University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Jefferson Allen Letters, 1853, 1860



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Allen, Jefferson
Title: Allen, Jefferson, Letters
Dates: 1853, 1860
Abstract: The Jefferson Allen Letters, 1853, 1860, document the life and interests of Allen
Accession No.: 1964
Extent: 2 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

In February 1839, Jefferson Allen represented Jackson County, Illinois, on the commission to select a Williamson County seat. By 1853, he owned a mill and wheat farm in Jackson County, on which he lived with his wife and daughter.

Source:

Laws of The State of Illinois Passed by The Eleventh General Assembly. "An Act to Establish the County of Williamson." Vandalia, Ill.: William Walters, 1839.


Scope and Contents

The Jefferson Allen Letters, 1853, 1860, document the life and interests of Allen. Two missives to Allen's nephews, Jefferson Allen Babbitt of Washington County, Texas, and Jarrad G. McCain, concern his farm, religious views, and news of family and friends.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Allen, Jefferson -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
Frontier and pioneer life -- Illinois -- History -- 19th century
Rural conditions -- Illinois -- History -- 19th century
Places
Jackson County (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jefferson Allen Letters, 1853, 1860, 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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2.325/B37 Letters, 1853, 1860