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Index Terms

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the I.D. Affleck Papers, ca. 1890, 1933



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Affleck, I.D.
Title: I.D. Affleck Papers
Dates: ca. 1890, 1933
Abstract: Papers consist of the typescript of biographical writings concerning John Coffee Hays (1817-1883), who was employed by the Republic of Texas to make surveys on the frontier, became a captain as a Texas Ranger and Indian fighter, and was a colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War.
Extent: 8 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

John Coffee Hays (1817-1883) was employed by the Republic of Texas to make surveys on the frontier, became a captain as a Texas Ranger and Indian fighter, and was a colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War. Hays went to California during the Gold Rush in 1849 where he served as sheriff of San Francisco County, became surveyor general of California, and was politically prominent.

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Scope and Contents

Papers consist of the typescript of biographical writings concerning John Coffee Hays. A full-length biography by Affleck is included as well as Affleck's research notes and newspaper accounts of Hay's life by Edgar Rivera and A.C. Taylor.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Affleck, I.D.--Archives.
Hays, John Coffee, 1817-1883.
Texas Rangers.--Biography.
Frontier and pioneer life--Texas.
Indians of North America--Wars.
Surveying--Texas.
United States--History--War with Mexico, 1845-1848--Sources.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

I.D. Affleck Papers, ca. 1890, 1933, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2Q401 "History of John C. Hayes," Part I, 1933
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2Q402 "History of John C. Hayes," Part II, 1933
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2Q403 "Jack Hayes, the Famous, Texian Ranger," ca. 1890
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2R191 Historical notes, undated

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