A Guide to the James A. Eidson Papers, 1850-1900
James Allen and Charity E. (Rice) Eidson lived in Hamilton, Texas, where James worked as a lawyer. The couple had eight children, including Arthur Richelieu Eidson, who served as Hamilton County Attorney and District Attorney.
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Land grants, deeds, notes, receipts, survey maps, and other legal documents comprise the James A. Eidson Papers, 1850-1900, documenting the law practice of Eidson. The collection primarily relates to the transfer of land in Texas and Tennessee for Eidson and others, such as the Bailey family, Samuel A. Maverick’s heirs, and the Rice family. It also consists of Eidson and his wife Charity’s notes with financial institutions, such as the Texas Loan Agency, Hamilton National Bank, and Equitable Securities Company.
This collection is open for research use.
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