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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Thomas William Chambers Papers, 1824-1896



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Chambers, Thomas William
Title: Chambers, Thomas William Papers
Dates: 1824-1896
Abstract: The Thomas William Chambers Papers include correspondence, account papers, legal documents, land papers, and printed material, relating to the career of Chambers, Bastrop County farmer and cattleman.
Extent: 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Thomas William Chambers (d. 1855), Bastrop County farmer and cattleman, was married to Margaret Barker (formerly Mrs. Josiah Wilbarger). They owned and operated the Chambers plantation, which dealt with cotton sales, slave sales, and land transactions in Bastrop, Texas.

Source: RootsWeb, Ancestry.com. "Bastrop Cemetery Links." http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbastro/cemetery.htm (accessed July 6, 2010).

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Scope and Contents

The Thomas William Chambers Papers, 1824-1896, include correspondence, account papers, legal documents, land papers, and printed material. The papers pertain to business and personal affairs of Chambers and his family, including plantation life, the sale of cotton, the sale of slaves, and land transactions.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Chambers, Thomas William--Archives.
Chambers, W. P.
Chambers, Margaret
Wilbarger family
Fields, William
Borden, Gail, 1801-1874
Subjects
Plantation life--Texas
Farming--Texas
Cotton trade--Texas
Slavery--Texas
Places
Bastrop (Tex.)
Bastrop County (Tex.)

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Artifact Collection and to the Library Unit. See list of separated items in Box 2C442.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas William Chambers Papers, 1824-1896, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Mattie Hatcher, May 1929. Subsequent revisions were made by Sara Clark, January 1985.

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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2C442 Papers
box
3S167 Oversize materials
box
2.116/OD1273 Oversize materials

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