University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

L. Alberto Guajardo Narrative, 1933-1935



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Guajardo, L. Alberto, approximately 1855-
Title: L. Alberto Guajardo narrative
Dates: 1933-1935
Abstract: Literary sketches compose the L. Alberto Guajardo Narrative, 1933-1935, documenting Guajardo's life in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02815
Extent: 1 volume
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

L. Alberto Guajardo (b. ca. 1855) lived in Piedras Negras on the frontier of Coahuila, Mexico, his entire life. As a young man, he fought against Native Americans and eventually became a general in one of the Mexican revolutions. In later life, Guajardo manufactured blankets, brooms, and traditional medicines. A good friend of American writer J. Frank Dobie, he appears in several of Dobie's non-fiction essays.

Source:

Dobie, J. Frank. "Alacran." I'll Tell You A Tale: An Anthology. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981. 68-69.


Scope and Contents

Literary sketches compose the L. Alberto Guajardo Narrative, 1933-1935, documenting Guajardo's life in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico. A typed English translation of an original manuscript by Guajardo, "Sketches of the Desert" describes horses and dogs at Guajardo's camp, conflicts with Native Americans, and a bison hunt. The typescript includes an introduction by author J. Frank Dobie, who acquired the essays from Guajardo.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Guajardo, L. Alberto, approximately 1855-
Subjects
American bison hunting
Frontier and pioneer life
Indians of North America
Ranch life
Places
Coahuila
Mexico
Piedras Negras

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

L. Alberto Guajardo Narrative, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project," 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2R7 [SRH1230011762] "Sketches of the Desert", 1933-1935