University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Charles Smith Hovey Papers, 1854-1895



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hovey, Charles Smith, approximately 1820-
Title: Charles Smith Hovey papers
Dates: 1854-1895
Abstract: Comprised of Photostats of correspondence, printed materials, and business and financial documents, the Charles Smith Hovey Papers, 1854-1895, chronicle Hovey's service as a soldier in the Civil War and his career as a cattle trader in Goliad and Refugio counties, Texas.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02238
Extent: 1.5 inches
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A native of New York, Charles Smith Hovey (b. ca. 1820) fought in the Confederate Army during the Civil War and worked in the cattle trade in Goliad and Refugio counties, Texas. His siblings, Ann and Frank lived in New York.


Scope and Contents

Comprised of Photostats of correspondence, printed materials, and business and financial documents, the Charles Smith Hovey Papers, 1854-1895, chronicle Hovey's service as a soldier in the Civil War and his career as a cattle trader in Goliad and Refugio counties, Texas. Correspondence with his brother Frank and sister Ann concerns familial affairs, the cattle business, business conditions in New York before the Civil War, and post-Civil War national politics. Printed materials include circulars from the United States Department of Agriculture and advertisements for land lottery drawings in Kansas and Wyoming. Business and financial records consist of pension papers, receipts, and memorandum books documenting business transactions.


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.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Hovey, Ann
Hovey, Charles Smith, approximately 1820-
Hovey, Frank
Corporate Names
Confederate states of America. Army
United States. Army
United States. Department of Agriculture
Subjects
Advertising--Lotteries
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
Cattle trade
Politics and government
Places
Texas
United States

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles Smith Hovey Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2E254 [SRH1230006351] Photostats of correspondence, memorandum books, and business papers, 1854-1895