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Descriptive Summary

Historical 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 Duckworth-Smith-McPherson Family Papers, 1838-1885, 1940



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Duckworth family
Creator: McPherson family
Creator: Smith family
Title: Duckworth-Smith-McPherson Family Papers
Dates: 1838-1885, 1940
Abstract: Correspondence, business papers, and legal documents comprise the Duckworth-Smith-McPherson Family Papers, 1838-1885, 1940, chronicling the interrelated Duckworth, Smith, and McPherson families of Kentucky, Mississippi, and Texas.
Accession No.: 1939
OCLC No.:
Extent: 69 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Members of the interrelated Duckworth, Smith, and McPherson families from Kentucky and Mississippi migrated to Austin and Bastrop County, Texas in the mid-19th century.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, business papers, and legal documents comprise the Duckworth-Smith-McPherson Family Papers, 1838-1885, 1940, chronicling the interrelated Duckworth, Smith, and McPherson families of Kentucky, Mississippi, and Texas. Family correspondence describes the migration of the families to Texas in the mid-19th century, frontier life in Texas, and social conditions during the Civil War. Documents also pertain to land transactions and surveys, as well as a will (1850) for Frances Elizabeth Smith, a German passport (1870), and documents related to Jordan Smith's role as a Bastrop County official.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Duckworth, Frances E.
Duckworth, Joseph D. W.
Duckworth, Sam Houston
Evans, Evan R.
McFarland, Wilson
McPherson, O. G.
McPherson, Sarah Parmela
Poage, James A.
Smith, Jordan
Duckworth family -- Archives.
McPherson family -- Archives.
Smith family -- Archives.
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Places
Austin (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.
Bastrop County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Duckworth-Smith-McPherson Family Papers, 1838-1885, 1940, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, 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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2D66 Correspondence, legal papers, 1838-1885, 1940
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2.325/V5 Passport, 1870
Frances Elizabeth Smith will, 1850

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