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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

University of Texas Arlington

Mexican War Diary Attributed to John N. Richardson:

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Robinson, John N. (John Napoleon).
Title: Mexican War Diary Attributed to John N. Richardson
Inclusive Dates: 1846-1847
Abstract: John N. Richardson was born in 1822 and was a member of Boon Company of an unknown regiment in the Mexican War. The collection is comprised of an unsigned diary of an American soldier, thought to be Richardson, relating his experiences during the U. S. War with Mexico. The diary is rich in battle content, geographical description, and personal narrative.
Identification: GA51
Extent: 1 diary (0.10 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Biographical Note

John N. Richardson was born in 1822 and was a member of Boon Company of an unknown regiment in the Mexican War.

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Scope and Contents

This is an unsigned diary of an American soldier relating his experiences during the U. S. War with Mexico. It has been attributed to John N. Richardson because Richardson family birth records located in the back of the volume include a John Napoleon Richardson, born 1822. In addition, the diary, dated November 26, 1846 to July 8, 1847, opens with a complete alphabetical list of the near 100 enlisted men and non-commissioned officers of the Boon Company, including a John N. Richardson. The diary is rich in battle content, geographical description, and personal narrative.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Robinson, John N.--(John Napoleon)--Archives.
Subjects
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Personal narratives, American.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift/purchase from Michael Vinson, 2009.

Citation

Mexican War Diary Attributed to John N. Richardson, 1846-1847, GA51, Special Collections, University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift/purchase, 2009.

Accessioned as number 2009-45.

Processing Information

The finding aid was prepared by Brenda S. McClurkin on August 19, 2011.

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