University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William Bollaert Papers, 1841-1849



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bollaert, William, 1807-1876.
Title: William Bollaert Papers
Dates: 1841-1849
Abstract: Observations by William Bollaert on the Republic of Texas include his description of the voyage from England to Texas and comments on the country, the people, and the political and military activities of the period.
Extent: 3 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

William Bollaert (1807-1876) was an English writer, chemist, geographer, and ethnologist.


Scope and Contents

Observations by William Bollaert on the Republic of Texas include his description of the voyage from England to Texas and comments on the country, the people, and the political and military activities of the period. The collection contains one of Bollaert's journals (1842) and copies of ten of his journals and sketches from the original material in the Newberry Library, including a brief sketch of Texan naval activities (1837-1843), written by D. H. Crisp, and also Bollaert's drawings of San Antonio, Galveston Harbor, the President's House (Austin), and a cotton gin and press as well as soil profiles, maps, and topographical sketches.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Bollaert, William, 1807-1876 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas. Navy.
Subjects
Ocean travel -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Places
San Antonio (Tex.)
Texas -- History -- Republic, 1836-1846 -- Sources.
Galveston (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Bollaert Papers, 1841-1849, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2H428 Diary, "On Arrival in Texas 1842"
"Personal narrative of a residence and travels in the Republic of Texas by W. B." (transcript), contains much of the material from the diary.
box
2Q443 Notebooks, vol. 1 (1-4):
1. Texas sketches, 1841-1849
2-4. Private journals, 1841-1849
Notebooks, vol. 2 (5-11):
5-6. Private journals, 1841-1849
7. Notes and view of Galveston Island, notes on Indian slavery in Mexico, etc., 1843
8. Notes for a life of William Kennedy, 1846, 1849
9. Miscellaneous notes concerning Texas
10. Texan naval activities by Capt. D. H. Crisp, 1837-1843
11. William Kennedy, three letters to Bollaert, 1847-1848