L. T. Barret Collection, 1839-1966
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Brief Description:

The L. T. Barret Collection compliments the more extensive Lyne Taliaferro Barret Papers (A-5) by adding new documentation of L. T. Barret’s mercantile and farming pursuits, military service, masonry, and community service. While the collection consists primarily of bills, receipts and promissory notes issued and received by L. T. Barret and Thomas Jefferson Johnson, there is also business, family, military, and personal correspondence, advertising, slave contracts and legal documents.

Items researchers might find of particular interest include slave-hire contracts from 1841 and 1846, medical bills from Dr. Johnson for the treatment of slaves, the 1855 medical account of free black man James Jacobs with Dr. Johnson, an 1863 petition from Nacogdoches County families to the Confederate government for aid, an 1864 crop impressments broadside, an 1869 bill of laden for cotton shipments, and a declaration of duties and principles for the formation of an anti-black citizen vigilante group in Melrose, Texas.

Held at:
East Texas Research Center
1936 North Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Phone: 936-468-4636
Email: asketrc [at] sfasu.edu
Record Series Number: A/274
Created by: Barret, Lyne Taliaferro (1832-1913)
Volume: 6.0 Linear Feet

Housed in 1 box, 2 oversize bundles (369 items total).  Processed to the item level. Arranged in 7 series:

1. L. T. Barret Business & Personal Finance Documents

2. L. T. Barret Personal Documents

3. Hardeman & Co. Business Documents

4. Hardeman & Barret Co. Business Documents

5. Thomas Jefferson Johnson Business & Personal Finance Documents

6. Miscellaneous

7. Oversize Items

Alphabetical arrangement of folders within each series and chronological arrangement of items within each folder.

Subject Index
Barret, Lyne Taliaferro, 1832-1913 -- Correspondence
Business records -- Texas, East
Families -- Texas, East
Hardeman & Barret General Merchandise Store (Melrose, Tex.)
Slaveholders -- Texas -- Nacogdoches
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Related Materials:

Lyne Taliaferro Barret Papers. ETRC Personal & Family Collection. A-5

Gladys Hardeman Research Collection. ETRC Personal & Family Collection. A-69

Hardeman & Barret General Merchandise. ETRC Business & Organizational Collection. B-38

PreferredCitation: [Item], L. T. Barret Collection (A-274), East Texas Research Center, Ralph W. Steen Library, Stephen F. Austin State University.