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[Letter from Thomas Falconer to Alfred Austin]

Description: Letter from Thomas Falconer to "My dear Austin" in London. The letter was written in the third month of Falconer's captivity and posted from San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The letter recounts how he became part of the Santa Fe Expedition in June 1841 and narrates his experiences during the expedition. Falconer states that he was falsely told that the expedition was for trade when in fact its purpose was to capture Santa Fe. The letter describes his companions; the decline of Santa Fe's importance for trade; problems with the route and guides; lack of food; a camp fire that becomes a prairie fire; buffalo; and Indian attacks, scalpings, and deaths. A typed transcript of this letter is also available via the Portal to Texas History.
Date: January 12, 1842
Creator: Falconer, Thomas
Partner: Southwestern University

[Proclamation from Francisco Vidaurri y Villaseñor - June 24, 1834]

Description: Decree from the Government (Gobierno Supremo) of the State of Coahuila and Texas. Discusses the extra sessions of the State Congress, comments on the federal system and religion, and plans for discussing public finances. There are also lines written in script at the bottom and signed by J. Maria Cantu.
Date: June 24, 1834
Creator: Supreme Government of the free State of Coahuila and Texas
Partner: Southwestern University

[Transcript of letter from Thomas Falconer to John David Falconer, December [January] 5, 1841]

Description: Handwritten transcript of a letter from Thomas Falconer to John David Falconer, dated Dec. 5, 1841, but the December is probably a mistake for January since Falconer was captive in Mexico in December 1941. The letter chronicles Falconer's trip by steamboat down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers from Louisville, KY, to New Orleans, LA. There is a small sketch of the steamer, the William French, in the original letter, which is also available via the Portal to Texas History. The letter gives details of the price of passage; accommodations and food; how the steamer is different from "ours"; the stokers (slaves) who "make a most infernal singing"; fellow passengers; Americans for whom "the making of money is their chief pursuit from the time they can talk until they die"; and various towns and cities along the way. From New Orleans, Falconer went to Texas where he was caught up in the Texan Santa Fe Expedition.
Date: unknown
Creator: Falconer, Thomas
Partner: Southwestern University

[Typed transcript of letter from Thomas Falconer to Alfred Austin]

Description: Letter from Thomas Falconer to "My dear Austin" in London. The letter was written in the third month of Falconer's captivity and posted from San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The letter recounts how he became part of the Santa Fe Expedition in June 1841 and narrates his experiences during the expedition. Falconer states that he was falsely told that the expedition was for trade when in fact its purpose was to capture Santa Fe. The letter describes his companions; the decline of Santa Fe's importance for trade; problems with the route and guides; lack of food; a camp fire that becomes a prairie fire; buffalo; and Indian attacks, scalpings, and deaths. The original handwritten letter is also available via the Portal to Texas History.
Date: January 12, 1842
Creator: Falconer, Thomas
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from Thomas Falconer to John David Falconer, December [January] 5, 1841]

Description: Letter from Thomas Falconer to John David Falconer, dated Dec. 5, 1841, but the December is probably a mistake for January since Falconer was captive in Mexico in December 1941. The letter chronicles Falconer's trip by steamboat down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers from Louisville, KY, to New Orleans, LA. There is a small sketch of the steamer, the William French. The letter gives details of the price of passage; accommodations and food; how the steamer is different from "ours"; the stokers (slaves) who "make a most infernal singing"; fellow passengers; Americans for whom "the making of money is their chief pursuit from the time they can talk until they die"; and various towns and cities along the way. From New Orleans, Falconer went to Texas where he was caught up in the Texan Santa Fe Expedition. This letter has a modern handwritten transcription available via the Portal to Texas History.
Date: January 5, 1841
Creator: Falconer, Thomas, -- 1805-1882.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter to Thomas Falconer - June 28, 1846]

Description: Letter from unknown author from Washington [D.C.] to Falconer thanking him for a letter and an article from the Washington Review. The author hopes that the "vexatious" war with Mexico will be cut short and references the border dispute between Oregon and Canada that was settled by the 1846 Oregon Treaty. The letter is incomplete.
Date: June 28, 1846
Partner: Southwestern University

[Portrait of Thomas Falconer]

Description: Photograph of Thomas Falconer wearing judge's robes and a wig, seated next to a table with books. Handwritten text on the back says: "Thomas Falconer, Judge of County Court, August 1854." Falconer was a member of the 1841 Texan Santa Fe expedition.
Date: August 1854
Partner: Southwestern University

[Copy of Letter from Galveston to Messrs. Meyer & Sons of New York - December 10, 1841]

Description: Copy of a letter from Galveston, discussing Thomas Falconer's affairs and reassuring the recipient that Falconer's silence in response to six letters is because he has been captured with the Santa Fe Expedition. It also discusses the terms of a sum of money Falconer drew and a term set by Messrs. Meyer & Co. (written as "& Sons" earlier in document) and gives a brief summary of how he joined the expedition. There are notes on cities and dates on the back page.
Date: December 10, 1841
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from C.E. Detmold to Edward Trelawny - January 8, 1842]

Description: Letter from C. E. Detmold in New York to Edward Trelawny at Putney Hill near London. It discusses his fears for Thomas Falconer's safety as he has heard that the "Texian" Santa Fe Expedition had been captured by Mexican forces and touches on British Whig finance politics. Detmold is Christian Edward Detmold (see Wikipedia article) and Trelawny is John Edward Trelawny the English biographer, novelist, adventurer and friend of the Romantic poets Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron.
Date: January 8, 1842
Creator: Detmold, C. E. (Christian Edward), 1810-1887
Partner: Southwestern University

[Diary of Henry Matthews - 1806-1844]

Description: Henry Matthews (1799-18?) was a Methodist circuit rider, schoolteacher, and practicing physician from Ohio, who made his way from Ohio, through the Illinois Territory, to Texas. Primarily a circuit-riding preacher and schoolteacher in his early days in Ohio, Matthews practiced medicine more formally in the 1830s and 1840s in San Felipe, Texas, where Matthews and his wife Miranda eventually settled. Primarily a medical diary, this volume includes records of medical visits and attendance by Matthews; death notices that feature the names of the deceased and the diseases from which they died; and an account of pregnancies and births attended by Mathews. Of the illnesses that Matthews recorded, venereal diseases dominate the list with syphilis being a primary affliction. The entries include details about the patients'/deceased's lives and families. The diary does not follow consistent ordering and there are large sections of unused pages in between some entries, which are written sideways with the gutter at the top of the writing.
Date: 1806-04-12/1844-05-17
Creator: Matthews, Henry
Partner: Southwestern University

[Diary of Henry Matthews - 1818-1820]

Description: Diary of Henry Matthews (1799-18??), a Methodist circuit rider, schoolteacher, and practicing physician from Ohio, who made his way from Ohio, through the Illinois Territory, to Texas. This volume consists mainly of transcriptions of letters sent by Matthews to various family members and friends describing Matthews’ life on the circuit and as a school teacher in Ohio. Accompanying these letters are poetry and prose passages recorded by Matthews. In 1818, Matthews writes of his recommendation to the Annual Conference to ride as an itinerant pastor; he was just 19 years old. It also includes notes on his travel plans, time spent as a schoolteacher, religious recommendations, and lists books he has been reading. A page in the back dated 1840 includes a list of names, residences, and destinations.
Date: {1818-04-23..1820-02-12, 1840-08-23..1840-08-28}
Creator: Matthews, Henry
Partner: Southwestern University

[Diary of Henry Matthews - 1833-1840]

Description: Henry Matthews (1799-18?) was a Methodist circuit rider, schoolteacher, and practicing physician from Ohio, who made his way from Ohio, through the Illinois Territory, to Texas. Primarily a circuit-riding preacher and schoolteacher in his early days in Ohio, Matthews practiced medicine more formally in the 1830s and 1840s in San Felipe, Texas, where Matthews and his wife Miranda eventually settled. The latter two-thirds are a private diary, but many of the entries are made over printed finance notes, for which the book was originally printed. The initial third have some edits made to the printed sections but do not appear to be used as intended. Entries range from weather reports to crop and garden reports to mentions of Matthews’ medical practice in San Felipe. There are some loose papers in this volume, including one signed, “Miranda Matthews,” regarding a girl named Mary.
Date: 1833-05-25/1840-10-02
Creator: Matthews, Henry
Partner: Southwestern University

[Diary of Henry Matthews - 1819-1833]

Description: Henry Matthews (1799-18?) was a Methodist circuit rider, schoolteacher, and practicing physician from Ohio, who made his way from Ohio, through the Illinois Territory, to Texas. Primarily a circuit-riding preacher and schoolteacher in his early days in Ohio, Matthews practiced medicine more formally in the 1830s and 1840s in San Felipe, Texas, where Matthews and his wife Miranda eventually settled. This final volume also appears to be primarily a private diary, but many of the entries are made over printed finance notes, for which the book was originally printed. Entries range from weather reports to crop and garden reports to mentions of Matthews’ medical practice in San Felipe and appears to be a diary that includes personal and religious notes. There are loose pages at the end. The first two thirds is written right side up, there is a break in the writing, and the rest of the book is filled from the back writing right-side-up with respect to that cover, so that the book needs to be flipped upside-down to be read.
Date: {1819-10-10..1833-05-24}
Creator: Matthews, Henry
Partner: Southwestern University