A Guide to the William H. Huddle Scrapbook, undated
Born to Stephen G. Huddle and Nancy Foster in Wytheville, Virginia, William Henry Huddle (1847-1892) enlisted in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, serving under Nathan Bedford Forrest and Joseph Wheeler. Following the war, he lived briefly in Paris, Texas, before studying art in Virginia and at the National Academy of Design in New York City. In 1876, Huddle moved to Austin, where he worked as an artist painting historical and political subjects relating to Texas, including a portrait of David Crockett, the battle of San Jacinto, and Hood’s Texas Brigade. After studying art in Munich, Germany, from 1884 through 1885, he received a commission from the Texas Legislature to paint portraits of various Texas governors and presidents to be hung in the Capitol building. In 1889, Huddle married fellow artist Nannie Zenobia Carver, who worked as a painter and sculptor.
Curlee, Kendall. "Huddle, Nannie Zenobia Carver."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed June 16, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fhu84.
Ratcliffe, Sam D. "Huddle, William Henry."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed June 16, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fhu05.
Composed of newspaper clippings, correspondence, printed material, the William H. Huddle Scrapbook, undated, documents Huddle’s career as an artist as well as his interest in literary and cultural subjects. Newspaper clippings contain editorials, poetry, and illustrations concerning artistic and historical topics, while correspondence consists of greeting cards from friends. Additionally, printed material includes a sketch of Huddle’s career as an artist in Texas.
This collection is open for research use.
William H. Huddle Scrapbook, undated, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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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