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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

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Description of Series

Arnold, Jacques Papers 1854-1865

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Jacques Arnold Papers, 1854-1865



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Arnold, Jacques
Title: Jacques Arnold Papers
Dates: 1854-1865
Abstract: Correspondence of Jacques Arnold and family. Also contains documents such as Arnold Jacques' birth certificate, passports, and military papers.
Extent: 1 in.
Laguage: Materials are written in German and French.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Jacques Arnold was a native of Kruth, Alsace. He migrated and lived in the Goliad region of Texas around 1857-1858. The Alsation migration was part of a larger German migration to Texas which first flourished from 1830 to 1850. Many Alsatians came to Castroville, a small community uniquely European in design located outside San Antonio. Even today, inhabitants of Castroville still speak an Alsatian dialect largely unchanged from the 19th century. Arnold, however, migrated to the community of Goliad, closer to the Gulf Coast, yet still part of the larger "German belt" which stretches across south central Texas.

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Scope and Contents

Four letters written in German to Jacques Arnold from his wife Joanna (Goliad, TX, January to September 1865). Eight letters written in German from various Arnold family members, Kruth, Alsace, to Jacques Arnold. Papers also contain documents relating to Jacques Arnold, including his birth certificate, declaration of his intent to enter the army (1856), passports (1854, 1865 French), a State of Texas oath of amnesty, and Goliad county voter registration.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unresticted Access

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Index Terms

Jacques Arnold
Alsation migration
Goliad, Texas
Castroville

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jacques Arnold Papers, The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Arnold, Jacques Papers 1854-1865

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3H161 Correspondence
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2.325/D20b Oversize Documents

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