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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Samuel Henry Starr Papers, 1848-1930, undated (bulk 1848-1854)



Title: Samuel Henry Starr papers
Dates: 1848-1930, undated,
Dates (Bulk): 1848-1854
Abstract: The Samuel Henry Starr papers, 1848-1930, undated (bulk 1848-1854), contain correspondence, memorabilia, and photocopies of newspaper clippings related to the life of Samuel Henry Starr and his roles as a military officer and husband.
Identification: camh-arc-004167
Extent: 5 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Henry Starr (1810-1891) was born in Leyden, New York. He married Eliza Kurtz in 1841. His career as both an enlisted soldier and officer in the United States Army began with his initial enlistment in 1832 and ended with his retirement as a colonel in 1870. Starr served in the Mexican-American War, on the Texas frontier, in the Union army during the Civil War, and he commanded two posts in Texas during Reconstruction as part of the martial law. He died in Philadelphia in 1891.

Pratt, Burgis, A History of the Starr Family 1879. Hartford: Case, Lockwood, and Brainard, 1879. Accessed through the Internet Archive, January 15, 2020.

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Scope and Contents

The Samuel Henry Starr papers are comprised of letters, memorabilia, and photocopies of news clippings. The letters, mostly written by Starr to his wife, Eliza Kurtz Starr, originate from several locations on the Texas frontier between 1848 and 1854 and reflect both military affairs and family matters. Memorabilia consist of a program from the Reunion of the Sixth U.S. Calvary in 1888 and an envelope addressed to I. Ursula Starr. The photocopied newspaper clippings include accounts of the 1853 murder of Major Ripley A. Arnold and Starr's obituary.

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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
Arnold, Catherine Bryant, 1825-1894
Arnold, Ripley Allen, 1817-1853
Starr, Eliza Kurtz, 1822-1900
Starr, I. Ursula
Starr, Samuel Henry, 1810-1891
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life
Military history
Places
Fort Gates
Fort McKavett
Texas
Texas--Fort Graham
Texas--Fort Mason

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Separated Material

Photograph of Samuel Henry Starr, identified and dated on the back: "long before the war of 1861," separated to the Photograph Collection, 3S7.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Samuel Henry Starr Papers, 1848-1930, undated (bulk 1848-1854), Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Sara Clark, March 1983. Subsequent revisions made by Caroline Collins, December 2019.

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Accession Number

83-65

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

Correspondence
box
3P46 [SRH1230019092] Letters to Eliza Kurtz Starr, 1848-1854
Letters to Catherine Bryant Arnold, 1852
Personal
Memorabilia
box
3P46 [SRH1230019092] Proceedings of the Reunion of the Sixth U.S. Calvary, 1888
Envelope addressed to I. Ursula Starr, 1930
Newspaper clippings, photocopies, 1853-1927, undated

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