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Overview

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Letters, 1862-1864


Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records

A Guide to the Rufus Brooks Mann Papers, 1862-1869



Overview

Creator: Mann, Mollie Fanning, (Mary Eudora), 1839-1893
Creator: Mann, Rufus Brooks, 1832-1902
Title: Rufus Brooks Mann Civil War Letters
Inclusive Dates: ca. 1860's
Abstract: Rufus Brooks Mann (1832-1902), educator, Texas Ranger, and Confederate soldier, was born in North Carolina in 1832. His papers contain correspondence between Mann and his wife and personal documents.
Identification: AR.273.RBP
Quantity: 0.02 Linear feet, (16 documents)
Location: File Vault
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records

Biographical Note

Rufus Brooks Mann (1832-1902), educator, Texas Ranger, and Confederate soldier, was born in North Carolina in 1832. Mann graduated from the University of North Carolina and in 1859-1860 he moved to Mt. Vernon, Texas where he served as head of the Franklin Academy. In 1861, Mann married Mollie (Mary Eudora) Fanning (1839-1893).

Mann joined the Titus County Mount Vernon Grays, 8th Brigade of the Texas State Troops, a division of the Texas Rangers. He was mustered into service in the Confederate States Army in 1862. He was stationed at Camp Lubbock, Texas and saw action in Arkansas.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Rufus Brooks Mann Civil War Letters, 1862-1869, contain correspondence between Mann and his wife and personal documents. The bulk of the letters were written by Mann's wife, Mary Eudora "Mollie" Fanning Mann, from Mt. Vernon, Texas to Mann in the field during the Civil War. Topics cover daily events at Mt. Vernon during the Civil War. Also included are a letter from Rufus to Mollie, Rufus’s temporary discharge and Baccalaureate diploma, an invitation to a commencement ball, and Rufus Mann’s local correspondence at Mt. Vernon.

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Arrangement

The letters are arranged chronologically.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Materials may be under copyright protection. US copyright law does allow for reproduction of materials under copyright for uses such as critique, criticism, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form.

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Index Terms

Civil War America
Correspondence
Mt. Vernon (Tex.)
Texas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rufus Brooks Mann Papers (RBP). Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin.

Accession Information

The Rufus Mann Civil War Papers were donated to the Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records, by Doris S. Moore in 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Lauren Goodley, October 2009.

Digital Copies

This collection has been digitized. See Detailed Description of the Collection below. PDF links were taken from: Texas General Land Office Land Grant Database Input: Original Grantee: Mann, Rufus.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Letters, 1862-1864

Letter, Rufus Mann to Mollie Mann, Camp Lubbock, Texas, May 13, 1862
Letter, Mollie Mann, Mt. Vernon, Texas, to Rufus Mann, August 1, [1863]
Letter, Mollie Mann, Mt. Vernon, Texas, to Rufus Mann, October 21, 1863
Letter, Mollie Mann, Mt. Vernon, Texas, to Rufus Mann, January 17, [1864]
Letter, Mollie Mann to Rufus Mann, July 26, [1864]
Letter, Mollie Mann, Mt. Vernon, Texas to Rufus Mann, July [1864]
Letter, Mollie Mann to Rufus Mann, fragment October 8, 1864
Letter Mollie Mann to [Rufus Mann], fragment [Fall 1864]
"Civil War Letters" - Transcriptions 2004

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