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Title James S. Browne Letters
Author Browne, James S
Date 1872-1873
Document Type Correspondence
Reference 2Q451
Library / Archive Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Description Typed copy made in 1955 of letters written by Browne in 1872-1873. The letters tell the story of Browne's migration from England to Texas, first by boat to New York, then by train, via places such as Albany, Columbus, Cincinnati, St Louis and Memphis. The final stage of his journey was by steamboat. Once in Texas his letters concern employment, local society, especially the relationship between European Americans and African Americans and fellow immigrants to the state.
Theme(s) Journey Conditions; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Country (from) England
Country (to) United States of America
Places Texas, United States
Ports New York City, United States
Nationality English
Keywords accommodation, agriculture, assimilation, business, civil rights, class, discrimination, employment, hostel, housing, indigenous people, journey conditions, labour, labourer, liberties, living conditions, poverty, race, racism, religion, wages, segregation, shipping, social class, steamboat
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