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Theodocius Joshua Scurlock Papers, 1855-1888

Theodocius Joshua Scurlock Papers, 1855-1888
Mss. 81 Scu4
1.0 Cubic Feet
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116.00 items
Scope and Contents
The collection is primarily composed of letters received by Dr. Theodocius Joshua Scurlock (1828-1887), a graduate of Tulane University and a resident of Texas and Mexico, 1855-1888, from family members in Alabama and Texas, and friends in Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas. The letters reflect the restlessness of the pre-Civil War years, and the difficulties and disillusionment felt by many people during Reconstruction. Diary included was kept by Scurlock on his journey to Mexico, December 1867-April 1869, in which he gives his impressions of the people he encountered as well as the natural history of the regions he passed through.
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Organization: This collection has been organized into 5 Series: 1. Letters, 1850-1859, 2. Letters, 1860-1869, 3. Letters, 1870-1879, 4. Letters, 1880-1889, 5. Letters, no date. Arrangement: The letters in this collection are arranged into Series by ten year increments, the Subseries are then arranged chronologically into individual years. Not every year produced letters and this is reflected in overall arrangement. The diary is listed separately as the last item in the collection.
Scurlock, Theodocius Josha (1828-1887)
Mexico--Description and travel
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Texas--History--Civil War
United States--Antebellum South--History

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Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Per email communication of June 2012 from the son and daughter-in-law of the donor, Christopher L. Neal and Colleen Stone Neal, to Swem Library copyright was released specifically including the right to make digital copies of the collection.

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Acquisition Note
 Source: Rosemary Corley Neal.
Preferred Citation
Theodocius Joshua Scurlock Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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