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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 M. M. Birge Notebook, 1917



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Birge, M. M.
Title: M. M. Birge Notebook
Dates: 1917
Abstract: Description and history of the French Legation building in Austin (1840-1917).
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

The house of the French Legation in Austin, Tex. was built 1840-1841 for the Alphonse Dubois de Saligny, representing France in the interests of the newly formed Republic of Texas. The house, built two feet off the ground, resembles the Greek Revival and Mississippi Valley French architecture of the time. Over the next few years, the property changed ownership several times, finally resting with the Robertson family from 1848 to 1948. The Daughters of the Republic of Texas gained control of the house, and they restored it to its 1841 look. It opened to the public in 1956 and remains a popular historic tourist destination in Austin.

Source:

Hafertepe, Kenneth. "French Legation". Handbook of Texas Online, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/FF/ccf3.html, accessed Sept. 4, 2008.

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Scope and Contents

Description and history of the French Legation building in Austin (1840-1917).

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Birge, M. M.
Subjects (Organizations)
French Legation (Austin, Tex.)
Subjects
French Legation Mansion (Austin, Tex.)
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

M. M. Birge Notebook, 1917, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2J135 Notebook detailing the history of the French Legation building, 1917

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