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History of the Texas Navy, 1837-1843 [manuscript] [ca. 1843]

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Main Author: Crisp, D. H.
Topics: Navies - Mexico - History - 19th century - Sources. | Navies - Texas - History - 19th century - Sources. | Manuscripts, American - Texas. | Brutus (Ship : 1837) - History - 19th century - Sources. | Invincible (Ship) - History - 19th century - Sources. | Texas. Navy - History - 19th century - Sources. | Crisp, D. H. (Downing H.)
Regions: Mexico, Gulf of - History, Naval - Sources. | Texas - History - Republic, 1836-1846 - Sources. | Texas - History, Naval - Sources. | Yucatán Peninsula - History - 19th century - Sources.
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300 |a1 item (4 p.) ;|c32 cm.
500 |aForms part of the Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library)
500 |aFormerly known as Ayer MS 194a.
500 |aTitle supplied from text.
500 |aAt head of p. [1]: By Capt. Crisp (nephew of Powles of Cornhill)
500 |aNote at end: late of Capt. Crisp - Texan Navy died in Galveston of Cholera.
500 |aFor more information, consult the Special Collections Info. File.
520 |aHolograph ms. chronicling in detail the activities of the Texas navy during 1837.|bBeginning with the Mexican navy's capture of the Independence off Velasco, Crisp describes the June 11 - Aug. 26, 1837, cruise of the Invincible and Brutus, commanded by Commodore H. L. Thompson and Capt. J. D. Boylan and accompanied by Texas Secretary of the Navy Samuel Rhoads Fisher, from Galveston, east to the mouth of the Mississippi, and south to the coast of Yucatan, raiding towns and capturing vessels. The expedition sailed to Mujeres, Cozumel, Sisal, and Alacranes before returning to Galveston, pursued by Mexican naval vessels. There in a battle, the Invincible was grounded and destroyed by heavy seas and the Brutus was disabled and later destroyed in an Oct., 1837, storm. Mentioned in conclusion are the 1839 purchase of a steamer renamed the Zavala, the cruise of 1840, and the 1843 Texas law requiring the sale of the navy's remaining ships. There are also notes on p. [2] regarding Texas privateers in 1835.
545 |aEnglishman and officer in the navy of the Republic of Texas.|bSon of an English naval commander, Downing H. Crisp served on the Brutus during 1837, was a second lieutenant on the Austin during the naval cruise of 1840-1841, charted the Tobasco River aboard the San Bernard from May to Oct., 1841, and was promoted to lieutenant and commanded the San Bernard in 1842. When the navy was disbanded in 1843, Crisp was intending to return to Europe, but either decided not to leave or contracted cholera and died in Galveston before he could.
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