Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Ann Marie Turner correspondence, 1851-1913



Descriptive Summary

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
Extent: 3 linear inches (15 folders)
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center,  Fondren Library, 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 family--Correspondence
Turner, Ann Marie Stewart--Correspondence
Turner, James, d. 1864--Correspondence
Subjects
Women--Texas--Personal and other papers--19th-20th centuries
Subjects (Places)
Texas--Family and personal papers--19th-20th centuries
Galveston (Tex.)--Family and personal papers
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Texas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Formats
Correspondence
Photographs

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

5 folders; Letters are in generally good condition.
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
Letter was written on Marie's first wedding anniversary and includes marital advice from her mother.



 

Series II: Civil War, Correspondence, 1861-1865;

5 folders; Letters are in generally good condition. 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;

4 folders; Letters are in generally good condition, with the exception of one very fragile, undated letter in folder 13.
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

5 cartes de visite. 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 late19th century