University of Texas Arlington

Guide to the Charles Neuhaus Papers

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Neuhaus, Charles, 1833-1914.
Title: Charles Neuhaus Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1836-1904
Abstract: Charles Neuhaus was an early day settler in Young County, Texas, whose brother, Conrad, was killed during an Indian raid in 1860. This collection is comprised of photocopies of ledgers, correspondence, clippings, and journals, primarily correspondence between Charles Neuhaus and various members of his family.
Identification: AR686
Extent: 2.0 boxes (0.5 linear ft.)
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington

Administrative History:

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.

Scope and Contents

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.

Arrangement of Materials:

Materials are arranged in 14 folders, chronologically by date, followed by undated materials.


Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Neuhaus, Charles, 1833-1914--Archives.
Military bases--Texas--Fort Belknap.
Fort Belknap (Tex.)
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

Administrative Information

Custodial History:

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.

Preferred Citation:

Charles Neuhaus Papers, AR686, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition Information:

Gift, 2016. Accessioned as number 2016-50.

Processing Information:

The collection was processed and finding aid prepared by Samantha Dodd.

Container List

Box Folder
OS744 1
1 Correspondence, 1836-1838
Box Folder
OS744 2 Correspondence, 1848-1855
3 Correspondence 1856-1857
4 Correspondence 1857-1858
5 Correspondence 1859-1860
6 Correspondence 1861-1867

Box Folder
OS745 1
1 Correspondence 1870-1873
2 Correspondence 1874-1876
3 Correspondence 1877-1879
4 Correspondence 1880-1883
5 Correspondence 1884-1887
6 Correspondence 1888-1904
7 Correspondence Undated