George Douglas

Document Type

Finding Aid

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Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of documents belonging to George Douglas, including a Civil War journal describing the battle of Sabine Pass, Texas, a land grant certificate from the governor of Texas, and two photos of Douglas. Includes photocopies of the day book of Nathaniel Lynn Douglas, beginning in 1830, loan and legal papers for the Douglas family, and correspondence between Douglas family members.

Biographical Note

George Douglas served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

Donor Note



Arranged in seven folders numerically. Various collections of letters, legal documents, loan papers, journals, daybooks, and other writings are found in no particular order within each folder.

Content List

[First Folder] Finding Aid
Folder 1 - Correspondence, Loan Papers
Copies of numerous correspondence within the Douglas family
Copies of loan papers from 1939
Folders 2 and 3- Correspondence and Legal Papers
Land deed from 1887
Warranty deed from 1891
To Lizzie Douglas from L. A. Jettson (March 20, 1883, March 3, 1878, Feb. 1, 1874)
To Lizzie Douglas from Maybel Jettson (April 8, 1874)
To Lizzie Douglas from L. Columbia Goodloe (Jan. 21, 1874)
To Lizzie Douglas from Lizzie Graves (two with no date, March 10, 1867, Sep. 16, 1868, Sep. 30, 1867, Aug. 28, 1867, May 10, 1867, Nov. 20, 1868)
To Lizzie Douglas from M. E. Goodloe (Feb. 12, 1865)
To George Douglas from sisters Lizzie and Laura (during Civil War)
To George Douglas from Sue Bell and Lizzie (Aug. 19, 1864)
To George Douglas from Laura Douglas (one with no date, Feb. 1, 1865)
To George Douglas from Lizzie Douglas (three with no date, April 21, 1865, April 14, 1864, Nov. 13, 1864, Feb. 19, 1864, June 28, 1864, April 30, 1864, Sep. 6, 1864, Aug. 5, 1864)
Various legal papers, including promissory notes, warranty deeds, power of attorney papers, inventory of N. L. Douglas' land (1874), tax documents, and correspondence about the inheritance of Rebecca Alexander
To N. L. Douglas from Henry Douglas (Jan. 12, 1855)
To Mary Douglas from Henry Douglas (April 8, 1853)
To N. L. Douglas from James Bass (April 18, 1854)
Poem by George Douglas (1867) and various other poems
Two Letters to Lizzie Douglas from Sarah Gail Douglas Headrick (one 1893)
One unidentified letter, and 2 portions of letters (one mentions Lizze and Laura Douglas and one mentions George's death in 1923)
Endorsement from congregation at Sylvana Church for George Douglas in 1883
Sermon notes of L. Douglas in 1883
"The Beauty of Culture" by Sarah Douglas (essay)
"Parting from Friends" by Emma Bell (essay)
To Sue Bell from L. H. Jettson (Feb. 20, 1870)
To George and Lizzie Douglas from Jesse Douglas (Aug. 30, 1869)
To Sarah Douglas from Jesse Douglas (June 15, 1884)
To George Douglas from Jesse Douglas (Nov. 28, 1869)
Folder 4 – Correspondence
Songs by Emily Douglas
Correspondence from Rebecca Goodloe to her daughters
Correspondence to Mary Douglas from Miriam Stevenson
Various correspondence involving Rebecca Winneford, George Douglas, Lizzie Douglas, N. L. Douglas, Mary Douglas, J. D. Orr, J. M. Bell and Sue Bell, and Laura Douglas
Folder 5 - Daybook of N.L. Douglas
The Daybook of N. L. Douglas of Murfreesboro TN and Ellis County, Liberty Settlement, Red Oak TX beginning Jan. 4, 1830 Business correspondence of N. L. Douglas
Folder 6 – Correspondence
To Sue Bell from J. N. Bell (no date)
To Sue Bell from George Douglas (Jan. 28, 1869)
To Lizzie Douglas from George Douglas (March 20, 1864, May 10, 1864, July 10, 1864)
To George Douglas from Sue Bell (one with no date, Feb. 10, 1863, May 7, 1863)
To George Douglas from J. M. Bell (April 2, 1864)
To George Douglas from Lizzie and Laura (Jan. 11, 1864)
To George Bell from Rebecca Winneford (July 23, 1864, Feb. 21, 1864, May 12, 1863, Sep. 4, 1864, Dec. 11, 1864, March 5, 1864)
To George Douglas from N. B. Winneford (1863)
To George Douglas from Lizzie Douglas (two from 1863 - month unknown, April 15, 1863, Jan. 22, 1863, Feb. 10, 1863, May 7, 1863, April 2, 1863)
To George and Warren from Lizzie (Jan. 28, 1863)
Folder 7 - Poems and Miscellaneous
Numerous poems by George Douglas from 1860's and 1870's
Essay: "What are social parties?" by George Douglas
Copy of George's personal notebook, including financial records and personal recordings


Churches of Christ--Texas



Extent of Collection

1 linear feet (2 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #5

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Ron Longwell, Audrey Schaffner, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz

Subjects--Personal Names

Emily Douglas
Rebecca Goodloe
Mary Douglas
Miriam Stevenson
Rebecca Winneford
George Douglas
Lizzie Douglas
N. L. Douglas
J. D. Orr
J. M. Bell
J. N. Bell
Sue Bell
Laura Doulas
George Bell
N. B. Winneford
Warren Douglas
L. A. Jettson
Maybel Jettson
L. Columbia Goodloe
Lizzie Graves
M. E. Goodloe
Rebecca Alexander
Henry Douglas
James Bass
Sarah Gail Douglas Headrick
Emma Bell
L. H. Jettson
Jess Douglas
Sarah Douglas


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