Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Mrs. Mary J. Bobo Confederate Scrapbook, 1902-1907



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bobo, Mary J. (Mrs).
Title: Mrs. Mary J. Bobo Confederate Scrapbook
Dates: 1902-1907
Abstract: The Civil War and Confederate scrapbook of Mrs. Mary J. Bobo contains pasted clippings from the Nashville (Tenn.) Banner on some of the history and battles of the U.S. Civil War dating from 1902-1907. Principally, the battles at Murphreesboro and Chickamauga, Tenn. are noted.
Identification: MS 289
Extent 2 linear feet (1 scrapbook)
Languages Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Biographical Note

Little Information is available on the creator of this scrapbook, Mrs. Mary J. Bobo. At one point in her life she lived in Tullahoma, Tennessee.


Scope and Contents

The Mrs. Mary J. Bobo Confederate Scrapbook contains pasted newspaper clippings on some of the history and battles of the U.S. Civil War, clippings primarily from the Nashville (Tenn.) Banner. Principally, the battles at Murphreesboro and Chickamauga are noted.

The scrapbook also has death notices of ordinary Civil War soldiers, particularly those from Tennessee, as well as more famous Confederates like Colonel William Campbell Preston Breckinridge. In addition, it holds reprints of Civil War and post-Civil War poetry and songs. Some clippings pay tribute to the Confederacy’s most well known generals like Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.

Articles related to Confederate veterans’ reunions and the United Daughters of the Confederacy are also found in the scrapbook. Some of the more interesting articles include “Why Booth Shot Lincoln: Some Unwritten History” (on the third leaf) and a serialized autobiography by former lieutenant colonel and commander of the 25th Alabama Calvary Battalion Milus E. Johnston entitled “The Sword of the ‘Bushwacker’ Johnston” (on leaves 5-23).

On the back paste-down endpaper of the scrapbook are two old, faded photographs of Mary J. Bobo.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This materials is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the . Mary J. Bobo Confederate Scrapbook, MS 289, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Bobo, Mary J.
Subjects (Places)
United States – Civil War – History
United States - Tennessee – Civil War – History
Format
Scrapbook

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mary J. Bobo Confederate Scrapbook, 1902-1907, MS 289, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

This scrapbook was a gift of Mrs. Mae B. Timberlake. April 1971.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Scrapbook, 1902-1907
11x14 in.

This scrapbook was received in very poor condition. A preservation photocopy of the contents of the scrapbook is available for general research.