A Guide to the Millett (Texas) Collection, 1915-1930, 1946-1993
Composed of correspondence, genealogical notes, newspaper clippings, printed material, election returns, ledgers, legal records, maps, photographs, and miscellaneous items, the Millett (Texas) Collection, 1915-1930, 1946-1993, documents the history of Millett and La Salle County as well as their citizens in the early 20th century. Correspondence includes letters from members of a committee planning the first reunion of the Millett community in 1977, while genealogical notes concern family histories and biographies of members of the community, especially the original settlers. Newspaper clippings pertain to Texas politics and history, containing articles on notable individuals and various towns in La Salle County, among other topics. Printed material consists of circulars for the first reunion of the Millett community and discussing the history; maps illustrate parts of La Salle County as well as early surveys of property; election returns pertain to the elections of 1890; ledgers relate to the business affairs of the community; and legal records include deeds and Confederate pension documents. Additionally, photographs depict families, early settlers, and the town of Millett itself, and miscellaneous items relate to archaeological excavations, court-house meetings, and the life of Thomas Millett.
This collection is open for research use.
Millett (Texas) Collection, 1915-1930, 1946-1993, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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