Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

Charles Haynes Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC170

Collection Summary

Creator: Haynes, Charles, 1814-1868
Title: Charles Haynes papers
Dates: 1838-1939
Dates: (Bulk: 1939)
Abstract: A military discharge and a photograph illustrate the life of Charles Haynes of Texas.
Identification: MC170
Quantity: 5 items
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

Little is known about Charles Haynes who was born in Brattleboro, Vermont, in 1814. He served in the Texas Army with the "Buckeye Rangers" of Ohio in 1836 and was honorably discharged in 1838. He later moved to Llano County, Texas, where he worked as a blacksmith until his death in 1868.

Scope and Content Note

The Charles Haynes Papers are comprised of correspondence, a military discharge, a photograph and frame, illustrating the life and military career of this Texas veteran. Correspondence includes two handwritten letters on Rice Hotel stationery, acknowledging the gift of the photograph and military discharge of Charles Haynes, presented to the San Jacinto Museum in 1939 during the State Convention of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. The legal document is the 1838 honorable military discharge of Charles Haynes from the Republic of Texas Army. In addition, there is an undated photograph of Charles Haynes with accompanying frame.


Arrangement is chronological.


Restrictions on Access


Terms Governing Use

Open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jacinto Museum of History. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Jacinto Museum of History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Index Terms

Haynes, Charles, 1814-1868.
Texas. Army.

Administrative Information


[Identification of Item], Charles Haynes Papers, MC170, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.


Violet Alice Haynes and the Texas Haynes Family Association, May 1939.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa M. Lomas, 2012.



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166.5 1 The Texas Haynes Family Association to San Jacinto Museum 1939


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166.5 2 Military discharge 1838 January


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166.5 3 Charles Haynes undated: circa 1850-1868
4 Frame undated