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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 James Fisher League Papers, 1824-1899



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fisher, James, ca.1781-1854
Title: Fisher, James League Papers
Dates: 1824-1899
Abstract: Consisting of legal documents and a map, the James Fisher League Papers, 1824-1899 document the history of a league of land granted to Fisher as one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists.
Accession No.: 1959
Extent: 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English and Spanish.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in North Carolina, James Fisher (ca. 1781-ca. 1854) was an early Texas settler. In July 1824, as one of Stephen F. Austin’s Old Three Hundred colonists, Fisher received a league of land on the west bank of the Brazos River. Fisher lived, farmed, and raised stock on the land, known as the Stone Farm, with his wife Jenny (or Jane) and their ten children. Once part of Washington County, the land is now incorporated into Burleson County.

Source:

Fisher, James.” Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed November 29, 2010.

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Scope and Contents

Consisting of legal documents and a map, the James Fisher League Papers, 1824-1899 document the history of a league of land granted to Fisher as one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists. The deeds, surveys, and other legal papers of James Fisher, J. G. Giddings, Thomas C. Clay, W. F. Bledsoe, and D. L McGary relate to the land, including the original land grant signed by Austin. Additionally, the papers contain an 1899 plat map of Burleson County, where the league is located.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Bledsoe, W. F.
Clay, Thomas C.
Fisher, James, ca.1781-ca.1854 -- Archives
Giddings, J. G.
McGary, D. L
Subjects
Land grants -- Texas
Land titles -- Texas
Places
Austin’s Colony (Tex.)
Brazos River Valley (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century
Burleson County (Tex.) -- Maps.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Fisher League Papers, 1824-1899, 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

box
2D145 Deeds and legal papers, 1824-1899
box
2.325/V36 Plat map, Burleson County, 1899

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