The Nuttall Encyclopedia
The chief seaport of Texas, situated on a low island of the same name at the entrance of Galveston Bay into the Gulf of Mexico; it has a splendid harbour, and is an important centre of the cotton trade, ranking as the third cotton port of the world; the city is well laid out, and is the see of a Roman Catholic bishop; it has a medical college and several foundries.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Galveston'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/g/galveston.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.