A Guide to the Richard Jaques Letters, 1863-1864
Richard Jaques served as an artilleryman in the Confederate army, notably during the Siege of Charleston. His sweetheart was L. A. Syme, referred to as “Tutes” in his letters.
Richard E. Jaques Correspondence, 1863-1865. Duke University Special Collections Library, Durham, N. C.
Consisting of original and typescript copies of letters between Richard Jaques and L. A. “Tutes” Syme as well as newspaper copies and illustrations, the Richard Jaques Letters, 1863-1864, document the relationship between the young Confederate artilleryman and his sweetheart during the Siege of Charleston. Additionally, the correspondence provides insight into life in the Confederate Army and social conditions in the South.
This collection is open for research use.
Richard Jaques Letters, 1863-1864, 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.
Detailed Description of the Papers