University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John Tyler Letter, 1847



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Tyler, John
Title: Tyler, John, Letter
Dates: 1847
Abstract: The collection consists of a letter from John Tyler, United States President, to Brantz Mayer, writer, historian, and ex-secretary of the United States legation in Mexico, relating to the annexation of Texas.
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

John Tyler, Jr. (1790–1862) was the tenth President of the United States (1841–1845) and the first to succeed to the office following the death of a predecessor (William Henry Harrison). The most significant and famous accomplishment of his term of office was the annexation of Texas in 1845.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a letter from John Tyler, United States President, to Brantz Mayer, writer, historian, and ex-secretary of the United States legation in Mexico, relating to the annexation of Texas, the current war with Mexico, and Great Britain's role in Texas-Mexico relations.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Tyler, John, 1790-1862.
Subjects (Organizations)
Presidents--United States--1780-1850.
Subjects
Texas--Annexation to the United States.
Places
Texas.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Tyler Letter, 1847, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2H106 Letter from President John Tyler to Brantz Mayer, 1847