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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Sylvanus Hatch Memoirs, 1827-1885



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hatch, Sylvanus, 1788-1885
Title: Hatch, Sylvanus, memoirs
Dates: 1827-1885
Abstract: The Sylvanus Hatch Memoirs, 1827-1885, contain a biographical sketch of Hatch, concerning his experiences in the Texas Revolution, Mexican prisons, and battles with Native Americans.
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

Born in Falmouth, Massachusetts, Sylvanus Hatch (1788-1885) moved to Savannah, Georgia, in 1809, only to leave for Louisiana two years later. During the War of 1812, he served under General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans. In 1821, Hatch married the widowed Pamela Louisa Nicholson Brown (1788-1850), with whom he had three sons. In 1828, Hatch settled in Stephen F. Austin’s colony in Texas, living in Jackson County. He later moved to what-is-now Calhoun County, building a home named Agua Dulce. Hatch also fought during the Texas Revolution and in several battles with Native Americans.

Source:

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library. "A Guide to the Sylvanus Hatch Collection, 1809, 1885." Last modified August 2010. http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/drtsa/00013/drt-00013.html.

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Scope and Contents

The Sylvanus Hatch Memoirs, 1827-1885, contain a biographical sketch of Hatch, concerning his experiences in the Texas Revolution, Mexican prisons, and battles with Native Americans in Savannah, Georgia; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Calhoun and Jackson counties, Texas. The memoirs also describe storms, military episodes, agricultural and industrial enterprises, and epidemics of cholera and yellow fever.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hatch, Sylvanus, 1788-1885 -- Archives.
Subjects
Battles -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Indians of North America -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Places
Calhoun County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.
Jackson County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.
New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 19th century.
Savannah (Ga.) -- History -- 19th century.
Texas -- History -- Revolution, 1835-1836.

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Related Material

See also Sylvanus Hatch Collection, 1809-1885, Doc 5187 at the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas..

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sylvanus Hatch Memoirs, 1827-1885, 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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2J119 Memoirs, 1827-1885

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