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William Curtis Nunn Collection

Identifier: MS 140

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The collection includes Civil War typescripts and photocopies of original documents such as a release of Deed of Trust, a land grant, journal, and diary. Of interest is a receipt for the shipment of nine slaves to New Orleans, Louisiana. Two master's theses, correspondence during the Civil War period, and a scrapbook of unidentified photographs of Texas towns and people complete the collection.  The documents are arranged in alphabetical order by title or author, and original dates of items are given.

Also within is the "Gideon Lincecum Autobiography" (Lincecum a southern historian and naturalist), as well as "Memoirs of Tarrant Country Confederate veterans and others of postwar period".


  • 1852-1871; 1960, 1965


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


William Curtis Nunn was a professor of history at Texas Christian University and author of several books, many about Texas and Civil War history.


1.00 Linear feet

Language of Materials



The collection includes photocopies and typescripts of Civil War related materials.


Alphabetically by document title or author.

Physical Location

Vault BC 3

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by William Curtis Nunn on September 18, 1978.

  • Texas Christian University -- Faculty Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Texas Christian University -- History Dept. Subject Source: {:aat=>"Art & Architecture Thesaurus", :cash=>"Canadian Subject Headings", :gmgpc=>"TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms", :ingest=>"Unspecified ingested source", :lcgft=>"Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms", :lcsh=>"Library of Congress Subject Headings", :lcshac=>"Library of Congress Children's Subject Headings", :local=>"Local sources", :mesh=>"Medical Subject Headings", :nal=>"National Agricultural Library subject headings", :ram=>"Répertoire d'autorités RAMEAU", :rbgenr=>"Genre Terms: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing", :rvm=>"Répertoire de vedettes-matière", :tgn=>"Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names"}
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Guide to the William Curtis Nunn Collection
Compiled by Lisa Peña
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

TCU Box 298400
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76129-0001
Fort Worth Texas 76129
(817) 257-4566
(817) 257-7282 (Fax)