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    • Bone Letter, October 8, 1862

    • Correspondence; Military life; Civil War
    • Camp near Des Arc, Arkansas. Dr. Bone to Minerva: he's enjoying the excitement of being close to the fighting and is studying the effects of the excitement of others in the regiment.
    • Bone Letter, December 31, 1861

    • Correspondence; Health; Soldiers; Civil War
    • Nacogdoches County, State of Texas. Minerva to Dr. Bone: is sending supplies he requested, news of deaths of acquaintances involved in the war, provisions, health, financial matters, respects from friends.
    • Bone Letter, February 21, 1862

    • Correspondence; Health; Soldiers; Medicine; Military life; Family; Civil War
    • Camp Hebert. Dr. Bone to Minerva: many sick in camp, saddened by the Confederate defeat at Roanoke Island but gladdened by another victory at Fort Donelson, everyone in camp admired the gray Jeans she made and want some, he is extremely busy with...
    • Bone Letter, March 17, 1862

    • Correspondence; Military life; Civil War
    • Camp Hebert. Dr. Bone to Minerva: his camp is excited at the news that they will be discharged and sent home to stand the draft, he's not pleased to enlist for war nor does he want to be subject to a draft, he will keep his same position if he...
    • Bone Letter, December 7, 1861

    • Correspondence; Military life; Health; Family; Civil War
    • Camp Hebert, Austin County, Texas, Dr. Bone to Minerva: Galveston vacated by General Hebert causing great excitement, requests a Bible and another suit of clothes and his case of instruments
    • Bone Letter, June 8, 1862

    • Military life; Health; Military medicine; Military hospitals; Civil War; Family; Military personnel
    • Camp Young. Dr. Bone to Minerva: he has been ordered to Tyler which pleases him, many men are sick at his camp, hospital provisions are scarce, many men in the hospital in town are dying from neglect, soldiers are demoralized and wickedness abounds.
    • Bone Letter, December 19, 1861

    • Correspondence; Military life; Medicine; Health; Civil War
    • Nacogdoches County, Texas,. Minerva to Dr. Bone: offers to send a mattress and towels, visits friends. health of the family, the children, moved in with her parents, news of their property.
    • Postcard Booklet

    • Postcards; Postal stationery; Pictures; Prints; Art; Souvenirs; Animals; Scenic overlooks; Stereotyping;
    • Souvenir postcard booklet that opens to reveal a fold out of images showing several representations or stereotypes of Texas life and depictions of scenic places.
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, November 30, 1852

    • Hurricanes; Communication; Correspondence; Intergenerational relations; Social life;
    • Letter from Eugenia Barret to her Uncle Charles S. Taylor. She is writing to thank him for the "goodies" he sent and about how disappointed she was that he could not make the visit they had planned. Eugenia also mentions a hurricane that had...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, January 3, 1860

    • Correspondence; Government relations; Social justice; Economic & social conditions;
    • Letter from E. W. Cave to Charles S. Taylor about the unrest in Brownsville, Texas. He mentions Juan Cortina, William Gerard Tobin, Sam Houston, Jose Angel Navarro, Robert Taylor, John G. Walker, and John Salmon Ford
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, July 7, 1861

    • Correspondence; Interpersonal relations; Economic & Social conditions; Economic aspects of war;
    • Letter from Milam Taylor, Fort Bliss, to Charles S. Taylor. He mentions Ben Thorn and rumors of abolition taking Fort Bliss. He also writes about crops and trading food with the Mexicans.
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, March 30, 1846

    • Correspondence; Economic & Social conditions; Interpersonal relations;
    • Letter from George W. Posselwhite, New York, to William Jones, Nacogdoches. Posselwhite is writing to Jones in hopes of getting a response from him before he returned to Europe. He mentions the annexation of Texas and how he hopes it will help the...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, December 7, 1859

    • Correspondence; Interpersonal relations; Travel;
    • Letter from E. W. Cave to Charles S. Taylor. He is writing from Alto, TX where he had to stop because of problems with a spring. Cave also writes about how cold the weather has been. It appears that he is traveling with his family.
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, January 21, 1860

    • Correspondence; Economic & social conditions; War; Government relations; Railroads; Civil War;
    • Letter from C. W. Cave to Charles S. Taylor. He writes about the Rio Grande War, Col. Ford and his misconduct. Tobin, Sabine Pass Railroad Charter, South Carolina Secession and a call for a Southern Convention, Bids for Pacific Railroad in...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, July 21, 1861

    • Military life; Military deserters; Military camps; Correspondence; Interpersonal relations;
    • Irion Taylor writing to his father Charles S. Taylor while at Fort Bliss, El Paso County. Texas. Irion mentions the capture of U. S. spies, a captain from Fort Fillmore that deserted to join the confederate army. He shares his thoughts about...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, August 10, 1861

    • Correspondence; Interpersonal relations; Military deserters; Military mobilizations; Civil War;
    • Letter from Milam Taylor to Charles S. Taylor. Milam is writing about the a recent reconnaissance mission. Troops from Fort Bliss were going to attack Fort Fillmore. Milam said that if it had not been for a deserter telling the Union Army of their...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, October 21, 1854

    • Correspondence; Interpersonal relations; Yellow fever;
    • Letter from Charles S. Taylor to Colonel Robert Lane. Taylor is writing Lane about his departure from Rio Grande City, Texas. He describes his route coming in at New Orleans and taking the Red River to a destination the a stage. He also mentions...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, January 12, 1847

    • Correspondence; Government relations;
    • Letter written by David G. Burnet to Charles S. Taylor. He mentions Taylor's attendance at the Texian Independence Convention Washington-on-the-Brazos, March 1, 1836. He asks Taylor about the book recently published, "Sam Houston and his Republic."...
    • Wilson with Afghan boy

    • Men; Children; Hospitals; Medical aspects of war; Wounds & injuries; War;
    • This is a photo of Congressman Charlie Wilson with an unidentified Afghan boy. The photo was taken at an International Red Cross Hospital that was located on the Afghan-Pakistani border. The boy was injured by an exploding toy.
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, August 14, 1860

    • Correspondence; Interpersonal relations;
    • Charles S. Taylor to Eva Catherine Rosine Sterne. Taylor is writing to Eva about power of attorney for her signature. He also mentions needing a Notary Public. Eva Catherine Rosine Sterne had problems with her finances after the death of her...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, November 3, 1860

    • Correspondence; Interpersonal relations;
    • Julia Taylor Curl to Charles S. Taylor. Julia writes about chinkapin picking with Henry, going to Sulphur Springs in Chireno with Henry and Carrie, as well as the new couples living arrangements and her hopes of getting a house of her own.
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter November 9, 1860

    • Correspondence; Interpersonal relations; Stagecoaches; Travel; Railroads; Political elections; Political activity;
    • Eugenie Sterne Barret to Charles S. Taylor. Eugenie was Taylor's niece. She is writing to him while traveling by stagecoach to Austin. She is traveling with Dolph and Corinne. She mentions the election of Lincoln and how she feels about the people...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, December 4, 1860

    • Correspondence; Interpersonal relations; Political issues; Political elections;
    • Eugenia Sterne Barret to Charles S. Taylor. She arrived in Austin, TX but she still has the blues. The election of Lincoln has caused quite a stir in Austin amongst the politicians. She says that she may start teaching again after winter and that...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, January 23, 1861

    • Correspondence; Interpersonal relations; Political issues; Secession;
    • Eugenia Sterne Barret to Charles S. Taylor. She writes about how beautiful Austin is and her visit to Mount Bonnell to see Judge Townes. She mentions people who stopped by to visit: Harvey H. Allen, Dr. Robards, Gen. Edwards and Clark. She still...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, December 29, 1860

    • Correspondence; Interpersonal relations; Political issues; Indians of North America; Civil War; Abolitionists;
    • Eugenia Sterne Barret to Charles S. Taylor. She starts out by telling Taylor about companies forming to go out on the frontier. She mentions Indian problems on the northern boarder of Texas. She voices her concerns over the issues of civil war,...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, December 17, 1861

    • Interpersonal relations; Economic & social conditions; Economic aspects of war; Social life; War relief; Scarcity; Civil War; Tableaux
    • Eugenia Barret to Charles S. Taylor. She writes that she received word of Riley's Regiment camped on the Rio Grande and that they were without ammunition. Mr. A. wrote from Ft. Davis about Colonel Baylor and the lack of ammunition. She also writes...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, December 29, 1861

    • Correspondence; Civil War; Military scouts; Medical aspects of war; Military life;
    • Milam Taylor to Charles S. Taylor. Writes that about half his company is sick. General Sibley's command is getting close, and Captain Rusk and Hardeman's companies have arrived. Colonel Baylor went out scouting the area. He also mentions that he...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, January 24, 1862

    • Correspondence; Economic & social conditions; Economic aspects of war; Interpersonal relations; Sick persons; Sick children;
    • Eugenia Barret to Charles S. Taylor. She is still asking Taylor to collect money owed to her mother Mrs. Sterne. She says that money is scarce in Austin, TX and that all she sees are Treasury Warrants. Eugenia mentions that they moved to a new...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, January 9, 1863

    • Civil War; Prisoners of war; Military service; Rivers
    • Henry Curl to Charles S. Taylor. Reports news about the Civil War: attacks on Vicksburg, Captain Richardson's company, prisoners taken who stated they were part of an Iowa regiment. McCullock Division, J. F. Gilberts, and St. Charles and the White...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, February 23, 1862

    • Correspondence; Civil War; Interpersonal relations; Social life; Economic & social conditions; Economic aspects of war;
    • Eugenia Barret to Charles S. Taylor. She writes about how expensive goods have become and gives prices for the "principle articles of food." She writes about visiting the governors house, Francis R. Lubbock. She mentions Charles and Toliver and how...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, May 1, 1862

    • Correspondence; Interpersonal relations; Civil War; Sick persons; Measles; Economic aspects of war; Social life;
    • Lawrence Taylor to Charles S. Taylor. He arrived at Camp Likens. He says people are very nice to the troops and help feed them. The young ladies of Louisiana are very nice. Nobles company is suffering from measles, Colonel Whitaker has measles. He...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, June 17, 1862

    • Correspondence; County government; Draft; Civil War;
    • E. W. Cave to Charles S. Taylor. Reports that Milam Taylor has been appointed Enrolling Officer by General Herbert due to the Conscription Law. He also tells Taylor that Nacogdoches County needs a new Parish Marshal and he wants him to find a "good...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, July 18, 1862

    • Correspondence; Civil War; Economic aspects of war; Military deserters; Military camps;
    • Lawrence Taylor to Charles S. Taylor. Lawrence writes that the men in his regiment are given little food, only one good meal a day. He had to send his horse home with Alvin Swinburn because they had been dismounted. Treatment of the soldiers had...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, July 29, 1862

    • Correspondence; Civil War; Sick persons; Military camps; Military medicine;
    • Lawrence Taylor to Charles S. Taylor. Many of the soldiers at Camp Hope have the mumps and the camp has no medicine to treat them. Crystal Hill Camp was nicknamed "Camp of the Shadow of Death" because so many died there from illness. Mentions...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, August 3, 1862

    • Correspondence; Civil War; Military camps; Military deserters; Military life; Military leadership; Military officers;
    • Lawrence Taylor, Camp Crystal Hill, to Charles S. Taylor. Lieutenant-Colonel Hendricks resigned. Captain Nobles was subsequently made captain but the men did not agree with the new arrangement. They wanted Henry Curl to be captain but he refused so...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, August 5, 1862

    • Correspondence; Economic aspects of war; Economic & social conditions; Civil War; Scarcity; Assistance
    • Thomas J. Curl to Charles S. Taylor. Curl is writing to answer Taylor in regards to a proposal to make cloth and blankets for the soldiers. He finds it doubtful that they will be able to make anything but he would be willing to help in the effort.
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, December 4, 1862

    • Correspondence; Civil War; Sick persons; Smallpox; Military bands; Military camps; Military leadership; Military life; Military maneuvers; Military officers; Military medicine; Military tactics; Weather;
    • F. Voigt, Camp Bayou, Metoe Prairie County near Brownsville, Ark., to Charles S. Taylor. Voigt is writing Taylor to inform him of the recent "incidents and conditions" of the Texas Regiments in the Arkansas wilderness. He mentions William Taylor's...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, October 27, 1862

    • Correspondence; Civil War; Troop movements; African Americans; Economic & social conditions;
    • Charles Irion Taylor to Julia Curl. Irion complains that he has not received very many letters from home. He needs Pa (Charles S. Taylor) or Milam to get J. T. Holman or Henry Schroeder to make him a new pair of boots. Mentions rumors of General...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, November 2, 1863

    • Correspondence; Civil War; Weather; Military camps; Military deserters; Military life; Prisoners of war; Military reconnaissance;
    • William Taylor to Amelia Taylor. William writes of the weather and how muddy the bayou has gotten because of the rain. A deserter was shot from Randal's Brigade. He explains that the man thought he was with Union soldiers but it was really men from...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, January 9, 1864

    • Correspondence; Interpersonal relations; War casualties; Medical aspects of war; Sick persons;
    • Eugenia Barret to Charles S. Taylor. She is writing in regards to the death of William Taylor. She recounts the letter she received from Captain Hancock detailing his sickness and last moments. He died December 9, 1893 in a house near Red River...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, March 1, 1864

    • Correspondence; Civil War; Military leadership;
    • Lawrence Taylor to Charles S. Taylor. He is requesting a pair of boots or shoes. He tells Charles to give the task to Jim Curl to get Mr. Wilson below Chireno to make the boots and get Tom Rusk to bring the boots to him. He also mentions Jim Curl...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, March 3, 1864

    • Correspondence; Naval warfare; Gunboats; War casualties; War damage;
    • Lawrence Taylor to Charles S. Taylor. Lawrence describes the Union Naval attack at Harrisonburg, LA. He describes the different artillery fired from the gun boats and sharp shooters. Cicero Rusk was killed, John Rusk (David's son) was wounded, 15...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, March 20, 1864

    • Correspondence; Civil War; Forts & fortifications; Naval warfare; Military life;
    • Irion Taylor to Charles S. Taylor. He recently arrived on Galveston Island. On the way to Galveston Irion's horse became very sick and he had to leave the it with a man near Richmond, Fort Bend County. The regiment is staying at the Tremont House...
    • Middle East Trip, Israel, 1973

    • Travel; Visiting; Immigrants; Arms & armament; Cannons; Confiscations; Equipment & supplies; Politicians; Political activity;
    • On November 21, 1973, Representatives Charlie Wilson and Rosenthal visited a immigration absorption center at Mikhmoret in Israel then viewed Soviet equipment captured by Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
    • Middle East Trip, 1973

    • Travel; Visiting; Buildings; Historic sites; Churches;
    • In November of 1973 Representatives Benjamin S. Rosenthal, Charlie Wilson, Ray Taylor, Wolf, and staff consultant Clifford Hackett took a trip to the Middle East and visited many cities during their week long stay.
    • Middle East Trip, 1973

    • Travel; Mountains; Animals; Land; Children; People; Water;
    • In November of 1973 Representatives Benjamin S. Rosenthal, Charlie Wilson, Ray Taylor, Wolf, and staff consultant Clifford Hackett took a trip to the Middle East and visited many cities during their week long stay.
    • Middle East Trip, 1973

    • People; Travel; Camels; Buildings; Pyramids;
    • In November of 1973 Representatives Benjamin S. Rosenthal, Charlie Wilson, Ray Taylor, Wolf, and staff consultant Clifford Hackett took a trip to the Middle East and visited many cities during their week long stay.
    • Afghan Children from Houston Hospitals, 1986

    • Children; Wounds & injuries; People; Politicians
    • Nine young Afghans aged 8 through 18, some of them rebel fighters against invading Soviet forces, arrived at the Houston Intercontinental Airport to receive medical treatment. Charlie Wilson was credited with initiating the arrival of the nine...
    • Crockett Juneteenth Celebration, 1992

    • Celebrations; Politicians; People; African Americans; Holidays
    • Congressman Charlie Wilson at a Juneteenth African American celebration in Crockett, Texas. Celebrations are held on June 19 to commemorate the day slaves in Texas heard they were free. The celebrations started in Texas and spread throughout the...
    • Lori Jo Learned

    • Politicians; Students; Student works; Programs;
    • Presidential Classroom student from Orange, Texas. From the Presidential Classroom program - "Presidential Classroom provides today’s outstanding high school students from the United States and abroad with rigorous educational experiences in...
    • Political Rally

    • Political activity; Political campaigns; Political organizations; Political participation; Politicians; Political parades & rallies
    • Republican rally in Longview, Texas.
    • Republican National Convention, 1968

    • Political activity; Political campaigns; Political conventions; Political organizations; Political participation; Politicians;
    • The 1968 Republican National Convention was held in Miami Beach, Florida. Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew were the nominees.
    • Yamboree Parade

    • Political activity; Political campaigns; Political organizations; Political participation; Politicians; Political parades & rallies; Floats (Parades);
    • Yamboree Parade in Glimer, Texas.
    • Town Meetings, 1985

    • Politicians; Town meetings; Constituents;
    • Congressman Wilson at town hall meetings with constituents and Sam Houston State University students. The following is from an April 1, 1985 Press Release, "Wilson Plans Town Meetings." As part of his effort to keep the people of East Texas in...
    • Thomas Letters, January 19, 1914

    • Lawyers; Law & legal affairs; Travel
    • Letter from Oscar to Jessie. He explains that he has not been in his office and that there has been a murder trial going on. The rest of the letter is discussion as to whether he will go to see her or Jessie coming to see him. Envelope is from R....
    • Thomas Letters, December 2, 1916

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Dance parties; Social life;
    • Letter from Albert to Lera. Lera had written that she went to a dance in Lufkin, Texas. Albert reminded her to weary of some of the boys because they are no good. She was upset that he did not come home for Thanksgiving but he assures her that he...
    • Thomas Letters, September 19, 1916

    • Students; Dormitories; Education; Railroad travel; Railroad porters;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Writes about how different Houston is from Nacogdoches, starting school and admittance into the dormitories. Mentions the Pullman they rode on and the porter who shined their shoes. He says that he hopes...
    • Thomas Letters, October 15, 1916

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Circuses & shows; Dance parties;
    • Letter from Albert to Lera. Albert finally received a letter from Lera and is very disappointed in her. He took a boat ride with some friends and had lunch at the San Jacinto Battle Ground but he said he did really enjoy himself because Lera was...
    • Thomas Letters, November 21, 1916

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Testing; Social life; Courtship; Holidays;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Received a letter from Lera. He is studying extra hard because final exams are coming up soon. He is taking an extra tutoring course to make sure he passes but he says it doesn't look good. He tells her...
    • Thomas Letters, October 24, 1916

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Football; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert recieved a letter from Lera that was not very nice. He tells her, her running around has to stop. He also says that he feel they are heading for a break up but then tells her that she is his girl...
    • Thomas Letters, October 4, 1916

    • Universities & colleges; Students; Student organizations; Interpersonal relations;
    • Letter from Albert to Lera. The Freshmen at Rice Institute had the freshman officer elections. Albert was elected president of his dormitory but lost the officer election, he was beat by three votes. Lera is still not writing and he is getting...
    • Thomas Letters, October 27, 1915

    • Correspondence; Resolutions;
    • Letter and resolution from M. C. Parrish of the First National Bank in Jacksonville, Texas to Mrs. J. W. Millard of Nacogdoches, Texas. The resolution was adopted by the directors of the First National Bank in regards to the death of Robert Oscar...
    • Thomas Letters, September 23, 1916

    • Education; Students; Hazing; Initiation rites; Social life;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. In the letter Albert writes about registration at the Rice Institute and the social life at the institute. He also discusses the hazing that occurred at the school. Albert mentions an incident in which the...

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