Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to Philip H. Broun Family U.S. Civil War Papers, 1854-1889 MS 177



creator Broun family
Title: Philip H. Broun Family U.S. Civil War papers
Dates: 1854-1888
Abstract: The Broun Family U.S. Civil War papers provide genealogical and historical information on the Broun and Thruston families and also describe the Broun family's experiences during the U.S. Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Some items are photocopies of originals still in possession of the Broun family.
Identification: MS 177
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet3 linear inches
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

The Broun family represented in this material was located in Virginia, during the U.S. Civil War.


Scope and Contents

The Broun Family U.S. Civil War papers provide genealogical and historical information on the Broun and Thruston families and also describe the Broun family's experiences during the U.S. Civil War. The collection includes a volume titled type="simple" href="ref16" render="underline">Family Events, as well as two volumes detailing the Broun and Thruston Family Trees.

The greater portion of Catherine Broun's diary, type="simple" href="ref16" render="underline">Family Events, covers the period of the Civil War. As the Broun home was in Middleburg, in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, type="simple" href="ref16" render="underline">Family Events records many of her observations of Confederate and Union activities. Mrs. Broun dined with officers of both the Union and Confederate forces, and many of the conversations at these dinners are recorded or alluded to. She also sheltered Southern soldiers and officers during the periodic Union occupations of Middleburg and Sunnyside. The most important of these officers sheltered was the ranger leader, John Singleton Mosby. Also covered in some detail are the problems which Union occupation generated in Southern society, especially involving control of servants and of property.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Broun Family U.S. Civil War papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

diaries
Virginia
corrrespondence
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Broun family
Broun family
Broun, Catherine
Thruston family

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Philip H. Broun U.S. Civil War papers, 1854-1889, MS 177, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

The three volumes of the Broun Collection were contributed by Philip Broun. The original manuscript of type="simple" href="ref16" render="underline">Family Events is still in the possession of the Philip Broun Family. They Library's copy is a bound, printed transcription of this original, made under the supervision of Philip Broun. Bound into the same volume are Civil War letters from Thomas L. Broun.

Processing Information

The index for type="simple" href="ref16" render="underline">Family Events is topical. Individuals are indexed if they are identifiable by one of the following criteria: a. Military rank above major, b. Full name given, c. Clearly connected with well known families. All women and children are indexed under family name only. the names of battles, places, persons, and military units are those applied by Mrs. Broun in all but a few (obvious) cases. Listings are by year/month/day.

Originally processed, 1965.

Updated by Adam Nugent, March 2003.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Diary, ns2:type="simple" ns2:href="ref16" render="doublequote">Family Events, 1854-1889

Folder
1 Bound volume



Series II: Chronological Listing of Letters, 1861

Folder
1 1861 May 2 TLB to AEB
1861 May 15 TLB to AEB
1861 June TLB to AEB
1861 July 10 TLB to AEB
1861 August 26 TLB to AEB
1861 September 9 TLB to AEB
1861 September 16 TLB to AEB
1861 October 2 TLB to AEB
1777 March George Washington to Angus W. McDonald
1865 August 2 TLB to Edwin Conway Broun



Series III: Family Trees, 1606-1964

Folder
2 Thruston Family Tree notebook, 1606-1963
Folder
3 Broun Family Tree notebook, 1740-1964 (PDF)