University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John Felloseby Letter, 1836



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Felloseby, John
Title: Felloseby, John, letter
Dates: 1836
Abstract: The John Felloseby Letter, 1836, consists of a photocopy of a letter written by Felloseby to his daughter Mary Anna [Moseley?] during his trip to Texas on March 26 and 27, 1836.
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 Felloseby was the father of Mary Anna [Moseley?] and other children. A supporter of Texas independence, he traveled to Texas in 1836 upon the steamship Caspian through Alexandria and Natchitoches, Louisiana, to buy land for himself and others.


Scope and Contents

The John Felloseby Letter, 1836, consists of a photocopy of a letter written by Felloseby to his daughter Mary Anna [Moseley?] during his trip to Texas on the steamship Caspian through Alexandria and at Natchitoches, Louisiana, on March 26 and 27, 1836. Felloseby discusses his sadness upon hearing of the fall of the Alamo, his interest in the Texas Declaration of Independence, and the prospect of buying land in Texas for himself and on behalf of others.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Felloseby, John -- Archives.
Moseley, Mary Anna
Subjects (Organizations)
Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.) -- Siege, 1836.
Texas. Declaration of Independence.
Subjects
Land -- Texas.
Places
Texas -- History -- Revolution, 1835-1836.
Natchitoches (La.) -- History -- 19th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Felloseby Letter, 1836, 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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2N232 Letter by John Felloseby, March 26-27, 1836