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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence

Family Papers

Oral History Interview

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Aline B. Carter Family Papers, 1823-2003 (bulk 1840-1955)



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Carter, Aline B.
Title: Aline B. Carter Family Papers
Dates: 1823-2003
Bulk Dates: (1840-1955)
Creator Abstract: Aline B. Carter is most widely known for her work as a poet, but she was also interested in music, art, philosophy and astronomy. Aline served as Poet Laureate of Texas from 1947-1949 and as vice-president of the Poetry Society of Texas. Aline was widely admired for her charity. She visited jails to comfort and encourage prisoners to practice religion in daily life.
Content Abstract: Correspondence, notebooks, diaries, newsclippings, photographs and a historical fiction manuscript documents the life of Aline B. Carter and five generations of her family. Included are a collection consisting of a series of letters documenting life in San Antonio as it was experienced and described by the Carter family from 1823-1970.
Identification: MS 94
Extent: 39 linear feet (42 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Sketch

1st Generation (Alines's Great Grandparents): Elizabeth Mary Menefee and Wilson I. Riddle ([1811]-1847) married in 1841 in Tennessee. The couple moved to San Antonio where Wilson was a merchant and owned three lots of land in San Antonio's first settlement known as La Villita. In 1842 Wilson was captured by the Mexicans and imprisoned in Perote following the invasion of Rafael Vásquez. His wife Elizabeth escaped and fled to Gonzales with their baby, Sarah. Wilson was released from prison in 1843, but died a few years later in 1847. A widow with two children at age 27, Elizabeth later married Harvey Canterbury with whom she had four additional children.

2nd Generation (Aline's Grandparents): James Wilson Riddle, son of Elizabeth and Wilson I. Riddle, served in the Civil War and later became a wholesale and retail dealer in partnership with Robert Eager, in general merchandise, importing Mexican products and paying cash for pelts and wool.

Sarah Elizabeth Riddle (1842-1947), sister of James Wilson Riddle, was the first Anglo-American girl born in San Antonio. She married Robert Eager of Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1867 at the age of 25. Together they had three daughters: Florence, Blanche and Fannie. Sarah never remarried after Robert's death in 1893. She was a member of the Daughters of the Revolution and was employed by the state of Texas as the manager of the Alamo in the early 1900s. Sarah lived at 434 South Alamo Street until her death in 1947 at the age of 105.

3rd Generation (Aline's Mother and Aunts): Florence C. Eagar Roberts (1867-1969), daughter of Sarah Riddle Eagar, was one of the most popular society women in San Antonio of her time. At the age of 40, she married Major Harris Lee Roberts and moved to Manila, Philippines where Major Roberts was stationed in the Army. By 1913 they had returned to the United States and settled in Galveston. Florence was no stranger to traveling abroad. Prior to her marriage, she had taken several trips to California and New York, and had cruised on the Adriatic in 1895 and traveled to Canada in 1901. She was a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and of the opposing faction, the DeZavala Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. An artist who had studied in New York, Florence illustrated her good friend Clara Driscoll's book titled In the Shadow of the Alamo. Florence was also appointed custodian of the historical exhibit in the Texas State Building at the World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1907.

Blanche Eagar Badger (1867-19??), twin sister of Florence, married Frank J. Badger. They had two children: Charlotte Blanche (1893-1906) who died of illness in her youth, and Aline [1892]-1972.

Fannie Henrietta Eagar McCullough (1869-19??), sister of Florence and Blanche, married Edward J. McCullough in 1890. Edward was part owner of Mensing & McCullough Wholesale Druggists in Galveston, TX. The couple had three children.

4th Generation (Aline Badger Carter): Aline B. Carter ([1892]-1972) is most widely known for her work as a poet, but she was also interested in music, art, philosophy and astronomy. Her aim in life was to work through the arts for world peace. Aline was privately tutored and then attended Wellsley in 1913. She also studied harp at the Boston Conservatory. In 1915 she married Henry Champe Carter (1861-1948), a well-known Texas attorney, Judge and former president of the State Bar Association of Texas. They raised three sons: Henry Champe, Frank and David.

Aline served as Poet Laureate of Texas from 1947-1949 and as vice-president of the Poetry Society of Texas. She was a charter member of Avalon and encouraged aspiring poets through the annual Aline B. Carter Peace Prize. She also frequently awarded prizes for poems by high school students and adults. Aline published and illustrated her first book of poetry, Halo of Love, donating all proceeds to charity. In 1968 she published a second book, Doubt Not the Dream. Her books were on exhibit at the Woman's Pavilion during HemisFair in 1968. Her work also appeared in numerous publications and anthologies. One of Aline's final works is a 1,000 page historical fiction manuscript entitled Light Beyond the Hills, based on the life of her grandmother Sarah Riddle Eagar, in Old San Antonio. The manuscript was never published, but is in this collection.

Known as the "White Angel" in her flowing white organdy dresses, Aline was widely admired for her charity. She visited jails to comfort and encourage prisoners to practice religion in daily life. The collection contains several letters from prisoners who wrote Aline asking for her influence upon the court and seeking inspiration to better their lives. She was also legendary for throwing an annual Christmas party for the children of a San Antonio orphanage. Deeply centered in her faith, Aline maintained a chapel in her home at 119 Taylor Street and at the family vacation beach property in Port Aransas. Both residences are still maintained by her sons.

5th Generation (Aline's Sons): Aline and her husband Henry Champe Carter raised three sons.

Henry Champe Carter, Jr. (1917-1960) had earned a pilot's license, but took up a life of crime and was killed at age 43.

Frank J. Carter (1919-) attended the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, in 1938 and entered the Navy in 1942. Frank wrote his mother about his training as a Range Finder, and his service experience during WWII.

David Paul Carter (1921-) also served in WWII. He was in the Army and stationed in New York City as a commanding officer at the 38th Station Hospital. Following his discharge in November 1945, David traveled to Alaska, which is documented in his letters home. He later attended the University of Houston and South Texas, and became a well-respected lawyer in San Antonio.

Sources:

San Antonio Light, May 5, 1947.

San Antonio Express News, Oct. 10, 1948.

South Texas: the newsletter, Summer, 1998. Vol. IV No. 3.

Handbook of Texas Online, "La Villita Earthworks", accessed June 14, 2001.

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Scope and Content Note

The Aline B. Carter Family Papers vividly document this prominent poet and five generations of her family in the form of correspondence, notebooks, diaries, business and personal receipts, newsclippings, a few photographs and a historical fiction manuscript. The bulk of the collection consists of a series of letters that document life in San Antonio as it was experienced and described by five generations of Carter family members and friends. The earliest letters are from Aline's great grandmother and continue through to her sons' generation. The collection is divided into three series: Correspondence and Family Papers and Light Beyond the Hills.

Correspondence represents the bulk of the collection, and consists of personal letters written among family members and their friends over the course of more than a century. The correspondence is arranged by generation beginning with Aline Carter's great grandmother, Elizabeth Mary Menefee, and concluding with Aline's sons. Under each generation the letters are arranged according to who wrote them (beginning with the oldest generation and proceeding to the youngest). The majority of the letters date from 1885-1950 and because the letters were so frequently written from one generation to the next, they provide insight into daily life of an early San Antonio family, especially during the late 19th to mid 20th centuries. Correspondents describe social expectations, health, travel, local news and town gossip, family updates, and land prospects and disputes. In addition to understanding family roles and social customs, one is also able to gain a strong sense of the expectations and roles of women of their class as they describe their daily routines and concerns. Most of the correspondents were originally from San Antonio and wrote while away for extended periods in places such as New York or California, or after moving to towns in Texas such as Galveston.

The second series, Family Papers, contains a few legal and financial papers, however, the bulk of the series consists of personal items offering insight into the family's accomplishments, values, and traditions. Included are school notebooks and composition books containing essays and quotes, diaries, photographs, newsclippings, publications, recipes and an unpublished manuscript by Aline B. Carter. Two diaries exist in the collection. Florence Eagar Roberts (Aline's aunt) wrote her diary from 1879-1881 when she was 12-14 years old. Young Flo writes about the highlights of her day often including school, music lessons and time spent with her sisters. Also included is Aline's diary written in 1913 when she was 21 years old. That year Aline was seriously ill and residing in New York. Aline's deep faith and her close relationship with her family are evident in her entries. While the entries in either of the two diaries are not daily, they are frequent. In addition to the diaries of Florence and Aline, there is a travel diary from 1836; the author is unknown. Family Papers also includes a few photographs of Sarah Riddle Eagar and Aline in addition to some unidentified photographs. Newsclippings and publications highlight the accomplishments of Aline Carter and contain information on Sarah Riddle and her daughters. A post card collection of early San Antonio sites gathered by Sarah Riddle is located in this series. Also of note are several sex education pamphlets from the early 1900s. Within this series is an extensive collection of documents from the Riddle and Eagar wool and hide business which was conducted during the late 1800s. This part of the collection contains business correspondence, government contract documents, receipts, and bills of lading. The series also contains bills and receipts from San Antonio merchants from 1850s through the early 1900s. These provide an interesting glimpse into the service sector of the city in the 19th and earlier 20th century. ""

The third series,Light Beyond the Hills, is composed of a 1,000 page historical fiction manuscript based on the life of Aline Carter's grandmother Sarah Riddle Eagar who lived in Old San Antonio. The series contains progressive versions of this fictional work, including notebooks with early handwritten pages, typewritten pages with margin notations, and a finished copy which was submitted for publication. Aline's unpublished novel gives the reader a glimpse into the lives of early settlers in San Antonio and illustrates the struggles that were a part of daily life for her grandparents as they worked to establish a place for themselves. For Aline, Sarah Riddle Eagar represented a woman of heroic stature who moved beyond the heartbreak of losing a cherished husband as she built a life for herself and her daughters.

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Arrangement

The papers are arranged as follows:
Correspondence
Family Papers
Light Beyond the Hills

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Portions of this collection are currently closed to patron use pending preservation work.

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the collection must be obtained from University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Donor reserves all rights to reproduction for profit and/or publication of Aline B. Carter's book "Light Beyond the Hills."

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Index Terms

Persons
Badger, Blanche Eagar, 1867-1969.
Carter, Aline, B.
Carter, David Paul, 1921-.
Carter, Frank, 1919-.
Carter, Henry Champe, 1861-1948.
Driscoll, Clara, 1881-1945.
Eagar Family.
Eagar, Robert.
Eagar, Sarah Riddle, 1842-1947.
McCullough, Fannie Eagar, 1869-.
Riddle, Janes Wilson.
Roberts, Florence Eagar, 1867-1969.
Roberts, Harris Lee, - 1918.
Organizations
Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Topics
Frontier and pioneer life--Texas.
Prisoners--Texas.
Sex instruction--United States--History.
Soldiers--Texas.
Women pioneers--Texas.
Women poets, American--Texas.
World War, 1939-1945.
Genres/types
Clippings.
Correspondence.
Diaries.
Manuscripts for publication.
Photographs.
Receipts and bills.
Local Subjects
Family Collections
San Antonio History
Women
Writers

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Related Material

Collections related to the Aline B. Carter Family Papers are available at the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library in San Antonio.

The Eagar Family Papers, 1866-1966, include correspondence, printed material, financial documents, and legal documents for several members of the Eagar family, particularly Robert Eagar, Sarah Eagar, Florence Eagar Roberts, and Harris L. Roberts. Personal material is primarily correspondence, printed material, and financial documents. Also included is material associated with a number of organizations, in particular the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT). DRT material includes items related to the custody of the Alamo and its operation as a historic site. Some items relate to Harris L. Roberts and his military careet, including letters, orders, and military manuals.

A guide to the Eagar Family Papers can be found at the following URL: http://www.drtl.org/MSInventories/Eagar.htm

The Florence Eagar Roberts Papers, 1905-1944, include correspondence and printed material, including personal letters, letters concerning the activities of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the custody of the Alamo, and clippings concerning the Clara Driscoll opera Mexicana. Several letters from Clara Driscoll are included. Some items are associated with Mrs. Roberts' mother, Sarah Eagar.

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Separated Material

A list of publications that were separated from the collection and placed in rare books is located in the accession file.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Aline B. Carter Family Papers, 1823-2003, MS 94, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

The papers were donated by David Carter in March 2000 (Acc. 2000-011) and 2008 (2008-041, 2008-061, 2008-063, and 2008-080).

Processing Information

Processed by Toni Jeske, Assistant Archivist, November 2001. Additional inventories processed by Melissa Gohlke, Graduate Assistant, May 2010.

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Detailed Description of Collection

 

Correspondence

The majority of the letters date from 1885-1950 and because the letters were so frequently written from one generation to the next, they provide insight into daily life of an early San Antonio family, especially during the late 19th to mid 20th centuries. Correspondents describe social expectations, health, travel, local news and town gossip, family updates, and land prospects and disputes. In addition to understanding family roles and social customs, one is also able to gain a strong sense of the expectations and roles of women of their class as they describe their daily routines and concerns. Most of the correspondents were originally from San Antonio and wrote while away for extended periods in places such as New York or California, or after moving to towns in Texas such as Galveston.
The correspondence is arranged by generation beginning with Aline Carter's great grandmother, Elizabeth Mary Menefee, and concluding with Aline's sons. Under each generation the letters are arranged according to who wrote them (beginning with the oldest generation and proceeding to the youngest).
Box
1 Elizabeth Mary Menefee (Canterbury)
Parent, 1845
Siblings,
1849-1875
Box
22 George Menefree, 1844-1862
Julia Menefree, 1846-1854
John Wilson Riddle, 1849
Edward Menefree, 1849-1950
Anna Riddle, 1841-1858
Husband (1st) Wilson Riddle, 1841
Box
1 Husband (2nd) Harvey Canterbury, 1857
Children
Box
1 Daughter Mildred Lee Canterbury, 1823
Daughter Sarah Elizabeth Riddle, 1858 and undated
Box
22 Daughter Sarah Elizabeth Riddle, 1849-1857
Box
1 Son James Wilson Riddle, 1864-1890
Box
22 Son John Warner Canterbury, 1859-1899
Box
1 Son Harvey Canterbury, 1888
Son Warner Canterbury, 1899
Box
22 Uncle Ben, 1848
Nieces and Nephews 1849-1859
Cousins 1850-1851
Box
1 Grandchildren, 1894-1899
Others
Box
22 Anne Bradley regarding Wilson's release from Perote, 1843
Yates family, 1845-1859
1846-1897
Box
1 1852-1886 and undated
Box
22 Walter Bennett, 1857-1858
Box
1 Organizations, 1891-1899
Wilson I. Riddle(1st Husband of Elizabeth Mary Menefree)
Box
22 Others 1840-1847
Harvey Canterbury(2nd Husband of Elizabeth May Menefree)
Others 1856-1866
Box
1 Sarah Elizabeth Riddle (Daughter of Elizabeth Mary Menefee)
Few letters written by Sarah Riddle exist in the collection, but there are several letters to Sarah from her daughters Fannie, Blanche and Florence from 1879-1917. Fannie often wrote of her children's activities and occasionally mentioned situations with her servants. Blanche wrote about her husband and children, especially her fears during her daughter Aline's serious illness in 1913. Florence often wrote of her travels, her time in New York, and visits with friend Clara Driscoll. In her earlier letters, Florence contemplated settling down, but she married relatively late. Once married, she wrote of the conditions in Manila where her husband was stationed in the military, and her social responsibilities as a military wife. Also included is correspondence from organizations with which Sarah Riddle and her daughters were involved, including the DeZavala Chapter and General Society of Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Battle of Flowers Association, and the Alamo City Woman's Democratic Club.
Box
22 Father Harvey Canterbury, 1858
Box
1 Aunt, 1878, 1880
Box
22 Brother Harvey Canterbury, 1858
Box
1 Brother James Wilson Riddle
1880-1888
1889-1891
Sister Mildred Lee Canterbury, 1901-1910, 1933
In-Law E.L. Watkins, 1881-1893
Box
2 Daughter Florence C. Eagar (Roberts)
1879, 1893-1894
1894-1900
1901
1901-1902
Box
22 1903
Box
2 1905-1917
Daughter Blanche Eagar "Dear" (Badger)
1894-1898
Box
3 1901
1902-1914
Daughter Fannie Henrietta Eagar (McCullough)
1893-1894
1898-May 1901
1901
1901
Box
4 1902
1902-1903
1905-1910
Son-In-Law Edward McCullough, 1898, 1906
Niece Carrie Watkins
1901
1903-1935
Nieces and Nephews, 1884-1916, 1946
Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren
Aline Badger Carter, 1912-1914 and undated
Elizabeth Roberts, 1910
Eagar McCullough, 1908-1910
Champe Carter, 1938
From Others
General,
1843-1899
Box
5 1901-1902
1903-1909
1910
1912-1968 and undated
Concerning the Alamo, 1907-1910
Invitations, 1848-1946 and undated
Legal and Financial matters
1870-1895
Box
6 1900-1916
Organizations, 1883-1936
James Wilson Riddle (Brother of Sarah Riddle)
Two Civil War era letters from John Wilson Riddle (Aline's great uncle) exist in the collection. John Wilson Riddle also often wrote his sister Sarah about his mercantile and import business from Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras, Mexico, during the 1880s. In these letters he discusses finances, sends money to his sister to pay bills, requests items to be sent him, and talks of selling property in San Antonio on Main Street and Houston Street.
Court Case, 1842
Brother John Warner Canterbury, 1884
Others, 1861, 1888
Will and Testament, 1893
John Warner Canterbury (Brother of Sarah Riddle)
Willie Male, 1866
Mildred Lee Canterbury (Sister of Sarah Riddle)
Fanny Hale, 1866-1867 and undated
Box
22 Others, 1870-1876
Box
6 Robert Eagar (Husband of Sarah Riddle)
Brother Gerry, 1879
Others, 1875-1883
Florence C. Eagar (Daughter of Sarah Riddle)
Mother Sarah Riddle Eagar, 1889
Fannie Eagar, 1894-1906 and undated
Box
22 Fannie Eagar, 1889
Box
6 Husband Major Roberts,
1910
Box
22 Husband Harris Roberts, 1901-1914
Daughter Aline B. Carter, 1941-1942, 1959
In-Laws
Box
6 1905, 1924 and undated
Box
22 Sister-in-law, Helen Roberts, 1921-1928
Brother-in-law Benjamin Roberts, 1919-1920
Brother-in-law Benjamin Roberts, 1930-1934
Box
6 Aunts and Uncles, 1894-1906
Cousins,
Box
22 Ella Sanborn, 1880
Box
6 Cousins, 1902-1903 and undated
Nieces and Nephews,
Box
6 1931, 1960
Box
22 1945-1959 and undated
Box
6 Others
1889-1905
1906-1947 and undated
Box
22 1856-1905 and undated
1877-1918
Box
6 1889-1905
1906-1947 and undated
Box
22 Oil companies, 1902-1927
Robert Cushman and Company, 1916-1924
1921-1932
General Accounting office, 1927-1932
1959-1969
Box
7 Clara Driscoll, 1904-1944 and undated
From Woods National Bank, 1906
Organizations, 1905-1941
Harris Lee Roberts (Husband of Florence Eagar)
First wife Jennie,
1899-1900
Box
22 1899-1902
Brothers Ben and Evelyn, 1899-1918
Others, 1887-1917
Box
22 E.S. Roberts(Mother of Harris L. Roberts)
Son Harris, 1884-1885
Son Evelyn, 1888-1891
Box
22 Son Ben and his wife Julia, 1888-1891
Robert P.E. Roberts (Son of Florence and Harris Roberts)
Others, 1959-1974
Box
7 Blanche Eagar Badger (Daughter of Sarah Riddle)
Sister Fannie Eagar, 1894, 1901, 1907
Sister Florence Eagar, 1901
Husband Frank, 1943 and undated
To Husband Frank, 1901
Cousin Carrie Watkins, 1899, 1901
Grandson David Carter, 1943, 1946
Others, 1901-1902, 1907
Fannie Eagar McCullough (Daughter of Sarah Riddle)
Aunt Mildred Canterbury, 1899
Cousin Carrie Watkins, 1880
Son Eagar, 1910
To Sons, 1893, 1917
Others, 1885-1903 and undated
Aline Carter (Daughter of Blanche Eagar Badger)
In Aline's correspondence there are several letters from prisoners who she supported in the legal system and encouraged to improve themselves. Aline and her sons David and Frank also wrote frequent letters while the sons were serving in WWII. In her letters, Aline encouraged her sons and updated them on the activities of their father, friends and brothers. David and Frank wrote about their daily schedules, activities, and impressions during their military service.
Son Frank Carter
1938-1942
Box
8 1943-1944
1945 and undated
Son David Paul Carter
1942-1946
1951-1952 and undated
Son Henry Champe Carter, Jr., 1940-1942
Aunts, 1890, 1901
Poet Lucia Trent, 1951, 1952, 1970 and undated
Friend Rene Malcolm Bozarth, 1944-1946 and undated
Inmates and their Relatives
Martin Butler, 1935
Percy Howard, 1930-1934 and undated
Robert McClellan, 1932-1939 and undated
Box
9 John "Pete" McKenzie,
1930-1952 and undated
Letter fragments, undated
Letters to John, 1930-1939
Box
17 Various correspondence, 1930-1932
Box
9 Woodrow Stockman, 1935-1936
Will Wright, 1933-1934
Other inmates, 1929-1952
Others
1909, 1929-1936
Box
22 1926-1935
Box
9 1937-1945
Box
10 1946-1952
1953-1957 and undated
1967-1970 and undated
1969 and undated
Organizations, 1934-1970
Box
22 Henry Champe Carter(Husband of Aline B. Carter)
Letter in French, 1920
Box
10 David Carter (Son of Aline Carter)
Grandmother Blanche Eagar, 1943-1944
Mother Aline Carter
1937-1940
1942
1943
Box
11 January-May, 1944
June-December 1944
January-August 1945
September 1945-1947
1951-1952 and undated
Father Henry Champe Carter, 1940-1945
Brothers, 1948 and undated
Others, 1934-1955
Henry Champe Carter, Jr. (Son of Aline Carter)
Mother Aline Carter, 1933-1943
Brother David Carter, 1943 and undated
Box
22 "Assorted"
Transcripts of Letters from the 1840s, undated
Transcripts of Letters from the 1850s, undated
Transcripts of Letters from the 1860s, undated

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Family Papers

The bulk of the series consists of personal items offering insight into the family's accomplishments, values, and traditions. Included are school notebooks and composition books containing essays and quotes, diaries, photographs, newsclippings, publications, recipes and an unpublished manuscript by Aline B. Carter. Two diaries exist in the collection. Florence Eagar Roberts (Aline's aunt) wrote her diary from 1879-1881 when she was 12-14 years old. Young Flo writes about the highlights of her day often including school, music lessons and time spent with her sisters. Also included is Aline's diary written in 1913 when she was 21 years old. That year Aline was seriously ill and residing in New York. Aline's deep faith and her close relationship with her family is evident in her entries. While the entries in either of the two diaries are not daily, they are frequent. Family Papers also includes a few photographs of Sarah Riddle Eagar and Aline in addition to some unidentified photographs. Newsclippings and publications highlight the accomplishments of Aline Carter and contain information on Sarah Riddle and her daughters. A post card collection of early San Antonio sites gathered by Sarah Riddle is located in this series. Also of note are several sex education pamphlets from the early 1900s. Within this series is an extensive collection of documents from the Riddle and Eagar wool and hide business which was conducted during the late 1800s. This part of the collection contains business correspondence, government contract documents, receipts, and bills of lading. The series also contains bills and receipts from San Antonio merchants from 1850s through the early 1900s. These provide an interesting glimpse into the service sector of the city in the 19th and early 20th century.
Box
18 Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) Materials
Alamo Lodge receipt, 1851
Broadsides, pamphlets, cards, 1891 and undated
Notes, amendments, letter from the DRT president, 1896-1907
Correspondence, address book, receipt, 1895-1907 and undated
Alamo postcards, correspondence, exhibition card, 1881-1901 and undated
Drawer
18 Poembook, "The Bell of the Alamo," by Amy Pearl Cozby, 1902
Box
18 The Alamo: Historical Sketch and Guide to the Alamo, by Leonora Bennett 1904
Cards, photograph of the Alamo, note, 1904 and undated
Constitution and By-laws of the DAR, Alamo Committee invitation 1905 and undated
"On the Alamo" poem, list of relics at the Alamo, 1906 and undated
Booklets, 1904-1912
Newsclippings 1905-1914
Clara Driscoll calling card, Sheridan's Men and Women, 1906 and undated
"On the Alamo,"a poem by J.Y. Powell, list of relics in the Alamo 1907 and undated
Minutes and proceedings, correspondence, receipts, 1905-1911, 1946 and undated
The Alamo postcards, convention button-Eighth anuual convention of Texas Pioneers, 1906, 1926 and undated
Clara Driscoll DRT letters, 1907 and undated
Clara Driscoll and the Alamo newsclippings, photograph of Clara Driscoll in front of the Alamo, 1906-1907 and undated
American Monthly Magazine, DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) publications and booklets, postcards, committee list, 1907 and undated
Drawer
33 Newspaper articles about Clara Driscoll 1907-1915, 1932-1936
Box
18 Alamo history booklet, Pioneer magazine, 1937 and undated
DRT postcards, receipt, postal sales, booklet, 1908-1910
Alamo photographs, 1908 and undated
Alamo newspaper clippints, 1908-1910, 1965
DRT and DAR booklets, 1909-1912
Texas Field National Guardsmanmagazine with Alamo article, 1912
DAR handbook, Daughters of the King handbook, 1915-1916, 1931
DRT program for 22nd annual state conference, 1921
James Bowie: Hero of the Alamo,signed copy, glass plate photograph of the Alamo, 1922 and undated
DAR report 23rd annual state conference, 1922
DRT minutes, receipts and correspondence regarding the Alamo, 1905-1911, 1946 and undated
DRT 31st annual meeting booklet, invitation, 1922-1932
DRT booklets, card, 1927-1933
Correspondence from Clara Driscoll to Florence Roberts with enclosure, 1931
Pioneermagazine, Alamo history booklet, 1937 and undated
DRT newsclippings, 1939-1965 and undated
Letter from Clara to Florence, 1943
Alamo photos, 1908 and undated
Article, "Clara Driscoll Rescued the Alamo," DRT pamphlet, 1943, 1958-1961
Newsclippings about the death of Clara Driscoll, 1945
Drawer
18 Clara Driscoll Rescued the Alamo-A Brief Biographyby Jack C. Butterfield 1961
Box
18 Invitation regarding the 75 the anniversary of the DAR, 1977
Dues records, undated
The Story of the Alamo,booklet, undated
Alamo Christmas cards, undated
Box
12 Mildred Canterbury: Composition book, 1873
Sarah Riddle Eagar: Postcard collection of San Antonio, undated
Florence Eagar Roberts
Diary, 1879-1881
Box
OM7 Scrapbook for Flo Eagar from Aunt Theresa in Halifax, undated
Box
19 Bank loan documents, 1902
Civil Service documents, 1921-1924
Warrant of Appraisment, 1923
Stock certificates, 1924
Cushman and Company West Indies cruise brochure, 1924-1925
Vehicle documents, 1926-1927
Leave request from Fort Sam Houston, 1940
San Antonio National Bank loan, 1943
Commendation for meritorious civilian service, 1944
Civil Service documents, 1947-1950 and undated
Bank loans, 1957-1958
Tax records, bank loan, 1960-1965
Birthday widh for Flo from President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963
Trip to Cuba, undated
Insurance packet, undated
Bills, letters, receipts, 1920s
Harris Lee Roberts
Masonic Lodge certificate, 1897
Report, 1908
County tax receipts, 1907-1916
Power of attorney and documents regarding the guardianship of Elizabeth Roberts, 1910-1914
Documents regarding pay, 1915-1919
Receipt and items regarding the death of H.L. Roberts, 1916-1919
Documents and correspondence regarding the illness and death of Harris L. Roberts, 1918-1919
Public speaking correspondence course, 1919
Relating to the death of Colonel H.L. Roberts, pension and insurance, 1919-1921
Hearing in the California Superior Court regarding the estate of Harris L. Roberts, 1922
Cancer remedy, undated
Inventory of the estate of W.R. Roberts, undated
Robert P.E. Roberts
Application for federal employment, 1942-1947
Military and civil service papers, 1942-1950
Oxford University leave course, 1943
Application for the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S, Armed Forces Bulletin, 1944 and undated
Civil service, military records, 1944-1952
Foreign service education, 1945-1946
Application for education or training (Veteran's service), 1947
Box
12 Blanche Eagar Badger: General Papers, 1880, 1907
Aline B. Carter
Diary, 1913
Box
13 Notebooks, 1910 and undated
Sketchbook, undated
Box
19 Letter from the Poetry Society of Texas and the poem "Wait," 1933
Poetry Society of Texas contest, 1958
Cards, letters, notes, 1971, 1982 and undated
Newsclipping regarding poetry reading by Aline, undated
Box
13 Writings and Poems,
Writings, 1948 and undated
Box
19 Aline Carter Poems, undated,
"The Seagull" illustrated poem by Aline Carter, undated,
"Prophecy" poem by Aline Carter, undated,
Notebook, undated,
Composition book, undated
Box
21 Announcements, Invitations, Calling Cards, and Events
Calling cards, 1860s
Invitations, 1860s
Invitations, 1863-1865
Menger Hotel Social Club invitation, 1877
Birthday note, marriage announcement, 1869, 1884
Invitations and ephemera, 1892-1893
Calling cards, late 1800s
Invitations, late 1800s
Calling cards late 1800s, 1904 and undated
Wedding invitations, late 1800s
Hanpainted calling cards with Asian motif, undated
Invitations, early 1900s
Invitations, announcements, early 1900s
Invitations, 1915, 1916
Death announcement, marriage invitations, 1895, 1914-1915
Invitation, calling card, 1901 and undated
Birth announcement of Aline Rodgers, 1943
Flo invitation for a luncheon, 1949
Landies Dancing Club invitation, undated
Army Civilian Ball, undated
Box
20 Bills and receipts
Assorted receipts, 1852-1856
Canterbury receipts, 1853-1889
House rent book and checkbook cover, 1863 and undated
Confederate tax receipt, 1864
Bank drafts, notes, 1865-1870
E.G. Payne receipts, state and county tax bills, 1866-1870
Grocery prices at Weber Groceries, 20 Market Street, 1869
Box
OM6 Elizabeth Canterbury memo books, 1865-1869
Box
20 Canterbury receipts, notebooks, advertisement booklet, bills of lading, 1870-1889
Steves and Sons receipts, 1873, 1911
Railroad receipt, 1877
Grenet grocer bill of sale, 1881
Eagar bills and receipts, 1886-1918
Receipt for a cemetery lot, 1914
H.L. Roberts, 1917-1918
Florence Roberts receipts, bills, bank statements, 1929-1969
Robert Roberts receipts and bills, 1960s-1970s
Box
19 Robert Roberts bills. bank statements, 1959-1970s
Cards and notes
Christmas card from First National Bank, 1860
New Year's Wish, 1873
Assorted, early 1900s
Cards and birth announcement for Robert P.E. Roberts, 1911-1920 and undated
Christmas card, 1915
Note regarding civil service, 1922
Notes, 1931 and undated
Notes, cards, and stamps, 1934-1948 and undated
Birthday card for Sarah Eagar from E.L Riddle, 1946
George W. Brackenridge newsclipping and card, 1951 and undated
Christmas card, 1952
Cards, notes with newsclippings, 1957-1958
Flo Roberts get well cards, 1969
Robert Roberts Christmas card, undated
Assorted cards, notes with clippings, undated
Children's Programs and Schools
Chessman Dancing Academy, 1856
Tuition for James Canterbury, 1860
Receipts and grades fro the German/English School, 1864-1870
St. Mary's Hall tuitiion payments, 1868
Report card for Mildred Caterbury from the German/English School, 1870
Mildred Canterbury composition book, 1873
St. Mary's Hall commencement, Ladies Dancing Hall, 1910
Berry Schools Bulletin, 1958
English papers of Andrew P. Gershman, school notes, 1958 and undated
Henry school subjects, undated
Select Boarding School, undated
Mrs. Gregory's musical program, undated
Box
18 Land and property documents
Spanish documents regarding land, 1831-1833
Spanish documents regarding land, 1889-1905
Survey for Martha Childers, description of a building by Thomas Womble, 1853
Property lease, 1868
Blank deed, State of Texas, 1870
S. Eagar, form for the inventory of lands, 1873
Affidavit concerning 640 acres of land owned by William Vance, 1876
Sale of property on Devine Street, 1879
Maverick County land certificate, 1880
Sarah Eagar land deed, 1887
Eviction notices, 1889
Warranty deed of James W. Riddle and Sarah Eagar for property on West Commerce Street, 1891
Tax receipt Los Angeles County, California, 1918-1919
Florence Roberts California property, 1919-1922
Property tax documents, 1920s
S. Eagar estate plats of 440 South Alamo, 1947-1949
Aline Carter, Quit-Claim deed, 1958
Application for historical plate for the S. Eagar house, 1964
Indian Depredation records
1868
Kickapoo Chief Address, undated
1867-1868
circa 1868
Box
14 Riddle/Eagar Business Records 1868-1891
/Regarding the will of W.J. Riddle, 1869
Contract with U.S. Government Quartermaster in Lousiana and letter from Chas. Whitney & Co., 1868
Bonds, R. Eagar, 1869
Correspondence regarding government contracts, 1869
Telegrams and correspondence, R. Eagar, 1868-1869
Contracts, correspondence, bill of lading, 1869
Hartmann, Eagar and Company receipts, handbill, 1869 and undated
Ledger, newspaper clipping, 1869 and undated
R. Eagar checks, 1869
Government contracts, 1869-1870
R. Eagar business correspondence, 1860-1870
Hartmann, Eagar, and Company checks, 1869
Hartmann, Eagar and Company records, 1869-1870
Receipts, 1869-1870
Lumber bill of sale, 1870
San Antonio Commercial Club duesbook, checkbooks, memobooks, 1869-1871
Telegrams, notes, correspondence, R. Eagar, 1870-1880
Land records, balance sheets, correspondence, receipts, R. Eagar, 1870-1880 and undated
St. George's Society Charter booklets, 1873
Correspondence between Riddle and Eagar, 1874-1888
R. Eagar clippings, and notes, 1877-1885 and undated
Correspondence, telegrams, receipts, checks, 1881-1882
Bill of lading and assorted items, 1881 and undated
San Antonio Club charter, constitution, officers, rules, 1882
Checks, checkbook, correspondence, 1882-1883
J.W. Riddle letters, 1891-1893
Correspondence, regarding land and taxes, checks, 1882
Mexico mileage, undated
Charter for a railroad, undated
Army transport routes, undated
Texas Mute Ranger, undated
Drawer
1 Map of U.S., 1830
Box
OM5 Hartmann, Eagar & Co., receipt book, receipts
Riddle business ledger, prayer book cover, 1869-1870 and undated
Hartman, Eagar & Co. receipt book with receipts, 1870
Riddle business ledger, prayer book cover, 1869-1870 and undated
Box
OM6 Checkbooks, 1881-1882
Box
OM5 Photographs
1836 and undated
Box
13 Of family, 1909, 1943 and undated,
Box
19 Mrs. H.M. King and children, circa 1900
Flo Roberts negatives and photograph, circa 1900
Photographs and glass plate negatives of unknown persons, 1887, 1902 and undated
Unidentified people and places, 1896-1916 and undated
Mission Concepcion with card, letter, 1912 and undated
Louis Persat, 1931
Drawer
53 Florence Roberts after falling down a flight of stairs at the German English School, 1955
Box
19 Street scene, undated
With newsclipping, undated
Unidentified person, undated
Box
OM6 Publications
Bruff, Brother, & Seaver Hardware catalog, Harvey Canterbury "Reward of Merit" cards, "Guide to Texas," 1859-1860 and undated
Box
21 The State Houseby David Pulsifier, 1865
"Confederation Considered on its Merits" booklet from Nova Scotia," 1867
Duvall Company Engine Catalog, 1870
Box
13 Publications of organizations, 1872-1873, 1932
Box
21 Schenectady Agricultural Works circular and price list, 1876
Kansas City Times, 1879
The Herald Times, 1879
"Congressional Record," handbills, programs, 1880
San Pedro Springs Chronicle, 1884
Box
13 Programs and menus, 1889-1951
Box
21 "Twenty-first Texas German Sangerfest," 1896
FADmagazine, 1896
The Designer, 1899
Box
13 Sex Education pamphlets, 1901-1933
Box
21 National Geographic Society, 1907
Yale book, 1914
"MacMillan's Juvenile Ladder," "Woodcraft," "Church News," 1919 and undated
Old Periodicals, 1920-1921 and undated
"The Club Woman" booklets, 1921
"St. Mark's 85th Anniversary" booklet, "American College Course" booklet, "The Church Man," 1921 and undated
Box
OM3 Junior Instructor Magazine, 1921-1922
Junior Home Magazine, 1922
Box
21 Nature Magazine, 1925-1926, 1938
San Fernando booklet, 1930
Box
OM3 McCalls Magazine, 1939
Box
13 Publications with family mention, 1939-1948
Box
21 San Antonio Conservation Society Yearbooks, 1937-1939, 1970-1971
Drawer
31 National Geographic map of the Indian Ocean, 1941
Box
21 Literary Magazine, 1946
"Friendly Chat," 1951
Sewanee News, 1958
Church Publications, 1958-1959
"Governor Antonio Martinez," 1997
Box
13 Recipes and miscellaneous materials, undated
Sex Education Pamphlets, 1901-1933
Box
21 Mahncke's Mission Garden concert handbill, undated
Alamo Literary Hall handbill, undated
Lyric Theater program, undated
"Recollections of a small west Texas town," undated
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, undated
Box
OM2 The Book of Vastness, undated
Box
OM4 Dinsoaur Book for Paul from Aline, undated
Box
18 World's fairs and exhibitions
Grand Fair card, 1874
International Exhibition Philadelphia, 1876
Drawer
53 Newsclippings about Texas State Fairs, 1881, 1901, 1956
Box
18 Ad for World's Fair photographic views, 1893
St. Louis World's Fair, 1904-1905
Southern Pacific Railroad menus with pictures of the Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939
Drawer
33 Hemisfair articles, 1965-1968
Box
18 Hemisfair Souvenir Guidebook, 1968
Hemisfair programs, clippings, 1968
Box
OM1 Newspapers, magazines,clippings and articles
The San Antonio Weekly Herald, 1862
The San Antonio Weekly Express, 1868, 1883
The Daily Herald, 1868, 1874-1878
Box
21 Comparing farming in Texas to Iowa, 1873
Drawer
53 "Band of Hope Review," San Antonio Weekly Herald, 1873
Newspapers, 1880-1881
Box
OM1 The Times Democrat, 1885, 1888
The Daily News, 1893-1894
"The Owl" P.M. Knight, Architect, Brady Building, E. Houston Street, 1894
Drawer
53 "Eagle Pass Guide" with James Riddle obituary, February 4, 1893
Drawer
33 "The Vedette" newspaper, newspaper clippings, 1887-1899, 1931
Box
OM1 The Sunday Herald, 1900
Drawer
53 Addie Ford obituary in the San Antonio Express News, February 20, 1901
Box
OM1 The Times Republic, 1912
Box
21 1913-1932 and undated
Box
OM1 The Illustrated Review, June 1920
Drawer
31 "The Church at Work," newspaper and magazine clippings, 1921-1929, 1942 and undated
Newspaper articles, 1922, 1936
Box
OM1 St. Mark's Messenger, July 1926, March 1930
The Church News, 1927
Drawer
31 San Antonio Light with Hearst Editorials with cartoons, 1930-1933
Box
OM3 Magazine and newspaper clippings, 1931-1939
Box
13 1904-1969 and undated
Drawer
53 Newsclippings, 1945
Box
OM1 The Outfit military publication, 1945
Harlingen Valley Morning Star, July 1957
Drawer
33 Newspaper articles, old railroad map, 1961-1969 and undated
Box
OM1 Hermann Sons News, June 1965
Drawer
32 Brackenridge articles, 1969
Box
21 Newsclippings about the Philipines, undated
Mrs. Edward Steves obituary, undated
Harvey and Elsie Watkins obituaries, undated
Box
OM5 Assorted papers and items
Travel diary, 1836
Box
21 Strangers Guide to Hampton Court Palace, 1843
Box
13 1841, 1902, 1953 and undated
Box
21 "What is Truth?" essay, author unknown, circa late 1800s
"Love" essay, author unknown, circa late 1800s
Drawer
53 Life insurance policy for Edward McCullough, 1891
Box
21 New York Central Railroad notice and timetable, 1890
San Antonio Waterworks "Sprinkling Contract" with handwritten calculations on the back, circa 1900
Joskes ephemera including sales receipts and shopping bag, 1900-1901 and undated
Death notice and note, 1908 and undated
"Gun Claim" for the heirs of Benjamin s. Roberts, 1914, 1922-1924
Calendar with photo, 1916
"Beautify San Antonio" letter and application, 1959
Fort Sam Houston Chapel, undated
Italian Glove Catalog, Christmas card and postcard, 1961, 1996 and undated
Public hearing on a building in Alamo Heights, 1974
American Heart Association Gala, letter, 1984, 2001
Argyle New Year's menu, 2003
Box
22 Article on Capote, Texas, 2008
Box
21 Fort Sam Houston Chapel article, undated
Drawer
53 Douglas McArthur document reproductions, 1964
Box
OM5-OM6 Geneological records, Trumbo family, undated
Box
21 Friendship Day, undated
Composition books, undated
Menter and Rosenbloom retailers, undated
Letter taken from the body of a dead Confederate soldier, undated
Railroad map of London, undated
Bingham photographer advertisement, undated
Print entitled "The Fortune Teller," undated

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Light Beyond the Hills

Contains progressive versions of this fictional work, including notebooks with early handwritten pages, typewritten pages with margin notations, and a finished copy which was submitted for publication.
Box
12 Chapters 1-11 (manuscript with notes), undated
Chapters 12-24 (manuscript with notes), undated
Chapters 25-36 (manuscript with notes), undated
Box
13 Chapters 37-46 (manuscript with notes), undated
Chapters 47-54 (manuscript with notes), undated
Box
15 Chapters 1-55 (manuscript with notes and spiral notebooks), undated
Box
16 Chapters 7-29 (early manuscripts with notes), undated
Box
17 Chapters 30-56 (early drafts with notes), undated
Box
23 Chapters 1-54 (minimal notes), undated
Biography of Aline Carter, undated
Rejection letter, undated

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Oral History Interview

Box
22 Interview of David Carter by Jill U. Jackson, discussin David's childhood and his mother, Aline B. Carter. 2000
[2 audio cassettes]

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