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Collection Summary

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Inventory

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

Hiram Taylor Letter

Manuscript Collection: MC186



Collection Summary

Creator: Taylor, Hiram, 1800-1845
Title: Hiram Taylor letter
Dates: 1836, 06/12
Abstract: A letter from a U.S. soldier written on board ship in Matagorda Bay in June of 1836 describes his voyage from New Orleans, his arrival at Galveston Bay where he saw the Mexican prisoners after the Battle of San Jacinto, and detailed descriptions of the climate and resources of Texas.
Identification: MC186
Quantity: 1 item
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

Little is known about Hiram Taylor of New Jersey who was married to Mary Thomson Taylor and served as a member of the United States army during the 1836 Texas Revolution.

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Scope and Content Note

The Hiram Taylor Letter is 12 pages long, dated June 12, 1836, and addressed to his wife, Mary Thomson Taylor, in Freehold, New Jersey, while he was on board the barque Charles P. Williams, in Matagorda Bay, Texas. In the letter he describes his voyage from New Orleans, his arrival at Galveston Bay where he saw the Mexican prisoners taken after the Battle of San Jacinto, and detailed descriptions of the climate and resources of Texas. A typewritten copy of this letter is included.

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Arrangement

Arrangement is chronological.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Terms Governing Use

Open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jacinto Museum of History. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Jacinto Museum of History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

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Index Terms

Names:
Taylor, Hiram, 1800-1845
Taylor, Mary Thomson
Charles P. Williams (Barque)
Places:
Galveston Bay (Tex.)
Texas--Description and travel
Texas--History--Revolution, 1835-1836
Subjects:
Ocean travel--Mexico, Gulf of
Prisoners of war--Mexico
Prisoners of war--Texas
San Jacinto, Battle of, Tex., 1836--Veterans--Mexican army
Formats:
Letters

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Administrative Information

Citation

[Identification of Item], Hiram Taylor Letter, MC186, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.

Acquisition

Carr K. Taylor, Jr., Jan. 1961.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa M. Lomas, 2012.

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Inventory

 
box folder
169.2 1 Hiram Taylor to Mary Thomson Taylor 1836, 06/12

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box folder
169.2 2 Typescript n.d.

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