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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Nathan Boone Burkett Reminiscences, 1895



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Burkett, Nathan Boone, 1820-1898
Title: Burkett, Nathan Boone, Reminiscences
Dates: 1895
Abstract: Comprising a typescript of an autobiography, the Nathan Boone Burkett Reminiscences, 1895, discusses Burkett’s experiences as a soldier, surveyor, and hunter as told to his son-in-law John T. Hogwood.
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Jefferson City, Missouri, Nathan Boone Burkett (1820-1898) was the son of David Burkett, a family friend of Daniel Boone. In 1829, Burkett moved with his family to Texas, settling in Dewitt’s colony. After the Burkett family fled during the "Runaway Scrape" of 1836, they returned to the colony, which was invaded by the Mexican Army in 1842. Burkett became a scout in Captain Mathew Caldwell’s ranger company in the Texas Army, fighting in the Battle of Salado Creek in 1842, before he settled in Moulton, Texas, where he worked as a surveyor.

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Scope and Contents

Comprising a typescript of an autobiography, the Nathan Boone Burkett Reminiscences, 1895, discusses Burkett’s experiences as a soldier, surveyor, and hunter as told to his son-in-law John T. Hogwood. The autobiography describes Burkett’s emigration with his family to Missouri to Texas, the "Runaway Scrape," life as a soldier in the Texas Army, and hunting deer and buffalo on the frontier.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Burkett, Nathan Boone, 1820-1898 -- Archives.
Burkett family.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas. Army.
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Places
Salado Creek (Bexar County, Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.
Texas -- History -- Revolution, 1835-1836.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Nathan Boone Burkett Reminiscences, 1895, 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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2J183 Two typescript copies of reminiscences, 1895

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