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Collection Charles Heuermann Papers
Object Name Correspondence
Creator Charles Heuermann
Scope & Content Correspondence, forms, notes, and a newspaper article, 1904 - 1916, make up the Charles Heuermann Papers. These items document Mr. Heuermann's involvement in local efforts to preserve and memorialize the site of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo in San Antonio, which had played a pivotal role in the Texas War for Independence from Mexico. This collection also references the conflict that arose between Adina de Zavala and Clara Driscoll Sevier, the two women who led the efforts of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (the oldest patriotic women's organization in the state) in preserving the Alamo battle site.

The papers consist of twenty-five items, primarily handwritten or typed. The papers are arranged chronologically and include correspondence to and from Texas Governor O.B. Colquitt (1912); from Adina de Zavala (1912 and 1913); from Emil Locke, General Manager of the Alamo Heroes' Monument Association (1913); to founding DRT member and historian Mrs. A.B. Looscan from Julian H. Erkner (1913); and from Texas Senator Julius Real (1913). Other items include a membership letter and forms for Adina de Zavala's Texas Historic Landmarks Association, undated notes, a newspaper clipping dated Mar. 31, 1912, and a typed copy of an article appearing in the El Paso Morning Times on Jan. 5, 1914.


Dates of Creation 1904 - 1916
Extent of Description 2 folders, 9.5 x 14.5 inches
Subjects Alamo Heroes' Monument Association
Texas Historic Landmarks Association
People Colquitt, O.B. (1861 - 1940)
Coppini, Pompeo (1870 - 1957)
De Zavala, Adina (1861 - 1955)
Erkner, Julius H.
Heuermann, Charles (1861-1944)
King, Henry C., Jr.
Locke, Emil
Looscan, Mrs. A.B.
Real, Julius
Language of Material English
Credit line Courtesy of the San Antonio Conservation Society Foundation
Accession number AR-2015-0001