University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William H. Sumner Letter, 1834



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sumner, William H.
Title: Sumner, William H., Letter
Dates: 1834
Abstract: The William H. Sumner Letter, 1834, comprises a letter penned by Sumner in Dorchester [Massachusetts?] to James DeWolf concerning the illness of Mrs. DeWolf and the plans of an unnamed colonel for a "Suspension Rail."
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Entrepreneur William H. Sumner possibly lived in Dorchester, Massachusetts, in the mid-19th century.


Scope and Contents

The William H. Sumner Letter, 1834, comprises a letter penned by Sumner in Dorchester [Massachusetts?] to James DeWolf concerning the illness of Mrs. DeWolf and the plans of an unnamed colonel for a "Suspension Rail." Additionally, the letter discusses Sumner’s enterprising intentions to relocate to Texas, where he hopes to settle in the "cotton-yielding lands" near the Red River.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Sumner, William H. -- Archives
DeWolf, James
Subjects
Cotton growing and manufacture -- Texas -- History -- 19th century
Railroads -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Places
Red River (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William H. Sumner Letter, 1834, 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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2K328 Letter, August 25, 1834