University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Annie B. Giles Papers, 1858-1963

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Giles, Annie B.
Title: Giles, Annie B., Papers
Dates: 1858-1963
Abstract: Papers concerning the lives and activities of Valerius Cinncinnatus Giles (1842-1915), his wife Lou Barnhart Giles, and the Giles and Barnhart families.
Accession No.: 72-008, 74-034
Extent: 20 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Annie B. Giles was the daughter of Austin residents Valerius Cincinnatus Giles (1842-1915) and his wife Lou Barnhart Giles. Valerius, a Confederate veteran, and his wife, a founding member of the Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, were active on behalf of Confederate veterans and instrumental in the founding and administration of the Confederate Home for Men (1887) and the Confederate Woman’s Home (1908) in Austin, Texas.

Scope and Contents

The Annie B. Giles Papers relate primarily to the lives and activities of Austin residents Valerius Cincinnatus Giles (1842-1915) and his wife Lou Barnhart Giles, as well as the Giles and Barnhart families and the Civil War.

Civil War materials include rosters and narratives related to Hood’s Texas Brigade and the First Texas Regiment, as well as material concerning the Confederate flag and constitution, the Battle of Gettysburg, and the Civil War drawings of Valerius Giles. Also included are newspaper clippings of Valerius Giles’s experiences in the Civil War. The papers consist of correspondence, biographical and historical narratives, photographs, obituaries, marriage record, newspaper clippings, rosters, pencil drawings, account books, scrapbook, and memorabilia.


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Barnhart Family
Giles family
Giles, Lou Barnhart -- Archives
Giles, Valerius Cinncinnatus, 1842-1915 -- Archives
Lasswell, Mary, 1905-1994
Giles, Annie B. -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Confederate Home for Men
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Infantry Regiment, 4th.
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Brigade
United Confederate Veterans. John B. Hood Camp
United Daughters of the Confederacy. Texas Division, Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter, No. 105 (Austin, Tex.)
Confederate States of America. Army -- Uniforms.
Bull Run, Battle of, Va.
Austin (Tex.)
Dallas (Tex.)
Houston (Tex.)
Confederate States of America
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Newspaper Collection.

See box 3E297 for list of separated items.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Annie B. Giles Papers, 1858-1963, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by W. H. Richter, Apring 1974. Subsequent revisions were made by Jean Difloe, November, 1979; Angela R. Olivera, May 30, 1983; Stefanie Wittenbach, July 1984; Mattie Sink, January 23, 1987

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

Detailed Description of the Papers



3E297 Correspondence:
Val C. Giles, 1869-1923, undated
Mrs. Val C. Giles, 1907-1936
Annie B. Giles, 1958, undated
Barnhart family
Giles family
Confederate miscellany
Confederate flag
Confederate Constitution
Hood's Brigade
Civil War sketches
"Rags and Hope", edited by Lasswell
Confederate Veteran's Roll
confederate Veteran's Reunion, Dallas, Texas, August 8, 1884
Giles appointed to Board of Trustees, Confederate Home, 1907
Roll of surviving members of First Texas Regiment
Account books for committee on Concert, 1886 [Mrs. Val C. Giles]
3E298 Account books on returns from sale of tickets for concernt, 1886 [Mrs. Val C. Giles]
Scrapbook, Val C. Giles and wife, 1874
Scrapbook, Val C. Giles and wife, 1874
Printed material, misccellaneous items
"The Confederate Daughter", 1900
"The Austin Centennial Weekly", 1935
"Free Lance", 1917
"Gossip", August 26, 1922, January 31, 1933
"code of the Crow Country"
3N114 Correspondence:
Lewis L. Giles
Civil War materials:
"Campaign From Texas..." N.A. Davis
"Charter Constitution...John B. Hood Camp"
3N115 Civil War materials
"Rags and Hope," correspondence, clippings
Miscellaneous publications: 1908-1965
3Y3b Photographs, cased
3Y81 Photographs and , ca. 1865-1875 and undated
Postcard, 1923
Pictorial materials, undated
Civil War pencil drawings, undated
2.325/V18 Certificate, 1907