By Trent Shotwell
Title: Elizabeth Smith McAshan Memoir
Extent: 1.0 Folders
Arrangement: The collection consists of an unbound handwritten memoir and its transcription. The documents are arranged by order previously assigned to them. The collection is located in the SHSU Special Collection’s Single Item Collections Archival Box.
Subjects: United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865
Scope and Contents of the Materials
The Elizabeth Smith McAshan Memoir (no date; one legal folder) is an unbound 71 page account of the life and times of Elizabeth Smith McAshan. The memoir contains information and perspective on the South at the end of the civil war. There is also a transcription of the memoir that includes brief biographical information on the McAshan family.
Collection Historical Note
Elizabeth Smith McAshan and James Everett McAshan were the parents was of Mary McAshan Gibbs. The Elizabeth Smith McAshan Memoir was found in the attic of Mary Laura Gibb’s home in Huntsville, Texas. Elizabeth Smith McAshan was born in 1859 at Chapel Hill, North Carolina and died in 1941 in Houston, Texas.
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Elizabeth Smith McAshan Memoir. Thomason Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.
Box and Folder Listing Browse by Item:
[Item 2014.s020: Memoir of Mrs. J.E. McAshan (Elizabeth), undated
- Item 2014.s020: Memoir of Mrs. J.E. McAshan (Elizabeth), undated
- Unbound handwritten memoir on the Civil War that was found at Mary Laura Gibbs home in the attic. Includes a typed transcription. Includes additional transcriptins donated by Jane McAshan.