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Kennard Family Collection, 1842-1884 | Manuscripts

Collection Overview

Title: Kennard Family Collection, 1842-1884Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1842-1880
ID: 01/HM.68
Extent: 1.0 Boxes

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

The A. D. Kennard Family Papers contains documents that focus on A. D. Kennard Jr.’s cattle business in Texas. The collection also includes the undertakings of his son David Kennard while he was in the Confederate Army in Galveston County, Texas and in Arkansas. David Kennard’s letters discuss the boredom of waiting for battle, rumors of his unit’s moving, the official news of the war that was given to the soldiers, and descriptions of the fortification of Galveston after three Union war vessels are seen in the Gulf of Mexico from that town. Included in the collection are slave bills of sale, pension notification for soldiers who volunteer in the war between Texas and Mexico.

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Box 2075: Kennard FamilyAdd to your cart.
Contains the proceedings, correspondence, financial documents, legal documents, printed materials, literary productions and miscellaneous or unknown materials of the Kennard family.
Barcode: 706240
Box 2075a: OversizeAdd to your cart.
NOTE: This box contains the N.B. Anderson Collection, the William B. Gregg Collection, the Kennard Family Collection and the A.W. Robertson and Chauncy Smith Papers. This box is housed in the Special Collections Department in the Willis Library and it is shelved in flat storage (oversize) under the N.B. Anderson Collection with a Collection Number of HM.66.
Barcode: 706415
Box 2075b: OversizeAdd to your cart.
Barcode: 706414

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