Guide to the Charles Neuhaus Papers
Charles Neuhaus, also spelled Newhous or Neuhause, was born in York, County, Pennsylvania, on January 12, 1833. He moved to Young County, Texas, in 1851 where he operated a combination store and bar near Belknap and earned his living selling goods to the soldiers stationed at Fort Belknap. While at Fort Belknap, Charles worked as a stonemason constructing the rock buildings at the fort. By 1870, Charles was a soldier at Fort Griffin. Charles’ brother Conrad served in the U.S. Second Dragoons in Texas. Conrad transferred for Fort Smith in Arkansas, to Fort Belknap where he served until his discharge in 1856. Conrad was later killed in an Indian raid at Elm Creek on May 10, 1860. Charles died in Young County on May 14, 1914, and is buried next to his brother Conrad at the Belknap Cemetery.
The Charles Neuhaus papers are comprised of copies of photocopies of correspondence. These papers are not originals. The bulk of the material is correspondence between Charles Neuhaus and various members of his family. Inbedded in some of the correspondence are copies pf ledger pages, clippings, and journal pages.
Conditions Governing Access:
Open for research.
Gift of Glen Ely, 2016.
Pratt Books, Graham, Texas, acquired the Neuhaus Papers from the Kenneth Neighbours estate, and later sold them to Glen Ely.
Charles Neuhaus Papers, AR686, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.
Gift, 2016. Accessioned as number 2016-50.
The collection was processed and finding aid prepared by Samantha Dodd.