University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the J. Walker Austin Papers, 1803, 1822-1869, 1881

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Austin, J. Walker
Title: Austin, J. Walker Papers
Dates: 1803, 1822-1869, 1881
Abstract: Correspondence, deeds, notes, bills, and tax receipts of J. Walker Austin, realtor, financier, and proprietor.
Accession No.: 1926
Extent: 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

J. Walker Austin (1803-1881), realtor, financier, and proprietor, and his wife Euphemia McKinney moved from Missouri to Texas in 1857, along with his daughter, Sallie Ann, and her husband, Archibald J. Rose, known for his efforts with the Texas State Grange. Austin lived and worked in Travis County from 1857 through 1858, and Bastrop County from 1858 through 1860, before settling in San Saba County.

Source: Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Rose, Archibald Johnson," (accessed June 30, 2010).

"Euphemia McKinney Austin." Find a Grave. Accessed February 17, 2012.

Scope and Contents

Composed of correspondence, deeds, notes, bills, and tax receipts, the J. Walker Austin Papers, 1803, 1822-1869, 1881, chronicle the life and career of Austin. The papers consist of documents relating to both J. Walker Austin and the McKinney family, including a Confederate soldier’s discharge.


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Austin, J. Walker, 1803-1881--Archives.
Moore, John W.
Palm, A. B.
Rose, Archibald Johnson, b. 1830.
McKinney, James P.
McKinney family--Archives.
Real property--Texas
Capitalists and financiers--Texas
Macon County (Mo.)
Austin (Tex.)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Related Material

See also the McKinney (James P.) Papers.

Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Artifact Collection.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

J. Walker Austin Papers, 1803, 1822-1869, 1881, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Barbara Dilts, October 1978. Subsequent revisions were made by Sara Clark, April 1984.

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



2A146 Correspondence, 1826, 1848-1861, and undated
Land deeds and sales, 1803, 1833-1850
Tax receipts, 1822, 1834-1859
Financial records, 1822-1869, 188l, and undated
Newspaper clippings, undated
Confederate soldier’s discharge, 1865
3S142 Oversize bill of sale, 1843