Kennard Family Collection, 1842-1884Add to your cart.

Collection Overview

Title: Kennard Family Collection, 1842-1884Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 1860-1884
ID: 01/ HM.68
Extent: 3.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Materials are arranged by type.
Date Acquired: 00/00/197u
Languages: English


The A. D. Kennard Family Papers focus on A. D. Kennard Jr.’s cattle business in Texas and his son David's time in the Confederate Army.

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 and pension notification for soldiers who volunteer in the war between Texas and Mexico.

Collection Historical Note

A. D. Kennard, Jr. was in the cattle business near Buchanan in Johnson County, Texas in the mid-19th century. His son, David S. Kennard, served in the Confederate Army in Texas and Arkansas during the Civil War and wrote letters home. David S. Kennard is listed on the roster of the Texas 10th Infantry Regiment, Company C, as well as John R. Kennard, who may have been a relative. The Texas 10th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Waco, Texas, during the winter of 1861-1862. It served in the Department of Texas, then was captured at Arkansas Post in January 1863. Exchanged and reorganized, the unit was assigned to Deshler's, J.A. Smith's and Granbury's Brigade and in September 1863, consolidated with the 6th Infantry Regiment and the 15th Cavalry Regiment (dismounted).

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

Reprpduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

This collection is stored at the Willis Library and is available for same day paging.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Acquisition Source: Unidentified donor
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: Kennard Family Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revision History: April 2018 by Nicole Yatsonsky - wrote Abstract and added Historical Note from previous version of finding aid


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Box and Folder Listing

  • Box 2075: Kennard FamilyAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

    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: Oversize - Multiple CollectionsAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

    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. Request Reading Room Access

    Barcode: 706414

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