University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John Newman Letter, 1934



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Newman, John.
Title: Newman, John, letter
Dates: 1934
Abstract: The John Newman Letter, 1934, contains the August 31, 1934, missive from Newman in Natal, South Africa, to the editor of "the Leading Newspaper" in Galveston, Texas. The 16-page letter describes Newman’s experiences during the hurricane of 1900.
Accession No.: 1953
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 1900, John Newman lived briefly in Galveston, Texas, as a barman and farmer. He experienced the Hurricane of 1900, discussing his experiences in a letter to the Galveston newspaper in 1934. By that year, he had moved to Natal, South Africa, where he was composing his memoirs.


Scope and Contents

The John Newman Letter, 1934, contains the August 31, 1934, missive from Newman in Natal, South Africa, to the editor of "the Leading Newspaper" in Galveston, Texas. The 16-page letter describes Newman’s experiences during the hurricane of 1900, including his memories of the building in which he sheltered being destroyed by waves and his life in Galveston at that point.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Newman, John -- Archives.
Subjects
Hurricanes -- Texas -- Galveston -- History -- 20th century.
Places
Galveston (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Newman Letter, 1934, 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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2F131 Letter, August 31, 1934