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The James F. Perry Papers


James F. Perry was the brother-in-law of Stephen F. Austin, the most prominent agent of American settlement in Mexican Texas. James Perry and his family came to Texas in the early 1830s, where he set up a plantation in Brazoria County called "Peach Point" and made money as a cotton planter. The digitized letters in this collection provide a window into Perry's management of his slaves and plantation, as well as the early cotton markets in Texas.

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