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[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

Lloyd's map of the lower Mississippi River from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico.

Description: Map shows roads, towns, county boundaries, railroads, land tracts and ownership, notable physical features, and layout of larger cities along the valley of the mid-nineteenth century Mississippi River. Includes explanation, list of other maps available from publisher. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [1:316,800].
Date: 1862
Creator: Lloyd, James T.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Map of Reconnaissance exhibiting the country between Washington and New Orleans with the routes examined in reference to a contemplated National Road between these two cities.

Description: Map shows plotting of a national road without regard to terrain directly from Washington to New Orleans; major cities and towns, existing roads, and military posts. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [ca. 1:2,112,000].
Date: [1812..1832]
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Maps of Texas, Kentucky and Tennessee, and New Orleans, Louisiana]

Description: Map shows counties, railroads, cities, towns, and notable physical features; Greer County as part of Texas; street names, canals, ferries, steam and horse railroads, parks, cemeteries, and buildings for New Orleans. Includes statistics and distances between points on railroad lines; key to buildings for New Orleans. Inset: [Texas Panhandle]. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [1:3,000,000], [1:2,200,000], and [1:572,000].
Date: [1887..1890]
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Appletons' railway map of the southern states.

Description: Map shows existing and proposed railroad routes for the southeastern United States, including northern Florida, eastern Texas, and eastern "Indian Territory." Includes legend. Relief shown by hachures. Scale not given.
Date: [1856..1866]
Creator: D. Appleton and Company
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Transcript of Letter from Stephen F. Austin to David G. Burnet, June 10, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Stephen F. Austin to David G. Burnet, on June 10, 1836, discussing the steps it is necessary to take before the United States government will recognize Texas as independent. He also briefly mentions the movement of troops from Kentucky.
Date: June 10, 1836
Creator: Austin, Stephen F.
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from George Fisher to Stephen F. Austin, November 18, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from George Fisher to Stephen F. Austin, on November 18, 1836, asking after his attempts to be appointed to the Texan government, and the land grants promised to empresarios. He also briefly discusses his plans to move his family to Texas, and the education of two of his sons.
Date: November 18, 1836
Creator: Fisher, George
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of letters between Mary Austin Holley and Emily M. Austin Bryan Perry, March 23, 1844]

Description: Copy of transcript for letters between Mary Austin Holley and Emily M. Austin Bryan Perry. Holley writes to Perry proposing to write a memoir or biography of Stephen F. Austin, as well as sends her regrets for not visiting her while in Texas. Perry responds with an approval of the biography project, but feels that writing a more complete version of early Texas history ought to wait out of respect for parties involved.
Date: March 23, 1844
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from James F. Perry to Messrs Ferguson, John and Campbell, July 12, 1832]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from James F. Perry to Messrs Ferguson, John and Campbell, concerning a lawsuit filed to recover the proceeds from the sale of a tract of land. Perry also describes the health of the mercantile business in the area, as well as, his opinion on current military/civilian disputes in the region.
Date: July 12, 1832
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History