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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Collection Inventory

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

J. A. Abney:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1938-1916, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Abney, James Addison, 1846-1947
Title: J. A. Abney Papers,
Dates: 1838-1916
Abstract: Includes correspondence and legal and financial materials pertaining to Abney's business and civic activities.
Collection # S 4.1
Quantity: 1 box (1 linear foot)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Confederate soldier, rancher, physician, bank president. Born 1846 in Tennessee. Moved to Texas after the Civil War. Studied medicine in Galveston, Texas, and began a practice in Angelina County. Married Susanna Elizabeth Davis in 1868; the marriage produced three children: Dewitt Fleetwood, Fred, and Edna May. Later moved to Brown County and became a rancher and physician. Founded the town of Winchell, Texas, in 1902. Founded (1906) and Served as the first president of the Citizen's National Bank of Brownwood, Texas. Died in 1947.

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Scope and Content

This collection may have been originally inventoried prior to the adoption of current standards. Patrons are advised to request any associated Reference File upon visiting the archives to view the collection, as it may provide additional information regarding the organization and scope of the materials.

DIncludes correspondence and legal and financial materials pertaining to Abney's activities as president of Citizen's National Bank of Brownwood and his land acquisitions. Collection bulks with legal and financial material including land deeds, vendor's liens, abstracts of title, surveys, and assignments. Of special interest are a Republic of Texas headright landgrant (1837) and a deed of states of Texas (1847).

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Organization

This collection may have been originally inventoried prior to the adoption of current standards. Patrons are advised to request any associated Reference File upon visiting the archives to view the collection, as it may provide additional information regarding the organization and scope of the materials.
The (Collection Title, excluding Inclusive Dates) is organized by the following series:

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research (If other restrictions exist, then the appropriate contact person who can provide assistance to patrons must be provided, eg. “Archivist of Record,” “University Archivist,” etc.)

Some archival collections may be housed in storage outside of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library building. Requests to retrieve such materials may take up to 10 business days to complete. Please contact our Reference Department to arrange retrieval.

Audio, video, and film recordings may not be immediately accessible due to format, condition, or copyright status. All items must be digitized prior to patron use. Because not all collections materials have been digitized, please contact the Reference Archivist at least 10 days prior to arrival in order to coordinate digitization. Though we can digitize much of our holdings within two weeks, some media may be fragile and require specialized digitization outsourcing, which can take up to three months for completion.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by either the archives or the creators and authors of items in this collection, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law.

Duplication requests are limited by departmental policies. Please contact our Reference Department for further information.

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
James Addison Abney 1846-1947.
Brown Brothers (Austin, Tex.)
Subjects (Organizations)
Citizens National Bank (Brownwood, Tex.)
H. M. Trueheart and Company
Subjects (Places)
Brown County (Tex.)
Brownwood (Tex.)
Winchell (Tex.)
Subjects
Civic leaders--Texas--Brownwood.
Railroads--Texas--Winchell--History.
Abstracts of title--Texas.
Land titles--Registration and transfer--History.
Banks and banking--Texas--History.

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

J. A. Abney Papers, 1838-1916, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
n/a

Processing Information

Processed by: Shirley Holloway, post 1969

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1896-1914

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Legal Documents, 1838-1916

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Financial Documents, 1878-1916

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