University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the James K. Holland Papers, 1846-1848, 1884



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Holland, James K., 1822-1898
Title: Holland, James K., Papers
Dates: 1846-1848, 1884
Abstract: The James K. Holland Papers, 1846-1848, 1884, comprise two typewritten transcripts of Holland’s diary from his military service during the Mexican War, a photocopy of the original diary, and correspondence regarding the diary from 1884. Journal entries cover the mundane aspects of military life, descriptions of the countryside, and the Battle of Monterrey.
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

James K. Holland, 1822-1898, moved to Texas in 1842 and followed his father, Spearhead Holland, into politics. James served in the Texas Legislature (1849-1850; 1853-1854; 1861-1863). During the Mexican War he was a captain with the 17th Rangers with whom he fought at the Battle of Monterrey. Holland also served as a colonel during the Civil War. In addition to being a politician and soldier, Holland was a wealthy planter until he fell off a buggy and died in 1898.

Sources:

"Holland, James K."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed January 19, 2011.


Scope and Contents

The James K. Holland Papers, 1846-1848, 1884, comprise two typewritten transcripts of Holland’s diary from his military service during the Mexican War, a photocopy of the original diary, and correspondence regarding the diary from 1884. Journal entries cover the mundane aspects of military life, descriptions of the countryside, and the Battle of Monterrey.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Holland, James K., 1822-1898--Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas, Army--Military life
Subjects
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Monterrey (Mexico), Battle of, 1846
Places
Texas--History--19th Century
Mexico--History--19th Century

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James K. Holland Papers, 1846-1848, 1884, 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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2E247 Correspondence, 1848, 1884
Diary (photocopy), 1846-1848
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2R39 Diary of the march of the seventeenth Rangers Mounted Texas Volunteers, May 24, 1846-February 6, 1847, 1848