A Guide to the Margaret Sealy Burton Letters, 1929-1933
The daughter of George Sealy and Magnolia Willis, Margaret Sealy (1876-1958) and her husband Frederick M. Burton lived in Galveston, Texas. Actively involved in the Galveston Historical Society, Margaret’s research on Texas history included correspondence with local Galveston historian Jessie A. Ziegler.
Gieson, Gwen. "Margaret Sealy Burton." Find a Grave. Accessed May 9, 2011. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=33518693.
Composed of one volume of transcripts of correspondence, the Margaret Sealy Burton Letters, 1929-1933, chronicle Burton’s interest in the history of Galveston, Texas. Letters exchanged with Jessie A. Ziegler discuss Galveston history from the late 18th century through the early 20th century, including notable residents, pirates along the Gulf Coast, the social and economic development of the city, and the Texas Revolution, among other topics.
This collection is open for research use.
Margaret Sealy Burton Letters, 1929-1933, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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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