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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John Charles Beales Papers, 1832-1855



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Beales, John Charles
Title: John Charles Beales Papers
Dates: 1832-1855
Abstract: Reminiscences, land grants, deed, and legislative petition concern colonization ventures of Beales (1804-1878), empresario.
Extent: 1 inch
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

John Charles Beales, speculator in Texas lands, the son of John Charles and Sarah (Waller) Beales, was born at Alburgh, Norfolk County, England, on March 20, 1804. He was a doctor, but before 1833 he gave up the practice of medicine to devote his time to promoting the development of several empresario contracts he acquired in the region north of the Rio Grande.

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Scope and Contents

Reminiscences, land grants, deed, and legislative petition concern colonization ventures of Beales (1804-1878), empresario. Papers relate specifically to Beales’s Rio Grande Colony, the Texas Land Company, and Beales’s efforts to effect restoration of his Mexican grants after the Texas Revolution and again after Texas joined the United States.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Beales, John Charles.
Dolores, Texas.
Beales’s Rio Grande Colony.
Colonies and colonization.
Empresarios.
Texas Land Company.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Charles Beales Papers, 1832-1855, 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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2E95 Reminiscences and other materials
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3S165 Oversize and legal documents, 1833, 1854, 1855

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