University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the J.D. Freeman Papers, 1898-1972



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Freeman, J.D.
Title: Freeman, J.D. Papers
Dates: 1898-1972
Abstract: J.D. Freeman was a longtime Texas surveyor, with a longstanding interest in historical Texas surveys. The papers include correspondence, maps, legal documents, surveys and survey notes, photographs, and other business records in both original and photocopy form.
Accession No.: 84-214, 84-215
Extent: 35 ft., 6 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

J.D. Freeman was a longtime Texas surveyor, with a longstanding interest in historical Texas surveys. He also acted as a consultant engineer, researching material on various historical subjects for the General Land Office. He was married to Delma Turnbow Freeman, a genealogist and author.


Scope and Contents

The J.D. Freeman Papers, 1898-1972, include correspondence, maps, legal documents, surveys and survey notes, photographs, and other business records in both original and photocopy form. The papers document the activities of the surveying profession in Texas during the early to mid 20th century and also provide important information, mainly through notes and photocopies, on historical surveys of selected Texas counties and cities, including Austin. Furthermore, the papers are an important source of information on the history of surveying and land ownership in Texas.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

A portion of these papers is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Freeman, J. D.--Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas. General Land Office
Subjects
Surveying--Texas--History
Land use--Texas--History
Land use--Texas--Maps
Land ownership--Texas
Places
Austin (Tex.)
Texas

Related Material

See also: Freeman, Delma Turnbow. "A Goodly Heritage to Have and to Hold." Austin, Tex.: D.T. Freeman, 1982. Call number: CS 71 F733 1982

See also: Freeman, Delma Turnbow. "Our Kin, Past and Present." [s.l.]: Freeman, 1979. Call number: CS 71 T9437 1979

See also the Irving H. Webb Texas Surveyors Collection, 1836-1976.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

J.D. Freeman Papers, 1898-1972, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection is largely unprocessed. Contact repository for more information.

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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