University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John Shiller Papers, 1807-1951



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Shiller, John
Title: Shiller, John, Papers
Dates: 1807-1951
Abstract: Composed of almanacs, books, family bibles, a postcard, and photographs, the John Shiller Papers, 1807-1951, chronicle the experiences of Shiller as a member of the Czech community and the Czech Evangelical and Reformed Church in the United States.
Extent: 2 ft., 11 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A clergyman by profession in the Czech Evangelical and Reformed Church, John Shiller was a Czech immigrant living in Sealy, Texas.


Scope and Contents

Composed of almanacs, books, family bibles, a postcard, and photographs, the John Shiller Papers, 1807-1951, chronicle the experiences of Shiller as a member of the Czech community and the Czech Evangelical and Reformed Church in the United States. Almanacs are primarily written in Czech, while family bibles and books on topics such as Texas history, U.S. history, sermons, psalms, and the lives of such clergymen as Reverend John Wesley are written in both English and Czech. In addition, the collection contains a glass negative of William Barret Travis’s 1835 commission pertaining as lieutenant colonel, a postcard of Mt. Vernon, and a photograph of an unidentified home.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Shiller, John -- Archives
Travis, William Barret, 1809-1836
Subjects
Almanacs -- Czech -- History -- 19th century
Clergy -- Texas -- History -- 19th century
Czechs -- Texas -- History -- 19th century
Immigration & society -- Texas -- History -- 19th century
Religious thought -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Places
Mount Vernon (Baltimore, Md.) -- History --20th century
Sealy (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Shiller Papers, 1807-1951, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2J199-2J202 Almanacs, books
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2J204 Photo plates and books
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2J205 Books
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3T34 Glass negatives of W. B. Travis's commission, December 1835
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3T112 Photograph postcard of unidentified home Postcard of Mount Vernon
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4L877 Shiller family Bible
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4L878 Shiller family prayer book