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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Account books:

Correspondence:

Publications:

Scrapbooks:

Assorted material:

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the J. Gail Borden, Jr., Papers, 1830-1910, 1932-1937



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Borden, Gail, 1801-1874.
Title: J. Gail Borden, Jr., Papers
Dates: 1830-1910, 1932-1937
Abstract: The J. Gail Borden, Jr., Papers, 1830-1910, 1932-1937, contain account books, correspondence, and publications, concerning the farming and milk industry in relation to Gail Borden and his milk company.
Accession No.: 62-007; 66-032
OCLC No.: 71016435
Extent: 6 ft., 8 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Gail Borden, Jr. (1801-1874) prepared the first topographical map of Texas, founded and published the Telegraph and Texas Register, and invented condensed milk in 1856. The next year he founded the Gail Borden, Jr., and Company, which later became Borden, Inc., and operated until 2001.

Resource: Frantz, Joe B. "Borden, Gail, Jr." Handbook of Texas Online, (accessed December 3, 2008).

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Scope and Contents

The J. Gail Borden, Jr., Papers, 1830-1910, 1932-1937, contain account books, correspondence, and publications, concerning the farming and milk industry in relation to Gail Borden and his milk company.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Borden, Gail, 1801-1874 -- Archives.
Borden, John G.
Smith, Ashbel, 1805-1886.
Subjects (Organizations)
Telegraph and Texas Register (San Felipe, Tex.)
Borden Company.
Subjects
Inventions -- 1850-1890.
Condensed milk -- History.
Places
Galveston (Tex.) -- History.
Houston (Tex.) -- History.
San Felipe (Tex.) -- History.
Wallkill (N.Y.)
Austin County (Tex.) -- Newspapers.
San Felipe (Tex.) -- Newspapers.

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Separated Material

Eight pressed leaves have been removed to the Artifact Collection (box 2.325/Y2B).

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

J. Gail Borden, Jr., Papers, 1830-1910, 1932-1937, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by William H. Richter, January 1966. Subsequent revisions were made by Sara Clark, June 1985, and Laurel Rozema, 2008.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Account books:

box
2N321 1872-1873
box
2N322 With letter drafts, 1839-1949

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Correspondence:

box
2N321 Letter-press books:
February-July 1855
December 1855-September 1856
box
2N322 March 26, 1868-November 21, 1870
box
2N323 November 20, 1870-July 13, 1871
April 2, 1873-April 8, 1874
box
2N324 April 8, 1974-October 14, 1875
box
2N325 October 15, 1875-December 18, 1876
box
2N326 December 18, 1876-May 7, 1878
box
2N327 May 7, 1878-April 16, 1879
October 23, 1879-September 7, 1880
box
3K364 September 7, 1880-October 21, 1881
box
3K365 July 25, 1881-May 24, 1883
box
3K366 May 20, 1884-February 25, 1885
box
3K367 July 17, 1890-October 12, 1891
box
3K368 August 7, 1890-October 5, 1896
box
3K369 February 25, 1892-February 7, 1899
box
3K370 October 14, 1896-January 13, 1898
box
3K371 October 23, 1908-May 9, 1910
box
3K372 December 15, 1886-June 18, 1887
box
3K373 November 25, 1885-December 20, 1886
box
3K374 With scrapbook, 1888-1889
box
3K375 With scrapbook, 1889-1890
box
3C18 January-September 1858
May-November 1860
November 1863-April 1865
box
3C19 February-September 1864
January 12, 1866-April 1, 1868
box
2N329 Correspondence and broadsides, 1830-1855, 1886-1890

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Publications:

box
TXC-C Broadside, Summernight's Festival, September 16, 1886
Clippings:
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2N328 I-II, 1874
box
2N329 III, 1877
1932-1936
box
3S145 1874, undated
box
TXC-74 Scenes from the Wallkill Valley, Wallkill Valley Farmers Association, Orange County, N. Y., 1896
Two catalogs for Fruitland Nurseries, Atlanta, Georgia, 1886-1887
The Sugar Beet Industry, 1881
Centennial Gazetteer of the United States, 1876
box
TXC-C 29 issues of The Borden Eagle, Borden Milk Co. newsletter, 1932-1936

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Scrapbooks:

box
2N329 1881-1887
Scrapbook material
box
3K374 With letter-press book 1888-1889
box
3K375 With letter-press book, 1889-1890

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Assorted material:

box
3S109 Three photographs of unidentified people, [ca. 1909?]
box
3S145 Strip of brown and gold paper [wallpaper trim?], undated
box
2.325/Y2B Eight pressed leaves in Artifact Collection

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