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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Gustav Dresel family papers, 1837-1961



Creator Dresel, Gustav, 1818-1848
Title: Gustav Dresel family papers
Dates: 1837-1961
Identification: camh-arc-004127
Extent: 1 inch
Language: Materials are written in English and German.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Historical Note

Gustav Dresel (1818-1848) was the first German consul in Texas. Born in Geisenheim, Rheingau, he served as the business manager for the Adelsverein, a group of German noblemen supporting immigration to the Republic of Texas. Dresel died of yellow fever near Victoria while traveling on Adelsverein business.

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Scope and Contents

The Gustav Dresel family papers consist of genealogical materials compiled by Louisa L. Dresel, a descendant of Gustav Dresel (1818-1848), the first German consul in Texas. The materials consist of family records, copies of 19th century German periodicals, copies of Texas periodicals, and photographs of Dresel portraits and homes in Germany and Texas. Also included are translations from the Texas Vorwarts, 1894; family letters; and excerpts of Tagebuch von Gustav Dresel uber seinen Austhalf in Texas 1837-1841. Included is a 1943 translation of the diary of Julius Dresel, 1848-1850, by his granddaughter Johanna Dresel. A 1961 letter from Carmelita Dresel includes accounts of family history.

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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
Dresel, Gustav, 1818-1848
Subjects
Diplomatic and consular service
German American families
German Americans--Genealogy
Immigrants' writings, German
Document Types
diaries
translations (documents)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Gustav Dresel Family Papers, 1837-1961, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Colleen Hobbs, July 2019.

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Accession Number

2019-123

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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2.325/A185 [SRH1230000331] Genealogical materials and translations 1837-1961

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