University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Dan Austin Kelley Family Papers, 1866-1880



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Kelley, Dan Austin, 1849-1927
Creator: Kelley family
Title: Dan Austin Kelley Family Papers
Dates: 1866-1880
Abstract: Correspondence comprises the Dan Austin Kelley Family Papers, 1866-1880, addressed to Dan Kelley from family members, including his mother Anna America Kelley, his brothers Franklin, George, and Benjamin, and his sister Nettie Kelley, amongst others.
Accession No.: 1947
OCLC No.:
Extent: 3 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Attorney Daniel Austin Kelley (1849-1927) was a native of Grimes County, Texas and the son of John and Anna America (Moore) Kelley from Georgia. One of ten children, Daniel had four brothers: Benjamin Franklin, John Washington, Willis Ward, George G. Kelley, and five sisters: Lucy Green, Francis Cornelia, Viola Adelia, Camilla Sanford, and Jeannette (Nettie) Caroline. In the 1870s, Daniel Austin Kelley attended the University of Virginia.

Source: “Ann America Moore Kelley.” Find a Grave. Accessed July 11, 2011. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=47852258.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence comprises the Dan Austin Kelley Family Papers, 1866-1880, addressed to Dan Kelley from family members, including his mother Anna America Kelley, his brothers Franklin, George, and Benjamin, and his sister Nettie Kelley, amongst others. These letters relate to familial matters such as deaths, marriages, illnesses, crops, land conditions, and the use of freedman as laborers. Additionally, the collection includes receipts of gold shipments (1871-1872) to Dan while he was at the University of Virginia.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Kelley, Dan Austin, 1849-1927 -- Archives.
Kelley family -- Archives.
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas.
Places
Grimes County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dan Austin Kelley Family Papers, 1866-1880, 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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2E286 Correspondence, 1866-1880