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Overview

Historical Note

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Duplicate Certificate Records, 1845-1874


Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records

A Guide to the Duplicate Certificate Records, 1845-1874



Overview

Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Title: Duplicate Certificate Records
Inclusive Dates: 1845-1874
Abstract: Duplicate Certificate Vouchers were provided to grantees and/or their heirs who may have lost their original certificate. The Records contain affidavits and other documents attesting to the loss of a land certificate and eligibility for a duplicate to be issued by the General Land Office. The Records also include an early and incomplete index for voucher numbers 1-332 and a second, more complete index.
Identification: AR.249
Quantity: 20.6 Linear feet, (48 document boxes, 1 oversized box)
Location: File Vault
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records

Historical Note

Duplicate Certificate Vouchers were provided to grantees and/or their heirs who may have lost their original certificate. To receive a replacement or duplicate certificate, the individual had to present documented evidence that a certificate had been issued at one time.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Duplicate Certificate Records contain affidavits and other documents attesting to the loss of a land certificate and eligibility for a duplicate to be issued by the General Land Office. The Records include an early and incomplete index for voucher numbers 1-332 and a second, more complete index.

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Arrangement

The Vouchers are arranged by file number. Both indexes are organized alphabetically by name of grantee. The incomplete index lists the number of certificate, name of grantee, quantity of land, date of issuance, and number of report. The second index lists name of grantee, number of certificate, page, and volume number.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

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Index Terms

Republic and State Land Grant Programs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Short title of Document], [Date: Day-Month-Year]. Box [#], Folder [#], p. [#]. Duplicate Certificate Records (AR.249). Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Duplicate Certificate Records, 1845-1874

Box
G254-G301 Duplicate Certificate Vouchers 1845-1874
Oversized Box
OS 116 Index to Duplicate Certificates, No. 1-332, October 13, 1856-November 20, 1860
Index to Duplicate Certificates, undated

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