University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Rosalie Bridget Hart Priour Reminiscences, [ca. 1867]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Priour, Rosalie Bridget Hart, 1825-1903
Title: Priour, Rosalie Bridget Hart, Reminiscences
Dates: [ca. 1867]
Abstract: A bound typescript composes the Rosalie Bridget Hart Priour Reminiscences, [ca. 1867], chronicling Priour’s experiences emigrating from Ireland and settling in Texas during antebellum period.
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born to Tom Hart and Elizabeth O’Leary in Ballymoney, Wexford County, Ireland, Rosalie Bridget Hart Priour (1825-1903) immigrated with her family to the United States in 1834. Following her father’s death upon their arrival, Rosalie and her widowed mother settled in Refugio, Texas. During the Texas Revolution, she and her family fled to Mobile, Alabama, where in 1844 Rosalie married Jean Marie Priour, with whom she had ten children. After the Mexican War, she and her husband and mother relocated to Corpus Christi, where they managed a mercantile business.

Source:

Wagner, Frank. "Priour, Rosalie Hart."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed August 3, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fpr32.


Scope and Contents

A bound typescript composes the Rosalie Bridget Hart Priour Reminiscences, [ca. 1867], chronicling Priour’s experiences emigrating from Ireland and settling in Texas during antebellum period. The reminiscences discuss social conditions in South Texas, the Texas Revolution, life in the Texas Republic, the Civil War, and her family history.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Priour, Rosalie Bridget Hart, 1825-1903 -- Archives.
Hart family.
Priour family.
Subjects
Immigration & society -- Texas.
Irish Americans -- Texas.
Places
Texas -- History -- Republic, 1836-1846.
Texas -- History -- Revolution, 1835-1836.
Texas, South -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Texas, South -- Social conditions.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rosalie Bridget Hart Priour Reminiscences, [ca. 1867], 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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2R154 Reminiscences, [ca. 1867]