A Guide to the James W. Lawrance Papers, 1840-1933
James W. Lawrance was a lawyer, planter, merchant and county judge of Grimes County, Texas. Lawrance died in 1870.
The James W. Lawrance Papers, 1840-1933, include correspondence, legal documents, account papers, literary efforts, printed material, and clippings documenting the life of James W. Lawrance and his descendants. Papers relate to the operations of J. Lawrance & Company, Lawrance’s appointment as county judge in 1869, family affairs, purchase of slaves, political affairs in Gimes County during Reconstruction and the settlement of Lawrance’s estate.
This collection is open for research use.
James W. Lawrance Papers, 1840-1933, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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Detailed Description of the Papers