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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 José Juan Sánchez-Navarro Papers, 1831-1839, [ca. 1930s]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sánchez-Navarro, José Juan, d. 1849
Title: Sánchez-Navarro, José Juan, Papers
Dates: 1831-1839, [ca. 1930s]
Abstract: Comprising military copybooks, notes and translations, and photographs, the José Juan Sánchez-Navarro Papers, 1831-1839, [ca. 1930s] document Sánchez-Navarro’s work as an inspector in the Mexican Army during the Texas Revolution and his observations at the sieges of Bexar (1835) and the Alamo (1836).
Accession No.: 1951
Extent: 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in Spanish and English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born into a distinguished Saltillo, Mexico, family, José Juan Sánchez-Navarro was a professional soldier in the Mexican Army during the Texas Revolution. He served as Adjutant Inspector of the Departments of Nuevo León and Tamaulipas under the command of General Martín Perfecto de Cós during the Siege of Bexar in 1835 and the battle of the Alamo in early 1836.

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Scope and Contents

Comprising military copybooks, notes and translations, and photographs, the José Juan Sánchez-Navarro Papers, 1831-1839, [ca. 1930s], document Sánchez-Navarro’s work as an inspector in the Mexican Army during the Texas Revolution and his observations at the sieges of Bexar (1835) and the Alamo (1836). The copybooks contain the provincial inventory Sánchez-Navarro prepared while adjutant inspector of Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas as well as correspondence, decrees, printed orders, and personal notes. Additionally, Sánchez-Navarro used the ledgers’ blank pages to describe the two major encounters between the Mexican and Texan forces in San Antonio de Bexar. Photographs depict his carefully drawn plan of the Alamo, which show the positions of Mexican forces. Additionally, the collection contains notes and typescripts with English translations on Sánchez-Navarro’s descriptions, created by Carlos Sanchez-Navarro for his book, La Guerra de Tejas; Memorias de un Soldado (1938).

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Sánchez-Navarro, José Juan, d. 1849 -- Archives
Sánchez-Navarro, Carlos
Subjects (Organizations)
Mexico. Ejército -- History -- 19th century
Places
Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.) -- Siege, 1836 -- Personal narratives, Mexican.
Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.) -- Siege, 1836 -- Pictorial works.
Texas -- History -- Revolution, 1835-1836 -- Personal narratives, Mexican.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

José Juan Sánchez-Navarro Papers, 1831-1839, [ca. 1930s], 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:

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2G146 Military copybooks, 1831-1839
Notes and translations, [ca. 1930s]
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3Y45 Photographs of Alamo plan with legend

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