Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

John Sharkey Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC171

Collection Summary

Creator: Sharkey, John
Title: John Sharkey papers
Dates: 1830, 1831
Abstract: Two letters provide insight into the life of an American doing business in Mexico in 1830.
Identification: MC171
Quantity: 2 items
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

Little is known about John Sharkey, an agent of the Cerralvo Mining Company of Baltimore, in Cerralvo, Nuevo León, Mexico.

Scope and Content Note

This collection is comprised of two letters concerning the Cerralvo Mining Company, located in Mexico but owned in the U.S. The letters are from John Sharkey, an agent at the Cerralvo Mining Company to Franklin Lewis in San Felipe de Austin, Texas. These letters refer to the transfer of the mines once managed by his brother, an R. Lewis, who recently passed away, and to the disposal of Lewis' personal property, which is listed in one letter.


Arrangement is chronological.


Restrictions on Access


Terms Governing Use

Open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jacinto Museum of History. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Jacinto Museum of History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Index Terms

Lewis, R.--Estate
Lewis, Franklin
Sharkey, John
Cerralvo Mining Company of Baltimore
Business records--Mexico
Mineral industries--Mexico--Nuevo León (State)
Cerralvo (Mexico)

Administrative Information


[Identification of Item], John Sharkey Papers, MC171, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.


Alice Farmer Chilton, July 1939.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa M. Lomas, 2012.


box folder
167.3 1 Correspondence 1830, 1831