University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the James Britton Bailey Papers, 1832-1869



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bailey, James Britton
Title: James Britton Bailey Papers
Dates: 1832-1869
Abstract: Bailey settled in Texas before Stephen F. Austin arrived but was admitted as one of his colonists in 1824 and took part in the Battle of Velasco. Papers consist of a volume of photostatic copies of Bailey's accounts and documents concerning the administration of his estate by Joseph Henry Polley, his son-in-law, as well as some of Polley's personal correspondence.
Accession No.: OCLC number 22901952
Extent: 1/2 inch
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Bailey settled in Texas before Stephen F. Austin arrived but was admitted as one of his colonists in 1824 and took part in the Battle of Velasco. His will requested that he be buried in an upright position facing west, and this request was honored.


Scope and Contents

Papers consist of a volume of photostatic copies of Bailey's accounts and documents concerning the administration of his estate by Joseph Henry Polley, his son-in-law, as well as some of Polley's personal correspondence. Included is a typescript of Bailey's will.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.


Index Terms

Subjects
Bailey, James Britton, d. 1832--Archives.
Polley, Joseph Henry, 1795-1869.
Decedents' estates--Texas.
Austin's Colony (Tex.)--History--Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Britton Bailey Papers, 1832-1869, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2L117 Papers, 1832-1869