Carpenter and Turley families papers, 1845-1962 | Louisiana Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Carpenter and Turley families papers, 1845-1962Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1893-1937

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 120

Primary Creator: Carpenter family.

Other Creators: Turley Family.

Extent: 4.0 Boxes

Arrangement: 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.

Date Acquired: 08/22/1962. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Carpenter, Edna Turley., Carpenter, Shawnee Thomas., Carpenter family -- Genealogy., Carpenter family., Farm life -- Texas -- History -- 19th century., Turley, James M., Turley family -- Genealogy., Turley family.

Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Land grants.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Carpenter, Edna Turley.
Carpenter, Shawnee Thomas.
Carpenter family -- Genealogy.
Carpenter family.
Farm life -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Turley, James M.
Turley family -- Genealogy.
Turley family.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Accruals: Subsequent accruals 1963-1970.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Acquisition Source: Professor and Mrs. William Ransom Hogan and Edna Turley Carpenter.

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Preferred Citation: Carpenter and Turley families papers, Manuscripts Collection 120, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Processing Information: Collection processed in 1962.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.

Other Note: OCLC Number: 721302476


Box and Folder Listing


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[Box 1: Correspondence, 1845-1896],
[Box 2: Correspondence, 1896-1937],
[Box 3: Correspondence, 1950-1970, undated],
[Box 4: Family records and other papers, 1846-1959 and undated],
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Box 4: Family records and other papers, 1846-1959 and undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Family records and genealogical information, 1846-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Land grants, 1847-1857Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bills and receipts, 1865-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Other papers, 1875-1902Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Newspaper clippings, 1880-1936Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Class notes of Edna Turley, 1886-1894Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Crop mortgages, 1896-1897Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Article on the Turley family in the Knoxville Sunday Journal, 1927 March 6Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Other print materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Recollections of Edna Turley Carpenter, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence of William R. Hogan, plus one letter, 1854Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Notes of William R. Hogan, 1956-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Naylor Company book catalog, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Letters and other papers, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Other envelopesAdd to your cart.

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[Box 1: Correspondence, 1845-1896],
[Box 2: Correspondence, 1896-1937],
[Box 3: Correspondence, 1950-1970, undated],
[Box 4: Family records and other papers, 1846-1959 and undated],
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