University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Robert Anderson Sullivan Papers, 1856-1887



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sullivan, Robert Anderson
Title: Sullivan, Robert Anderson Papers
Dates: 1856-1887
Abstract: Robert Anderson Sullivan served during the Civil War as a Confederate soldier with the Mustang Greys, Fourth Texas Infantry led by John Bell Hood. The papers are comprised of personal correspondence, including letters written by Sullivan, family members, and friends.
Accession No.: 87-032
Extent: 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Robert Anderson Sullivan was born in 1840 in Mississippi and settled with his family in Fayette County, Texas, in 1855. During the Civil War he served as a Confederate soldier with the Mustang Greys, Fourth Texas Infantry led by John Bell Hood.

Source: Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Fourth Texas Infantry," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/FF/qkf1.html (accessed July 29, 2010).


Scope and Contents

The Robert Anderson Sullivan Papers, 1856-1887, are comprised of personal correspondence, including letters written by Sullivan, family members, and friends. The letters pertain to farming as well as educational, religious, and business activities in Mississippi and Texas in the 1860s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. Furthermore, the papers relate to army and civilian life during the Civil War, and include biographical material on the Lane family of Fayette County.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Sullivan, Robert A., b. 1840--Archives.
Sullivan family
Lane family
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Infantry Regiment, 4th.
Subjects
Education--Mississippi
Education--Texas
Farming--Mississippi
Farming--Texas
Religion--Mississippi
Religion--Texas
Places
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Fayette County (Tex.)
Pin Oak (Tex.)
Lee County (Miss.)
Pontotoc County (Miss.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert Anderson Sullivan Papers, 1856-1887, 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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3G315 Papers, 1856-1887