A Guide to the Benito Lopez Daybooks, 1886-1888
Born in Mexico, Benito Lopez (ca. 1813-1888) moved to San Antonio, Texas, in 1841. Later in life, he moved to Floresville, where he worked as a pawnbroker.
Composed of three volumes and a typescript of an obituary, the Benito Lopez Daybook, 1886-1888, document Lopez’s business affairs as a pawnbroker in Floresville, Texas. The daybooks concern his expenses and business transactions, while the obituary relates to his death in 1888.
This collection is open for research use.
Benito Lopez Daybooks, 1886-1888, 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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