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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Harbert Davenport Papers, 1800, 1835-1836, 1923



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Davenport, Harbert
Title: Davenport, Harbert Papers
Dates: 1800, 1835-1836, 1923
Abstract: The Harbert Davenport papers document the political and military events connected with James Walker Fannin, Jr., and the military units and persons under his command in the Goliad Campaigns.
Accession No.: 1952; 61-039; 62-071; 63-037; 71-099
Extent: 3 ft., 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Eastland, Texas native Harbert Davenport (1882-1957) married Elizabeth Pettit in 1904 and they moved to Austin in 1906. In 1908 Davenport earned his L.L.B. degree from the University of Texas. After practicing law in Anahuac, in 1912 he moved to Brownsville to work as a law associate to Judge James B. Wells, Jr. (1850–1923). Davenport became a second lieutenant in the air corps during World War I, and then returned to legal practice. He wrote several legal and historical articles and was a member of the executive council of the Texas State Historical Association, 1922-1955. He acted as president of the TSHA, 1939-1942 and also served as a member of the Brownsville school board, 1924-1932. Additionally, Davenport is known for his writings on James Walker Fannin, Jr., a commander associated with the Goliad Massacre and Campaigns, 1835-36.

Sources: Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Davenport, Harbert," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/DD/fda21.html (accessed July 7, 2010).

Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Fannin, James Walker, Jr.," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/FF/ffa2.html (accessed July 7, 2010).

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Scope and Contents

The Harbert Davenport Papers, 1800, 1835-1836, 1923, include copies of correspondence, notes, historical narratives, reminiscences, biographical sketches, muster rolls and rosters, and military, legal, and governmental records. The papers document the political and military events connected with James Walker Fannin, Jr., and the military units and persons under his command in the Goliad Campaigns. Additionally, the papers contain a biographical sketch of James B. Wells and litigation papers (1920-1921) concerning the Ojo de Agua Creek in Karnes County.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Davenport, Harbert, 1882-1957--Archives.
Fannin, James Walker, 1804?-1836
Wells, James B., 1850-1923
Subjects
Goliad Massacre, Goliad, Tex., 1836
Matamoros Expedition (1835-1836)
Ojo de agua (Texas)
Places
Texas--History--Revolution, 1835-1836

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Related Material

See also the Fannin (James Walker, Jr.) Papers, 1836; the Wells (James B.) Papers; and the Villareal (Pilar) Versus Browne (A. A.), Et. Al., Cause No. 2935.

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Library Unit. See a list of separated items in box 2N199.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Harbert Davenport Papers, 1800, 1835-1836, 1923, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Chester Kielman, May 1962 and November 1962. Subsequent revisions were made by John Orange, August 1973.

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

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2N199 Volume I, copies of records on Texas; Volunteers from the United States, 1835-1836
Volume II, copies of Fannin Narrative and letters, 1835-1836
Volume III, copies of records on Matamoros and Refugio, Georgia Battalion, 1835-1836
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2N200 Volume III, copies of records on Matamoros and Refugio, Georgia Battalion, 1835-1836
Volume IV, copies of narratives of Goliad survivors, 1836
Volume V, sketches of Fannin's men, by Davenport
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2N201 Volume VI, copies of Comptroller's Military Service
Records on Fannin's men
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2N202 Volume VIII, copies of Land Office Records on Fannin's men, "J" to "Z"
Volume IX, copies of miscellaneous records on Fannin's men, memorials, Department of State
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2N203 Volume X, copies of Court of Claims Records on Fannin's Men, "A" to "M"
Volume XI, copies of Court of Claims Records on Fannin's Men, "P" to "W", Pension papers
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2N204 Volume XII, copies of records of Provisional Government, 1835-1836
Volume XIII, copies of rosters, muster rolls, and list of Fannin's men
Volume XXI, copies of miscellaneous documents on the Texan Revolution
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2N205 Volume XXIV, copies of documents and letters on Texan Revolution, 1835-1836
Volume XXVII, copies of Comptroller's Military Service Records, Part I
Volume XXVIIII, Copies of Comptroller's Military Service Records, Part II
Unidentified volume, copies of records on the Texan Revolution, 1835-1836
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2N206 Unidentified Volume, copies of records on Texan Revolution, 1835-1836
James W. Fannin's part in the Texas Revolution
Life of James B. Wells

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