University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Charles Smith Hovey Papers, 1854-1895



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hovey, Charles Smith, b. ca. 1820
Title: Hovey, Charles Smith, Papers
Dates: 1854-1895
Abstract: Comprised of Photostats of correspondence, printed materials, and business and financial documents, the Charles Smith Hovey Papers, 1854-1895, chronicle Hovey’s service as a soldier in the Civil War and his career as a cattle trader in Goliad and Refugio counties, Texas.
Extent: 1 ½ in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A native of New York, Charles Smith Hovey (b. ca. 1820) fought in the Confederate Army during the Civil War and worked in the cattle trade in Goliad and Refugio counties, Texas. His siblings, Ann and Frank lived in New York.


Scope and Contents

Comprised of Photostats of correspondence, printed materials, and business and financial documents, the Charles Smith Hovey Papers, 1854-1895, chronicle Hovey’s service as a soldier in the Civil War and his career as a cattle trader in Goliad and Refugio counties, Texas. Correspondence with his brother Frank and sister Ann concerns familial affairs, the cattle business, business conditions in New York before the Civil War, and post-Civil War national politics. Printed materials include circulars from the United States Department of Agriculture and advertisements for land lottery drawings in Kansas and Wyoming. Business and financial records consist of pension papers, receipts, and memorandum books documenting business transactions.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hovey, Ann
Hovey, Charles Smith, b. ca. 1820 -- Archives
Hovey, Frank
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army
United States. Army -- Pensions -- History --19th century
United States. Dept. of Agriculture -- History -- 19th century
Subjects
Advertising -- Lotteries -- History -- 19th century
Cattle trade -- Texas -- History -- 19th century
Places
Goliad County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century
Refugio County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles Smith Hovey Papers, 1854-1895, 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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2E254 Photostats of correspondence, memorandum books, and business papers, 1854-1895