A Guide to the John Augustus Ansley Journal, 1865-1869, 1874
John Augustus Ansley was an upper middle class cotton, corn, and hog farmer in Crockett, Texas during Reconstruction.
The journal of John Augustus Ansley is an in-depth, comprehensive account of daily life in Texas following the Civil War (1865-1869). He paints a vivid picture of Reconstruction Texas, expressing his opinions on the Northerners who came to Texas following the Civil War and describing the post-war economy. Furthermore, Ansley’s journal chronicles farming conditions, daily life, local politics, and social affairs in Crockett, Texas.
Restricted due to preservation concerns.
John Augustus Ansley, 1865-1869, 1874, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Megan Mummey, May 2010.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers