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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents

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Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the J. M. Henson Letters, 1855-1856



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Henson, J. M.
Title: Henson, J. M., Letters
Dates: 1855-1856
Abstract: Two letters concerning news, politics, and Indian activity in Texas comprise this small collection.
Accession No.: 2013-300
OCLC No.:
Extent: 2 letters
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Two letters comprise this small collection. The first letter reports news on the state of Texas; Henson describes his successful cultivation of new land in Atascosa and reports on Indian activity in the area. In the second letter, Henson recounts the Indian attack by Edward Dixon Westfall, and mentions William "Bigfoot" Wallace's role in discovering the wounded Westfall. The letter also contains information about the Know-Nothing Party, which was especially popular in Texas during the mid-1850s.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Henson, J. M.
Wallace, Big-Foot, 1817-1899.
Westfall, Edward Dixon, 1820-1897.
Subjects (Organizations)
Know-Nothing Party.
Know-Nothing Party--Texas.
Places
Atascosa (Tex.)
Arroyo Medio (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

J. M. Henson Letters, 1855-1856, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Stefanie Lapka, January 2014.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3F331 Letter concerning Edward Dixon Westfall and William "Bigfoot" Wallace, 1855
Letter concerning news from the state of Texas and Indian activity near Atascosa, 1856

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