University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John James Papers, 1849-1868

Descriptive Summary

Creator: James, John, 1819-1877.
Title: John James Papers
Dates: 1849-1868
Abstract: Documents related to land owned by John James (1819-1877).
Extent: 1 vol.
Laguage: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

John James (1819-1877) was an early land surveyor and developer in Texas, arriving in 1837 from Nova Scotia. His work reestablished the borders of the land grant of San Antonio, platted the town of Castroville, and surveyed numerous properties in unsettled areas, among other activities. James was also involved in the development of Fort Davis, Fort Stockton, and Bandera.

Scope and Contents

Letter, memoranda book, and receipt relating to land owned by James and the taxes paid on the land.


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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
James, John, 1819-1877.
San Antonio (Tex.)
Legal documents--Texas.
Land tenure--Texas.
Tax assessment--Texas.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John James Papers, 1849-1868, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Detailed Description of the Papers



4L399 Memoranda book, 1849-1863
Letter, 1863
Receipt, 1868