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Title William Bollaert’s pencil sketches of Texas [graphic] 1836-[1844]
Artist Bollaert, William (1807-1876)
Document Type Art; Map
Description The collection contains 36 sketches done mostly in pencil along with a few pen and watercolor drawings. Bollaert’s sketches primarily depict local scenes and the geology of eastern Texas. They include the Alamo Church, the President’s house in Austin, Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo, Galveston’s waterfront, Comanche arms, and Bollaert’s residence in Montgomery, Texas.
Places Republic of Texas, Austin, Alamo, Mission San José, San Antonio, Galveston, Montgomery, Texas, United States
Keywords landscape, art, church, frontier, pioneer, indigenous peoples, geographical survey, river, weapon, farming, agriculture, missionary
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters; Missionaries and Education; American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast, Great Plains
Additional Information English writer, geographer, and ethnologist, William Bollaert journeyed to the Republic of Texas in 1842. During the next two years, Bollaert traveled throughout Texas examining both the coastline and interior of the new republic. From these investigations, he prepared a detailed report for the British Admiralty as well as maintaining a comprehensive journal. Troubled with yellow fever and the dimmed prospects of Britain’s future in Texas, Bollaert returned to London in July 1844.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference Oversize Ayer Art Bolleart - Sketches
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue