de Bona, Leonard, Papers, 1887-1903 and undated

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bona, Leonard de

Title: Leonard de Bona Papers

Dates: 1887-1903 and undated

Abstract: The papers of Leonard de Bona, dating from 1887-1903 and undated, contain letters relating to his Eagle Pass Hardware and Supply Store. Most letters are from neighboring Texas communities ordering supplies.

Collection #: S 1762.1

Quantity: 1 box (1 linear foot)

Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Leonard de Bona was a businessman in Eagle Pass, Texas, possibly of Italian descent, who ran a hardware and supply store in that area for nearly 20 years.

Scope and Content

Collection of correspondence relating to Leonard de Bona's Eagle Pass Hardware and Supply Store from 1887-1903 and undated. Approximately 500 letters, varying states of condition, some browning.

An important archive for a Hispanic businessman on the border in Eagle Pass, Texas, with nearly 500 letters, most from neighboring Texas Communities and order supplies.


The collection is organized by correspondence and chronologically


Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.

Subjects (Persons)

  • Bona, Leonard de
  • Subjects (Organizations)

  • Eagle Pass Hardware and Supply Store of Texas
  • Subjects (Places)

  • Eagle Pass (Tex.)
  • Subjects

  • Hardware
  • Hispanic American businesspeople--Texas--Eagle Pass
  • Administrative Information

    Preferred Citation

    Leonard de Bona Papers, 1887-1903 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


    Collection accession #(s): 2012-0198-X

    Purchase, 2012

    Processed by: Whitney Farmer, 2012

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    Box 1


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