Traverling by ship
- hey group,
in his 1934 work "The Czech Pioneers of the Southwest", Dr Henry Maresh
refers to the writings of Mary Austin Holly, cousin of Stephen F. Austin. She
wrote one of the first books ever printed in English about Texas, which she
classified as "Terra Incognito", the unknown land. Most libraries have copies
of her writings but can only be viewed in the library as they are quite rare.
I went to the Dallas library Texana section to review them. Altho not
specifically referencing the czechs, there is an excellent account of a trip
from New Orleans to the outlet of the Brazos river and then the trip up the
Brazos River circa 1833/35. Gives an excellent protrayal of what our
ancestors faced when they came by ship to the Texas Coast.
Don't remember the exact name of the book; just ask for wrinings of Mary
Hope this helps someone!