Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Broadside: 1852 Contemporary Souvenir Printing of "Child of the Alamo" Speech by Guy M. Bryan. One page, 8.5" x 12.75", 1852, n.p. Entitled, "Speech of Guy M. Bryan, Member for Brazoria, On a Joint Resolution for the Relief of the Infant Daughter of Susannah and Almiram Dickinson."

    In part: "No one has raised a voice in behalf of this orphan child-several have spoken against her claim. I rise, sir, an advocate of no common cause. Liberty was its foundation-heroism and martyrdom have consecrated it. I speak for the ORPHAN CHILD OF THE ALAMO!! No orphan children of fallen patriots can send up a similar petition to this House,--none other can say, I AM THE CHILD OF THE ALAMO. . . . She is entitled by the illustrious name of her martyred father-made illustrious, because he fell in the ALAMO."

    Guy M. Bryan (1821-1901) was a veteran of the Texas War of Independence. This speech was given while he was a member of the State House of Representatives from 1847 through 1853. Along with her mother, Angelina Dickinson (1834-1869), known as the "Babe of the Alamo," was among the few survivors of the Alamo. After the battle, Santa Anna expressed an interest in adopting the child, but Susanna refused. Earlier in 1839, Angelina and Susanna had received 640 acres, but Bryan's effort in this speech failed when the resolution to provide relief failed. Later in life she was associated with prostitution.

    According to Winkler (139), the broadside is dated ca. 1850, with dimensions of 21 cm x 27.5 cm (8.25" x 10.75"), different from this one. The dimensions to this printing don't match exactly the dimensions of a copy of the broadside (30 cm x 20 cm [11.75" x 7.75"]) held at Beinecke Library, Yale University, either. Fine.

    References: Winkler 139.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2009
    21st Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 890

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 December 9 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.
    Michael Z.,
    Hawthorne, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $614,788