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THE NEWS FROM BROWNSVILLE
Helen Chapman’s Letters from the Texas Military Frontier, 1848-1852
Edited by Caleb Coker
Barker Texas History Center Series, no. 2
Don E. Carleton, editor
Texas State Historical Association
452 pages, 6 x 9 inches
12 black-and-white illustrations, maps, appendix, index
ISBN 0-87611-114-2, limited edition
This title is no longer in print.
Helen Chapman and her husband William, the first quartermaster at Fort Brown, were founding citizens of Brownsville, Texas. In her letters from the South Texas frontier, she commented on social conditions along the Rio Grande, expressing forthright opinions on a wide range of topics.