University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Robert Harris Archer Family Papers, 1846-1871



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Archer Family
Title: Robert Harris Archer Family Papers
Dates: 1846-1871
Abstract: Robert Harris Archer was a physician in Maryland. Correspondence and genealogical materials relate to the Robert H. Archer family.
Accession No.: OCLC number: 26176757
Extent: 4 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Robert Harris Archer was a physician in Maryland. He and his wife Mary Stump Archer had seven children, two of whom, John and Stevenson, emigrated to Texas in 1846, along with John's wife Ann and their eight children. John farmed and raised sheep in Texas, while Stevenson became a surveyor in Texas and New Mexico, where he also acquired an interest in a silver mine.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence and genealogical materials relate to the Robert H. Archer family. The bulk is letters from family members in Texas to parents and siblings in Maryland, describing their journey to the New Braunfels area, living and farming conditions in central and south Texas, encounters with Indians, and surveying activities in Texas and New Mexico.


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Index Terms

Subjects
Archer, John, 1806-1889.
Archer, Robert Harris, 1775-1857.
Archer, Stevenson, 1819-1901.
Archer family.
Agriculture--Texas--History--19th century--Sources.
Comanche Indians--Captivities.
Indians of North America--New Mexico--History--19th century--Sources.
Indians of North America--Texas--History--19th century--Sources.
Mines and mineral resources--New Mexico--History--19th century--Sources.
New Mexico--Description and travel--19th century.
New Mexico--History--19th century--Sources.
Texas--Description and travel--19th century.
Texas--History--19th century--Sources.
Texas--Social life and customs--19th century--Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert Harris Archer Family Papers, 1846-1871, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


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Inventory

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4J320 Papers, 1846-1871