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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Robert Dale Owen Texas Annexation Letter, 1844



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877
Title: Owen, Robert Dale, Texas Annexation Letter
Dates: 1844
Abstract: This small collection is comprised of a letter in which Congressman Robert Dale Owen comments on Texas Annexation to the United States.
Accession No.: 2013-159
OCLC No.:
Extent: 1 page
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Dale Owen (1801-1877) was the son of Robert Owen, a Welsh social reformer and one of the founders of utopian socialism and the cooperative movement. Owen emigrated to the United States in 1825 and was a longtime exponent of the socialist doctrines of his father, as well as a politician in the Democratic Party. He served in the Indiana House of Representatives twice (1835-1838; 1851-1853) and was also elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1842, and served from 1843 to 1847.

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Scope and Contents

This small collection is comprised of a letter in which Congressman Owen writes that Mexico “has no more just claim over Texas than Spain over Mexico or Great Britain over the United States.”

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877.
Subjects
Texas--Annexation to the United States.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert Dale Owen Texas Annexation Letter, 1844, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Stefanie Lapka, July 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2E525 Letter, 1844

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