A Guide to the J. R. Coryell Collection, 1801-1901
J. R. Coryell (b.ca. 1840-1901) was a land merchant from the mid 1870s. He lived in Galveston, Texas, with his wife and four children. Coryell collected material relating to John Austin (1801-1833), a distant relative of Stephen F. Austin.
The J. R. Coryell Collection, 1801-1901, includes correspondence, legal deeds, original correspondence, court petitions, deeds, field notes, sheriff’s sale, bond guarantee and contracts. The documents concern Coryell’s business endeavors, and discuss mortgages, prices, and the selling of land, potential clients, and legal issues. Additionally, the collection contains twenty-six items relating to John Austin, including correspondence from Stephen F. Austin.
This collection is open for research use.
J. R. Coryell Collection, 1801-1901, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
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