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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Andrews Family Papers, circa 1820-1874

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Andrews Family Papers, circa 1820-1874



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Andrews Family
Title: Andrews Family Papers
Dates: Circa 1820-1874
Creator Abstract: Edmund Andrews (circa 1814–1843) was a settler in Stephen F. Austin's colony, arriving in Brazoria County, Texas, in 1830 December from Carolina. He remained there and served as a judge and postmaster of San Luis. In 1830, Andrews married Isabella Maria Barclay, a widow, and adopted her three children, two of whom were Henry and Edwin Marston Barclay.
Content Abstract: The collection contains correspondence, legal documents, and financial documents, including several letters from Isabella M. Andrews to her son, Henry Barclay Andrews. Also included are documents associated with Edmund Andrews and Edwin Marston Barclay.
Identification: Doc 6010
Extent: 10 items (10 folders)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Biographical Note

Edmund Andrews (circa 1814–1843) was a settler in Stephen F. Austin's colony, arriving in Brazoria County, Texas, in 1830 December from Carolina. He remained there and served as a judge and postmaster of San Luis. In 1830, Andrews married Isabella Maria Barclay, a widow. He adopted her three children, two of whom were Henry and Edwin Marston Barclay.

Edmund's adopted stepson Henry Barclay Andrews was born on 1828 September 21 on the island of St. Thomas in the West Indies. Henry moved to Galveston in 1844 and became a merchant. Over the next decades, he held various positions in Galveston, including a district court attorney, postmaster, and Civil War soldier. In 1863 he was made chief of the Texas Labor Bureau and in 1864 was elected to the Texas legislature. Andrews' railroad career began in 1868, and he eventually became a vice-president and general manager of the Galveston, Harrisburg, and San Antonio Railroad. Andrews moved to San Antonio in 1877, and he died there on 1895 April 14. On 1846 July 10, Andrews married Martha E. Wynn, with whom he had nine children. He later married Mary (Mollie) Huston Smith (1837-1917), widow of Frank Smith, with whom he had one son.

References

Hazlewood, Claudia. "Henry Barclay Andrews." Handbook of Texas Online. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fan18.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains correspondence, legal documents, and financial documents, including several letters from Isabella M. Andrews to her son, Henry Barclay Andrews. Also included are documents associated with Edmund Andrews and Edwin Marston Barclay.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

No restrictions. The collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Please be advised that the library does not hold the copyright to most of the material in its archival collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure those rights when needed. Permission to reproduce does not constitute permission to publish. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright, literary property rights, and libel.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Andrews family.
Andrews, Edmund.
Andrews, Isabella Maria.
Andrews, Henry Barclay, 1828-1895.
Barclay, Edwin Marston.
Locations
Brazoria (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Genres/Formats
Family papers.
Correspondence.

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Related Material

Andrews and Groos Families Papers, 1839-1877, Doc 9476, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Gail Borden Papers, 1818-1897, 25-0001 thru 25-0521, Galveston and Texas History Center, Rosenberg Library, Galveston, Texas.

Eliza Anderson Cramer Papers, 1860-1866, 70-1150 through 70-1178, Galveston and Texas History Center, Rosenberg Library, Galveston, Texas.

George W. Grover Papers, 1824-1896, 51-0004 through 51-0125, Galveston and Texas History Center, Rosenberg Library, Galveston, Texas.

J. F. Perry Papers, 67-0059, Galveston and Texas History Center, Rosenberg Library, Galveston, Texas.

Samuel May Williams Papers, 1819-1864, 23-0002 through 23-4503, Galveston and Texas History Center, Rosenberg Library, Galveston, Texas.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Andrews Family Papers, circa 1820-1874, Doc 6010, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Bettie James Groos Cooper, 1990 July.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker.

Finding aid edited by Kay Garsnett, 2010 January.

Finding aid edited and encoded by Caitlin Donnelly, 2010 October.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Andrews Family Papers, circa 1820-1874

The items are arranged chronologically.
Folder
1 Letter: Edwin Marston Barcley, New Orleans, Louisiana, to I. M. Andrews, Brazoria, Texas, [circa 1820-1829] January 1.
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2 Title bond: Edmund Andrews to Olwyn P. Trask, Brazoria, Texas, 1836 February 18. Attached cancellation, 1839 October 28.
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3 Letter: Isabella M. Andrews, Brazoria, Texas, to Henry L. B. Andrews, Galveston, Texas, 1844 November 10.
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4 Letter: I. M. Andrews, Brazoria, Texas, to Henry L. B. Andrews, Galveston, Texas, 1844 December 9.
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5 Letter: Isabella M. Andrews, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Henry B. Andrews, Galveston, Texas, 1846 January 20.
Folder
6 Letter: Isabella Maria Andrews, Brazoria, Texas, to Henry B. Andrews, Galveston, Texas, 1846 May 26.
Folder
7 Letter: Isabella M. Andrews, Brazoria, Texas, to Henry B. Andrews, Galveston, Texas, 1846 December 8.
Folder
8 Letter: Isabella M. Andrews, Brazoria, Texas, to Henry B. Andrews, Galveston, Texas, 1847 April 7.
Folder
9 Receipt: Horace Blakesley to H. B. Andrews, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1850 January 23.
Folder
10 Letter: Thomas G. Masterson, Brazoria, Texas, to H. B. Andrews, 1874 July 9.

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