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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 Edward Johns Papers, 1841-1845



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Johns, Edward, b. ca. 1824
Title: Johns, Edward, Papers
Dates: 1841-1845
Abstract: Comprising correspondence, sketches, inventories, nautical records, a certificate, and a journal, the Edward Johns Papers, 1841-1845, chronicle Johns’ experiences serving in the Texas Navy.
Extent: 15 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Edward Johns (b. ca. 1824) served in the Texas Navy during the 1840s. During his service, he was stationed on the schooner-of-war San Antonio and the sloop-of-war Austin.

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Scope and Contents

Comprising correspondence, sketches, inventories, nautical records, a certificate, and a journal, the Edward Johns Papers, 1841-1845, chronicle Johns’ experiences serving in the Texas Navy. Correspondence concerns the murder of a lieutenant in the navy, inventories document officers on board the sloop-of-war Austin, and nautical records consist of rules for finding latitudes and longitudes as well as logs. Originals and Photostats of sketches depict ships and international flags, while a certificate pertains to Johns’ service in the navy. Additionally, the journal describes Johns’ activities aboard the schooner-of-war San Antonio, as well as the ship’s course and sailing conditions.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Johns, Edward, b. ca. 1824 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas. Navy.
Subjects
Austin (Sloop).
Navigation.
Sailing ships -- Pictorial works.
San Antonio (Schooner).
Places
Texas -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edward Johns Papers, 1841-1845, 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

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2E269 Correspondence, sketches, inventories, nautical records, certificate, and journal, 1841-1845
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3So57 Sketches, 1841-1845

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