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Overview

Biographical Note

Scope and Conents of the Records

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Neel Family Civil War Papers, 1833-1900


Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records

A Guide to the Neel Family Civil War Papers, 1833-1900



Overview

Creator: Neel, T. C., (Thomas C.), 1825-1863
Creator: Neel, Willia Latimer
Title: Neel Family Civil War Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1833-1900
Abstract: T.C. Neel (1825-1863), signer of the Texas Articles of Secession and member of the Texas House and Senate, was born in Sparta, Georgia in 1825. The Neel Family Civil War Papers, 1833-1900, contain family correspondence, a document, a photograph and two published pamphlets.
Identification: AR.274
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet, (8 items, 1 box)
Location: File Vault
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records

Biographical Note

T.C. Neel (1825-1863), signer of the Texas Articles of Secession and member of the Texas House and Senate, was born in Sparta, Georgia in 1825. Prior to emigrating to Texas, he was educated and graduated from Mercer University.

In 1855, Neel purchased land for a plantation in Ellis County, Texas and moved there with his wife, daughter, and about 80 enslaved persons. T.C. Neel actively supported the Confederacy with money and supplies as well as through government service. Neel’s wife, Willia Latimer Neel, ran the plantation during his absences and after his death.

Neel died in September 1863, and is buried in the Waxahachie Texas Cemetery.

Sources


  • Maxwell, Lisa C. Wilton Postoffice, Texas. Handbook of Texas Online , http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/WW/hrw52.html (accessed October 20, 2009).
  • Neel Family Civil War Papers, 1833-1900. Archives & Records Division, Texas General Land Office, Austin.

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Scope and Conents of the Records

The personal papers of the Neel family document the family's involvement in the Civil War and its effects upon the family. Papers include family correspondence, a portrait photograph, a receipt, and two published pamphlets .

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Arrangement

The collection is divided into 3 series:
I: Correspondence
II: Photograph and receipt
III: Published pamphlets

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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

Atlanta (Ga.)--History--Civil War , 1861-1865
Civil War America
Ellis County (Tex.)
Manuscripts
Texas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Short title of Document], [Date: Day-Month-Year]. Box [#], Folder [#], p. [#]. Neel Family Papers (AR.274). Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin.

Accession Information

The T. C. Neel Papers were donated to the Texas General Land Office by Martha Bonner Miller on August 9, 2005. Martha Bonner Miller is the great-great-granddaughter of T.C. Neel and Willia Latimer Neel.

Source of the Collection

Gift of Martha Bonner Miller, 2005. Miller is the great-great-granddaughter of T. C. and Willia Latimer Neel.

Processing Information

Processed by Lauren Goodley, 2009. Description revised, 2010.

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: Class: Neel Family Papers

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Neel Family Civil War Papers, 1833-1900

Box Folder
1 1 Letter, T.C. Neel to Willia Neel, December 12, 1861
2 Letter, J.B. Latimer, to Willia Neel, October 6, 1862
3 Letter, J.B. Latimer, Sparta, Georgia, to Willia Neel, [incomplete], November 23, 1863
4 Letter, [J.B. Latimer] to [Willia Neel], [fragement], [1863?]
5 Receipt for tuition at Mount Zion Institution for Thomas Neel, 1833
6 Photograph, T.C. Neel, 1850s
7 Battles of Atlanta: short sketch of the battles around, siege, evacuation and destruction of Atlanta, Ga., in 1864, with map, historic places, directory to the battle lines, prominent characters who participated, etc. United Confederate Veterans. Georgia Division. Committee of the Atlanta Camp. Atlanta, Ga.: Bergstrom Print Co., 1895
Oversized Box
OS 62 Battles of Atlanta: Map. United Confederate Veterans. Georgia Division. Committee of the Atlanta Camp. Atlanta, Ga.: Bergstrom Print Co., 1895
Box Folder
1 8 History of the 42nd Regiment, Georgia Volunteers, Confederate States Army, Infantry. Calhoun, William L. Atlanta, Ga: [S.I.], 1900

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