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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Giesecke Family Papers, 1887-1913



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Giesecke Family
Title: Giesecke Family Papers
Dates: 1887-1913, 1974
Abstract: Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Giesecke resided in Brenham, Texas during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Giesecke Family papers are comprised of family letters written between 1900 and 1913. Most of the letters are written in German; a bulk of which have been translated into English.
Accession No.: 2008-201
Extent: 1 feet, 3 inches
Language: Materials are written in English and German
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Giesecke resided in Brenham, Texas during the late 1800s and early 1900s. They had five children: Kurt, Erna, Leo, Bruno, and Manfred. Kurt and his wife, Ella, and their daughter, Lynette, lived in Mexico between 1904 and 1911. Leo Giesecke also briefly resided in Mexico and served in the military during this same period. Erna was a teacher and lived in and around Hunstville, Texas. Bruno and Manfred lived in and around Houston, Texas.

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Scope and Contents

The Giesecke Family papers are comprised of family letters written between 1900 and 1913. Most of the letters are written in German; a bulk of which have been translated into English. A majority of the correspondence is between Mrs. H.L. Giesecke (Mama or Anna[?]) and her children. There is a substantial amount of letters to Erna Giesecke from various family and friends. Letters detail daily life in Mexico, as well as family and business affairs. There is brief mention of the Mexican Revolution in some of the letters. Also contained are photographs taken in Mexico.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Giesecke Family--Archives.
Subjects
German Americans--Texas.
Places
Brenham (Tex.)
Washington County (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Giesecke Family Papers, 1887-1913, 1974, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/J71i Letters in English or German with English Translations:
To Erna Giesecke
from Kurt, Ella, and Lynette Giesecke, 1904-1911
from Leo Giesecke, 1906-1927
from Mama, Bruno or Manfred Giesecke, 1906-1908
from friends, 1909-1910
from various correspondents, 1905-1916
To Mrs. H.L. Giesecke (Mama)
from Kurt and Ella Giesecke, 1904-1907, 1930
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2.325/J71k from Bruno, Erna, Leo or Manfred Giesecke, 1899, 1906-1910
To Manfred, Bruno, Leo or Kurt Giesecke, 1890, 1904-1911
To H.L. Giesecke (Papa), 1905-1910
Assorted Family Letter, 1887-1974
Letters in German – Not translated:
Between Mrs. H.L. Giesecke (Mama) and Erna Giesecke, 1901-1909
To Mrs. H.L. Giesecke (Mama) from Manfred or Bruno Giesecke and Assorted, 1901-1910
Postcards, 1907-1910
Bank Books, 1905, 1913
Photographs of Mexico[?], circa 1900-1910

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