Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Michael Scanlan Papers, 1831-1834



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Scanlan, Michael
Title: Michael Scanlan Papers
Dates: 1831-1834
Creator Abstract: According to Stephen F. Austin’s register of families, Michael Scanlan (or Scanlon) was born in Louisiana about 1809. A single man working as a trader, Scanlan arrived in Texas in 1830 August and settled in Austin’s colony.
Content Abstract: The Michael Scanlan Papers contain passports and other travel documents and a land transfer. Items include applications and passports for travel to the United States. The land document transfers property in Austin's Colony from Jeremiah Scanlan O'Connor to Michael Scanlan.
Identification: Doc 5204
Extent: 6 items (6 folders)
Language: Materials are mostly in Spanish, with two documents in English. All but one of the Spanish-language documents are accompanied by English summaries.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Biographical Note

According to Stephen F. Austin’s register of families, Michael Scanlan (or Scanlon) was born in Louisiana about 1809. A single man working as a trader, Scanlan arrived in Texas in 1830 August and settled in Austin’s colony.


Scope and Content Note

The Michael Scanlan Papers contain passports and other travel documents and a land transfer. Items include applications and passports for travel to the United States. The land document transfers property in Austin's Colony from Jeremiah Scanlan O'Connor to Michael Scanlan.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

No restrictions. The collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Please be advised that the library does not hold the copyright to most of the material in its archival collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure those rights when needed. Permission to reproduce does not constitute permission to publish. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright, literary property rights, and libel.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Scanlan, Michael, of Texas.
Subjects
Austin Colony.
Passports--Mexico.
Locations
Texas--History--Mexican Period, 1821-1836--Sources.
Genres/Formats
Personal papers.
Property records.
Travel documents.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Michael Scanlan Papers, 1831-1834, Doc 5204, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charles D. Carleton, 1978 March.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker, 1995 April.

Spanish-language documents translated by Dora Guerra, 1995.

Finding aid edited and encoded by Tom D'Amore, 2011 June.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Michael Scanlan Papers, 1831-1834

Folder
1 Passport: Ramon de Garay to Miguel Scanlan, for travel to the United States on the schooner Pelicano, Veracruz, in Spanish, 1831 October 11.
Folder
2 Land transfer: Jeremiah Scanlan O'Connor to Michael Scanlan, San Felipe de Austin, in Spanish with English summary, 1832 April 7.
Folder
3 Application: Michael Scanlan to Horatio Chriesman, Alcalde de la Villa y Jurisdicion de Austin, permission to travel to the United States for business, Villa de Austin, in Spanish with English summary, 1832 April 13.
Folder
4 Application: M. Scanlan to Commissioner of Maritime Customs, permission to board the American schooner Isabel, Banca de los Brasos, in Spanish with English summary, 1832 April 28.
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5 Leave of absence: L. Lesassier, Alcalde for the jurisdiction of Austin, to Michael Scanlan, San Felipe de Austin, in English, 1833 April 26.
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6 Leave of absence: Edwin Waller, Alcalde for the jurisdiction of Brazoria, to Michael Scanlan, Brazoria, in English, 1834 May 1.