University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Miles Family Papers, 1868-1873



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Miles, Albert
Creator: Miles, Alfred
Creator: Miles, John
Creator: Miles, William
Title: Miles Family Papers
Dates: 1868-1973
Abstract: The Miles Family Papers, 1868-1873, contain a series of family letters from Meriden, Connecticut, to San Antonio, Texas. Correspondents include Albert, John, and William, presumably all with the last name Miles. Letters describe everyday family life. Collection also includes a receipt for cotton sold, 1869.
Accession No.: 2010-233
Extent: 1/8 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Members of the Miles Family, presumably Albert, Alfred and William Miles, relocated to San Antonio, Texas from Meriden, Connecticut in the late 1860s. The family purchased a lot for 200 dollars.


Scope and Contents

The Miles Family Papers, 1868-1873, contain a series of family letters from Meriden, Connecticut, to San Antonio. Correspondents include Albert, John, and William, presumably all with the last name Miles. The letters, including those from their father John Miles and mother in Meriden, discuss topics of family life such as marriage, children and setting up a new home in Texas. Also the collection includes a receipt for cotton sold, 1869.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Miles, Albert -- Archives
Miles family -- Archives
Miles, Alfred -- Archives
Miles, John -- Archives
Miles, William -- Archives
Subjects
Families--Texas.
Places
Meriden (Conn.)
San Antonio (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Miles Family Papers, 1868-1873, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Evan Usler, October 2010.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 
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2.325/A74d Inventory
Receipt for cotton sold to Alfred Miles, September 8, 1869
Letter from William, Nov. 13, 1870
Letter to “son” from John Miles, January 14, 1870
Letter to “brother” January 30, 1873
Letter to “son” from John Miles, July 1, 1868
Letter to Albert from “mother”, September 26, 1872