University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John Augustus Ansley Journal, 1865-1869, 1874



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ansley, John Augustus
Title: Ansley, John Augustus, Journal
Dates: 1865-1869, 1874
Abstract: The journal of John Augustus Ansley is an in-depth, comprehensive account of daily life in Texas following the Civil War (1865-1869).
Accession No.: 99-141
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

John Augustus Ansley was an upper middle class cotton, corn, and hog farmer in Crockett, Texas during Reconstruction.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Restricted due to preservation concerns.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Ansley, John Augustus--Archives.
Subjects
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Texas.
Farmers--Texas.
Places
Crockett (Tex.)--History.
Marshall (Tex.)--History.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Augustus Ansley, 1865-1869, 1874, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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

 

Inventory

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3H135 Journal, 1865-1869, 1874