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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Oliver Loving Letters, 1862



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Loving, Oliver, 1812-1867
Title: Loving, Oliver, Letters
Dates: 1862
Abstract: Composed of Photostats of two letters, the Oliver Loving Letters, 1862, document Loving’s petition to Governor Francis Richard Lubbock to recover his horses and cattle stolen in Texas.
Extent: 2 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born to Joseph Loving and Susannah Mary Bourland in Hopkins County, Kentucky, Oliver Loving (1812-1867) settled in Muhlenberg County, where he worked as a farmer. In 1833, he married Susan Doggett Morgan, with whom he had nine children. Ten years later, Loving moved with his family to Collin County, Texas. Around 1855, he moved to Palo Pinto County, and operated a general goods store while also ranching and driving cattle. Loving drove cattle to Confederate regiments stationed along the Mississippi River during the Civil War, as well as to the Indian reservation at Fort Sumner, New Mexico, with Charles Goodnight in 1866. Later called the “Goodnight-Loving Trail,” he made two more drives along the route, though he was mortally wounded on the third trip during a conflict with Native Americans.

Source:

Smith, Julia Cauble. "Loving, Oliver."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed July 8, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/flo38.

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Scope and Contents

Composed of Photostats of two letters, the Oliver Loving Letters, 1862, document Loving’s petition to Governor Francis Richard Lubbock to recover his horses and cattle stolen in Texas. Additionally, the letters mention life on the frontier, interactions with members of the Comanche tribe, and cattle driving.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Loving, Oliver, 1812-1867 -- Archives.
Lubbock, Francis Richard, 1815-1905.
Subjects
Cattle drives -- Texas.
Comanche Indians -- Texas.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas.
Places
Texas -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Oliver Loving Letters, 1862, 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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2B178 Letters, 1862

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