Reading Wood Black papers
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Papers of Black include correspondence, diaries, business papers, legal papers, obituaries, and photographs of Black and his family and contain information on his activities as landowner, Indian commissioner, refugee, and legislator. Family papers include correspondence between Mary Wills and Jane Black after Black’s murder.
- Creation: 1847 - 1892
- Creation: 1934
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Reading Wood Black (1830-1867) of Uvalde, Texas, was a landowner and merchant at the head of the Leon River, a commissioner to the Comanche and Kickapoo Indians, and a member of the Texas Legislature (1866). His opposition to treatment of German settlers by Confederate soldiers caused him to flee as a refugee to Mexico during the Civil War. Black returned to Texas after the war, and was murdered by his former friend Tom Wall in 1867. Wall resented Black for his Unionism and attempts to found a Loyal Union League in Uvalde.
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Papers of Black include correspondence, diaries, business papers, legal papers, obituaries, and photographs of Black and his family, as well as correspondence between Mary Wills and Jane Black after Black’s murder.
- Reading Wood Black Papers, 1847-1892, 1934
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