Benjamin Muse, Jr. Collection Relating to Mexico, Texas, and California 1830-1844


Benjamin Muse, Jr. Collection Relating to Mexico, Texas, and California 1830-1844

Letters and official communications pertaining to Mexican military and governmental affairs and the Texas Revolution

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Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836 (person)

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Bowie, James, d. 1836 (person)

The son of Reason (or Rezin) and Elve Bowie, James (Jim) Bowie (1796?-1836) moved around the southern United States in his early life, finally settling on a plantation near Opelousas, Louisiana, in around 1809. During the War of 1812, James and his brother Rezin Pleasant Bowie enlisted in the Second Division, Consolidated, of the U.S. Army. After the war, the brothers bought slaves from Jean Laffite and traded them in St. Landry Parish, until raising $65,0000, which James and Rezin ...

Santa Anna, Antonio López de, 1794?-1876 (person)

Epithet: President of Mexico British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000297.0x000203 Commander in chief of Mexican Army and President of Mexico during war with United States (1846-1848). Letter thanks Don Juan Valdivia for providing lumber and use of his estate for defense against possible Spanish invasion (1829). From the description of Antonio Loṕez de Santa Anna letter, 1829. (University of the Pacific)...

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