente Ortiz eleven league grant-$133.33 due in 1838-1839-1840. First payment made by Nixon.
00208 September 17, 1839
Payment schedule for Manuel Hurtado eleven league grant-$133.33 due 1838-1839-1840. First payment made by Nixon.
00209 September 17, 1839
Payment schedule for Santos de Azco eleven league grant-$136.72 due in 1838-1839-1840. First payment made by Nixon.
00210 September 17, 1839
Payment schedule for the Buenaventura Reyes eleven league grant-$135.58 due 1838-1839-1840. First payment made by Nixon.
00211 September 17, 1839
Payment schedule for Jose Elizondo eleven league grant-$135.45 due 1838-1839-1840. First payment made by Nixon.
00212 September 23, 1839
List of payment schedules for Santos de Azco, Jose Elizondo, Buenaventura Reyes, Nicholas de Nava, Manuel Hurtado, and Vicente Ortiz.
00213 October 26, 1835
Field notes of Nicholas de Nava survey in Zavala's colony by J. W. Burton.
00214 November 8, 1839
Document of sale of land by J. Maximillian to William Duffield.
00214A Letter dated 5 Nov 1839
00215 November 15, 1839
Document of sale of land by Edmund Quirk to William Duffield and James Mayfield.
00216 November 20, 1839
George Aldrich to land commissioner letter informing him that part of the land surveyed for Santos de Azco lies in the United States.
00217 May 19, 1840
Copy of a deed of trust from G. A. Nixon to William Montross in order to sell part of the Buenaventura Reyes grant.
00218 July 30, 1840
Copy of the Nicholas de Nava eleven league grant and payment schedule.
00219 July 30, 1840
Copy of the Buenaventura Reyes eleven league grant and payment schedule.
00220 July 7, 1840
Copy of Vicente Ortiz eleven league grant and payment schedule.
00221 July 30, 1840
Copy of eleven league grant to Manuel Hurtado and payment schedule.
00222 July 30, 1840
Copy of Jose Elizondo eleven league grant and payment schedule.
00223 July 30, 1840
Copy of Santos de Azco eleven league grant and payment schedule.
00224 September 1, 1840
Deed from William Duffield to Alfred Shelby for some land on Carisse Creek for $1000.
00225 September 1, 1840
Copy of William Duffield's deed to Shelby for some land in Nacogdoches County for $5000.
00225A
Certificate of E.L. Stickney-Titles
00226 September 15, 1840
Receipts for payments on the Elizondo land from Nixon to the State of Texas.
Document missing 10/3/2006.
00227 September 16, 1840
Tax receipt to Nixon from the Treasury Department for $1062.15.
00228 March 19, 1841
Tax receipt to Nixon from David Rusk for $270.22 for the year 1838.
00229 September 8, 1841
George Nixon's receipt for the 1/3 dues on the eleven league Manuel Hurtado grant-$133.83.
00230 September 8, 1841
Tax receipt for Nixon from a Mr. Woodhouse of the GLO in the amount of $403.22.
00231 October 6, 1841
George Nixon to the Land Commissioner noting receipt of some contracts.
00232 November, 18, 1841
Petition of Nixon to the court to force Thomas Adicks to legitimize his land titles according to the laws of the new republic.
00233 March 15, 1842
$10,000 bond from A. G. Kellogg to William Duffield to make good title to some land.
00234
Gillum's notes from the district court of Sabine Texas relating to the Nixon lands. Related to papers dated April 2, 1842.
00235 October 11, 1842
Bond from G. A. Nixon to Sarah Jourdan for 1000 acres of land.
00236 March 29, 1843
Document of trade between Nixon and Alfred Shelby trading goods for land in Jasper County Texas.
00237 May 16, 1844
Copy of a deed from William Duffield to John G. Berry for some lots in San Augustine.
00238 June 4, 1844
Deed from John G. Berry to William Duffield for some town lots in San Augustine.
00239 October 2, 1845
Deed from Priscilla Duffield to Porter Duffield for land inherited from George Antonio Nixon granted to him in 1835 by Don Francisco Vidaurri y Villasenor. Sales price was $10000.
00240 October 22, 1845
Copy of a transfer of a judgment against William Duffield from Alexander Horton to Porter D. Duffield.
2 copies.
00241 November 6, 1845
Affidavit from Samuel Stinson (Harrison County Clerk) that there are no liens or judgements against the Nixon lands.
Oversize. GO30/8
00242 November 6, 1845
Affidavit from Edward C. Beazley, Harrison County Clerk, that he recorded Nixon's title to eleven leagues on September 10, 1835 and conveyance of same from William and Priscilla Duffield to Porter Duffield on October 22, 1845.
Oversize. GO30/8
00243 December 6, 1845
Deed from Sheriff Davis to Porter Davis for some land sold by public auction.
00244 January 3, 1846
Deed from Alexander Horton to William Duffield for the Quirk land.
00245 February 9, 1846
Bill of sale from Priscilla and William Duffield for 80 acres in San Augustine for $2000.
00246 May 7, 1846
Copy of an Honorable Discharge from the Army of the Republic of Texas and 960 acres of bounty land.
00247 September 1, 1846
Deed from William Duffield to Porter Duffield for land from the Quirk claim.
2 copies.
00248 September 11, 1846
Deed from William Duffield to John C. Brooks for some land on Carisse Creek for $300.
00249 November 25, 1846
Document of sale of land by William Duffield to Porter D. Duffield.
00250 December 22, 1846
A statement of the government dues for lands registered in the name of Jorge Antonio Nixon.
Box Document
GA123 00251 February 17, 1847
Deed from William Duffield to Milton B. Duffield for part of the Piedferme grant for $8000.
2 copies.
00252 May 1, 1847
Bill of sale from Nicholas de Nava to Edwin C. Legrand for one league of his Zavala Colony grant for $1800.
00253 September 8, 1849
Boundary lines of Burnet-Vehlein-Zavala colony per G. W. Smyth from translation of contracts.
00254 After 1852
Anonymous report with first two pages missing researching the Nixon land claims and suggesting that further research might be valuable.
00255 May 29, 1852
Charles Eppes to S. J. Crosby letter regarding the dispute over the John M. Henrie 960 acres.
00256
See File 00364.
00257 December 9, 1853
Amos Clark to D. Duffield, letter regarding the Nixon lands.
00258
Memoranda on the chain of title to the lands in San Antonio by James Denison some time after 1856.
00259 May 2, 1856
Copy of the marriage license of Louis Starling and Virginia Duffield.
2 copies.
00260
Certified copy of the plaintiff's pleadings in case #183 Priscilla A. Duffield vs. Samuel A. Maverick. Filed November 4, 1856 and certified January 22, 1881.
00261 July 1, 1857
G. W. Shelton to Porter A. Duffield, letter reporting the progress of judgements against Mrs. Duffield's father, George Antonio Nixon.
00262 July 27, 1857
G. W. Shelton to Clark S. Walker, letter regarding the administration of the J. M. Henrie estate.
00263 January 13, 1858
Copy of a transcript of P. A. Duffield vs. Samuel A. Maverick. Copy made January 22, 1881.
00264 June 23, 1858
Power of attorney from Priscilla Duffield to James Denison to handle her lands in Texas.
00265 October 21, 1858
Copy of marriage license of James P. Yongue and Priscilla Ann Duffield.
2 copies.
00266 December 27, 1858
Brandon, G. W. Shelton to Mrs. Priscilla Yongue, letter detailing research on the land titles.
00267 February 24, 1859
Brandon, G. W. Shelton to Dr. James Yongue, letter regarding the title search in Texas.
00268 July 28, 1859
W. L. Sharkey to Dr. James Yongue, letter regarding Priscilla Duffield's attorney G. W. Shelton and his powers.
00269 July 28, 1859
W. L. Sharkey to Dr. James Yongue letter informing Yongue of the powers of Mrs. Yongue's attorney G. W. Shelton.
00270 March 31, 1864
City of San Antonio lease to J. J. Durler the lower part of the San Pedro Springs Researve or Public Square for twenty years.
00271 July 19, 1864
Certificate of marriage of Samuel H. Yongue and Rosa P. Duffield.
00272 April 25, 1865
Peter James Jr. to Henry Gillum receipt of $4500 for the loss of two slaves-John and Lewis.
00273 November 14, 1866
Marriage certificate of Col. Henry Gillum and Mrs. Virginia Starling.
00274 March 10, 1867
Certified copy of a deed from Martin L. Baker to J. W. Zacharie for interests in Texas lands sold to him by Timothy Pilsbury for $100.00.
00275 1868
Mr. Harrison to Henry Gillum, letter.
00276 March 23, 1869
The Yongues and the Gillums revoke the sale of the interest in their Texas lands to Moore, Hancock and West "as … was obtained for an inadequate consideration upon concealment of facts and misrepresentations".
00277
Copy of petition and amendment filed by Priscilla Duffield heirs against Samuel A. Maverick for $10,000.00, chargin the defendant with unlawful breaking and entering, forced eviction, and confiscation of rent proceeds of property in San Antonio. Filed November 4, 1856 and May 6, 1868.
00278 June 4, 1868
Copy of a transcript of a judgement in Duffield Heirs vs. S. A. Maverick.
00279 June 17, 1868
Copy of judgement in Priscilla A. Duffield & Yonuge's heirs vs. John James for the plaintiffs. Awarded four acres in San Antonio plus expenses.
00280 June 23, 1868
Copy of judgement and writ of possession of Priscilla A. Duffield heirs vs. Eleanor Elliott, et. al. Awards four acres in San Antonio plus expenses to plaintiffs.
00281 July 2, 1868
John W. Robinson to Henry Gillum letter acknowledging his signature on Priscilla Anne Duffield's will leaving Rosa and Virginia equal parts of her lands in Texas.
00282 August 17, 1868
A. W. Slayback to Henry Gillum, letter.
00283 August 29, 1868
Mr. Butler to Henry Gillum, letter.
00284 September 10, 1868
Mssrs. Lewant and Wilson to Mr. Callan regarding William Duffield's Iowa lands.
00285 September 11, 1868
George W. Myer to Theo Learing, letter regarding the title search for Henry Gillum.
00286 September 15, 1868
George W. Myer to Theo Learing, letter regarding some lands in Iowa.
00287 October 10, 1868
Mr. Quigley to Mr. Slayback, letter.
00288 October 26, 1868
Deed to Moore-Hancock-West from Rosa and Samuel Yongue for all of the Yongue's land in Texas for the sum of $10000.00.
2 copies
00289 January 5, 1869
A. W. Slayback to Henry Gillum, letter.
00290 January 31, 1869
Deed of conveyance from J. W. Zacharie to F. C. Zacharie for lands received from Martin Baker note sold to Zacharie by Timothy Pilsbury.
00291 February 11, 1869
Copy of a deed from William Duffield to Porter Duffield for 200 acres.
00292 March 30, 1869
Typed agreement between the Yongues and the Gillums to have Henry prosecute for possession of title to their lands. Two handwritten copies, two typed.
00293 March 30, 1869
Power of attorney from Yongues et.al. and Virginia Gillum to Henry Gillum to conduct title search and execute contracts. Notarized 8-5-1872. Typewritten. Similar to document #0370.
2 copies.
00294 May 20, 1869
Typed document relinquishes Moore, Hancock and West's interests in the Nixon and Duffield estates to Samuel and Rosa Yongue. Also two handwritten copies.
00295 May 20, 1869
Legal document related to the nullification of the contract between the Yongues and Moore, Hancock and West. Relates the status of various land settlements.
00296 May 28, 1869
Moore, Hancock and West to General William Steele, letter informing him of his duties resulting from the nullification of their contract with the Gillums.
00297 June 4, 1869
Certified copy of trial and judgement of Priscilla Ann Duffield Yongue heirs vs. Samuel A. Maverick. Also writ of possession issued to Maverick.
00298 June 10, 1869
Moore, Hancock and West to Clark and Walker authorizing them to turn over all pertinent papers to Yongues.
00299 June 25, 1869
Notes by Gillum on Antonio Gomez vs. Yongues et.al. for possession of a lot in San Antonio. The Plaintiff dismissed the charges, the Yongues recovered their costs.
00300 September 26, 1869
A. W. Slayback to Henry Gillum, letter regarding A. J. Quigley, attorney.
00301 October 26, 1869
Legal document releasing Moore, Hancock and West from their contract to provide Gillum et.al. with legal services. They are bound to deliver to Gillum et.al. any documents in their possession relating to Nixon's lands.
00302 December 16, 1869
George W. Myer to Henry Gillum, letter offering to help him in his title search.
00303
Copy of a deed from Manuel Barrera to B. Mandonquien by M. Slocum and English translation. Copy made on May 7, 1870 of and original dated December 31, 1827.
00304 August 10, 1870
Deed from Porter D. Duffield to Virginia Gillum and Rosa Yongue his lands in Texas for $500.
3 copies.
00305
Henry Gillum's ledger of the Major Francis C. Zacharie account for 1871-74 and 1877.
00306 January 7, 1871
Certified copy of a writ of possession resulting from the decision in Duffield Heirs vs. Mrs. Mary A. Maverick.
00307 January 7, 1871
Legal document describing the plaintiff's holdings from the decision in Yongue vs. Maverick and ordering the execution of a writ of possession evicting Mary A. Maverick.
00308 February 21, 1871
Thomas Thompson to Henry Gillum letter related to Gillum's request for a copy of a marriage license.
00309 March 3, 1871
Henry Gillum's lease to J. J. Durter of the former Maverick lots in San Antonio.
00310 April 3, 1871
Document by Secretary of the State of Texas James P. Newcomb swearing that there is no evidence of E. P. Legraud ever serving as Chief Justice of San Augustine County in 1838.
00311 April 10, 1871
R. S. Bevier to Henry Gillum, letter regarding William Duffield's holdings in the "Half Breed Tract" areas of Iowa and Missouri.
00312 April 15, 1871
Rosa P. Yongue and Samuel Yongue protest the delivery of a patent on the 800 acre balance of her father's 960 acres, claiming he never sold the certificate of bounty land.
00313 May 15, 1871
Heirs of Reason P. Bowie, brother of Jim Bowie, hiring Henry Gillum to clear their title to some lands in Texas inherited from Jim through Reason.
00314 February 21, 1807
Edmund Quirk fo Nacogdoches to "Mr. Commandant", letter requesting a certified copy of his land title. Also transcripts of Quirk's acts of possession, the naming of the place as "San Antonio", cattle brands of the Antonio Leal, Gertrudis de los Santos ranch which was sold to Pedro Buiges for $450, who then sold it to Quirk for $500. Copy dated May 24, 1871. Original dated February 21, 1807.
00315 May 25, 1871
Certificate from Secretary of State (Texas) James P. Newcomb about Chief Justices in San Augustine County in 1838.
Box Document
GA124 00316 June 13, 1871
R. S. Bevier to Henry Gillum, letter explaining that William Duffield's title to any land in the "Half Breed Tract" area are clouded by the government grants to the Indians there.
00317 June 27, 1871
Kate Light Barlow (William Duffild's daughter) to Henry Gillum, letter regarding Duffield's land in Iowa.
00318 July 1, 1871
Contract by Mrs. Frances C. Zacharie to hire Henry Gillum to clear title to her inherited Texas lands for 55% of any gross proceeds. Includes copies of deeds of conveyance and descriptions of the lands.
00319 July 19, 1871
Documents verifying the Gillum marriage in Madison County Mississippi.
00320 August of 1871
Unidentified notes in Gillum's handwriting.
00321 January 30, 1872
Henry Gillum to General T. A. Waul, letter supplying notes to help Waul in researching Gillum's Texas land titles.
00322 April 5, 1872
Henry Gillum to General T. N. Waul asking if he will handle prosecuting titles to termination or not.
00323 May 14, 1872
Document deeding Porter D. Duffield's Texas lands to his neices Virginia Gillum and Rosa Yongue.
00324 June 8, 1872
Henry Gillum to General T. N. Waul hiring him to undertake the Texas title search to locate the heirs of Isaac W. Burton.
00325 July 10, 1872
Deed from Gillum et.al. to Henry Thomas Pickard for part of the Piedferme grant for $1.25 per acre and a $50 down payment.
00326 July 10, 1872
Ratification of Duffield's deed to John Maximillian confirming good title to Pickard for one hundred acres of the four league Piedferme lands.
00327 July 13, 1872
Receipt from William W. Weatherred from Henry Gillum via Pickard the following: Abstract of title and plat relating to the Piedferme four league grant.
00328 July 20, 1872
Copy of a power of attorney from Porter Duffield to William Duffield.
00329 August 23, 1872
John F. Hankla survey of the Piedferme four league grant.
00330 September 27, 1872
W. W. Weatherred to Henry Gillum, letter requesting a plat of the Piedferme land before he can proceed with a lawsuit.
00331 October 31, 1872
W. W. Weatherred to Henry Gillum, letter receipting the Piedferme plat and title abstract.
00332 December 9, 1872
W. W. Weatherred to Henry Gillum, letter expressing his feeling that the plat Gillum sent is wrong, and wants a copy of the "judicial survey". He thinks once the survey is settled he has a buyer for the land.
00333 January 4, 1873
Deed to Pickard from Gillum on receipt of the balance due on 250 acres of the Piedferme grant.
00334 January 21, 1873
W. W. Weatherred to Henry Gillum, letter receipting $262.50 and delivering a deed to Pickard for part of the Piedferme grant.
00335 February 10, 1873
Certified copy of the deed from the J. W. Zacharie heris to Frances C. Zacharie of the land acquired from Martin Baker.
00336 February 10, 1873
Statements of Zacharie, Custis, and Gillum concerning the sale of the Zacharie land.
00337 February 10, 1873
Copy of a document deeding land acquired from Martin L. Baker to Francis Charles Zacharie from heirs of J. W. Zacharie.
00338 March 12, 1873
Copy of a deed from F. C. Zacharie to Henry Gillum for 55% of the Martin Baker land.
00339 March 17, 1873
W. W. Weatherred to Henry Gillum, letter acknowledging his possession of the Piedferme plat and the Pickard-Gillum agreement.
00340 July 29, 1873
Henry Gillum to the Willie & Cleveland law firm enclosing papers to help them execute some titles.
00341 January 17, 1874
Power of attorney and act of reaffirmance of the contract between Rosa and Samuel Yongue and Virginia Gillum and Henry Gillum for his services in tracing their land titles.
00342 May 4, 1874
John Hankla's survey of the Hamilton acreage mentioned in document 0403.
00343 May 4, 1874
John Hankla to Henry Gillum reporting on the Hamilton survey.
00344 May 19, 1874
Bill of sale from Gillum et.al. to Isaiah Hamilton for 432 acres of the Piedferme grant which Hamilton claimed before the John Hankla survey for $540 plus survey expenses.
00345 August 15, 1874
Survey of 528 acres of the Pieferme grant by John Hankla.
00346 September 29, 1874
Deed from Henry Gillum et.al. to John A. Clifton for 448 acres of the Piedferme grant for $560.
2 copies.
00347
See file 00348.
00348 March 17, 1875
Transcript of Samuel A. Maverick vs. The City of San Antonio in favor of the defendants.
00349 March 25, 1875
Henry Gillum's notes on the Simon de Arocha land in San Antonio.
00350 September 22, 1778
Translation and certification of papers relating to de Arocha, Flores, Navarro, de la Santa and Gov. Rippirda by J. Smith. Originals dated September 22 1778 certified by Smith on April 7, 1875.
00351 June 16, 1875
Henry Gillum to the Mayor of San Antonio, James H. French offering to settle out of court for the remaining small parcel of land in San Antonio still in dispute in case #4978.
00352 July 20, 1875
City of San Antonio transcript of the report of the Finance Committee on the proposition from Gillum et.al. to compromise suit #4978 and the resolutions of the City Council.
00353 October 5, 1875
City of San Antonio transcript of ordinances and resolutions ratifying and confirming the settlement of suit #4978.
00354 October 5, 1875
Deed from The City of San Antonio to the Yongues for the disputed lands in case #4978.
00355 October 5, 1875
Copy of Gillum et.al. quit claim, deed, and relinqueshment by The City of San Antonio for the San Pedro Springs land.
00356 October 8, 1875
Transcript of the judgements in Maria Jesusa Flores de Caravajel vs. City of San Antonio et.al.
00357 November 1875
John Hankla's survey of 80 acres of the Piedferme grant for George Langford.
00358 March 10, 1876
E. B. Willis to Henry Gillum urging him to be fair with the widow Langford in selling her 80 acres of the Piedferme grant-not more than one dollar per acre.
00359 April 14, 1876
Copy of a deed to Mrs. Langford for 80.5 acres of the Piedferme grant sold for $80.50.
00360 After August 23, 1876
Henry Gillum's notes on state fees for district court clerks.
00361 January 11, 1877
E. B. Willis to Henry Gillum, letter enclosing $75.47 and discussing getting deeds and money from the locals of Milam in Sabine County.
00362 July 26, 1877
G. Friesleben survey of the Anna Maria Arocha lands belonging to the heirs of Priscilla Ann Duffield.
00363 September 1, 1877
R. O. McManus to Henry Gillum inquiring about possible sales of land in the Reyes grant.
00364 July 21, 1853
Printed deed from the General Land Office to Desiderio de la Cruz for 423 acres. Copy dated April 14, 1879. Original dated July 21, 1853.
Oversize. GO30/8
00365 April 17, 1879
Henry Gillum to John (Juan) Antonio Viesca requesting information from the archives in Monclova Saltillo Parras and Montoya to research titles. Typed.
00366 April 17, 1879
Henry Gillum to Juan Viesca Spanish translations of the above letter.
00367 April 17, 1879
Henry Gillum to Juan Viesca handwritten draft of the above letter.
00368 June 3, 1879
Juan Antonio Viesca to Henry Gillum replying to the above letter.
00369 August 10, 1879
Copy of a deed from Porter Duffield to Virginia and Rosa for his Texas lands for five dollars.
00370 October 8, 188?
Henry Gillum to Virginia Gillum requesting confirmation of birth and death dates in her family.
00371 After October 8, 188?
Virginia Gillum to Henry Gillum confirming Rosa Duffield's birthdate as September 1845.
00372 After 1881
Statements of Henry Gillum's visits to San Antonio.
00373 April 9, 1881
Copy of a lease from the Duffield heirs to Henry Hincki for some land in San Antonio.
2 copies.
00374 July 27, 1881
John T. Hardie to Henry Gillum, receipt of $197.35 to be paid to one J. C. Zacharie.
00375 March 3, 1882
Notes from V. A. Gillum vs. Jose Maria Rodriguez, dismissed at cost to plaintiffs.
00376 May 18, 1882
Act revoking power given to Mr. S. O. Laroche.
6 copies.
00377 May 27, 1882
Rosa P. Duffield Yongue Osborn sells Virginia Gillum full interest in the Nixon eleven league grant for $7500.
2 copies.
00378 May 27, 1882
Copies of the deed from Rosa Osborn to Virginia Gillum of her interests in the Texas lands for $7500.
5 copies varying from 2 to 6 pages.
00379 After May 27, 1882
Henry Gillum's suggestions on researching titles.
00380 After July 6, 1883
Henry Gillum to G. A. Reimann evicting him from the property in the fourth ward of the City of San Antonio.
00381 July 7, 1883
Agreement of Gillum et. al to sell some lots in San Antonio to G. A. Reimann.
00382 October 5, 1883
John S. Wood to Henry Gillum, letter requesting information on what has been done about settling the estate of James Bowie.
00383 November 28, 1883
John S. Moore to Henry Gillum, letter threatening to publicly cancel his power
00384 December 8, 1883
John S. Moore to Henry Gillum, letter demanding an account of Gillum's actions on the Bowie matter.
00385 December 9, 1883
Matilda S. B. Moore to Henry Gillum, letter cancelling his power of attorney to research the James Bowie estate.
00386 December 21, 1883
Receipt for the Moore letter of 12-9-1883 from the Pacific Express Company.
00387 March 19, 1884
John S. Moore to Henry Gillum threatening letter requesting action on the Bowie case.
00388 June 24, 1884
T. A. Rodriguez to General Public obligating himself to pay any taxes due on his sister's land in lot #4 block 45 in San Antonio.
00389 After August 25, 1885
Gillum's notes on Virginia's family history.
00390 After August 25, 1885
Gillum's notes on Virginia's family history and how they acquired their land.
2 copies.
00391 April 24, 1886
GLO copy of Jefferson County by Surveyor Delano to Henry Gillum.
00392 October 8, 1886
Henry Gillum to Virginia Gillum, letter discussing Rosa's family.
00393 February 1, 1887
Rosa P. Osborn to Henry Gillum, letter giving him some family history.
00394 March 15, 1887
J. R. Johnson to Henry Gillum, letter explaining that he was acquainted with Nixon and believes he died in the spring of 1843 in San Augustine.
00395 May 4, 1887
Copy of a letter from the Gillums to Hon. Bryan Callaghan, Mayor of San Antonio regarding the survey of their property to open some streets.
00395A May 4, 1887
K. L. Barlow to Henry Gillum, letter re the Duffield family members.
00396 April 18, 1888
Translated copy of the order and decree defining the limits of Lorenzo de Zavala's colony and showing that it was done with the consent of the Executive of the Republic of Mexico.
00397 After 1890
Henry Gillum's notes on the Mason Grants and certificates.
00398 February 4, 1890
Henry Gillum's notes on some papers he gave to J. N. and H. S. Groesbeck.
00399 After May 14, 1890
Copy of a sale of two promissory notes for part of the price of some land in San Antonio by Gillum et. al. to Hannah Louis.
00400 March 9, 1891
Henry Gillum to G. A. Reimann, letter regarding Reimann's delinquent payment on some land in San Antonio.
Box Document
GA125 00401 April 17, 1891
Henry Gillum's quit claim, conveyance, and transfer and power of attorney to Robert G. West for half interest in the Nixon estate if West can prove titles. Contingent basis.
00402 March 7, 1893
E. B. Washington to Henry Gillum, letter enclosing a free pass by boat to Mt. Vernon.
00403 June 1, 1893
Henry Gillum's copy of a transcript from the San Augustine County records related to the estate of Palafox Hinds.
00404 June 25, 1894
Typed abstract of title to the Reyes grant.
00405 February 11, 1895
Henry Gillum to Mrs. John B. Delmas requesting information on the Gillum family history.
00406 May 2, 1895
Perkins, Gilbert, & Perkins, Attorneys to Henry Gillum, letter refusing his request for aid in researching the land titles.
00407 May 28, 1895
Receipt from S. W. Blount of the papers concerning the Piedferme and Quirk grants.
00408 May 28, 1895
S. W. Blount to Henry Gillum offering to help remove any clouds from Gillum's titles.
00409 July 6, 1895
Copy of an agreement between S. W. Blount and the Gillums to pursue the land titles.
00410 July 7, 1895
Henry Gillum to Branch & Garrison, Attorneys, letter providing information on his search for the land titles.
00411 July 24, 1895
Greer & Greer, Attorneys to Henry Gillum, letter declining his offer to aid in the title search.
00412 July 28, 1895
W. L. McDonald to Henry Gillum agreeing to handle Gillum's land title suits.
00413 August 25, 1895
Henry Gillum to W. L. McDonald, letter instructing him on how to proceed with his research and supplying him with an itinerary.
00414 August 26, 1895
W. L. McDonald to Henry Gillum explaining the difficulties of trying one of their lawsuits in the time remaining.
00415 August 28, 1895
Henry Gillum to W. L. McDonald, letter regarding his plans to list all documents and suggestions to aid researching the land titles.
00416 September 3, 1895
W. L. McDonald to Henry Gillum, letter receipting a Spanish dictionary and some other papers.
00417 October 23, 1895
Broocks and Polk to Henry Gillum, letter discussing possible clouded title on the Asheal Savery survey.
00418 October 28, 1895
Henry Gillum to Broocks and Polk assuring them of good title to any land in the Asheal Savery land in Jefferson County. One league purchase price-$30000.00.
00419 November 9, 1895
Henry Gillum to W. L. McDonald, letter offering to replace any of his (Gillum's) letters that might have been burned.
00420 November 13, 1895
W. L. McDonald to Henry Gillum describing his preparations for some lawsuits.
00421 November 15, 1895
John J. Terrell of the General Land Office to W. L. McDonald, letter explaining why the land commissioner is unwilling to undertake a full report on Gillum's title search-they feel his claims have been nullified by legislation and the statue of limitations.
00422 November 19, 1895
W. L. McDonald to Henry Gillum, receipting some more of Gillum's papers and relating some preliminary results.
00423 November 19, 1895
W. L. McDonald to Henry Gillum receipting papers related to the eleven league grants.
00424 December 19, 1895
Virginia Gillum to W. L. McDonald for Henry, letter agreeing to draw up a power of attorney as soon as health permits.
00425 January 2, 1896
W. L. McDonald to Mrs. Gillum, letter reporting that they must go to Mexico City to find the congress which authorized locating in the border leagues.
00426 January 18, 1896
Henry Gillum to W. L. McDonald, letter suggesting they become partners in their title search and supplying additional information.
00427 February 6, 1896
Henry Gillum to W. L. McDonald confirming the mailing of some typed contracts to his office.
00428 February 8, 1896
Last page of the power of attorney from the Gillums to McDonald, notarized on the back.
2 copies.
00429 February 10, 1896
W. L. McDonald to Henry Gillum letter discussing the title search.
00430 February 15, 1896
Henry Gillum to W. L. McDonald, letter discussing some legal documents.
00431 February 22, 1896
W. L. McDonald to Henry Gillum, receipting Gillum's family history and noting the preparation of a certificate to research the titles.
00432 March 5, 1896
Power of attorney from McDonald to W. H. Clark.
00433 March 5, 1896
Henry Gillum to W. L. McDonald, letter returning his signed power of attorney and giving instructions on its proper handling.
00434 June 16, 1896
Henry Gillum to W. L. McDonald, letter relating his meeting with a gentleman who might be of some assistance to them in their title search.
00435 June 22, 1896
W. L. McDonald to Henry Gillum, letter outlining travel logistics in the title search.
00436 July 30, 1896
J. P. Taylor to W. L. McDonald, letter offering information on how to succeed in getting permission to research titles.
00437 August 23, 1896
Henry Gillum to W. L. McDonald, letter of instructions in preparing a certificate to apply for a title search.
00438 September 7, 1896
John H. Broocks to Henry Gillum, letter offering him $500 for his interest in the Nixon estate.
00439 September 18, 1896
M. E. Groos of the General Land Office to W. L. McDonald, letter offering information on the location of Nixon's titles.
00440 September 18, 1896
Henry Gillum to John H. Broocks, letters refusing his kind but too modest offer of $500 for this interest in the Nixon estate.
00441 March 9, 1897
Typed transcrip of the interrogation of Henry Gillum in the Edrington case.
00442 March 10, 1897
Henry Gillum to West & Cochran, Attorneys, letter suggesting ways to discredit H. C. Edrington's claim to 1/3 of the Nixon estate.
00443 March 11, 1897
Henry Gillum to West & Cochran, letter of transmittal of some legal documents related to the Edrington case.
00444 March 10, 1897
Henry Gillum to West & Cochran, letter explaining how to win the Edrington case.
00445 March 16, 1897
Plaintiff's abstract of title in case #669, Gillum vs. Edrington.
00446 March 20, 1897
Henry Gillum to W. L. McDonald, letter suggesting he use James. L. Hickman to research titles in Mexico.
00447 May 6, 1897
Bill from Z. & L. Rosenfield to Henry Gillum for typing the Edrington case.
00448 February 10, 1898
W. L. McDonald to Henry Gillum, letter requesting a loan against some of his (McDonald's) property for $300 so he can go to Mexico and research their land titles.
00449 February 11, 1898
W. L. McDonald to Henry Gillum informing him that the Supreme Court of Texas has overturned their case and wondering if they should proceed anyway.
00450 April 12, 1898
W. L. McDonald to Henry Gillum, letter reporting his association with W. H. Clark as power of attorney so he can join the Klondike gold rush.
00451 April 19, 1898
Henry Gillum to W. H. Clark, letter requesting cancellation of the McDonald contract instead of simply substituting Clark for McDonald.
00452 May 4, 1898
Henry Gillum to W. H. Clark, letter enclosing the cancelled McDonald contract and suggesting Austin or Houston as cities in which to bring suit against the Mallory Steamship Company.
00453 May 5, 1898
Henry Gillum to W. H. Clark, letter discussing a lawsuit against New York & Texas Steamship Company.
00454 May 4, 1898
Contract between the Gillums and McDonald and cancellation of same.
2 copies.
00455 May 5, 1898
Contract and power of attorney between the Gillums and W. H. Clark. Cancelled May 27 1901 by agreement of both parties.
00456 May 7, 1898
Henry Gillum to W. H. Clark, letter saying he will hire his firm to prosecute the steamship company on a contingent basis only.
00457 May 8, 1898
Copy of a letter from Henry Gillum to W. H. Young requesting the name of the Mallory agent in Houston.
00458 May 9, 1898
Wl J. Young to Henry Gillum, letter reporting no agents of the Mallory line in San Antonio at the present time.
00459 May 10, 1898
J. B. Bartholomew to Henry Gillum, letter reporting Mose Raphael as agent for the Mallory line in Houston. There is no agent in Galveston because the port is closed due to the hostilities with Spain.
00460 May 11, 1898
Henry Gillum to W. H. Clark, letter explaining why Galveston is not a good site for the Mallory suit.
00461 May 29, 1898
Ella B. Washington to Henry Gillum, letter soliciting for the Ladies Mount Vernon Association of the Union and briefly mentioning the activities of the President.
00462 May 31, 1898
Henry Gillum to William H. Clark, letter informing him that Gillum will travel to New York before prosecuting the Steamship case.
00463 September 14, 1898
Dr. Hertburne, aka W. D. Washington, to Henry Gillum, personal letter.
Box Document
GA126 00464 November 14, 1898
Copy of a receipt for legal documents transferred from Henry Gillum to W. H. Clark.
00465 November 18, 1898
Receipt by William H. Clark of some documents received from Henry Gillum.
00466 November 18, 1898
Receipt of legal documents from Henry Gillum to W. H. Clark.
00467
Copy of permission from Gov. Don Francisco Vidaurri y Villasenor to John T. Mason to sell eleven leagues to Nixon. December 2, 1898 date of copy.
00468 April 21, 1899
Henry Gillum to M. C. Anderson, letter restating the events of Gillum's unpaid loan to Anderson and asking for payment.
3 copies.
00469 December 26, 1899
W. L. Thompson to Henry Gillum, letter regarding two 1/3 league tracts involved in land lawsuits.
00470 December 26, 1899
Henry Gillum's statement regarding Col. W. L. Thompson's involvement in the Reyes litigation.
00471 January 16, 1900
Henry Gillum to William H. Clark, letter asking him to look for some papers Clark lost relating to some lawsuits.
00472 March 11, 1900
Henry Gillum to Baker, Rhea, and Crawford supplying procedures and information related to the title search on Texas lands.
00473 May 25, 1900
Henry Gillum to William H. Clark offering his sympathy at the death of Clark's mother.
00474 After June 4, 1900
Henry Gillum's notes on two lawsuits dismissed on June 4, 1900 for lack of prosecution.
00475 August 7, 1900
Branch T. Masterson to Henry Gillum, letter updating Gillum on the progress of researching titles.
00476 August 24, 1900
Henry Gillum to William H. Clark, suggestions on prosecuting the land title suits.
00477 September 1, 1900
Western Union Telegraph from Henry Gillum to William H. Clark ordering Clark to withdraw any pending title suits immediately before they are dismissed for lack of prosecution.
00478 After 1901
Miscellaneous notes or letter referring to various legal matters.
00479 April 8, 1901
W. D. Washington to Henry Gillum, letter discussing several lawsuits.
00480 April 11, 1901
W. D. Washington to Henry Gillum, letter discussing a Mr. Galloway and a related lawsuit by Western Union telegraph.
00481 April 29, 1901
Agreement between G. Van Ginkel, I. M. Earle, P. H. Bosquet, and W. D. Washington with Pierre S. duPont for the sale of their Dallas railroad for $1,125,000.
00482 April 29, 1901
Agreement between Van Ginkel, Earle, Bosquet, and Washington related to the sale of their railroad in Dallas.
00483 May 1901
Assignment of rights to some railroad property from W. D. Washington to Henry Gillum.
2 copies.
00484 May 2, 1901
W. D. Washington to Henry Gillum, letter discussing business and personal matters.
00485 May 4, 1901
Henry Gillum to Dr. Hertburne, aka W. D. Washington, letter discussing tactics for the Muse lawsuit.
00486 May 8, 1901
W. D. Washington to Henry Gillum, letter discussing personal matters.
00487 May 9, 1901
Fred Howard Porter to Henry Gillum, letter regarding a Col. Stewart.
00488 May 7, 1898
Power of attorney from Henry Gillum to William H. Clark, originally dated May 7, 1898. Cancelled May 27, 1901.
00489 June 26, 1901
W. A. Rhea Jr. to Henry Gillum, miscellaneous information on a Postal Telegraph Cable Company of Texas telegram.
00490 June 27, 1901
W. A. Rhea, Jr. to Henry Gillum, letter asking about the progress of the land title searches.
00491 July 11, 1901
Henry Gillum to Branch T. Masterson, letter offering to help in the title search before the statute of limitations is up.
00492 July 25, 1901
Agreement between Branch T. Masterson and Henry Gillum for Masterson to work on a contingent basis as he researches the land titles.
00493 July 25, 1901
Power of attorney and conveyance for the contract between Henry Gillum and Branch T. Masterson.
00494 July 25, 1901
"Agreement" for the contract between Henry Gillum and Branch T. Masterson.
00495 August 17, 1901
Henry Gillum to W. D. Washington, letter updating his account for legal fees to Washington.
00496 September 6, 1901
Hazelwood & Gordon to Branch T. Masterson, letter asking for particulars on the Reyes title search.
00497 October 14, 1901
Henry Gillum to Branch T. Masterson requesting status on the title searches.
00498 November 8, 1901
W. D. Washington to Henry Gillum, letter discussing railroad and personal matters.
00499 1902
W. D. Washington to Henry Gillum, letter discussing business and personal matters.
00500 1902
W. D. Washington to Henry Gillum, letter discussing business and personal matters.
00501 January 17, 1902
W. D. Washington to Henry Gillum, letter discussing personal matters.
00502 March 13, 1902
W. D. Washington to Henry Gillum, letter discussing business and personal matters.
00503 March 16, 1902
W. D. Washington to Henry Gillum, letter discussing business and personal matters.
00504 April 9, 1902
W. D. Washington to Henry Gillum, letter discussing his recent illness and a delay in travel plans.
00505 May 23, 1902
W. D. Washington to Henry Gillum, letter discussing business and personal matters.
00506 May 30, 1902
Dismissal and transcript of Gillum vs. Dickson et. al.
2 copies.
00507 June 1, 1902
Masterson & Masterson to J. S. Sherrill, letter requesting the status of Gillum vs. Dickson et. al.
00508 June 3, 1902
J. S. Sherrill to Branch T. Masterson, letter respinding to the above letter by answering "dismissed".
00509 June 6, 1902
W. D. Washington to Henry Gillum, letter discussing his displeasure with William H. Clark.
00510 June 23, 1902
W. D. Washington to Henry Gillum, letter discussing business and personal matters.
00511 September 12, 1902
Henry Gillum to Hon. W. E. Singleton, letter requesting information on the suits dismissed by him because of Clark's mishandling.
00512 September 19, 1902
Dismissal of Gillum vs. A. A. Mattox et. al.
00513 September 19, 1902
W. D. Washington to Henry Gillum, letter reporting the results of Gillum vs. A. A. Mattox.
00514 September 19, 1902
Dismissal of the Gillum vs. G. Anderson case.
00515 September 19, 1902
Dismissal of Gillum vs. W. F. Mahaffey.
00516 February 16, 1903
C. H. Yongs to Rosie P. Osborn, letter offering to validate some of the Nixon titles for half the profit.
00517 March 18, 1903
J. S. Sherrill to Branch T. Masterson, letter discussing the Elizondo titles.
00518 April 1, 1903
Henry Gillum to Hon. S. W. Blount, letter requesting the return of his papers and cancellation of their contract.
00519 May 7, 1903
Gillum's family history of the Nixon estate and suggestions on recovering it.
00520 May 25, 1903
J. S. Sherrill to Branch T. Masterson, expressing little hope for success in the Gillum case because the Elizondo lands lie within the border leagues.
00521 June 8, 1903
Henry Gillum to Branch T. Masterson, enclosing a letter from Rosa Osborn and other information.
00522 July 13, 1903
Pendleton and Ferguson to Henry Gillum, letter asking Gillum if he received their other letter.
00523 July 31, 1903
Henry Gillum to Branch T. Masterson, requesting and update on their progress on the title search.
00524 August 3, 1903
Henry Gillum to Branch T. Masterson, enclosing some letters related to the case.
00525 August 3, 1903
Branch T. Masterson to Henry Gillum, letter reporting that he will offer an opinion as soon as he is finished reviewing Gillum's case.
00526 January 14, 1904
M. C. Anderson to Henry Gillum, letter explaining why he can't repay his loan right away.
00527 January 19, 1904
Lost notice posted by the police in New York City for a "bug watch" probably belonging to Henry Gillum.
00528 February 28, 1904
Henry Gillum to Branch T. Masterson expressing displeasure at the slow progress of Masterson's firm in researching his Texas land titles.
00529 May 15, 1904
Henry Gillum to Branch T. Masterson, letter requesting a progress report.
00530 June 2, 1904
Henry Gillum to Branch T. Masterson responding to Masterson's conclusion that Virginia Gillum cannot gain clear title to the lands in question.
00531 June 3, 1904
Henry Gillum to Branch T. Masterson, letter expressing his disappointment at Masterson's opinion that the Nixon estate cannot be recovered.
00532 June 20, 1904
Branch T. Masterson to Henry Gillum, letter reporting his progress on the title investigation.
00533 August 12, 1904
Branch T. Masterson to Henry Gillum discussing research for Federal Executive consent to settle the border and coast leagues.
00534 January 1905
Indemnity bond held by Gillum for lost tickets on the Southern Railway Co.
2 copies.
00535 April 30, 1905
Henry Gillum to Branch T. Masterson, letter copied in 0637.
00536 July 4, 1905
N. A. Rector to Henry Gillum, letter regarding Mr. Goff's papers.
00537 August 3, 1905
Henry Gillum to Branch T. Masterson, rewriting letter 0637 and asking for a reply and a progress report.
00538 August 15, 1905
Henry Gillum to Branch T. Masterson, letter of sympathy on the death of his son Harris.
00539 August 25, 1905
Henry Gillum to M. Anderson, letter asking for the $3000 Anderson owes.
00540 January 9, 1906
Henry Gillum to Branch T. Masterson, letter rewriting a previous letter and urging haste in Masterson's progress with the land titles.
00541 January 15, 1906
M. W. Hams to Henry Gillum, letter promising to appraise the value of the land titles and get back to him.
00542 January 16, 1906
History and explanation of Henry Gillum's financial dealings with Malcolm Cameron Anderson.
2 copies (1 typed).
00543 January 26, 1906
Branch T. Masterson to Henry Gillum, letter detailing his efforts on the land titles and offering to cancel the contract if Gillum so desires.
00544 January 31, 1906
Partial remains of a letter from Henry Gillum to Branch T. Masterson.
00545 February 7, 1906
Branch T. Masterson to Henry Gillum, enclosing Gillum's family papers.
00546 February 17, 1906
A. H. Willie to Henry Gillum, letter discussing the settlement of Henry's loan to M. C. Anderson.
00547 May 1, 1906
Henry Gillum's instructions on which papers to take and what to do while in Texas.
00548 September 13, 1906
Power of attorney from Henry Gillum to Branch T. Masterson dated July 25, 1901 and accompanying cancellation.
00549 September 13, 1906
Branch T. Masterson to Henry Gillum, enclosing the cancellation of their contract of July 1901.
00550 September 13, 1906
Pacific Express receipt for the above letter.
Box Document
GA127 00551 September 27, 1906
J. H. Wood to Henry Gillum, enclosing indemnity bond unused because Gillum got his money back for two lost railroad tickets.
00552 September 28, 1906
Branch T. Masterson to Henry Gillum, letter accompanying some maps he forgot to return with the first shipment of papers.
00553 December 29, 1906
Henry Gillum's notes on the Mason contracts and Virginia's claims.
00554 February 21, 1907
Virginia Gillum's abstract of title to the Elizondo grant.
2 copies.
00555 February 21, 1907
Abstract of title to the Gillum claims.
00556 After February 24, 1907
Notes in the disposition of certain title abstracts of Virginia Gillum's Texas lands.
00557 March 20, 1907
Henry Gillum to W. D. Washington, letter discussing the details of his Texas lands title search.
00558 July 22, 1907
William H. Clark to Virginia Gillum, letter informing her of the status of her land titles and expressing sympathy on the death of Henry Gillum.
00559 July 26, 1907
Western Union Telegraph from William H. Clark to Virginia Gillum receipting her letter and his subsequent plans to travel to Austin.
00560 July 30, 1907
W. D. Washington, aka Dr. Hertburne, to Virginia Gillum, letter discussing the details of her upcoming visit to New York. Also enclosing a copy of a letter from William H. Clark for her perusal.
00561 September 19, 1907
Harry Peyton to W. D. Washington, letter regarding the investigation of Gillum's land titles.
00562 February 13, 1908
W. D. Washington to I. M. Earle, letter thanking him for his help on the Gillum case.
00563 February 14, 1908
Louis C. Maynard to I. M. Earle, letter saying he found Gillum's petition but the information is insufficient to be of any use.
00564 March 6, 1908
W. D. Washington to I. M. Earle, letter expressing his sympathy at the death of Mr. Bosquet.
00565 March 16, 1908
W. D. Washington to I. M. Earle, letter regarding his progress on the Gillum case.
00566 March 21, 1908
Edward T. Moore to I. M. Earle, letter suggesting someone other than Mr. Wood to handle researching the Gillum Texas land titles.
00567 July 8, 1908
I. M. Earle to W. D. Washington, letter discussing a Virginia lands lawsuit.
00568 September 14, 1917
Registered mail receipt from W. G. Woodard to D. H. Singleton.
00569
Miscellaneous notes on land grants organized by county.
00570 March 9, 1838
Copy of a certified copy of the original grant of eleven leagues of land made to Jose Nicholas Elizondo and by Elizondo sold to John J. Porter and by Porter to G. A. Nixon. Houston.
00571
Family history.
00572
See file 00699.
00573
Copy of a letter from the Executive of the Republic of Mexico to the Governor of Coahuila y Texas explaining that Peter Bean's petition was denied because Zavala had prior right to settle on that particular land.
00574
Miscellaneous notes by George Aldrich.
00575
Typed chain of title to the Santos de Azco three league grant.
00576
A history of the Santos de Azco title.
00577
Santos de Azco land survey notes by Lewis Jordan.
00578
Map of the Santos de Azco grant.
00579
Beale & Autry attorneys at law business card.
00580
Deed from Porter Duffield to John A. Wimm for 14 acres in San Augustine for $1200.
00581
Deed from Reubin D. Wood to Porter Duffield of $400 for 150 acres and mortgage for the same land from Duffield to Wood.
00582
Affidavit of Samuel Shepard confirming Duffield's marriage to Ann Taylor Light and their daughter Virginia Anna Duffield Starling (Gillum).
00583
Henry Gillum's notes on the Duffield land.
00584
Henry Gillum's notes on some transactions of the First National Bank of Austin Texas.
00585
Henry Gillum's notes on various title abstracts and legal transactions pertaining to the Nixon estate.
00586
Henry Gillum's notes from the deed records of Sabine County.
00587
See file 00633.
00588
Henry Gillum's notes on the chain of title to nine acres of land in the fourth ward of the City of San Antonio.
00589
See file 00611.
00590
Henry Gillum's notes on verified contract deeds.
00591
Henry Gillum's notes on miscellaneous court decisions.
00592
Henry Gillum's notes regarding acknowledgement of deeds.
00593
Henry Gillum's notes on deeds of the Arocha family.
00594
Henry Gillum's notes on the title abstract of the Juan Ignacio Piedferme grant.
00595
See file 00371.
00596
Henry Gillum representing Virginia Gillum and George Nixon abstracting title to 34000 acres in Jefferson County Texas.
00597
A family history and title abstract for Virginia Gillum to ten eleven league grants.
00598
Henry Gillum's notes on how Nixon acquired titles and which ones he sold before he died.
00599
Henry Gillum's notes on the family history.
00600
Gillum's notes on the family history.
00601
Typed document tracing George Nixon to Henry Gillum.
00602
Document tracing the Gillum claim to the Duffield/Nixon eleven leagues.
00603
Henry Gillum's notes on where various deeds are recorded.
00604
Henry Gillum's notes on where various powers of attorney are filed.
00605
Henry Gillum's notes on authorities on removal of cuases and other legal matters related to land possession.
00606
Henry Gillum's tally of the Nixon, Pollett, Simpson, and Forbes land in the Mason Grants.
00607
Henry Gillum's notes on Nixon's estate.
00608
Henry Gillum's notes on the records of San Augustine County as they relate to George Antonio Nixon.
00609
Two bound volumes in Gillum's hand diarizing his life's work of researching the titles to the Nixon estate.
00610
Henry Gillum's notes on previous decisions relating to legal titles, party of issue and attorney in fact.
00611
Henry Gillum's notes on whether an authentic copy made by a Notary Public in Louisiana of an original act passed before him can be recorded in Texas.
00612
Henry Gillum's notes on cases related to railroads.
00613
Henry Gillum's notes on the rights of cotenants.
00614
See file 00380.
00615
Miscellaneous notes on laws and lawyers with a grocery list on the reverse.
00616
Notes on land owned by the Gillums.
00617
Henry Gillum's notes on the legality of jurisidiction bearing on Liberty County lands relating to the New York and Texas Land Company LTD.
00618
Henry Gillum's notes on two court cases.
00619
Henry Gillum's notes on writs of possession.
00620
Henry Gillum's notes on the Leal and Quirk claims.
00621
Henry Gillum's notes for Gillum vs. Texas and New Orleans Railroad Company.
00622
Henry Gillum's notes on legal decisions.
00623
Henry Gillum's miscellaneous notes.
00624
Henry Gillum's notes on Nixon's grants and when they were filed at the GLO.
00625
Henry Gillum's notes on Nixon's 1840 taxes.
00626
Henry Gillum's notes on Nixon vs. Addicks.
00627 February 11, 1888
Notes on the cost of fencing four blocks in old ward 7 in San Antonio.
00628
Henry Gillum's copy of Rosa Osborn's family history.
Box Document
GA128 00629
Henry Gillum's notes on various lawsuits.
00630
Henry Gillum's notes on suits related to descent and distribution of community property.
00631
Henry Gillum's notes on schedules and counties served by U.S. Circuit Courts of the Eastern and Western districts.
00632
Henry Gillum's notes on the Jefferson County records pertaining to Nixon.
00633
Henry Gillum's notes on the Nacogdoches County records pertaining to the Nixon lands.
00634
See file 00608.
00635
Henry Gillum's notes on San Augustine County records pertaining to Nixon copied from Book E pp. 381-82.
00636
Typed description of four tracts of the de Nava land including the "current" status of each.
00637
Typewritten description of the total of eleven leagues on the Sulphur Fork of the Red River granted to Manuel Hurtado.
00638
Typewritten notes on the Manuel Hurtado eleven leagues surveyed by George Aldrich on the Sulphur Fork of the Red River.
00639
Abstract of Mrs. Virginia A. Gillum's title to all of the eleven leagues of land situatuated wholly in Hopkins County Texas which was conceded granted and titled to one Manuel Hurtado by the Government of the State of Coahuila y Texas.
00640
Translation of a title to eleven leagues of land granted to Jose Nicholas Elizondo and by Elizondo sold to John A. Porter and said Porter to G. A. Nixon. Includes a map.
00641 Undated
Map showing one league belonging to Buenaventura Reyes.
Oversize. Map Room 52/2
00642 Undated
Map showing eleven leagues belonging to Manuel Hurtado.
Oversize. Map Room 52/2
00643 Undated
Map by Isaac Burton showing one league belonging to Buenaventura Reyes.
Oversize. Map Room 52/2
00644 Undated
Map showing one league belonging to Buenaventura Reyes.
Oversize. Map Room 52/2
00645 Undated
Map showing one league of land on Flores Creek belonging to Buenaventura Reyes.
Oversize. Map Room 52/2
00646 Undated
Map of Shelby County showing the following landmarks: The towns of Shelby and Hamilton, Kier's Ferry, Brushy Bayou, Watson's Ferry, Flat Fork, Tenaha Bayou, Lathum's Ferry, Haley's Ferry, and Attoya Creek.
Oversize. Map Room 52/1
00647 Undated
Large map of the San Pedro Springs area in San Antonio, including the written agreement between the City and Gillum et.al. in case #4978, signed and sealed by both parties. Ink on cloth/wax.
Oversize. Map Room 52/1
00648 Undated
Map of Harrison County land grants including the landmarks Big Cyprus, Lake Soda, Tramels Trace, Sabine River, Cherokee Trace, Cherokee Crossing, and Little Cyprus. The plots are identified by numbers. Colored map on paper.
Oversize. Map Room 85/1
00649 Undated
Map of Nixon's eleven league grant in Robertson County southwest of Hearne, Texas and northeast of the Brazos River. Colored map on cloth.
Oversize. Map Room 85/1
00650 Undated
Map of the lots near San Pedro Springs in San Antonio belonging to Gillum et.al. Ink on cloth.
Oversize. Map Room 52/1
00651 Undated
Map showing land belonging to Mssrs. Montrop, Morell, Jordan, McFarlands, and Reyes.
Oversize. Map Room 52/3
00652 Undated
Map of grants north of Cherokee Crossing on the Sabine River. Includes Caddo Trace, Cherokee Trace, Road to Sulphur Fork, and the Caddo Road to the Red River Full color on wax-like paper.
Oversize. Map Room 97/10
00653 Undated
Map of two leagues belonging to Buenaventura Reyes.
Oversize. Map Room 52/3
00654 Undated
Map of ten leagues belonging to George Nixon. Some color on paper.
Oversize. Map Room 52/3
00655 Undated
Map of old surveys in Harrison County on the line between Harrison and Nacogdoches Counties at Cherokee Crossing on the Sabine River. Color on paper.
Oversize. Map Room 52/3
00656 Undated
Map of land granted to George Polett 8-10 miles from Cherokee Crossing on the Sabine River. Color on paper.
Oversize. Map Room 52/3
00657 Undated
Map of one sitio belonging to Buenaventura Reyes. Color on paper.
Oversize. Map Room 52/4
00658 Undated
Map by William Roark of surveys south of the Sabine River, including sixteen leagues belonging to George Nixon and some belonging to Haden Edwards. Color on wax-like paper.
Oversize. Map Room 85/1
00659 Undated
Plat of tracts between the Sabine River and Lake Soda, including grants to Ortiz Nixon, de Azco, and Charles S. Taylor. On wax-like paper.
Oversize. Map Room 85/1
00660
Unidentified map in Spanish with illegible signature.
Oversize. Map Room 52/4
00661 Undated
Map of land surveyed by William Roark near Cherokee Crossing.
Oversize. Map Room 52/4
00662 Undated
Map showing three leagues belonging to Buenaventura Reyes.
Oversize. Map Room 52/4
00663 Undated
Map by Henry Gillum of some unidentified property.
00664 Undated
Map of the Elizondo grant surveyed by George Aldrich and titled October 4, 1835.
00665
Number unassigned
00666
Map of the Elizondo grant surveyed by George Aldrich and titled October 4, 1835.
Oversize. Map Room 52/4
00667
Map of Texas published by S. Augustus Mitchel in 1866. Drawn by J. H. Young.
Oversize. Map Room 52/4
00668 Undated
Map showing one league belonging to Buenaventura Reyes.
Oversize. Map Room 52/5
00669 Undated
Map showing one league belonging to Buenaventura Reyes.
Oversize. Map Room 52/5
00670 Undated
"Plate of some town"-Map shows Sandy Creek and is scaled at 100 varas/inch.
Oversize. Map Room 52/1
00671 Undated
Map showing two and a half leagues belonging to Buenaventura Reyes.
Oversize. Map Room 52/5
00672 Undated
Map showing one league belonging to Buenaventura Reyes.
Oversize. Map Room 52/5
00673 Undated
Map showing land belonging to Mssrs. Reyes, McKinstry, Lawhorn, and Mcfarland.
Oversize. Map Room 52/5
00674 Undated
Map showing half a league belonging to Buenaventura Reyes.
Oversize. Map Room 52/5
00675
Manuel del Moral's commission to distribute lands.
00676
General Account of Manuel de Moral.
00677
Document reporting George Nixon trading some goods to Alfred Shelby for 550 acres in Jasper County.
00678
Nixon's notes on Mexican land laws.
00679
Two original bonds for title from Nixon to Edwin McKintry.
00679A
"Nicolas De Nava"
00680
Document tracing the powers of attorney from Buenaventure Reyes through Mason and others eventually to Nixon. Spanish copy with English certification.
00681
Captain William S. Corvin letter attesting to the good character of George Nixon. Spanish documents attached.
00682
Transcript of original documents giving Nixon interest in the Reyes lands.
2 copies: 1 typed, 1 original handwritten in Spanish.
00683
See file 00691.
00684
A list of lands granted-probably administrated by Nixon.
00685
Copy of a transfer of one league of land from Antonio Kanuff to George Nixon.
00686
Certified copy of Power of Attorney in Spanish from Antonio Kanuff to George Nixon.
00687
Nixon's notes on land grants including observations of other nations.
00688
Nixon's notes on the legality of the Mexican land grants.
00689
Nixon's notes on the Lorenzo de Zavala grant.
00690
List of lands that George Nixon was interested in including the de Nava, Reyes, de Azco and Hurtado grants.
00691
Nixon's notes on the Nicholas de Nava grant.
Oversize. GO30/9
00692
See file 00588.
00693
Notes on Mrs. Duffield's cases in the U.S. District Court at Austin for property in San Antonio.
00694
Nixon's notes on various titles and fees.
00695
Nixon's notes on the Baker land - why he wouldn't grant title.
00696
Copy of a deed from Nixon to Henri Racquet for part of the de Nava land.
Missing.
00697
"The 15th Article of the Constitution…", a draft of one of Nixon's essays.
00698
"Argument and Opinion", a draft of one of Nixon's essays.
00699
"To His Excellency the Governor…", draft of one of Nixon's essays.
00700
"Nixon's notes on Land Titles", comment written by an unknown party.
00701
"I have last on By W. A. B.…", Nixon's comments on providing titles.
00702
Letter from Sr. Valle to Nixon, in Spanish, regarding $2000 for General Mason to be left in Monclova.
00703
George Nixon's land commissioner appointment.
00704
Spanish document related to Juan Vilars and George Nixon including the Spanish seal.
00705
Undated power of attorney from Nicolas Elizondo to William G. Logan for eleven leagues of land.
00706
See file 00721.
00707
Sepulveda's translation of the chain of title from Reyes to Nixon.
00708
George Aldridge survey of the George Nixon lands-"Stephen Mora and Col. Edwards can shew the lands. Charles Brookefield surveyd for George A. Nixon on Sabine River".
00709 [June 18, 1830]
Notes on the chain of title of the Nixon lands in San Antonio, possibly by Archibald Hotchkiss.
00710
Description of Nixon's land on the Red River by George Aldrich and Charles Brookfield.
00711
Memorandum of the estates of Nixon, Gillum, and Duffield.
00712
See file 00691.
00713
Abstract of Virginia Gillum's title to two leagues of the Nicholas de Nava land.
2 copies.
00714
Abstract of Virginia Gillum's title to two leagues of the Nicholas de Nava land. Typed
00715
See file 00714.
00716
Notes on the "present" owners of the Nicholas de Nava land in Liberty County and Jefferson County.
00717
Copy of title of Nicholas de Nava land on Pine Island Bayou in Jasper County
00718
List of lands in Jefferson County covered by the Reyes and de Nava grants.
00719
Deed of some of the Nicholas de Nava land from Nixon to Henry Racquet.
00720
Translation of a title to eleven leagues of land granted to Vicente Ortiz and by Ortiz transferred to Adolphus Sterne and by Sterne to Nixon for $1100.
00721
The Ortiz titles and powers of attorney related to his eleven league grant.
00722
Typewritten legal description of nine leagues of the Ortiz grant.
00723
Disposition of the Edmund Quirk claim granted by Spain on February 19, 1800.
00724
Original draft, Buenaventura Reyes abstract of Mrs. Virginia Gillum's title to over 34,000 acres of the Reyes eleven league grant in Jefferson County Texas and incidentally calling attention to parts of nine other eleven league grants by Henry Gillum.
00725
Shelton's abstract of (San) Augustine probate records.
00726
G. W. Shelton's statement of Mrs. Priscilla Duffield's claims.
00727
Gillum notes on family marriages and deaths.
00728
Memo on the Nixon lands for George Henderson and Judge Clark.
00729
Notes regarding the validity and location of the Elizondo grant.
00730
Memorandum of property sold by or of J. H. Henrie.
00731
Jose Manuel del Moral certifies a copy made from the Nacogdoches archives.
00732
Copy of a title transfer from R. H. Millard to John Haynie.
00733
Two loose scraps of notes on unkown subjects.
00734
Notes from Sabine County, Texas and Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.
00735
Miscellaneous notes on the "Gillum Matter".
00736
Booklet of survey notes by an unknown author.
00737
Survey notes of three parcels of land for John Forbes by William Roark.
00738
Unidentified survey note.
00739
Survey of ten sitios for Nixon by William Roark and William Brookfield.
00740
Translated copy of a letter dated January 21, 1833 from Santiago de Valle to the Political Chief of the Department of Bexar regarding concessions to settlers in the Burnet-Vehlein-Zavala grants. 3 p.
00741
Unidentified notes about Jackson County, Missouri.
00742
Miscellaneous affidavits on unidentified subjects.
00743
Spanish document with official seal.
00744
Recommendations for an unknown lawsuit on William H. Clark's stationery.
00745
Typed list of acts of the Texas Republic pertaining to the title search.
00746
Unidentified list of government dues.
Oversize. GO30/9
00747
Unidentified comments on the opinions of Oklahoma land commissioners.
00748
Unidentified notes on the Nixon estate beginning "Sept 19, 1840".
00749
Unidentified list of issues related to the Nixon estate.
00750
Unidentified "power of attorney construed as deed".
00751
Almost illegible notes entitled "Authorities".
00752
Unidentified notes beginning "Let us Hear…" related to Mexican land law.
Oversize. GO30/9
00753
Miscellaneous notes on the title abstract of some lands with oil, possibly in Virginia.
00754
Notes on sales and grants made to aliens, mentioning that Edmund Quirk's claim was never validated.
00755
Translation of some amendments related to land titles and empresarios.
00756 April 17, 1871
General Land Office Map of San Augustine County. Map Room 85/1
00757 undated
Miscellaneous notes.
00758 March 7, 1927
Broadside "Singalings Great SirCus." GO1

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