Carpenter and Turley families papers
Scope and Contents
The collection consists primarily of correspondence between the Turley and Carpenter families of Tennessee and Texas. The events recorded by the correspondence are centered mostly in Travis County, Texas and paint a picture of family life in a Texas farm community. The first group of correspondence (1845-1882) consists of correspondence between James M. Turley, Austin and Mamchaca, Texas, from various relatives. The second group of correspondence (1893-1937) is primarily correspondence between Will and Edna Turley, James M. Turley's children, and S.T. Carpenter, who married Edna Turley. Also included are James M. Turley's land grants, bills and receipts, crop mortgages, recollections of Edna Carpenter, family records, genealogical notes, and newspaper clippings. Materials in this collection were used to produce the memoirs of Edna Turley Carpenter, Tales from the Manchaca Hills, and correspondence and notes from the book's editor, Jane Carpenter Hogan are included in the collection.
- Other: Majority of material found in 1893-1937
- Other: Date acquired: 10/08/1963
- Carpenter family. (Family)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
Biographical / Historical
The Carpenter-Turley family came together with the marriage of Edna Carpenter (1872- ), daughter of James M. Turley (1816-1833), to Shawnee Thomas Carpenter (1874-1940). The Turley and Carpenter families originated from Tennessee and Texas, but the people specified above lived a life centered around Travis County, Texas in a farm community.
The collection is arranged by topic as follows: correspondence, arranged chronologically (boxes 1-3) and family records and other papers (box 4). The correspondence is made up of two groups. The first group of correspondence (1845-1882) consists of correspondence between James M. Turley, Austin and Mamchaca, Texas, from various relatives. The second group of correspondence (1893-1937) is primarily correspondence between Will and Edna Turley, James M. Turley's children, and S.T. Carpenter, who married Edna Turley. The collection consists of 4 boxes.
Source of Acquisition
Professor and Mrs. William Ransom Hogan and Edna Turley Carpenter.
Method of Acquisition
Accruals and Additions
Subsequent accruals 1963-1970.
Other Descriptive Information
OCLC Number: 721302476
Collection processed in 1962.
- Carpenter, Edna Turley.
- Carpenter, Shawnee Thomas.
- Turley, James M.
- Carpenter family -- Genealogy.
- Carpenter family.
- Clippings (information artifacts) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Farm life -- Texas -- History -- 19th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Land grants Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Turley Family.
- Turley family -- Genealogy.
- Carpenter and Turley families papers
- LAC Group
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description