Publication: University of Oklahoma Press, 1971, Norman
First edition thus. 12mo. Cloth, lavender endpapers, xxi , 206 pp., frontis., acknowledgments, introduction, bibliography, index. The journal of a young girl who left England with her mother and sister to come to Texas in 1832. She speaks of the early preparations for the Texas struggle for independence; the Runaway Scrape; the Federal attack on the Texas Gulf Coast in the Civil War where while hiding in a ditch, Yankee shells exploded around her. "While boarding with Jane Long, “the Mother of Texas,” Mrs. Coleman associated with the McNeels and other leaders of the province, and she wrote of her experiences in a clear, energetic style ... painting her characters sharply and with decided opinions about them all." Fine in dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 26582