University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Juan Bautista Elguézabal Reports, 1799-1805



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Elguézabal, Juan Bautista, 1741-1805
Title: Elguézabal, Juan Bautista, Reports
Dates: 1799-1805
Abstract: Photostats comprise the Juan Bautista Elguézabal Reports, 1799-1805, chronicling Elguézabal’s career as governor of Texas.
Extent: 2 vols.
Language: Materials are written in Spanish.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

Source:

"Elguezabal, Juan Bautista."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed May 25, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fel06.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Elguézabal, Juan Bautista, 1741-1805 -- Archives.
Subjects
Cattle trade -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Governors -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Indians of North America -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Places
Mexico -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Texas -- Politics and government -- 19th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Juan Bautista Elguézabal Reports, 1799-1805, 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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2Q242 Reports, 1799-1801
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2Q243 Reports, 1801-1805