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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 Richard David Orton Papers, 1872-1924



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Orton, Richard David, 1841-1885
Title: Orton, Richard David, Papers
Dates: 1872-1924
Abstract: Comprising correspondence and financial records, the Richard David Orton Papers, 1872-1924, document Orton’s activities as a sheriff and newspaper editor in Nacogdoches County, Texas.
Extent: 60 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born to Sidney Maury Orton and Louisa M. Timberlake in Nacogdoches County, Texas, Richard David Orton (1841-1885) enlisted in the 4th Brigade of the Texas Militia of the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Following the war, he was appointed sheriff of Nacogdoches County, where he quelled the Linn Flat Raid in 1871. Orton also founded the Nacogdoches newspaper the Chronicle.

Source:

Hudson, Linda Sybert. "Orton, Richard David."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed July 28, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/for06.

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Scope and Contents

Comprising correspondence and financial records, the Richard David Orton Papers, 1872-1924, document Orton’s activities as a sheriff and newspaper editor in Nacogdoches County, Texas. Correspondence concerns the Chronicle as well as social affairs, including instructions on conducting a census, while financial records consist of receipts and account statements.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Orton, Richard David, 1841-1885 -- Archives.
Subjects
Census districts -- Texas -- Nacogdoches County.
Newspapers -- Texas -- Nacogdoches County.
Sheriffs -- Texas -- Nacogdoches County.
Places
Nacogdoches County (Tex.) -- History -- Sources.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Richard David Orton Papers, 1872-1924, 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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2F164 Correspondence and financial documents, 1872-1924

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