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Related Material

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Mexican Schooner Bravo Ship's Log, 1835



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Añorga, Juan
Title: Mexican Schooner Bravo Ship's Log
Dates: 1835
Abstract: Log of the Mexican schooner Bravo while attempting to suppress the Texas Revolution
Accession No.: 2015-139
OCLC No.: 939631054
Extent: 0.25 in.
Language: Materials are written in Spanish.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

From October to December 1835, logbook keeper Juan Añorga outlined daily routines of the Mexican schooner Bravo, including confrontations with the navy of the new Republic of Texas. Añorga's "Diario" offers rare insights into naval operations of the Texas Revolution.

A hand-stitched folio, the "Diario de Navegacion" features daily charts that detail sailing direction, wind speeds, depth readings, and global positions. In addition are details about the ship's flags and encounters with Texan privateers. The logbook describes the ship's exchange of cannon shots with a fort in Brazoria on October 28-29, and a confrontation on November 5-6 with the San Felipe, the first privateer commissioned by Texas. In addition, Juan Añorga notes that prisoners were sent ashore on December 3.

The Bravo's description of shipboard routines and equipment, in addition to climate and nautical conditions on the Texas coast, provides significant primary documentation about the role of the navy in the Texas Revolution.

Sources:

Cutrer, Thomas W. "San Felipe."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed Feb. 11, 2016. https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qts03.

Daniel, James M. "Texas Navy."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed Feb. 11, 2016. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qjt02.

Dienst, Alex. The Navy of the Republic of Texas, 1835-1845. Temple, Texas, 1909. Accessed Feb. 11, 2016. https://archive.org/details/navyofrepublicof00dienrich.

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Scope and Contents

The logbook of the Mexican schooner Bravo consists of 84 pages dating from October 24 through December 12, 1835. The third leaf, corresponding to October 25-26, has been excised.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Texas. Navy--History.
Subjects
Texas--History--Revolution, 1835-1836--Naval operations.
Places
Texas--History--19th century--Sources.

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Related Material

See also Addison C. Hinton Papers, 1835-1853.

See also Texas Navy Engraving Collection, 1843, 1936.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mexican Schooner Bravo Ship's Log, 1835, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Colleen Hobbs, February 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 
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3F283 Mexican schooner Bravo ship's log, 1835

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