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C. W. Duke letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0454

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a typescript copy of an informal letter written by C.W. Duke in Smith County, Texas, to Mr. D.W. Walkley, describing life in Texas. In the letter he tells how easy the land is to plow and hoe and that he averages about a bale of cotton for every two acres of land.

Dates

  • 1870 April 20

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Biographical / Historical

Smith County, Texas, is located to the northwest of the Big Thicket, and includes the cities of Tyler, Lindale, Whitehouse, and Flint.

The first known inhabitants of the area now known as Smith County were the Caddo Indians. In July of 1846 Smith County separated from the Nacogdoches District and was named for James Smith, a General of the Texas Revolution. It was at this time that Tyler was designated as the county seat.

Extent

0.02 Linear Feet (1 item; typescript)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Typescript copy of a letter written by C.W. Duke in Smith County, Texas, to Mr. D.W. Walkley describing life in Texas.

Provenance

unknown

Processed by

unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Creator

Title
Guide to the C.W. Duke letter
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
February 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500