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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Henry Austin Papers, 1794-1853



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Austin, Henry
Title: Henry Austin Papers
Dates: 1794-1853
Abstract: Henry Austin came to Texas at the urging of his cousin, Stephen F. Austin. Papers of Henry Austin (1782-1853) and members of his family concern the Austin family, the colonization of Texas, and the governmental and political affairs of the republic of Texas.
Accession No.: AR 66-57
Extent: 3 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Henry Austin came to Texas at the urging of his cousin, Stephen F. Austin. In 1831 the Mexican government approved Austin’s application for land and he began a plantation, Boliver, on the Brazos River. The plantation was never profitable, but Austin remained in Texas as a faithful supporter of his cousin and as a lawyer.

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Scope and Contents

Papers of Henry Austin (1782-1853) and members of his family concern the Austin family, the colonization of Texas, and the governmental and political affairs of the republic of Texas. Included are letters, legal documents, historical sketches, maps and a broadside. Letters (1831-1839) to Mary Austin Holley are original manuscripts; other material consists of transcripts and Photostats.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Austin, Henry, 1782-1852.
Austin, Moses, 1761-1821.
Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836.
Borden, Gail, 1801-1874.
Burnet, David B. (David Gouverneur), 1789-1870.
Holley, Mary Austin, 1784-1846.
Perry, James Franklin, 1790-1853.
Austin family.
Agriculture--Texas.
Government--Texas.
New Orleans (La.)—History--19th century.
San Felipe de Austin (Mexico).
San Felipe de Austin (Tex.).
Texas—History--18th century--Sources.
Texas--History--1810-1821--Sources.
Texas—History--Revolution, 1835-1836--Sources.
Texas--Politics and government--To 1846.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Henry Austin Papers, 1794-1853, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

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2A146 Letters, 1831-1846
Probate records, 1794-1804
Last will and testament, 1851
List of separated items
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2Q406 “Henry Austin’s Letters, 1806-1846; Henry Austin’s Will, April 26, 1851” [2 copies]
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3C63 Henry Austin estate papers, 1827-1853
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Broadside Collection Box B “A Card, Adjustment and Conveyancing,” July 4, 1845
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G 4033 C58 2A9 1830 Map of Henry Austin 5-league grant in Fayette and Colorado counties, on cloth with wooden dowel attached, 1830?
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G 4033 C58 2A9 1893 Map of Henry Austin 5-league grant in Fayette and Colorado counties, photocopy of pages 155-156, Book 210, Deed Records, Fayette County, Texas, 1893?

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