University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the James A. Eidson Papers, 1850-1900



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Eidson, James A.
Title: Eidson, James A., papers
Dates: 1850-1900
Abstract: 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.
Accession No.: 1951
Extent: 20 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

Source:

Freeman, Diana. "The Edison [sic] House: Hamilton’s Best Kept Secret."Texas Hill Country Magazine (Winter 2006). Accessed November 22, 2010. http://www.hillcountrymagazine.com/issues/winter-2006/55/the-edison-house-hamiltons-best-kept-secret/.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Eidson, James A. -- Archives.
Eidson, Charity E.
Maverick, Samuel Augustus, 1803-1870.
Bailey family.
Rice family.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Loan Agency, Inc.
Hamilton National Bank (Hamilton, Tex.)
Equitable Securities Company.
Subjects
Land grants -- Texas.
Land titles -- Texas.
Land titles -- Tennessee.
Surveying -- Texas.
Places
Bell County (Tex.)
Freestone County (Tex.)
Hamilton County (Tex.)
Rusk County (Tex.)
Montgomery County (Tenn.)

Administrative Information

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

box
2D95 Papers, 1850-1900
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2.325/V8 Oversize land grants, 1850-1857, 1876-1877