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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Texas Letters Collection, 1857-1861



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Undetermined creator
Title: Texas letters collection
Dates: 1857-1861
Abstract: Correspondence comprise the Texas Letters Collection, 1857-1861, containing letters written by Tennessee immigrants in Texas describing conditions in Caldwell, Hays, Hopkins, and Hunt counties.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01675
Extent: 1 inch
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Miles Parson, James G. Mahaffy, and William C. McCarty were Texas settlers. Mahaffy and McCarty were originally from Tennessee.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence comprise the Texas Letters Collection, 1857-1861, containing letters written by Tennessee immigrants in Texas describing conditions in Caldwell, Hays, Hopkins, and Hunt counties. Additionally, a letter written by Miles Parsons documents Sam Houston's inauguration as Governor of Texas and conditions in Texas (January 1860).

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863.
Mahaffy, James G.
McCarty, William C.
Parsons, Miles
Places
Texas

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Letters Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1986-077

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project," 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2.325/L94 [SRH1230001817] Texas Letters Collection

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