01/HM.56 Guide to the Alba Heywood Family Papers Heywood Finding Aid Authors: Zachary Richardson.

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Guide to the Alba Heywood Family Papers 1858/1948 Manuscripts Overview of the Collection Alba Heywood Family Papers 1858-1948 1909-1929 01/HM.56 16.00 English Manuscripts Correspondence, legal documents, financial documents, printed material, literary productions, photographs, and scrapbooks relating to Alba Heywood's activities as a land developer in the lower Rio Grande Valley town of San Benito, Texas. Administrative History:

HEYWOOD, ALBA (1859–1921). Alba Heywood, oil producer and land developer, son of Chester Wright and Clarissa Beancia (Bannister) Heywood, was born at Kingsville, Ohio, on April 9, 1859. He attended public schools and worked as a newsboy in Cleveland as a teenager. After a stint as a farm laborer, he became a canvassing agent and impersonator; he and his three brothers, Dewey, O. W., and W. Scott, eventually formed a vaudeville team and traveled throughout the country. The Heywood brothers acted quickly upon the discovery of the Spindletop oilfield to form the Heywood Brothers Oil Company, which acquired profitable oil leases at the field. With secure storage, pipelines, and markets, the Heywoods survived the depressed oil prices in the wake of the booms of the early 1900s. Expanding rapidly, the Heywood Company discovered oil at Jennings, Louisiana, in 1902. Alba was on Louisiana Governor N. C. Blanchard's staff with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel from 1904 to 1908. He returned to Texas and helped develop a massive irrigation project in the Rio Grande valley that developed 55,000 acres and founded the city of San Benito. He served as President of the San Benito Land and Water Company, the Jennings-Heywood Oil Syndicate, and the San Benito Bank and Trust Company. In addition, he was secretary of the Jennings Oil Company and of Cameron County Water Improvement District Number Two. Heywood was married to Genevieve Stoy in 1892 and to Francis Turner on July 19, 1906. He was a Bryan Democrat and a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He ultimately made his home at San Benito. He died on September 15, 1921.

Source: Robert Wooster, "HEYWOOD, ALBA," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fhe38), accessed December 03, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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Corporate Name: Battle Creek Sanitarium San Benito Land and Water Company Geographic Name: Battle Creek (Mich.) -- History San Benito (Tex.) -- History Personal Name: Heywood, Alba, 1859-1921 Heywood, Clint. Heywood, Frances Turner Broughton, 1875-1923 Heywood, O. W. Heywood, W. Scott, 1872-1950 Topical Term: Agriculture -- Texas. Heywood, Alba, 1859-1921 -- Archives Heywood, Alba, 1859-1921 -- Correspondence Irrigation farming -- Texas.
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Detailed List of Contents id80710 id23947 1862 Correspondence 1858-1919 704424 id23949 1862 1 Correspondence May 23, 1858 - April 28, 1888 id23950 1862 2 Correspondence May 1, 1888 - July 11, 1904 id23951 1862 3 Correspondence February 14, 1906 - December 16, 1910 id23952 1862 4 Correspondence March 11, 1911 - February 26, 1914 id23953 1862 5 Correspondence July 4, 1915 - September 22, 1916 id23954 1862 6 Correspondence 1917 id23955 1862 7 Correspondence January 2, 1918 - July 19, 1918 id23956 1862 8 Correspondence August 2, 1918 - November 26, 1918 id23957 1862 9 Correspondence January 5, 1919 - February 28, 1919 id23958 1862 10 Correspondence March 4, 1919 - June 25, 1919 id23959 1862 11 Correspondence July 12, 1919 - October 19, 1919 id23960 1862 12 Correspondence October 20, 1919 - October 30, 1919 id23961 1862 13 Correspondence November 2, 1919 - November 15, 1919 id23962 1862 14 Correspondence November 18, 1919 - November 28, 1919 id23963 1862 15 Correspondence November 29, 1919 - December 30, 1919 id23967 1863 Correspondence 1920 - April 1921 704425 id23971 1863 1 Correspondence January 2, 1920 - January 24, 1920 id23972 1863 2 Correspondence January 26, 1920 - February 10, 1920 id23973 1863 3 Correspondence February 12, 1920 - February 27, 1920 id23974 1863 4 Correspondence March 3, ​1920 - March 31, 1920 id23975 1863 5 Correspondence April 1, 1920 - May 31, 1920 id23976 1863 6 Correspondence June 1, 1920 - June 29, 1920 id23977 1863 7 Correspondence July 2, 1920 - July 30, 1920 id23978 1863 8 Correspondence August 2, 1920 - August 14, 1920 id23979 1863 9 Correspondence August 16, 1920 - August 30, 1920 id23980 1863 10 Correspondence September 1, 1920 - September 10, 1920 id23981 1863 11 Correspondence September 13, 1920 - September 28, 1920 id23982 1863 12 Correspondence October 1, 1920 - October 22, 1920 id23983 1863 13 Correspondence November 3, 1920 - November 27, 1920 id23984 1863 14 Correspondence December 3, 1920 - December 30, 1920 id23985 1863 15 Correspondence January 3, 1921 - January 31, 1921 id23986 1863 16 Correspondence February 2, 1921 - Februray 28, 1921 id23987 1863 17 Correspondence March 1, 1921 - March 30, 1921 id23988 1863 18 Correspondence April 1, 1921 - April 4, 1921 id23989 1863 19 Correspondence April 5, 1921 - April 7, 1921 id23990 1863 20 Correspondence April 8, 1921 - April 12, 1921 id24022 1864 Correspondence April 1921 - December 1921 704426 id24023 1864 1 Correspondence April 13, 1921 - April 15, 1921 id24024 1864 2 Correspondence April 16, 1921 - April 18, 1921 id24025 1864 3 Correspondence April 19, 1921 - April 22, 1921 id24026 1864 4 Correspondence April 23, 1921 - April 27, 1921 id24027 1864 5 Correspondence April 27, 1921 - April 30, 1921 id24028 1864 6 Correspondence May 1, 1921 - May 5, 1921 id24029 1864 7 Correspondence May 6, 1921 - May 10, 1921 id24030 1864 8 Correspondence May 11, 1921 - May 13, 1921 id24031 1864 9 Correspondence May 14, 1921 - May 22, 1921 id24032 1864 10 Correspondence May 23, 1921 - May 31, 1921 id24033 1864 11 Correspondence June 1, 1921 - June 8, 1921 id24034 1864 12 Correspondence June 14, 1921 - June 16, 1921 id24035 1864 13 Correspondence June 18, 1921 - July 27, 1921 id24036 1864 14 Correspondence August 1, 1921 - August 31, 1921 id24037 1864 15 Correspondence September 1, 1921 - September 30, 1921 id24038 1864 16 Correspondence October 1, 1921 - October 15, 1921 id24039 1864 17 Correspondence October 17, 1921 - November 15, 1921 id24040 1864 18 Correspondence December 6, 1921 - December 31, 1921 id24042 1865 Correspondence January 1922 - December 1922 704427 id24043 1865 1 Correspondence January 4, 1922 - January 14, 1922 id24044 1865 2 Correspondence January 16, 1922 - January 30, 1922 id24045 1865 3 Correspondence February 1, 1922 - February 18, 1922 id24046 1865 4 Correspondence February 21, 1922 - February 28, 1922 id24047 1865 5 Correspondence March 1, 1922 - March 7, 1922 id24048 1865 6 Correspondence March 8, 1922 - March 17, 1922 id24049 1865 7 Correspondence March 21, 1922 - March 27, 1922 id24050 1865 8 Correspondence March 28, 1922 - April 5, 1922 id24051 1865 9 Correspondence April 6, 1922 -April 27, 1922 id24052 1865 10 Correspondence May 1, 1922 - May 12, 1922 id24053 1865 11 Correspondence May 13, 1922 - May 20, 1922 id24054 1865 12 Correspondence May 21, 1922 - May 29, 1922 id24055 1865 13 Correspondence June 1, 1922 - July 31, 1922 id24056 1865 14 Correspondence August 8, 1922 - October 31, 1922 id24057 1865 15 Correspondence November 3, 1922 - December 28, 1922 id24064 1866 Correspondence January 1923 - May 1925 704428 id24065 1866 1 Correspondence January 6, 1923 - February 9, 1923 id24066 1866 2 Correspondence February 12, 1923 - March 31, 1923 id24067 1866 3 Correspondence April 6, 1923 - May 31, 1923 id24068 1866 4 Correspondence June 1, 1923 - July 12, 1923 id24069 1866 5 Correspondence July 19, 1923 - August 30, 1923 id24070 1866 6 Correspondence September 3, 1923 - September 22, 1923 id24071 1866 7 Correspondence October 1, 1923 - December 27, 1923 id24072 1866 8 Correspondence January 9, 1924 - February 27, 1924 id24073 1866 9 Correspondence March 3, 1924 - April 15, 1924 id24074 1866 10 Correspondence April 16, 1924 - May 24, 1924 id24075 1866 11 Correspondence June 4, 1924 - July 30, 1924 id24076 1866 12 Correspondence August 1, 1924 - August 26, 1924 id24077 1866 13 Correspondence September 5, 1924 - October 15, 1924 id24078 1866 14 Correspondence October 18, 1924 - October 29, 1924 id24079 1866 15 Correspondence November 4, 1924 - December 31, 1924 id24080 1866 16 Correspondence January 1, 1925 - February 12, 1925 id24081 1866 17 Correspondence February 16, 1925 - February 28, 1925 id24082 1866 18 Correspondence March 1, 1925 - May 29, 1925 id24088 1867 Correspondence June 1925 - 1948, undated 704429 id24089 1867 1 Correspondence June 1, 1925 - August 31, 1925 id24090 1867 2 Correspondence September 1, 1925 - December 15, 1925 id24091 1867 3 Correspondence January 4, 1926 - February 28, 1926 id24092 1867 4 Correspondence March 1, 1926 - March 30, 1926 id24093 1867 5 Correspondence April 1, 1926 - May 15, 1926 id24094 1867 6 Correspondence May 17, 1926 - December 5, 1926 id24095 1867 7 Correspondence 1927 id24096 1867 8 Correspondence January 21, 1928 - August 24, 1928 id24097 1867 9 Correspondence September 4, 1928 - December 29, 1928 id24098 1867 10 Correspondence January 3, 1929 - January 12, 1929 id24099 1867 11 Correspondence January 14, 1929 - August 20, 1929 id24100 1867 12 Correspondence 1930-1933 id24101 1867 13 Correspondence 1936-1948 id24102 1867 14 Correspondence undated id24103 1867 15 Correspondence undated id24104 1867 16 Correspondence undated id24105 1867 17 Correspondence undated id24106 1867 18 Correspondence undated id24107 1867 19 Correspondence undated id24723 1868 Legal Documents (Deeds and Abstracts, Nos. 825-3430) 1895-1920 2695 id24727 1868 1 Abstract of Title (No. 825) 1908-1917 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, prepared by the Brownsville, Texas Title Company,

id24740 1868 2 Abstract of Title (No. 1111) 1895-1916 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to lands in Galveston County, Texas, compiled by the Galveston County (Texas) Abstract Co.

id24743 1868 3 Abstract of Title (No. 2437) 1912-1917 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of H. M. Skelton, Brownsville, Texas.

id24744 1868 4 Abstract of Title (No. 2853) 1909-1913 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Co., Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24749 1868 5 Abstract of Title (No. 2854) 1909-1913 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Co., Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24753 1868 6 Abstract of Title (No. 2855) 1907-1913 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Co., Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24755 1868 7 Abstract of Title (No. 2856) 1907-1913 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Co., Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24759 1868 8 Abstract of Title (No. 2858) 1908-1913 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Co., Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24760 1868 9 Abstract of Title (No. 2900) 1908-1912 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Co., Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24763 1868 10 Abstract of Title (No. 2901) 1907-1913 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Co., Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24764 1868 11 Abstract of Title (No. 2903) 1907-1913 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Co., Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24772 1868 12 Abstract of Title (No. 2904) 1907-1913 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Co., Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24775 1868 13 Abstract of Title (No. 2906) 1908-1913 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Co., Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24778 1868 14 Abstract of Title (No. 2907) 1908-1913 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Co., Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24782 1868 15 Abstract of Title (No. 2908) 1907-1913 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Co., Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24783 1868 16 Abstract of Title (No. 2909) 1908 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Co., Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24784 1868 17 Abstract of Title (No. 2910) 1908-1913 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Co., Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24785 1868 18 Abstract of Title (No. 2911) 1908-1913 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Co., Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24786 1868 19 Abstract of Title (No. 3034) 1917-1918 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of H. M. Skelton, Brownsville, Texas.

id24787 1868 20 Abstract of Title (No. 3430 - 1st half) 1909-1920 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, prepared by Brownsville Title Co., Brownsville, Texas.

id24788 1869 Legal Documents (Deeds and Abstracts, Nos. 3430-4916) 1905-1920 2696 id24789 1869 1 Abstract of Title (No. 3430 - 2nd half) 1909-1920 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, prepared by the Brownsville Title Co., Brownsville, Texas.

id24790 1869 2 Abstract of Title (No. 3435) 1919 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of H. M. Skelton, Brownsville, Texas.

id24791 1869 3 Abstract of Title (No. 3845 - 1st half) 1907-1919 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, prepared by the Brownsville Title Company, Brownsville, Texas.

id24792 1869 4 Abstract of Title (No. 3845 - 2nd half) 1907-1919 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, prepared by the Brownsville Title Company, Brownsville, Texas.

id24793 1869 5 Abstract of Title (No. 4491) 1905-1915 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of the Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24794 1869 6 Abstract of Title (No. 4492) 1905-1915 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of the Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24795 1869 7 Abstract of Title (No. 4546) 1915 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas from the land title office of the Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24796 1869 8 Abstract of Title (No. 4905) 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of the Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24797 1869 9 Abstract of Title (No. 4908) 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of the Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24798 1869 10 Abstract of Title (No. 4909) 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of the Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24799 1869 11 Abstract of Title (No. 4910) 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of the Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24800 1869 12 Abstract of Title (No. 4916) 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of the Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24824 1870 Legal Documents (Deeds and Abstracts, Nos. 4917-5129) 1907-1917 2697 id24825 1870 1 Abstract of Title (No. 4917) 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of the Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24826 1870 2 Abstract of Title (No. 4927) 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of the Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24827 1870 3 Abstract of Title (No. 4928) 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of the Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24828 1870 4 Abstract of Title (No. 4929) 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of the Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24829 1870 5 Abstract of Title (No. 4939) 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of the Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24830 1870 6 Abstract of Title (No. 4940) 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of the Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24831 1870 7 Abstract of Title (No. 4941) 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of the Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24832 1870 8 Abstract of Title (No. 4979) 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of the Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24833 1870 9 Abstract of Title (No. 4980) 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of the Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24834 1870 10 Abstract of Title (No. 4981) 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of the Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24835 1870 11 Abstract of Title (No. 5128) 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of the Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24836 1870 12 Abstract of Title (No. 5129) 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of the Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24837 1870 Supplemental Abstract of Title 1907-1913 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title prepared by Brownsville Title Company, Brownsville, Texas. Description above index on first page reads: "SUPPLEMENTAL ABSTRACT covering Block Number Seventeen (17) of the Old Town of San Benito, Now known as 'Alba Junior' Subdivision of Said Block; Cameron County, Texas."

id25359 1871 Legal Documents (Deeds and Abstracts) 1906-1924 2698 id25360 1871 1 Abstract of Title 1906-1910 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas.

id25361 1871 2 Supplemental Abstract of Title 1908-1909 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas.

id25362 1871 3 Abstract of Title 1908-1911 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas.

id25363 1871 4 Abstract of Title 1910-1919 Scope and Contents

Supplemental abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas. Description on Index page reads: "SUPPLEMENTAL ABSTRACT covering Three Hundred (300) acres of land, more or less, known as Block 'D' of the Hicks' Reserve, in Partition Share Number Twenty-four (24), of the Concepcion de Carricitos Grant, Cameron County, Texas."

id25364 1871 5 Abstract of Title 1911 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of the Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id25365 1871 6 Abstract of Title 1911-1913 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownville, Texas.

id25366 1871 7 Abstract of Title 1913 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas.

id25367 1871 8 Abstract of Title 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownville, Texas.

id25368 1871 9 Abstract of Title (Blocks No. 73 & 78) 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas - "Blocks No. 73 and 78 San Benito Land & Water Company's subdivision of Conception de Carrancitos Grant in Cameron County Texas" - from the Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownville, Texas.

id25369 1871 10 Abstract of Title 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas.

id25370 1871 11 Release of Water Lien ; Abstract of Title (No. 1111) 1917 Scope and Contents

Contains release of water lien on Heywood land in Cameron County, Texas. Also contains abstract of title, by Galveston County Abstract Company, to real estate situated in "Galveston County Tex: - Lots Numbered 23, 22, and 24 Block No. 8 Subdivision No. 1 Texas City Heights, being part of the Robert Logan One Third League of Land...."

id25371 1871 12 Abstract of Title undated Scope and Contents

Abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas.

id25372 1871 13 Warranty Deed 1907-1924 Scope and Contents

Warranty deed with vendor's lien to lands of the San Benito Land & Water Co. et al. in Cameron County, Texas.

id25373 1871 14 Deed of Trust - Sultana Heywood 1909 Scope and Contents

Deed of trust from Mrs. Sultana Heywood to John T. McCarthy, Trustee, for Heywood tract of land in Cameron County, Texas. Prepared by K. C. Barkley, Notary Public in and for Harris County, Texas.

id25374 1871 15 Field Notes undated Scope and Contents

Field notes for Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas.

id25375 1871 16 Summary of Title 1920 Scope and Contents

"Summary of title to Block Number Seventeen (17) of the original town of San Benito, Cameron County, Texas, owned by Alba Heywood, as shown by supplemental abstract containing one hundred and forty two (142) pages, prepared by Brownsville Title Co, under certificate no. 3370, dated February 10, 1920."

id24854 1871A Legal Documents - Duplicates (Deeds and Abstracts, Nos. 2853-4981) 1907-1919 2699 id24855 1871A 1 Abstract of Title (No. 2853) - Duplicate 1909-1913 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24856 1871A 2 Abstract of Title (No. 2854) - 3 Copies 1909-1913 Scope and Contents

Three (3) duplicate copies of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24857 1871A 3 Abstract of Title (No. 2855) - Duplicate 1907-1917 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24858 1871A 4 Abstract of Title (No. 2856) - Duplicate 1907-1913 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24859 1871A 5 Abstract of Title (No. 2901) - Duplicate 1907-1910 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24860 1871A 6 Abstract of Title (No. 2901) - Duplicate 1907-1910 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24861 1871A 7 Abstract of Title (No. 2901) - Duplicate 1907-1913 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24862 1871A 8 Abstract of Title (No. 2903) - Duplicate 1907-1913 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24863 1871A 9 Abstract of Title (No. 2904) - Duplicate 1907-1913 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24864 1871A 10 Abstract of Title (No. 2904) - Duplicate 1907-1913 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24865 1871A 11 Abstract of Title (No. 2907) - Duplicate 1908-1913 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24866 1871A 12 Abstract of Title (No. 2908) - Duplicate 1907-1913 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24867 1871A 13 Abstract of Title (No. 2908) - Duplicate 1907-1913 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24868 1871A 14 Abstract of Title (No. 4905) - Duplicate 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24869 1871A 15 Abstract of Title (No. 4905) - Duplicate 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24870 1871A 16 Abstract of Title (No. 4909) - Duplicate 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24871 1871A 17 Abstract of Title (No. 4909) - Duplicate 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24872 1871A 18 Abstract of Title (No. 4909) - Duplicate 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24873 1871A 19 Abstract of Title (No. 4910) - Duplicate 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24874 1871A 20 Abstract of Title (No. 4916) - Duplicate 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24875 1871A 21 Abstract of Title (No. 4917) - Duplicate 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24876 1871A 22 Abstract of Title (No. 4940) - Duplicate 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24877 1871A 23 Abstract of Title (No. 4941) - Duplicate 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24878 1871A 24 Abstract of Title (No. 4941) - Duplicate 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24879 1871A 25 Abstract of Title (No. 4981) - Duplicate 1913-1919 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24880 1871A 26 Abstract of Title (No. 4981) - Duplicate 1913-1919 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24881 1871A 27 Abstract of Title (No. 4981) - Duplicate 1913-1919 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24882 1871A 28 Abstract of Title (No. 4981) - Duplicate 1913-1919 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id24883 1871A 29 Abstract of Title (No. 4928) - Duplicate 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id25278 1871B Legal Documents - Duplicates et al. 1911-1918, 1942 2700 id25279 1871B 1 Abstract of Title (unnumbered) 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id25280 1871B 2 Abstract of Title (unnumbered) 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id25281 1871B 3 Abstract of Title (unnumbered) 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id25282 1871B 4 Abstract of Title (unnumbered) 1913-1917 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id25283 1871B 5 Abstract of Title (unnumbered) 1911-1918 Scope and Contents

Duplicate copy of abstract of title to Heywood lands in Cameron County, Texas, from the land title office of Rio Grande Valley Abstract Company, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

id25284 1871B 6 Memorandum of Agreement August 13, 1925 Scope and Contents

Memorandum of agreement made between O. W. Heywood (administrator of the estate of Alba Heywood, deceased), acting through W. P. Drake (lessor), and W. E. Thomas (vendee).

id25285 1871B 7 Power of Attorney (3 copies) August 13, 1942 Scope and Contents

Declaration of power of attorney for Alba Heywood, Jr. and wife Lucille Heywood by Levie Old, notary public for Brown County, Texas.

id24564 1877 Printed Materials, Literary Productions, Photographs 704430 id24565 1877 1 Printed Material - Circulars and brochures 1916-1917, undated id24566 1877 2 Printed Material - Clippings and advertisements 1912, 1921, 1923, undated id24567 1877 3 Literary Productions - Speeches circa 1900-1910 id24568 1877 4 Literary Productions - Speeches, notes, publications circa 1910-1920 id24569 1877 5 Literary Productions - Speeches, notes, publications circa 1910-1920 id24570 1877 6 Literary Productions - Speeches, notes, publications circa 1910-1920 id24571 1877 7 Literary Productions - Speeches, notes, publications 1916, circa 1910-1920 id24572 1877 8 Literary Productions - Speeches and poetry 1919, circa 1910-1920 id24573 1877 9 Literary Productions - Speeches and poetry 1916, 1920, undated id24574 1877 10 Literary Productions 1947, undated Scope and Contents

Contains silhouette of unidentified man and Costume Drawing by Hazel R. Doten and Constance Boulard (Pitman Publishing Corporation, copyright 1947).

id24575 1877 11 Scrapbook - Photographs Scope and Contents

Photocopies of Heywood scrapbook photographs (possibly related to Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920)

id180754 1877 12 Copy Negatives no date Scope and Contents

This folder contains copy negatives of prints and scrapbook material in the collection.

id180755 1877 13 Copy Prints no date Scope and Contents

Copy black and white prints that document the Heywood family's activities.

id24192 1878A Oversize Box 1888-1921, undated 706396 id24193 1878A Newspaper clipping 1921 Scope and Contents

"Beautified Park as Heywood Memorial Proposed at Funeral: Citizens of Entire Valley Pay Final Respects to San Benito Pioneer"

id24194 1878A San Benito Daily Light clipping 1921 Scope and Contents

"Colonel Heywood"

id24195 1878A Humorous poem re: Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and Battle Creek Sanitarium 1921? id24196 1878A Typed speech and song written about Rio Grande Valley undated id24197 1878A Death announcement and invitation March 17, 1920 Scope and Contents

Death announcement and invitation to the funeral of Maria Garcia de Correa of Brownsville, Texas, addressed to Mr. Alba Heywood of San Benito, Texas.

id24198 1878A Newspaper clipping 1921 Scope and Contents

"Colonel Alba Heywood, Valley Pioneer, Dies Suddenly at Home: Heart Attack, Following Long Illness Proves Fatal; Funeral Wednesday."

id24199 1878A Newspaper clipping undated Scope and Contents

"Death Takes Widow of Colonel Alba Heywood: Mrs. Frances Heywood, Pioneer of San Benito, Dies After Long Illness - Helped to Establish Town Here in Heart of Wilderness."

id24200 1878A The Daily Journal clipping April 20, 1888 Scope and Contents

"Proffessor C.W. Heywood. Sketch of his Long and Useful Career."

id24201 1878A Newspaper clipping between 1923 and 1929 Scope and Contents

"Tax on Heirs Called Unjust: Coolidge Charges U. S. Levy On Inheritance Nears Point of Confiscation."

id24202 1878A Heywood scrapbook 1911-1921 Scope and Contents

Scrapbook and loose leaf pages containing newspaper clippings re: Alba Heywood, Frances Heywood, Alba Heywood, Jr., and San Benito, Texas.

id24213 1878B Oversize Box 1908-1909, 1921 706394 id24214 1878B San Benito Daily Light clipping 1921 Scope and Contents

"Colonel Alba Heywood--An Appreciation, By Frank Caldwell"

id24215 1878B San Benito Land and Water Company scrapbook 1908-1909 Scope and Contents

Scrapbook by San Benito Land and Water Company promoting San Benito, Texas and its early progress. Contains informational letter and photographs of San Benito scenes with descriptions.

id24221 1878C Oversize Box circa 1900-1910 706397 id24412 1878C Scrapbook circa 1900-1910 Scope and Contents

Scrapbook containing scenes of San Benito, Texas with "comments" written by Alba Heywood, Jr.

id24413 1878D Oversize Box 1901-1929, undated 706395 id24415 1878D Engineering blueprint 1901 Scope and Contents

Blueprint of "Section Showing Strata of the Lucas Oil Well, 'Spindle Top Heights', Beaumont, Texas.", by the Beaumont Engineering Co., Beaumont, Texas.

id24417 1878D Photograph circa 1900-1910 Scope and Contents

Photographic print of Alba Heywood with surveyor's map by "Wheelus" of Corpus Christi, Texas. These lines are written under the print: "Come out from under that hat, we know you'r there / Mapping out city of San Benito".

id24418 1878D Photograph 1911 Scope and Contents

Photographic print of Alba Heywood (leaning on cotton bale) and four other men at Houston Cotton Exchange. In the photograph, the following is written on the cotton bale: "FIRST BALE on earth year 1911. Grown by E. Matz, San Benito, Texas". Additionally, the following description is written on the photograph: "Houston Cotton Exchange. June 11th 5:30 A.M. First Bale Season 1911. Schlueter, Houston."

id24532 1878D Photograph undated Scope and Contents

Portrait of Alba Heywood.

id24533 1878D Tax receipt March 29, 1926 Scope and Contents

Receipt for taxes paid in Starr County, Texas.

id24534 1878D Tax receipt January 22, 1923 Scope and Contents

Receipt for taxes paid in Cameron County, Texas.

id24535 1878D Balance sheet 1924 Scope and Contents

Balance sheet for H.M. Page.

id24536 1878D Balance sheet 1921 Scope and Contents

Balance sheet listing account balances.

id24539 1878D Bank statements May 1923 - January 1929 Scope and Contents

Statements of account at San Benito Bank & Trust Co. for estate of Alba Heywood.

id24542 1878D Bank statements July 1923 - February 1929 Scope and Contents

Statements of account at San Benito Bank & Trust Co. for estate of Frances Heywood.

id24544 1878D Tax documents 1924-1928 Scope and Contents

Individual income tax returns for Alba Heywood, Jr. for the years 1924, 1927, and 1928.

id24546 1878D Tax documents 1923-1928 Scope and Contents

Fiduciary returns of income for estate of Alba Heywood for the years 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, and 1928.

id24547 1878D Tax documents 1925, 1928 Scope and Contents

Individual income tax returns for Alba Heywood for the years 1925 and 1928.

id24548 1878D Tax documents 1922-1928 Scope and Contents

Fiduciary returns of income for Frances Heywood from 1922 to 1928.

id24549 1878D Trial balances 1921, 1928 Scope and Contents

Trial balances for the estate of Alba Heywood, dated December 5, 1921 and December 31, 1928.

id24550 1878D Financial material March 1922 Scope and Contents

Inventory and list of claims for Alba Heywood Estate.

id24551 1878D Financial material January 1929 Scope and Contents

Ledger page 140.

id24555 1878D Advertisement 1922 Scope and Contents

Advertising circulars for Butler Perryman Interests (Houston, Texas), dated May 13, 1922 and Standard Oil Company, dated April 24, 1922.

id125826 1878E Photo Print Box 706545 id125827 1878F Photo Print Box, Mats 706546
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