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Edmund B. Underhill Civil War Letters:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Underhill, Edmund B.
Title: Edmund B. Underhill Civil War Letters
Dates: 1861-1863
Abstract: Edmund B. Underhill was a Quaker from Clinton Corners, New York, who moved to Helena, Karnes County, Texas, to raise sheep. In these letters, Underhill describes his settlement and ranching in Karnes County, Texas. He also discusses the political conditions in the county during the Civil War and his attempts at remaining neutral during the conflict.
Identification: GA212
Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Biographical Note

Edmund B. Underhill was a Quaker from Clinton Corners, New York, who moved to Helena, Karnes County, Texas, to raise sheep.


Scope and Contents

Five manuscript letters and one manuscript note. In these letters, Underhill describes his settlement and ranching in Karnes County, Texas. He also discusses the political conditions in the county during the Civil War and his attempts at remaining neutral during the conflict.


Organization

Letters are arranged chronologically.

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Underhill, Edmund B.--Archives.
Subjects
Conscientious objectors--Texas.
Quakers--Texas--Biography.
Quakers--Texas--Karnes County.
Sheep ranchers--Texas.
Places
Helena (Tex.)--History.
Karnes County (Tex.)--History.
Texas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Conscientious objectors.
Texas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.
Texas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Social aspects.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

Administrative Information

Provenance

Purchased from Michael Vinson, March 2006.

Citation

Edmund B. Underhill Civil War Letters, GA212, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Purchase, March 2006.

Accessioned as number 2006-13.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Brenda S. McClurkin.