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


    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


    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.