Houston Endowment Texana collection 1805-1936 (Bulk: 1839-1848)


Houston Endowment Texana collection MC042. 48149722., 1805-1936, (Bulk: 1839-1848)

Houston Endowment Texana collection 1805-1936 (Bulk: 1839-1848)

Correspondence, financial and legal documents, printed materials, photographs and illustrations comprise this collection of Texana.



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Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852

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Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852) was an American lawyer and statesman who represented New Hampshire and Massachusetts in the U.S. Congress and served as the U.S. Secretary of State under Presidents William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, and Millard Fillmore. As one of the most prominent American lawyers of the 19th century, he argued over 200 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court between 1814 and his death in 1852. During his life, he was a member of the Federalist Party, the Nati...

Winthrop, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1809-1894

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Robert Charles Winthrop (May 12, 1809 – November 16, 1894) was an American lawyer and philanthropist and one time Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. He was a descendant of John Winthrop. Robert Charles Winthrop was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Thomas Lindall Winthrop (1760–1841), the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, and Elizabeth Bowdoin Temple (1769–1825), who were married on July 25, 1786. He was the youngest of 13 children born to his parents. Winthrop attende...

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...

McCurdy, A.

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Giron, José Maria

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Throckmorton, J. W. (James Webb), 1825-1894

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J. W. Throckmortion was elected governor of Texas in 1866, but was removed from office in 1867 by General Philip Sheridan. He also served as a US Congressman from 1870 to 1874. From the description of Throckmorton, J. W., letters, 1867-1869. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 85376791 U.S. Rep. from Texas. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Charles Devens, 1879 Feb. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270572478 ...

Hamilton, Morgan Calvin, 1809-1893

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Mexico. Ejército

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Martin, William Harrison, 1823-1898

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William Waddell Martin (1829-1896). A farmer in Pickens County, S.C. who served in Company F, 22nd South Carolina Infantry (1862-1863) and Company F, 1st South Carolina Cavalry (1863-1865) during the Civil War. Married Sarah Elizabeth Mills (1821-1911). They had ten children, including Sarah (or Sara) M. Susannah Martin Stewart (born 1846) and Silas Abraham Clayton (1875-1939). From the description of William Waddell and Sarah Elizabeth Mills Martin family papers 1852-1925, undated, ...

Santa Anna, Antonio López de, 1794?-1876

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Epithet: President of Mexico British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000297.0x000203 Commander in chief of Mexican Army and President of Mexico during war with United States (1846-1848). Letter thanks Don Juan Valdivia for providing lumber and use of his estate for defense against possible Spanish invasion (1829). From the description of Antonio Loṕez de Santa Anna letter, 1829. (University of the Pacific)...

Bee, Barnard E., 1787-1854

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Reagan, John H. (John Henninger), 1818-1905

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U.S. Representative and Senator from Texas; Confederate Postmaster General. From the description of Letter to John W. Swindell, 1878 December 1. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 50734517 Postmaster General, C.S.A. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Palestine, Texas, to George W. Paschal, Jr., 1877 Mar. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616448 Born in Sevier County, Tennessee, John Henniger Reagan (1818-1905) c...

Ampudia, Pedro de, 1803-1868

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Johnston, Albert Sidney, 1803-1862

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Native of Kentucky; educated privately and at Transylvania University; graduate of West Point; served in the Black Hawk War; commanded the Army of Texas during the late 1830's; served in the Mexican War with the 1st Texas Rifle Volunteers; commissioned paymaster in the United States Army and later commanded the Department of Texas; resigned to join the Confederate Army in 1861 and commanded the Western Department from 1861 through the Battle of Shiloh, April 1862, where he was mortally wounded. ...

Gaines, Edmund Pendleton, 1777-1849

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Soldier, U.S. Army; served in War of 1812, Black Hawk War, Florida War and Mexican War; commanded Western Department and later Eastern Department; at odds with War Department over frontier defense during most of his career. From the description of Letter : Sand Hills near Augusta, Ga., 1825 Sept. 30. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 31023735 U.S. Army general. From the description of Papers, 1815-1857. (Duke University Library). WorldCa...

Lytle, Robert Todd, 1804-1839

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Culberson, David B. (David Browning), 1830-1900

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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...

Jones, Anson, 1798-1858

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President of Texas (Republic), physician, and a public official of Texas (Republic). From the description of Grant of Anson Jones, 1845. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423856 Anson Jones (1798-1858) was a doctor, congressman, diplomatic minister, and President of the Republic of Texas. Son of Solomon and Sarah (Strong) Jones, he was born in Massachusetts and practiced medicine in New York and Pennsylvania. Jones practiced medicine in Venezuela from 1824 to 182...

Lubbock, Francis Richard, 1815-1905

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Francis Richard Lubbock (1815-1905) was an influential Texas businessman and politician, who held many public offices during his life, including a term as governor of Texas (161-1863). Born in South Carolina on October 16, 1815, Lubbock moved to Texas in 1836. Beginning in 1837, he ran a general store in Houston, before beginning ranching operations in the 1840s. Lubbock was a staunch Democrat and became active in politics in 1832 during the nullification crisis in South Carolina. In Texas, he c...

Flanagan, James Winright, 1805-1887

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Houston Endowment Inc.

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Maxey, S. B. (Samuel Bell), 1825-1895

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U.S. Senator from Texas. From the description of Letter, 1878. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 39522014 Samuel Bell Maxey spent his early years in Tompkinsville, Monroe County, Kentucky. His family lived in nearby Clinton County when Maxey was appointed to United States Military Academy at West Point. Upon graduation in 1846, he was breveted a Second Lieutenant in the regular army and served in the Mexican War until its close in 1848. In 1849 he r...

Henderson, James Pinckney, 1808-1858

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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. ...

Wool, John Ellis, 1784-1869

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Wool, a New York native, was a career U. S. army officer who began his service during the War of 1812, led victorious troops at the Battle of Buena Vista during the Mexican War, and commanded several departments in the eastern United States until he retired on August 1, 1863. From the description of Orders No. 302, May 28, 1847. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 301369825 John Ellis Wool (1784-1869) was an American military officer who fought in the...

Navarro, José Antonio, 1795-1871

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Born in San Antonio to an aristocratic mother and a successful merchant as well as alcalde of the city, José Antonio Navarro (1795-1871) became the most influential Tejano of his generation. As a young man Navarro supported the Gutierrez-Magee expedition, which aimed to seize Texas from Spanish rule. However, the attempt failed and Navarro fled to the United States to avoid execution. He returned to Texas in 1816, believing the brightest future for Texas lay with Anglo-...

McLean, William Pinckney, 1836-1925.

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Menard, Michel Branamour, 1805-1856

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Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan), 1787-1863

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Kentucky lawyer and statesman, from Frankfort (Franklin Co.). From the description of Papers, 1786-1932. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19490792 From the description of Letters, 1835-1860. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 32410179 John Jordan Crittenden (1787-1863) was born September 10, 1787. He attended the College of William and Mary, graduating in 1807. In 1809 he became the Attorney-General for the Illinois Territory. During the Wa...

Rusk, Thomas J. (Thomas Jefferson), 1803-1857

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U.S. senator from Texas, legislator of the Texas (Republic), jurist, and army officer. From the description of Petition of Thomas J. Rusk, 1852. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71015419 Army officer, jurist, Texas legislator, and U.S. senator. From the description of Thomas J. Rusk letters, 1835-1856. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70956387 From the description of Thomas J. Rusk collection, 1826-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70956384 Edwar...

Blair and Rives

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Swearingen, William C., d. 1939

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Texas Western Railroad Company

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Wigfall, Louis T. (Louis Trezevant), 1816-1874

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U.S. senator from Texas. From the description of Family papers of Louis T. Wigfall, 1858-1909. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82561857 U.S. Senator and brigadier general in the Confederate Army. From the description of Letter, 1862. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 39522013 Louis Trezevant Wigfall (1816-1874), educated at South Carolina College and the University of Virginia, became involved in controversial political arguments...

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...

Tyler, John, 1790-1862

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John Tyler (b. March 29, 1790, Charles City County, Virginia–d. January 18, 1862, Richmond, Virginia), was the tenth President of the United States (1841–1845) and the first to succeed to the office following the death of President William Henry Harrison....

Morales, Francisco de P.

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Texas. Declaration of Independence.

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Hunt, Memucan, 1807-1856

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Born in Charleston, Massachusetts, inventor and painter Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1872), graduated from Yale College in 1810. Morse attended the Royal Academy of Arts in London, England and began a successful career in painting in Europe and the United States. In 1832, Morse developed the concept of the single-wire telegraph and Morse code. In 1938, Morse proposed his patent to the U.S. Government and the Republic of Texas, but failed to gain sponsorship. Morse succeeded in s...

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 ...

Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850

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Zachary Taylor (1784-1850), the twelfth president of the United States. In 1841, he was appointed to the command of the Sourthern Division of the United States. In the spring of 1845, Taylor appointed to command the Army of Occupation stationed in Corpus Christi. In May 1846, Taylor led his army into north Mexico. Following the battle of Monterey, Taylor was ordered to join General Winfield Scott at the siege of Veracruz. Taylor's victory at at the Battle of Buena Vista made him a national hero....

Ochiltree, Thomas P. (Thomas Peck), 1837-1902

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Born in Livingston, Alabama, Thomas Peck Ochiltree (1839-1902) moved to East Texas with his family shortly after his birth. After serving in John G. Walker’s company of Texas Rangers from 1854 through 1855, he was appointed chief clerk and sergeant at arms of the Texas House of Representatives. Admitted to the bar in 1857, Ochiltree established a law practice in Marshall and became a delegate to both the state and national Democratic conventions while also editing the Star State Jef...

Howard, Tilghman Ashurst, 1797-1844

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Burnet, David Gouverneur, 1789-1870

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David Gouverneur Burnet (1788-1870) was born in Newark, New Jersey. About 1817 he moved to Natchitoches, Louisiana, and in 1831 to Texas. He was ad interim president of the Republic of Texas from March 17 to October 22, 1836. In 1836 he was elected vice president of the Republic of Texas, serving part time as secretary of state and acting president. From the guide to the David G. Burnet letters MS 188., 1836-1859, (Woodson Research Center, ) Born April 14, 1788,...