University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Felipe Enrique Neri de Bastrop Papers, 1795-1819

Descriptive Summary

Creator Bastrop, Felipe Enrique Neri de
Title Felipe Enrique Neri de Bastrop Papers
Dates: 1795-1819
Extent 2 vols.; typescript
Language Materials are in English and Spanish.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Probably born in Holland in 1766. Bastrop was in Louisiana in 1795 and Texas by 1805, and settled in 1806 in San Antonio, from which he served as representative to the legislature of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Texas from 1824 until his death in 1827. He used his influence to help Moses Austin secure a land grant from the Mexican government on which to settle Mexican-Americans in Texas and aided Stephen F. Austin in the venture that resulted in the establishment of the Republic of Texas.

Scope and Contents

Character investigation, bibliography, and list of deeds and related land papers concerning Bastrop (ca 1766-1827), soldier, colonizer, and legislator. Documents relate to Bastrop's colonization activities in Louisiana and an investigation in connection with his application for Spanish citizenship at San Antonio de Bexar.



Papers consist of 2 bound volumes:
1. Typed transcript of selected documents relating to the Baron de Bastrop from the Nacogdoches Archives, compiled by J.V. Haggard, University of Texas, 1939.
2. Typed transcript: Partial Bibliography of the Baron de Bastrop, University of Texas Library, Archives Division, 1932.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Aparici, Jose Manuel.
Austin, Moses.
Austin, Stephen F.
Bastrop, Felipe Enrique Neri, Baron de, 1766-1827--Archives.
Burr, Aaron.
Calvo de la Puerto y o'Farril, Sebastian.
Cordero, Antonio.
Cordero y Bustamante, Manuel Antonio.
Herrera, Simon de.
Lardizabal y Uribe, Miguel de.
Padilla, Juan A.
Perez, Ygnacio.
Salcedo, Manuel.
Salcedo, Nemesio.
Wilkinson, James.
Land grants--Louisiana.
Louisiana--History--To 1803--Sources.
Ouachita River (Ark. and La.).
Saltillo (Coahuila, Mexico).
San Antonio (Tex.).

Related Material

See also: Baron de Bastrop Papers in the Natchez Trace Collection.

Administrative Information

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Felipe Enrique Neri de Bastrop Papers, 1795-1819, Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Detailed Description of the Collection

2Q231 Felipe Enrique Neri de Bastrop Papers [2 bound transcripts]