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 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letter from Daniel Lacey to Adolphus Stern, Spring Creek, March 24, 1842Add to your cart.
Small unidentified photo. Daniel Lacey (?)
Folder 2: Letter from Juan Antonio Padilla to Flores, Nacogdoches, November 6, 1832Add to your cart.
In Spanish, about Land and Charles Taylor
Folder 3: Hand-drawn maps or plats of land in Nacogdoches CountyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Deeds and documents relating to land transactions, 1835-1908Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Deeds and documents relating to land transactions, 1835-1908Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Deeds and documents relating to land transactions, 1835-1908Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Civil War related: Nacogdoches County $5.00 confederate notes signed by Charles S. Taylor, 1862Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Tax receipts for land in Kaufman and Rains counties belonging to Julia Taylor Curl,, 1879-1903Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Tax receipts for the City of Nacogdoches, Julia Taylor Curl, and Lawrence S. Taylo, 1892-1916Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Tax receipts for Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches Independent School District, Julia Curl, 1902-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Tax receipts-State and County of Nacogdoches, Julia Curl, 1874-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 12: A. Wettermark and Son Bankers: 1 envelope, 1 canceled check, 1 letter (first page only) all on letterhead stationary, 1894-1899Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Julia Curl's canceled checks from three Dallas banks, 1907-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Marked map of route taken on European trip; 3 small booklets, probably from trips, 1900-1904Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Announcement of concert for Nacogdoches Methodist Church Organ Fund (photostat); Crescent College (Ark.) bulletin and envelope; Dallas Little Theatre program; 3 post cards; 1 religious card, 1891-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Newspaper clippings: article about Anna Raguet; obituary notice of John V. Hughes; picture of the Citizens Association of Dallas including John V. Hughes, 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Wedding invitations: Rosine Shindler to Eugene Blount (1903) and Julia Hughes to Joseph Green, 1912Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Booklet: A History of the Action of the Political and Civil Authorities . . . at Nacogdoches Under the Jurisdiction of Charles S. Taylor, ca. 1895Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Miscellaneous envelopes of Charles S. Taylor, Julia Taylor Curl, Laura Curl; Calling card of Laura Curl, 1882-1931Add to your cart.

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