A Guide to the Samuel G. Norvell Papers, 1843, 1855
A member of Captain Nicholas Dawson’s Texas regiment of volunteers, Samuel G. Norvell was captured by the Mexican Army during "Dawson’s Massacre" and incarcerated in Mexico. In 1843, he was pardoned and released from prison.
Winkler, E. W. "The Bexar and Dawson Prisoners."The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association. 13 (1910): 292-324.
A receipt and pardon comprise the Samuel G. Norvell Papers, 1843, 1855, documenting Norvell’s incarceration in Mexico. Written in Spanish, the pardon releases Norvell from prison (1843), while a receipt in English concerns his payment for a journal subscription (1855).
This collection is open for research use.
Samuel G. Norvell Papers, 1843, 1855, 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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