University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Christian Wilhelm Hander Papers, ca. 1732-1963

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hander, Christian Wilhelm
Title: Hander, Christian Wilhelm Papers
Dates: ca. 1732-1963
Abstract: The collection relates to Christian Wilhelm Hander and the Hander Family’s experiences in both the United States and Europe.
Accession No.: 64-4; 87-99
Extent: 1 ft., 1 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English and German
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Christian Wilhelm Hander was a Danish immigrant who came to Texas in the 1850’s. Hander was also a participant in the American Civil War.

Scope and Contents

The papers relate to Hander’s experiences at the Siege of Vicksburg in the American Civil War, his personal diaries, his personal expense ledger, the Hander family history, a bibliography concerning Texas in the German-American Collection in the New York Public Library.


Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hander, Christian Wilhelm
Subjects (Organizations)
New York Public Library.
Civil War America
German Americans.
Saxony (Germany)
Vicksburg (Miss.)
Austin County (Tex.)
Falls County (Tex.)
Perry (Tex.)

Related Material

See also Friedrich Heinrich Niebuhr Papers

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Christian Wilhem Hander Papers, ca. 1732-1962, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Joe P. Smyer, November 1960.

Detailed Description of the Papers



2K261 Bibliography, writings on Texas in the German-American collection in the New York Public Library
The Hander family in Europe
The Hander family, Texas pioneers
Christian Wilhelm Hander:
Album, 1854-1856
Civil War diary:
(English translation) 1862-1863
(German translation) 1862-1863
Ledger book:
Number 1, part I (English translation) , 1894-1910
Number 2 (German manuscript and English translation) , 1901 - September 10, 1910
2N399 Civil War diary (German manuscript) , 1862-1863
3J336 Christian Wilhelm Hander:
Ledger book, number 1:
(German manuscript) , 1894-1910
Part 2(English translation) , 1900-1907
Part 3 (English translation) , January 1907 - October 1910
2.325/E496 J. Gronau translation of C. W. Hander's diary
J. Gronau translation of C. W. Hander's diary
Miscellaneous C. W. Hander documents
Hander family scrapbook
Account books of F. W. Hander, Marlin, Texas