Samuel Houston Papers, 1827-1975 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

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ID: A/68

Primary Creator: Houston, Sam (1793-1863)

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Subjects: Genealogy, Governors -- Texas, Houston, Sam, 1793-1863, Legal documents, Legislators -- United States, Texas -- History -- To 1846 -- Sources

Forms of Material: Correspondence

Scope and Contents of the Materials

These papers relate to the activities of Sam Houston mainly while he was governor of Tennessee, President of the Republic of Texas, and U. S. Senator from Texas. Included among the legal documents are photocopies from a lengthy land dispute with James H. Starr. The correspondence includes copies of seven letters to Eber Worthington Cave, mostly written in the last year of Houston's life, as well as one to Adolphus Sterne in 1842. All were omitted from the publication of The Writings of Sam Houston. These and other letters discuss politics, the Civil War, and family matters. The collection also includes biographical materials with much about Houston's first marriage in Tennessee to Eliza Allen; genealogical materials; and information about memorial tributes to Houston (stamps, museums, portraits). Other persons associated with the collection include Stephen F. Austin, Margaret Lea Houston, Presidents John Tyler and Zachary Taylor, Thomas J. Rusk, and several Civil War leaders. Photocopies of six original documents signed by Houston which are in the ETRC are included.

Subject/Index Terms

Governors -- Texas
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863
Legal documents
Legislators -- United States
Texas -- History -- To 1846 -- Sources

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Acquisition Method: Gift

Related Materials: Houston, Sam. The writings of Sam Houston, 1813-1863. Austin, TX: The University of Texas Press, 1938-1943.  ETRC F390 .H828  v. 1-8

Box and Folder Listing

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a). Presidential pardon for Nancy Van Dyke and Nancy Beams from murder charge, signed by Sam Houston, 1844.

b). Letter written by Sam Houston while in Huntsville to Mrs. Mary M. Carr in Palestine, August 22, 1857.

c). 3rd class headright grant to Lorenzo Kirkendell, signed by Sam Houston, 1860.

d). Commission for Walter E.C. Mayfield to office of District Clerk, Nacogdoches County, signed by Sam Houston, 1860.

e). Appointment of Charles S. Taylor to Commissioner to run the boundary lines between the Republic and the U.S., signed by Sam Houston and R. A. Irion, 1838

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