A Guide to the James J. Lynch Papers, 1838-1892
Businessman James J. Lynch lived in DeWitt County, Texas, with his relative Francis J. Lynch. The latter was born in Cork, Ireland, and immigrated to the United States around 1833. Francis J. Lynch owned a cotton plantation in DeWitt County, served in the Eighth Texas Legislature, and enlisted in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
"Lynch, Francis J."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed July 11, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fly02.
Composed of correspondence, legal documents, financial records, and a broadside, the James J. Lynch Papers, 1838-1892, chronicle the business endeavors of James and Francis Lynch in DeWitt County, Texas. Correspondence concerns familial and business affairs, while legal documents pertain to the acquisition of land in DeWitt County. Additionally, the collection includes financial records such as receipts as well as inventories regarding the sale of cotton and a broadside consisting of a price current for exports from New Orleans, Louisiana.
This collection is open for research use.
James J. Lynch Papers, 1838-1892, 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.
Detailed Description of the Papers