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Title The Adventures of a Family of Emigrants who Emigrated to Texas in 1834, An Autobiography
Author Priour, Rosalie Bridget Hart
Date c.1867
Document Type Personal Account
Reference 2R154
Library / Archive Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Description The diary follows the exploits of an Irish family who emigrate to Texas as part of a recruitment drive by the Mexican government. It discusses the father's time as a lighthouse keeper in Ireland, including tales of body snatchers, the voyage across to America, relations with indigenous people and the family's experiences during the Civil War.
Theme(s) Journey Conditions; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Ireland
Country (to) United States of America
Places Kent, England; Corpus Christi, Texas, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States; Wexford, Ireland
Ports Dublin, Ireland; Liverpool, England; Galveston, Texas, United States
Nationality Irish; Mexican; African American; American Indian
Ships Wildcat; Ivanhoe
People Powers, Colonel
Keywords religion, Catholicism, shipping, children, farming, agriculture, crime, murder, body snatchers, injury, smuggling, emigration, gold, seasickness, child migration, pirate, death, racism, food, cholera, quarantine, Tonkawa, refugee, battle, yellow fever, medical staff, convent, abolition, settlement, Civil War, Confederacy
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