Texas Irish Empresarios and their Colonies. Power & Hewetson, McMullen & McGloin. Refugio -- San Patricio
Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones Co., 1953.
Hardcover. Near fine. 8vo, pp xii, 310, , with 3 plates and 7 maps (4 folding). Number 3 of 300 signed and numbered copies, with an additional personal inscription to Robert Emmett Lucey, Archbishop of San Antonio. Ink stamp of the Catholic Archives of San Antonio on front pastedown, else fine. Jenkins, Basic Texas Books #156: "This is the best account of the early Irish settlements in Texas. Harbert Davenport called it 'a magnificent work. It is a product of twenty years of tireless work and is irreplaceable as a chapter in the overall history of the colonization of Texas"....The settlements were made as a result of colonization contracts made in the 1820s by the Mexican government....Obertse also provides a fine narrative of the role of the Irish in the Texas Revolution and the Texas Republic."