A Guide to the Juan Bautista Elguézabal Reports, 1799-1805
Juan Bautista Elguézabal (1741-1805) was appointed adjutant inspector of the presidios of Coahuila and Texas in 1795, while also serving as assistant to governor of Texas, Manuel Muñoz, in 1796. After he was selected interim governor in 1797, Elguézabal promoted the development of Texas and allowed the Choctaw and the Alabama-Coushatta Indians to settle in the region east of the Trinity River. Elguézabal remained governor until his death in 1805.
"Elguezabal, Juan Bautista."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed May 25, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fel06.
Photostats comprise the Juan Bautista Elguézabal Reports, 1799-1805, chronicling Elguézabal’s career as governor of Texas. Reports concern the relations with Native American tribes and the central government as well as the cattle trade in Texas.
This collection is open for research use.
Juan Bautista Elguézabal Reports, 1799-1805, 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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