University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the A. B. Peticolas Papers, 1842-1914, and undated



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Peticolas, A. B. (Alfred Brown), 1838-1915
Title: Peticolas, A. B., Papers
Dates: 1842-1914
Abstract: Composed of correspondence, legal documents, notes, and financial records, A. B. Peticolas Papers, 1842-1914, chronicle Peticolas’ career as an attorney in Victoria, Texas.
Extent: 1 ft., 3 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born to Julius Adolphus Peticolas and Mildred Warner Brown in Richmond, Virginia, Alfred Brown (A. B.) Peticolas (1838-1915) studied in Petersburg before moving to Amherst, where he established a school and began studying law. After receiving his law license in 1859, Peticolas moved to Victoria, Texas, and enlisted in Company C of the 4th regiment of the Texas Mounted Volunteers during the Civil War. Following the war, he returned to his law practice and married Mary Dunbar in 1866. A year later, his wife and infant daughter died of yellow fever, though in 1869 he married Marion Goodwin, with whom he had three sons. In addition to his law practice, Peticolas edited the Victoria Advocate and sketched many drawings of Texas scenery and architecture in Victoria.

Source:

Curlee, Kendall. "Peticolas, Alfred Brown."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed August 1, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fpe78.


Scope and Contents

Composed of correspondence, legal documents, notes, and financial records, A. B. Peticolas Papers, 1842-1914, and undated, chronicle Peticolas’ career as an attorney in Victoria, Texas. Correspondence primarily concerns his business affairs, especially his cases. Legal documents and notes also pertain to various cases, including land suits and the trial of tax collector W. R. Callender, while financial records consist of tax receipts, bills, and promissory notes.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Peticolas, A. B. (Alfred Brown), 1838-1915 -- Archives.
Subjects
Attorneys -- Texas -- Victoria.
Places
Victoria (Tex.) -- History -- Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

A. B. Peticolas Papers, 1842-1914, and undated, 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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2F304 Business and legal papers:
1842-1888
1870-1899
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2F305 Business papers, 1900-1914
Legal documents and notes, undated
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2F306 Legal documents regarding W. R. Callender
Receipts
Bill
Cancelled checks