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Descriptive Summary

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Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Blackburn-Townsend Family Papers



Descriptive Summary

Creator Blackburn-Townsend
Title Blackburn-Townsend Family Papers,
Dates: 1821 (1865-1909) 1918.
Abstract Closely related to the William A. Blackburn Papers, the collection pertains to the extended Blackburn-Townsend families, family affairs, the business of several successive family law firms in Austin, land transactions, a furniture enterprise in Taylor, mining in California and Mexico, and political activities in which various members of the families participated.
Extent 3 ft., 9 in.; manuscript, typescript, printed, pictorial.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History ,The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Closely related to the William A. Blackburn Papers, the collection pertains to the extended Blackburn-Townsend families, family affairs, the business of several successive family law firms in Austin, land transactions, a furniture enterprise in Taylor, mining in California and Mexico, and political activities in which various members of the families participated. Townsend documentation is primarily in the period 1821-1909; Blackburn documentation is primarily in the period 1830-1918. Includes correspondence, diary, account books, minute books, legal papers, docket books, literary productions, and newspaper clippings.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Blackburn Family
Robards, C. L.
Townsend Family.
Subjects
Furniture
Law, Practice of
Mines and mining
Real estate.
Places
Austin, Tex.
Taylor, Tex.
Texas.

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Related Material

William A. Blackburn Papers, 1869-1909, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Blackburn-Townsend Family Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Inventory

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2H38 Correspondence:
Townsend, 1902-1909
Miscellaneous, (Townsend) 1860's
Miscellaneous, (Robards and Jackson) 1867-1871
Miscellaneous, (Blackburn) 1873-1878
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2H39 Correspondence:
Miscellaneous, (Blackburn) 1879-1888
Pictorial Files
Letterheads:
Farm machinery, 1885 (Box 2H39 Folder #7)
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2H40 Correspondence:
Miscellaneous, (Blackburn) 1889-1893
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2H41 Correspondence:
Miscellaneous, (Blackburn) 1894-1900
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2H42 Correspondence:
Miscellaneous, (Blackburn) 1901-1909
Miscellaneous, (Blackburn) undated
box
2H43 Letter Presses:
(Robards and Jackson) 1871-1872
(Smith and James) 1872-1873
(Smith and Blackburn) 1873-1874
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2H44 Letter Presses:
(Smith and Blackburn) 1875-1876
(Smith and Blackburn) 1876-1877
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2H45 Letter Presses:
(Smith and Blackburn) 1879-1880
(Smith and Blackburn) 1882-1885
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2H46 Financial records, Townsend family, 1869-1909
Financial records, miscellaneous, 1885-1907
Financial records, miscellaneous, 1885-1909
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2.116/OD 1220 Clippings
Printed material, pictorial, correspondence

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