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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

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 Garrett (William) Papers, 1832-1834, 1840-1843



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Garrett, William, b. ca. 1811
Title: William Garrett Papers
Dates: 1832-1834, 1840-1843
Abstract: The William Garrett Papers, 1832-1834, 1840-1843, consist of a Photostat ledger and account book detailing purchases such as coffee, thread, and whisky from numerous individuals.
Extent: 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Born in Tennessee around 1811, plantation owner William Garrett moved to the Ayish Bayou District of Texas and settled in San Augustine in the late 1820s or early 1830s. Garrett owned over a thousand acres of land and 132 slaves. His plantation produced corn, cotton, wheat and barley. Garrett may have been married twice and had at least five children. His exact date of death is not known, but he probably died before 1884 according to a son’s marriage announcement.

Source: Jasinski, Laurie E. “GARRETT, WILLIAM.” HoTo. Accessed December 15, 2010. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fga57

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Scope and Contents

The William Garrett Papers, 1832-1834, 1840-1843, consist of a Photostat ledger and account book detailing purchases such as coffee, thread, and whisky from numerous individuals.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Garrett, William, b. ca. 1811--Archives
Subjects
Cotton trade--Texas--History--19th Century.
Plantation life--Texas--History--19th Century.
Slavery--Texas--History--19th Century.
Places
Nacogdoches County (Tex.)--History--19th Century.
San Augustine County (Tex.)--History--19th Century.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Garrett Papers, 1832-1834, 1840-1843, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2D196 Ledger, Photostat, 1832-1834
Account book, Photostat, 1840-1843

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