A Guide to the Dilue Rose Harris Reminiscences, 1833-1836
Memoirist Dilue Rose Harris (1825-1914) arrived at Stafford’s Point, Texas, with her family in 1833. During the Texas Revolution she made bullets for the defenders of the Alamo, was acquainted with the revolutionary leaders, and fled with her family during the Runaway Scrape in 1836. After Texas gained its independence, the Harrises moved outside of Houston where she attended school. In 1839, she married Ira Harris with whom she had nine children. Harris wrote her reminiscences that were published in the Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association in 1900.
Lang, Herbert H. "Harris, Dilue Rose."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed June 3, 2011.
Consisting of Photostat copies of her memoirs, the Dilue Rose Harris Reminiscences, 1833-1836, chronicle her experiences during the Texas Revolution. Events recounted include the fall of the Alamo, Goliad and her return home after the victory at San Jacinto as well as daily life in early Texas.
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Dilue Rose Harris Reminiscences, 1833-1836, 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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