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Edmund Andrews (circa 1814-1843) was a resident of Brazoria County, Texas, where he practiced law. His stepson, Henry B. Andrews (1828-1895) lived in Galveston and San Antonio, working as a lawyer, public servant, and businessman. Members of the Groos family came to Texas from Germany in 1848. Three brothers formed the mercantile and banking business F. Groos and Co. of San Antonio. A granddaughter of Henry B. Andrews, Bettina James, married Carl F. Groos, a son of one of the pioneer banking brothers.

Legal documents, letters, and printed material are part of the Andrews and Groos families papers, representing two San Antonio,Texas, families joined by marriage. Included are certificates for lots in the town of San Luis,Texas, issued to Edmund Andrews in connection with stock for the Brazos and Galveston Railroad Company. Letters from two members of Texas' congressional delegation, Senator Sam Houston and Representative David S. Kaufman, respond to their honorary membership in the Galveston Lyceum, extended in 1847 by Henry B. Andrews. Also included are two physicians' certificates which exempt Charles Groos from service in the Confederate Army, and a business letter from F. Groos and Co.


Civil War, Railroads, Family papers, Correspondence

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Andrews and Groos Families Papers, 1839-1877



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