University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Brewster H. Jayne Letter, 1840



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jayne, Brewster H., 1789-1842
Title: Jayne, Brewster H., Letter
Dates: 1840
Abstract: Composed of correspondence to his wife Juliet, the Brewster H. Jayne Letter, 1840, documents Jayne’s experiences in Austin, Texas.
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

Source:

"Descendants of William De Jeanne." Reocities. Accessed June 22, 2011. http://reocities.com/heartland/cabin/3843/jayne_09/d5.htm.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Jayne, Brewster H., 1789-1842 -- Archives.
Jayne, Juliet Brown, 1809-1888.
Subjects
Indians of North America -- Texas.
Land tenure -- Texas.
Places
Austin (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Texas, Southeast -- Description and travel.
Texas -- History -- Republic, 1836-1846.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Brewster H. Jayne Letter, 1840, 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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2J98 Letter, 1840