Kendall of the Picayune : being his adventures in New Orleans, on the Texan Santa Fe expedition, in the Mexican War, and in the colonization of the Texas frontier

By: Copeland, Fayette

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Tan Cloth, 351 pages. Dust jacket is rubbed, chipped, creased and price clipped. DJ also has small stains on edges and flaps. Pages are yellowing. Overall inside pages are clean and binding is tight. Inscribed and double signed.1. Inscribed to Mrs. Gilbert M. Denman and signed by Georgina Kendall Fellowes.The book is dedicated to Georgina Kendall Fellowes who is the daughter of George Wilkins Kendall...."but Punnie to 'us all' Perhaps after reading the 'Reflections of a little girl' you may enjoy the story of her 'folks' as told in 'Kendall of the Picayune' and find a touch of her individuality in its pages, Faithfullly yours, 1945."(Punnie was Pearl Denman who was one of the Zilkers of Austin, TX).2. Inscribed to Mrs. Hill: "I was pleased to know Lulu Kate gave you my father's biography as it also portrays Mother, his beautiful young wife who graced so their residence on a wild Texas Ranch. The close feeling of friendship between your family and ours will make the book interesting. The author gives me undue credit , I merely furnished data. Faithfully, Georgina Kendall Fellowes, 1945."Illustrated, plates, portraits, maps, footnotes, bibliography, index. "George Wilkins Kendall, who founded the New Orleans Picayune in 1837, and who rode out from that city to fight for the acquisition of the Republic of Texas, was a restless, impatient and colorful character in an exciting era." Through Kendall's editorial columns the cause of the Republic of Texas was brought to the attention of the American public. The Texas Santa Fe Expedition was organized for the purpose of occupying New Mexico, then under Mexican rule, and Kendall was there. As a captive he was marched off to Mexico when the expedition was defeated at Santa Fe. He published his great account of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition in 1844. When war with Mexico came, Kendall was the first modern war correspondent. His career stands as a symbol of the contribution of the pioneer newspaperman in the building of the nation.

Title: Kendall of the Picayune : being his adventures in New Orleans, on the Texan Santa Fe expedition, in the Mexican War, and in the colonization of the Texas frontier

Author Name: Copeland, Fayette

Categories: Biography, Memoirs,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1943-01-01

ISBN: 0806108517

ISBN 13: 9780806108513

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4-5-1704

Keywords: signed first edition New Orleans Republic of Texas adventure Santa Fe Expedition Mexican rule modern war correspondent pioneer newspaperman building of a nation maps,