University of North Texas Archives

Guide to the Kennard Family Collection

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title Kennard Family Collection
Dates 1842-1884
Abstract 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.
Identification 01/HM.68
Physical Description 3.00
Language of Materials English
Repository Manuscripts

Administrative History:

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).

Scope and Contents

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.

Arrangement of Materials:

Materials are arranged by type.


Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Conditions Governing Use:

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

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

Kennard Family Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Acquisition Information:


Detailed List of Contents

2075 Kennard Family
Scope and Contents
Contains the proceedings, correspondence, financial documents, legal documents, printed materials, literary productions and miscellaneous or unknown materials of the Kennard family.

2075a Oversize - Multiple Collections
Scope and Contents
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.

2075b Oversize