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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William Cochran Blair Papers, 1842, 1879



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Blair, William Cochran, 1791-1873.
Title: William Cochran Blair Papers
Dates: 1842, 1879
Abstract: Photocopies of two letters. The first, from Blair at Egypt, Texas, to Walter Losorie, March 18, 1842, describes Blair's flight from the approaching Mexican army. The other, from Anna George to President Hayes, July 7, 1879, requests a pension for Blair's widow.
Accession No.: 67-144
OCLC No.: 23175308
Extent: 2 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

William Cochran Blair (1791-1873) was a Presbyterian missionary, minister, and educator. After graduating from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1821, he spent 8 years with the Chickasaw Indians, and then acted as missionary in Latin America. Once settling in Victoria, Texas, in 1840, he helped organize the Presbytery of the Brazos and a local church. Mexican army and Comanche Indian invasions forced Blair's family, including his wife Sarah (Mueller) Blair, to flee the area several times. He further helped establish Aranama College and Austin College, later moving to Port Lavaca to preach until his death.

Reference: Kelly, Louise. "Blair, William Cochran."Handbook of Texas Online, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/BB/fbl11.html (accessed September 23, 2008).

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Scope and Contents

Photocopies of two letters. The first, from Blair at Egypt, Texas, to Walter Losorie, March 18, 1842, describes Blair's flight from the approaching Mexican army. The other, from Anna George to President Hayes, July 7, 1879, requests a pension for Blair's widow.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Blair, William Cochran, 1791-1873 -- Archives.
Places
Victoria (Tex.) -- History -- Sources.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Cochran Blair Papers, 1842, 1879, 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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3H16 Photocopies of two letters, 1842, 1879

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