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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.

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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.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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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.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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

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