University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William Leslie Black Papers, 1860-1929



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Black, William Leslie, 1843-1931.
Title: William Leslie Black Papers
Dates: 1860-1929
Abstract: Photocopied letters and newspaper clippings pertain to involvement of William Leslie Black in Confederate naval activities, conviction for piracy, and his donation of a building to the St. Louis Cotton Exchange.
Accession No.: 65-014; 66-142
Extent: 3 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

William Leslie Black (1843-1931) was an officer of the Confederate navy, who was captured, tried, convicted, and subsequently padoned for piracy. He was a sheep and cattle rancher, who donated a building to the St. Louis Cotton Exchange.


Scope and Contents

Photocopied letters and newspaper clippings pertain to involvement of William Leslie Black in Confederate naval activities, conviction for piracy, and his donation to the St. Louis Cotton Exchange. Also included is a microfilm of his autobiography.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Black, William Leslie, 1843-1931 -- Archives.
Subjects
Confederate States of America. Navy--Biography--Anecdotes.
Cotton -- Texas.
Wool -- Texas.
Places
Ft. McKavett (Tex.)
Menard County (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Leslie Black Papers, 1860-1929, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2L258 Scrapbook of Black, relating Civil War experiences and activities with St. Louis Cotton Exchange, 1860-1929
[photocopy of original]
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3S109 Photograph of William Leslie Black, undated
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Microfilm Uncataloged - 802.40 Microfilm, undated
[negative copy]