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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Blackburn and Townsend Families Papers



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Blackburn (Family), Townsend (Family)
Title: Blackburn and Townsend families papers
Dates: 1821 (1865-1909) 1918.
Abstract: Closely related to the William A. Blackburn Papers, the collection pertains to the extended Blackburn-Townsend families, family affairs, the business of several successive family law firms in Austin, land transactions, a furniture enterprise in Taylor, mining in California and Mexico, and political activities in which various members of the families participated.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00062
Extent: 3.75 linear feet (manuscript, typescript, printed, pictorial)
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Closely related to the William A. Blackburn Papers, the collection pertains to the extended Blackburn-Townsend families, family affairs, the business of several successive family law firms in Austin, land transactions, a furniture enterprise in Taylor, mining in California and Mexico, and political activities in which various members of the families participated. Townsend documentation is primarily in the period 1821-1909; Blackburn documentation is primarily in the period 1830-1918. Includes correspondence, diary, account books, minute books, legal papers, docket books, literary productions, and newspaper clippings.

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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
Robards, C. L.
Family Names
Blackburn (Family)
Townsend (Family)
Subjects
Mines and mineral resources
Practice of law
Real property
Places
Austin
Taylor
Texas
Document Types
Furniture

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Related Materials

William A. Blackburn Papers, 1869-1909, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Blackburn and Townsend Families Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

box
2H38 [SRH1230008035] Correspondence
Townsend, 1902-1909
Miscellaneous, Townsend, circa 1860-circa 1869
Miscellaneous, Robards and Jackson, 1867-1871
Miscellaneous, Blackburn, 1873-1878
box
2H39 [SRH1230008036] Correspondence
Miscellaneous, Blackburn, 1879-1888
General
Pictorial Files
Letterheads:
Farm machinery, 1885 (Box 2H39 Folder #7)
box
2H40 [SRH1230008037] Correspondence
Miscellaneous, Blackburn, 1889-1893
box
2H41 [SRH1230008038] Correspondence
Miscellaneous, Blackburn, 1894-1900
box
2H42 [SRH1230008039] Correspondence
Miscellaneous, Blackburn, 1901-1909
Miscellaneous, Blackburn, undated
box
2H43 [SRH1230008040] Letter Presses
Robards and Jackson, 1871-1872
Smith and James, 1872-1873
Smith and Blackburn, 1873-1874
box
2H44 [SRH1230008041] Letter Presses
Smith and Blackburn, 1875-1876
Smith and Blackburn, 1876-1877
box
2H45 [SRH1230008042] Letter Presses
Smith and Blackburn, 1879-1880
Smith and Blackburn, 1882-1885
box
2H46 [SRH1230008043] Financial records, Townsend family, 1869-1909
Financial records, miscellaneous, 1885-1907
Financial records, miscellaneous, 1885-1909
folder
OD1220 Clippings
Printed material, pictorial, correspondence
OD1220 (Formerly 2.116/OD1 and 2.325/T3) OD1220 (Formerly 2.116/OD1 and 2.325/T3)

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