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Civil War and Expansion (1861-1901)


This series contains material pertaining to Texas in the last half of the nineteenth century. Items of interest include three Bell County Stock books and a Bell County Marks and Brands book in two sections; Caldwell County teachers' paychecks; a book of Bell County taxpayers; a Texas Veterans Association scrapbook; and three copies of the diary of John Lafayette Lane, a Confederate soldier and prospector. One particularly noteworthy item is "A Declaration of the Causes which impel the State of Texas to Secede from the Federal Union" from 1861 (in Sub-Series 2, Box 2, Folder 7).


  • 1798-1963

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.


From the Collection: 4.50 linear feet


Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA