University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Abraham Alley Family Papers, 1846-1886.



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Alley Family (Abraham Alley, 1803-1862)
Title: Abraham Alley Family Papers
Dates: 1846-1886
Abstract: Abraham Alley (1803-1862) was born in Missouri and traveled to Texas in 1822 and became a farmer in Stephen F. Austin's colony. He went on to become a wealthy land and slave owner, marry Nancy Miller, and have 5 children. Letters, financial papers, legal papers, and land papers of Caledonia Wright Clapp (1830-1870), tutor, Abraham Alley, Josephina Alley Wright and John R. Alley relate to social affairs, health of family and friends, education of children, farming, and more.
Extent: 1 inch
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Abraham Alley (1803-1862) was born in Missouri and traveled to Texas in 1822 and became a farmer in Stephen F. Austin's colony. He fought in campaigns against Native Americans and was a volunteer guard during the Texas Revolution. He went on to become a wealthy land and slave owner, marry Nancy Miller, and have 5 children.


Scope and Contents

Letters, financial papers, legal papers, and land papers of Caledonia Wright Clapp (1830-1870), tutor, Abraham Alley, Josephina Alley Wright and John R. Alley relate to social affairs, health of family and friends, education of children, farming, land improvement and land rental, hiring of freedman, resentment of Reconstruction troops, return of local men from the Confederate Army, the Alley family business, slaves, and cotton. Also included is information about John Bankhead Magruder's flight into Mexico.


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Index Terms

Subjects
Alley, Abraham, 1803-1862--Archives.
Alley, John R.--Correspondence.
Clapp, Caledonia Wright, 1830-1870--Correspondence.
Wright, Josephina Alley--Correspondence.
Alley famil --Archives.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Abraham Alley Family Papers, 1846-1886, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2H459 Alley, Abraham
Correspondence, 1846-1859
Receipts, 1846-1861
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2.325/V11 Oversized receipt, 1850
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2H459 Correspondence:
Clapp, Caledonia “Callie” Alley, 1862-1866, and undated
Wright, Josephina “Jodie” Alley, 1867-1875, and undated
Alley, John R., 1860, 1863
Legal documents, 1847, 1863, 1881, 1886
Land surveys:
November 18, 1867
March 21, 1884