University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Albert Francis Field Letter, 1900



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Field, Albert Francis, 1856-1912
Title: Field, Albert Francis, letter
Dates: 1900
Abstract: The Albert Francis Field Letter, 1900, consists of a photocopy of a transcribed October 2, 1900, letter to N. A. Jennings in San Antonio, Texas, from Field in Lockhart, discussing his experiences as a Texas Ranger from about 1870 to 1900.
Accession No.: 66-061
Extent: 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Albert Francis Field (1856-1912) served as a Texas Ranger in A. L. Parrott’s Squad in Castroville, Texas, from about 1870 to 1900. His daughter, Zatella Greigh Field (1898-1968), married I. N. Mitchell.


Scope and Contents

The Albert Francis Field Letter, 1900, consists of a photocopy of a transcribed October 2, 1900, letter to N. A. Jennings in San Antonio, Texas, from Field in Lockhart, discussing his experiences as a Texas Ranger from about 1870 to 1900. The letter describes his work with A. L. Parrott’s Squad in Castroville, including the capture of criminals, jail guard duty, and interactions with fellow Rangers, or “comrades,” such as Charlie McKinney and John McNelly.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Field, Albert Francis, 1856-1912 -- Archives.
McNelly, John.
Jennings, N. A. (Napoleon Augustus), 1856-1919
McKinney, Charles Brown, 1858?-1886.
Parrott, A. L.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Rangers -- Biography.
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas.
Places
Texas -- History -- 1846-1950.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Albert Francis Field Letter, 1900, 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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3C63 Letter by Albert Francis Field to N. A. Jennings, October 2, 1900