Texas State Penitentiary Records

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Texas State Penitentiary Records


Images of archival records drawn mainly from the <a href="http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/tslac/20053/tsl-20053.html">Records Relating to the Penitentiary at the Texas State Archives</a>.

Collection Items

Letter from Penitentiary Superintendent to Texas Governor
A. J. Bennett, the superintendent of the Huntsville penitentiary, writes to Governor E. J. Davis about the injustices suffered by people of color in the state and in the prison system.

Letter from James A. Baker to Penitentiary Board
James A. Baker writes to the penitentiary board on behalf of H. E. Perkins, who is seeking reimbursement for expenses incurred in the transportation of "five negroes" taken to the penitentiary and "under the law as now amended will remain there until…

Letter Inquiring about Hiring Convicts for Road Construction
A group of citizens in Washington, Grimes, and Walker counties wishes to inquire whether convicts from the Huntsville State Penitentiary can be hired to build a road from Washington through Navasota.

Statement of the Number of Freedmen in State Penitentiary
A survey of freedpeople in the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Texas, dated November 6, 1866.
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