Cushing Memorial Library, Texas A & M University

Inventory of the Edward Everett Papers:

1846-1906 (bulk: 1846-1852)



Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Creator Everett, Edward
Title Inventory of the Edward Everett Papers
Dates 1846-1906 (bulk: 1846-1852)
Abstract Edward Everett (1818-1905?), soldier, military clerk, illustrator and cartographer was born in London, England 31 March 1818. In 1840, his father, Charles Everett, a successful import/export dealer in London, relocated the family to Quincy, Illinois. By his twenties, Edward Everett had already shown exemplary aptitude for drawing, mechanics, chemistry and engineering. A few days after war was declared against Mexico (1846) Edward Everett and his brother Charles Everett volunteered to serve with the U. S. Army in the Mexican War. Edward Everett served as a peace-keeper and member of Company A, First Illinois Volunteers. Soon after arriving in South Texas, however, after a forced march of 150 miles from outside New Orleans, to reach San Antonio de Bexar in order to guard stores left there, Everett was severely wounded. On 11 Sept. 1846, while acting in his role as sergeant of the patrol guard, to arrest a man inciting riot in the town, Everett was shot in the knee, a wound which eventually left him crippled. Unable to continue on with his regiment under Brigadier General John E. Wool to Saltillo, Everett was confined to the military tent hospital in San Antonio, and thereafter declared permanently disabled from active military service. Everett began writing about Texas and Mexico in letters to his brother Samuel W. Everett back home in Illinois, and in his journals, while he was recuperating from his wound. Everett continued recording his observations after being re-assigned as Assistant Quartermaster for Captain James Harvey Ralston, a position Everett held during the remainder of the war. During this period, Everett produced many fine illustrations, later published as engravings in a government report, of the Spanish mission buildings in the area, including the Alamo Mission buildings. The memoir included in the papers gives a particularly immediate account of the Alamo buildings' decay, and attempts in the spring of 1847 at renovating them for an army stores depot and officers' workshops, according to plans drawn up by Everett. The Edward Everett Papers (1846-1906 (bulk: 1846-1847) consist chiefly of handwritten letters, journal entries, a memoir, a proof copy of a report from the U. S. Secretary of War on Army operations in Texas and on the Rio Grande during the Mexican War (1846-1848), as well as plans, maps and nine handcolored copies of lithographic engravings drawn by Everett, which vividly chronicle southwest Texas cultural as well as military history during the late1840s. Letters (1847-1863) are mainly letters handwritten in ink by Edward Everett to his brother, Samuel W. Everett, from 1846-1847. Also included are three sets of journal entries for Sept. 1846-Jan. 1847. The handwritten memoir covers the years 1846-1848, with additional material added and dated 1899. One pencil annotation suggests that the memoir was donated in 1899 to the Quincy Historical Society, later known as The Illinois Historical Society. The memoir was actually published under the title "Military Experience," in Transactions of the Illinois Historical Society for 1905. Engravings, Maps and Plans (ca. 1846-1849) includes nine copies of lithographed illustrations drawn by Edward Everett and engraved by C. B Graham Lithographers in Washington, D.C. A proof copy of theReport of the Secretary of War, communicating ... the Operations of the Army of the United States in Texas and the Adjacent Mexican states on the Rio Grande (31st Congress, 1st Session, Senate. Executive Document 32), published in 1850, is annotated throughout by Everett in pencil, and includes the published engravings. For this publication Everett was at least responsible for eight engravings of the San Antonio de Bexar area, including the Alamo church, as well as locations in Mexico; a plan of the ruined Alamo as it was in 1846, before being renovated according to Everett's direction, as a U. S. Army suppy depot and workshops. Engravings include nine copies of the lithographed prints. Everett's proofs of the lithographic prints have all been exquisitely hand tinted, in contrast to the severe black and white reproductions in the printed report. Maps include one copy of a published map, possibly also by Everett, though it has been attributed to Josiah Gregg, which also appeared in the 1850 Army Operations report, titled "Map Showing the Route of the Arkansas Regiment from Shreveport La. to San Antonio de Bexar Texas. "Plans are represented by two copies of an illustration drawn by Everett for the 1849 Army operations report showing plans of the Alamo before renovation, titled "Plans of the Ruins of the Alamo near San Antonio De Bexar, 1846." Also present is one manuscipt plan, titled "Plan of San Antonio de Bexar, Texas, 1848," which is labeled as "Drawn from recollection by E. E."
Identification Ragan MSS 00128
Extent .5 linear feet.
Language English.
Repository Cushing Memorial Library College Station, TX 77843-5000

Biographical Note

Edward Everett (1818-1905?), soldier, military clerk, illustrator and cartographer (also nephew and namesake of the Unitarian Minister and Gettysburg orator Edward Everett), was born in London, England 31 March 1818. In 1840, his father, Charles Everett, a successful import/export dealer in London, relocated the family to Quincy, Illinois. By his twenties, Edward Everett had already shown exemplary aptitude for drawing, mechanics, chemistry and engineering.

In 1843, with his brother, Charles Everett, Jr., Edward Everett joined the famed Quincy Riflemen, led by James Morgan, to challenge the growing Mormon stronghold in the Illinois area. He and his brother fought in the battle of Nauvoo, the last anti-Mormon armed conflict. A few days after war was declared against Mexico (1846) the Everett brothers, along with others of the Quincy Riflemen, which had been mustered out of state service, joined the United States service, and were transferred to the Texas-Mexico border.

As a soldier for the U. S. Army in the Mexican War, Edward Everett served as a peace-keeper and member of Company A, First Illinois Volunteers. Soon after arriving in South Texas, however, after a forced march of 150 miles from outside New Orleans, to reach San Antonio de Bexar in order to guard stores left there, Everett was severely wounded. On 11 Sept. 1846, while acting in his role as sergeant of the patrol guard, to arrest a man inciting riot in the town, Everett was shot in the knee, a wound which eventually left him crippled. Unable to continue on with his regiment under Brigadier General John E. Wool to Saltillo, Everett was confined to the military tent hospital in San Antonio, and thereafter declared permanently disabled from active military service.

Everett began writing about Texas and Mexico in letters to his brother Samuel W. Everett back home in Illinois, and in his journals, while he was recuperating from his wound. Everett continued recording his observations after being re-assigned as Assistant Quartermaster for Captain James Harvey Ralston, a position Everett held during the remainder of the war. Everett notes that, in his role as clerk, furloughed from active duties as a soldier, he had a unique vantage point from which to observe the culture and events around him, and ample opportunity to employ his innate ability to communicate with words and illustrations. As an accountant for the quartermaster, Everett also wrote many official reports, and his skill in presenting a clear narrative is evident in the papers.

During this period, Everett produced many fine illustrations of the Spanish mission buildings in the area, including the Alamo Mission buildings. The memoir included in the papers gives a particularly immediate account of the Alamo buildings' decay, and attempts in the spring of 1847 at renovating them for an army stores depot and officers' workshops. For example, Everett also illustrated his account with a lively pen and ink vignette of a bat hanging onto whatever it could find, after being so disturbed.

Edward Everett married Mary A. Billings of Quincy, Ill. 7 Oct. 1857, the sister of a Unitarian minister. After his retirement in 1859 from active duty in the military, Everett worked as chief clerk in Washington, and later, during the Civil War, became Illinois Assistant Quartermaster, earning the rank of Major. In his later life, he apparently also illustrated several articles on Hawaii and other places to which he and his wife traveled. He died 24 July 1903 in Roxbury, Mass., and is buried in Boston, Mass. in Forest Hills Cemetery.


Scope and Content Note

The Edward Everett Papers (1846-1906 (bulk: 1846-1847) consist chiefly of handwritten letters, journal entries, a memoir, a proof copy of a report from the U. S. Secretary of War on Army operations in Texas and on the Rio Grande during the Mexican War (1846-1848), as well as plans, maps and nine handcolored copies of lithographic engravings drawn by Everett, which vividly chronicle southwest Texas cultural as well as military history during the late1840s.

Series 1. Letters (1847-1863) are mainly letters handwritten in ink by Edward Everett to his brother, Samuel W. Everett, from 1846-1847, while Everett was serving in San Antonio de Bexar with the U. S. Army during the Mexican War. A few letters from other correspondents pertain to Everett's disability and eventual official discharge from the Army. Three letters written in the period 1852-1863 are about business or from family members.

Series 2. Journal and Memoir (1846-1899) contains three sets of journal entries for Sept. 1846-Jan. 1847. All are handwritten in ink on loose sheets of paper. The memoir, also handwritten in ink, on machine ruled paper measuring about 8 x 5 inches, covers the years 1846-1848, with additional material added and dated, on at least one page, with 1899. This memoir is edited in pencil by Everett, evidently for publication, since one note suggests that the memoir was donated in 1899 to the Quincy Historical Society, later known as The Illinois Historical Society. The memoir was actually published, at least part, or possibly all of it, under the title "Military Experience," in Transactions of the Illinois Historical Society for 1905.

Series 3. Engravings, Maps and Plans (ca. 1846-1849) includes nine copies of lithographed illustrations drawn by Edward Everett and engraved by C. B Graham Lithographers in Washington, D.C. The engravings were to be published in a report on U.S. Army operations in Texas during the Mexian War. A proof copy of this 67 p. report, titled Report of the Secretary of War, communicating ... the Operations of the Army of the United States in Texas and the Adjacent Mexican states on the Rio Grande (31st Congress, 1st Session, Senate. Executive Document 32), published in 1850, is annotated throughout by Everett in pencil. For this publication Everett was at least responsible for eight illustrations: seven engravings of the San Antonio de Bexar area, including the Alamo church, as well as locations in Mexico; a plan of the ruined Alamo as it was in 1846, before being renovated according to Everett's direction, as a U. S. Army suppy depot and workshops.

Engravings include nine copies of the lithographed prints. Notations made in ink on the separate prints, and on p. [4] of the proof copy of the published government report, indicate that: illustrations numbered for publication as 2, 3-6 were engraved from original drawings made by Everett; those numbered 1, 7-8 were engraved from drawings made by Everett based on pencil sketches by other individuals, particularly no. 1 titled "Watch Tower Near Monclova," which was drawn by Everett from a sketch by Lieutenant McDowell of the U.S. Army.

Everett's proofs of the lithographic prints have all been exquisitely hand tinted, in contrast to the severe black and white reproductions in the printed report. Of the nine handcolored prints, two are duplicates of two illustrations, one titled "Church Near Monclova," the other "Watch Tower Near Monclova." These identical prints are each handcolored in two versions, apparently to represent the depicted buildings' appearances during the day time, as well as at dusk or sunset.

Maps include one copy of a published map, possibly also by Everett, though it has been attributed to Josiah Gregg, which also appeared in the 1850 Army Operations report, titled "Map Showing the Route of the Arkansas Regiment from Shreveport La. to San Antonio de Bexar Texas," which is annotated with a penciled in route drawn from San Antonio to Austin, and a town location labeled "New Braunsfels." Also included are two manuscript versions of a map by Edward Everett, one copy titled "Plan of the Vicinity of Austin and San Antonio, Texas."

Plans are represented by two copies of an illustration drawn by Everett for the 1849 Army operations report showing plans of the Alamo before renovation, titled "Plans of the Ruins of the Alamo near San Antonio De Bexar, 1846." Also present is one manuscipt plan, titled "Plan of San Antonio de Bexar, Texas, 1848," which is labeled as "Drawn from recollection by E. E." The legend states that locations number 1-5 on the plan show, for instance, the spot near the Plaza in town where Everett received his disabling gunshot wound in the leg, the Hospital where he convalesced, and the Quartermaster's Office, to which he was assigned to work after being declared disabled from active service in the field.

A handwritten loose leaf page kept with the proof copy of the report is titled "Index to Col. Hughes Report," and lists subject divisions and page numbers, though these divisions are not present in the published report by Hughes.

Thus Everett's accounts of frontline actions in the Mexican War mainly rely on reports from occasional volunteer soldiers or scouts, or Mexican nationals, returning back to Texas from the front lines of battle in Mexico. As much as he is able, however, Everett produces very detailed accounts of the various battles and skirmishes in and around the Texas-Mexico border, including battles at Monterrey, Saltillo, San Luis, Comargo, Buena Vista, Vera Cruz, and Tampico, recording the large number of casualties on both sides.

Of particular interest is Everett's extensive first-hand description of the ruins of the Alamo, and how it was converted for U.S. Army use as a military headquarters, according to plans drawn up by Everett. He deplores the vandalism already wreaked by relic seekers, and stressed the respect shown to the mission church by the U. S. Army restorers, who refused to plunder it for building stone, but instead merely cleaned away the debris. In the process skeletons were uncovered, which Everett assumes to be from the time of the siege and Battle of the Alamo in 1836. Everett's accounts of frontier life in the rather rambuctious confines of San Antonio, complete with ambushes, shootouts, rough and ready court trials, and various local characters is often rivetting.

Everett also pictures the moods and attitudes of the soldiers toward a variety of issues. Everett describes their arduous marches, unsavory living conditions, often dire medical care, and the cruel climate tormenting them. Having been left behind in San Antonio with all the stores rejected by the army, which had proceeded on into Mexico, Everett's men were faced with nursing broken down mules and horses back to usefulness, salvaging wagon parts from several damaged ones to make a serviceable one, and generally, trying to make do with what could be had in the vicinity, or easily transported from the Quartermaster at New Orleans.

According to Everett, communications on the Texas frontier often proceeded through "solitary express riders." He describes Mexican culture co-existing with "the Indians" and their horse-stealing. He also gives an excellent but pejorative account of the Texas Rangers and their activities, calling them desperados. Everett describes Mexican Generals Santa Anna, Torrejón and Woll, the exceedingly unpopular U. S. Army Colonel Churchill, officers George W. Hughes, 1st Lieutenant W. B. Franklin, 2nd Lieutenant F. T. Bryan, General Zachary Taylor ("Old Rough and Ready"), General Winfield Scott, and General James Morgan, Captain J. H. Prentiss, Brigadier General John E. Wool, Major General Worth, Captain James Harvey Ralston, Captain L. Sitgreaves, as well as Edward Everett's own two brothers Charles Everett and Samuel W. Everett (Sam).

Full of absorbing narrative and elusive details often lost in larger historical works, the content of Everett's narratives and letters may be summed-up in his own words from the handwritten memoir: "Mine is not a tale of battles, or of the movements of great armies, but the details will show some of the hardships and vicissitudes of a soldier's life, the exposure to which causes a greater sacrifice of life than that ensuing from wounds of death received from the enemy."


 

Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into five series.
Series 1. Letters, 1847-1863.
Series 2: Journal and Memoir, 1846-1899.
Series 3. Engravings, Maps and Plans, 1846-1849 and undated.
Series 4. Miscellaneous Letters, Memos, and Clippings, 1848-[ca.1906]
Series 5. Transcripts, undated.

Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Restrictions

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Online Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog of Cushing Memorial Library. Researchers wishing to find related materials should search the catalog under these index terms.
Names
Everett, Samuel, 1829-1913.
Everett, Charles.
Hughes, George W. (George Wurtz), 1806-1870.
Ralston, James Harvey.
Santa Anna, Antonio López de, 1794?-1876.
Wool, John Ellis, 1784-1869.
Organizations
C.B. Graham's Lith.
Quincy Historical Society (Quincy, Ill.)
Texas Rangers--Public opinion.
United States. Army. Quartermaster Corps--History--Sources.
United States. Army. Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 1st. Company A.
Subjects
Architecture--Conservation and restoration--Texas--San Antonio.
Buena Vista, Battle of, Mexico, 1847--Personal narratives.
Frontier and pioneer life--Texas--San Antonio.
Lithography, American--Texas.
Map drawing.
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Campaigns--Mexico.
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Campaigns--Texas.
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Personal narratives, American.
Monterrey, Battle of, Monterrey, Mexico, 1846--Personal narratives.
Spanish mission buildings--Mexico--Monclova.
Spanish mission buildings--Texas--San Antonio.
Places
Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.)--History--Sources.
Ciudad Camargo (Tamaulipas, Mexico)--History--Sources.
Monclova (Mexico)--History--Sources.
San Antonio (Tex.)--History--Sources
Saltillo (Coahuila, Mexico)--History--Sources.
Tampico (Tamaulipas, Mexico)--History--Sources.
Veracruz-Llave (Mexico : State)--History--Sources.
Titles
Report of the Secretary of War, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a map showing the operations of the army of the United States in Texas and the adjacent Mexican states on the Rio Grande; accompanied by astronomical observations, and descriptive and military memoirs of the country.
Map Showing the Route of the Arkansas Regiment from Shreveport, La. to San Antonio de Bexar, Texas.
Transactions of the Illinois Historical Society…for 1905.

Related Material

Related Material held in other institutions includes:

Two original watercolors by Edward Everett: "Interior View of the Church of the Alamo," and "View of the Alamo Church" both dated 1847, held in the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas.


Separated Material

Items separated from main body of the Edward Everett Papers include:

Series 3. Engravings, Maps and Plans. "Map Showing the Route of the Arkansas Regiment from Shreveport La. to San Antonio de Bexar, Texas" [Box/Folder 1/5]. Housed separately in repository with oversize maps.


Administrative Information

Provenance

Source unknow.

Processing Information

Processed by Liticia Salter in November 2002, with additional processing by Aletha Andrew in January 2003.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1. Letters, 1847-1863

The first group of these letters contains sixteen letters written in the period 21 June 1846-16 May 1847 by Edward Everett in San Antonio de Bexar during his service in the Mexican War, to his brother, Samuel W. Everett in Quincy, Ill. A few letters, also from this period, sent to Everett by Captain J. H. Ralston, Colonel R. Jones, Captain James D. Morgan, and Colonel William Weatherford pertain to Everett's disability and eventual discharge from the Army. The second group of three letters is from the period after the Mexican War. The first letter, no more than a note, dated 1852, is from W. H. Bissell concerning a piece of legislation. The other two letters are from 1863, and both discuss the Civil War. One is addressed from Fort Jackson, probably in Louisiana, dated 13 April 1863, opening with "My Dear Father," and closing with "your son Taylar Clark." This writer mentions the Civil War in general terms, and the spelling and grammar are both very poor. The other letter, with much more educated spelling and grammatical style, is addressed "Camp near Warrenton, Va.," dated 6 Sept. 1863, opens with "Dear Parents,"and closes "From your affect. son, Henry." This letter discusses army camp life in some detail, including the responsibilities of training U.S. Army Conscripts, various incidents ocurring during patrol duty, and an attack which had just been mounted by "Mosebys Gang " at New Baltimore.
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1/1 Letters from Edward Everett to Samuel W. Everett. 21 June 1846-16 May 1847
Letter to Edward Everett from Capt. James O. Morgan. Copy of formal notice of having been wounded, 11 September 1846
Letter to Edward Everett from Captain James Harvey Ralston. Certificate of disability, 10 July 1847
Letter to Col. R. Jones from Edward Everett. Application for pension due to disability, 18 September 1847
Letter "To All Whom it may concern" from Col. William Weatherford. Honorable discharge. Handwritten copy in ink of official record. Dated 18 June 1846, with copy made 26 January 1849
Letter "To Whom it May Concern" from Captain James D. Morgan. Granting on one year's furlough due to injury. Handwritten copy in ink of official record. Dated 16 May 1847, with copy made 26 January 1849
Letter to Edward Everett from W. H. Bissell. Short note on "his bill passing the House," 9 January 1852
Letter to "Dear Father" from Taylar Clark, 13 April 1863
Letter to "Dear Parents" from Henry, 6 September 1863



 

Series 2. Journal and Memoir, 1846-1899

Three groups of journal entries, and a memoir handwritten in ink. All are written on loose sheets of white notepaper or stationary which had been machine ruled in blue, except for one sheet of pale blue, unruled paper with a yellowed, rough left margin, which may have been torn from a notebook, but more likely was the remaining half of a larger sheet of paper.
Nearly all the pages bear some lightly penciled annotations, corrections and additions, undoubtedly in Everett's handwritting, and all but the memoir, with one page labeled a copy of 1899, had been folded to approximately 20 x 9 cm., then labeled as if for filing. Unclear in all cases which sets of entries are original or fair hand copies, though it appears that Everett may have been preparing all the entries for publication, probably in a personal memoir.
Journal entries are devoted to Everett's experiences in Texas during the Mexican War (1846-1848) and are dated from shortly after Edward Everett was wounded in the knee (11 Sept. 1846) and confined to the military hospital to 4 April 1847. The memoir extends the record to encompass the rest of 1848, and extend the chronology of Everett's life to well past the Civil War, though the latter events are only touched on briefly.
Everett's narrative of his experiences give a great deal of detail and insight concerning life on the Texas frontier near the Mexican border, as well as the hardships encountered by American soldiers and both American and Mexican civilians during the Mexican War (1846-1848).
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1/2 Journal entries. Caption title: "San Antonio de Bescar. September 1846." 11 Sept. 1846-4 April [1847]
Half sheets (6) of ruled paper, torn in half horizontally, and stitched along left margin. Signed "Edward Everett" in pencil in upper left corner of top sheet. Had been folded and labeled on the back in pencil "Original journal, San Antonio 1846."
Journal entries. Continues recounting events in San Antonio, 16 -20 Dec. 1846
Half sheet of unruled pale blue paper, originally torn along left margin, recto filled and verso bearing single one-line entry.
Journal entries. Records events near the Rio Grande, 26 Dec. 1846-2 Jan. 1847
Large folded sheet of white paper, faintly ruled in blue. Had been folded and labeled on back in ink Memorandums of Journey to Rio Grande, with penciled annotations Journal and Dec. 26 '46.
Memoir. Titled "At San Antonio Texas, in the Quartermasters Department, U.S.A. 1846-1848," [1899?]
Handwritten in ink on 8 x 5 inch machine ruled sheets of notepaper, this memoir records Everett's activites not only in the Mexican War (1846-1848), but through some part of the Civil War, that page being annotated in pencil with 1899 and the note that it was "substituted ... in the copy sent to Quincy." The memoir is the most substantial and heavily edited part of this series. Pages are numbered in ink at top margin 1a, 2a, 1-38, 38a, 39-70, 70b [1899 substitute page], 71. Later published, all or in part, under the title "Military Life" in Transactions of the Illinois Historical Society…for 1905.



 

Series 3. Engravings, Maps and Plans, 1846-1849 and undated.

This series contains nine lithographed engravings for illustrations of a U.S. Secretary of the Treasury report on Army operations in Texas and Mexico. All the illustrations are drawn by Edward Everett, and engraved by C. B Graham Lithographers of Washington, D.C. All nine engraving in the papers have been hand-tinted with watercolors, with two versions each of two of the illustrations, probably representing different times of day. The engravings are almost all annotated by hand in ink or pencil, or both, and are listed in order as they appear in the published report of 1850. Also included are three maps of the South Texas and San Antonio area as well as portions of Mexico, and three leaves of plans, two for the same illustration drawn by Everett for the report showing the Alamo mission buildings in 1846 before renovation, and one of the San Antonio de Bexar area drawn by Everett some time later from memory.
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1/3 Engravings: "San Antonio de Bexar." Annotated by hand in ink: "Drawn by E. E. from a Sketch by Lt. Mcdowell," and in right margin in pencil: "Reserve," 1846
"Ruins of the Church of the Alamo. San Antonio de Bexar." Annotated by hand in ink with date, and in right margin in pencil: "Reserve," [ ca.1846].
"Interior View of the Church of the Alamo." Annotated by hand in ink with date, and in right margin in pencil: "Reserve," 1847.
"Mission Concepcion, Near San Antonio de Bexar." Annotated by hand in ink: "Built 1754," and same in pencil, with "Reserve" in right margin also in pencil, 1847
"Mission of San Jose Near San Antonio de Bexar". Annotated by hand in ink with date, and with "Reserve" in right margin in pencil, 1846
"Watch Tower Near Monclova." One of two versions of the hand-colored engravings. Shows blue sky and mostly gray stone. [1846]
"Watch Tower Near Monclova." One of two versions of the hand-colored engravings. Shows sky in lavender, gray, pale pink and yellow, with much more sepia, tan, green and touches of white in the building stones and vegetation. Annotated by hand in ink with: "drawn by E. E. from a Sketch," and with "Reserve" in right margin in pencil, [1846]
"Church Near Monclova." One of two versions of one illustration in the hand-colored engravings. Shows bright blue sky with white clouds and pale yellow at horizon, green vegetation and pale tan ground. Annotated by hand in pencil with: "Quincy"in lower right corner, [1846]
" Church Near Monclova." One of two versions of one illustration in the hand-colored engravings. Shows bright blue sky with white clouds and pale yellow at horizon, green vegetation and pale tan ground. Annotated by hand in ink: "drawn by E. E. from a Sketch," and in pencil with: "Reserve" in right margin, [1846]
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1/4 Map: Untitled. Hand-drawn manuscript map showing area extending from San Antonio de Bexar, Tex. to Caldwell, Texas area. Draft version of "Plan of the Vicinity of Austin and San Antonio, Texas," ca. 1848.
Map: Hand-drawn manuscript map. "Plan of the Vicinity of Austin and San Antonio, Texas," [ca. 1848].
Map: Printed proof for publication. "Map Showing the Route of the Arkansas Regiment from Shreveport, La. to San Antonio de Bexar, Texas," [ ca. 1848].
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1/5 Plans: 2 copies, one a hand-drawn draft in ink with pencil, the other probably printer's proof for publication. "Plan of the Ruins of the Alamo near San Antonio De Bexar." Drawn by Edward Everett, 1848.
Plan: Hand-drawn manuscript plan in ink. "Plan of San Antonio de Bexar, Texas. Drawn from recollection by E. E.," undated.
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1/6 Report: Printer's Proof titled Report of The Secretary of War, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a map showing the operations of the army of the United States in Texas and the adjacent Mexican states on the Rio Grande; accompanied by astronomical observations, and descriptive and military memoirs of the country, 1 March 1849. Published as Senate Executive Document No. 32, 31st Congress, 1st Session, in 1850. 1 March 1849.
Handwritten "Index to Col. Hughes Report" is kept with this pre-publication copy of the report. The added title page for the printed report reads "Memoir Descriptive of the March of A Division of the United States Army, Under the Command of Brigadier General John E. Wool, from San Antonio de Bexar, in Texas, to Saltillo, in Mexico," By George W. Hughes, Captain Corps Topographical Engineer,Chief of the Topographical Staff. 1846.



 

Series 4. Miscellaneous Letters, Memos, and Clippings, 1848-[ca.1906]

Includes newspaper clippings, including three items thought to be from ca. 1906 concerning the Alamo, its survivors, and its history, and a copy of Edward Everett's obituary. Miscellaneous documents include a copy of a House Bill for financial relief due to Everett's disability incurred while serving in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War, and other miscellaneous printed pieces referring to him.
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1/7 Handwritten memo: "Memo of C. Everett's acct. as rec'd by R. Mitchell paymaster," 16 April 1847
Handwritten note: "Hancock pay, Quincy Apl. 16th 1847." Sums of numbers, 16 April 1847
Letter: Letter of Good Standing. From J. H. Ralston, Louis Look, and J. M. W. Hale to Edward Everett concerning the Alamo Lodge No. 44, San Antonio, Texas. Handwritten in ink, 7 October 1848
Printed invitation: From James Harvey Ralston and Edward Everett to attend a Masonic Ball to be held in San Antonio 13 November 1848. Enclosure for letter describe above, [7 October 1848]
Miscellaneous: Passenger Ticket for Missouri Steamship. Undated
Printed report: "Report: The Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the claim of Edward Everett, report," 6 January 1852
Clippings: Lengthy transcript printed in the Washington D.C. Daily Globe of the proceedings concerning the claim of Edward Everett in the House and its passage, 9 January 1852.
"Senora Candelaria, the last survivor of the Alamo. " [ ca. 1895?]
"Miss Driscoll and the Alamo." About a donor of land surrounding the Alamo and the involvement of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. 7 March 1906
"Texas and the Alamo. "Concerns the "movement….started in Texas for the preservation of the Alamo at San Antonio". Mentions Governor Sayers was in office, [ ca. 1900?]
Obituary: For"Jack "Hays [Hays, John Coffee (1817-1883)], a leader of the Texas Rangers, 26 April [1883]
Obituary: For Edward Everett, 24 July (1906?)



 

Series 5. Transcripts, undated

Typed transcripts of the handwritten manuscripts held in Series 1. Letters, 1847-1863, Series 2. Journal and Memoir, 1846-1899, and Series 4. Miscellaneous Letters, Memos, and Clippings, 1848-[ca.1906]. Transcripts were probably made by repository staff, but the date of composition is unknown.
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2/1-3 Transcriptions, undated