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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Harvey Alexander Adams Papers, circa 1840-1843, 1849, 1889



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Adams, Harvey Alexander
Title: Harvey Alexander Adams Papers
Dates: circa 1840-1843, 1849, 1889
Abstract: Reminiscences, diary and letter of early Fayette County pioneer Harvey Alexander Adams (1812-1895). Includes recollections of childhood and young manhood in Providence, Rhode Island and Ohio (Carthage, Columbus, Licking County); journey to New Orleans and descriptions of physical geography and culture of New Orleans and vicinity in 1836; journey to Texas, Indian menace and descriptions, particularly of the Nacogdoches area.
Extent: 3 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Reminiscences, diary and letter of early Fayette County pioneer Harvey Alexander Adams (1812-1895). Includes recollections of childhood and young manhood in Providence, Rhode Island and Ohio (Carthage, Columbus, Licking County); journey to New Orleans and descriptions of physical geography and culture of New Orleans and vicinity in 1836; journey to Texas, Indian menace and descriptions, particularly of the Nacogdoches area. Personal reminiscences end about 1837 to be replaced by a summary of the Texas Revolution and the course of Texas history to about 1840. Diary recounts events of the Somervell Expedition (1842-1843) with descriptions of San Antonio and Laredo. Appended is a letter from Thomas Washington Cox describing the Mier Expedition. Adam’s letter (1849) describes his travels in Texas in 1837 and his land speculation in Houston and elsewhere.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Adams, Harvey Alexander.
Cox, Thomas Washington.
Houston, Texas.
Laredo, Texas.
Nacogdoches, Texas.
New Orleans, Louisiana.
New Orleans, Louisiana Description.
San Antonio, Texas Description.
Comanche Indians.
Comanche Indians Texas History 19th Century.
Diaries.
Land speculation.
Mier Expedition (1842-1844).
Somervell Expedition.

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Preferred Citation

Harvey Alexander Adams Papers, circa 1840-1843, 1849, 1889, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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2J112 Reminiscences, diary and letter

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