A History of the French Legation in Texas

978-0-87611-087-4 Paperback
5.5 x 8.5. 64 pp. Illus
Pub Date: 01/01/1989
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This readable and thoroughly documented volume relates the fascinating story of the French Legation in Austin. The oldest house in the city, it was built in 1840-1841 as the residence of the French chargé d'affaires to the fledgling Republic of Texas. Alphonse Dubois, the self-styled "Count de Saligny," dazzled frontier Texans with elegant parties until he was recalled after less than a year in Austin.

Fred Rider Cotten Popular History Series

Published by Texas State Historical Assn