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Collection Number: 01447-z

Collection Title: William Austine Letters, 1847-1848.

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This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Size 6 items
Abstract William Austine, of Connecticut, was a graduate of the United States Military Academy and an officer with the United States Army in Mexico. The collection contains typed transcriptions of long, detailed letters from Austine, to his cousin, apparently in New Orleans, describing the journey to Mexico from Charleston, S.C.; the towns and countryside of Mexico; military activities; and his personal interests. The letters range from ten to thirty-one single-spaced, typed pages. They were written from Tampico, Vera Cruz, Castle of Perot, Puebla, Mexico City, and at sea off Yucatan.
Creator Austine, William, fl. 1847-1848.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the William Austine Letters, #1447-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Location of Originals
Location of originals unknown.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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William Austine, of Connecticut, was a graduate of the United States Military Academy and an officer with the United States Army in Mexico.

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The collection contains typed transcriptions of long, detailed letters from Austine, to his cousin, apparently in New Orleans, describing the journey to Mexico from Charleston, S.C.; the towns and countryside of Mexico; military activities; and his personal interests. The letters range from ten to thirty-one single-spaced, typed pages. They were written from Tampico, Vera Cruz, Castle of Perot, Puebla, Mexico City, and at sea off Yucatan.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, February 2011

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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