University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the V. M. Randolph Records, 1846-1847



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Randolph, V. M.
Title: Randolph, V. M., Records
Dates: 1846-1847
Abstract: Photocopies of correspondence and an auction list compose the V. M. Randolph Records, 1846-1847, documenting Randolph’s involvement in the transfer of the Texas Navy to the United States Navy during the Mexican War.
Accession No.: 68-180
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A native of Alabama, V. M. Randolph served as a captain in the United States Navy during the Mexican War and the Civil War. In 1846, Randolph organized the transfer of ships of the Texas Navy to the United States Navy, following the passage of a Congressional act authorizing the sale of the navy in 1843.

Sources:

Daniel, James M. "Texas Navy."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed August 5, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qjt02.

McPherson, Edward. The Political History of the United States of America during the Great Rebellion. Washington, D. C.: James J. Chapman, 1882.


Scope and Contents

Photocopies of correspondence and an auction list compose the V. M. Randolph Records, 1846-1847, documenting Randolph’s involvement in the transfer of the Texas Navy to the United States Navy during the Mexican War. Correspondence consists of letters exchanged with other navy officials, while an auction list concerns the sale of naval equipment.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Randolph, V. M. -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas. Navy.
United States. Navy.
Subjects
Mexican War, 1846-1848.
Places
Texas -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

V. M. Randolph Records, 1846-1847, 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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3H339 Records, 1846-1847