University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Joseph T. Tally Papers, 1853-1877



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Tally, Joseph T., 1806-1880
Title: Tally, Joseph T., Papers
Dates: 1853-1877
Abstract: Composed of Photostats of correspondence, the Joseph T. Tally Papers, 1853-1877, chronicle Tally’s familial affairs.
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Georgia, Joseph T. Tally (1806-1880) and his wife Margaret H. had at least three children: Margaret, Jeff, and another son. Their sons fought for the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Their daughter Margaret married J. D. Davis and lived in Bastrop, Texas, while Jeff resided in Oklahoma.


Scope and Contents

Composed of Photostats of correspondence, the Joseph T. Tally Papers, 1853-1877, chronicle Tally’s familial affairs. Correspondence between Margaret and a friend in Georgia, Avy Villar Glenn, discusses social affairs, while correspondence to Tally and his wife from his sons at Fort Morgan, Alabama; New Orleans, Louisiana; and other locations concerns their service in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Glenn, Avy Villar
Tally, Joseph T., 1806-1880 -- Archives
Tally, Margaret
Tally family
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army -- Military life
Places
Fort Morgan (Ala.) -- History -- 19th century
Giddings (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century
New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 19th century
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joseph T. Tally Papers, 1853-1877, 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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2R204 Photostats of correspondence, 1 volume, 1853-1877