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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Thomas W. Bell Family Papers, 1827-1860, 1897, 1959



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bell, Thomas W. Family
Title: Thomas W. Bell Family Papers
Dates: 1827-1860, 1897, 1959
Abstract: Papers concern Bell (1815-1871), Mier Expedition prisoner and author of A Narrative of the Capture and Subsequent Sufferings of the Mier Prisoners in Mexico (1845), and the Bell family in Texas and elsewhere. The correspondence pertains to family affairs, Bell's business prospects and opportunities, and family efforts to secure his release from prison in Mexico. The papers include an 1839 description of the city of Austin, discussions of politics during the Republic of Texas, accounts of Indian affairs and hostilities including the Plum Creek Fight, information concerning Ruthersville and Ruthersville College, as well as genealogy and legal records.
Accession No.: AR 69-123
Extent: 3 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Bell (1815-1871) was a Mier Expedition prisoner and the author of A Narrative of the Capture and Subsequent Sufferings of the Mier Prisoners in Mexico (1845).

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Scope and Contents

The correspondence pertains to family affairs, Bell's business prospects and opportunities, and family efforts to secure his release from prison in Mexico. The papers include an 1839 description of the city of Austin, discussions of politics during the Republic of Texas, accounts of Indian affairs and hostilities including the Plum Creek Fight, information concerning Ruthersville and Ruthersville College, as well as genealogy and legal records.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Bell, Thomas W.
Bell Family.
Austin, Texas.
Rutersville, Texas.
Indians, Conflicts with and defenses against.
Mier Expedition.
Perote Prison.
Rutersville College.
Texas--Republic.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas W. Bell Family Papers, 1827-1860, 1897, 1959, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3K88 Family correspondence:
Original documents, 1827-1860 and undated
Photocopies, 1827-1860, 1897
Genealogical material, 1843-1852, 1959
List of separated items
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3S108 Pictorial material (flower pattern)
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3S143 Oversize letters, 1829, 1832, and undated

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