University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Joel Walter Robison Papers, 1835-1891



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Robison, Joel Walter, 1815-1889
Title: Robison, Joel Walter, Papers
Dates: 1835-1891
Abstract: Two bound Photostats, correspondence, and legal papers comprise the Joel Walter Robinson Papers, 1835-1891, documenting his business activities and familial affairs.
Accession No.: 1936
OCLC No.: 761319499
Extent: 3 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Soldier and Texas legislator Joel Walter Robison (1815-1889), born in Washington County, Georgia, was married to Emily Almeida Alexander and had seven children. He fought in several battles, including Velasco (1832), Bexar (1835), and San Jacinto (1836), where he helped capture Antonio López de Santa Anna. Also in 1836, he was made first lieutenant of the Texas Rangers by Sam Houston, and in 1860 he was selected as a member of the Eighth Texas Legislature, a role which he advocated secession.

Source: Cutrer, Thomas W. “Robison, Joel Walter.” Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed August 16, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fro42.


Scope and Contents

Two bound Photostats, correspondence, and legal papers comprise the Joel Walter Robinson Papers, 1835-1891, documenting his business activities and familial affairs. The papers and Photostat copies, 1835-1861, include Robison’s father’s will, a slave bill of sale, correspondence between Robison and his family, and receipts for taxes, equipment repaired, and materials purchased. The papers dated 1887-1891 contain two letters from Robison to J. W. Lawrence & Son regarding submission of tax payments, and correspondence written by G. W. Fulton.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Robison, Joel Walter, 1815-1889 -- Archives.
Robison, John G.
Fulton, G. W.
Subjects
Slavery -- Texas -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Plantation life -- Texas -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Places
Austin (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Colorado County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Fayette County (Tex.) -- History --19th century -- Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joel Walter Robison Papers, 1835-1891, 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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2F482 Papers:
1835-1861
1887-1891
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2R164 Bound Photostats of papers (2), 1835-1861