a. Manuscript Materials
"Mercer Logs," La Retama Library, Corpus Christi, Texas.
"Peter Benson Papers," La Retama Library, Corpus Christi, Texas.
b. Public Documents
"Hardee Correspondence of his Reconnaissance of Brazos Santiago," February 17, 1846, Mexican War Records, R.G. 94, Records of the Adjutant General, National Archives.
Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Public Lands of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. United States Senate, 86th Congress. A Bill to Provide for the Establishment of the Padre Island National Park in the State of Texas, Washington, 1960.
Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Public Lands of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. United States Senate, 87th Congress. A Bill to Provide for the Establishment of Padre Island National Seashore in the State of Texas, Washington, 1962.
"R.E. Halter Correspondence," United States Coast and Geodetic Survey Textual Records, R.G. 23, National Archives.
The War of The Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1st Ser., Vols. 9, 15, 26, 41, 48.
c. County Records
Case No. 6515, "Lizze Havre vs. Pat F. Dunn, et, al.," District Court Records, Cameron County, Brownsville, Texas.
Case No. 20707-B, "State of Texas vs. Balli, et. al.," District Court Records, Nueces County, Corpus Christi, Texas.
"Map of the Reconnaissance in Texas by Lieuts. Blake and Meade of the Corps of Topographical Engineers," R.G. 77, United States Army Corps of Engineers Records, Cartography Division, N.A.
"Padre Island Manuscript quadrangles," R.G. 57, Records of the 'United States Geological Survey, Cartography Division, National Archives.
"Topographic Surveys, 1854-1934, Corpus ChristiRio Grande," United States Coast and Geodetic Survey Manuscript Maps, United States Coast and Geodetic Survey Archives, Washington, D. C.
Berlandier, Jean Louis, The Indians of Texas in 1830, edited by John C. Ewers, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1969.
Bolton, Herbert E, Texas in the Middle of the Eighteenth Century, New York, 1962.
Bonnell, George W., Topographical Description of Texas, Austin, 1840.
Campbell, T. N., Appraisal of the Archeological Resources of Padre Island, Texas, Austin, 1964.
Clark, Joseph L., The Texas Gulf Coast, Its History and Development, 4 vols., New York, 1955.
Dobie, J. Frank, A Vaquero of the Brush Country, Dallas, 1929.
______, Cow People, Boston, 1964.
Henry, Captain W. S., Campaign Sketches of the War With Mexico, New York, 1847.
Hodge, Frederick W., editor, Handbook of the American Indians North of Mexico, Vol. 1, Washington, 1907.
Huson, Hobart, Refugio, 2 vols. Woodsboro, 1953.
Huth, Hans, Nature and the American, Los Angeles, 1957.
Ise, John, Our National Park Policy, Baltimore, 1961.
Kilman, Edward W., Cannibal Coast, San Antonio, 1959.
McCampbell, Coleman, Texas Seaport, New York, 1952.
Marx, Leo, The Machine in the Garden, New York, 1964.
Moore, Francis, Map and Description of Texas, Philadelphia, 1840.
Nance, Joseph M., After San Jacinto, The Texas-Mexican Frontier, 1836-1841, Austin, 1963.
Nash, Roderick, Wilderness and the American Mind, New Haven, 1967.
Newcomb, William W., The Indians of Texas, Austin, 1961.
Oberste, William H., History of Refugio Mission, Refugio, 1942.
Our Catholic Heritage in Texas, edited by Paul J. Foik, 7 vols., Austin, 1936.
Padre Island, The Writers' Round Table, Corpus Christi, Texas, San Antonio, 1950.
Reese, Pauline, "The History of Padre Island," M.A. Thesis, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, 1938.
Reid, Samuel C., The Scouting Expeditions of McCulloch's Texas Rangers, New York, 1970.
Sibley, Marilyn McAdams, Travelers in Texas, 761-1860, Austin, 1967.
Smith, Justin H., The War with Mexico, 2 vols., New York, 1919.
Smith, S. Compton, Chile Con Carne; or, The Camp and the Field, New York, 1857.
Stambaugh, J. Lee and Lillian J., The Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, San Antonio, 1954 .
Taylor, Paul S., An American-Mexican Frontier, Nueces County, Texas, Chapel Hill, 1934.
Garcilaso, de la Vega, The Florida of the Inca, translated by John G. Varmer and Jeanette J. Varmer, Austin, 1951.
Wilbarger, J.W., Indian Depredations in Texas, Austin, 1935.
b. Periodicals Journals
Asher, Cash, "Island Idylli: Padre Beach," Travel, December 1954.
Ashford, Gerald, "Jacksonian Liberalism and Spanish Law in Early Texas," The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 57, No. 1 (July 1953).
Crittenden, Pauline, "Treasure of Pleasure," Archeological and Ethnological Papers of the Peabody Museum, 1, No. 2 (1891).
Gatschet, Albert, "The Karankawa Indians," Archeological and Ethnological Papers of the Peabody Museum, 1, No. 2 (1891).
Hall, William M., "The Many Faces of Padre Island," American Forester, October 1966.
Hedgpeth, Joel W., "On the Shores of the Laguna Madre," Audubon Magazine, March-April 1948.
Jones, Allen W., "Military Events in Texas During the Civil War, 1861 1865," The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 64, No. 1 (July 1960).
Melvin, A. Gordon, "Look for Sea Shells," Hobbies, January 1963.
Lloyd, William, "Description of Padre Island in 1891," North American Fauna, Biological Survey of Texas, Washington, 1905.
Nordyke, Lewis, "Isle of Plunder," The Saturday Evening Post, January 3, 1948.
"Our Fourth National Seashore," Recreation, November 1962.
"Padre Island: Texas Size Beach," Look, October, 1963.
Schaedel, Richard P., "The Karankawa of the Texas Gulf Coast," Southwestern Journal of Anthropology, 5 (1949).
"State of Texas vs. Balli, et. al.," The South Western Reporter, 2nd Series 1943.
"State of Texas vs. Balli, et. al.," The Texas Reports, 144, 1946.
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Lynch, James, with Sheire, February 5, 1971.
Rawalt, Louis C., with Sheire, February 4, 1970.
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