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Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Papers

Photographs

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Adina Emilia De Zavala Papers, 1766 (1831-1955)



Creator Zavala, Adina Emilia De
Title: Adina Emilia De Zavala Papers
Dates: 1766 (1831-1955)
Abstract Papers include a variety of documentation belonging to the founder of the De Zavala Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, historical preservation activities and personal papers of the De Zavala family.
Extent: 33 ft., 6 in.; manuscript, typescript, printed, pictorial, cartographic, photographic.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas Austin

Biographical Note

Adina Emilia De Zavala was instrumental in preserving many of Texas' historical landmarks and documenting her family's experiences in the Republic of Texas.

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Scope and Contents

Papers concern the activities of De Zavala (1861-1955) as a founder of the De Zavala Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (1893) and its efforts to preserve and administer the Alamo; as a founder of the Texas Historical and Landmarks Association (1912) and its preservation activities for historic sites in Texas, particularly San Antonio's Spanish Governors' Palace and the Spanish missions; as a charter member and officer of the Texas Historical Association; as a member of the Texas Historical Board and the Texas Centennial Committee; as collector and writer of Texana; and as a devout Roman Catholic. Collection also contains papers relating to members of the De Zavala family and their property, particularly to Adina's brother Augustine and his military service in the Spanish-American War; a diary of Rev. Edmond John Peter Schmidt; land titles record books for Bexar County, 1875-1882; and correspondence registry for military posts in Texas (1852, 1860-1861). Materials include correspondence, literary productions, speeches, research notes, page proofs, account and record books, financial and legal documents, newspaper clippings, plats and maps, scrapbooks, photographs, and lithographic prints.

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Index Terms

Papers - Persons
Ables, Robert Luther
Asbury, Samuel Erson
Blake, Robert Bruce
De Zavala, Adina Emilia
De Zavala, Augustine, Jr.
De Zavala, Lorenzo, Jr.
De Zavala Family
Driscoll, Clara
Esparza, Enrique
Greer, Mary Autry
Laing, Robert
Looscan, Adele Lubbock Briscoe
Schmidt, Edmond John Peter
Papers - Places
Bexar County, Texas
Crockett, Texas
Nacogdoches, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Shavano, Texas
Papers - Subjects
Alamo
Catholic Church
Daughters and Sons of the Heroes and Pioneers of the Republic of Texas
Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Military posts
Diaries
Missions
Publishers and publishing
Schools
Sons of the Republic of Texas
Spanish Governors' Palace (San Antonio)
Texas. Republic
Texas Revolution
Ursuline Academy (Galveston)
U.S. Department of War
Veterans
War of 1898
World War I - Women
Texas Folklore Society
Photographs - Persons
Aldrich, Armistead Albert
Austin, Stephen Fuller
Bliss, Don Alfonso
Bowie, James
Brewton, Jonathan B.
Briscoe, Andrew
Bryan, Guy Morrison
Cabet, Etienne
Candalaria, Andrea Castanon
Cody, William Frederick (Buffalo Bill)
Coppini, Pompeo Luigi
Crockett, David
Davis, Jefferson
De Zavala, Adina Emilia
De Zavala, Augustine
De Zavala, Emily West
De Zavala, Julia Tyrrell
De Zavala, Manuel Lorenzo Justiniano
De Zavala, Mary Katherine
De Zavala Family
Dickenson, Suzanna Wilkinson
Driscoll, Clara
Dubuis, Claude-Marie
Edwards, Haden
Elgin, John Edward
Elliott, Eleanor Connally
Farley, James A.
Gray, Abby Jane Avery
Henderson, James Pinckney
Hidalgo y Costilla, Miguel
Horton, Alexander
Houston, Sam
Iturbide, Augustin de
Johnson, Francis White
Jones, Mary Smith McCrory
Keralum, Pierre Yves[?]
Ledbetter, Lena Dancy
Lindheimer, Ferdinand Jacob
Lubbock, Frances Richard
MacLeary, Bonnie
Margil de Jesus, Antonio
Maximilian
Mier y Teran, Manuel de
Milam, Benjamin Rush
Owen, Robert
Pollard, Amos
Rainey, Frank[?]
Roberts, Ingham S.
Roberts, Oran Milo
Rusk, Thomas Jefferson
Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez de
Schmidt, Edmond John Peter
Sinks, Julia Lee
Smith, Erastus (Deaf)
Smith, Henry
Solms-Braunfels, Carl, Prince of
Sterne, Adolphus
Taft, William Howard
Troutman, Johanna
Twohig, John
Tyrell Family
Valentino, Rudolph
Willrich, Olivia
Wolters, Jacob.
Photographs - Places
Austin
Big Lake
Boerne
Fort Anahuac
Fort Teran
Fredericksburg
Graytown
Houston
Independence
LaGrange
Nacogdoches
San Antonio
San Augustine
Washington
Texas
Los Angeles, California
Miami, Florida
Chicago, Illinois
New Albany
Vincennes, Indiana
Natchitoches
New Orleans, Louisiana
Havana, Cuba
Matamoros
Mexico City
Zacatecas, Mexico
Mexico.
Photographs - Subjects
Alamo
Alamo, Siege of the
Baylor Female College (Independence)
Cartes de visite
Cemeteries
Children and youth
Churches
Clergy
Contraband Trace (Nacogdoches County)
Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Furniture
Government buildings
Historical markers
Historic buildings and sites
Menger Hotel (San Antonio)
Missions
Monuments and memorials
Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria Mission
Nuestra Señora de la Purisima Concepcion de Acuña Mission
Nuestra Señora del Espiritu Santo de Zuñiga Mission
Nuestra Señora de Loreta, Presidio de
Parks
Perote Prison (Mexico)
Rivers and Streams
San Antonio River
San Fernando Cathedral (San Antonio)
San Francisco de la Espada Mission
San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Park
San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo Mission
San Juan Capistrano Mission
San Marcos River
San Saba de la Santa Cruz Mission
San Saba River
Santa Rita Oil Well
Schools
Sculpture and sculptors
Spanish Governor's Palace (San Antonio)
Street scenes
Teachers and teaching
Texas. Capitols
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Twenty-sixth Congress
Trinity River
U. S. Army. Infantry. First Texas Volunteers
War of 1898.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Adina Emilia De Zavala Papers, 1766 (1831-1955), Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description Of Papers

 

Papers

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2M127 Correspondence, 1868-1909
Letters of Lorenzo De Zavala, Jr., 1869-1900
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2M128 Correspondence, 1900-1909
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2M129 Correspondence, 1900-1909
Papers concerning descendents of Gregorio Esparza
"The Work of Adina De Zavala," a thesis by Robert L. Ables, 1955
Box
2M130 Correspondence, 1900-1909
Box
2M131 Correspondence, 1910-1919
Box
2M132 Correspondence, 1920-1939
Box
2M133 Correspondence, 1940-1949
Bulletins
Letter fragments
Letters from J. J. Callan concerning San Saba mission, 1901
J. B. Howe letter, 1917
Box
2M134 Letters and papers, 1900-1940
Box
2M135 Letters and papers, 1900-1940
Box
2M136 Letters and papers, 1900-1949
Box
2M137 Letters and papers, 1900-1952
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2M138 Research materials, 1831-1880
Letters, 1878-1903
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2M139 Letters, 1904-1909
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2M140 Letters 1910-1921
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2M141 Letters, 1922-1927
Box
2M142 Letters, 1928-1929
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2M143 Letters, 1930
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2M144 Letters, 1931-1932
Box
2M145 Letters, 1932-1934
Box
2M146 Letters, 1934-1935
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2M147 Letters, 1935-1936
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2M148 Letters, 1936
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2M149 Letters, 1936-1938
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2M150 Letters, 1938-1940
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2M151 Letters, 1940-1941
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2M152 Letters, 1941-1943
Box
2M153 Letters, 1943-1945
Box
2M154 Letters, 1945-1947
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2M155 Letters, 1947-1948
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2M156 Letters, 1948-1949
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2M157 Letters, 1949-1950
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2M158 Letters, 1951-1953
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2M159 Letters, 1953-1954, and undated
Box
2M160 Letters, undated
Correspondence re: Julia D. Welder - Clop A. Miles dispute, 1936-1948
Letters of Peggy Brown, 1892-1897
Papers of Augustine De Zavala, Jr., 1867-1952
Papers of Thomas J. De Zavala, 1921-1937
Box
2M161 Notebooks from Ursuline Academy, 1875-1887, and undated
Teaching roster, undated
Legal and family papers, 1885-1944
Miscellany
Records:
Texas Historical and Landmarks Association, 1917-1935
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2M162 Texas Historical and Landmarks Association, 1930-1951 and undated
Box
2M163 Texas Historical and Landmarks Association, undated
Daughters and Sons of the Heroes and Pioneers of the Republic of Texas and Sons of the Republic of Texas, undated
Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1891-1912
Box
2M164 Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1891-1937, and undated
Box
2M165 Literary productions and speeches, 1900-1936
Diary of voyage to Mediterranean, 1923
Texas Centennial, 1936
Box
2M166 Literary productions and speeches, undated
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2M167 Literary productions and speeches, undated
Typescript of Mary Autry Greer's History of Texas, 1893
Box
2M168 Literary productions and speeches, undated
Diary of journey to Texas, by Robert Laing, (typescript) 1839-1841
Box
2M169 Poems, undated
Notes, undated
Box
2M170 Notes, undated
Page proofs, undated
Box
2M171 Notes, undated
Record books, 1905, 1919-1920
Box
2M172 Notes, undated
Memorandum books, 1888-1948
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2M173 Notes, undated
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2M174 Notes, undated
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2M175 Notes, undated
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2M176 Notes, undated
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2M177 Notes, undated
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2M178 Notes, undated
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2M179 Notes, undated
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2M180 Notes, undated
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2M181 Notes, undated
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2M182 Bank books, check stubs, and cancelled checks, 1897-1949
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2M183 Bank books, check stubs, and cancelled checks, 1897-1949
Box
2M184 Correspondence, 1934-1939
Treasurer's papers of Texas Historical and Landmarks Association, 1928-1938, 1943
Newsclippings
Box
2M185 Texas Historical and Landmarks Association, minutes and clippings, 1904-1949
Miscellaneous correspondence and notes
Scrapbook
Box
2M186 Miscellaneous correspondence and notes, 1879-1953
Box
2M187 Scrapbook and scrapbook materials - see Separation Sheet
High school journal, Terrell, Texas, 1885
Record books
Printed signatures
Box
2M188 Clippings, 1861-1937
Notebooks, 1887, undated
Autograph book, 1893-1897
Minutes, roll, and record book of the De Zavala Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1893-1903
Box
2M216 Diary, [originals] Nov. 1892-June 1893
-- RESTRICTED - scs 9/16/97
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2M189 Diary, [photocopies] Nov., 1892 - June, 1893
Historical notes, letters, clippings, re: Alamo and Governors' Palace; Rev. Edmond John Peter Schmidt Papers, 1900-19161892-1901
Box
2M190 A History of the Alamo and other missions, manuscript draft, undated
Historical notes and clippings, 1890-1926
Minutes of De Zavala chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1905-1906
Sketch of David G. Burnet by J. M. Muth, undated
Box
2M191 Historical notes, letters, clippings, 1885-1924
Box
2N129 Masonic certificate, 1849
Letters to Adina De Zavala, 1907-1950
Records concerning Texas Historical and Landmarks Association, 1950
Texas Centennial
Notes and clippings, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Records
Box
2N130 Literary productions by Samuel Asbury, undated
Literary productions by Robert B. Blake about Nacogdoches and Jasper, Texas, and Antonio Gil Y'Barbo, 1935
Research notes and literary productions by De Zavala, undated
Literary productions, miscellaneous
Printed material re: Daughters of the Republic of Texas 1911-1937
Printed material, miscellaneous, 1887, 1936
Typescripts re: Women's work in World War I
"Copy of manuscript of gift of an urn found at Aranama mission---left by Mr. Clairborne, 1893"
Box
2N131 Account book/diary, 1915-1929
Membership record books for Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and for Texas Historical and Landmarks Association, 1893-1909, 1950,1917-1949
Financial records, 1903-1931
Memorandum book, undated
Photostat of enlistment roll, Nacogdoches, January 14, 1836
Record book, notes of land deeds, 1878-1881
Miscellany
Box
2N132 Literary productions, 1896-1936 and undated
Business and legal papers, 1881-1936
Newsclippings, 1905-1943
Box
2N133 Literary productions, 1947-1950 and undated
Receipts, 1909-1950
Box
2N134 Papers concerning the De Zavala property, 1891-1945
Correspondence, 1891-1936
Box
2N135 Business record book kept by Florence De Zavala, 1883-1884
Literary productions, undated
Box
2N136 Letters, 1892-1948
Miscellaneous
Box
2N137 Historical notes and literary productions
Roll of veterans of Texas Revolution, 1885-1888
Letters, including letters from John Henry Brown, 1885-1936,1889
Blank forms, 1890s and undated
Box
2N138 Historical notes and literary productions
Letters
Scrapbook and scrapbook materials, 1874, 1900-1912
De Zavala property letters, 1934 and undated
Box
2N139 Historical notes and literary productions
Letters, 1912-1946
Box
2N140 Ledger, Diary, [LITTLE GIRL'S DIARY]? 1857-1888/1889-1892
Land register copy book, 1880-1882
Payment and death registry, 1888-1892
"Class book, 7th year grade, Mrs. R.F. Fluorney, teacher, High School, San Antonio, Texas," undated
Account book, / Notes, 1881-1882undated
Box
2N141 Land registry copy books (3), 1880-1883
Checks and receipts
Notes and literary productions, undated
Box
2N142 Rev. Edmond J. P. Schmidt Papers
Box
2N143 Abstracts of titles to land; Historical notes; Literary production
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4N8p Land title transfer record book, Bexar County, 1875-1880
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4L360 U.S. Department of War, Department of Texas, San Antonio, Register of letters received, 1860-1861
Memoranda of letters received from post on Llano and from Fort Terrell, 1852
Box
4L361 Scrapbook and newsclippings, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Principal's register of students, School V, 1900-1908/1887-1888

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Photographs

Photograph Scope and Contents
Images relate to De Zavala's work as a founder and member of the De Zavala Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and of the Texas Historical and Landmarks Association. Included are many historical sites, such as the Alamo, the Spanish Governors' Palace, and various Texas missions. Also contains portraits of many famous Texans and photographs of their graves, portraits of De Zavala family members, and images of De Zavala's travels in Texas and Mexico.
Arrangement is by type of material and by persons and places:
45 mounted and unmounted albumen prints
53 cartes de visite
58 cabinet cards
7 tintypes
9 cyanotypes
1750 collodion and gelatin silver prints (apx.)
109 glass negatives [RESTRICTED]
630 film negatives (apx.). [RESTRICTED]
365 postcards
200 photomechanical reproductions (apx.)
43 drawings
5 photograph albums
Box
3Y25 De Zavala Family:
Adina De Zavala: Portraits, with family and friends, at historic sites, school classes
Other family members
Box
3Y26 De Zavala Family:
Other family members
Family homes
Cemeteries and graves
De Zavala V. Johnson property case
Other persons:
Adams, Charles Proctor - Engle, George M.
Box
3Y28 Other persons:
Esparza, Enrique - Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez de
Box
3Y29 Other persons:
Santa Claus - Woollett, Florence V.
Groups
Unidentified persons
Box
3Y30 Places - Texas:
Anahuac - Sabine River
Box
3Y50 Places - Texas:
San Antonio
Box
3Y51 Places - Texas:
San Antonio - Washington-on-the-Brazos
Box
3Y52 Places:
Other United States
Mexico
Cuba
Europe
Box
3Y53 Unidentified places
Miscellaneous images:
Flags, furniture, bells, animals, other
Movie stills - "Heroes of the Alamo"
Drawinqs by Rev. Edmond John Peter Schmidt and others
Photomechanical reproductions
Box
3Y54 Photograph album:
Scenes of New Albany and Vincennes, Indiana
San Antonio buildings and missions
White Gables Sanitarium, Boerne, Texas
Box
3Y55 Photograph album, ca. 1898:
Photomechanical reproductions of prominent Mexicans in history and of Mexican city scenes
Photographs of scenes in Mexico
Box
3Y56 Photograph album:
De Zavala Family members and friends
Box
3Y57 Negatives (film): RESTRICTED
Persons, places, miscellaneous subjects and unidentified
Box
3Y58 Negatives (glass): RESTRICTED
Persons, places, miscellaneous subjects and unidentified
Box
3Y59 Negatives (film, 8 X 10): RESTRICTED
Adina De Zavala at historic site
De Zavala Family homes
Groups
San Antonio River scenes
Box
3Y60 Negatives (glass, 8 X 10): RESTRICTED
De Zavala Family members
San Antonio scenes
Box
3Y61 Negatives (glass, 8 X 10) RESTRICTED
Other places and unidentified
Box
3S119c Postcards:
Texas, Louisiana, California, Florida, other United States,
Mexico
Europe
Miscellaneous
Box
3S121a Oversize postcards:
Texas
Tournament of Roses Parade, 1939
Box
3S163 Oversize photographs:
Drawing of a mission by Rolla S. Taylor, 1918
Box
3S200 Oversize photographs:
De Zavala Family members
Lithographic prints
Drawing by N. M. Wilcox of house where Texas Declaration of Independence was signed
Box
3S216 Oversize photographs:
Photograph albums of De Zavala Family members and friends, and unidentified persons

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Box
3Y54 Pictorial Index
PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM
Box
3Y56 PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM
Box
3S216 PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM, De Zavala family
PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM, De Zavala Family

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