University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Edmond L. Harris Letter, 1837



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Harris, Edmond L.
Title: Harris, Edmond L., Letter
Dates: 1837
Abstract: Comprising a letter and legal document, the Edmond L. Harris Letter, 1837, documents the history of the Texas Land Company.
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Edmond L. Harris was a founding member of the Texas Land Company, organized by Georgia citizens in 1830s for the purpose of investment in Lagrange, Texas, property.


Scope and Contents

Comprising a letter and legal document, the Edmond L. Harris Letter, 1837, documents the history of the Texas Land Company. Written by Harris from Lagrange, Texas to his brother in Harris County, Georgia, the missive concerns the company's formation, constitution, and capitalization. A copy of the constitution is also included.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Harris, Edmond L.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Land Company (Lagrange)
Subjects
Real estate development -- Texas -- History -- 19th century
Places
Lagrange (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edmond L. Harris Letter, 1837, 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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2J141 Letter, March 29, 1837