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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Cheney Family Paper, 1829, 1833, 1923, 1934



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cheney family
Title: Cheney family, Papers
Dates: 1829, 1833, 1923, 1934
Abstract: The Cheney Family Papers, 1829, 1833, 1923, 1934, consist of correspondence and essays, documenting the activities of members of the Cheney family over a century.
Extent: 7 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Cheney family patriarch William Cheney led a group of settlers from South Carolina to central Louisiana in 1811, establishing the town of Cheneyville. Members of the family remained in Louisiana and South Carolina through the Civil War and corresponded with each other. Cheney’s descendents include Laura M. Cole, Camilla S. Cheney, William C. Cheney, and Sallie Cheney Cocks Brown.

Source:

Louisiana Writers’ Project. Louisiana: A guide to the state. New York: Hastings House, 1941, 667.

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Scope and Contents

The Cheney Family Papers, 1829, 1833, 1923, 1934, consist of correspondence and essays, documenting the activities of members of the Cheney family over a century. The transcripts of two letters (1829, 1833) from Laura M. Cole to an unknown correspondent and her cousin Camilla S. Cheney, relate to her political views and social activities in antebellum South Carolina and Louisiana, including an account of a trip to the South Carolina coast and speculation on the possibility of civil war. Additionally, the papers include a homemade Christmas card given to William C. Cheney (1923) and essays by Sallie Cheney Cocks Brown (1934) concerning a childhood memory of farm life and her grandfather Colonel William Fenden Cheney’s encounter with a stampede.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Brown, Sallie Cheney Cocks
Cheney, Camilla S.
Cheney, William C.
Cheney, William Fenden
Cheney family -- Archives
Cole, Laura M.
Subjects
Farm life -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Places
Cheneyville (La.)
South Carolina -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cheney Family Papers, 1829, 1833, 1923, 1934, 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

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3N196 Papers

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