A Guide to the George John Durham Narrative, undated
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.
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.
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George John Durham Narrative, undated, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, 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.
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