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Burns Family Slavery and Civil War Materials, 1839-1864

By Shaneil Snipe and Sunday Stewart

Collection Overview

Title: Burns Family Slavery and Civil War Materials, 1839-1864

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.

Languages: English [eng]

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.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions:

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.

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1Add to your cart.
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Folder 1Add to your cart.
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
Folder 3: Burns Family Slave Receipts, 1839-1848Add to your cart.
Contains Bills of Sale for female slaves to the Burns family in Shelby County.