Manuscript Vertical Files 

Collection Number: MVF 13-08

Accession Number: 0405-120

Item(s): Photocopies of letters written by Lucinda and William Haley while on the trail from Missouri to Texas and once in Texas, late 1850s and early 1860s; genealogical material on the Haley family.


Donor: Ann Haley

Date Received: October March 25, 2005 

Literary Rights Statement: 

Permission to publish from the collection must be obtained from the Irving Archives,
Irving Public Library.


     The file contains photocopies of six letters written by Lucinda Haley and William Haley while they were on the trail from Missouri to Texas and after they arrived in Texas. The letters date from 1857 to 1860.  Also included in the file is genealogical information on the Haley family. William and Lucinda Haley moved to Texas in 1857 and settled in what today is northwest Irving. The couple had eight children. One of their sons, Tom Haley, was a prominent farmer in the area for many years. Another son, John, was one of Irving’s first doctors. After Lucinda’s death, William remarried and had eight more children. 

Note to Researcher

      For more information on the Haley family see Collection 39 - The Haley/Miller Family Collection and Collection 44 - The Haley/Littlepage Family Collection. Also see the Archives Oral History Collection for interviews with various members of the Haley family.