University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Benjamin W. Howland Letters, 1876



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Howland, Benjamin W.
Title: Howland, Benjamin W., Letters
Dates: 1867
Abstract: This small collection is comprised of two letters from U. S. infantryman Benjamin Howell, describing his experiences in Texas, Native Americans, and Mexicans.
Accession No.: 2013-116
OCLC No.:
Extent: 2 letters
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Benjamin W. Howland, born 1855, of Westport, MA enlisted in the 10th United States Infantry Band. The letters in this collection describe his impressions of frontier Texas.

Source: “US Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914.”Ancestry.com. Accessed November 12, 2012.


Scope and Contents

This small collection is comprised of two letters from U. S. infantryman Benjamin Howell to “friend William,” describing his experiences in Texas, Native Americans, and Mexicans.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Howland, Benjamin W.--Archives
Places
Fort McKavett (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Benjamin W. Howland Letter, 1876, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Stefanie Lapka, June 2013.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
3E440 Letters, 1876