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Houston Tri-weekly Telegraph (Battle of Sabine Pass) Collection

Identifier: AC-608

Scope and Content Note

Photostatic copies of the Houston Tri-weekly Telegraph, describing the Battle of Sabine Pass events, September 8-18, 1863. There are (14) photostatic pages printed from microfilm.


  • 1863


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions. The collection is open for research.


The library does not hold the copyright to most of its archival collections. The researcher must secure those rights when needed, including permission to publish. The researcher assumes full responsibility for complying with copyright law.

Historical Note

The Telegraph and Texas Register was originally organized on October 10, 1835, at San Felipe de Austin. Printing was interrupted during conflicts with the Mexicans. It was later variously known as the weekly, tri-weekly, or daily Telegraph. On May 2, 1837, the first Houston paper was issued. The Telegraph continued as a weekly until April 30, 1855, when the tri-weekly edition was launched. Then on February 6, 1864, the Daily Telegraph replaced the Tri-Weekly Telegraph.


1 folder


Houston Public Library photostatic copies of the Houston Tri-weekly Telegraph, September, 1863, describing the Battle of Sabine Pass of 1863.

Organization of Collection

This collection is organized into one folder.

Acquisition Information

Requested by Jonathan Gerland, Archivist, Tyrrell Historical Library, from the Houston Public Library.


No further accruals are expected.

Related Material

Harpers Weekly, 1863-1865.

AC-602, Jefferson County Veterans' Pension Applications.


"Telegraph and Texas Register," Handbook of Texas Online, Texas State Historical Association.

Processing Information

Processed by Tyrrell Historical Library Staff.

Finding aid written and encoded by Tyrrell Historical Library staff, 2012 July.

Finding Aid for the Houston Tri-weekly Telegraph (Battle of Sabine Pass) Collection, 1863
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Repository Details

Part of the Tyrrell Historical Library Archives Repository