A Guide to the James K. Holland Papers, 1846-1848, 1884
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.
"Holland, James K."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed January 19, 2011.
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.
This collection is open for research use.
James K. Holland Papers, 1846-1848, 1884, 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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