Judge Joseph A. Carroll Collection

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Judge Joseph A. Carroll Collection

The Judge Joseph A. Carroll Collection consists of 80 letters of approximately 129 pages written to and from Judge Carroll between 1856 through 1869. Joseph A. Carroll played a major role in the early development of North Texas.

He was a founding father of Denton, Texas as well as a significant player before, during, and after the Civil War in shaping north Texas. A great deal of the writings involves his relationship with North Texas and Southern Oklahoma Indians and their involvement in the Civil War. The letters to his wife reflect the harshness of the times as well as providing a unique insight into a special relationship between a husband and wife during this period in Texas history.