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Eastham Family Papers, 1858-1938

By Shaneil Snipe

Collection Overview

Title: Eastham Family Papers, 1858-1938

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: This collection consists of deeds, claims statements, account books and manuscript accounts of the Eastham family’s arrival in Texas. The documents are arranged in chronological order.  The collection is located on the SHSU Special Collection’s manuscript shelves.

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Eastham Family Papers (1858 - 1938; 1 box) includes account books, deeds, claim statements and accounts of the family’s arrival in Texas.  The account books are from the Eastham Brothers Wholesale and Retail store. The deed in this collection is dated 1892 and it grants 160 acres to J.H. Garrett in Walker County. The two manuscripts are by Ellana Eastham Ball and they chronicle accounts of the family’s arrival in Texas. They are entitled “From Virginia to Texas and back” and “Making a home in Texas 1853-1873.”

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions:

The materials represented in this finding aid have been made available for research, teaching and private use. For these purposes, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) these items without prior permission on the condition that you provide proper attribution of the source in all copies.

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Preferred Citation: Eastham Family Papers. SHSU Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Claim's Statement, 1858 August 17Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Account books from Eastham Brothers Store, 1894 November 1-1895 June 19; no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: From Virginia to Texas and Back, manuscript by Ellana Eastham Ball, 1934 AugustAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Making a  home in Texas 1853-1873, manuscript by Ellana Eastham Ball, 1938 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Paper on the Eastham Collection by A.C. Castillo Crimm, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Deed of land from the State of Texas to J.H. Garrett, 1892 October 11Add to your cart.
Granting J.H. Garrett 160 acres of land in Walker County