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Descriptive Summary

Biographical 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 Louis F. Faust Letter, 1877



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Faust, Louis F.
Title: Faust, Louis F., Letter
Dates: 1877
Abstract: 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.
Accession No.: 83-329; 89-149
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English and German.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

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Scope and Contents

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.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Faust, Louis F. -- Archives
Subjects
Germans -- Indiana -- History -- 19th century
Places
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century
Terre Haute (Ind.) -- History -- 19th century

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Louis F. Faust Letter, 1877, 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:

box
2M404 Letter, May 27, 1877

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