Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Moreau Forrest Letter to Mary Forrest, 1837 MS 002



creator Forrest, Moreau
Title: Moreau Forrest Letter to Mary Forrest
Dates: 1837
Abstract: Written in 1837 from Houston, Forrest writes at length to his wife about Houston, and the illness of their son; discusses the possible outbreak of war with Mexico; talks of the Texas Congress meeting. This four-page letter gives an early look at life in the Republic of Texas.
Identification: MS 002
Quantity: 0.1 Linear Feet1 letter
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Mention of Moreau Forrest as candidate for Mayor of Houston can be found in the folder on George Fisher in the Muir papers (collection #MS 17).


Scope and Contents

Written in 1837 from Houston, Forrest writes at length to his wife about Houston, and the illness of their son; discusses the possible outbreak of war with Mexico; talks of the Texas Congress meeting. This four-page letter gives an early look at life in the Republic of Texas.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from the Moreau Forrest Letter to Mary Forrest must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

Texas -- History
corrrespondence
Forrest, Moreau
Forrest, Mary

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Moreau Forrest Letter to Mary Forrest, 1837, MS 002, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Gift from J.V. Leeds, Jr., 1975.


General Note

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Folder
1 Series I: Letter
Scope and Contents note
4 pg. letter, torn in portions of fold.
Forrest letter 1837
Moreau Forrest Letter to Mary Forrest