University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the George John Durham Narrative, undated



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Durham, George John
Title: George John Durham Narrative
Dates: undated
Abstract: Written by his granddaughter, Marie Cassandra Durham Cabler, the George John Durham Narrative, undated, offers a biographical sketch documenting Durham’s life and public service in Texas.
Accession No.: 63-128
OCLC No.:
Extent: 2 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

George John Durham (1820-1869) was born to William and Ester Durham in Norwich, Norfolk, England. An early settler in Austin, he served as a clerk in the governmental offices of the Republic of Texas (1838-1839), a noncommissioned officer in the Travis Guards (1841), a participant in the Archives War (1842), a chief clerk in the office of the state comptroller of public accounts (1846-1860), and as mayor of Austin (1852-1854). He was also a candidate for state treasurer (1865), a member of State Auditorial Board (1866-1867), a horticulturalist, an ornithologist, and a correspondent of the Smithsonian Institution.

Gouldie, Charles Durham. “Durham, George John.” Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed May 19, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fdu24.


Scope and Contents

Written by his granddaughter, Marie Cassandra Durham Cabler, the George John Durham Narrative, undated, offers a biographical sketch documenting Durham’s life and public service in Texas.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Durham, George John -- Archives.
Cabler, Marie Cassandra Durham
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer -- Texas -- 19th century.
Places
Austin (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Texas -- History -- Republic, 1836-1846.
Texas -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Texas -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century.
Austin (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George John Durham Narrative, undated, 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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2K210 Unsung Hero, Biography of George John Durham (2 copies), undated