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Houston journal; adventures in North America and Texas, 1837-1841.

Author: Gustav Dresel
Publisher: Austin, University of Texas Press, 1954.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"I wanted to make use of any opportunity for getting to know life in Texas from all angles," wrote a young German in the 1840's. And few who came to the infant republic succeeded in knowing it so well or recording what they learned so delightfully.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dresel, Gustav, 1818-1848.
Houston journal.
Austin, University of Texas Press, 1954
(OCoLC)577705986
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gustav Dresel
OCLC Number: 2203546
Notes: Originally published in the yearbook of the German-American Historical Society of Illinois for 1920-21, under title: Texanisches Tagebuch.
Description: xxx, 168 pages illustrations, portraits, maps, facsimiles 24 cm
Contents: Voyage from Le Havre to New York --
Sojourn to New York --
Journey to Philadelphia and Washington on the Susquehanna --
Journey from Washington to Fort Madison --
Sojourn in Iowa Territory --
Voyage to New Orleans --
Voyage to Texas --
Voyage to Velasco, Galveston, and Houston --
Sojourn in Houston --In New Orleans again --
Trip to Natchez --
In Port Gibson --
Expedition from Mississippi through Louisiana --
In Texas again --
Progress to Alabama Village and visit with the Indians --
Sojourn in Montgomery County --
Wagon train to Houston --
Renewed Sojourn in Montgomery County --
Wagon train to Houston --
A yuletide excursion --
Life and activities in Houston --
Falling sick --
Back to New Orleans to Hamburg --
Postscript --
Appendix : the Dresel family at the time of Gustav Dresel's death --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Translated from a German manuscript and edited by Max Freund.

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"I wanted to make use of any opportunity for getting to know life in Texas from all angles," wrote a young German in the 1840's. And few who came to the infant republic succeeded in knowing it so well or recording what they learned so delightfully.

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