Major Winslow F. Sanderson Papers, 1829-1880 (MS 245)
The digital objects here form a small representative sample of the original archival collection. The bulk of the original archival collection consists of Letters and documents belonging to Major Winslow F. Sanderson, a mounted rifleman in the U.S. Army. Documents concern debts owed, circumstances of Sanderson's death from yellow fever and his widow's attempts to secure a military pension. (32 items) See the guide the original archival collection at http://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC/finding-aids/manuscripts/0245.
(1853-10-19)Letter from Charles Daniel to son Thomas Daniel about the death of Major Sanderson by yellow fever in Galveston. Includes the description of Sanderson's illness and death, accusation of poisoning, theft of Sanderson's money, and prosecution of servants for theft.