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Samuel T. Burns Slavery and Civil War Materials

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Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: This collection is comprised of membership applications, receipts, correspondence, newspaper clippings and copies of confederate currency. These are all related to the civil war and slavery period. These materials are dated ranging from 1839 to 1864. This collection is located on the SHSU Special Collection’s manuscript shelves.

Subjects: Confederate States of America, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Slavery, Slavery - Texas, United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Samuel T. Burns Slavery and Civil War documents (1839-1864; 1folder) is made up of a membership application for the Daughters of the Republic of Texas for Mrs. Daisy Cowart, a descendant of Samuel T. Burns. The documents also include correspondence materials on the San Jacinto Museum of History Association. There are also several clippings from local newspapers. Bills of sale account for some Negro men and women bought by Samuel T. Burns.

Collection Historical Note

Samuel T. Burns was born in 1812 in Wilkes County, Georgia. He was the oldest son of James W. and Charlotte Holtzclaw Burns. He married Eliza Smith in 1838. They lived in San Augustine, Texas.

Subject/Index Terms

Confederate States of America
Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Slavery
Slavery - Texas
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865

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Repository: SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

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The materials represented in this finding aid have been made available for research, teaching and private use. For these purposes, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) these items without prior permission on the condition that you provide proper attribution of the source in all copies.

Please contact the Newton Gresham Library's Special Collections and University Archives department to request permissions to reproduce materials for any other purpose, or to obtain information regarding the copyright status of a particular digital image, text, audio or video recording.

Preferred Citation: Samuel T. Burns Slavery and Civil War Materials. SHSU Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.


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Item 1: Confederate States of America button, circa 1861Add to your cart.
Item 2: Diamond end, straight edge razor, circa 1861Add to your cart.
Item 3: Two nails, circa 1861Add to your cart.
Item 4: A key, circa 1861Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Samuel T. Burns Slavery and Civil War Documents, 1840-1864; no dateAdd to your cart.
Membership applications, receipts, newspaper clippings and correspondence


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