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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Edward Burleson, Jr., Papers, 1821, 1851-1891



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Burleson, Edward, Jr., 1826-1877
Title: Edward Burleson, Jr., papers
Dates: 1821, 1851-1891
Abstract: Correspondence, military orders, muster rolls, circulars, broadsides, newspaper clippings, financial papers, legal documents, field notes, and deeds comprise the papers of Edward Burleson, Jr. (1826-1877). The papers relate to Burleson's career as a soldier and politician.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01616
Extent: 3 inches
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Edward Burleson, Jr. was born on November 26, 1826 in Tennessee to Edward and Sarah (Owen) Burleson and moved to Texas in 1830. During his long career as a soldier, Burleson fought in the Mexican War with Benjamin McCulloch's Texas Mounted Volunteers, served in the Texas Rangers as a lieutenant and major with John S. Ford (1856-1857), and fought as a major during the Civil War. In 1875, Burleson was a delegate from the Twenty-first District to the Constitutional Convention and sat on the committee to locate a penitentiary in East Texas. He died in Austin on May 12, 1877.

Source:Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Edward Burleson, Jr.," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/BB/fbu41.html (accessed May 18, 2010).

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, military orders, muster rolls, circulars, broadsides, newspaper clippings, financial papers, legal documents, field notes, and deeds comprise the papers of Edward Burleson, Jr. (1826-1877). The papers relate to Burleson's career as a soldier and politician. Specifically, they document Burleson's service as a Texas Mounted Volunteer in the Mexican War, as a Texas Ranger (1856-1857), as a member of the Texas Mounted Rifles in the Civil War, and as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1875. Furthermore, the papers deal with road building in Texas and the protection of the frontier.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Burleson, Edward, 1798-1851
Burleson, Edward, Jr., 1826-1877
McCulloch, Ben, 1811-1862
Family Names
Burleson family
Corporate Names
Texas. Constitutional Convention (1875)
Subjects
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
Mexican War (1846-1848)
Places
Texas

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Related Materials

See also the Aaron Burleson Genealogy. See also the Edward Burleson Sr. Papers. See also the Emma Kyle Burleson Scrapbook. See also the Albert Sidney Burleson Papers. See also the Adele Steiner Burleson Papers. See also the David Crockett Burleson Family Papers. See also the Jonathan Burleson Papers. See also the Richard Byrd Burleson Papers. See also the Rufus Columbus Burleson Papers.

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Separated Material

Some items have been separated to the Texas Collection and Broadside Collection. See list in box 2B158.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edward Burleson, Jr., Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1924

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.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

box
2B158 [SRH1230005158] Letters, 1854-1876, undated
Financial records and receipts, 1856-1858, 1865-1875
Legal documents, 1851-1875, undated
Muster rolls, 1862-1865, undated
Military orders, 1858-1865
Miscellaneous circulars and broadsides, circa 1868-1887
Newspaper clippings, circa 1855-1891
Miscellaneous papers, 1821, 1860-1865, undated
box
3S167 [SRH1230029578] Oversize materials
folder
OD1220 Oversize materials
OD1220 (Formerly 2.116/OD1 and 2.325/T3) OD1220 (Formerly 2.116/OD1 and 2.325/T3)

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