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

Collection Overview

Title: Samuel Houston Papers, 1827-1975Add to your cart.

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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[Bundle 1: Original Documents],
[Box 1],

Box 1Add to your cart.
Sam Houston vs. James H. Starr District Court case documents, photocopies of Spanish and English land titles, petitions to the court, and other legal documents. Includes some typed transcripts. [For a complete transcript of the case, see R.B. Blake Collection Vol. XXVII.]
Folder 1: To the Special Commissioner, 1835-1849Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Houston vs. Starr miscellaneous documents, 1839-1855Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Mr. Commissioner, 1832-1849Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Carancahuas Bay deed, and to Special Commissioner, 1832-1849Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Houston vs. Starr miscellaneous, 1840-1855Add to your cart.
Folder 6: To the Political Chief, 1827-1836Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Houston vs. Starr miscellaneous, 1849-1855Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Houston vs. Starr [Typescripts without documents]; NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Houston vs. Starr [Documents without typescripts], 1844-1855Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Houston vs. Starr [Documents without typescripts], 1835-1855Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1835-1863Add to your cart.

(1) Houston, Nacogdoches, to John A. Wharton, Brazoria. Apr. 14, 1835.

(2) Houston, City of Houston, to Capt. [Matthew P.] Woodhouse. Sept. 23, 1842.

(3) Houston, Washington City [D.C.], to Gen. M[emucan] Hunt. Apr. 6, 1846.

(4) Houston, Washington [DC], to Col. H[enderson] Yoakum. May 14, 1850.

[The following letters were not published in The Writings of Sam Houston. Copies were made from the originals located in the Hoya Memorial Library and Museum, Nacogdoches.]

(5) Houston, City of Houston, to Adolfo [Adolphus] Sterne, Nacogdoches. March 19, 1842.

(6) Houston, Independence, to [Eber Worthington] Cave. Nov. 8, 1859.

(7) Houston, Cedar Point, to Cave. Feb. 25, 1862.

(8) Houston, Cedar Point, to Cave. Apr. 28, 1862.

(9) Houston, Cedar Point, to Cave. Oct. 7, 1862.

(10) Houston [per Maggie], Huntsville, to Maj. E.W. Cave. Feb. 3, 1863.

(11) Houston, Huntsville, to Cave. Apr. 21, 1863.

(12) Houston, Huntsville, to Cave. Apr. [date torn].

Folder 12: Photocopies of original documents in Bundle 1.Add to your cart.

(1) 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.

(2) Presidential pardon for Nancy Van Dyke and Nancy Beams from murder charges, signed by Sam Houston, 1844.

(3) Letter written by Sam Houston, Huntsville, to Mrs. Mary M. Carr, Palestine, August 22, 1857.

(4) 3rd Class Headright Grant to Lorenzo Kirkendall, signed by Sam Houston, 1860.

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

Folder 13: Military voucher to George W. Hockley and Sam Houston's Will, March 4, 1843, 1863Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Contemporary newspaper clippings, 1839-1859Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Newspaper clippings - biography, 1919-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Eliza Allen Houston and Margaret Lea Houston, 1962-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Newspaper clippings re: descendants of Sam Houston, 1936-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Sam Houston Memorial Association, Maryville, TN, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Sam Houston Park, Huntsville, TX, 1932-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Sam Houston commemorative stamp, 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Miscellaneous monuments and memorials to Houston, 1934-1968Add to your cart.

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