A Guide to the Thomas William Chambers Papers, 1824-1896
Thomas William Chambers (d. 1855), Bastrop County farmer and cattleman, was married to Margaret Barker (formerly Mrs. Josiah Wilbarger). They owned and operated the Chambers plantation, which dealt with cotton sales, slave sales, and land transactions in Bastrop, Texas.
Source: RootsWeb, Ancestry.com. "Bastrop Cemetery Links." http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbastro/cemetery.htm (accessed July 6, 2010).
The Thomas William Chambers Papers, 1824-1896, include correspondence, account papers, legal documents, land papers, and printed material. The papers pertain to business and personal affairs of Chambers and his family, including plantation life, the sale of cotton, the sale of slaves, and land transactions.
Thomas William Chambers Papers, 1824-1896, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Mattie Hatcher, May 1929. Subsequent revisions were made by Sara Clark, January 1985.
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.
Detailed Description of the Papers