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[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

[Announcement from Ildefonso Ramón]

Description: Announcement from Ildefonso Ramón saying that Bernabé González has given everything over to his son-in-law, in return for support until his death. The document is heavily stained in places and has a large tear in the upper right corner of the paper.
Date: 1819-11~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Transcript of letter from Moses Austin to James E. B. Austin, October 31, 1819]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Moses Austin to James E. B. Austin sending his son money and commenting on how difficult it is to obtain money at this time. Moses Austin also passes along news of the family to James, letting him know that his mother is well and that Stephen F. Austin and James Bryan are now in Arkansas Territory.
Date: October 31, 1819
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History