University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Annie Williams Border Papers, 1849-1893



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Border, Annie Williams.
Title: Annie Williams Border Papers
Dates: 1849-1893
Abstract: Two hundred and twenty-five letters and associated documents reflect the lives of the Border, Williams, and Alexander families in Texas, Louisiana, and Mexico from 1866 to 1893.
Accession No.: 2002-049
OCLC No.: 51571046
Extent: 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Annie Williams married Sidney Border in about 1870, and the couple had seven children: Pearl; William Mell "Pappy", who married Jenny Morrow Hudgins in about 1911; Bessie, who married Joel Hudgins; Sue; Mary; Carrie; and Sidney. Sidney Border was the son of Sarah and brother of George, who married Bettie. Alice's siblings include J. A., who married Alice Border; Mary C. (Mollie); Amanda, who became Mrs. Dick and bore Katie; and Harriet, who married William Hawkins and bore Alice, May, and Laura. Family friends include sisters Roxie Alexander, Mollie G. (Alexander) Collins, and Laura J. (Alexander) Vincent. After the Civil War, the Vincent family relocated from Texas to Tuspan Valley, Mexico.


Scope and Contents

Two hundred and twenty-five letters and associated documents reflect the lives of the Border, Williams, and Alexander families in Texas, Louisiana, and Mexico from 1866 to 1893. Early correspondence is comprised primarily of letters to Annie Williams, her sister Mary (Mollie) Williams, and their brother J. A. Williams from friends, including M. G. and Roxie Alexander and their sister Laura J. Vincent. Correspondence after 1870 is comprised mainly of letters to Annie and Sidney from members of the Williams and Border families, including J. A. and Alice Williams, George and Bettie Border, and Sarah Border. Also included are letters from Annie's other sisters Amanda Dick and Harriet Hawkins, as well as letters from J. A. Williams to his nieces Mary and Carrie Border.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Border, Sidney.
Williams, Mary Mollie.
Alexander, M. G.
Border, Annie Williams -- Archives.
Border, Carrie.
Border, George.
Border, Sidney.
Hudgins, Joel.
Williams, Alice.
Williams, J. A.
Places
Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
Mexico -- History -- 19th century.
Texas -- History -- 19th century.

Separated Material

Hair has been separated from this collection to the Artifact Collection.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Annie Williams Border Papers, 1849-1893, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Kyong Rae Lee, October 2002. Subsequent revisions were made by Laurel Rozema, December 2008.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Annie Williams Border (and Sidney Border) correspondence

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2.325/F100 J. A. Williams, 1873-1886, undated
Alice Williams, 1874-1885, undated
Sarah Border, 1874-1888, undated
Assorted, 1874-1888, undated



 

Mary Williams correspondence

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2.325/F100 Mary M. Mims, 1871-1876, undated
Ava Stanbury, 1872, undated
Sara Vincent, 1870-1873
Assorted, 1866-1893, undated



 

Mollie Williams correspondence

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2.325/F100 M. G. Alexander, 1869-1871
Roxie Alexander, 1868-1870
Assorted, 1873



 

Mollie and Annie Williams correspondence

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2.325/F100 M. G. Alexander, 1869
Roxie Alexander, 1869
Assorted, 1849



 

Carrie Border correspondence

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2.325/F100 J. A. Williams, 1891



 

Alice Williams correspondence

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2.325/F100 S. E. Baird, 1891
Assorted, undated



 

Assorted correspondence

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2.325/F100 Unknown correspondents, 1863-1877, undated
Envelopes
Document fragments



 

Financial records

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2.325/F100 Receipts, 1833-1885
Account book
List of clothing



 

Creative works

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2.325/F100 Poems
Drawings



 

Assorted material

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2.325/F100 Newspaper clippings
Fabrics
Ephemera