University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Dilue Rose Harris Reminiscences, 1833-1836



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Harris, Dilue Rose, 1825-1914
Title: Harris, Dilue Rose, Reminiscences
Dates: 1833-1836
Abstract: Consisting of Photostat copies of her memoirs, the Dilue Rose Harris Reminiscences, 1833-1836, chronicle her experiences during the Texas Revolution.
Extent: 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

Source:

Lang, Herbert H. "Harris, Dilue Rose."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed June 3, 2011.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Harris, Dilue Rose, 1825-1914 -- Archives
Subjects
Pioneer and frontier life -- Texas
Places
Texas -- Description and travel
Texas -- History -- To 1846
Texas -- History -- Revolution, 1835-1836
Texas -- History -- 19th century -- Sources

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dilue Rose Harris Reminiscences, 1833-1836, 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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2D271 Dilue Rose Harris Reminiscences, 1833-1836