Nesbitt Memorial Library

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Section 4

Privately Circulated Manuscripts Held in Public Collections

Anderson, Ruth. "Chesterville Colorado County, Texas 1895-1920." 1970. Revised 1981. 50+ pages. Contains 28 pages of recollections by early settler Alvina Chester.  Call # TR S1 976.44

Baker, Charles Laurence. "Report on Oil Prospects in the vicinity of Weimar, Colorado County, Texas." 1916. 7 pages. Ms. 5 Box 11 File 2

Carlson, Shawn Bonath. "An Archaeological Reconnaissance of the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado Railhead (41CD132) at Alleyton, Texas." 1997. 26 pages.  Ms.5 Box 11 File 10

Colorado County Historical Survey Committee. "Early Settlers and Bits of History of Columbus and Colorado County 1821-1845." 1973. 39 pages. Reprinted as an appendix to the Colorado County Historical Commission's two volume set, Colorado County Chronicles.  Call # TR S1 976.44

Cranek, Lester J. "History of Vox Populi." 1983. 2 pages.  Ms.5 Box 5 File 12


Flachmeier, William August. "Colorado College and its Founders." 25 pages.  Call # TR S1 976.44

Flournoy, Catherine Marie Ulrich. “Surviving Polio, My Story.” 2000. 5 pages.  GA F-2 60

Harrison, William Henry. "Early Leaders and Developers of Eagle Lake." 2000.  Ms.33?

Harrison, William Henry. "History of Banking in Colorado County, Texas." 1976. 99 pages.  Ms.33?

Harrison, William Henry. "Mayors of Eagle Lake, Texas." 2000. [50+] pages. Ms.33?

Harrison, William Henry. "Past Masters of Eagle Lake Masonic Lodge #366." 2001. [100+] pages.  Ms.33?

Harrison, William Henry. "Some Are Here, Some Are Gone." 1999. [100+] pages. A guide to historic houses of Eagle Lake, with color photographs. Properly done and valuable.  Ms.33?

Heine, Dorothy Jean. “The Alleys Came to Texas.” c. 1980. 7 pages.  Ms.5 Box 11 File 19

Hill, Harry Blackburn, and Felix A. Vogel, Jr. Petroleum-Engineering Study of Sheridan Field, Colorado county, Texas. U. S. Bureau of Mines, 1949. 94 pages. Ambitious, detailed, and highly technical, with many illustrations.  Ms.5 Box 11 File 21.


"History of the Square D Club." c. 1975. 11 pages.  GA H-4 207

"A History of the Thomas and Clipson Rodeo Company 1945-1955." c. 1992. 50+ pages.*

Hopkins, James G. “The Colorado County Firsts in Texas.” 1974. 10 pages. Revised 1992. 5 pages.*


Hopkins, James G. "Early History of Rock Island, Texas." 1980. 39 pages. GA  Q-R-2 118

Hopkins, Mary Elizabeth. "Developing a Rural Community: A Case Study of Columbus, Texas." 1973. 27 pages.  GA Columbus-4 241

Hopkins, Mary Elizabeth. "Dr. Sam H. Burford Columbus, Texas."  Hopkins Ctn 8

Hopkins, Mary Elizabeth. "A Short History of Colorado County." 1978. 27 pages.  Hopkins Ctn 23 File 7

Kearney, James C. "A History and Evaluation of the Magnolia Homes Tour, Inc., in Columbus, Texas." c. 1974. 13 pages.  Ms.5 Box 11 File 26

Mucala, Vlasta. "Recollections of My Memories of Oakland and the People That Were Living There and Made Its History." 1986. 36 pages. Handwritten.  Ms.5 Box 11 File 37

Nesbitt, Lee Quinn. "The Construction of the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos, and Colorado Railroad 1853-1860." c. 1970. 15 pages.  *

Nesbitt, Lee Quinn. “History of Lonnie Coleman.” 1984. 8 pages.  Ms.5 Box 11 File 39

Nesbitt, Lee Quinn. "A History of Rock Island, Texas." 5 pages.  Ms.5 Box 11 File 38

Nicewander, Ethel Flesher. "Rock Island, Texas My Old Home Town." 1980. 52 pages.  Call # TR S1 976.44

Noser, Garnett Pickett and Walter P. Noser. "Early German Immigrants to Bernardo, Mentz, Frelsburg Colorado County, Texas." 1982. 49 pages.  Call # TR S1 976.44 

Noser, Walter P. "Peter Pieper and Neighbors of Colorado County." 1987. 24 pages.  Call # TR S1 976.45

[Pastor, Sidney J., comp.] "History of Lower Colorado County." 1964. 39 pages. Short articles written by high school students regarding Garwood, Nada, Vox Populi, and the area. Hopkins Ctn 1b File 20

Pieratt, Shirley Insall. "Henry J. Insall, Confederate Officer" and "Henry Insall II, Marshal of Weimar; and Thomas Monroe Insall, Cattle King of Colorado County." Chapters 9 (5 pages) and 10 (13 pages) in Cade Insall, Texas Ranger . . . and his people. 1983. Shameless attempt to glorify ancestors at the expense of facts. Call # TR S4 92 INS

Sandlin, Justin F. The Tait Letters. Florence, Alabama, 1988. 130 pages. Bound volume of xerographic copies of Tait family letters, with some transcriptions and an index.  *

Schoellmann, Elizabeth Cecilia Leopold. My Life. 2002. 200+ pages. Wonderfully interesting autobiography of a rural woman from southern Colorado County.  Call # TR 976.43

Shatto, Janice. Early Days of Columbus. 1973. 100+ pages. Scrapbook of material from other works.  Call # TR  S1 976.44

Shatto, Janice, Lee Quinn Nesbitt, Myrah Jane Draper, and Mackie D. Kearney. A History of Columbus, Texas. 1978. 79 pages. Collection of four papers that originally ran in a local newspaper, the Colorado County Citizen, in 1973.  *

Stancik, Darlene Marie. "Medical History of Colorado County." 1982. 93 pages.  Call # TR S1 976.44

Stancik, Joyce Matthews. "Osage Colorado County, Texas." 1989. 9 pages.  Ms.5 Box 11 File 45

Stell, W. Joseph. "Josephine’s Granddaughter: The Remembrances of Agnes Stanley Schenk David." 1998. Revised and enlarged edition, 2001. The story of a girl who was adopted from an orphan train.  Call # TR S1 976.44

Strunk, Henry O. "Oakland ‘On the Navidad.’" 5 pages.  Ms.5 Box 11 File 47

Townsend, Howard William. "The Townsend-Reese Feud of Colorado County." 1956. 19 pages.  GA T-3 191

Treybig, Arliss Annette. "Pilgrimage to the Past A History of the Mentz-Bernardo Community." 1982. 50+ pages.  Call # TR S1 976.44

Wintermann, David Rudolph. "History of Rice." 12 pages.  Ms.5 Box 11 File 50