The Peters Colony of Texas: A History and Biographical Sketches of the Early Settlers

The Peters Colony of Texas: A History and Biographical Sketches of the Early Settlers

By: Connor, Seymour V.

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Bumping and light wear to the corners and spine ends. Binding tight and square. The dust jacket has edge tears and chips, a long tear along the front flap fold, and some moisture spots to both panels and spine. No moisture evidence to the book's covers. The jacket is protected now in a clear Mylar archival sleeve. 473 pages with Bibliography and Index. Illustrated with maps (including endpaper maps), charts, and vignettes by Frances Pearce. From the dust jacket: The Peters Colony was the first and largest empresario grant made by the Republic of Texas, the land policies for which comprise a substantial portion of this book. Though not a monetary success for its investors, the colony did produce a stream of migration from the Ohio River Valley to North Texas for several decades. The author writes in his Preface: "Between the lines of this prosaic story of Texas settlement lies a tale of Indian raids and midnight massacres, of hardship and hazard, and of frustrated dreams and ambitions. But the words on these pages tell only of laws and litigation. Despite ambitious plans and great hopes, the Peters Colony was an ill-starred venture from its beginning in 1841 to this present history in 1957."

Title: The Peters Colony of Texas: A History and Biographical Sketches of the Early Settlers

Author: Connor, Seymour V.

Illustrator: Frances Pearce

Categories: Texana,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Austin, Texas, The Texas State Historical Association: 1959

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 09377

Keywords: Peters Colony Texas Republic History Empresarios Contracts Litigation,