University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the W. C. Tully Letter, 1855



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Tully, W. C.
Title: Tully, W. C. Letter
Dates: 1855
Abstract: The W. C. Tully Letter, 1855, contains a four-page letter and a three-page typed transcript of the letter from W. C. Tully to his brother, H. P. Tully.
Accession No.: 2001-070
Extent: 5 leaves
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

W. C. Tully was a resident of Moulton, Gonzales County, Texas, in the mid 19th century. A member of the Native American Party, Tully also created Tully’s Liniment, a remedy for common maladies including screwworm, bed bugs, corns, burns, wounds, and fistula. He had a brother, H. P. Tully, who lived in Mt. Carmel, Fleming County, Kentucky.

Source: W. C. Tully Letter, 1855, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.


Scope and Contents

The W. C. Tully Letter, 1855, contains a four-page letter and a three-page typed transcript of the letter from W. C. Tully to his brother, H. P. Tully. The letter expresses Tully’s concern at not hearing from his brother in some time and mentions the death of their father and the birth of Tully’s son. Additionally, in the letter Tully requests a shipment of his brother’s crops from Kentucky and conveys the many uses for Tully’s Liniment.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Tully, W. C.--Archives.
Tully, H. P.
Subjects
Correspondence--1850-1860
Places
Gonzales County (Tex.)
Fleming County (Ky.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

W. C. Tully Letter, 1855, 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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2L144 Letter from W. C. Tully to his brother H. P. Tully, 1855
Typewritten transcript of letter, undated