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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Davenport, Crittenden, and Harvey Families Papers, 1806, 1827-1894



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Barksdale, F.D.
Creator: Billingslea, B.C.
Creator: Briggs, Ann E.
Creator: Crittenden Family
Creator: Crittenden, Ann
Creator: Crittenden, John
Creator: Crittenden, William
Creator: Davenport Family
Creator: Davenport, John
Creator: Davenport, Nancy
Creator: Davenport, William
Creator: Fleming, Adela
Creator: Harvey Family
Creator: Harvey, Michael
Creator: Harvey, Nancy
Creator: Owen, C.G.
Creator: Owen, Elizabeth G.
Title: Davenport, Crittenden, and Harvey Papers
Dates: 1806, 1827-1894
Abstract: The Davenport, Crittenden, and Harvey Families Papers, 1806, 1827-1894, document the lives of the families and concern the social and economic conditions in Georgia and Texas. The collection includes letters written and received by John Crittenden, which describe his life as a soldier in the Thirty-Fourth Alabama Regiment during the Civil War and are arranged chronologically.
Extent: 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Mrs. Nancy Davenport was the mother of Mrs. Ann Crittenden and Mrs. Nancy D. Harvey. John Crittenden, from Notasulga, Alabama, was a schoolteacher before enlisting as a First Sergeant in Co. E of the Thirty-Fourth Alabama Infantry Regiment in March 1862. During the Battle of Nashville (1864), he went missing in action and presumed killed. His brother, William D. Crittenden, enlisted in the 1st Alabama Cavalry but received a medical discharge in 1863.

Source: “Guide to the John Crittenden Papers.” Special Collections and Archives, Auburn University. http://content.lib.auburn.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/findingaids&CISOPTR=99&CISOBOX=1&REC=15 (accessed on November 22, 2010)

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Scope and Contents

The Davenport, Crittenden, and Harvey Families Papers, 1806, 1827-1894, document the lives of the families and concern the social and economic conditions in Georgia and Texas. The collection includes letters written and received by John Crittenden, which describe his life as a soldier in the Thirty-Fourth Alabama Regiment during the Civil War and are arranged chronologically.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Barksdale, F.D.
Billingslea, B.C.
Briggs, Ann E.
Crittenden family--Archives
Crittenden, Ann
Crittenden, John--Archives
Crittenden, William
Davenport family--Archives
Davenport, John
Davenport, Nancy
Davenport, William
Fleming, Adela
Harvey family--Archives
Harvey, Michael
Harvey, Nancy
Owen, C.G.
Owen, Elizabeth G.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Alabama Infantry Regiment, 34th
Places
Crawfordville (Ga.)
Forney (Tex.)
Hancock County (Ga.)
Georgia--Social life and customs
Madison (Ga.)
Navasota (Tex.)
Talbot County (Ga.)
Talbotton (Ga.)
Texas--Social life and customs
Tyler (Tex.)
United States-- History--Civil War, 1861-1865

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Davenport, Crittenden, and Harvey Families Papers, 1806, 1827-1894, 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

box
2D50 Letters 1827-1868
Copies of letters 1806-1894

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