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Collection — Folder: 0004
Content Description The collection consists of thirteen letters written from Brownsville, Texas starting January 1866 to June 1866 by Acca L. Colby Purdy and her husband Warren G. Purdy to their family in Chicago, Illinois. In addition, there are two portrait images; one of Acca and the other of Warren. The correspondence narrates life in Brownsville and the nearby areas as well as the living conditions. Acca begins writing from Brownsville on January 18, 1866. She speaks of Major Plato who was the...
Dates: 1865-12-26 - 1866-06-16
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 77 digitized postcards pertaining to Fort Brown, Harding presidential visit, U.S. Army life on the border, Rio Grande River, Brownsville, Fort Brown Motor Hotel, and the Oblates.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1908 - 1968
Content Description This scrapbook contains photographs of scenes around Brownsville, San Benito, and Point Isabel. Photographs depict soldiers daily living while in camp or in the march during the Mexican Border War of 1916. The photographs were taken during the summer and fall of 1916.
Dates: 1916-07-21 - 1916-12-16
Scope and Contents The Fort Brown Quartermaster's Ledger consists of two-page reports that were originally bound in a single volume. The reports describe specifications for buildings on the Fort Brown military installation. This includes information about the floor plans, building dimensions, construction materials, mechanicals, appliances, and any changes or updates made to the building over time.There are 192 buildings covered within the ledger from Fort Brown, in Brownsville, Texas, and four from...
Dates: 1919 - 1946
Collection — Container: 0038
Scope and Contents This collection of one document case contains research files on Major Jacob Brown whom Brownsville is named after.
Dates: 1978 - 1979
Scope and Contents This is an ongoing collection combining History Harvests from both Edinburg and Brownsville campuses. The objective of these History Harvests is to create a community collection from the area's families documenting local, regional, and national history to be held at the UTRGV University Library and made available for research, teaching, and educational exhibitions.
Dates: 2014-09-27; 2017-10-14; 2018-11-03
- Subject: Fort Brown (Brownsville, Tex.) X
- University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Special Collections and Archives, Brownsville Campus 3
- University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Special Collections and Archives Digital Collections 3
- Brown, Jacob, 1789-1846 1
- Case, George Baxter 1
- Purdy, Acca L. Colby (Acca Laurentia), 1844-1909 1
- Purdy, Warren Grafton, 1843-1910 1
- Villarreal, Ambrosio, Jr. 1