A Guide to the John Tyler Letter, 1847
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.
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.
The collection is open for research use.
John Tyler Letter, 1847, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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.
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