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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Indianola (Tex.) Letter, 1852



Descriptive Summary

Creator Indianola, Texas
Title: Indianola (Tex.) Letter
Dates: 1852
Abstract: The Indianola (Tex.) Letter, 1852, contains a firsthand account by a man named Charles of the March 26, 1852, shipwreck of the Independence and the rescue of its passengers.
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Charles [unknown surname] was a passenger on the 1852 maiden voyage of the steamship Independence from Galveston to Indianola, Texas. On March 26, the boat crashed off the coast of Matagorda Bay. Charles and his fellow passengers were not rescued for two days, during which time six lives were lost. Before departing from Galveston, he spent time in New Orleans.

Source:

Arnold, J. Barton, III. “Independence.” Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed January 25, 2011.

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Scope and Contents

The Indianola (Tex.) Letter, 1852, contains a firsthand account by a man named Charles of the March 26, 1852, shipwreck of the Independence and the rescue of its passengers.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Independence (Steamship)
Shipwrecks -- Texas -- Matagorda Bay.
Places
Indianola (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century
Matagorda Bay (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Indianola (Tex.) Letter, 1852, 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:

box
2E264 Letter, March 30, 1852

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