University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Richard Jaques Letters, 1863-1864



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jaques, Richard
Title: Jaques, Richard, Letters
Dates: 1863-1864
Abstract: 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.
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

Source:

Richard E. Jaques Correspondence, 1863-1865. Duke University Special Collections Library, Durham, N. C.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Jaques, Richard -- Archives
Syme, L. A. -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army -- Military life
Subjects
Love-letters
Soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- Correspondence
Women -- Confederate States of America
Places
Charleston (S. C.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Southern States -- Social conditions

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Richard Jaques Letters, 1863-1864, 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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2E267 Richard Jaques, 1863-1864