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Descriptive Summary

Biographical/Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

OCLC Number

Description of Series

McCulloch family papers

Benjamin McCulloch papers

Henry Eustace McCulloch papers

Miscellany

Photographs and oversize materials

Cased photographs

Cased photographs: ambrotypes of Francis F. McCulloch and _____ Boone.

Oversize materials

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Ben and Henry Eustace McCulloch Family Papers, 1798-1961



Descriptive Summary

Creator: McCulloch (Family)
Title: Ben and Henry Eustace McCulloch family papers
Dates: 1798-1961
Abstract: Papers of Ben McCulloch and his brother, Henry Eustace McCulloch include materials relating to their parents, siblings and descendants, including letters, journals, rosters and military communications, geneologies and scrapbooks.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00126
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical/Historical Note

Ben and Henry Eustace McCulloch both served as Texas Rangers, Texas legislators, United States marshals, and as brigadier generals in the Confederate Army.

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Scope and Contents

Papers of Ben McCulloch (1811-1862) and his brother, Henry Eustace McCulloch (1816-1895) include materials relating to their parents, Alexander McCulloch (1777-1846) and Francis F. (Lenoir) McCulloch (1780-1866) of Dyersburg, Tennessee, siblings and descendants. The McCulloch family series includes correspondence concerning family matters and reflects farm life and military, social and political events; genealogies of the McCulloch and Van Lear families; a family scrapbook; and materials concerning Henry's son, Captain Ben E. McCulloch. Ben McCulloch's papers consist of letters reflecting his activities as surveyor in Gonzales County (1837), state legislator (1846), Texas Ranger (1846-1848), gold miner and sheriff in Sacramento, California (1853-1856), peace commissioner to the Utah Territory (1858), brigadier general in the Confederate Army and commander at the Battle of Elkhorn where he died in 1862. Henry Eustace McCulloch's papers include letters, journals and military communications documenting his activities as sheriff of Gonzales County; surveyor and merchandiser in Gonzales and Seguin; tavern keeper in Austin (1859-1860); and officer in the Confederate Army (1861-1865). Included are rosters and accounts of McCulloch's volunteer companies (1846-1851) and documents of Henry's activities as superintendent of the Texas Institution for the Deaf and Dumb (1877-1879).

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Arrangement

The papers are arranged chronologically into 5 series
  • I. McCulloch Family Papers
  • II. Ben McCulloch Papers
  • III. Henry Eustace McCulloch Papers
  • IV. Miscellany
  • V. Photographs and oversize materials

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Baylor, George Wythe, 1832-1916
McCulloch, Alexander.
McCulloch, Ben, 1811-1862
McCulloch, Francis F.
McCulloch, Henry E. (Henry Eustace), 1816-1895
Family Names
Boone (Family)
McCulloch (Family)
Slaughter (Family)
Van Lear (Family)
Corporate Names
Pan-American Railway
Texas Rangers
Texas School for the Deaf
Subjects
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
Battle of Pea Ridge (Arkansas : 1862)
Farm life
Gold miners
Manners and customs
Mexican War (1846-1848)
Military campaigns
Politics and government
Utah Expedition (1857-1858)
Places
California
Dyersburg
Hermitage
Republic of Texas
Sacramento
Tennessee
Texas
United States
Document Types
Correspondence
Pictures

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Artifacts Collection and the Briscoe Center's Library.

Other Separated Material:

Benjamin McCulloch Papers: Broadsides, 1862

General Order, Fort Smith, Ark., March 9th, 1862 (Funeral Broadside) DB 1862

Order of Proceedings, Brig. Gen Ben McCulloch (Funeral Broadside) DB 1862

Texas Weeps for McCulloch, The Defender of Our Liberties OB 1862

Photocopies of Broadside were placed in collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ben and Henry Eustace McCulloch Family Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1965-038; 1967-107; 1971-063; 1983-349; 1986-094; 1987-009; 1987-074; 1999-155; 2013-204

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OCLC Number

39540808

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Detailed Description of the Collection

McCulloch family papers

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3G36 [SRH1230016578] Bound volumes, 1813-1912
Correspondence, 1801-1879, 1913
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3G37 [SRH1230016579] Genealogy, 1899, 1798-1935
Ben E. McCulloch papers, 1901-1916, undated
Photocopies of scrapbook, 1862-1895, undated
Memorabilia and newspaper clippings, 1851-1894, undated

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Benjamin McCulloch papers

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3G37 [SRH1230016579] Letters to family, 1846-1861
Will of Ben McCulloch
Materials related to Mexican War, Utah Expedition, and the Civil War, 1846-1862, 1909
Letter to President
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3G37 [SRH1230016579] Broadsides, 1862

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Henry Eustace McCulloch papers

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3G37 [SRH1230016579] Letters to family, 1844-1872
Letter, Henry Eustace McCulloch to John Coffee "Jack" Hays regarding Indian depredations in Austin, 1847
Military correspondence, 1852-1889
Records of McCulloch's Company, Texas Mounted Volunteers, 1851, 1854
Journals, 1848-1857
Photocopies of journals, 1848 1857
Land survey, list of Mier men, memorial, newspaper clippings, 1847-1895
Texas Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, 1877-1879
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3E246 [SRH1230015811] Autobiography of Henry Eustace McCulloch (copy)
Transcript of Autobiography of Henry Eustace McCulloch

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Miscellany

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3G37 [SRH1230016579] W. M. Hardy, Slaughter family, Pan American Railway, 1863-1920, undated

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3Y82 [SRH1230028414] Photographs and oversize materials

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3Y3b [SRH1230028274] Cased photographs

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3Y4a [SRH1230028275] Cased photographs: ambrotypes of Francis F. McCulloch and _____ Boone.

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2.325/V21 [SRH1230002569] Oversize materials
McCulloch family papers
Family correspondence, 1817-1867
Certificates, 1870, 1876, 1881-1887, 1906-1907
Life of Walter McCulloch, 1892
Benjamin McCulloch papers
Letters to family, 1846-1860
Correspondence, 1858
Resolution, 1862
Broadside, 1862
Henry McCulloch papers
Letters to family, 1840-1868
General correspondence, 1863
Miscellany
W. M. Hardy, 1863

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