Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Ann Marie Turner correspondence, 1851-1913 MS 114



creator Turner, Ann Marie Stewart
Title: Ann Marie Turner correspondence
Dates: 1851-1913
Abstract: The Ann Marie Turner correspondence consists of a collection of letters primarily between Ann Marie Stewart Turner and her husband, James Turner, a Confederate soldier in the U.S. Civil War. The remaining correspondence in this collection is amongst Mrs. Turner and other family and friends.
Identification: MS 114
Quantity: 0.3 linear ft. (15 folders)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Ann Marie Stewart Turner and her husband James Turner were both residents of Galveston, Texas. They were married on May 25, 1859. James Turner was a Confederate soldier in the U.S. Civil War and was killed in 1864 while fighting at Petersburg, Virginia.


Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence primarily between Ann Marie Stewart Turner and her husband, James Turner. The remaining correspondence is amongst Mrs. Turner and other family and friends. The content of these letters includes mostly family and personal affairs. The collection contains 47 letters, 5 cartes de visite, and various letter fragments, notes, and envelopes


 

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following series:
Series I: Correspondence, 1851-1860
Series II: Civil War, Correspondence, 1861-1865
Series III: Correspondence, 1886-1913
Series IV: Photographs, 19th century

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research but requires 24 hrs. for retrieval. Please call ahead at 713-348-2586 or e-mail woodson@rice.edu

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Ann Marie Turner correspondence, MS 114 must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Turner, Ann Marie Stewart
Turner, James, 1864
Subjects
Women--Texas--Biography
Places
Texas
Texas--Galveston
United States
Genres
corrrespondence
photographs
Family Names
Turner family

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Anne Marie Turner correspondence, 1857-1913, MS 114, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

This collection was received on April 13, 1971.

Accruals

No future additions are expected for this material.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Correspondence 1851-1860

Box Folder
1 1 Letter from James Turner to Martha Turner May 14, 1851
2 Letters to and from Marie Stewart 1857
3 Letters primarily to and from Marie Stewart and James Turner 1858
4 Letters primarily from Marie Stewart and James Turner to friends and family 1859
5 Letter to Marie Turner from her mother 1860
General note
Letter was written on Marie's first wedding anniversary and includes marital advice from her mother.



 

Series II: Civil War Correspondence 1861-1865

Scope and Contents note
Two letters in this series discuss significant family events. In the letter dated August 23, 1863, Marie Turner informs James Turner of his sister Martha’s death. In the letter to her mother and sister dated October 17, 1864 Marie Turner discusses her husband’s death which occurred earlier that year.
Box Folder
1 6 Letters to and from Marie Turner 1861
7 Letters to Marie Turner from her mother and James Turner 1862
8 Letters to and from James Turner and Marie Turner 1863
9 Letters to and from Marie Turner 1864
10 Letter to Marie Turner from her mother 1865



 

Series III: Correspondence 1886-1913

Box Folder
1 11 Letter from Marie Stewart to Sister 1886
12 Letter from Sallie Stewart 1913
13 Primarily letters from Martha Turner to James Turner and family circa mid to late 19th century
14 Notes, Letter Fragments and Envelopes circa mid to late19th century



 

Series IV: Photographs 19th century

Scope and Contents note
Two cartes de visite are attributed to C.B. Ketteringham, Photographer, Houston, Texas. The photograph of a standing man includes the name C.S. Cleveland and the date 1852.
Box Folder
1 15 Photographs circa mid to late 19th century