University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Felix B. Earnest Papers, 1830-1855



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Earnest, Felix B.
Title: Earnest, Felix B., Papers
Dates: 1830-1855
Abstract: Comprising correspondence and legal records, the Felix B. Earnest Papers, 1830-1855, document Earnest’s experiences in Austin’s Colony, Texas.
Extent: 4 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A settler in Stephen F. Austin’s colony in Texas, Felix B. Earnest, received land grants between 1827 and 1830.


Scope and Contents

Comprising correspondence and legal records, the Felix B. Earnest Papers, 1830-1855, document Earnest’s experiences in Austin’s Colony, Texas. Correspondence concerns familial affairs and the cattle trade in Texas. Legal papers consist of two Spanish certificates, one signed by Stephen F. Austin granting one-quarter league of land to Earnest, while another verifies that he was a member of Austin’s colony.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836.
Earnest, Felix B. -- Archives.
Subjects
Cattle trade -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Land grants -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Places
Austin’s Colony (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Felix B. Earnest Papers, 1830-1855, 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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2D89 Correspondence and legal documents, 1830-1855