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Carpenter and Turley families papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-120

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.

Dates

  • 1845-1962
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1893-1937
  • Other: Date acquired: 10/08/1963

Creator

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.

Extent

4.00 Boxes

Arrangement Note

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

Gift.

Accruals and Additions

Subsequent accruals 1963-1970.

Other Descriptive Information

OCLC Number: 721302476

Processing Information

Collection processed in 1962.
Title
Carpenter and Turley families papers
Author
LAC Group
Date
04/02/2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US