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Title Immigration to Texas. Notes furnished by Frances Harvey
Author Harvey, Frances
Date 1929
Document Type Personal Account
Reference 2R34
Library / Archive Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Collection Name Harvey (Frances) Papers, 1836-1928
Description Notes recording various interviews with some of the earliest immigrants settled in Texas. Includes a "Conversation with Mrs Cooper" who migrated alongside her family to Texas as a child in 1873. These notes record her earliest impressions of Texas, journey conditions and instances in which her mother was called upon for midwifery services given the shortage of doctors to care for fellow immigrants. This document sheds light on various professions taken up by immigrant women in Texas. Notes are relative to the period 1836-1928.
Series Description The correspondence, literary productions, interviews, and thesis composing the Frances Harvey Papers, 1836-1928, document Harvey’s University of Texas master’s thesis research about life in Georgia during the Civil War and the migration of John Harvey's and other southerners to Texas after the war. Furthermore, the papers discuss the advantages of the move, its promotion through newspaper propaganda, the extent of the immigration, and the means of transportation.
Biographical Note / History In 1928, Frances Harvey earned an M.A. in history from the University of Texas at Austin. Harvey’s thesis discussed the migration of southerners into Texas during the Reconstruction era, from 1865 to 1880
Theme(s) Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Places Waco, McLenna County, Arlington, Dallas, Brazoria County, San Angelo, Austin, Texas, Arkansas, North Carolina, New Orleans, Louisiana, Alabama, United States
Ports Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Nationality American; African American
People Harvey, Frances; Hunt, Z L; Morehead, Jacob; Hamilton, Jack; Harrison, L N; Morris, Mattie
Keywords women, immigration, family, overland migration, history, settlement, children, journey conditions, health and sickness, food, leisure, death, labour, clothing, transportation, travel, accident, government, American Civil War, slavery, food, cotton, industry, salt, trade, marriage, Tuberculosis, railroad, land sale, weather, animals, animals, agriculture, education, alcohol, livestock, crime, theft, pregnancy, public health, pneumonia, death, inheritance, army, conflict, Christianity, Presbyterianism, prohibition, camp, property, housing, religion
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin catalogue.
Language English
Copyright Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin