A Guide to the Louis F. Faust Letter, 1877
Born in Germany, Louis F. Faust immigrated to the United States in April 1877, sailing from Rotterdam, Holland, to New York City before taking a train to Terre Haute, Indiana. Faust eventually moved to Texas, marrying a German woman in Dallas. The couple later lived in Corsicana and then Comfort where they managed a hotel.
Photocopies of a letter and its translation compose the Louis F. Faust Letter, 1877, describing Faust's immigration to the United States from Germany and life in Terre Haute, Indiana. Written in German to family and friends in Germany, the missive chronicles journeys by ship and train, his difficulties bringing a gun into the country, and people he met in Indiana. An English translation by Faust's great-granddaughter is also included.
This collection is open for research use.
Louis F. Faust Letter, 1877, 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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