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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Letter, 1890

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Moses Austin Bryan letter to Col. W.W. Fontiane, January 10, 1890



Descriptive Summary

Title: Moses Austin Bryan letter to Col. W.W. Fonataine
Dates: January 10, 1890
Abstract: This letter (10 January 1890) from Moses Austin Bryan letter to Col. W.W. Fonataine is in response to a series of questions concerning the revolutionary period in Texas history.
Identification: MS 316
Extent: 1 letter
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center,  Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Moses Austin Bryan was born in Herculaneum, Missouri in 1817, the son of James Bryan and Emily Austin Bryan (sister of Stephen F. Austin). He moved to Texas in 1831 after his father's death. Bryan became Stephen F. Austin's secretary in 1835, served in the Texas army, and took part in the battle of San Jacinto. He was aide de camp and interpreter for Sam Houston and in 1839 was appointed by Mirabeau B. Lamar as secretar to the legation to the United States under Anson Jones. Bryan died Brenham in 1895.

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Scope and Contents

This letter (10 January 1890) from Moses Austin Bryan letter to Col. W.W. Fonataine is in response to a series of questions concerning the revolutionary period in Texas history. Topics included General Houston's address to the army on the Salado, whether Houston had ordered Mosley Baker to to burn San Felipe, Deaf Smith's stress on the importance of destroying the bridge over Vince's Bayou to prevent reinforcements to Santa Anna, and plotting and faction at San Felipe.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish this letter must be obtained from the Woodson Reserach Center.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Bryan, Moses Austin, 1817-1895
Subjects
Texas -- History -- 1846-1950
Formats
Correspondence

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Moses Austin Bryan letter to W.W. Fontaine of January 10, 1980, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Gift of John Wright, April 1976

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Letter, 1890

Single letter, 8 pages, from Moses Austin Bryan to W.W. Fontaine, January 10, 1890.

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