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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory of the Papers:

Pictorial Letterheads:

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Julien Sidney Devereux Family Papers, 1766-1941



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Devereux, Julien Sidney
Title: Julien Sidney Devereux Family Papers
Dates: 1766-1941
Abstract: Papers document the affairs of the Devereux family, including correspondence, promissory notes, diaries, pamphlets, broadsides, books, licenses, genealogical charts, deeds, plats, contracts, bills of sale, powers of attorney, receipts, and a map.
Extent: 7 ft., 2 in.
Laguage: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Julien Sidney (sometimes spelled Sydney) Devereux, Sr., (1805-1856) was a landowner, planter, soldier, legislator, and county official in Covington and Macon Counties, Alabama, before moving to Montgomery County, Texas (1840-1845) and later owning a plantation in Rusk County, Texas (1845-1856). Julien served in the Texas legislature in 1855-56. He had two sons, Julien Sidney, Jr. (county and district clerk in Ector County, Texas) and Albert (livestock and investment agent in Decatur, Texas).

John William Devereux (1769-1847), father of Julien Sidney, Sr., was a planter and state legislator in Alabama and Georgia.

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Scope and Contents

Papers document the affairs of the Devereux family, including correspondence, promissory notes, diaries, pamphlets, broadsides, books, licenses, genealogical charts, deeds, plats, contracts, bills of sale, powers of attorney, receipts, and a map.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Bradley, Mary
Devereux, Albert
Devereux, John William
Devereux, Julien Sidney, Jr.
Devereux, Julien Sidney, Sr.
Devereux, William Penn
Garrison, Sarah Ann Landrum Devereux
Landrum, John
Vinzent, Charles
Devereux Family
Subjects (Organizations)
Monte Verdi Plantation (Rusk County, Texas).
Subjects
Civil War. Military leaders.
Clothing and textiles.
County governments.
Diaries.
Domestic affairs.
Justices of the Peace.
Merchants and stores.
Plantations (Rusk County, Texas).
Poets and poetry.
Recipes.
Slaves and slavery.
Songs and singing.
Texas legislature. House of Representatives. Sixth Congress.
Wills and estates.
Places
Austin, Tex.
Montgomery County, Tex.
Rusk County, Tex.
Macon County, Ala.

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Related Material

Forms part of the Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations Records, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Julien Sidney Devereux Family Papers, 1766-1908, 1931, 1941, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Alternate Form Available

These papers are also available on microfilm: Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series G, Part I, Rolls 36-42 (published by University Publications of America, Frederick, MD).

This microfilm is available at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory of the Papers:

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2N208 General correspondence, 1800-1841
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2N209 General correspondence, 1842-1850
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2N210 General correspondence, 1851-October 1855
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2N211 General correspondence, November 1855-1879
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2N212 General correspondence, 1880-1907
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2N213 General correspondence, 1908, 1922, 1932, and undated
Bank records, 1895-1907 and 1931
Tax receipts, 1834-1903
Rusk County justice of the peace records:
Official communications, 1848-1852 and undated
Promissory notes and receipts, 1845-1851 and undated
Mary Bradley estate papers, 1824-1840 and undated
John William Devereux items:
Scrapbook, 1807-1847 and undated
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2N214 Scrapbook, 1807-1844 and undated
Family and slave records, 1787-1856 and undated
Songbook, ca. 1816
Notebooks, 1799-1847 and undated
Diaries, 1798-1847
Albert Devereux item: Memorandum book, 1818
Julien Sidney Devereux items:
Record book, 1832-1856
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2N215 Monte Verdi Plantation daybook, 1849-1854
Will, 1852-1854
Sarah Ann Landrum Devereux Garrison items:
Autobiographical sketch, undated
Scrapbook, 1853-1881 and undated
Scrapbook, 1880-1883 and undated
Scrapbook material, 1854-1894 and undated
Miscellaneous diaries and memorandum books, 1886-1900 and undated
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2N216 Domestic items: Recipe book (undated) and patterns (undated)
Printed material, 1850-1857 and undated
Newspaper clippings, 1837-1898, 1931, and undated
Poems and essays, undated
Literary gleanings removed from books, undated
Material photocopied from books
Envelopes and wrappers, undated
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2N217 Annotated books (10), 1792-1857 and undated
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2N218 Books (12), 1795-1830 and undated
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2N219 Books (12), 1766-1831 and undated
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2N220 Books (11), 1776-1846 and undated
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2N221 Books (8), 1792-1885 and undated
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2N222 Books (9), 1783-1810 and undated
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2N223 Books (10) 1785-1853 and undated
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3Y27 Pictorial materials: Devereux family and miscellaneous
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3S163 Pictorial item
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3S200 Pictorial item
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2.325/V10 Oversize materials
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2.116/OD1223A Oversize materials
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JSD 1 Map (in map collection), 1882

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Pictorial Letterheads:

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2N212 Dallas Ensor Institute, 1894
Oriental Hotel, Dallas, 1903
Mansion Hotel, Forth Worth, 1891
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2N211 Hord's Hotel, San Antonio, 1882
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2N210 Agriculture: Southern Cultivator Monthly Journal, Augusta, Georgia, 1855
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2N212 Mules: Scobey Brothers, Henderson, Texas, 1906

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