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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Alfred and John Guild Letters



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Guild, Alfred
Creator: Guild, John
Title: Alfred and John Guild Letters
Dates: 1831-1848
Abstract: The collection consists of original manuscript letters mostly written by brothers Alfred and John Guild describing their travels and experiences in Texas.
Extent 1/2 in.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of original manuscript letters mostly written by brothers Alfred and John Guild describing their travels and experiences in Texas. Includes an eyewitness account of an attack by the Mexican ship Correo and commentary on the Texas Independence movement.

The bulk of the letters are addressed to the brothers' father and sister in Dedham, Massachusetts.

Also includes important early letter written from Houston, Texas, describing the difficult financial conditions in Texas.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836
Burnet, David Gouverneur, 1789-1870
Guild, Alfred
Guild, John, Jr.
Hurd, William A.
Newlands, John Alex
Nixon, George A. (George Antonio), 1781-1843
Santa Anna, Antonio López de, 1794?-1876
Thompson, Thomas M.
Williams, Samuel May, 1795-1858
Subjects
Cotton--Texas, 1831-1848
Farms--Texas--History--Sources
Frontier and pioneer life--Texas, 1831-1848
Land--Texas, 1831-1848
Merchants--Texas, 1831-1848
Mexican schooner Correo de Mexico
Steamboat Rainbow
Steamboats--Brazos River
Texas--Description and travel--Sources
Texas--History--Republic, 1836-1846--Sources
Texas--History--Revolution, 1835-1836
Texas Navy, 1835
Texas Schooner San Felipe
Yellow fever--New Orleans, 1847
Places
Brazoria (Tex.), 1831-1848
Brazos River (Tex.), 1831-1848
Burleson County (Tex.), 1847
Houston (Tex.), 1839
Mexico, 1831-1848
Milam County (Tex.), 1831-1848
New Orleans (La.), 1831-1848
San Antonio (Tex.), 1831-1848

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alfred and John Guild Letters, 1831-1848, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

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2.325/C16 Letters, 1831-1848
Letter, John Alex Newlands to John Guild, "in consequence of the continued depreciation of the currency in the country." Describes the economic woes in Texas, and was probably one of the earliest letters written from the city of Houston, which was founded just two years prior, February 21, 1839

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