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E. S. C. Robertson Collection

This is a limited portion of a collection of documents belonging originally to Elijah Sterling Clack Robertson. The documents presented here relate primarily to Fort Graham and the Town of Roberston just across the Brazos River from Bosque County. The letters were written to E. S. C. Robertson. There are several other documents also from this collection identified in a separate table at the bottom of the page. Where a link is provided, You can view the original or a transcription in PDF format.

The original documents belong to the Robertson Plantation of Salado, Texas and were on loan to Michael and Nancy Kelsey of Belton, Texas. We gratefully acknowledge and thank all of them for allowing us to scan the documents. We would also like to thank Nancy's daughter Ginny Guinn Parsons for assisting us in making the scans.

The transcribers documented in the transcriptions hold the copyright to the transcribed documents presented here, and you must have their permission prior to publishing or posting these documents in print or on the internet

Access to view the originals is currently password protected pending permission to publish online by the Robertson Plantation.

Letters

Document Date Author Sent From Subject/Persons Mentioned/Key Words View View
1849-015 14 Apr 1849 Humpries, P. W. Fort Graham
Hill Co.
  original  
1849-021 03 Jul 1849 Humpries, P. W. Fort Graham
Hill Co.
  original  
1851-033 08 Jul 1851 Sutton, Jesse Fort Graham
Hill Co.
  original  
1852-049 14 Sep 1852 J. M. Steiner Fort Graham
Hill Co.
  original  
1852-058 31 Oct 1852 J. M. Steiner Fort Graham
Hill Co.
  original  
1852-059 31 Oct 1852 W. J. Hardee Fort Graham
Hill Co.
  original  
1852-063 17 Nov 1852 W. J. Hardee Fort Graham
Hill Co.
  original  
1853-094 17 Oct 1853 James Oakes Fort Terrett
Sutton Co.
  original  
1853-117 04 Dec 1853 G. B. Camplin Waco
McLennan Co.
  original transcription
1854-021 07 Mar 1854 J. M. Steiner Fort Graham
Hill Co.
Discussion of laying out a town at Fort Graham with the potential of land investment opportunities and discussion of Indian troubles original transcription
1854-031 04 Apr 1854 J. M. Steiner Fort Graham
Hill Co.
  original  
1854-036 16 Apr 1854 Blocker & Gurley Waco
McLennan Co.
  original  
1854-040 22 Apr 1854 John J. Greenwade Waco
McLennan Co.
  original transcription
1854-055 20 Jun 1854 Thomas H. Jones Austin
Travis Co.
  original  
1854-060 14 Jul 1854 Thomas H. Jones Austin
Travis Co.
  original  
1854-066 12 Aug 1854 John S. Ford Austin
Travis Co.
Discussion of signing of a contract to build the Pacific Railroad; Oldham, Scurry original transcription
1855-020 21 Feb 1855 Robert M. Elgin Austin
Travis Co.
  original  
1855-014 14 Feb 1855 John J. Greenwade Fort Graham
Hill Co.
    transcription
1855-024 08 Mar 1855 John J. Greenwade Fort Graham
Hill Co.
  original transcription
1855-027 26 Mar 1855 J. DeCordova Austin
Travis Co.
  original  
1855-029 28 Mar 1855 J. DeCordova Austin
Travis Co.
  original  
1855-064 25 Jul 1855 J. F. Mosier Belton
Bell Co.
  original  
1855-077 08 Sep 1855 S. M. Puckett Brandon
Mineral Springs
Rankin Co. MS
  original transcription
1855-??? 25 Oct 1855 John J. Greenwade Houston
Harris Co.
    transcription
1855-097 24 Nov 1855 E. T. Corley? Cherokee Co.   original  
1855-099 28 Nov 1855 J. M. Steiner Fort Graham
Hill Co.
    transcription
1855-103 18 Dec 1855 W. Barnes Waco
McLennan Co.
  original transcription
1855-105 19 Dec 1855 John M. McCrary Belton
Bell Co.
  original  
1855-107 28 Dec 1855 John J. Greenwade Hill Co. J. J. Greenwade's Lease for 1856 original transcription
1856-003 11 Jan 1856 ? ?   original  
1856-019 20 Feb 1856 J. M. Steiner Fort Graham
Hill Co.
  original transcription
1856-031 09 Mar 1856 A. D. Martin Austin
Travis Co.
  original  
1856-039 31 Mar 1856 Robert M. Elgin Austin
Travis Co.
  original  
1856-??? 05 May 1856 Jackson Puckett Robertson
Hill Co.
    transcription
1856-057 01 Jun 1856 J. Greenwade Fort Graham
Hill Co.
  original transcription
1856-060 09 Jun 1856 E. S. C. Robertson Hill Co. Deed in Town of Robertson to
B. J. Lewis and J. J. Blankenship
Witnesses: S. W. Bingham, J. M. Steiner
original  
1856-061 10 Jun 1856 E. S. C. Robertson Hill Co. Deed in Town of Robertson to John G. Heath
Witnesses: S. W. Bingham, Jackson Puckett
original  
1856-077 16 Aug 1856 Jackson Puckett Robertson
Hill Co.
Relating his troubles with J. J. Greenwade;
J. J. Scott
original transcription
1856-083 04 Aug 1856 John Smith Cameron
Milam
  original  
1856-??? 25 Aug 1856 Jackson Puckett Robertson
Hill Co.
    transcription
1856-115 06 Nov 1856 Jackson Puckett Robertson
Hill Co.
    transcription
1856-116 09 Nov 1856 A. D. Martin Robertson
Hill Co.
Relating his arrival to Robertson and the house he is to stay in being occupied by the Pucketts;
Miss Johnston
original transcription
1856-119 21 Nov 1856 J. T. Eubank Robertson
Hill Co.
  original transcription
1856-120 25 Nov 1856 R. M. Billingsley Waco
McLennan Co.
  original  
1856-122 29 Nov 1856 James Hillsman Covington
Hill Co.
  original  
1856-123 02 Dec 1856 W. H. Kirkland Prices Creek
DeWitt Co.
  original  
1856-127 06 Dec 1856 John J. Greenwade Fort Graham
Hill Co.
  original transcription
1856-134 08 Dec 1856 Thomas F. Rice Fort Graham
Hill Co.
  original  
1857-004 04 Jan 1857 E. G. Eliff Bosque Co.   original  
1857-012 04 Feb 1857 James Hillsman

Robertson
Hill Co.

  original  
1857-022 04 Mar 1857 John J. Greenwood Greenwades Mill
Hill Co.
  original transcription
1857-025 05 Mar 1857 Joseph E. King Austin
Travis Co.
  original  
1857-107 20 Nov 1857 James Hillsman Robertson
Hill Co.
  original  
1858-006 14 Jan 1858 James Hillsman Fort Graham
Hill Co.
  original  
1858-012 02 Feb 1858 James Hillsman Robertson
Hill Co.
  original  
1858-044 16 Mar 1858 M. Hancock Merrilltown
Travis Co.
  original  
1858-071 21 May 1858 Robert W. Gaines Galveston
Galveston Co.
  original  
1858-080 15 Jun 1858 B. F. Johnson Austin
Travis Co.
  original  
1858-086 20 Jun 1858 H. A. Sugg West Point TX   original  
1858-087 01 Jul 1858 James Hillsman Robertson
Hill Co.
  original  
1858-110 06 Sep 1858 B. F. Carter Austin
Travis Co.
  original  
1858-144 19 Dec 1858 William H. Cundiff Crockett
Houston Co.
  original  
1859-033 15 Mar 1859 John H. Walling Hill Co.   original  
1859-043 Apr 1859 William L. Booth Hillsboro   original  
1859-045 23 Apr 1859 J. Rufus Smith Fort Graham
Hill Co.
  original  
1859-049 05 Mary 1859 J. Rufus Smith Fort Graham
Hill Co.
  original  
1859-057 10 Jun 1859 James Hillsman Robertson
Hill Co.
  original  
1859-065 07 Jul 1859 James Hillsman Robertson
Hill Co.
  original  
1859-080 24 Sep 1859 John J. Greenwood Greenwades Mill
Hill Co.
  original transcription
1859-083 14 Sep 1859 S. J. Sweet? Towash
Hill Co.
  original  
1859-088 24 Sep 1859 William B. Holloway Cyrus
Bosque Co.
  original  
1859-094 30 Sep 1859 J. R. Lunsford Cyrus
Bosque Co.
  original  
1859-095 08 Oct 1859 A. D. Martin Robertson
Hill Co.
  original  
1860-005 05 Jan 1860 John H. Walling Hill Co.   original  
1860-025 02 Feb 1860 T. J. Walling Hill Co.   original  
1860-030 11 Feb 1860 James Hillsman Fort Graham
Hill Co.
  original transcription
1860-031 11 Feb 1860 Benjamin D. Kimbell Fort Graham
Hill Co.
  original  
1860-041 19 Feb 1860 John A. Green Austin
Travis Co.
  original  
1860-059 15 Mar 1860 M. H. Stephen Greenwades Mill
Hill Co.
  original  
1860-073 05 Apr 1860 J. D. Collins Greenwades Mill
Hill Co.
  original  
1860-202 21 Nov 1860 W. K. Karnes ?   original  
1861-024 08 Mar 1861 Jackson Puckett Robertson
Hill Co.
    transcription
1861-??? 28 Oct 1861 J. W. McKisick Fort Graham
Hill Co.
    transcription
1862-004 25 Jan 1862 A. D. Martin Fort Graham
Hill Co.
  original  
1862-031 19 Apr 1862 Julia Martin Fort Graham
Hill Co.
  original transcription
1862-035 15 May 1862 Thomas H. Jones ?   original  
1864-009 26 Jun 1864 T. J. Eubanks ?   original  
1864-013 06 Aug 1864 John T. Flint Fort Sulokowski
Galveston Island
Galveston Co.
Relating the defense of Galveston Island from the Yankees and giving his optimistic opinion of how the Civil War is going for the South. original transcription

Other Documents

Document Subject
E. S. C. Robertson Survey Book This is survey book with a plat of the new Town of Robertson, at the site of Fort Graham, showing streets and lots with names of some of the owners.
Fort Graham Valley Broadside Advertisement for the auction of tracts of land in Fort Graham Valley, Hill County on 02 Dec 1866.