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Accession 2005-M-003, 1844 - 1983

 Series
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.

Dates

  • 1844 - 1983

Extent

From the Collection: 9.00 Linear feet

General

The accession includes materials related to Daniel Beall Jarvis and his wife Martha Lipscomb, parents of Ann Day McDermott and Daniel Jarvis. The bulk of the series pertains to real state and other family business (Jarvis Land Co., Old Cobweb Development Co. and Tiger Mining Co.). Correspondence, photographs, genealogy notes and other documents—such as Martha Lipscomb’s personal diary and Isaac Van Zandt’s last will and testament—all relate to the Jarvis and Van Zandt’s family history. With the exception of “Notes” and “Photographs,” the accession is arranged alphabetically by person.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

Contact:
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