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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John Adriance Papers, 1832-1903



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Adriance, John
Title: John Adriance Papers
Dates: 1832-1903
Abstract: John Adriance, a native of Troy, New York, went to Texas in 1835. Adriance was involved with the promotion of railroads and canals, and he was a deputy for the Commissary Department and a county commissioner during the Civil War. Papers deal primarily with the mercantile business carried on by Adriance with various partners over the years, the management of his agricultural interests and Waldeck Plantation, his investments in land, and his promotion of transportation in his area.
Extent: 1 foot, 5 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

John Adriance, a native of Troy, New York, went to Texas in 1835. After participating in the Texas Revolution, he was engaged in the mercantile business, first with Cyril Beardslee at Columbia from 1836 to 1839 and then with Morgan L. Smith with whom he carried on business with foreign ports and owned and operated Waldeck Plantation. Adriance was involved with the promotion of railroads and canals, and he was a deputy for the Commissary Department and a county commissioner during the Civil War.

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Scope and Contents

Papers deal primarily with the mercantile business carried on by Adriance with various partners over the years, the management of his agricultural interests and Waldeck Plantation, his investments in land, and his promotion of transportation in his area. Included are numerous deeds and land grants as well as estate papers and power of attorneys and some personal correspondence, especially from his wife.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Adriance, John, 1818-1903--Archives.
Beardslee, Cyril.
Bryan, Guy Morrison, 1821-1901.
Coats, Damon.
Johnston, Thomas D.
Nash, E.D.
Smith, Morgan L.
Swenson, Swen Magnus, 1816-1896.
Brazos Internal Improvement and Navigation Company (Tex.)
Columbia Mite Society (Columbia, Tex.)
Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Houston Tap and Brazoria Railway Company (Tex.)
Texas Veteran Association.
Cotton growing--Texas.
Descendents' estates--Texas.
Deeds--Texas.
Land grants--Texas.
Merchants--Texas.
Slaves--Texas.
Brazoria County (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Columbia (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Texas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Sources.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

: John Adriance Papers, 1832-1903, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

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2A127 Correspondence, 1832-1903, undated
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2A128 Financial affairs:
Miscellaneous, 1833-1864
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2A129 Records, 1865-1902, undated
Account books, 1837-1864, undated
Land:
Deeds and agreements, 1837-1920, undated
Surveys, 1835, 1857-1860, 1885, undated
Bonds and mortgages, 1835-1860, undated
Insurance, contracts, patents and releases, 1838-1855, 1874-1878, 1895
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2A130 Legal affairs:
Court documents, 1841, 1881-1894, 1902, undated
Petitions, 1838-1878, undated
Powers of attorney, 1836, 1842-1852, 1889
Contracts and agreements, 1837, 1852-1869, 1879
Confederate notes of deposit, 1864
Certificates of membership, 1851, 1884-1901
Minutes and resolutions, etc., 1840-1877, undated
Memorandum notes, 1844-1868, undated
Newspaper clippings, 1888-1898, undated
Church papers, 1848-1886, undated
Miscellany
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3S142 Oversize materials, 1845-1895
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Map collection

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