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Collection Overview

Title: Goree Family Papers, 1833-1996Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1855-1905

Extent: 6.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Correspondence is arranged in chronological order.  The remainder of the collection is arranged by subject.

Subjects: Longstreet, James, 1821-1904, Nolley, Eliza Thomas, 1845-1928 - Correspondence, United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865

Forms of Material: Goree (Family) - Correspondence, Goree, Thomas Jewett, 1835-1905 - Correspondence, Kittrell, Pleasant Williams, 1805-1867 - Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Goree Family Papers consists of documents, correspondence, articles, and photographs concerning the Goree family of Walker County, Texas.  The majority of the collection is the original correspondence of Thomas Jewett Goree who served as aide to General James Longstreet during the Civil War.  The collection also includes the correspondence of Eliza T. Nolley and E.K. Goree.  Eliza Thomas Nolley was an early settler of Walker County and was one of the first teachers at Andrews Female College. The Goree Papers contain transcribed correspondence of Thomas J. Goree, Eliza T. Nolley, and various other members of the Goree family including a transcription of Thomas J. Goree’s brother-in-law Dr. Pleasant Williams Kittrell’s private journal.  The Goree Papers hold numerous photographs and negative images of members of the Goree family.  The Thomason room of the Newton Gresham Library holds The Thomas Jewett Goree Letters Volume 1 the Civil War Correspondence which contains the lineage of the American Goree Family of Thomas Jewett Goree.

Collection Historical Note

Thomas Jewett Goree was born in Alabama on November 14, 1835.  His parents were Langston James Goree of South Carolina and Sarah Williams Kittrell of Alabama.  In 1850, the Goree family moved to Huntsville, Texas and lived on a plantation near the Trinity River.  Thomas Jewett Goree attended Baylor College in Independence, Texas and received his law degree in 1858.  Goree went to war in 1861 and served under General James Longstreet.  Thomas J. Goree promoted to Captain and served as aide to Longstreet throughout the war.  He and Longstreet became good friends and remained in contact with each other after the Civil War ended.  In 1868, Thomas J. Goree married Eliza Thomas Nolley and moved to Midway, Texas to run a mercantile business.  Thomas and Eliza returned to Huntsville in 1873 where Thomas J. Goree practiced law in Huntsville until 1877 at which time when he accepted the position of Superintendent of the Texas Prison at Huntsville.  Later, Thomas Jewett Goree became Superintendent of Penitentiaries.  Thomas Jewett Goree died in 1905.

Subject/Index Terms

Longstreet, James, 1821-1904
Nolley, Eliza Thomas, 1845-1928 - Correspondence
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Repository: SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

Access Restrictions: Some materials in this collection are restricted due to personal content. Restrictions are noted at the file level.

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: Goree Family Papers. Thomason Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Thomas Jewett Goree Biographical Information, 1991-1996; no dateAdd to your cart.
Articles, pamphlets, documents on Thomas Jewett Goree and the Goree family.  Includes original obituary of E.K. Goree and Lillie Mea Goree.
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Folder 2: Thomas Jewett Goree Obituaries and Memorial Resolutions, 1905-1912; no dateAdd to your cart.
Newspaper articles, correspondence, and biographical information
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Folder 3: Thomas Jewett Goree Pre-War Letters, 1853-1860Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Original Correspondence. Includes correspondence concerning Dr. P.W. Kittrell
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Folder 4: Thomas Jewett Goree Pre-War Letters, 1853-1860Add to your cart.
Duplicates of original correspondence
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Folder 5: Thomas Jewett Goree Letters, 1854-1860Add to your cart.
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Folder 6: Thomas Jewett Goree Letters, 1864-1865Add to your cart.
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Folder 7: Thomas Jewett Goree War Letters, 1861Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Original Correspondence
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Folder 8: Thomas Jewett Goree War Letters, 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Original Correspondence
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Folder 9: Thomas Jewett Goree War Letters, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Original Correspondence
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Folder 10: Thomas Jewett Goree War Letters, 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Original Correspondence
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Folder 11: Thomas Jewett Goree War Letters, 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Original Correspondence and personal diary of T.J. Goree
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Folder 12: Thomas Jewett Goree Letters, Civil War, 1861Add to your cart.
Duplicates of original correspondence
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Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Thomas Jewett Goree Letters, Civil War, 1862-1863Add to your cart.
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Folder 2: Thomas Jewett Goree letters to and from General James Longstreet, 1864-1905Add to your cart.
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Folder 3: Thomas Jewett Goree Letters, 1866-1871Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Original Correspondence
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Folder 4: Thomas Jewett Goree Letters, 1873-1886Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Original Correspondence
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Folder 5: Thomas Jewett Goree Letters, 1887-1889Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Original Correspondence
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Folder 6: Thomas Jewett Goree Letters, 1890-1894Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Original Correspondence
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Folder 7: Thomas Jewett Goree Letters, 1895-1903Add to your cart.
Original Correspondence
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Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Thomas Jewett Goree Letters, 1904-1905Add to your cart.
Original Correspondence and newspaper articles
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Folder 2: Thomas Jewett Goree Letters, 1871-1887Add to your cart.
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Folder 3: Thomas Jewett Goree Letters, 1888-1896Add to your cart.
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Folder 4: Thomas Jewett Goree Letters, 1897-1902Add to your cart.
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Folder 5: Thomas Jewett Goree Letters, 1903-1904Add to your cart.
Duplicates of original correspondence and newspaper articles
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Folder 6: Goree Papers, Letters, 1833-1889Add to your cart.
Duplicates and Transcriptions of original correspondence
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Folder 7: Thomas Jewett Goree Letters, 1886-1905Add to your cart.
Thomas Jewett Goree transcribed correspondence (to) Feb. 1886 (To Mrs. Goree from Mrs. Longstreet May 1905)
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Folder 8: Thomas Jewett Goree Letters (to) Transcriptions, 1864 January - 1865 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Duplicates and Transcriptions of original correspondence
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Folder 9: Thomas Jewett Goree Letters (from) Transcriptions, 1861 January - 1861 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Duplicates of original correspondence
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Folder 10: Goree Letter Transcriptions, 1853-1860Add to your cart.
Goree letters transcribed by Sandra Rogers, March 2002
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Folder 11: Goree Papers, Family Letters Transcriptions, 1889 - 1939Add to your cart.
Transcribed correspondence
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Folder 12: Dr. Kittrell's Private Journal transcription, no dateAdd to your cart.
By Ed Kilman
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Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Thomas J. Goree Papers Bound Transcription, 1950Add to your cart.
Bound correspondence that was transcribed by Louisiana State University.  Copy made by Estill Library with the permission of Mrs. J.W. Thomason
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Folder 2: Thomas Jewett Goree, The Goree and Nolley Papers, 1867Add to your cart.
Duplicates and Transcriptions of original correspondence
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Folder 3: Robert E. Goree correspondence, 1861-1965Add to your cart.
Copied correspondence concerning Thomas J. Goree.  Includes copies of transcribed letters
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Folder 4: Edwin King (E.K.) Goree Letters finding aid, no dateAdd to your cart.
Finding aid concerning EK Goree letters from 1891-1901.  ***Created prior to the Goree Collection finding aid
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Folder 5: Edwin King (E.K.) Goree Letters, 1891-1900Add to your cart.
Original letters from Edwin King Goree to various family members. ***Includes note concerning two missing letters
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Folder 6: Edwin King Goree Letters, 1900-1910;no dateAdd to your cart.
Copied correspondence, original newspaper articles, and CD-R containing PDFs
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Folder 7: Goree and Thomason Family Miscellaneous Papers, 1892-1966Add to your cart.
Original correspondence from daughter of Gerald Houston, Fannie B. Goree commencement, Goree family transcribed correspondence, and photocopied newspaper articles
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Folder 8: Goree Family Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1860-1902Add to your cart.
Original correspondence
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Folder 9: Eliza T. Goree, 1861-1933Add to your cart.
Original Correspondence and newspaper articles
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Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Nolley Papers, 1866-1867Add to your cart.
Transcribed Correspondence
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Folder 2: The Nolley Papers, 1867-1888Add to your cart.
Transcribed Correspondence
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Folder 3: Eliza T. (Nolley) Goree Correspondence, 1860-1870Add to your cart.
Original Correspondence
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Folder 4: Eliza T. (Nolley) Goree Correspondence, 1871-1890Add to your cart.
Original Correspondence.  1890 sleeve contains small booklet "The Old Woman who lived in a Shoe"
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Folder 5: Eliza T. (Nolley) Goree Correspondence, 1891-1893; no dateAdd to your cart.
Original Correspondence
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Folder 6: Eliza T. (Nolley) Goree Materials, 1901-1929Add to your cart.
Original Correspondence, postcards, and newspaper articles
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Series 2Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sarah Williams Goree Materials, no dateAdd to your cart.
Biographical information and transcribed correspondence
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Folder 2: Goree Papers, Family Civil War Documents, 1860sAdd to your cart.
Thomas, Robert, Langston, Edwin, and Pleasant Goree Photocopied War Documents
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Folder 3: Correspondence concerning the Goree Letters and Thomas Jewett Goree, 1970-2002; no dateAdd to your cart.
Correspondence and several newspaper articles concerning Thomas Jewett Goree. Includes copy of Goree papers donor agreement form.
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Folder 4: Goree Project, Family History Foundation, 1979-1985Add to your cart.
Materials on project to have Goree papers transcribed at SHSU. Funded by Langston James Goree V.
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Folder 5: Thomas J. Goree Letters Calendar and Correspondence Listing, no dateAdd to your cart.
Calendar of the personal letters of Thomas Jewett Goree and listing of Goree Letters
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Folder 6: Langston James Goree Materials, 1985; no dateAdd to your cart.
Includes "A History of Texas and Texans" by Frank W. Johnson, newspaper articles, and biographical information
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Folder 7: Article and Correspondence concerning Major Thomas J. Goree and the Texas Prison System, 1992 April 8Add to your cart.
Concerning corporal punishment in Texas Prisons.
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Folder 8: Articles on James Longstreet and Thomas J. Goree, 1903; no dateAdd to your cart.
Includes "From Manassas to Appomattox" by James Longstreet, "Soldier" by Donald B. Sanger, "Politician, Officeholder, and Writer" by Thomas Robson Hay, "A Young Texan Goes to War", and "Hood's Texas Brigade" by J.B. Polley
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Folder 9: Antietam by Gary W. Gallagher, 1989Add to your cart.
Essays on the 1862 Maryland Campaign
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Folder 10: Confederate Veteran Magazine, 1905; no dateAdd to your cart.
Volume 13 Confederate Veteran
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Folder 11: The Arkansas Historical Quarterly, 1953Add to your cart.
Published by The Arkansas Historical Association
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Folder 12: Goree Portrait, circa 1910Add to your cart.
Pleasant Kittrell Goree, Edwin King Goree, and Robert Daniel Goree. Black Framed picture broken on edge
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Folder 13: Thomas J. Goree Portrait in Uniform, no dateAdd to your cart.
In uniform as aid to General Longstreet
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Folder 14: Thomas J. Goree and Eliza Nolley Goree Portrait Negatives, no dateAdd to your cart.
One negative
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Folder 15: Portraits of Thomas Jewett Goree, 1899 May 18Add to your cart.
Original portrait and five duplicates.
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Folder 16: Portraits of Eliza Thomas Nolley (Goree), no dateAdd to your cart.
Three duplicates of original negatives and one variation
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Folder 17: Portrait of Sarah W. Goree, no dateAdd to your cart.
"Picture of Mrs. Sarah W. Goree as remembered by her grandchildren, Thomason" on back of photograph
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Folder 18: Goree Family with Sam Houston Normal Institute Students, circa 1889Add to your cart.
Original negative and picture
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Folder 19: Mrs. McGary at Huntsville, Sam Houston State Teachers' College, no dateAdd to your cart.
Color picture of several women seated at a table
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Folder 20: Photograph of Texas Prison Director's Home, no dateAdd to your cart.
Original negative and picture
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Folder 21: Photographs of Charles Dwyer and Mary Margaret Buford, 1981Add to your cart.
Donation of the Kittrell Journal
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Folder 22: Sarah Williams Goree Estate Book, 1854Add to your cart.
Photocopied Estate Book of S.W. Goree
Folder 23: Civil War Times Magazine, 2015Add to your cart.
Contains article on Thomas J. Goree. "Roads Very Rough and Country Poor"

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