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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the James J. Lynch Papers, 1838-1892



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lynch, James J.
Title: Lynch, James J., Papers
Dates: 1838-1892
Abstract: Composed of correspondence, legal documents, financial records, and a broadside, the James J. Lynch Papers, 1838-1892, chronicles the business endeavors of James and Francis Lynch in DeWitt County, Texas.
Extent: 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

Source:

"Lynch, Francis J."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed July 11, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fly02.

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Scope and Contents

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.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Lynch, Francis J. -- Archives.
Lynch, James J. -- Archives.
Subjects
Cotton trade -- Texas -- DeWitt County.
Land tenure -- Texas -- DeWitt County.
Places
DeWitt County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
New Orleans (La.) -- Economic conditions.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James J. Lynch Papers, 1838-1892, 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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2B178 Correspondence, legal documents, financial records, and a broadside, 1838-1892

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