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Civil War-era letter from S.M. McAshan to T. W. House

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Identifier: MS 034
Abstract: S. M. McAshan wrote this letter to T. W. House in Houston, Texas on July 18, 1864. The letter written during the Civil War concerns two items. First, McAshan asks about correspondence for J. M. Putnam in Eagle Pass. Secondly, he asks about a transaction regarding bagging rope and trim for cotton for Lt. Col. Hutchins. The letter consists of a single sheet of paper, with the handwritten correspondence on one side and the handwritten address on the backside. Affixed near the address is a...
Dates: 1864-07-18

Colonel Cyrus Burnet Smith U.S. Civil War papers

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Identifier: MS 411
Abstract: Dr. Cyrus Smith served as a surgeon in the U.S. Civil War. His papers include his diary, military passes, induction and discharge papers, correspondence, photographs, hospital reports, bills of lading relating to the cotton trade in 1850's and Smith's thesis from Medical School.
Dates: 1856-1958

Confederate Imprint collection

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Identifier: MS 071
Overview Official documents, books, advertisements, religious pamphlets, maps, and various other materials related to life in the Confederacy during the period of the U.S. Civil War.
Dates: 1855-1879

Dillingham Family papers

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Identifier: MS 257
Abstract The Dillingham Family Papers, consisting of approximately 900 items or 1.25 linear feet, follows the history of a prominent Texas family from 1858 to 1958. Correspondence, manuscripts, printed material, photographs, journals, poetry, and newspaper clippings show the life style of a family who moved into Texas during the prosperous era of the late nineteenth century and played an important role in developing both the social and economic framework of Houston.
Dates: 1858 - 1958

Earle C. Douglas, Jr. autograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 458
Overview This collection contains the autographs of Jefferson Davis, Judah P. Benjamin, and Steven R. Mallory.
Dates: ca. 1870

Edgar S. Maclay letters

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Identifier: MS 147
Abstract: Letters written by Maclay to Admiral Thomas A. Stevens mentioning his intention to write a comprehensive account of the Navy’s part in the U.S. Civil War.
Dates: 1894 - 1895

Elizabeth Craw diary

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Identifier: MS 386
Abstract: The collection consists of the personal diary of Elizabeth Craw (1819-ca.1909), which records her journey from Ohio to see her soldier fiancé in Texas, and her experiences there. Craw’s fiancé fought and died at the Battle of the Alamo.
Dates: 1833-1841

Eseck G. Wilber U.S. Civil War letters

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Identifier: MS 030
Overview A collection of letters written by Eseck G. Wilber, a Union soldier, to his family in Cairo, New York.
Dates: 1862 - 1864

Frank E. Vandiver papers

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Identifier: MS 348
Overview The papers of Frank Everson Vandiver (1925-), former Professor of History, Acting-President, and Provost of Rice University consist chiefly of correspondence, manuscripts, and other material generated by Vandiver as a historian, writer, teacher, and lecturer at Rice University. See "Related Materials" note for information on Vandiver's records as an administrator.
Dates: 1947 - 1977

General George Cullum Civil War Letter

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Identifier: MS 112
Abstract: A letter written during the U.S. Civil War on November 14, 1861, from New York by Union Army General George W. Cullum to a close friend (‘My dear Colonel’) concerning Cullum’s recent promotion to the rank of brigadier general of volunteers with assignment to serve under General Henry Halleck; Cullum also reflects on army politics and inquires about family members.
Dates: 1861

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