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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

William Jefferson and Nancy Falkaday Watkins Whatley letters, 1862-1866



Creator Whatley, William Jefferson, 1831-1866
Creator Whatley, Nancy Falkaday Watkins, 1836-1862
Title: William Jefferson and Nancy Falkaday Watkins Whatley letters
Dates: 1862-1866
Identification: camh-arc-004030
Extent: 2 volumes
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical Note

In the 1860s, William J. Whatley and Nancy Falkaday Watkins Whatley owned an East Texas property near Caledonia in Rusk County. After William Whatley enlisted with the Confederate Army in 1862, Nancy administered their cotton farm and enslaved workers. Her correspondence describes her management of the property in the face of wartime uncertainty.

Source: An East Texas Family's Civil War: The Letters of Nancy and William Whatley, May-December 1862, ed. John T. Whatley, forward by Jacqueline Jones, LSU Press, 2019.

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Content Description

Letters between William Jefferson Whatley, Confederate soldier, and his wife, Nancy Falkaday Watkins Whatley, relate to camp life in the Trans-Mississippi and life on an East Texas farm. Places associated with the letters include the village of Caledonia in Rusk County. The letters relate to agriculture, slave owning, and military affairs.

Correspondence found in the collection includes letters with other family members after Nancy Whatley's death in 1862.

The correspondence consists of photostatic copies of original 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
Whatley, Nancy Falkaday Watkins, 1836-1862
Whatley, William Jefferson, 1831-1866
Subjects
Civil war

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Jefferson and Nancy Falkaday Watkins Whatley Letters, 1862-1866, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

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Accession Number

2018-215

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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2H359 Letters 1862-1866

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