University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Barr, Davenport, and Murphy Records, 1808-1811



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Barr, Davenport, and Murphy
Title: Barr, Davenport, and Murphy Records
Dates: 1808-1811
Abstract: Records concern the disposition of M. Edward B. Murphy’s share in the firm of Barr, Davenport, and Murphy in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Extent: 1 inch
Language: Materials are written in French and English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

In 1798 Peter Samuel Davenport entered into partnership with William Barr, Luther Smith, and Edward Murphy under the name House of Barr and Davenport, and the firm soon secured a monopoly on trade with all Texas Indians from the Spanish government. Davenport became the local agent for the business and in time established his headquarters in the Old Stone Fort in Nacogdoches. In 1810, as the sole surviving partner, he continued to operate the enterprise on his own and became independently wealthy.


Scope and Contents

Records concern the disposition of M. Edward B. Murphy’s share in the firm of Barr, Davenport, and Murphy in Natchitoches, Louisiana.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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Index Terms

Subjects
Murphy, M. Edward B.
Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Barr, Davenport, and Murphy (law firm).
Business.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Barr, Davenport, and Murphy Records, 1808-1811, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


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Inventory

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2B41 Records, 1808-1811