Henry T. Curl Papers, 1832-1931 | East Texas Research Center

By Linda Nicklas. 1985

Collection Overview

Title: Henry T. Curl Papers, 1832-1931Add to your cart.

ID: A/13

Primary Creator: Curl, Henry T. (1838-1864 or 5)

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1945

Subjects: Curl, Henry T., 1838-1864 or 5 -- Correspondence, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

These papers include Civil War letters from Henry Curl to his wife, Julia, and one to her brother, Lawrence S. Taylor. The letter to Lawrence is quite long and gives an extremely detailed and interesting account of Henry's experiences in the war.

Collection Historical Note

Henry T. Curl was born August 6, 1838, in Arkansas. He came to Texas with his parents, Thomas J. and Laurena Garrett Curl, in 1841 and they settled in San Augustine County. In 1860 Curl and Julia Taylor, the daughter of Charles S. Taylor, were married. They lived in Chireno and had one child, Anna Laura. During the Civil War, Curl served with Co. A., 17th Regt. Texas Cavalry. He died April 14, 1864, leaving Julia a young widow. When her daughter, Laura Curl, married John V. Hughes and moved to Dallas, Julia went to live with them and her brother, Lawrence Taylor, took care of her interests involving land matters in Nacogdoches County.

(Winfield, Elizabeth Hearn and Glassman, Patricia Hearn, "Curl, Thomas Jefferson", Nacogdoches County Families, Curtis Media Corp., 1985; Ericson, Carolyn Reeves, The People of Nacogdoches County in the Civil War, 1980; Henry T. Curl Papers, East Texas Research Center, Ralph W. Steen Library, Stephen F. Austin State University)

Subject/Index Terms

Curl, Henry T., 1838-1864 or 5 -- Correspondence
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Acquisition Method: Gift


Box and Folder Listing


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Henry Curl's Civil War letters to his wife, Julia Taylor Curl, 1862-1864Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Civil War letters: Henry Curl to Lawrence Taylor, his brother-in-law, and two unidentified fragmentsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Transcription of letter to Lawrence TaylorAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Fragment, soldier's journey back homeAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Surrender at Arkansas, January 22, 1864Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Letters to Julia Taylor Curl, 1860-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Letters to Julia Taylor Curl, 1860-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Letters to Julia Taylor Curl, 1860-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Miscellaneous correspondence to family and friends, 1872-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Letters to Laura Curl, only child of Henry and Julia, 1878-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Letters to Julia Taylor Curl from her brother, Lawrence S. Taylor. Concern personal and business matters, chiefly land transactions,, 1886-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Letters to Julia Taylor Curl from her brother, Lawrence S. Taylor. Concern personal and business matters, chiefly land transactions,, 1886-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Letters to Julia Taylor Curl from her brother, Lawrence S. Taylor. Concern personal and business matters, chiefly land transactions,, 1886-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Letters to Julia Taylor Curl from her brother, Lawrence S. Taylor. Concern personal and business matters, chiefly land transactions,, 1886-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Letters to Julia Taylor Curl from her brother, Lawrence S. Taylor. Concern personal and business matters, chiefly land transactions,, 1886-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Business letters and papers of Julia Taylor Curl, 1890-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Business letters and papers of Julia Taylor Curl, 1890-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Business letters and papers of Anna Laura Curl Hughes, 1928-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Business letters and papers of Anna Laura Curl Hughes, 1928-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Business letters and papers of John V. Hughes, 1894-1914Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Miscellaneous business papers relating chiefly to Lawrence S. Taylor, 1898-1930Add to your cart.

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