University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Hal C. Horton Speech, undated



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Horton, Hal C.
Title: Horton, Hal C., Papers
Dates: Undated
Abstract: Comprising a speech transcript, the Hal C. Horton Speech, undated, describes the fifty days of the Texas Revolution between the signing of the Declaration of Texas Independence and the Battle of San Jacinto.
Accession No.: 65-84
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

In 1910, Hal C. Horton (b. ca. 1886) graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a law degree. A resident of Austin and Greenville, Texas, he practiced law primarily for the U. S. military, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Army and Brigadier General in the Texas National Guard. In 1965, he returned to the UT Law School, continuing his legal education.

Source:

“Oldest new student.” Alcade, January 1965.


Scope and Contents

Comprising a speech transcript, the Hal C. Horton Speech, undated, describes the fifty days of the Texas Revolution between the signing of the Declaration of Texas Independence and the Battle of San Jacinto. Horton’s speech was based, at least in part, on stories a Texas veteran told him as a child.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Horton, Hal C., b. ca. 1886 -- Archives
Subjects
San Jacinto, Battle of, Tex., 1836.
Texas. Declaration of Independence.
Places
Texas -- History -- Revolution, 1835-1836 -- Anecdotes

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Hal C. Horton Speech, undated, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection processed by archives staff, March 1965.

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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2L290 Untitled speech by Hal C. Horton on Texas history from March-April 1836, undated