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Tacitus T. Clay letters
MSS.176


Summary Information

Repository
Mississippi State University Libraries
Title
Tacitus T. Clay letters
ID
MSS.176
Date [inclusive]
1836-1968
Extent
0.33 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Tacitus T. Clay letters, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Mississippi State University Libraries 

P.O. Box 5408
Mississippi State, MS, 39762
662-325-7679
sp_coll@library.msstate.edu

Publication date: June 2012

Access Restrictions

Open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions

Any requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce materials from this collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian for Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Mississippi State University as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Donor

Gift of Mrs. W.K. Long.

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Calendar

Jan. 8, 1836. Asa Hoxey to Messrs Martin Clow & Co.

March 29, 1851. Tas. T. Clay, Independence [Texas] to Geo H. Seward, Stockton, California. Typescript.

August 29, 1852. Betty Seward, Independence [Texas] to “My dear Mary”. Photocopy of original.

Feb. 14th, 1854. Bettie Seward, Independence [Texas] to “Dear Brother”, Mr. Geo. R. Seward, Galveston, Texas. Envelope. Photocopies of originals.

March 9, 1854. Bettie Seward, Independence [Texas] to “Dear Brother”. Photocopy of original.

Dec. 25th, 1854. Tas T. Clay, Independence [Texas] to “Dear George”. On same copy: Envelope, pm. Nov. 14, 1864, San Augustine, addressed to Mrs. Betty Clay, Independence, Texas, Favor of Mr. Bullock. Photocopy of originals.

Jan. 1, 1855. Promissory note, Jas. A. Burton, Tas. T. Clay, Gaines Lipscomb to Felix W. Robertson.

Oct. 23, 1857. C.D. Seward, New Orleans, to “Dear Brother”, G.R. Seward, Independence, Texas. Photocopy of original.

[June 1860]. Invitation, Commencement Party, Baylor University, June 22, 1860. Photocopy of original.

Feb. 1, 1861. Tas T. Clay, New Orleans, to Mrs. Betty Clay, Independence, Texas. Photocopy of original. Not in War Letters of Tacitus T. Clay, C.S.A. Ed. by Judy and Nath. Winfield. Chappell Hill, Texas, s.n., 1968. See 1968 entry in Calendar.

Sept. 20, 1861. Tas T. Clay, Berwicks, Louisiana to Mrs. Bettie Clay, Independence, Texas. Photostatic copy of original and typescript. Not in War Letters of Tacitus T. Clay.

Oct. 6, 1861. Tas. T. Clay, Camp Bragg, near Richmond, Virginia, to Mrs. Bettie Clay, Independence, Texas. Photocopy of original.

Oct. 19, 1861. Tas. T. Clay, Richmond to Mrs. Bettie Clay, Independence, Texas. On Confederate States of America Post Office Department stationary. Photocopy of original.

Nov. 2, 1861. T.T. Clay, Camp Bragg near Richmond, to Mrs. Bettie Clay, Independence, Texas. Photostatic copy of original, typescript. Not in War Letters of Tacitus T. Clay.

Nov. 17-19, 1861. T.T. Clay, Camp near Powell’s Run, Prince William Cty, Va., to Mrs. Betty Clay, Independence, Texas. Envelope. Photocopy of original.

May 6, 1862. Bettie Clay, Independence [Texas], to Capt. T.T. Clay. Photocopy of original. Not in War Letters of Tacitus T. Clay.

June 4, 1862. T.T. Clay, Battle Ground near Richmond, Virginia, to Mrs. Bettie Clay, Independence, Texas. Photostatic copy of original, typescript. Not in War Letters of Tacitus T. Clay.

June 11, 1862. T.T. Clay, Headqrs 5th Regt Texas Inf., to Mrs. Betty Clay, Independence, Texas. Photostatic copy of original. Not in War Letters of Tacitus T. Clay.

July 5, 1862. Bettie Clay, Independence [Texas] to Capt. T.T. Clay. Photocopy of original. Not in War Letters of Tacitus T. Clay.

July 27, 1862. T. T. Clay, Botatourt Springs, Va. to Mrs. Bettie Clay, Independence, Texas. Envelope: From Capt. Clay 5th Texas Regt Robertson’s Brigade, Hood’s Division, Army of Virginia. Photocopies of originals.

May 30, 1863. T.T. Clay, Shreveport, La. to Mrs. Bettie Clay, Independence, Texas. Envelope: via Vicksburg & Alexandria. Photocopies of originals.

June 4, 1863. T.T. Clay, Monroe, Louisiana to Bettie Clay, Independence, Texas. Typescript.

July 16, 1863. Clay, Bunker Hill, Va. to Mrs. Bettie Clay, Independence, Texas. Photocopy of original. Not in War Letters of Tacitus T. Clay.

August 17, 1863. T.T. Clay, Fredericksburg, Texas to Mrs. Bettie Clay, Independence, Texas. Photocopy of original.

Sept. 20, 1863. [T.T. Clay] to unknown correspondent. No addressee and no signature. Photostatic copy of original and typescript. Not in War Letters of Tacitus T. Clay.

March 25, 1864. T. T. Clay, Richmond, Virginia, to Mrs. Bettie Clay, Independence, Texas. Photostatic copy of original and typescript. Not in War Letters of Tacitus T. Clay.

May 24, 1864. Bettie Clay, Independence [Texas] to Capt. T.T. Clay, Richmond, Virginia. Photocopy of original. Not in War Letters of Tacitus T. Clay.

August 23, 1864. T.T. Clay, Richmond, Virginia, to Mrs. Bettie Clay, Independence, Texas. Photocopy of original.

October 21, 1864. T.T. Clay, Howards G. Hospital to Mrs. Betty Clay. Photostatic copy of original, typescript.

October 26, 1864. Clay, Howard’s Grove Hospital to Mrs. Betty Clay, Independence, Texas. Typescript. Not in War Letters of Tacitus T. Clay.

May 25, 1884. G.R. Seward, Huntsville, Alabama, to Miss Tassie Clay.

(?) 27, 1887. Nestor Clay, Brenham, Texas, to Miss Tassie Clay, Galveston [Texas]. On stationary of Beauregard Bryan, Attorney-At-Law.

July 13, 1913. Unsigned letter, Varner (?) Plantation, Columbia, Texas, to Mrs. Mary Clay McCreery. Enclosure, copy of orders for T.T. Clay, Sept. 15, 1864. Copied on same page as letter.

Undated/Indecipherable. Three envelopes on one sheet, two addressed to Mrs. Bettie Clay, Independence, Texas and one to Mrs. G.R. Seward.

1929. “Recollections of my childhood on my Grandfather Samuel Seward’s Plantation at Independence, Texas” by Carolyn Clay Thornhill. Written for the State Historical Society, 1929.

1940. “Home Life on Early Ranches of Southwest Texas”, Chapter 32, “Sam Seward–Washington County”. By Myrtle Murray. The Cattleman, August, 1940, p. 34 (?) and continued pages.

1968. War Letters of Captain Tacitus T. Clay, C.S.A. edited by Judy & Nath. Winfield. Chappell Hill, Texas, circa 1968. (29 page photocopy with notes and references and index) NOTE: Contains all of the war letters (1861-1865) included in this collection, except as noted above in individual calendar entries.

Undated. Notes on persons mentioned in the letters of Tacitus Clay. Typescript.

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