University of Texas at ArlingtonRobert D. Phillips was one of 321 men of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition (1841-1842), a political, military, and commercial venture initiated by Republic of Texas President Mirabeau B. Lamar to establish Texas jurisdiction over the Santa Fe area as well as divert some of the trade coming over the Santa Fe Trail to Texas. Poorly planned and provisioned, the members of the expedition were captured in New Mexico without a fight and forced to march to Mexico City where most remained in prison until April 1842. This collection is comprised of twelve original and transcribed copies of letters and documents pertaining to Robert D. Phillips and the concern of his father, Dr. Michael Phillips of Syracuse, New York, for the welfare of his son while imprisoned in Mexico. Original letters include correspondence from New York Congressman Victory Birdseye to Dr. Phillips enclosing a letter from U. S. Secretary of State Daniel Webster to Birdseye; a letter to Dr. Phillips from W. R. Baker of Houston; ... MoreContact InformationFinding Aid
University of Texas at ArlingtonThe Beeman Fisher Papers are composed of materials documenting Fisher's business and civic activities in Dallas and Fort Worth and other areas of Texas from 1896-1983.Contact InformationFinding Aid
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