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A Guide to the William Bradbury Papers, 1841-1868
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.
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.
This collection is open for research use.
William Bradbury Papers, 1841-1868, 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.