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Stephen F. Austin Letters, 1832-1836

Collection Overview

Title: Stephen F. Austin Letters, 1832-1836

ID: A/123

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

Extent: 1.0 Folders

Date Acquired: 00/00/1946

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The letters in this small collection were written by Stephen Fuller Austin during trips to Mexico which were undertaken on behalf of the Texas colonists in an attempt to work out differences between the settlers and the Mexican government. The letters are addressed to Samuel M. Williams, a business associate of Austin, and Austin's sister and brother-in-law, Emily Austin Bryan Perry and James Franklin Perry, who were all living in or near San Felipe de Austin, Texas. All the letters except the one to Samuel M. Williams are included in THE AUSTIN PAPERS. Included with the letters is an original Texian Loan Certificate signed by Austin.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Acquisition Method: Gift & Purchase

Related Materials: Austin, Stephen F. Establishing Austin’s colony: the first book printed in Texas, with the laws, orders and contracts of colonization. Austin: Pemberton Press, 1970.  ETRC KFT1655.Z9 A814 1970

Box and Folder Listing

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May 22, 1832 - Austin to Samuel M. Williams (owner of mercantile firm which helped finance the Texas Revolution)

April 19, 1833 - Austin to his brother-in-law and sister, the Perrys

April 20, 1833 - Austin to his brother-in-law, James F. Perry

December 17, 1835 - Austin to James F. Perry; December 18, 1835 Austin to James F. Perry (continuation of Dec. 17, 1835 letter)

January 11, 1836 - Texian Loan Certificate signed by Austin.