Archives and Manuscripts Index

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AR.A.021
Dates: -
Creator: Whitis family
Persons
  • Bell, Florence Whitis
  • Eno, Mary "Mollie" Whitis
  • Manor, Joseph J.
  • Rogan, Griffith
  • Whitis, Charles Wesley
  • Whitis, Florence
  • Whitis, Gertrude
  • Whitis, John Hancock
  • Whitis, Mary Key
  • Whitis, Rufus
  • Whitis, Thomas P.
Organizations
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Whitis Avenue School (Austin, Tex.)
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)--Social life and customs
  • Manor (Tex.)
  • Webberville (Tex.)
  • San Antonio (Tex.)
  • Barton Creek (Austin, Tex.)
  • Bull Creek (Austin, Tex.)
Subjects
  • Private schools--Texas--Austin
  • Business enterprises--Texas--Austin
  • Families--Texas--Austin
  • Diaries
  • Education--Texas--Austin
  • Teachers--Texas--Austin
Format
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: … Ellen, Gertrude, Charles Wesley Jr., and Thomas. After the Civil War, Whitis moved his family from Lockhart to Austin. He … had bought the land from Lamar in 1849 after the Mexican War. After Charles Wesley Whitis died in 1877, the City …
AR.X.021
Dates: -
Creator: Walter Tips Company
Persons
  • Tips, Walter E.
  • Goeth, Adolph C.
  • Tips, Eugene
  • Posey, Frank W.
  • Smith, Roy
  • Scherding, Walter
  • Tips, Mary Jane Pearce
  • Groos, George J.
  • Schutze, George Conrad
  • Von Kramer, Mary Elizabeth Tips
  • Merz, Catherine S. V.
  • Sneed, Jerome, Jr.
  • Goeth, Ralph Conrad
  • Johnson, Carl A.
  • Davis, Alden
  • Searight, Dan F.
  • Bowman, Paul W.
  • Wattinger, H. E.
  • Lowe, W. G.
  • Knight, L. M.
  • Fricke, Herman
  • Voss, C. R.
  • Fristoe, H. M.
  • Leath, Wilson Freeland
  • Tips, Kathryn S.
  • Tips, Walter H.
  • Von Merz, Walter
Organizations
  • C.H. Page and Brother (Austin, Tex.)
  • Brown Brothers (Austin, Tex.)
  • Johnson Brothers
  • National Hardware Association of United States
  • Walter Tips Company
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)--Commerce
Subjects
  • Hardware industry--Texas
  • Wholesale trade--Texas
  • Automobile supplies industry--Texas--Austin
  • Architects--Texas--Austin
  • Contractors--Texas--Austin
  • Business enterprises--Texas--Austin
Format
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: … This collection documents the Walter Tips Company, a hardware firm that operated in Austin, Texas, for 127 years. … to Indianola (Port Lavaca), Texas in 1849. Before the Civil War, Walter’s older brother Edward Tips moved to … Avenue. After serving in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, Walter went into the hardware business with …
AR.D.009
Dates: -
Creator: Brackenridge family; LaPrelle family; Talbot family
Persons
  • LaPrelle, Rosa Talbot
  • LaPrelle, John
  • LaPrelle, Eleanor Brackenridge
  • LaPrelle, John, Jr.
  • Talbot, James
  • Talbot, Mary
  • Brackenridge, Mary Eleanor
  • Brackenridge, George Washington
  • Brackenridge, James M.
  • Brackenridge, John Thomas
  • Brackenridge, Robert
Organizations
  • First Presbyterian Church (Austin, Tex.)
  • Austin National Bank (Austin, Tex.)
  • First National Bank (Austin, Tex.)
  • Frontier Telegraph and Telephone Company
  • Seven Churches
  • Hanover College
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)
  • Bastrop County (Tex.)
  • Bexar County (Tex.)
  • Burnet County (Tex.)
  • Boonville (Ind.)
  • Bouldin (Austin, Tex.)
  • South Heights (Austin, Tex.)
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Subjects
  • American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
  • Business enterprises--Texas--Austin
  • Families--Texas--Austin
  • Gold standard--United States
  • Telegraph--Texas
  • Telephone--Texas
Format
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: … (1800-1862), was a well known attorney who practiced law in Warrick County, Indiana, where he became acquainted with a … Churches in Texas in Edna. At the outbreak of the Civil War, the Brackenridge family’s allegiance was divided … worked in the U.S. Treasury Department during the Civil War and in 1866 organized the San Antonio National …
AR.H.024
Dates: -
Creator: Hirshfeld, Henry, 1834-1911
Persons
  • Hirshfeld, Henry
  • Hirshfeld, Jennie Melasky
  • Hirshfeld, Morris
  • Hirshfeld, Caroline
  • Hirshfeld, Laura
  • Hirshfeld, Samuel
  • Hirshfeld, Jacob
  • Bernheim, Leila Hirshfeld
  • Bernheim, Henry Hirshfeld
  • Hanna, Marie Hirshfeld Bernheim
  • Frees, Rosa Hirshfeld
  • Free, William Jacob
  • Frees, Miriam Hirshfeld
  • Porter, Athol Estes
Organizations
  • Austin National Bank (Austin, Tex.)
  • Austin High School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Austin Public Schools (Austin, Tex.)
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy
  • Allan Junior High School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Driskill Hotel
  • B. Melasky & Son (Austin, Tex.)
  • Hirshfeld, Gratz & Company
  • Hirshfeld and Anderson (Austin, Tex.)
  • Hood Seminary (Austin, Tex.)
  • Miss Numbers School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Richardson Academy
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)--Social life and customs
  • Austin (Tex.)--Commerce
  • Austin (Tex.)--Genealogy
  • Congress Avenue 608 (Austin, Tex.)
  • 9th Street W. 303
  • 9th Street W. 305 (Austin, Tex.)
  • United States--Emigration and immigration--History
Subjects
  • American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
  • German Americans--Social life and customs
  • Jews--Texas
  • Women--Social life and customs
  • Families--Texas--Austin
  • Public schools--Texas--Austin
  • Freemasons
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Business enterprises--Texas--Austin
  • Banks and banking--Texas--Austin
  • Abstracts of title--Texas--Austin
  • Autographs--Collectors and collecting
  • Banks and banking--Texas--Austin
  • Families--Texas--Austin
  • Judaism--Texas--Austin--Customs and practices
  • Public schools--Texas--Austin
  • Private schools
  • Women--Societies and clubs
  • Naturalization records
  • Immigrants--Texas--History
  • World War I
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • World War II
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Real property
Format
  • Artifacts
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: … Henry Hirshfeld settled in Austin, Texas after the Civil War, married Jennie Melasky with whom he had eight children, … enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1861. After the Civil War he settled in Austin, Texas where he eventually …
AR.Z.002
Dates: -
Creator: Orr family; Huberich family; Barton family
Persons
  • Orr, Laura King Allen
  • Orr, John
  • Huberich, Lollie King Orr
  • Evans, May Bess Orr
  • Orr, Bess Moore. -1968
  • Huberich, Charles Henry
  • Gibson, May Bessie Huberich
Organizations
  • Lollie Orr Huberich's Primary School
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)--Genealogy
  • Austin (Tex.)--Social life and customs
  • Calvert (Tex.)
  • Llano (Tex.)--Commerce
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Subjects
  • Business enterprises--Texas--Austin
  • American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
  • Clothing and dress
  • Domestic relations
  • Education--Texas--Austin
  • Families--Texas
  • Travel
  • Women
  • World War II
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Private schools--Texas--Austin
  • Women--Texas--Austin
Format
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: … Huberich's school, world travel, marital affairs, and World War Two. One ledger contains poems and accounts of the Civil War. Photographs also depict the individuals, social … John Orr to/from miscellaneous. 1911-1912. Re: Civil War. (7 items). 1 26 Letters - Received/Sent, John Orr …