University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William R. Lount Letter, 1861



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lount, William R.
Title: Lount, William R. Letter
Dates: 1861
Abstract: A letter from William Lount to Confederate General G. T. Beauregard concerning Lount’s desire to become a spy for the confederacy comprises the William R. Lount Letter, 1861.
Accession No.: 2012-222
Extent: 1/4 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

William R. Lount was an attorney in Austin, Texas. In 1869, he patented an invention for a hair softening and renewal treatment composed of cucumber and linseed oil, beeswax, spermaceti, and white rosin.

Sources:

“Lount’s Hair Treatment.” Accessed November 27, 2012. http://www.hairraisingstories.com/Products/LOUNT_HT.html.

“Franklin Co. TX Formed 1875 from Titus.” Rootsweb. Accessed November 27, 2012.http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dobson/tx/txfrankl.htm.


Scope and Contents

A letter from William Lount to Confederate General G. T. Beauregard concerning Lount’s desire to become a spy for the confederacy comprises the William R. Lount Letter, 1861. The letter is initialed by Beauregard at the bottom and appears to indicate his denial of the request.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Lount, William R. -- Archives.
Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. War Dept.
Subjects
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William R. Lount Letter, 1861, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2C440 Letter from William Lount to G. T. Beauregard, October 1, 1861