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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Amos Barber Papers, 1834-1880



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Barber, Amos
Title: Barber, Amos, Papers
Dates: 1834-1880
Abstract: The Amos Barber Papers, 1834-1880, consists of cotton, cattle, and slave-trading transactions, correspondence, and an oath of allegiance to the United States, 1867.
OCLC No.: 950398304
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English and German.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Louisiana in 1814, Amos Barber and his family relocated to Texas between 1829-1831. Barber would become one of the first settlers in Mont Belvieu (originally Mount Bellview), where he made his living as a rancher and cattleman. The father of ten children and two stepchildren, Barber never fully recovered financially after the Civil War. In later years, he was instrumental in establishing a public school in Barbers Hill in 1877. Barber passed away at home in 1885.

Source:

Harry, Jewel Horace, "A History of Chambers County," Handbook of Texas, accessed April 20, 2016. https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbabe

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Scope and Contents

The Amos Barber Papers, 1834-1880, consists of cotton, cattle, and slave-trading transactions, correspondence, and an oath of allegiance to the United States, 1867.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Barber, Amos -- Archives.
Barber family -- Correspondence.
Subjects
Brands and branding.
Places
Texas.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Amos Barber Papers, 1834-1880, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Archives staff.

Subsequent revisions were made by Amanda Reyes, April 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2B38 Papers, 1834-1880
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4J360 Papers (photocopies), 1830-1870
Journal, written in German [fragile], undated

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