University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

E. W. Burke Letter, May 23, 1900



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Burke, E. W.
Title: E. W. Burke letter
Dates: May 23, 1900
Abstract: The E. W. Burke Letter, 1900, is a letter from E. W. Burke reminiscing about his father, J. W. Burke, written on May 23, 1900.
Identification: camh-arc-004451
Extent: 1 item
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

E. W. Burke was the son of John W. Burke (1830-1871) and Jennie Taylor. Burke's siblings included one brother and sister. His father, J. W. (John W.) Burke was a scout and spy for the Confederate Army and was Robert E. Lee's "favorite spy." He was also a cobbler while studying law, a prominent criminal defense attorney, and Texas adjutant general.

Source:

Lale, Max S. "Burke, John," Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 05, 2021.


Scope and Contents

The E. W. Burke Letter, 1900, is a letter from E. W. Burke reminiscing about his father, J. W. Burke, written on May 23, 1900.


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.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Burke, E. W.
Burke, John W., 1830-1871
Subjects
Military history

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

E. W. Burke Letter, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Briscoe Center staff. Subsequent revisions were made by Rebecca Wells, May 2021.


Detailed Description of the Collection

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2B79 [SRH1230005115] Letter, May 23, 1900