Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Mss. 65 B86
Scope and Contents Papers of Alexander Brown relating to the writings of his books, including notes, transcripts, drafts and correspondence with publisher Houghton, Mifflin & Co. and with members of his family requesting genealogical information. Collection includes letters of Benson J. Lossing concerning his "Pictorial Field Book of the Revolution&quot; and "Pictorial Field Book of the War of 1812&quot; and part of an agreement between the Mexican government and American capitalists...
Identifier: Mss. 65 M59
Scope and Contents Papers including correspondence concerning Millington's experiences as directing engineer of the Anglo-Mexican Mining Association, as professor at College of William and Mary where he lived in the Wythe House, as professor at University of Mississippi, and at Memphis Medical College. Includes diaries covering 1832, 1835, and 1861-1867; letters of his family members; and Blankenship family land records and letters concerning the Spanish-American War.
Identifier: SC 00381
Content Description 3 page letter addressed to Willie from Merida, Mexico dated May 26 1869. Tappan describes the slow pace of life and business in his letter. He also describes a fun trip to Cozumel. Most of his narrative is benign but he does make reference in the end of his letter that he believes business cannot prosper because "of the laziness and backward ways of the people" and that Mexico seems on the brink of revolution and that it is hardly better off than when it was under the dominion of Spain.