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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Rufus Chandler Papers, 1841-1884.



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Chandler, Rufus
Title: Rufus Chandler Papers
Dates: 1841-1884
Abstract: Correspondence and newspapers relating Rufus Chandler's travels, tenure in the Texas Rangers during the War with Mexico, and struggles to start a law practice in Rusk, Texas.
Accession No.: 2004-057
Extent: 1/2 in.
Laguage: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, transcripts of correspondence, and newspapers document the life and death of Rufus Chandler. The majority of the material contains Chandler's correspondence to his family in Maine in which he provides accounts of his travels, being a solider in the War with Mexico, and his struggle to start a law practice in Rusk, Texas after the war. Two letters from J.A. Clark to Chandler's sister, Rachel Reed, and newspaper stories in the Rusk Pioneer provide accounts of Chandler's death. Transcripts of Chandler's correspondence were created in 1955 by Mary E. M. Smith.

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Arranged chronologically by type of material.

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Restrictions

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None.

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Index Terms

Chandler, Rufus 1813-1849
Texas Rangers
Texas Rangers History Mexican War, 1846-1848
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Hogg, Joseph 1806-1862
Clark, Joseph Addison 1815-1901

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rufus Chandler Papers, 1841-1884, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory:

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3G112 Correspondence, 1841-1884
Chandler to family, 1841-1847
J.A. Clark to Rachel Reed, 1884
Transcripts of correspondence
Newspapers:
Rusk Pioneer, 1849

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