TABLE OF CONTENTS
Hiram Taylor Letter
Manuscript Collection: MC186
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.
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.
Restrictions on Access
Terms Governing Use
Open for research by appointment.
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.
[Identification of Item], Hiram Taylor Letter, MC186, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.
Carr K. Taylor, Jr., January 1961.
Processed by Lisa M. Lomas, 2012.