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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 Johann Jacob Groos Letter Book



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Groos, Johann Jacob
Title: Groos, Johann Jacob letter book
Dates: 1866-1871
Abstract: The Johann Jacob Groos letter book consists of photostat copies of handwritten letters, which predominately concern his work for the Aetna and Phoenix insurance companies.
Accession No.: 2016-166
OCLC No.: 953271448
Extent: 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English and German.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Johann Jacob Groos was born in Offenbach, Germany in 1822. Groos studied civil engineering and worked as a surveyor in Germany before immigrating to the United States in 1845. He settled in New Braunfels, where he worked as a surveyor from 1849 to 1860. Groos then served as county clerk of Comal County from 1862 to 1865, and was mayor of New Braunfels from 1872 to 1873. In 1866 Groos became an agent for the Aetna and Phoenix insurance companies. Groos also served as commissioner of the General Land Office from 1874 until his death in 1878.

Handbook of Texas Online, Miriam York, "Groos, Johann Jacob," accessed June 07, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fgr77.

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Scope and Contents

The Johann Jacob Groos letter book consists of photostat copies of handwritten letters, which predominately concern his work for the Aetna and Phoenix insurance companies.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Groos, Johann Jacob
Subjects
German Americans -- Texas -- History
Germans -- Texas -- History -- 19th century
Insurance companies -- History -- 19th century
Places
Comal County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century
New Braunfels (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Johann Jacob Groos letter book, 1866-1871, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Esther Kirchner June 2016.

Alternate Format Available

Letter book is also available as microfilm reel number 804.21 at the Briscoe Center for American History.

Original letterbook is held by the Texas State Archives.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
4A227c Letter book, 1866-1871

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