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Only collections with inventories are listed in alphabetical order. This represents about half of the material in the archives. Please contact the History Center regarding other materials available.

Fatio, Felipe Papers, 1817-1819; 36-0002. 82 pages.
Correspondence of Don Felipe Fatio, Spanish Consul at New Orleans and Diego Morphy, Vice-Consul, with Captain-General of the Island of Cuba. Concerns activities of Lafitte brothers, Aury, Mina and Perry at Galveston.

Fire Department Notebook, 1877-1878; 30-0839. 1 volume.
Handwritten notebook listing fires and alarms answered by Galveston Hook and Ladder Company Number One during a two-year period.

First Baptist Church Papers, 1882-1938; 79-0000. 5 inches.
Account book, building fund, constitution & by-laws plus Bible class records for Martha Poole’s classes.

First Hutchings-Sealy National Bank Ledgers, 1875-1966; 80-0001. 54 volumes.
Ledger volumes of the bank and earlier banking firms, which have been incorporated into the present bank.

First National Bank of Galveston Papers, 1879-1955; 72-1994.
Records a period of financial instability for the bank during 1879-1899. Also includes ledger and work sheets from 1946-1955, before the merger with Hutchings- Sealy National Bank.

First Presbyterian Church Letters, 1852-1853; 70-0163 thru 70-0170. 8 items.
Letters, extracts of statements and minutes of the church trustees concerning a controversy between the board of trustees and Mr. B. S. Parsons, church treasurer and Galveston merchant.

First Presbyterian Church Records, 1839-1975; 76-0039. 5 feet.
First Protestant church organized on Galveston Island. Includes church minutes, congregational and Sunday School records.

First Texas Cavalry, C.S.A. Company Roll, n.d.; 77-0011. 1 page.
Roll listing officers and privates of this confederate company.

Focke, John Papers, 1861-1917; 04-0028. 22 items.
German American cotton merchant who settled in Galveston after the Civil War and formed a partnership with Henry Wilkins. Confederate Texas Treasury Warrants and script, receipts and stock certificates, passport, Garden Verein certificate, incorporation notice, promissory note, business cards, news clippings and announcements and notices of Relief Committee following the 1900 hurricane.

Focke 1900 Storm Telegrams, 1900; 95-0023. 6 items.
Telegrams regarding safety of the Focke family, who had two daughters studying in Germany.

Focke, Wilkins & Lange 1900 Storm Notice, 1900; 93-0025. 1 item.
Notice “to our friends” from Focke, Wilkens & Lange, regarding 1900 Storm.

Fontaine, Sherman A. Correspondence, 1967; 71-0192 thru 71-0195. 4 items.
Letter describing the Hendley Building in Galveston and experiences in the 1915 hurricane.

Fort Point Light Station Journal, 1898-1906; 73-0381. 1 volume.
Log of wind velocities, weather reports, and other events in the vicinity of the point.

Fox, Stephen Research Collection, 1879-1997; 97-0001. 1 box.
Articles on the architecture of Galveston.

Fox, Warren F. Papers, 1920-1972; 79-0009. 5 inches.
300 page manuscript with photographs for an unpublished book, “Our Enemy The Rat.”

Franklin, Robert Morris Papers, 1886-1909; 28-0061 thru 28-0101. 41 items.
Papers and plans for a seawall for Galveston, submitted to the Galveston Seawall Committee of which Judge Franklin was a member.

Fraser, Andrew Papers, 1924-50; 83-0002. 9 items.
Architectural drawings for 7 projects in Galveston, Austin, and Mobile, AL.

French Benevolent Society of Galveston Records, 1860-1925; 25-0591. 1 ½ inches.
Records consist of a notebook listing deceased and living members, a copy of the 1871 charter incorporating the society, and a typescript history of the organization.


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