R. H. Porter Civil War collection, 1860-1975 (bulk, 1860-1866).


Porter, R. H. R. H. Porter Civil War collection, 1860-1975 (bulk, 1860-1866).

R. H. Porter Civil War collection, 1860-1975 (bulk, 1860-1866).

The R. H. Porter Civil War Collection, 1860-1975 (bulk 1860-1866), consists of ephemera, photographs (mostly reproductions), manuscripts, government documents, original copies and photocopies of rare books, and pamphlets. Of note is the correspondence of Jefferson Davis; government documents printed by the Confederate States of America and the State of Texas; an original broadside copy of "An Ordinance to dissolve the Union between the State of Texas and The Other States..." (1861); and a Camp Ford diary kept by a Union prisoner (1862-1864). The books from this collection are available in the Special Collections room and are searchable in the UTSA Library catalog.

16 linear inches (3 boxes and oversized items)

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Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

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Porter, R. H. (Rupert Howard)

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