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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Santa Fe Expedition Orders, 1838-1855



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Undetermined creator
Title: Santa Fe Expedition orders
Dates: 1838-1855
Abstract: Commonplace and order books comprise the Santa Fe Expedition Orders, 1838-1855, relating to Colonel Hugh McLeod's command of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition and accounts by storekeepers.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.03200
Extent: 2 volumes
Language: Spanish; Castilian , English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Setting out on June 19, 1841, the Texan Santa Fe Expedition, initiated by then President of the Republic, Mirabeau B. Lamar, sought to acquire possession of the Santa Fe region and seize control of the profitable Santa Fe Trail. The party, formerly called the Santa Fe Pioneers, was comprised of volunteers and accompanied by an army led by Colonel Hugh McLeod. As a result of inadequate planning, lack of supplies, and unexpected Indian attacks, the expedition was unsuccessful, leading to the party's capture and imprisonment in Mexico City at the order of then New Mexican Governor Manuel Armijo. In April 1842, most prisoners were released after heated political debates between the United States and Mexico.

Source:

Carroll, H. Bailey. "Texan Santa Fe Expedition," Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed October 9, 2012. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qyt03.

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Scope and Contents

Commonplace and order books comprise the Santa Fe Expedition Orders, 1838-1855, relating to Colonel Hugh McLeod's command of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition and accounts by storekeepers. Volumes include records for orders of clothing, supplies and food for troops A, B, and C of the 1st Regiment Cavalry in addition to general orders by McLeod. Also included are business accounts by shop owners, who later obtained the books, and two signatures of Manuel Armijo.

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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
Armijo, Manuel, 1793-1853
Ferguson, James Edward, 1871-1944
McLeod, Hugh M., 1814-1862
Theodore, Sevey
Subjects
Boundaries
Texan Santa Fé Expedition (1841)
Travel
Places
Austin
Camp Cooke
Camp Resolution
New Mexico
Texas

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Santa Fe Expedition Orders, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Briscoe Center staff.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

box
2G147 [SRH1230007792] Order book and commonplace book, 1838-1855
box
2R174 [SRH1230011900] Typescript of order book, 1838-1841

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