University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Samuel G. Norvell Papers, 1843, 1855



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Norvell, Samuel G.
Title: Norvell, Samuel G., Papers
Dates: 1843, 1855
Abstract: A receipt and pardon comprise the Samuel G. Norvell Papers, 1843, 1855, documenting Norvell’s incarceration in Mexico.
Extent: 2 items
Language: Materials are written in Spanish and English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.


Scope and Contents

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).


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Norvell, Samuel G. -- Archives.
Subjects
Prisoners of war -- Mexico.
Texan Mier Expedition (1842-1844).
Places
Mexico -- Politics and government.
Texas -- History -- Republic, 1836-1846.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Samuel G. Norvell Papers, 1843, 1855, 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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2F171 Pardon and receipt, 1843, 1855