University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Maude Jeannie (Fuller) Young Papers, 1826-1927

Descriptive Summary

Creator Young, M.J. (Maude Jeannie)
Title Maude Jeannie (Fuller) Young Papers
Dates: 1826-1927
Extent 1.5 inches
Language English
Repository Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographica Note

Maude Jeannie Fuller Young (1826-1882) was an author, teacher, and botanist in Texas. She was born Matilda Jane in Beaufort, North Carolina, moved to Alabama in 1839 and Houston, Texas in 1843. She married Samuel O. Young and had a son, S.O. Her husband died nine months after nine months of marriage and she lived with her family for the rest of her life. She wrote poems, fiction, and essays, including inspirational writings for Confederates, using pseudonyms such as "The Confederate Lady" and "The Soldier's Friend." She sewed a flag for Hood's Texas Brigade which was the Brigade's official flag at Gettysburg. In addition to her fiction, she wrote about botany and the natural world, authoring the first textbook on Texas botany and serving as state botanist from 1872 to 1873.

Scope and Contents

Letter, newspaper clipping, issues of Confederate Veteran and biographical sketch relate to Maude Jeannie (Fuller) Young and her son S.O. Young. Included are Young's literary efforts concerning the Civil War and her work in botany.

Index Terms

Young, M.J. (Maude Jeannie), 1826-1882--Archives
Young, Samuel Oliver, 1848-1926
Houston (Tex.)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Literature and the war
Women authors

Administrative Information

Cite as:

Maude Jeannie (Fuller) Young Papers, 1826-1927, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Detailed Description of the Collection



2H424 Letter
2R313 Biographical data