The Battle of San Jacinto

Mary J. Briscoe to McArdle, August 20, 1890

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Mary Briscoe to McArdle, August 1890

80 Crawford St.


Houston Aug 20th 1890

H A McArdle

Dear Sir

I was astonish-


ed upon the receipt of your


letter of 13th that you contempla-


ted painting the "Battle of San Jacinto"


when you asked me to have my


husbands portrait photographed


for you. My understanding


was that you wished to depict


on canvas the Signing of the


"Declaration of Independence" on


March 2nd 1836. and would like to


get as correct likeness's as possible


of the patriotic men who signed


it; there was not a word said


about painting a battle, as far as

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Mary J. Briscoe to McArdle, August 20, 1890, The Battle of San Jacinto Notebook, The McArdle Notebooks, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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