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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the J.L. Hillyer Letters, 1897-1898



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hillyer, J.L.
Title: Hillyer, J.L., Letters
Dates: 1897-1898
Abstract: The J.L. Hillyer Letters, 1897-1898, consist of a group of six letters to John B. Hillyer, New Springville, Richmond County, New York, from his nephew John L. Hillyer, Bardwell, Ellis County, Texas. Letters talk about his family, daily activities and issues such as market prices and the effect of the weather over the crops, constituting a source for the study of local agricultural and economic history in late 19th century northeast Texas.
Accession No.: 2015-046
OCLC No.: 911059014
Extent: 1/8 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Bardwell is a small rural community developed in the early 1880s by John W. Bardwell when he built a cotton gin in southeastern Ellis County, Texas, a mile southwest of the present townsite. Bardwell's first school was built in 1892 and a Baptist church was organized the following year. Residents also established a Methodist church and opened a post office branch in 1893.

David Minor, "BARDWELL, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hlb07), accessed April 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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Scope and Contents

The J.L. Hillyer Letters, 1897-1898, consist of a group of six letters to John B. Hillyer, New Springville, Richmond County, New York, from his nephew John L. Hillyer, Bardwell, Ellis County, Texas. Letters talk about his family, daily activities and issues such as market prices and the effect of the weather over the crops, constituting a source for the study of local agricultural and economic history in late 19th century northeast Texas.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hillyer, J.L.--Correspondence
Subjects
Economic history--United States--Texas--Sources
Agriculture--Texas--19th century
Places
Bardwell (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

J.L. Hillyer Letters, 1897-1898, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Paloma Graciani Picardo, April 2015.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2J57 J.L. Hillyer, Bardwell, Ellis Co., TX, letters to J.B. Hillyer, New Springville, Richmond Co., New York, 1897-1898

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