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The News from Brownsville: Helen Chapman’s Letters from the Texas Military Frontier, 1848-1852 dust jacket

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
1992

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.

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