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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Jeremiah Yellot Dashiell Papers, 1848-1906



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dashiell, Jeremiah Yellot
Title: Dashiell, Jeremiah Yellot Papers
Dates: 1848-1906
Abstract: Correspondence, legal papers, diaries, account books, memorandum books, a scrapbook, clippings, and broadsides comprise the Jeremiah Yellot Dashiell Papers, 1848-1906, and relate to Dashiell’s military career, personal life, and son-in-law, W. T. Mechling.
Accession No.: 1937; 93-090; 2010-171
Extent: 9 1/4 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Jeremiah Yellot Dashiell (1804-1888) was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1804. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Baltimore at age nineteen, he started a medical practice in Louisville, Kentucky. Additionally, Dashiell founded and taught at the Louisville Medical College. He also practiced medicine in Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana.

President James K. Polk appointed Dashiell a paymaster in the army in 1846. In 1849, Dashiell became a major and traveled to San Antonio as a paymaster with General William Jenkins Worth. He left the service in 1858. In 1862, he joined the Confederate Army as a colonel and became assistant adjutant general and inspector general of state troops on the staff of Governor Francis R. Lubbock. Following the Civil War, he became the editor of the San Antonio Herald. As a newspaper editor during Reconstruction, Dashiell did much to promote the cause of harmony between ex-Confederates and Unionists.

Source: Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Dashiell, Jeremiah Yellot," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/DD/fda17.html (accessed July 28, 2010).

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, legal papers, diaries, account books, memorandum books, a scrapbook, clippings, and broadsides comprise the Jeremiah Yellot Dashiell Papers, 1848-1906, and relate to Dashiell’s military career, personal life, and son-in-law, W. T. Mechling. The papers include Dashiell’s correspondence, diaries, account books, and scrapbook. Additionally, the papers contain Mechling’s diaries, military papers, and essay book documenting his career as a Civil War soldier and civil engineer in Central America.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Dashiell, Jeremiah Yellott, 1804-1888--Archives.
Mechling, William Thomas--Archives.
Subjects
Mexican War, 1846-1848.
Civil Engineering.
Places
San Antonio (Tex.)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Belize.
Honduras.

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Related Material

See also the Aurelia M. Dashiell Papers.

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Artifact, Newspaper, and Texas Collections.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jeremiah Yellot Dashiell Papers, 1848-1906, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2D43 Correspondence, 1850-1906, undated
Sermon
Biography
box
2D44 Diaries, 1856-1858
Memo and account books, 1848-1881
Scrapbook
Invitations
Newspaper clippings
William Thomas Mechling material:
Military papers, 1861-1864
Diary, 1852
Diary, Pleasant Hill, April 1864
British Honduras papers, 1867-1873
Essay book
box
2.325/V1 Letter, 1863
Clothing roll for unidentified Artillery Company, C.S.A., 1861
Land deed, 1876

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