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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 James Buckner Barry Papers, 1847-1917



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Barry, James Buckner
Title: James Buckner Barry Papers
Dates: 1847-1917
Abstract: Papers of Barry (1821-1906), Indian fighter, sheriff, soldier, Texas Ranger, legislator, and People's Party candidate for state treasurer (1898), document Barry's military and law-enforcement activities in defense of the frontier against Indian attack. Papers include correspondence, muster rolls, battalion reports, general orders, special orders, account papers, diary, reminiscences, and autograph books.
Extent: 1 foot, 6 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Barry (1821-1906) was an Indian fighter, sheriff, soldier, Texas Ranger, legislator, and People's Party candidate for state treasurer (1898), and participated in military and law-enforcement activities in defense of the frontier against Indian attack. During the Civil War (1861-1865) he organized a company to take the frontier posts from Federal garrisons and, after being promoted to lieutenant colonel, commanded Fort Belknap and Camp Cooper in north-central Texas.

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Scope and Contents

Papers document Barry's military and law-enforcement activities in defense of the frontier against Indian attack. Papers include correspondence, muster rolls, battalion reports, general orders, special orders, account papers, diary, reminiscences, and autograph books.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Baker, Neva.
Barry, James Buckner.
Salmon, John.
Bosque County, Texas.
Camp Cooper, Texas.
Fort Belknap, Texas.
Walnut Springs, Texas.
Civil War - Military affairs.
Diaries.
Indians - Conflicts with and defenses against.
Muster rolls.
People's party.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Buckner Barry Papers, 1847-1917, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2B42 Correspondence, 1848-1864
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2B43 Correspondence, 1865-1868, ca. 1877-1891, 1898-1913, and undated
Confederate Army orders, 1861-1866 and undated
Confederate Army personnel records, 1860-1866, fragments, and undated
Confederate Army account papers, 1861-1865 and undated
Legal documents, 1850-1858, 1867, 1872-1889, 1900-1906, 1917, and undated
Account papers, 1847, 1851-1858, 1864, 1871, 1874, 1878, 1881-1888, 1898-1914, and undated
Newspaper clippings, 1873, 1893, 1895, 1906, 1907, and undated
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2B44 Journal, ca. 1850-1865
Miss Neva Baker’s autograph book, 1885-1888
Journal, undated
Reminiscences, undated
Certificates, 1885-1887, 1895, 1899-1905
Printed materials, 1898 and undated
Miscellaneous, 1886, 1894, 1897, 1900, 1906, 1910, and undated
Papers (transcript), 1848-1864
John Salmon’s book (typescript), 1864-1865
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2Q434 Papers (typescript), 1865-1899
Reminiscences (typescript), undated
Diary (typescript), 1855-1862
Diary (typescript), 1900-1912
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3S146 Oversize materials
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4L423 Muster roll of Company “C” including cattle brands
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4L424 John Salmon’s book, 1864-1865
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2.116 OD/1 Oversize materials

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