University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John Thomas Brackenridge Papers, 1840-1906



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brackenridge, John Thomas
Title: Brackenridge, John Thomas Papers
Dates: 1840-1906
Abstract: The John Thomas Brackenridge Papers concern Brackenridge’s career as a lawyer and merchant in Boonville, Indiana, as a merchant in Texana, as an officer in the Confederate Army, as a cashier at the San Antonio National Bank, as president of the First National Bank of Austin, and as a landowner in Texas
Extent: 2 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

John Thomas Brackenridge (1828-1906), a graduate of Indiana State University and Bloomington Law School, was admitted to the bar in 1851. He worked as a lawyer and merchant in Boonville, Indiana, 1851-1854, before moving to Texana, Texas where he was also a merchant, 1854-1861. Brackenridge joined the Confederate Army in 1862 and served as both a captain of cavalry and a major. After the Civil War, in 1866 Brackenridge worked as a cashier at the San Antonio National Bank and by 1877 became president of the First National Bank of Austin. He died in 1906.

Source: Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Brackenridge, John Thomas," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/BB/fbr3.html (accessed June 29, 2010).


Scope and Contents

The John Thomas Brackenridge Papers, 1840-1906 include receipts, leases, deeds, bills of sale, powers of attorney, inventories, speeches, a diary, correspondence, account books, abstracts of titles, legal papers, and newspaper clippings. The papers concern Brackenridge’s career as a lawyer and merchant in Boonville, Indiana, as a merchant in Texana, as an officer in the Confederate Army, as a cashier at the San Antonio National Bank, as president of the First National Bank of Austin, and as a landowner in Texas. Furthermore, the papers relate to Brackenridge’s political activities and personal affairs. The papers also include materials of family members, such as a day book and a ledger belonging to both John Thomas and John Adams Brackenridge.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Brackenridge, John Thomas, 1828-1906--Archives.
Brackenridge, John Adams
Brackenridge, Mary Eleanor
Brackenridge, Robert John
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army--1860-1870
San Antonio National Bank
First National Bank of Austin
Subjects
Lawyers--Texas
Lawyers--Indiana
Merchants--Texas
Merchants--Indiana
Bankers--Texas
Landowners--Texas
Places
Austin (Tex.)
Texana (Tex.)
Boonville (Ind.)

Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Broadside, Map, and Ephemera Collections and to the Library Unit.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Thomas Brackenridge Papers, 1840-1906, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Lynn Bell, November 1984.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3H77 Account books
Account papers, 1869-1906
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3H78 Miscellaneous
Fragments
Newspaper clippings
Land papers
Legal and financial papers
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3H79 Legal papers
Letters
Land papers
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3H80 Letters
Account papers
Diary, 1890
Letterpress, R. J. Brackenridge, 1874-1880
Invoice book of John A. and R. J. Brackenridge, 1849-1955
Account book, Austin Bible Society, 1866-1900
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3H81 Day book of John A. and R. J. Brackenridge, 1847-1861
Speeches
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4K469 John T. and John A. Brackenridge:
Day book, 1840-1847
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4K470 John T. and John A. Brackenridge:
Ledger, 1841-1855
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3S145 Oversize materials, 1878-1899 and undated