Register of the Black Family Texas Civil War Correspondence, 1858-1869

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University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Black Family Texas Civil War Correspondence, 1858-1869

Collection number: Mss106

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
1994
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Black Family Texas Civil War Correspondence,
Date (inclusive): 1858-1869
Collection number: Mss106
Creator: Mrs. E.L. Sanders
Extent: 0.3 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Black Family Texas Civil War Correspondence, Mss106, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Biography

The Blacks were a Texas pioneer family. Most of this collection consists of letters between James Black, a Confederate officer on coastal defense duty near Galveston, and his wife, Patience Crain Black. Most of Mrs. Black's eighty-seven letters were written from South Bosque or from Henderson. Mr. Black's letters place him at Fort Herbert and Virginia Point (1862), Fort Point and Galveston Island (1863), Fort Point or Fort Sulakowski (1864) and Battery Rogers, Galveston (1865).

Scope and Content

This collection consists of photocopies of manuscript and typescripts in a loose-leaf binder. Entries below composed exclusively of a location and date are letters from James Black to his wife, Patience. Entries that begin with a "P" are letters from Patience Black to her husband, James. These were written from South Bosque unless otherwise specified.

Container List

 

Box 1: Black Family Correspondence, 1858-1865

 

Before 1860 or undated:

 

"My Boast," written by Patience Crain while a school-girl, (1858), p. 5.

 

Letter to Patie from H.A. Childress, (1/20/60), p. 7.

 

To Patie from R.G. Childress, Henderson, Texas, (3/18/?), p. 9.

 

1862:

 

To James Black from Wm. Ditto, Black's cousin, Camp Washington, Arkansas, (1/14).

 

Galveston Texas, (2/14).

 

P, (2/17).

 

P, (2/22).

 

P, (3/1).

 

P, (3/23).

 

To Dear Sister from Mollie J.Black, Whitesburg, Ala., (3/29).

 

P, (3/30).

 

Fort Herbert, (4/6).

 

P, (undated), p. 24.

 

P, (4/6).

 

Fort Herbert, (4/7).

 

P, (4/10).

 

P, (4/23).

 

P, (5/4).

 

To James Black from William Black, (5/7).

 

Fort Hebert, (6/1).

 

P, (6/2).

 

Fort Herbert, (6/6).

 

P, (6/6).

 

P, (6/15).

 

P, (6/17).

 

Fort Herbert, (6/17).

 

P, (6/23).

 

Fort Herbert, (7/3).

 

Fort Herbert, (7/5).

 

P, (7/10).

 

P, (7/20).

 

P, (7/22).

 

P, (7/28).

 

P, (9/14).

 

Virginia Point, (9/15).

 

Headquarters - Virginia Point, (9/21).

 

P, (?), p. 65.

 

Virginia Point, (9/26).

 

P, (9/28).

 

Virginia Point, (11/1).

 

Virginia Point, (11/6).

 

P, (11/15).

 

P, (11/22).

 

Virginia Point, (11/25).

 

Virginia Point, (11/28).

 

P, (11/29).

 

Headquarters Co. "I" Cook's Reg't Art'y, (12/1).

 

P, (12/14).

 

Headquarters - Virginia Point, (12/15).

 

Fort Herbert, (12/17).

 

Fort Herbert, (12/26).

 

Headquarters Cook's Reg't Art'y Ft. Herbert, (12/29).

 

Virginia Point, (12/30).

 

1863:

 

Galveston, Virginia Point, (1/4).

 

P, (1/5).

 

Galveston, (1/8).

 

P, (1/10).

 

Galveston, (1/14).

 

P, (1/14).

 

P, (1/15).

 

P, (1/25).

 

Galveston, (1/26).

 

P, (1/31).

 

P, (2/1).

 

Headquarters - Virginia Pt., (2/2).

 

Virginia Point, (2/7).

 

P, (2/14).

 

P, (2/15).

 

Fort Point, (2/18).

 

Battery Rogers, (2/26).

 

P, (2/28).

 

Fort Point Galveston Island, (3/3).

 

Battery Rogers, (3/4).

 

P, (3/8).

 

P, (3/12).

 

To Pat from James S. Crain, brother, (4/8).

 

To Mother and Father from James S. Crain, (4/9).

 

Fort Point, (4/11).

 

Fort Point Galveston Island, (4/17).

 

Fort Point, (4/23).

 

P, Henderson, (4/27).

 

P, Henderson, (5/1).

 

Fort Point, (5/7).

 

Fort Point, (5/10).

 

Fort Point, (5/14).

 

P, Henderson, (5/17).

 

Fort Point, (5/19).

 

P, Henderson, (5/23).

 

Fort Point, (5/25).

 

P, (6/23).

 

In Camp, (6/30).

 

P, (7/4).

 

Galveston, (7/6).

 

P, (7/12).

 

Fort Point, (7/12).

 

Fort Point Galveston Island, (7/13).

 

Fort Point, (7/15).

 

Fort Point, (7/28).

 

P, Harris Creek, (7/28).

 

P, (8/1).

 

Galveston Island, (8/2).

 

Fort Point Galveston Island, (8/4).

 

P, (8/8).

 

Fort Point, (8/9).

 

P, (8/13).

 

Galveston Island, (8/15).

 

P, (8/16).

 

To Sister from Martha Black, Port Sullivan, (8/18).

 

Fort Point, (8/22).

 

Fort Point, (8/27).

 

P, (8/29).

 

P, (9/6).

 

To Lieut. James Black from J.D. Black, South Bosque, (9/6).

 

Fort Point Galveston Island, (9/10).

 

P, (9/13).

 

P, (9/19).

 

Fort Point, (9/20).

 

P, (9/27).

 

Fort Point, (10/2).

 

Fort Point Galveston Texas, (10/9).

 

P, (10/10).

 

Fort Point Galveston Island, (10/18).

 

To Brother Jimmie from Mat Crain, (10/?), p. 201.

 

P, (10/31).

 

Fort Point, (11/1).

 

P, (11/8).

 

P, (11/21).

 

In Camps, (11/22).

 

P, (11/29).

 

Fort Point, (11/29).

 

P, (12/1).

 

Fort Point Galveston Island, (12/4).

 

Fort Point Galveston Island, (12/12).

 

Fort Point Galveston Island, (12/18).

 

Fort Point, (12/20).

 

P, (12/25).

 

Va. Pt. Drawbridge, (12/29).

 

Va. Pt. Drawbridge, (12/31).

 

1864:

 

Fort Point, (1/3).

 

P, (1/2).

 

P, (1/16).

 

Fort Point, (1/17).

 

P, (1/19).

 

Fort Point Galveston Island, (1/23).

 

P, (1/31).

 

P, (2/6).

 

Fort Point, (2/7).

 

Fort Point, (2/13).

 

P, (2/14).

 

Fort Point, (2/20).

 

To Brother Jimmie from Mattie Crain, (2/25).

 

P, (2/20), p.246

 

Fort Point, (2/28).

 

P, Brazos Retreat, (2/28).

 

P, Brazos Retreat, (3/6).

 

Fort Point, (3/6).

 

P, (3/13)d

 

P, (3/20).

 

Fort Sulakowski, (5/27).

 

P, (after 5/27).

 

Fort Sulakowski, (6/8).

 

P, (6/8).

 

P, (after 6/8).

 

Fort Sulakowski, (6/17).

 

P, (6/25).

 

To Sister from Mollie, Morgan County Ala., (7/8).

 

Fort Sulakowski, (7/8).

 

P, (7/10).

 

Fort Sulakowski, (7/21).

 

P, Brazos Bottom, (7/22).

 

Fort Sulakowski, (8/2).

 

P, (8/6).

 

P, (8/13).

 

Fort Sulakowski, (8/19).

 

P, (8/20).

 

P, (8/25).

 

To Brother (Will Crain) from Matt Crain, (10/1).

 

Millican, (11/20).

 

To Brother (Will Crain) from Matt Crain, (11/20).

 

P, (12/11).

 

Fort Sulakowski, (12/18).

 

P, Brazos Bottom, (12/23).

 

In Camp, (12/24).

 

P, Brazos Retreat, (12/29).

 

1865

 

In Camp, (1/1).

 

P, Waco Texas, (1/6).

 

Defenses of Galveston, (1/13).

 

Defenses of Galveston, (1/28).

 

Defenses of Galveston, (2/2).

 

Battery Rogers, (2/11).

 

P, (2/12).

 

Battery Rogers, (2/26).

 

Battery Rogers, (3/4).

 

Battery Rogers, (3/13).

 

Battery Rogers, (3/19).

 

1869:

 

To Jack from Frank, Henderson, Texas, (3/17), p. 11.