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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Green C. DeWitt Papers, 1827-1832



Descriptive Summary

Creator DeWitt, Green C., 1787-1835
Title Green C. DeWitt Papers
Dates: 1827-1832
Extent 3 items
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Kentucky, Green DeWitt was a prominent early Texas settler who in 1825 established a colony on the Guadalupe River adjacent to Stephen F. Austin's colony. DeWitt collaborated with other notable Texans such as Byrd Lockhart, James Kerr and José Antonio Navarro, as well as garnering financial support from his wife, Sara Seely DeWitt. Ultimately, however, the colony was unsuccessful and DeWitt's contract was not renewed in 1831. Continuing to pursue land interests, DeWitt travelled to Monclova in 1835, but he contracted a fatal illness and died on May 18.

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Scope and Contents

Papers include a letter from DeWitt (1787-1835), empresario, to the Commandant of Arms at La Bahia, reporting clashes with Indians in DeWitt's Colony and requesting troops for protection, as well as a power of attorney (1827) signed by DeWitt, appointing James Kerr acting empresario for DeWitt's Colony; and a fragment of a typewritten transcript of an anonymous letter describing events and conditions in Gonzales, DeWitt's Colony, 1832.

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Index Terms

DeWitt, Green C.
Kerr, James
Lockhart, Byrd
Navarro, Jose Antonio
Norton, James
Goliad (Tex.) History
Gonzales County (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Cite as

Green C. DeWitt Papers, 1827-1832, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Inventory

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2D55 Green C. DeWitt Papers, 1827-1832

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