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Anglo-Texan Convention of 1840

Claudia Hazlewood General Entry

The Anglo-Texan Convention of November 14, 1840, resulted from a proffer of British mediation to secure Mexican recognition of the independence of the Republic of Texas. Texas and England attended the convention, but Mexico refused and countered the invitation with the expedition of Adrián Woll in September 1842.

Annie Laura Middleton, Studies Relating to the Annexation of Texas by the United States (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Texas, 1938). Henderson K. Yoakum, History of Texas from Its First Settlement in 1685 to Its Annexation to the United States in 1846 (2 vols., New York: Redfield, 1855).


  • Peoples
  • English
  • Politics and Government

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Claudia Hazlewood, “Anglo-Texan Convention of 1840,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 24, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994