Ida Van Zandt Jarvis and James J. Jarvis Papers, 1841 - 1928
Series — Box: 1-3
The Jarvis – Van Zandt Family papers include legal documents, land titles, photographs, personal correspondence, news clippings, genealogy notes, and ephemera covering a period of more than one hundred seventy years. Letters, diaries, and reminiscences written in the 19th and 20th centuries found in the papers offer insights on the life of Texas pioneers. Other materials, such as business, tax, and real estate records shed light on some aspects of Fort Worth’s economic history. The collection does not include substantial information about Texas Christian University, although some correspondence and administrative materials related to Ida Van Zandt and her son Van Zandt Jarvis pertain to TCU students’ life at the turn of the century. Special Collections received the papers in several stages. The listing begins with the personal correspondence between James J. Jarvis and Ida Van Zandt Jarvis, the first records received in this collection. From there, the papers are arranged by accession, meaning each successive donation of papers has been kept separate from those that came before it.
- 1841 - 1928
From the Collection: 9.00 Linear feet
The papers consist largely of personal letters to and from James J. Jarvis and his wife Ida Van Zandt. Some letters pertain to the family’s involvement with Add-Ran College (later Texas Christian University). The papers also include letters, papers, and account records of James J. Jarvis’s investments in the real estate business. An item level inventory can be found in the online PDF finding aid.
- From the Collection: Jarvis, Daniel (Person)
- From the Collection: Jarvis, Daniel Beall (Person)
- From the Collection: Jarvis, Ida Van Zandt (Person)
- From the Collection: Jarvis, James J. (Person)
- From the Collection: Jarvis Family (Family)
- From the Collection: Van Zandt, Isaac (Person)
- From the Collection: Van Zandt, K. M. (Khleber Miller) (Person)
- From the Collection: Van Zandt Family (Family)