Description:

Minutes and financial records of the Shropshire-Upton Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and old papers and other materials collected by the chapter for display in their museum in Columbus. Much of the material was pasted or taped into scrapbooks and accordingly has been damaged.

Contents:

Lists of the taxable property of Charles W. Tait, 1850, 1852, 1853, 1854, 1861, 1873 (1-25)

Miscellaneous household accounts of John S. Shropshire and family, 1860-1863 (1-26)

Simpson Bank, checks and account book, 1912, 1913 (1-23)

Confederate soldier parole, James W. Guynn, 1865 (1-36)

City of Columbus subpoena, signed by Mayor Ben Baker, 1880 (1-36)

Woman's Parsonage and Home Mission Society, invitation to birthday party, 1895 (1-36)

Prologue to and other materials regarding the Columbus Centennial Pageant, 1923 (1-22)

County fair brochure on Colorado County, c. 1923 (1-24)

Epworth League materials, 1895-1896 (1-30)

F. S. C. Club, concert playbills, undated (1-35)

Stafford Opera House, playbill, 1893 (1-35)

Frazar Opera House, Eagle Lake, flyer, 1900 (1-28)

Affidavit regarding the family of Emily T. Bell, 1936 (1-44)

Correspondence:

  1. R. E. Stafford to Sarah Stafford, October 14, 1859 (1-38)
  2. Will C. Estelle to mother, from Columbus, July 14, 1867 (1-33)
  3. W. R. Stafford to aunt, April 13, 1896 (1-39)
  4. B. C. Tarvin to Sarah Stafford, July 11, 1892 (1-40)
  5. [R. E. Stafford] to Myra Early, May 31, 1884 (1-40)
  6. R. E. Stafford to Sarah Stafford, May 21, 1890 (1-40)
  7. Letters to Albert Perry Hinton from Morris Sheppard (1931), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1932), and W. G. McAdoo (1925) (1-27)

Material concerning Columbus schools:

  1. Colorado College Daily Register, 1859 (1-1 through 1-11)
  2. Independent Order of Odd Fellows, lease of Colorado Academy, 1872 (1-37)
  3. Colorado Academy receipt, 1889 (1-29)
  4. Columbus High School graduation materials, 1923 (1-29)

Manuscripts and reminiscences:

  1. "Compliments to the Ladies of Columbus, Texas" by Holman D. Donald (1-42)
  2. The Battle of Shiloh by Major Martin of Hearne, Texas (1-45)
  3. Albert Sidney Johnston by Major Martin of Hearne, Texas (1-46)
  4. Reminiscences of J. H. Gold Confederate Soldier (1-47)

United Daughters of the Confederacy, Shropshire-Upton Chapter:

  1. Constitution and Bylaws, 1900 (1-48)
  2. Administrative materials (1-31, 1-32, 1-34, Box 2, Box 3)
  3. Minute Book, 1917-1920, 1940-1945 (3-1)
  4. Minute Book, 1950-1960 (3-2)
  5. Minute Book, 1969-1976 (3-3)
  6. Treasurer's Book, 1930-1938 (2-1)
  7. Treasurer's Book, 1944-1968 (2-2)
  8. Southern Cross of Honor Certificates, 1904 (1-12)
  9. Southern Cross of Honor Certificates, 1907 (1-13)
  10. Southern Cross of Honor Certificates, 1910 (1-14)
  11. Southern Cross of Honor Certificates, 1911 (1-15)
  12. Southern Cross of Honor Certificates, 1912 (1-16 through 1-18)
  13. Southern Cross of Honor Certificates, 1913 (1-19, 1-20)
  14. Southern Cross of Honor Certificates, undated (1-21)