A Guide to the Edward Hanrick Papers, 1831-1869
Edward Hanrick, of Waco, Texas, was a merchant, soldier, and lawyer, well known from New York to Galveston in the early to mid 19th century. In addition to purchasing some land in Texas, Hanrick was a member and trustee of the James C. Watson Co. of Columbus, Georgia, a firm trading in Creek Indian reservations. He was a resident of and attorney in Montgomery, Alabama, where he also handled numerous land transactions. Hanrick also spent some years in Washington, D.C., where he conducted business with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Other facts about Hanrick include that he attended the Democratic Convention at Charleston in 1860, was against secession, and engaged with others in blockade-running operations with sugar during the Civil War. Hanrick died around 1866.
Correspondence, land titles, legal papers, clippings, and maps of Edward Hanrick, merchant and soldier, concern Hanrick’s activities relating to the operation of the Alabama Land company; land transactions in Texas; Horse Shoe Ned column from the Montgomery Mail dealing with the Democratic conventions of 1856 and 1860; conditions of the Confederacy; and letters of character to clear Hanrick for supposed indebtedness.
Papers relate to agriculture, commerce, government, military affairs, politics, and social affairs.
Edward Hanrick Papers, 1831-1869, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Detailed Description of the Papers