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Elizabeth Smith McAshan Memoir


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Memoir of Mrs. J.E. McAshan (Elizabeth)

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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

Languages: English

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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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.

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Preferred Citation: Elizabeth Smith McAshan Memoir. SHSU Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

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[Item 2014.s020: Memoir of Mrs. J.E. McAshan (Elizabeth), undated],

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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.

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