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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

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 William Bradbury Papers, 1841-1868



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bradbury, William, 1804-1862
Title: Bradbury, William, Papers
Dates: 1841-1868
Abstract: Composed of typescripts of correspondence, legal documents, and a diary, the William Bradbury Papers, 1841-1868, chronicle Bradbury’s career as a judge, county clerk, and farmer in Austin County, Texas.
Extent: 3 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A resident of Austin County, Texas, William Bradbury (1804-1862) owned a farm near Belleville, where he lived with his three children. Following his election as chief justice of Austin County in 1850, Bradbury was appointed county clerk six years later.

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Scope and Contents

Composed of typescripts of correspondence, legal documents, and a diary, the William Bradbury Papers, 1841-1868, chronicle Bradbury’s career as a judge, county clerk, and farmer in Austin County, Texas. Correspondence consists of letters exchanged with family members, including two sons, concerning familial affairs and the Civil War. Legal documents relate to Bradbury’s certification of citizenship in the Republic of Texas, while the diary discusses his and his son’s activities on the farm near Belleville, Texas.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Bradbury, William, 1804-1862 -- Archives.
Bradbury family.
Subjects
Agriculture -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Farms -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Judges -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Places
Austin County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.
Belleville (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.
Texas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Texas -- History -- Republic, 1836-1846.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Bradbury Papers, 1841-1868, 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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2Q445 Two copies of typescript of correspondence, legal documents, and diary, 1841-1868

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