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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Christian Friedrich Duerr Papers, 1832-1844



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Duerr, Christian Friedrich, 1815-1873
Title: Duerr, Christian Friedrich, Papers
Dates: 1832-1844
Abstract: The Christian Friedrich Duerr Papers, 1832-1844, consists of two volumes of typescripts of Duerr’s papers written between 1832 and 1844.
Extent: 2 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English and German.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Mereklingen, Germany, Christian Friedrich Duerr (1815-1873), a merchant by profession, emigrated to the United States in 1833. In 1840, he married Mary Standley Dell (1822-1878) in Alachua County, Florida. The couple had at least two daughters, Mary Agnes (b. 1841), and Alice. Duerr moved to Houston, Texas, around 1841, and eventually relocated to Clear Creek. He died in Hockley and is buried in Rose Hill alongside his wife.

Source:

Redman, Steven Harn. "Steve Harn Redman Family Research."Rootsweb. Accessed November 23, 2010. http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=shr1858-1941&id=I4705.

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Scope and Contents

The Christian Friedrich Duerr Papers, 1832-1844, consist of two volumes of typescripts of Duerr’s papers written between 1832 and 1844. The first volume containing a typescript of his journal written between 1832 and 1833, documents his emigration from Stuttgart, Germany, to Baltimore, Maryland. Written in German, the journal contains excerpts of poems, a description of his boat journey, and his impressions of America. The second volume, written in English between 1839 and 1844, consists of copies of letters, journal entries, and a deed of trust. The latter includes business and personal correspondence as well as descriptions of travel between Suwanne, Florida, and Houston, Texas. Additionally, Duerr mentions encounters with Sam Houston and the political atmosphere following the Texas Revolution.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Duerr, Christian Friedrich, 1815-1873--Archives
Duerr, Mary Standley Dell, 1822-1878
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863
Subjects
German Americans--Diaries--19th century
Germans--Texas--History--19th century
Places
Baltimore (Md.)--History--19th century
Clear Creek (Tex.)-- History--19th century
Houston (Tex.)--History--19th century
Stuttgart (Germany)--History--19th century
Southern States--Description and travel
United States--Emigration and immigration--History--19th century

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Christian Friedrich Duerr Papers, 1832-1844, 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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2Q497 Three typescript copies of journal, 1832-1833
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2Q498 Two typescript copies of papers, 1839-1844

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