John Crittenden Duval
John Crittenden Duval (1816–1897) was an American writer of Texas literature. He has been noted as being the first Texas man of letters and was dubbed the "Father of Texas Literature" by J. Frank Dobie. His Early Times in Texas was initially published serially in 1867 in Burke's Weekly (Macon, Georgia) and was finally published in book form in 1892. The story, which became a Texas classic, recounted Duval's escape from the Goliad Massacre, in which his own brother Burr H. Duval was killed, as well as other tales.
- Corner, William. John Crittenden Duval: The Last Survivor of the Goliad Massacre" in Southwestern Historical Quarterly Online, v. 1, n. 1, pp. 47–67.
- Duval, J. C. (1892). Early Times In Texas. Austin, Texas: H. P. N. Gammel & Co. Retrieved 2009-07-15.
- John C. Duval's Account of the Goliad Massacre
- John Crittenden Duval in the Handbook of Texas Online
- John Crittenden Duval at Find a Grave
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