University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Nathaniel Wych and Malcolm Kenmore Hunter Family Papers, 1860-1877



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hunter, Malcolm Kenmore, 1837-1866 and Nathaniel Wych, 1820-1890
Title: Hunter, Nathaniel Wych and Malcolm Kenmore, Family Papers
Dates: 1860-1877
Abstract: Consisting of Photostats of correspondence, field notes, a survey, a speech, and a poem, the Nathaniel Wych and Malcolm Kenmore Hunter Family Papers, 1860-1877, document the experiences of Hunter brothers during their enlistment in Company A of the 2nd Texas Cavalry Regiment as well as the affairs of the Hunter family.
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

The sons of James Hunter (1812-1840) and Mary Myers Smith (1820-1890), Nathaniel Wych Hunter (1839-1905) and Malcolm Kenmore Hunter (1837-1866), were raised in Houston County, Texas. During the Civil War, the brothers enlisted in Company A of the 2nd Texas Cavalry Regiment of the Confederate Army. Malcolm Kenmore Hunter died shortly after the war. In 1865, Nathaniel Wych married Jane Armistead Beeson (1845-1934), with whom he had at least eight children. The couple settled in Palestine, Texas, where he practiced law.

Source:

Aldrich, Armistead Albert. The History of Houston County, Texas. San Antonio: The Naylor Co., 1943.


Scope and Contents

Consisting of Photostats of correspondence, field notes, a survey, a speech, and a poem, the Nathaniel Wych and Malcolm Kenmore Hunter Family Papers, 1860-1877, document the experiences of Hunter brothers during their enlistment in Company A of the 2nd Texas Cavalry Regiment as well as the affairs of the Hunter family. Correspondence discusses battles, morale within the regiment, and camp life. Field notes and a speech pertain to the war and the defense of the Confederacy, while a poem written by an anonymous author for Malcolm Kenmore Hunter laments the death of Albert Sidney Johnson and the battle of Shiloh. Also included is an 1877 survey of San Marcos, Texas.

Archivist’s note:

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


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hunter, Malcolm Kenmore, 1837-1866 -- Archives
Hunter, Nathaniel Wych, 1820-1890 -- Archives
Johnston, Albert Sidney, 1803-1862
Hunter family
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Cavalry Regiment, 2nd. Company A
Subjects
Surveys -- Texas -- History -- 19th century
Places
San Marcos (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century
Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Military life -- Confederate

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Nathaniel Wych and Malcolm Kenmore Hunter Family Papers, 1860-1877, 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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2E262 Photostats of correspondence, field notes, a speech, poem, and survey, 1860-1877