Texas as a Province and Republic 1795-1845 Author Index



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Blessner, Gustave.

Texas Quick Step [cut of Flag of Texas].

Philadelphia George Willig 171 Chesnut St by G. Willig. 1842

1407; Composed for the Piano and dedicated to Miss Virginia Barr by Gustave Blessner.; 3 p. 33 cm.; Caption title. Sheet music, with music on p. [1]-3. This is an interesting piece because of the cut of the flag, thirteen horizontal stripes with a single star on a square background, in the upper and inner corner. There is an extensive article in the Handbook of Texas entitled "Flags of Texas," and another, "Flags of the Texas Revolution." The particular design on this piece of music is not recorded there, and well may be what someone in Philadelphia thought was the Texas flag.; Locations: DLC. TWS.



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Blunt, Edmund, 1799-1855, and Blunt, George William, 1802-1878, publishers.

The North Coast of the Gulf of Mexico, from St. Marks to Galveston.

E & G.W. Blunt. No 179 Water Street, New York, S.E. Corner of Burling Slip. Drawn & Engraved by Chas. Copley, N. York. Entered ... by E & G.W. Blunt. 1842

1408; 64 x 99 cm.; No graphic scale, but about 12 miles to the inch. Inset: Bar & Entrance of Mobile Bay … ; The western boundary of this chart is at the 90th meridian, or that of New Orleans and Barataria Bay, so it does not show any part of Texas. It is included only because of its title. Its eastern boundary is at 83 [degrees] 40' or about a degree east of St. Marks Bay in Florida, and its north and south range is from 30 [degrees] 30' north to 28 south. That there was another edition in 1844 is indicated by a chart with the same title, scale, and boundaries, except for the date 1844 and the legend, "Additions to 1851," present at the Library of Congress and at the Yale Library. In neither the 1842 nor the 1844 edition with additions to 1851 is there any indication, except in the title, of an accompanying chart with a western boundary including Texas. That such a chart was published in 1846, and so after the period of this bibliography, is indicated by a chart at Yale with the same scale and north and south boundaries as in the 1842 chart entered above, but with its western boundary running along the meridian at 96 [degrees] 25' west, or beyond the mouth of the Colorado. The chart has the title, St. Marks to Galveston. Sheet II. E & G.W. Blunt New York. 1846. Additions to 1851, and in the Yale copy is pasted to join the 1844 edition noted above. The copyright date is 1846. It is of course entirely possible that an edition of this chart was published in 1845 or earlier, but if so it has not come to light. It might be mentioned at this point that Blunt's Chart of the Gulf of Mexico, West Indies, and Spanish Main, New York, 1845, a huge affair, of which a small part gives the Texas coast line, is not entered. This is in accordance with the procedure on map entries stated in the Introduction.; Phillips, Maps, p. 423.; Locations: DLC.



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Boletin de San Luis Potosí.

Boletin estraordinario de San Luis Potosí.

[San Luis Potosí]. [1843]

990; [Publishes a letter from José Maria de Ortega to José Ignacio Gutierrez, dated Boca de los Tres Rios, February 21, 1843, enclosing a copy of Ortega's official report of the same date to the central government concerning the recapture of the Texans who had escaped at el Salado.] No copy located, but reprinted in the regular issue of the Gaceta del Gobierno de Tamaulipas for March 11, 1843 (photostat in TxU and TWS). Ortega's report was also printed in the Semanario Politico del Gobierno de Nuevo Leon, Tom.III, Nùm. 1 2, February 23, 1843, of which there is a copy at Yale.



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Boletin Oficial, San Luis Potosí.

Boletin Oficial Extraordinario.

[At end:] Imprenta del Gobierno, á cargo de Ventura Carrillo. [San Luis Potosí]. [1842]

975; San Luis Potosi 1.0 Octubre de 1842. [At head of first column:] Viva la Republica Mexicana!; Broadsheet in double columns. 29.8 x 21 cm.; Mexican forces under General Woll had entered San Antonio de Bexar almost without opposition on September 11, 1842. Court was in session and several prominent citizens were taken as prisoners. On September 18 a Texas force in attempting to retake the town was decisively defeated at what is known as the battle of Salado. This gives General Woll's report of the battle of Salado made in a letter published in the Boletin from copy sent by General Reyes to the commanding general of the Department of San Luis Potosí in a letter dated "Cuartel general en San Fernando de Rosas, Setiembre 23 de 1842." A short note at the beginning says the news was received at San Luis Potosi at two in the morning of October 1 and there is editorial comment at the end. For an earlier report on the invasion into Texas see entry No. 974. The Woll letter just referred to is given in full in Woll's Expedicion hecha en Tejas, Monterey, 1842, entry No. 989, and is reprinted in extracts from that account published under Notes and Documents in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly for April, 1955, Vol. LVIII, p. 540-541.; Locations: San Luis Potosí-AgE.



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Boletin Oficial, San Luis Potosí.

Boletin Oficial Extraordinario.

[At end:] Matamoros: 1842. Impreso por Martin Salazar. [1842]

974A; Broadsheet 31 x 21 cm.; Reprints the Reyes and Woll reports [entry No. 974], together with a congratulatory message from Pedro de Ampudia to his troops.; Locations: CtY.



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Boletin Oficial, San Luis Potosí.

Boletin Oficial Extraordinario.

Imprenta del Gobierno, á cargo de Venture Carrillo. [San Luis Potosí]. [1842]

974; San Luis Potosi de Setiembre de 1842. [At head of first column:] Viva la Republica Mexicana!! Potosinos! [An account of General Woll's entry into San Antonio on September 11, 1842.] This account of the entry of General Woll into San Antonio on September 11, 1842, is given in a report of General Woll dated San Antonio de Bejar, September 11, 1842, to his superior, Isidro Reyes, General in Chief of the Army of the North, and in the report of General Reyes to the commanding general at San Luis Potosí dated September 14. The defeat of the Texans at Salado did not take place until September 18. I have not run across an example of the original printing of this broadside at San Luis Potosí. It is entered from its republication in Alcance al Registro Oficial del Gobierno del Departamento de Durango, Numero 65, published at Victoria Durango on September 27, 1842. There is a copy of the republication in Biblioteca Pública del Estado, Durango, and another at Yale.



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[Bonnefoux, Laurent?].

Lettre d'un Citoyen de New-York au sujet de l'Annexion du Texas à l'Union Américaine contenant un Exposé des Éventualités d'une Guerre entre les États-Unis et l'Angleterre, et une Analyse des Éléments de la Puissance des Deux Pays Respectivement, etc., le tout précédé de quelques observations préliminaires sur l'Esprit de la Presse Française au Sujet des États-Unis.

Paris. Imprimerie de Guiraudet et Jouaust, 315, rue Saint-Honoré. [At end:] Imprimerie de Guiraudet et Jouaust, 315, rue Saint-Honoré. Mars 1845

1564; 40 p. 21 cm.; Wrapper title, ornament on verso of back wrapper.; The Lettre of 40 pages is made up of a series of letters intended for publication, which taken as a whole favor annexation, the first dated Paris, 15 décembre 1844, and the last (p. 37) Paris, 29 mars 1845. These letters are preceded by an Introduction, dated Paris, 26 mars 1845. A discussion follows of the critical attitude of the French press towards the United States, after news came in of the election of Polk. Annexation is then discussed and then come the letters. Several of them signed, Un citoyen des Etats-Unis, appeared in various issues of the Paris newspaper, la Réforme. The Supplément gives a continuation of the letters, and a Conclusion is dated Paris, le 15 mai 1845. As before, several of these letters appeared in la Réforme. Inscriptions on the wrapper title of the New-York Historical Society's copy of the Lettre and on the Boston Athenæum's copy of Exposé read, "From L. Bonnefoux." L. Bonnefoux is listed in Sabin 6314-6316, as the author of three pamphlets. New-York Historical reports the ownership of several of his pamphlets and that he is the Laurent Bonnefoux listed as a banker in the New York Directory, 1842-3. It is surmised that he is the "citoyen des Etats-Unis" who signed the pamphlets. A search has failed to find anything on Bonnefoux earlier than an entry for him in the New York City Directory for 1826-1827, or later than a Sabin entry for him as author of a book published in 1864. It appears that one of his works published in 1863 was forwarded from Paris. After one has read the arguments for and against annexation published in the United States, many of which are bitterly for or against slavery, it is a pleasure to read this calm and clear study of the controversy in the United States and the report on the reactions of England and France as news came in, first of Polk's election, and then of the passage of the annexation resolution.; Inscriptions on the Athenæum copies state that the Lettre was published in March, 1845, and the Exposé in May.; Sabin 95081, note.; Locations: CtY (lacks wrapper title). DLC. Nhi.



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[Bonnefoux, Laurent?].

Lettre d'un Citoyen de New-York au sujet de l'Annexion du Texas à l'Union Américaine contenant un Exposé des Éventualités d'une Guerre entre les États-Unis et l'Angleterre, et une Analyse des Éléments de la Puissance des Deux Pays Respectivement, etc., le tout précédé de quelques observations préliminaires sur l'Esprit de la Presse Française au Sujet des États-Unis.

[Paris.] Se trouve chez Dentu, Palais-Royal, galerie d'Orleans, 13. Sainte-Jorre, boulevart des Italiens. [At end:] Imprimerie de Guiraudet et Jouaust, rue Saint-Honoré, 315. 7 Mai 1845

1564A; Continuation [of entry No. 1564], with title: Supplément à l'Exposé des Éventualités et des Conséquences d'une Guerre entre les États-Unis et l'Angleterre, faisant partie d'une brochure sur l'Annexion du Texas, etc., etc., par un Citoyen de New-York. [41]-60 p. 22 cm.; Title on p. [41]. The copy in the Library of Congress is bound in the printed paper wrappers used in binding the Lettre, with the addition of "Supplément à la" in Ms. at head of title and "Mai 1845." in Ms. below the date in the imprint.; The Lettre of 40 pages is made up of a series of letters intended for publication, which taken as a whole favor annexation, the first dated Paris, 15 décembre 1844, and the last (p. 37) Paris, 29 mars 1845. These letters are preceded by an Introduction, dated Paris, 26 mars 1845. A discussion follows of the critical attitude of the French press towards the United States, after news came in of the election of Polk. Annexation is then discussed and then come the letters. Several of them signed, Un citoyen des Etats-Unis, appeared in various issues of the Paris newspaper, la Réforme. The Supplément gives a continuation of the letters, and a Conclusion is dated Paris, le 15 mai 1845. As before, several of these letters appeared in la Réforme. Inscriptions on the wrapper title of the New-York Historical Society's copy of the Lettre and on the Boston Athenæum's copy of Exposé read, "From L. Bonnefoux." L. Bonnefoux is listed in Sabin 6314-6316, as the author of three pamphlets. New-York Historical reports the ownership of several of his pamphlets and that he is the Laurent Bonnefoux listed as a banker in the New York Directory, 1842-3. It is surmised that he is the "citoyen des Etats-Unis" who signed the pamphlets. A search has failed to find anything on Bonnefoux earlier than an entry for him in the New York City Directory for 1826-1827, or later than a Sabin entry for him as author of a book published in 1864. It appears that one of his works published in 1863 was forwarded from Paris. After one has read the arguments for and against annexation published in the United States, many of which are bitterly for or against slavery, it is a pleasure to read this calm and clear study of the controversy in the United States and the report on the reactions of England and France as news came in, first of Polk's election, and then of the passage of the annexation resolution.; Inscriptions on the Athenæum copies state that the Lettre was published in March, 1845, and the Exposé in May.; Rader 3010. Sabin 93794.; Locations: CtY. DLC. MBAt. NN.



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[Bonnefoux, Laurent?].

Lettre d'un Citoyen de New-York au sujet de l'Annexion du Texas à l'Union Américaine contenant un Exposé des Éventualités d'une Guerre entre les États-Unis et l'Angleterre, et une Analyse des Éléments de la Puissance des Deux Pays Respectivement, etc., le tout précédé de quelques observations préliminaires sur l'Esprit de la Presse Française au Sujet des États-Unis.

[Paris:] Se trouve chez Dentu, Palais-Royal, galerie d'Orléans, 13.. Sainte-Jorre, boulevart des Italiens. [On verso of back wrapper:] Imprimerie de Guiraudet et Jouaust, rue Saint-Honoré, 315. 7 Mai 1845

1564B; The Lettre and Supplément [entry Nos. 1564 and 1564A] were also bound together and issued with the following wrapper title: Exposé des Éventualités et des Conséquences d'une Guerre entre les États-Unis et l'Angleterre, traitant les questions de l'Annexion du Texas, de l'Occupation de l'Orégon, etc., etc., etc., par un Citoyen de New-York. 60 p. 22 cm.; The Lettre of 40 pages is made up of a series of letters intended for publication, which taken as a whole favor annexation, the first dated Paris, 15 décembre 1844, and the last (p. 37) Paris, 29 mars 1845. These letters are preceded by an Introduction, dated Paris, 26 mars 1845. A discussion follows of the critical attitude of the French press towards the United States, after news came in of the election of Polk. Annexation is then discussed and then come the letters. Several of them signed, Un citoyen des Etats-Unis, appeared in various issues of the Paris newspaper, la Réforme. The Supplément gives a continuation of the letters, and a Conclusion is dated Paris, le 15 mai 1845. As before, several of these letters appeared in la Réforme. Inscriptions on the wrapper title of the New-York Historical Society's copy of the Lettre and on the Boston Athenæum's copy of Exposé read, "From L. Bonnefoux." L. Bonnefoux is listed in Sabin 6314-6316, as the author of three pamphlets. New-York Historical reports the ownership of several of his pamphlets and that he is the Laurent Bonnefoux listed as a banker in the New York Directory, 1842-3. It is surmised that he is the "citoyen des Etats-Unis" who signed the pamphlets. A search has failed to find anything on Bonnefoux earlier than an entry for him in the New York City Directory for 1826-1827, or later than a Sabin entry for him as author of a book published in 1864. It appears that one of his works published in 1863 was forwarded from Paris. After one has read the arguments for and against annexation published in the United States, many of which are bitterly for or against slavery, it is a pleasure to read this calm and clear study of the controversy in the United States and the report on the reactions of England and France as news came in, first of Polk's election, and then of the passage of the annexation resolution.; Inscriptions on the Athenæum copies state that the Lettre was published in March, 1845, and the Exposé in May.; Sabin 95081.; Locations: CtY. MBAt. NN.



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Bonnell, George William, d. 1842.

Topographical Description of Texas.



Austin: Published by Clark, Wing, & Brown. 1840

380; To Which is Added an Account of the Indian Tribes. By Geo. W. Bonnell.; [On p. (iv):] Copy-right secured in the Republic of Texas and in the United States ... in the year 1840. Cruger & Bonnell, public printers, Austin.; viii, [7]-127 p., verso blank; Indian Tribes, 130-150 p. (p. 129 ff. misnumbered 130 ff., even numbers on rectos of leaves). 14.8 cm. Tan cloth with printed paper label on spine: Topography of Texas.; In some copies there is no running head, "Indian Tribes.", or page number at the head of page 130, but all copies have the chapter heading "Indian Tribes." on that page.; The pagination and text are the same in both issues and the titles line off the same, but the preliminary matter, signature [1], has been reset for this issue with slight changes in the title page--a comma after "Added" and after "Bonnell," an "and" instead of an ampersand in the imprint, and "Austin" in a light faced type of the same font as the rest of the imprint instead of in a bold faced squat type of a different font as in the earlier issue. There are also many changes in the first signature, among them being "Arkansas bay" instead of "Aransas bay" on page iii, and "Navidad ..." as the last line of page vii instead of the first line of page viii. In some copies of this issue, as in some copies of the first, there is no running head or page number at the head of page 130. The cover title and the main title of this issue are from the same fonts of type and nearly identical. The advertisement on the back cover referred to above begins "Cheap and Substantial Bookbinding, at E. Walker's Old Stand, No. 112 Fulton Street, New York," leading to the surmise that this issue was bound by Walker. This is the first book or pamphlet published in Texas giving an account of the country. A good review of it appeared in the Austin City Gazette of April 1, 1840, at about the time of its publication. This reads in part: "Of all the descriptions of this Republic this is the best that we have seen, as far as the topography of the country is concerned. At the end of the volume, a brief account is given of the various tribes of Indians within the boundaries of Texas; it is principally copied from the report made by Mr. Bonnell as commissioner for Indian Affairs under the administration of General Houston, which was, at the time, considered as a very true and able document. ... The work may be had of the Publishers at the Sentinel Office." Bonnell played an important part for a few years in Texas as an officer in the Texas army, a Commissioner of Indian Affairs, a printer and publisher, and an author. There is a sketch of him in the note to his report as Commissioner of Indian Affairs dated November 3, 1838, entry No. 248. Notwithstanding the copyright notice given in the entry, there is no reference in Dallam's Digest of the Laws of Texas, Baltimore, 1845, or in Raines' Analytical Index to the Laws of Texas, 1823-1905 to any copyright procedure in the Republic of Texas. Referring to the comment in the note, of lack of information on copyright procedure in Texas, Mr. Andrew Forest Muir has called my attention to his essay, "Patents and Copyrights in the Republic of Texas," in the Journal of Southern History for May, 1946, Vol. XII, No. 2.; Locations: CtY. DGU (lacks printed paper label.). DLC (rebound). KyDC. MBAt. MHi. MoSM. OFH. OMC (rebound). PU-Mus (bound in dark purple cloth, without label; the binding may be original). Tx (lacks p. 130-150; bound in plain brown boards with "Texas" stamped in gilt on spine). TxGR (rebound). TxU (lacks a binding and p. 144-150). DeGolyer. Graff (no sign that there ever was a label).

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Bonnell, George William, d. 1842.

Topographical Description of Texas.



Austin: Published by Clark, Wing, & Brown. 1840

380A; A second issue [of entry No. 380], bound in printed board covers and published about the beginning of 1842, since there is an advertisement on the back cover for "Walker's Third Edition of the Presidents' Messages . . . from Washington's to Tyler's last Message, December, 1841." The pagination and text are the same in both issues and the titles line off the same, but the preliminary matter, signature [1], has been reset for this issue with slight changes in the title page--a comma after "Added" and after "Bonnell," an "and" instead of an ampersand in the imprint, and "Austin" in a light faced type of the same font as the rest of the imprint instead of in a bold faced squat type of a different font as in the earlier issue. There are also many changes in the first signature, among them being "Arkansas bay" instead of "Aransas bay" on page iii, and "Navidad ..." as the last line of page vii instead of the first line of page viii. In some copies of this issue, as in some copies of the first, there is no running head or page number at the head of page 130. The cover title and the main title of this issue are from the same fonts of type and nearly identical. The advertisement on the back cover referred to above begins "Cheap and Substantial Bookbinding, at E. Walker's Old Stand, No. 112 Fulton Street, New York," leading to the surmise that this issue was bound by Walker. This is the first book or pamphlet published in Texas giving an account of the country. A good review of it appeared in the Austin City Gazette of April 1, 1840, at about the time of its publication. This reads in part: "Of all the descriptions of this Republic this is the best that we have seen, as far as the topography of the country is concerned. At the end of the volume, a brief account is given of the various tribes of Indians within the boundaries of Texas; it is principally copied from the report made by Mr. Bonnell as commissioner for Indian Affairs under the administration of General Houston, which was, at the time, considered as a very true and able document. ... The work may be had of the Publishers at the Sentinel Office." Bonnell played an important part for a few years in Texas as an officer in the Texas army, a Commissioner of Indian Affairs, a printer and publisher, and an author. There is a sketch of him in the note to his report as Commissioner of Indian Affairs dated November 3, 1838, entry No. 248. Notwithstanding the copyright notice given in the entry, there is no reference in Dallam's Digest of the Laws of Texas, Baltimore, 1845, or in Raines' Analytical Index to the Laws of Texas, 1823-1905 to any copyright procedure in the Republic of Texas. Referring to the comment in the note, of lack of information on copyright procedure in Texas, Mr. Andrew Forest Muir has called my attention to his essay, "Patents and Copyrights in the Republic of Texas," in the Journal of Southern History for May, 1946, Vol. XII, No. 2.; Rader 402. Raines, p. 27. Sabin 6317. None distinguish issues.; Locations: CU-B. CSmH. MnHi. Tx (bound in blue-green cloth with ornamental stamping, in blind on front and back covers, in gilt on spine; the binding may be original). TxU. Graff. TWS.

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Borden, Thomas Henry, 1804-1877.

To the Citizens of Galveston County.

[Galveston: Printed at the Daily Courier Office?]. [1841]

437; [Address regarding his campaign for Sheriff. Text begins:] Having been announced a Candidate for Sheriff ... I take this method of saying ... I have ... lived in Galveston fourteen months and have been a resident citizen of this County more than sixteen years ... having like many others of the first settlers "stood up to the rack," in times past ... [Signed and dated at end:] Tho. H. Borden. Galveston, 27th Jan. 1841.; Broadside. 24.2 x 20.4 cm.; Borden has here a lively circular, but there is no mention of his election as sheriff in the sketch of him in the Handbook of Texas.; Locations: TxGR.



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Borden, Thomas Henry, 1804-1877.

To the Voters of the Municipality of Austin.

[At end:] Printed by Baker and Bordens, San Felipe de Austin. [1836]

117; [Text begins:] Fellow-citizens, -- In coming before the public, as a candidate for ... member to the Convention, I feel it a duty ... freely to express my sentiments on the question ... whether the next Convention ought or ought not to make a declaration of independence. ... [Signed and dated at end:] Thomas H. Borden. San Felipe de Austin, Jan. 19, 1836.; Broadside in two columns. 24.5 x 19.5 cm.; In this address Borden comes out strongly for independence. His candidacy for the Convention was unsuccessful, the delegates from San Felipe de Austin being Thomas Barnett and C.B. Stewart.; Locations: TxU.


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