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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 Bolivar and Virginia Catherine Billingsley Papers, 1843-1918



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Billingsley, James Bolivar and Virginia Catherine.
Title: James Bolivar and Virginia Catherine Billingsley Papers
Dates: 1843-1918
Abstract: Papers relate primarily to activities in connection with the Willis Lang, and Billingsley plantations in Falls County as well as to business and literary interests of Virginia Billingsley. Materials include correspondence, casebooks, notes, legal papers, land papers, receipts, journals, newspaper clippings, literary productions, and speeches.
Accession No.: 83-165
OCLC No.: 70687940
Extent: 3 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Virginia Catherine (Shaw) Billingsley (ca. 1843-ca. 1920) was born in Mississippi, where she married James Bolivar Billingsley (1828-1882) in 1850. The couple moved to a plantation in Marlin, Falls County, Texas, on land inherited from his cousin Willis Lang in 1865.

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Scope and Contents

Papers relate primarily to activities in connection with the Willis Lang, and Billingsley plantations in Falls County as well as to business and literary interests of Virginia Billingsley. Materials include correspondence, casebooks, notes, legal papers, land papers, receipts, journals, newspaper clippings, literary productions, and speeches.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Due to the fragility of these manuscripts the microfilm should be used rather than the original manuscript if photocopies are needed.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Billingsley, James Bolivar
Billingsley, Virginia Catherine
Lang, Willis L.
Subjects
Cotton.
Diaries.
Farms and farming.
Plantations -- Texas.
Slaves and slavery.
Children and youth.
Advertising.
Places
Falls County (Tex.)
Marlin (Tex.)
Waco (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Bolivar and Virginia Catherine Billingsley Papers, 1843-1918, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Alternate Format Available

All or a portion of this collection is available on CAH microfilm 18,335 Series G, Part 1, Reel 36. Photocopies should be made from microfilm, not from originals. See microfilm inventory on Reference shelves under the title, “Ante-Bellum Plantations.”

Microfilm part of Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations, Series G, from University Publications of America, 44 North Market St., Frederick, MD 21701. (OCLC: 16125404)

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3H41 Letters, 1843-1907
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3H42 Diaries, 1838-1894, undated
Memorandum books, 1860, 1869
Cash books, 1856-1876, undated
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3H43 Cash books, 1870-1881
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3H44 Cash books, 1881-1902, undated
Account books, 1871-1882
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3H45 Account papers, 1837-1884
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3H46 Account papers, 1885-1920, undated
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3H47 Land papers, 1865-1893
Legal documents, 1839-1903
Essays and letters of V. C. Billingsley, 1913
Literary efforts
Speeches
Miscellaneous
Spelling book of Ramona R. Fishburn, 1912-1913
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3S109 Photographs
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3S143 Land deed, 1887
Insurance policies, 1878-1899
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Artifact Collection Artifact Collection
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CAH microfilm 18,335 Series G, Part 1, Reel 36 Microfilm part of Records of Antebellum Southern Plantations, Series G, from University Publications of America, 44 North Market St., Frederick, MD 21701.

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