A Guide to the Robert Anderson Sullivan Papers, 1856-1887
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).
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.
The collection is open for research.
Robert Anderson Sullivan Papers, 1856-1887, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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