These documents contain the history of the early settlements in Galveston from the original Native American fishing camp to Spanish and Mexican military outposts to pirate headquarters and then to revolutionaries.
These documents discuss the early names of the Galveston area and when the current name Galveston was established. Early names include: Malhado ; St. Louis ; Isle de Culebra ; Galveztown ; Campeachy ; Saccharappa.
Articles published by the Texas State Historical Association from 1897-1898 about the experiences of early German settlers, tribal society among Texas Indians, defunct counties of Texas, and Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca.
Early information about Washington County from the Texas Encyclopedia; the temporary location of the seat of government; the permanent location of the seat of government; and a study of the route taken by Cabeza de Vaca in Texas.