A Guide to the Brewster H. Jayne Letter, 1840
A resident of Greene County, Alabama, Brewster H. Jayne (1789-1842) married Juliet Brown (1809-1888) in 1828. The couple moved to Lawrence County, Mississippi, before settling in Austin, Texas, around 1840.
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Composed of correspondence to his wife Juliet, the Brewster H. Jayne Letter, 1840, documents Jayne’s experiences in Austin, Texas. The letter discusses their plans to move to Texas as well as life in the Republic, relations with Native Americans, and the landscape of southeastern Texas. Additionally, the letter mentions purchasing land in Juliet’s name.
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Brewster H. Jayne Letter, 1840, 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.
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