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A Guide to the John Charles Beales Papers, 1832-1855
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.
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.
John Charles Beales Papers, 1832-1855, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.