Thomas W. Streeter collection of Texas manuscripts 1787-1864

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Thomas W. Streeter collection of Texas manuscripts, 1787-1864

Thomas W. Streeter collection of Texas manuscripts 1787-1864

The collection consists of letters, land claims, court papers, financial documents, public documents, narrative descriptions, and histories, recording the early history and development of Texas, including the conflicts between Texan and Mexican officials that culminated in the Texas Revolution. Each part is arranged alphabetically by the author, item title, or subject. Accompanied by Streeter's catalogue of his collection in two notebooks.

Total Boxes: 8; Linear Feet: 4

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Houston, Sam, 1793-1863

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Texas politician, soldier, and frontier hero. He was the first president of the Republic of Texas and served as a United States Senator for that state. From the description of Letter, ca. 1855. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122699442 From the description of Letter, 1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145435304 Sam Houston's colorful public life began with his heroic action during the war of 1812. He served as congressman and governor of Tennessee, spent years amon...

Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte, 1798-1859

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Lamar served as President of Republic of Texas (1838-1841). This journal, in Lamar's own hand, documents his June-October 1835 trip from Columbus, Georgia to Brazoria, Texas. Observations of the climate, political situations, and people encountered during the journey, delving into Lamar's own thoughts on these subjects. Lamar, like other travelers, stopped overnight in private houses and farms, and stayed longer in settled areas such as San Augustine, Nacogdoches, Brazoria, and Velasco. ...

Músquiz, Ramón.

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Fisher, Samuel Rhoads, 1794-1839

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Chambers, Thomas Jefferson, 1802-1865

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In 1834 Thomas Jefferson Chambers became the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. In payment for this office, Chambers was granted thirteen leagues of land which he selected from the site of present day Austin. The state of Texas failed to reimburse Chambers or his estate for large tracts of Austin land condemned in 1839 to establish the capital. This led to a long series of legal contests by Chambers' heirs who eventually won monetary compnesation by an act of the Texas legislature in 1...

Mier y Teran, Manuel de

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Crockett, Davy, 1786-1836

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Frontiersman, member of Congress from Tennessee. From the description of ALS : Washington, D.C., to Carey & Hart, 1835 Jan. 22. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86165809 From the description of ALS : Washington, D.C., to Carey & Hart, 1834 Dec. 21. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122690133 American frontiersman and politician. From the description of Letter : Washington City, to Henry R. Storrs, 1834 Jan...

Huston, Felix, 1793-1863.

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Bryan, Moses Austin, 1817-1895

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Moses Austin Bryan, 1817-1895, became Stephen F. Austin's secretary in 1832. Bryan enlisted in the Texas army in 1836 and served at the Battle of San Jacinto. He was a member of the Somervell Expedition in 1842, and enlisted in the Third Texas Regiment during the Civil War. In 1873, Bryan helped organize the Texas Veterans Association and served as its secretary until 1886. From the description of Moses Austin Bryan papers, 1814-1930, (bulk 1836-1889). (San Jacinto Museum of History)...

Kerr, James, 1790-1850

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James Kerr was appointed surveyor general of the Texas colony of Green DeWitt in January 1825. In 1835 he was an assistant to John J. Linn, who had been named Quartermaster of the Texas Army on October 8, 1835. From the description of James Kerr Texas letter and document, 1825-1835. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82976188 From the description of James Kerr Texas letter and document, 1825-1835. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702161314 ...

Travis, William Barret, 1809-1836

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As commander of the doomed Alamo garrison, Colonel William Barret Travis became a legendary figure in Texas history. Born in South Carolina in 1809, Travis went on to study law and marry Rosanna Cato before moving to Texas. He left his family behind and settled in Stephen F. Austin's colony to practice law. With the coming of war with Mexico, Travis became an army officer and was ordered to reinforce the Alamo garrison in San Antonio de Bexar. He took command after James C. Neill gave up the pos...

Nolan, Philip, 1771-1801

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Born to Peter and Elizabeth (Cassidy) Nolan in Ireland, Philip Nolan (1771-1801) became a noted mustanger and possible filibuster in Spanish Texas. Before arriving in Texas, Nolan worked as a bookkeeper and shipping clerk for General James Wilkinson in Kentucky and New Orleans, where he learned of business opportunities in Texas. Nolan began mustanging in 1791, though suspicions grew among Spanish authorities about his true intentions due to his connections with Wilkinson and illegal trade. A ye...

Arnold, William, d. 1833.

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Chihuahua Navigation Company.

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Donelson, Andrew Jackson, 1799-1871

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Andrew Jackson Donelson was nephew, ward, and personal secretary to President Andrew Jackson throughout his administration. President John Tyler (1841-1845) appointed him chargé d'affaires of the United States to the Republic of Texas and he was U.S. Minister to Prussia from 1846 to 1849. Donelson was nominated as the vice-presidential candidate of former President Millard Fillmore on the American Party ticket in 1856, but they garnered only 8 electoral votes. From the description o...

Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836

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Stephen F. Austin, son of Moses Austin, initiated the Anglo-American colonization of Texas by assuming ownership of a land grant given to his father by the Spanish government in 1821. From the description of Austin, Stephen F., papers, 1819-1821. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 20430891 Stephen Fuller Austin was born on November 3, 1793 in Virginia to Maria and Moses Austin. He was educated in Connecticut and at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kent...

Smith, Henry, 1784-1851

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Fisher, George, 1795-1873

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Early Texas settler George Fisher (1795-1873) was born Djordje Ribar in Hungary to Serbian parents. After serving in the Slavonic Legion during the Serbian Revolution from 1813 to 1814, he immigrated to America, eventually settling in Mississippi, and adopted the name George Fisher, the English variant of Djordje Ribar. In 1825, he traveled to Mexico, becoming a citizen in 1829. That same year, he was appointed collector of customs for Galveston, Texas, and in 1830 becam...

Austin, Moses, 1761-1821

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Miner and promoter of Texas colonization. Austin settled in Upper Louisiana in 1798 and soon established his home and mining operation at Mine au Breton. From the description of Letters to John F. Merieult, 1802-1805. (New Orleans Public Library). WorldCat record id: 17632287 ...

Somervell, Alexander.

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Holley, Mary Austin, 1784-1846

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Mary Phelps Austin Holley was a poet, travel author and land speculator. She was born in New Haven, Connecticut on August 30, 1784. She received her education at nearby schools. In 1805, she married Horace Holley who later served as president of Transylvania University from 1818 to 1827. Harriete Williman Holley, the daughter of Mary Holley, was born in 1808. During the time the letter was written, Mary was recovering from a severe case of yellow fever which had caused the death of her husband i...

Borden, Gail, 1801-1874

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Gail Borden, Jr. (1801-1874) was a surveyor, inventor, newspaperman, businessman and agriculturalist. He was born in Norwich, New York, and moved to Texas in 1829. Borden was a surveyor for Austin's Colony and a founder of the "Telegraph and Texas Register", but is most famous as an inventor; he patented the first process for condensing milk. The Borden Milk Company bears his name. From the description of Borden, J. Gail, papers, 1830-1937. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat r...

Streeter, Thomas W. (Thomas Winthrop), 1883-1965

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Thomas Streeter was a collector of Americana; Dr. Mumey was a noted physician, Western historian, aviator, author, inventor and woodcarver. From the description of Letters 1959-1960. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 43482440 Thomas Winthrop Streeter (1883-1965) of Morristown, N.J., was an attorney financier, and businessman before becoming a bibliographer, rare-book dealer, and owner of one of the largest collections of Americana in the country. His collection in...

Lewis, Ira Randolph, 1800-1867.

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Bowie, James, d. 1836

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The son of Reason (or Rezin) and Elve Bowie, James (Jim) Bowie (1796?-1836) moved around the southern United States in his early life, finally settling on a plantation near Opelousas, Louisiana, in around 1809. During the War of 1812, James and his brother Rezin Pleasant Bowie enlisted in the Second Division, Consolidated, of the U.S. Army. After the war, the brothers bought slaves from Jean Laffite and traded them in St. Landry Parish, until raising $65,0000, which James and Rezin ...