Ferguson, P.S. to "my dear brother"
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- Ferguson, P.S. to "my dear brother"
- Talbot family
- Published / Created
- 1877 May 10
Correspondence and property records concerning the Talbot family, primarily Richard Ely Talbot. Correspondence includes circa 80 autograph letters, signed, between Richard Ely Talbot, Anna Louisa Trowbridge Talbot, and their daughters Elizabeth Talbot Anderson and Anna Louisa Talbot Shell while students at Abbot Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, 1865-1867. Topics include the family's ranch in Georgetown, Texas, the Chisholm trail, an outbreak of yellow fever in New Orleans, the Civil War, and Richard Ely Talbot's involvement with the Republican Party. Includes documentation of Richard Ely Talbot's interactions with the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, including the impressment of ten of Talbot's mules and an interrogation about transactions involving enemy property, 1862-1864. Property records include deeds, land grants, surveys, and titles concerning land in Texas relating to Richard Ely Talbot, Thomas Talbot, John W. Talbot, Joseph W. Talbot, Elias W. Talbot, Peter Kinsey, and Sarah Gilleland Kinsey Tone, 1838-1877. Includes three manuscript and printed maps of the Talbots' properties in Texas. Collection also includes report cards from the Abbot Academy for Anna Louisa Talbot Shell and Elizabeth Talbot Anderson. Genealogical material consists of five issues of the Williamson Country Genealogical Society newsletter containing articles about the Talbots and Andersons.
Box 1: correspondence between Richard Ely Talbot, Anna Louise Trowbridge, and their daughters, genealogical materials, and report cards.
The Talbot family was an American family of ranchers and politicians in Texas, Michigan, and Massachusetts. Richard Ely Talbot (1816-1884) was a rancher and cowboy in Georgetown, Texas who was involved in the Texas Republican Party and Texas Reconstruction Convention, including serving as a delegate to the Texas Republican Party Convention, 1868-1869. Talbot married Anna Louisa Trowbridge in Louisiana in 1846; they moved to Texas in 1852 and were among the earliest settlers in the area between Georgetown and Circleville. The Talbots had six children, including Elizabeth Talbot Anderson (1847-1900) and Anna Louisa Talbot Shell (1848- ). Richard Ely Talbot's siblings included John W. Talbot (1805-1876), Joseph W. Talbot (1815-1886), Elias W. Talbot (1820-1876), and Thomas Talbot (1818-1885), who was a politician and governor of Massachusetts, 1874-1875 and 1879-1880.
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- This object has been completely digitized.
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- Call Number
- WA MSS S-2530
- Collection Title
- Talbot family papers
- Collection/Other Creator
- Talbot (Family : Georgetown, Tex.)
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- Collection Note
- Talbot Family Correspondence
- Container / Volume
- Box 1 | Folder 12
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- Talbot Family Papers. Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
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