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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 Mary J. Minor Letters, 1863-1864



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Minor, Mary J.
Title: Minor, Mary J., Letters
Dates: 1863-1864
Abstract: A bound typescript of correspondence composes the Mary J. Minor Letters, 1863-1864, documenting familial affairs and W. B. Minor’s activities in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Tennessee to Samuel Hunter, Mary J. Hunter moved with her family near Paris, Texas, in 1851. After her father’s death five years later, Mary married schoolteacher W. B. Minor around 1860. In 1862, W. B. enlisted in the Confederate Army and was stationed at various sites in Louisiana and Texas.

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Scope and Contents

A bound typescript of correspondence composes the Mary J. Minor Letters, 1863-1864, documenting familial affairs and W. B. Minor’s activities in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Mary discusses life at home in Paris, Texas, while W. B. describes conditions within the army and military encampments in Alexandria, Louisiana, and Grand Prairie, Texas.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Minor, Mary J. -- Archives.
Minor, W. B.
Minor family.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army.
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas.
Places
Alexandria (La.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Grand Prairie (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Paris (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Military life.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mary J. Minor 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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2R118 Correspondence, 1863-1865

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