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An account of William Walker's last expedition, 1860?.
Wyles SC 221
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Title:

An account of William Walker's last expedition, 1860?

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

Holograph account of the author's experience with William Walker and his fellow filibusters during their invasion of Roatán in the Bay Islands of Honduras in 1860. The account mentions meeting Walker and his filibuster officers Anthony Francis Rudler, Thomas Henry, and Thomas Dolan on the schooner John E. Taylor, and finding out Walker's plan to use Roatán as a base of operation in his attempt to regain Nicaragua.

Date:

1860 (issued)

Subject:

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Walker, William -- 1824-1860
Rudler, Anthony Francis
Henry, Thomas
Dolan, Thomas
John E. Taylor (Schooner)
Americans -- Honduras -- History -- 19th century
Filibusters -- Central America -- History -- 19th century
Roatán (Honduras)
Honduras -- History -- 1838-1933

Note:

Included in folder are a photocopy of the manuscript and a photocopy of the preface, index, and chapter XXIII from Filibusters and Financiers: the Story of William Walker and His Associates by William O. Scroggs (New York : The MacMillan Company, 1916).
Use of the collection is unrestricted.
William Walker was an American adventurer who engaged in filibustering by organizing private military expeditions into Latin America to establish English-speaking colonies that he could control. He became President of the Republic of Nicaragua in 1856 and ruled until 1857 when he was defeated by a coalition of Central American armies, and in 1860, he was executed by the Honduran goverment after invading Roatán in the Bay Islands of Honduras.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], An account of William Walker's last expedition. Wyles SC 221. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Type:

Manuscripts (document genre).

Physical Description:

1 item (34 leaves) ; 22 x 14 cm.

Language:

English

Identifier:

Wyles SC 221

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.