A Guide to the Fred Nibling Papers, 1833-1904
Frederick "Fred" Nibling, Sr. (d. ca. 1846) received a grant for land in Robertson’s colony from the government of Coahuila y Texas in 1835. During the Texas Revolution, he fought in the Texas Army, after which he practiced law in the Republic of Texas. His son, Frederick "Fred" Nibling, Jr. (d. 1904), was a farmer, cattle raiser, and land dealer in Texas.
Correspondence, legal documents, account papers, and land surveys in the Fred Nibling Papers, 1833-1904, document the careers of Frederick Nibling, Sr., and Frederick Nibling, Jr. The collection concerns Nibling, Sr.’s activities in the Texas Army, his legal practice in the Republic of Texas, and his relationships with family and friends. The papers of Nibling, Jr. chronicle the sale of livestock, trade in real estate, crop returns, farming conditions, family news, and friendship with James and Mary Graves. Legal documents include Nibling, Sr.’s 1835 Mexican land grant, the Nibling family’s deeds for lands in Texas, deeds and other documents relating to the James and Mary Graves family, and estate papers for Nibling, Sr., concerning individuals in Baltimore, Maryland. Account papers contain an account book for the Texas Army, stock book for the purchase and sale of cattle, and account books for the sale of land and supplies. The collection also includes land survey maps and notes.
This collection is open for research use.
Fred Nibling Papers, 1833-1904, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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.
This collection contains unprocessed material.
Detailed Description of the Papers