University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Texas Letters Collections, 1857-1861



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas settlers
Title: Texas Letters Collection
Dates: 1857-1861
Abstract: Correspondence comprise the Texas Letters Collection, 1857-1861, containing letters written by Tennessee immigrants in Texas describing conditions in Caldwell, Hays, Hopkins, and Hunt counties.
Accession No.: 86-77
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Miles Parson, James G. Mahaffy, and William C. McCarty were Texas settlers. Mahaffy and McCarty were originally from Tennessee.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence comprise the Texas Letters Collection, 1857-1861, containing letters written by Tennessee immigrants in Texas describing conditions in Caldwell, Hays, Hopkins, and Hunt counties. Additionally, a letter written by Miles Parsons documents Sam Houston’s inauguration as Governor of Texas and conditions in Texas (January 1860).


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863.
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863 -- Inauguration, 1860.
Mahaffy, James G.
McCarty, William C.
Parsons, Miles
Places
Caldwell County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th Century.
Hays County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th Century.
Hopkins County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th Century.
Hunt Conty (Tex.) -- History -- 19th Century.
Texas -- History -- 19th Century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Letters Collection, 1857-1861, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, 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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2.325/L94 Texas Letters Collection