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Rotary Club of Darwen Correspondence

 File — Folder: 0029
Identifier: BLIBR-0029-Vertical

Content Description

Photocopy of correspondence from Howard Peters, of the Rotary Club of Darwen, England, and "Rotarian James" of the Brownsville club. Included with the correspondence is a summation of letters written by members of a local Lancashire family, especially those of a young man by the name of James Horrocks (alias Andrew Ross), who came to America to escape a paternity suit, and lived for a time in Brownsville. Summation of Horrocks correspondence includes descriptions of U.S. Mail Steamship travel, aboard the Str. Illinois, as well as the South Texas landscape, the local peoples, local customs, the Rio Grande, Fort Ringgold, Camargo, Edinburg, local fauna, Brownsville, Matamoros, commerce, and smuggling.

Dates

  • 1865 - 1871

Extent

1 Folders : 6 documents

Status
Completed
Author
Sean Visintainer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Special Collections and Archives, Brownsville Campus Repository

Contact:
University Library
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Brownsville Texas 78520 United States
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