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Robert Wilson Collection, 1835-1856

By Marty Turnage, 1982

Collection Overview

Title: Robert Wilson Collection, 1835-1856

ID: A/81

Creator: Wilson, Robert (1793-1856)

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

Businessman, soldier in the Republic of Texas Army, and congressman of Harrisburg, Texas. Photocopies of Wilson's letters to his son, James Theodore Dudley Wilson, and some miscellaneous other documents.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The bulk of this collection consists of letters written by Robert Wilson to his son James T. D. Wilson. In the letters Wilson reveals his personal feelings and philosophy. An in-depth study of the letters, with accompanying typescripts of each one, was done in an SFASU thesis in 1966 by Wanda L. Roark entitled Robert Wilson: Letters To His Son. All of the documents and letters in this collection are photostats.

Administrative Information

Related Materials: Roarke, Wanda Louise. Robert Wilson: letters to his son. Thesis (M.A.)--Stephen F. Austin State College, August 1966.  ETRC F390 .W5 R6x


Box and Folder Listing

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Documents:

(a) Assignment: Robert Wilson to James T. D. Wilson, 6 June 1850. (b) Card: John Rynex, Agent for Wilson's Brick Machine. (c) Certificate of the Consolidated Stock of the Town of Harrisburg, 4 July 1839. (d) Lease: Sarah Wilson to William Runy, 20 July 1842. (e) Lease: Sarah Wilson to John W. Niles, 28 November 1842. (f) Letter: Cone to his wife, 24 May 1835. (g) Letter: Howland and Chase to Gersham Lockwood, 10 October 1853. (h) Telegram: John Rynex to James T. D. Wilson, 28 July 1851.

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LETTERS OF ROBERT WILSON TO HIS SON JAMES, WRITTEN FROM AUSTIN, GALVESTON, HOUSTON, NEW ORLEANS, AND WASHINGTON (TEXAS), 1830's (1 letter).
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LETTERS OF ROBERT WILSON TO HIS SON JAMES, WRITTEN FROM AUSTIN, GALVESTON, HOUSTON, NEW ORLEANS, AND WASHINGTON (TEXAS), 1840's (9 letters).
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LETTERS OF ROBERT WILSON TO HIS SON JAMES, WRITTEN FROM AUSTIN, GALVESTON, HOUSTON, NEW ORLEANS, AND WASHINGTON (TEXAS), 1851 (3 letters).
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LETTERS OF ROBERT WILSON TO HIS SON JAMES, WRITTEN FROM AUSTIN, GALVESTON, HOUSTON, NEW ORLEANS, AND WASHINGTON (TEXAS),  1852 (11 letters).
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LETTERS OF ROBERT WILSON TO HIS SON JAMES, WRITTEN FROM AUSTIN, GALVESTON, HOUSTON, NEW ORLEANS, AND WASHINGTON (TEXAS), 1853, Jan-Aug (11 letters).
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LETTERS OF ROBERT WILSON TO HIS SON JAMES, WRITTEN FROM AUSTIN, GALVESTON, HOUSTON, NEW ORLEANS, AND WASHINGTON (TEXAS), 1853, Sept-Dec (13 letters).
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LETTERS OF ROBERT WILSON TO HIS SON JAMES, WRITTEN FROM AUSTIN, GALVESTON, HOUSTON, NEW ORLEANS, AND WASHINGTON (TEXAS),1854 (10 letters).
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LETTERS OF ROBERT WILSON TO HIS SON JAMES, WRITTEN FROM AUSTIN, GALVESTON, HOUSTON, NEW ORLEANS, AND WASHINGTON (TEXAS), 1855-56 (8 letters).