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29. [p.xxiii]  Receipt, Galveston City Co. to Wm. F. Gray, April 20, 1838; Thomas F. McKinney to Samuel M. Williams, January 9, 1839, both in Samuel May Williams Papers, RL; Levi Jones to Thos. Green, November 13, 1838, Levi Jones to M. Menard, January 4, 7, 1839, all in Galveston City Company Records, Grover Papers, RL.

30. [p.xxiii]  Telegraph and Texas Register (Houston), August 11, 1838.

31. [p.xxiii]  Millie Gray Diary, pp. 119-20, 145.

32. [p.xxiv]  Millie Gray Diary, pp. 145-51, 152 (quotation); Estate of W. F. Gray, Harris County Probate Record, vol. C, p. 600; Muir, "Gray, Layman," p. 348.

33. [p.xxv]  Muir, "Gray, Layman," pp. 358-64; Millie Gray Diary, p. 125.

34. [p.xxv]  Millie Gray Diary, pp. 123, 124 (quotations), 135.

35. [p.xxvi]  Millie Gray Diary, pp. 122-38; Receipt, Edward Hall to Mrs. Gray, January 20, 1841, William Fairfax Gray Papers, RL.

36. [p.xxvi]  Millie Gray Diary, pp. 130-32.

37. [p.xxvi]  Muir, "Gray, Layman," p. 347.

38. [p.xxvi]  Muir, "Gray, Layman," p. 345; Millie Gray Diary, p. 12; Robert Bruce Blake Research Collection, BTHC, vol. 65, p. 220; Telegraph and Texas Register (Houston), December 23, 1840; Compiled Index to Elected and Appointed Officials of the Republic of Texas 1835-1846, vol. 1, pp. 166, 463.

39. [p.xxvii]  Muir, "Gray, Layman," pp. 373-74.

40. [p.xxvii]  Telegraph and Texas Register (Houston), April 21, 1841.

41. [p.xxvii]  Estate of W. F. Gray, Harris County Probate Record, vol. C, pp. 562-65; Harris County Tax Records, 1840 and 1841, Microfilm, Houston Metropolitan Research Center. Tax records indicate that Gray held seven slaves in 1840, but the estate showed only two in the 1841 returns.

42. [p.xxvii]  Muir, "Gray, Layman," pp. 376-77; "Historic Texas Law Firm," p. 2.


VOLUME I

1. [p.13]  Albert Triplett Burnley and his uncle Robert Triplett had a business partnership that included coal mines in Kentucky. Burnley, born on April 15, 1800, in Hanover County, Virginia, studied law after moving to Kentucky in 1822. He eventually owned property in Texas, including a cotton plantation, and wintered there on occasion but never became a full-time resident. He died in Kentucky on May 13, 1861. Martha A. Burnley, "Albert Triplett Burnley," pp. 150-54.


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The Diary of William Fairfax Gray, from Virginia to Texas, 1835-1837
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Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas