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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the W. Randolph Howell Papers, 1861-1879



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Howell, W. (William) Randolph, b. ca. 1841
Title: Howell, W. Randolph, Papers
Dates: 1861-1879
Abstract: Comprised of a diary, correspondence, and newspaper clippings, the W. Randolph Howell Papers, 1861-1879, document Howell’s enlistment in the 2nd regiment of Henry H. Sibley’s Brigade.
Extent: 27 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A native of Grimes County, Texas, William Randolph Howell (b. ca. 1841) served in the 2nd regiment of Henry H. Sibley’s Brigade in the Confederate Army. Following the war, Howell returned to Grimes County, where he served as president of the Ennis National Bank and became the president of the National Bank of Navasota.

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Scope and Contents

Comprised of a diary, correspondence, and newspaper clippings, the W. Randolph Howell Papers, 1861-1879, document Howell’s enlistment in the 2nd regiment of Henry H. Sibley’s Brigade. Howell’s correspondence and diary describe life within the regiment, travel from Texas to New Mexico, and the battles of Valverde and Glorietta Pass during the Civil War. Additionally, letters also pertain to familial affairs, while newspaper clippings concern the war.

Archivist’s note:

A copy of collection is contained in the Confederate Military Manuscripts microfilm, Series C, reel 20.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Green, Thomas, 1814?-1864
Howell, William Randolph, b. ca. 1841 -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Cavalry Regiment, 2nd
Places
Glorieta Pass, Battle of, N.M., 1862
New Mexico -- Description and travel -- 19th century
Texas -- Description and travel -- 19th century
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Military life -- Confederate
Valverde, Battle of, Val Verde, N.M., 1862

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

W. Randolph Howell Papers, 1861-1879, 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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2E257 Correspondence, diary, and newspaper clippings, 1861-1879

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