A Guide to the Albert Francis Field Letter, 1900
Albert Francis Field (1856-1912) served as a Texas Ranger in A. L. Parrott’s Squad in Castroville, Texas, from about 1870 to 1871. Field then returned to Caldwell County where he became county deputy and then sheriff. His daughter, Zatella Greigh Field (1898-1968), married I. N. Mitchell.
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 1871. 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.
This collection is open for research use.
Albert Francis Field Letter, 1900, 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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