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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Richard Thompson Archer Family Papers, 1790-1919



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Archer, Richard Thompson, 1797-1867
Title: Richard Thompson Archer family papers
Dates: 1790-1919
Abstract: Starting in 1837 Richard Thompson Archer owned the Anchuca Plantation in Claiborne County, Mississippi. His family papers relate to Southern plantation economy and agriculture, slavery, family and social life in Mississippi and Virginia.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00019
Extent: 5.33 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Archer, born in Virginia in 1797, came to Mississippi in 1824, married Ann Barnes (in 1833?), and settled on Anchuca Plantation near Port Gibson, Claiborne County, in 1837 and became a wealthy planter and slave-owner.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, financial and legal documents, printed and pictorial material relate to Archer, his relatives, friends, and business associates and contain information on plantation life and economy, agricultural affairs, slaves and slavery in Mississippi and Virginia, and social life and customs in both states. Women's correspondence relates to children, clothing, education, mental and physical health, medical practices, and household affairs. Other material relates to associates in Mississippi, Virginia, and Texas, including Branch Tanner Archer (elder), William Segar Archer, the Anderson, Barnes, Cocke, Eggleston, Hobson, Johnson, and Willis families, Elijah Steele Drake, William P. Grayson, Felix Huston, and L. Masters.

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Arrangement

Arranged primarily chronologically under document type or under alphabetical name classifications.
Forms part of Natchez Trace Collection.

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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
Archer, Branch Tanner, 1790-1856
Archer, William Segar, 1789-1855
Huston, Felix, 1800-1857
Masters, L.
Family Names
Archer (Family)
Barnes (Family)
Cocke (Family)
Eggleston (Family)
Irving (Family)
Percy (Family)
Willis (Family)
Subjects
Agriculture
Commission merchants
Cooking, American
Freedmen
Lumber trade
Medicine--Practice
Plantations
Railroads
Slaves
Social conditions
States' rights (American politics)
Places
Anchuca Plantation
Louisiana
Mississippi
New Orleans
Port Gibson
Texas
Virginia

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Richard Thompson Archer Family Papers, Natchez Trace Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2E646 [SRH1230006650] Richard Thompson Archer papers
Letters written
1831-1867, undated
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2.325/V36 [SRH1230002474] Oversize, 1841, 1856-1859
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2E646 [SRH1230006650] Letters received
1824-1847
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2E647 [SRH1230006660] 1848-1868, undated
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2.325/V36 [SRH1230002474] Oversize, 1837-1860
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2E647 [SRH1230006660] Literary productions, speeches, public notices, petitions
Politics, slavery, states' rights, secession
1830, 1859, undated
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2.325/V36 [SRH1230002474] Oversize, undated
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2E647 [SRH1230006660] Miscellaneous
1851, undated
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2.325/V36 [SRH1230002474] Oversize, undated
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2E647 [SRH1230006660] Financial records
1827-1840
Lumber mill book, 1836-1838
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2E648 [SRH1230006670] 1841-1867, undated
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2.325/V36 [SRH1230002474] Oversize, 1838-1865
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2E648 [SRH1230006670] Immediate family
Archer family ledger book, 1824-1845
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2E649 [SRH1230006680] Ann Barnes Archer papers
Letters written
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3B49 [SRH1230014981] Transcriptions, letters to family members, 1834-1890
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2E649 [SRH1230006680] 1834-1868, 1878, 1889-1890, undated
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2.325/V38 [SRH1230002435] Oversize, 1842
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2E649 [SRH1230006680] Letters received
1847-1890, undated
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2.325/V38 [SRH1230002435] Oversize, 1868-1869
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2E649 [SRH1230006680] Financial records
1860-1892, undated
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2.325/V38 [SRH1230002435] Oversize, 1867-1872
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2E649 [SRH1230006680] Abram Barnes Archer and family papers
1848-1857
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2E650 [SRH1230006690] 1858-1897, 1910, undated
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2.325/V38 [SRH1230002435] Oversize, 1848, 1858-1868
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2E650 [SRH1230006690] Mary Catherine [Chastain?] ("[Marie?]") Archer papers, 1848-1863, undated
Jane R. ("Jennie") Archer papers, 1850-1891, undated
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2E651 [SRH1230006651] Ann Maria ("Tap") Archer Irving and family papers
1848-1898, 1907, 1919, undated
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2.325/V38 [SRH1230002435] Oversize, 1858
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2E652 [SRH1230006661] Elizabeth Barnes ("Lizzie") Archer Percy and family papers
1855-1900, 1912-1915, undated
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2.325/V38 [SRH1230002435] Oversize, 1877-1878
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2E652 [SRH1230006661] Branch T. Archer (younger), Esther Bell ("Essie") Archer, and Richard T. Archer (younger) papers, 1855-1858, 1866-1910, undated
Stephen Cocke Archer (elder), Catherine C. Voss Barnes Archer, and Mary [Chestain?] Cocke Archer papers
1822, 1831-1845
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2.325/V38 [SRH1230002435] Oversize, 1843-1845
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2E652 [SRH1230006661] Edward Stephen ("Ned") Archer papers
1850-1865, undated
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2.325/V38 [SRH1230002435] Oversize, 1856, 1862
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2E652 [SRH1230006661] Relatives and business associates
Jane S. Archer Anderson and Joseph B. Anderson letters, 1840-1860
Branch Tanner Archer (elder) letters, 1850-1855
Fanny T. Archer letters, 1840-1866
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2E653 [SRH1230006671] William Segar Archer letters, 1830-1855?, undated
Miscellaneous Archer correspondence, 1790, 1839-1866
Monro Banister, W. J. Barksdale, and Thomas Giles letters, 1842-1854, 1865
Barnes family papers
1812-1835, 1848-1867
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2.325/V38 [SRH1230002435] Oversize, 1840
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2E653 [SRH1230006671] William Burke and C. G. Burke letters, 1846-1848
A. T. Burnley, R. Triplett, and Philip Triplett letters
1824-1831, 1855
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2.325/V38 [SRH1230002435] Oversize, 1843-1844
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2E653 [SRH1230006671] Cocke family papers, 1794, 1827-1854, undated
Davis family letters, 1839-1867
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2E654 [SRH1230006681] Downing family correspondence, 1822, 1834, 1853-1865, 1879, undated
Elijah Steele Drake papers, 1870, 1886-1898
J. M. Dyer letters, 1851-1867
Alfred O. Eggleston family and Robert J. Townes family letters, 1843-1859, undated
Everard M. Eggleston and Harriet B. Sayer Eggleston family letters, 1837, 1845, 1856-1868, 1881, 1884
Stephen A. Eggleston letters, 1848-1854, undated
Stephen R. Eggleston letters
1851-1859
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2.325/V38 [SRH1230002435] Oversize, 1859
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2E654 [SRH1230006681] William T. Eggleston and Fanny P. Eggleston papers
1828-1853, 1867, undated
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2.325/V38 [SRH1230002435] Oversize, 1841-1842, 1847
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2E654 [SRH1230006681] Miscellaneous Eggleston correspondence
1830, 1848-1866, 1882-1886
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2.325/V38 [SRH1230002435] Oversize, 1853-1855
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2E654 [SRH1230006681] William Saint John Elliot letters, 1832-1849
George England and Maria England letters, 1852-1854
[S.?] C. Farrar letters, 1845-1861
Richard W. Flournoy and John C. Smith letters, 1840-1843
Thomas W. Flowers letters, 1856-1857
Christopher Ford and Edward Ford letters, 1839-1848
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2E655 [SRH1230006691] Samantha M. ("Mantha") Gilson Bowman and Horatio C. Gilson letters, 1850-1867, 1889, undated
William P. Grayson and E. F. Grayson papers
1861-1866
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2.325/V38 [SRH1230002435] Oversize, 1861, undated
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2E655 [SRH1230006691] Gunnis-Winter family letters, 1844, 1866-1886, undated
John B. Harvie letters, 1842-1846, undated
H. J. Henington letters, 1857-1860, undated
Hobson family letters, 1837-1865
William H. Holcombe letters, 1860-1862, 1879
Felix Huston family correspondence, 1843-1857, 1866, 1884
Johnson famly letters, 1850-1858, 1886
Henry K. Jones and James Alfred Jones papers, 1845-1848, undated
John M. McDougall and Dan M. McDougall letters, 1866-1870, undated
Mason family letters, [1861-1865?], undated
L. Masters letters, 1848-1854, undated
Maury family letters, 1866-1869, 1885-1886
James Marynard letters, 1843-1852, undated
Jeremiah Morton letters, 1839-1854
John W. Powell letters
1859-1867
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2.325/V38 [SRH1230002435] Oversize, 1866
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2E655 [SRH1230006691] Randolph family letters, 1839-1862
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2E656 [SRH1230006652] George William Shelton papers, 1850, 1863-1866, undated
F. R. [Southmayd?] letters, 1865-1867, undated
William R. Stuart letters
1866, undated
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2.325/V38 [SRH1230002435] Oversize, 1866
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2E656 [SRH1230006652] William G. Thompson letters, 1848-1849
Vertner family letters, 1839, 1870, 1877, undated
Wharton family letters, 1853-1873, [1880-1889?]
Willis family papers
1796-1828, 1842-1854, 1868, 1899, undated
Oversize, 1812
Charles Wise letters, 1852
Miscellaneous family letters, 1806-1869, 1880-1899, undated
Unidentified and fragmentary letters, 1854-1865, 1886, undated
Prominent cotton factors' and commission merchants' papers
1837-1869
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2E657 [SRH1230006662] 1870-1883
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2.325/V38 [SRH1230002435] Oversize, 1844-1873
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2E657 [SRH1230006662] Legal documents
1792, 1825-1886, undated
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2.325/V38 [SRH1230002435] Oversize, 1847, undated
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2E657 [SRH1230006662] Recipes, directions, and prescriptions, undated
Slaves and freedmen, 1828, 1844-1851, 1867-1871, 1889, undated
Railroads
1855-1866, undated
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2.325/V38 [SRH1230002435] Oversize, 1855, 1859
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2E657 [SRH1230006662] Printed material
1866, 1871, undated
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2.325/V38 [SRH1230002435] Oversize, 1848-1860, 1878-1881
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2E657 [SRH1230006662] Miscellaneous
1859-1871, undated
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2.325/V38 [SRH1230002435] Oversize, 1857, undated
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3Y90 [SRH1230028423] Photocopies of pictorial letterheads
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TXC NTC-ECDB1.3 Richard Thompson Archer Family Ephemera Collection

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