University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the N. Givens Letter, 1869



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Givens, N.
Title: Givens, N., letter
Dates: 1869
Abstract: Written by Givens to William Tong Holman on May 4th, the N. Givens Letter, 1869, describes political conditions during reconstruction in Waxahachie, Texas. Givens discusses the lack of police officers and judges, the general characteristics of his neighbors, as well as work as pastor of the local church.
Accession No.: 67-153
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

N. Givens lived with his wife Kate and children in Waxahachie, Texas, during reconstruction following the Civil War. He served as pastor of the local church, probably Presbyterian, and had previously taught school.


Scope and Contents

Written by Givens to William Tong Holman on May 4th, the N. Givens Letter, 1869, describes political conditions during reconstruction in Waxahachie, Texas. Givens discusses the lack of police officers and judges, the general characteristics of his neighbors, as well as work as pastor of the local church.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Givens, N. -- Archives.
Holman, William Tong.
Subjects
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Texas -- Waxahachie.
Places
Waxahachie (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

N. Givens Letter, 1869, 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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3K423 N. Givens letter to William Tong Holman, May 4, 1869