University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Richard Lincoln Preece Papers, 1859-1919



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Preece, Richard Lincoln
Title: Preece, Richard Lincoln, Papers
Dates: 1859-1919
Abstract: Comprised of correspondence, printed material, legal and financial documents, a diary, a poem, and a memorandum book, the Richard Lincoln Preece Papers, 1859-1919, document Preece’s experiences as a soldier serving in the Civil War and as a rancher following the war.
Extent: 55 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

The son of William Martin Preece and Mary Elizabeth Giddens, Richard Lincoln Preece fought for the Union during the Civil War. Following the war, Preece joined the Texas Rangers and settled in Travis County, Texas.

Source:

Patterson, Annette. "A Brief Family History." Archives.com. Accessed February 21, 2011. http://bkatbird2.tripod.com/id1.html.


Scope and Contents

Comprised of correspondence, printed material, legal and financial documents, a diary, a poem, and a memorandum book, the Richard Lincoln Preece Papers, 1859-1919, document Preece’s experiences as a soldier serving in the Civil War and as a rancher following the war. Correspondence concerns familial affairs and the ranching business (1882-1919), while a diary discusses Preece’s experiences as a Texas Ranger (1865-1867). Legal and financial papers relate to the payment of taxes and the sale of land in Travis County, as well as a certificate of discharge from the Texas Mounted Rangers (1861-1904). The collection also includes an account book detailing Preece’s expenses (1863-1867), a poem written by Preece (1860), and advertisements for spiritual and medical cures (undated).


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Preece, Richard Lincoln -- Archives
Preece family
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Rangers. Frontier Battalion
Subjects
Ranching -- Texas -- History
Places
Travis County (Tex.) -- History
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Military life -- Union

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Richard Lincoln Preece Papers, 1859-1919, 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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2F322 Letters, 1882-1919, undated Legal and financial papers Memoranda book, 1863-1867 Diary Poem Printed material
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2R154 Diary, , May 1865 - August 1867