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Descriptive Summary

Historical 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 Capitol Hotel (Houston) Letterhead, 1854



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Capitol Hotel (Houston, Tex.)
Title: Capitol Hotel (Houston) Letterhead
Dates: 1854
Abstract: The Capitol Hotel (Houston) Letterhead, 1854, consists of a letter written by a patron of the hotel to a family member. The letter describes traveling from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Austin, Texas, as well as providing observations of Galveston and Houston.
Accession No.: 63-111
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

After the seat of government for the Republic of Texas moved from Houston to Austin in 1839, the Houston capitol building was renovated to become the Capitol Hotel. In the 1870s, it was razed and rebuilt by J. L. Barnes in 1882. Three years later, the hotel was purchased by William M. Rice, who renamed it the Rice Hotel. The site is currently recorded on the National Register for Historic Places.

Source:

"Landmarks - Old Houston." Houston History. Accessed May 10, 2011. http://www.houstonhistory.com/preservation/landmarks/history9a.htm.

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Scope and Contents

The Capitol Hotel (Houston) Letterhead, 1854, consists of a letter written by a patron of the hotel to a family member. The letter describes traveling from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Austin, Texas, as well as providing observations of Galveston and Houston.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Capitol Hotel (Houston, Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.
Subjects
Hotels -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Places
Austin (Tex.) -- Description and travel -- 19th century.
Galveston (Tex.) -- Description and travel -- 19th century.
Houston (Tex.) -- Description and travel -- 19th century.
New Orleans (La.) -- Description and travel -- 19th century.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Capitol Hotel (Houston) Letterhead, 1854, 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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3S167 Letterhead, 1854

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