University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Thomas F. Leaming Papers, 1796-1847



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Leaming, Thomas F., 1786-1839
Title: Leaming, Thomas F., Papers
Dates: 1796-1847
Abstract: Composed of original and typescripts of correspondence, legal documents, and broadsides, the Thomas F. Leaming Papers, 1796-1847, chronicle Leaming’s business and personal relationship with the Austin family.
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Thomas F. Leaming (1786-1839) married Susan Murgatroyde, with whom he had one son. A relative of Moses and Stephen F. Austin, Leaming worked as a merchant in Philadelphia while also serving as a business associate with power of attorney for the Austin family.

Source:

Reichstein, Andreas."The Austin-Leaming Correspondence."Southwestern Historical Quarterly 88 (1985): 247-282.


Scope and Contents

Composed of original and typescripts of correspondence, legal documents, and broadsides, the Thomas F. Leaming Papers, 1796-1847, chronicle Leaming’s business and personal relationship with the Austin family. Correspondence concerns familial affairs, life in the Austin Colony as well as a lawsuit over land in New Jersey that once belonged to the Austin family. Additionally, legal documents also relate to the lawsuit, while broadsides pertain to the Texas Revolution, specifically the recruitment soldiers.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Austin, Moses, 1761-1821.
Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836.
Leaming, Thomas F., 1786-1839 -- Archives.
Austin family.
Leaming family.
Subjects
Actions and defenses -- New Jersey -- Salem County.
Texas. Army.
Places
Austin (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Salem County (N.J.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Texas -- History -- Revolution, 1835-1836.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas F. Leaming Papers, 1796-1847, 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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2A146 Correspondence, legal documents, and broadsides, 1796-1838
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2R75 Correspondence and legal documents, 1796-1847