Inventory of the Mexican-American War Correspondence SPC.2018.033

Karen Clemons
California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
University Library South -5039 (Fifth Floor)
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747

Contributing Institution: California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
Title: Mexican-American War Correspondence
Creator: Read, George Campbell
Identifier/Call Number: SPC.2018.033
Physical Description: 1 box
Physical Description: .20 Linear Feet
Date (inclusive): 1847-1848
Abstract: This collection contains six letters written during the Mexican-American War which took place from 1846-1848.
Language of Material: Collection material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[title of item] Mexican-American War Correspondence, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

Scope and Contents

The Mexican-American War Correspondence collection (1847-1848) contains six letters written during the Mexican-American War.

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Subjects and Indexing Terms

Mexican War, 1846-1848

box 1, folder 1

Letter from United States Navy Commodore George Campell Read to Secretary of the United States J.C. Reynolds regarding the sloop-of-war Marion and the need to guard American commerce in the Atlantic Ocean against Mexican hired privateers May 31, 1847

box 1, folder 2

Letter (unidentified author and recipient) in which the author defends the United States' involvement in the Mexican-American War and states his reasoning circa 1847

box 1, folder 3

Letter from Benjamin Frank to David H. Hofius describing American plans to land General Winfield Scott's army near Vera Cruz in order to lay siege to the city February 23, 1847

box 1, folder 4

Letter from D.G. Trigg sent from Vera Cruz, to Major L. Thomas in Mexico City discussing troop movements in the area in relation to the newly-crafted armistice ending the war March 13, 1848

box 1, folder 5

Letter written by an unidentified American soldier to his family sent from Mexico. Letter discusses the difficulty of getting letters to and from Mexico; bringing souvenirs home; and the prospect of a treaty to end the war February 29, 1848

box 1, folder 6

Letter written by Brevet Major Oscar Fingal Winship to a fellow officer, Captain Charles R. Webster regarding changes to the army's organization and the demobilizing of the volunteers following the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo. July 6, 1848