University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the James W. Lawrance Papers, 1840-1933



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lawrance, James W.
Title: Lawrance, James W., Papers
Dates: 1840-1933
Abstract: 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.
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Extent: 3 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

James W. Lawrance was a lawyer, planter, merchant and county judge of Grimes County, Texas. Lawrance died in 1870.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Lawrance, James W.--Archives
Subjects
Politics and government--Sources
Agriculture--History--Sources
Commerce--History--Sources
Slavery
Places
Grimes County (Tex.)
Houston (Tex.)
Galveston (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

 

Inventory

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2E352 Correspondence
Legal documents
Account records
Broadsides
Clippings
Literary production