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Holley, Mary Austin, 1784-1846



Mary Austin Holley (1784-1846) was a teacher and the cousin of Stephen F. Austin. Born and raised in Connecticut, she lived in Louisiana, Kentucky and Texas. She is credited with writing the first history of Texas in English. She aroused sympathy for Texas during the Texas Revolution and worked for Texas annexation. She died of yellow fever in 1846.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Henry Austin papers

Identifier: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00845

Henry Austin came to Texas at the urging of his cousin, Stephen F. Austin. Papers of Henry Austin (1782-1853) and members of his family concern the Austin family, the colonization of Texas, and the governmental and political affairs of the republic of Texas.

Dates: 1794 - 1853

James Perry Bryan papers

Identifier: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02208

Correspondence, printed materials and publications, financial and legal documents, photographs, and other research materials of the James Perry Bryan Papers, 1819-1903, 1932, 1956-1965, document the history of the Austin-Bryan-Perry family and of Brazoria County, Texas.

Dates: 1819 - 1903; 1932; 1956 - 1965

David Gouverneur Burnet papers

Identifier: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00365

Papers pertain to the career of David G. Burnet (1788-1870), president ad interim of the Republic of Texas and later secretary of state of the Republic and of the state of Texas.

Dates: 1798 - 1892

Caryl Clyde Hill papers

Identifier: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01780

Caryl Clyde Hill was an avid collector of materials documenting the early history of the Republic of Texas, government and military affairs, and biographies and histories of famous Texas leaders.

Dates: 1823; 1832 - 1916; 1958

Mary Austin Holley papers

Identifier: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00394
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, diary, notes and literary productions relate to Mary Austin Holley's life in Connecticut, Louisiana, Kentucky and Texas, and the history of Texas. Also included is the last will and testament of Stephen F. Austin, 1833.

Dates: 1784 - 1846

John Grant Tod papers

Identifier: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01855

John Grant Tod (1808–1877) was a naval officer and one of the founders of the first railroad in Texas. The papers include letters, a diary, legal documents, and a broadside concerning Tod’s career as an officer in the Texas Navy and the U.S. Navy, as a land buyer, and as a founder of the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado Railroad.

Dates: 1833 - 1872

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Republic of Texas 3
Revolution (Texas : 1835-1836) 3
Battle of San Jacinto (Texas : 1836) 2
Louisiana 2
Louisiana--New Orleans 2