University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John Sutherland Papers, 1832-1879, 1913, 1934.



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sutherland, John, 1792-1867
Creator: Sutherland family
Title: John Sutherland Papers
Dates: 1832-1879, 1913, 1934
Abstract: Original and photocopies of correspondence, publications, and family records compose the John Sutherland Papers, 1832-1879, 1913, 1934, documenting the history of the Sutherland family in Texas.
Accession No.: 98-279
Extent: 4 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Physician Dr. John Sutherland, Jr. (1792-1867) was born to John and Agnes Sutherland near Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia. In 1816, he married Diana Kennedy in Knox County, Tennessee, and, after her death, moved to Texas in 1829 with his brother George Sutherland. With his son William, Sutherland settled in San Antonio in 1835, and treated members of the Alamo garrison. Col. William Travis sent him to return with reinforcements, but he returned after the fall of the Alamo and the death of his son. In 1837, Sutherland moved to Egypt, Texas, and married Ann Bryant Lane a year later. After her death in 1840, he married Ann Margaret Dickson in Colorado County in 1841. In 1849, he purchased land east of San Antonio, which became known as Sutherland Springs. In 1860 Sutherland wrote The Fall of the Alamo, which was published in 1936.

Source: McCaslin, Richard B., “Sutherland, John, Jr.,” Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed on April 11, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fsu07.


Scope and Contents

Original and photocopies of correspondence, publications, and family records compose the John Sutherland Papers, 1832-1879, 1913, 1934, documenting the history of the Sutherland family in Texas. Letters include a valedictory oration to East Tennessee College by James P. N. Craighead (1832), a letter from John Sutherland concerning the Mexican invasion of Texas (1842), an indenture belonging to Sutherland (1843), a teacher certificate (1879), and a verb conjugation list. Photocopies of correspondence include a letter from David K. Sutherland concerning the death of his daughter, Sarah Agnes (1851). Sutherland family records include a photocopy of an undated photograph and a biography of Sutherland. Publications consist of a bound transcription of The Fall of the Alamo (1934) and an issue of The Alamo magazine (1913).


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Sutherland, John, 1792-1867 -- Archives.
Craighead, James P. N.
Sutherland family -- Archives.
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas.
Places
Texas -- History -- Revolution, 1835-1836 -- Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Sutherland Papers, 1832-1879, 1913, 1934, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, 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 Valedictory oration by James P.N. Craigshead 1832
Verb conjugation list undated
Letter from John Sutherland to Sarah 1842
Letter from John Sutherland to James P.N. Craigshead 1846
Texas school board teacher certificate 1879
Photocopies of letters 1851-1869
Photocopies of Sutherland family records
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2R203 The Alamo magazine 1913
Transcription of The Fall of the Alamo 1934