Xerographic copies of letters and other documents written by and/or involving Charles William Tait, his plantation, and his slaves. Tait came to Texas from Alabama shortly after he had killed a man. He acquired substantial acreage in Colorado County, and operated a large plantation. As he avoided returning to Alabama because he was wanted for murder, he communicated the details of its operation and his life in Texas to his family by mail. The letters survived, and in 1994 the library acquired copies of them.


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Charles William Tait correspondence, 1848-1864, photocopies (1-1)
Miscellaneous correspondence, photocopies (1-2)
Plantation rules, photocopy and transcription (1-2)
Property inventories, photocopies (1-2)
record book, 1867-1878 (1-3)