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  • Primarily printed books, ephemera, and manuscript material. To a lesser extent, there are also material artifacts.

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  • Local, TxAM

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Thomas F. Collison and Elizabeth Mason Collison Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000298
  • Collection
  • 1970-1971

This collection contains a variety of materials including the personal papers and research materials related to Thomas F. Collison, a journalist, and author who resided in California from the 1950s until his death in 1997. The collection consists of working papers, typescripts, manuscript notes, correspondence, and scrapbooks related to Thomas Collison's research into the life and work of Miguel de Cervantes. Additionally, the collection includes photographs of the packing and shipment of the book collection.

Of particular interest is a manuscript written by Thomas Collison for his unpublished book, Miguel de Cervantes. The Pictorial Life of Cervantes (1547-1616). His Times, His Works, His Place in Literature. The manuscript is unfinished and the collection contains only two chapters. Collison turned his interest to Spain in 1962 when he and his wife, Elizabeth, began splitting their time between their home in California and La Herradura, Spain. It is unknown when Collison stopped working on his manuscript, but it is thought to be in the late 1980s due to declining health.

Another item of interest is two large scrapbooks created by Collison. The scrapbooks were likely used as a reference for his manuscript. The scrapbooks, titled "Pictorial Life of Cervantes" and "Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra", contain pictures and notes that document Miguel de Cervantes' life, work, and influences.

William Youens Family Papers

  • TxAM-CRS 1594
  • Collection
  • 1836-1946; undated

This collection contains letters, newspaper clippings, postcards, empty envelopes, and stamps. The collection contains over 600 items in total, with four letters, and forty-eight postcards. However, the majority of this collection is made up of envelopes.

Most of the correspondence relates to William Youens (1848-1930), his wife Mary (Kennard) Youens (1856-1941) of Navasota, Texas, and their children Anne Caroline Youens (1883-1959), Emmie Lucy Youens (1885-1967), Herbert Percy Youens (1889-1978) and Clifford Kennard Youens (1891-1977). The correspondence concerns the travels of family members and the service of Herbert Youens in Europe during World War I. Of particular interest is a letter written to Judge John R. Kennard, Mary Youens' father by Texas Governor James W. Throckmorton on January 5, 1867. In this letter, Throckmorton references a court case concerning the use of United States Army troops to provide protection for freedmen. Mentioned in the letter are General Charles Griffin, commandant of the Texas sub-district, General Joseph Barr Kiddoo, assistant commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau, and Jacob Carl Maria Degress, assistant commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau of the eastern division of the state. Judge Kennard was an early settler of Grimes County.

This collection was originally in a white metal box with the word "BREAD" printed in gold. The collection appears to have been compiled for its stamps, as many have been removed. Some of the stamps were collected in envelopes at the end of the collection.