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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Edward Hanrick Papers, 1831-1869



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hanrick, Edward
Title: Hanrick, Edward Papers
Dates: 1831-1869
Abstract: Correspondence, land titles, legal papers, clippings, and maps of Edward Hanrick, merchant and soldier. Papers concern Hanrick’s activities relating to the operation of the Alabama Land company as well as land transactions in Texas.
Accession No.: 1928
Extent: 3 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

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Scope and Contents

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.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Austin, John, 1790-1859
Bagby, Arthur P. (Arthur Pendleton), 1794-1858
Barrell, Charles, 1784-1863
Carpenter, Daniel
Chilton, William P. (William Paris), 1810-1871
Hoxey, Asa, 1800-1863
Mix, Charles E.
St. John, Samuel, 1813-1876
Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs
Subjects
Democratic National Convention (1856 : Cincinnati, Ohio)
Democratic National Convention (1860 : Charleston, S.C.)
Land use
Land titles--Registration and transfer
Confederate States of America
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Places
Mobile (Ala.)
Montgomery (Ala.)
Washington (D.C.)
Nacogdoches (Tex.)
Waco (Tex.)
Washington County (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edward Hanrick Papers, 1831-1869, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2D268 Correspondence, 1831-1867
Legal papers, 1832-1869
Land papers, 1832-1834
Account papers, 1833-1839
Maps
Clippings

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