University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the James Travis and William H. Cleveland Papers, 1850-1864



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cleveland, James Travis
Creator: Cleveland, William H.
Title: Cleveland, James Travis and William H., papers
Dates: 1850-1864
Abstract: The James Travis and William H. Cleveland Papers, 1850-1864, consist of family correspondence and stock raisers association meeting minutes.
Accession No.: 1929
Extent: 8 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Cattle raiser James Travis Cleveland lived in Independence and Gonzales, Texas. In the 1850s, Cleveland traveled through Mexico to California in search of gold, and after returning to Texas, he served as the secretary of a local stock raisers association in the 1860s. During the Civil War, Cleveland fought in Hood’s Texas Brigade, Fifth Texas Infantry Regiment, Company C, under the command of Stephen Heard Darden. He was the brother of William H. Cleveland, the husband of Rachel H. Cleveland, and the father of J. Wellington Cleveland and other children.


Scope and Contents

The James Travis and William H. Cleveland Papers, 1850-1864, consist of family correspondence and stock raisers association meeting minutes. The correspondence between James Travis Cleveland and his family, 1850-1864, discusses Cleveland’s service during the Civil War, his travel to California via Mexico to search for gold, and social and economic conditions in Independence and Gonzales, Texas. Recorded by Cleveland as secretary, the minutes document an 1862 meeting of local stock raisers in District 12 at Rabon’s Ranch. The collection also contains a volume of photocopies of the documents.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Cleveland, James Travis -- Archives.
Cleveland, William H. -- Archives.
Cleveland, Rachel H.
Cleveland, J. Wellington.
Cleveland family.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Infantry Regiment, 5th. Company C.
Subjects
Cattle industry -- United States.
Places
California -- Gold discoveries.
Gonzales (Tex.)
Independence (Tex.)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Travis and William H. Cleveland Papers, 1850-1864, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing 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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2C450 Papers, 1850-1864