Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Samuel E. Asbury Papers, 1812-1949



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Asbury, Samuel E. (Samuel Erson), 1872-1962
Title: Samuel E. Asbury Papers
Dates: 1812-1949
Creator Abstract: Professionally employed as a chemist with the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station on the Texas A&M campus, Samuel E. Asbury (1872-1962) was also interested in Texas history. He conducted extensive research about the state's past, particularly the Texas Revolution, corresponding widely and collecting historically important documents.
Content Abstract: Correspondence, legal documents, newspaper clippings, and other published material related to Texas history make up the Samuel E. Asbury Papers. The bulk of the papers consist of typescript copies of correspondence and source documents produced and received by Asbury in the course of his historical research. Much of the research is related to the Texas Revolution and the Republic of Texas; particularly in-depth is material on the Goliad Massacre, Jonas Harrison, the Regulator-Moderator War, and John A. Williams.
Identification: Col 872
Extent: 2.71 linear feet (7 boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Biographical Note

Samuel Erson Asbury was born on 1872 September 26 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He received his college education at North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in Raleigh (now North Carolina State University), earning Bachelor's and Master's degrees in chemistry. Asbury spent several years as an assistant state chemist at the North Carolina Experiment Station before taking a similar job at the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station on the campus of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (now Texas A&M University), serving from 1904 until his retirement.

After coming to Texas, Asbury became interested in Texas history and began researching the state's past, particularly the Texas Revolution. He corresponded widely and began collecting historically important documents. Asbury was also interested in music and planned the production of a musical drama based on the Texas revolution, a work that was never completed.

Asbury retired in 1945, but continued his historical research. He was a fellow of the Texas State Historical Association and a member of the Southern Historical Association at the time of death, which occurred in Bryan, Texas, on 1962 January 10.

References

Nance, Joseph Milton. "Samuel Erson Asbury." Handbook of Texas Online. http://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fas01.


Scope and Content Note

The products of many years of research into Texas history, correspondence, legal documents, newspaper clippings, other published materials, and biographical and genealogical information make up the Samuel E. Asbury Papers.

The papers have been organized into two series, Research Material and Miscellaneous Material. The great majority of the papers falls into the first series and consists of typescript copies of the correspondence and documents Asbury produced and received in the course of research conducted in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. Carbon copies were made of incoming and outgoing letters and of documents, clippings, and other items. Most of these items were labeled and numbered as part of Asbury's own filing system. A list of Asbury's files (which was discovered and added to the collection after the original processing) indicates that these papers represent a small portion of Asbury's collection of research material. The subject labels used by Asbury form the basis of the arrangement of the papers, and his document numbers are occasionally noted in the inventory, to distinguish similar items. In some cases, Asbury's subject designation has been changed to conform with more commonly used terms, and some related files have been combined under a single heading. The subject files have been arranged alphabetically. Those subjects with a significant amount of material are also arranged by type, often including research correspondence, letters to and from other historians, source material, copies of contemporary documents, and published material, both contemporary items and items published at a later date. Letters included in research correspondence often enclosed documents and other material; these items remain with the correspondence.

The amount of material gathered under different subjects varies considerably. The most detailed research centers on the Texas Revolution and specific events and individuals associated with the conflict. General Texas Revolution material primarily consists of Asbury's inventory and collection of source materials to be found in libraries and archives in several cities and states, focusing on newspaper accounts. Annotated reference lists contain capsule summaries of newspaper articles available in individual institutions. Complete contemporary newspaper accounts of events leading up to and following the Revolution are particularly extensive among the items obtained from Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mississippi.

Research on the Siege of the Alamo includes correspondence with a number of other historians, including Amelia Williams, then working on her account of the event. Goliad Massacre material includes a detailed set of letters and documents pertaining to the garrison at Goliad, most of them obtained from fellow researcher Harbert Davenport. Rosters and some personal material of James Fannin are also included.

Jonas Harrison, a Shelby County attorney who was a prominent participant in the Conventions of 1832 and 1835, is also the subject of detailed research. Included are a number of documents providing details of Harrison's life and career, used as the basis of Asbury's article on Harrison, which appeared in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly in 1942. A significant amount of material concerning the life of John A. Williams, an east Texas resident who opposed the revolutionary events of the 1830s, is also part of the papers. Included are a number of items taken from the Nacogdoches Archives related to Williams and events leading up to the Texas Revolution.

Asbury also dealt with the Regulator-Moderator War in some detail, obtaining several accounts of the east Texas conflict. One of the prominent players in that event, Robert Potter, is dealt with separately, providing accounts of his murder. Additional material on Potter, apparently set aside as a separate collection at an earlier date, were incorporated into the Asbury Papers in a revision of the arrangement in 1999.

Other subjects which receive fairly detailed treatment include Samuel P. Carson, Ira and Seth Ingram, and the Battle of San Jacinto.

"See" and "See Also" references are used in the inventory to link related subjects.

The Miscellaneous Material series consists of a single folder of personal items.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

No restrictions. The collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Please be advised that the library does not hold the copyright to most of the material in its archival collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure those rights when needed. Permission to reproduce does not constitute permission to publish. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright, literary property rights, and libel.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Asbury, Samuel E. (Samuel Erson), 1872-1962.
Harrison, Jonas, 1777-1836.
Williams, Amelia Worthington, 1876-1958.
Williams, John A., d. 1840.
Subjects
Goliad Massacre, Goliad, Tex., 1836.
Regulator-Moderator War, Tex., 1839-1844.
Locations
Texas--History--Revolution, 1835-1836--Sources.
Texas--History--Republic, 1836-1846--Sources.
Genres/Formats
Personal papers.
Correspondence.
Legal documents.
Newspapers.

Related Material

Several collections at various Texas repositories contain materials relating to Samuel Asbury and his research. The most significant collections are listed here. Additional collections containing a small number of related items can be found by searching Texas Archival Resources Online.

Samuel Erson Asbury Papers, 1872-1960, Cushing Memorial Library, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

Samuel Erson Asbury Papers, 1920-1955, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Adele Briscoe Looscan Papers, 1633-1935, Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas.

Eugene Campbell Barker Papers, 1785 (1812-1959), Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

William James Battle Papers, 1870-1959, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Texas State Historical Association Records, 1897-2004, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Samuel E. Asbury Papers, 1812-1949, Col 872, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Received from an unknown source, 1967.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker, 1991 May.

Finding aid revised by Warren Stricker, 1999 June.

Finding aid edited and encoded by Caitlin Donnelly, 2011 January.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Research material

Box Folder
1 1A File list: Texas history files, file numbers, 3 pages, typescript.
Alamo (see also: Bonham, James Butler; Texas Revolution; and Travis, William Barret)
Research correspondence
1 Chabot, Frederick: 3 items, typescripts, 1930-1932.
2 Hall, R. F.: 2 items (2 duplicates), typescripts, 1932-1934.
3 Looscan, A. B.: 2 items, typescripts, 1919 and 1932.
4 Mixon, Ruby: 2 items, typescripts, 1932.
5 Williams, Amelia: 5 items (4 duplicates), typescripts, 1925-1932.
6 Williams, Amelia: 4 items (6 duplicates), typescripts, 1933-1934.
7 Miscellaneous: 5 items, typescripts, 1925-1934.
Published material
8 Cincinnati newspapers, accounts of the Battle of the Alamo, 16 pages, typescript.
9 "More Particulars Respecting the Fall of the Alamo," Telegraph and Texas Register, 5 pages, typescript, 1836 March 24.
Wharton, Clarence R., "One Hundred Years Ago Today in Texas," 2 pages, typescript, 1936 February 18.
Williams, Amelia, "Appendix II. Plans of the Alamo. Plans No. 1. The Jameson Plats and Letters," 10 pages (3 duplicates), typescripts.
10 Clippings, 5 items, 1919, 1936, and undated.
11 Clippings, 5 items [photocopies], 1919, 1936, and undated.
Alavez, Senora de (see also: Goliad Massacre)
12 Official service record, Telesforo Alavez, 3 pages (1 duplicate), typescripts, 1815-1835.
O'Shea, Elena Zamora, "Sequel to Angel of Goliad," 3 pages, typescript, 1936 March 15.
Archer, Branch T.
13 Chesterman, Evans R., "Duels and Duelists of Bygone Virginia Days," 5 pages, typescript, undated.
Bexar, Siege of
14 Maverick, Samuel A., "Notes on the Storming of Bexar, 1835," 15 pages (1 complete duplicate, 1 partial - 21 pages), typescripts.
15 Report of killed and wounded of the Volunteer Army, 2 pages, typescript, 1835 December 29.
Official Report of Killed and Wounded at the Storming of Bexar, 2 pages, typescript, 1835 December 17.
Amos Pollard to Governor Henry Smith, 3 pages, typescript, 1836 January 16, January 27, and February 13.
Kemp, L. W. List of men obtaining 640 acres of land, 5 pages, typescript.
Bonham, James Butler (see also: Alamo)
16 Research correspondence: Asbury, Samuel E., 1 item, typescript, 1923.
Research correspondence: Bonham, Milledge L., Jr., 7 items (2 duplicates), typescripts, 1924-1934.
Bowie, James
17 Statements regarding Wells-Maddox duel, Natchez Ariel, 15 pages, typescript, 1827 October 19.
Carson, Samuel P.
18 Research correspondence: 6 items (1 duplicate), typescripts, 1922-1933.
Source material
Letters
19 Carson, Samuel P.: 2 items, typescripts, 1827 and 1836.
Whitson, Rebecca Carson: 1 item, typescript, 1894.
20 Benton's Abridgement of the Debates of Congress, 8 items (6 duplicates), typescripts, 1827-1836.
21 Dixon, Sam Houston, "Men Who Made Texas Free: Samuel P. Carson," Houston Chronicle, clipping, 1922 December 2.
22 Dixon, Sam Houston, "Men Who Made Texas Free: Samuel P. Carson," Houston Chronicle, clipping [photocopy], 1922 December 2.
Chambers County, Texas
23 "A Complete History of Chambers County, Texas," Anahuac Progress, 16 pages, typescript, 1937 June 25.
Civil War
24 Rogers, Marjorie, to Samuel E. Asbury, includes Civil War letters of John W. Watkins, 1862-1865 (1 duplicate), typescripts, 1933 September 22.
Young, Frank, "Plum Grove Rifles," La Grange Journal, 3 pages (1 duplicate), typescripts, 1933 December 21.
Dunman, Mrs. R. L., Hood's Brigade, list of names, reminiscences, 3 pages, typescript, 1932.
Convention of 1833
25 Allen, Winnie, to Samuel E. Asbury, 1 page (5 duplicates), typescripts, 1933 July 11.
Durst, John, to Ramon de Musquiz, 3 pages (1 duplicate), typescripts, 1833 January 12.
26 "Constitution or Form of Government of the State of Texas," 7 pages [photostats], 1833 April.
Convention of 1836
27 Research correspondence: 3 items (1 duplicate), typescripts, 1933-1934.
Published material
28 Hunter, Theresa M., "After 94 Years in a Rusty Tin Box, Sacred Document of Texas At Last Gets a Nobler Home," Dallas News, 8 pages (1 duplicate), typescript, 1930 March 2.
"The Find of Seth Shepard," Galveston News, 2 pages (1 duplicate), typescripts, 1905 April 5.
Biographies
29 "Childress, George Campbell," by L. W. Kemp, 3 pages (1 duplicate), typescripts, undated.
"Woods, James B.," by L. W. Kemp, 3 pages (2 duplicates), typescripts, undated.
30 Document: Woods, James B., "Fellow Citizens of the County of Liberty," circular, 2 pages (1 duplicate), typescripts, 1838 July 28.
Council House Fight
31 "The Council House Fight," Niles Register, 1 page (1 duplicate), 2 pages, typescripts, 1840 April 25.
"A Further Account of the Council House Fight," Niles Weekly Register, 2 pages, typescript, 1840 June.
Edwards, Monroe
32 Kemp, L. W., biography of Monroe Edwards, 15 pages (1 duplicate), typescript, undated.
Ford, John S. "Rip"
33 "Reminiscences of Col. John S. Ford," The Gulf Messenger, 5 pages, typescript, 1895 January-February.
Goliad Declaration of Independence
34 The Goliad Declaration of Independence, Catholic Exhibit, Centennial Exposition, 5 pages, typescript.
Goliad Massacre (see also: Alavez, Senora de)
Research correspondence
35 Davenport, Harbert: 7 items, typescripts, 1932-1935.
36 Miscellaneous: 7 items (2 duplicates), typescripts, 1932-1935.
Source material
Correspondence
37 Fannin family, 7 items (3 duplicates), typescripts, 1829-1832 and undated.
38 General Texas Revolution, Harbert Davenport file, includes official and personal letters, some documents, journals, etc., 10 items, typescripts, 1835 November.
39 General Texas Revolution, Harbert Davenport file, includes official and personal letters, some documents, journals, etc., 8 items, typescripts, 1835 November-1836 January.
40 General Texas Revolution, Harbert Davenport file, includes official and personal letters, some documents, journals, etc., 11 items, typescripts, 1836 January-February.
41 General Texas Revolution, Harbert Davenport file, includes official and personal letters, some documents, journals, etc., 12 items, typescripts, 1836 February.
Box Folder
2 42 General Texas Revolution, Harbert Davenport file, includes official and personal letters, some documents, journals, etc., 14 items, typescripts, 1836 February.
43 General Texas Revolution, Harbert Davenport file, includes official and personal letters, some documents, journals, etc., 11 items (4 duplicates), typescripts, 1836 February-March.
44 General Texas Revolution, Harbert Davenport file, includes official and personal letters, some documents, journals, etc., 12 items (1 duplicate), typescripts, 1836 March.
Rosters
45 Alphabetical List of Soldiers in the Goliad Campaign, 41 pages (1 duplicate), typescripts, 1935.
46 List of various commands during the Goliad campaign, various dates and sources, 39 pages, typescript.
47 Reconstructed Roster of Fannin's Command as of March 10, 1836, compiled by Harbert Davenport, 15 pages, typescript.
Personnel of Fannin's Command Destroyed at and Near Goliad March 12-27, 1836, by Harbert Davenport, 21 pages, typescript.
48 Missing Officers, Fannin's Command--Who Were Not Killed, or Detained or Escaped, 2 pages, typescript.
Alphabetical list, Fannin's Command, partial (page 25), 1 page (3 duplicates), typescripts.
Published material and manuscripts
49 Morgan, Abel, "An Account of the Battle of Goliad and Fanning's Massacre: and the Capture and Imprisonment of Abel Morgan," 67 pages, includes documents from collection of Clarence Wharton pertaining to Morgan, typescript, 1847.
50 Kilman, Ed, "Burial Place of Goliad Heroes Found: Two Year Search for Grave of Fannin's Men Successful," Houston Post, 11 pages, typescript, 1934 May 6.
Wharton, Judge Clarence R., "The Goliad Campaign," Dallas News, 37 pages, typescript, 1933.
Harrison, Jonas
Research correspondence
51 Crane, Mary Knight: 3 items, typescripts, 1932.
52 Crocket, George L.: 15 items, typescripts, 1925-1934.
53 Detroit Public Library: 5 items, typescripts, 1932-1933.
54 Dobie, J. Frank: 2 items (1 duplicate), typescripts, 1932.
55 Harrison, Lewis C.: 2 items (2 duplicates), typescripts, 1932.
56 Hatcher, Mattie Austin: 2 items (1 duplicate), typescripts, 1932.
57 McFarland, E. E. and R. E.: 3 items, typescripts, 1932.
58 Mitchell, Mrs. C. D.: 2 items, typescripts, 1933.
59 Moore, Charles R.: 4 items (1 incomplete), typescripts, 1933-1934.
60 Parks, H. B.: 2 items, typescripts, 1933.
61 Scovell, J. Boardman: 2 items, typescripts, 1932.
62 Shoemaker, Floyd C.: 1 item, typescript, 1932.
63 Shuey, Leila B.: 2 items, typescripts, 1932.
64 Smith, Charles D.: 5 items, typescripts, 1932-1933.
65 Walker, Philip R.: 2 items, typescripts, 1932.
66 Wallace, Frances W.: 11 items, typescripts, 1932-1934.
67 Williams, Harrison: 5 items, typescripts, 1932-1934.
68 Miscellaneous: 20 items, typescripts, 1932-1933.
Source material
69 Harrison, Jonas, legal documents, 3 items (1 duplicate), typescripts, 1822-1824.
70 Harrison, Jonas, letters from the Austin papers, 5 pages, typescript, 1831-1832.
71 Harrison, Jonas, Resolutions, Convention of 1832, 2 pages, typescript.
Harrison, Jonas, Address favoring Declaration of Independence, 6 pages, typescript, 1835 December 22.
72 Harrison, Jonas, will, 9 pages, handwritten copy, 1836.
Harrison, Jonas, estate, 1 page, handwritten copy, 1843.
Harrison, Joseph, will, 2 pages, handwritten copy, 1868.
Harrison family, land records, 9 pages, handwritten copy, 1839-1864.
73 "Relative to the Subject of Slavery," judicial opinion, Jonas Harrison, counsel, 13 pages, typescript, 1807.
74 Republic of Texas, Congressional records, 2 items (1 duplicate), typescripts, 1841 and 1845.
75 Shannon-Hauk families, land and estate records, 3 items, typescripts, 1848-1855.
76 Williams, Harrison, list of family heirlooms, 3 pages (2 duplicates, typescripts; 6 pages, handwritten copy), 1933.
Published material
77 8 items (1 duplicate), typescripts, 1895-1933.
78 Clipping, 1 item, 1936.
79 Clipping, 1 item [photocopy], 1936.
Hood's Texas Brigade (see: Civil War)
Box Folder
3 Ingram, Ira and Seth
Research correspondence
80 Bonham, Milledge L.: 2 items, typescripts, 1933.
81 Boring, J. H.: 3 items, 1933.
82 Wade, Dorah: 3 items, typescripts, 1933.
83 Winkler, E. W.: 2 items, manuscript, typescript, 1934.
84 Miscellaneous: 3 items (3 duplicates), typescripts, 1933-1934.
Source material
85 Letter: Austin, Stephen F., to the Chief of the Department, C. R. Musquiz, upon the prisoners Ingram and League, 3 pages, handwritten copy, 1830.
86 Letters: Ingram, Ira, 5 items, typescripts, 1830-1835.
87 Letters: Ingram, Seth, to Jas. H. Selkirk, 11 items (5 duplicates), typescripts, 1852-1854.
88 Ingram, Ira, will, 5 pages, typescript, 1837.
Ingram, Seth, will, 2 pages (1 duplicate), typescript, 1857.
89 Ingram, Seth, marriage records, 2 items, typescripts, 1837-1846.
Published material
90 Barker, Eugene C., The Life of Stephen F. Austin, extracts, 3 pages, typescript.
Ratchford, Fanny, "Texas Lost Declaration of Independence," Dallas News, 4 pages (1 duplicate), typescript, 1933 March 5.
The Texas Almanac, "Declaration of Independence, Made at Goliad, Dec. 20, 1835," 6 pages (1 duplicate), typescript, 1860.
Wade, Dorah McConico, "Six Letters From Texas," 2 pages, typescript, 1932.
Jones, Anson
Research correspondence
91 Gambrell, Herbert: 1 page, typescript, 1934.
92 Winkler, E. W.: 2 items (6 duplicates), typescripts, includes letters of Reuben Potter to Ashbel Smith, 1933.
Source material
93 Potter, Reuben, to Ashbel Smith, 1 page, typescript, 1880 July 26.
Smith, Ashbel, to C. Anson Jones, 3 pages (2 duplicates), typescripts, 1878 November 11.
94 List of letters in the possession of Charles G. Norton, 2 pages (1 duplicate), typescript, undated.
Mexican War
95 Brobe [possibly Grobe], Charles, "The Battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma," music, title page, and narration, 2 pages, typescript; 2 pages, handwritten copy, undated.
Mills, Roger Q.
96 Dealey, James Q., to Samuel E. Asbury, 3 pages, typescript, contains two letters from Sam Acheson, 1933 April 6.
Music (see also: Mexican War; Texas Revolution - Music)
97 Haley, Curtis B., to Samuel E. Asbury, cover letter concerning journal article, 1 page, 1931 July 7.
Tillett, Wilbur F., "Methodist Hymnology," Methodist Quarterly Review, 15 pages, typescript, 1903 April.
Plum Grove Rifles (see: Civil War)
Potter, Robert (see also: Regulator-Moderator War)
98 Research correspondence: 14 items (5 duplicates), typescripts, 1932-1944.
99 Biographies: Rose family, 5 pages, typescript, undated.
Source material
100 Bills and resolutions, Robert Potter, 5 items, typescript, 1827-1831.
101 Republic of Texas vs. William P. Rose, for murder of Robert Potter, 13 items, typescript, 1842-1843.
102 Lewis vs. Ames, regarding Robert Potter estate, 5 items (1 duplicate), typescript, 1841-1859.
103 “The History of Harriet A. Ames During the Early Days of Texas," typescript.
104 “Mr. Potter’s Appeal,” typescript, 1831.
Republic of Texas, Members of Sixth Congress, Senators, 4 pages (1 duplicate, 3 pages), typescripts, undated.
Published material
104A 6 items (3 duplicates), typescripts, 1842, 1910, 1937, and undated.
104B Clipping, 1 item, 1934.
104C Clipping, 1 item [photocopy], 1934.
104D Photograph: Potter, Robert, portrait, undated.
Regulator-Moderator War (see also: Potter, Robert)
Research correspondence
105 Crocket, George L.: 7 items (3 duplicates), typescripts, 1932-1934.
106 Lake, Mary Daggett: 3 items (1 duplicate), typescripts, 1933.
107 Miscellaneous: 3 items, typescripts, 1927-1934.
108 Biography: "John M. Bradley," by L. W. Kemp, 2 pages, typescript, undated.
Source material
109 Garner, N. B., to Col. K. L. Anderson, 2 pages [photostat], 1841 December 18.
Louisiana vs. Robert Burns, trial for murder of Watt Moorman, 3 pages (1 duplicate), typescripts, 1850.
McKee, Helen Daggett, memorandum book containing notes on Regulator-Moderator war, 9 pages, typescript, undated.
Texas. Court of Claims, petition of William Cravens for payment for corn supplied to Texas Militia, 3 pages (1 duplicate, 2 pages), typescripts, 1858.
Published material, manuscripts, etc.
110 Daggett, Eph M., "Recollections of the Moderators and Regulators," 34 pages (1 duplicate), typescripts, undated.
111 Kilman, Ed, "The Bloody Years--The Story of Texas Feuds," Fort Worth Press, clippings, 5 items, 1934 October 18-23.
112 Kilman, Ed, "The Bloody Years--The Story of Texas Feuds," Fort Worth Press, clippings, 5 items [photocopies], 1934 October 18-23.
113 Roberts, Oran M., "The Shelby War, or the 'Regulators and Moderators,'" The Texas Magazine, 11 pages (1 duplicate), typescripts, 1897 August.
114 Summerfield, Charles, The Desperadoes of the South-West: Containing an Account of the Cane-Hill Murders, Together with the Lives of Several of the Most Notorious Regulators and Moderators, 66 pages (1 duplicate), typescripts, 1847.
115 Photographs: Cedar Yard church; hickory tree at site of "Helen's Defeat;" envelope; 3 items, undated.
Box Folder
4 San Antonio, Texas, Battles
Research correspondence
116 Hall, R. F.: 3 items, typescripts, 1932-1933.
117 Miscellaneous: 4 items, typescripts, 1932-1933.
Published material
118 Wade, Houston, "Dawson and His Fayette County Company," La Grange Journal, 6 pages, typescript, 1933 August 17.
Wade, Houston, untitled, La Grange Journal, 4 pages, typescript, 1933 August 27.
San Jacinto, Battle of
119 Research correspondence: 5 items, typescripts, 1932-1934.
Biographies
120 Barr, Robert, 1 page, typescript, undated.
Poe, George Washington, 1 page, typescript, 1942.
Source material
121 Fulmore, Z. T., Papers, letters of Hardy W. B. Price and F. J. Cooke to Z. T. Fulmore, 4 items (4 duplicates), typescripts, 1898.
122 "Texans Who Participated in the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21, 1836," roster, 19 pages, typescript, undated.
123 "Muster Roll of Captain Henry Teal's Company 'A,' First Regiment Infantry, Texas Army," 3 pages, typescript, 1836.
Rusk, Thomas J., "To the People of Texas," circular, 2 pages (1 duplicate, 1 page), typescripts, 1836 May 10.
Texas. Legislature, Bill to remove remains of Texas patriots to state cemetery, 2 pages, typescript, undated.
Published material
124 "Another Texas Veteran Gone," article on Jesse Billingsley, Galveston News, 2 pages (1 duplicate), typescripts, 1880 October 3.
125 "The Battle of San Jacinto," 7 pages, typescript, undated.
126 Kilman, Ed, article on L. W. Kemp and San Jacinto research, Houston Post, 5 pages (3 duplicates), typescripts, undated.
127 Lane, Walter P., The Adventures and Recollections of General Walter P. Lane, excerpt, 2 pages, typescript, 1887.
Wade, Houston, "Capture of Santa Anna," La Grange Journal, 2 pages, typescript, 1933 November 16.
Santa Fe Expedition
128 "Texan Aggressions, 1841-1843," Old Santa Fe, 15 pages, typescript, 1914 October.
Texas History - miscellaneous
129 Research correspondence: 10 items (2 duplicates), typescripts, 1925-1934.
Source material
130 Adair, W. S., list of stories in the Dallas News, 1921-1930, 18 pages, typescript.
131 Karnes, Henry Wax, print of sketch by McArdle, 1 page, undated.
132 Kingsford, Edward, letter to W. C. Crane, concerning collection of a debt, 4 pages, photostat, 1844 September 16.
133 Stewart, C. B., to unknown recipient, concerning Texas Revolution, 2 pages, typescript, 1880 June 30.
134 Texas. Orange County, affidavits of William Clark, Alexander McLain, Sr., Thomas Burwick, Sr., and John Carothers, 2 pages, typescript, 1856.
135 Texas. Second Auditor's Office, oath of A. C. Horton, 1 page [photostat], 1837 October 20.
Published material
136 Mireles, Maria Gonzales de, "Catholic Heroines of Texas," The Southern Messenger, clipping, 1 item, 1936 August 20.
Wade, Houston, "David G. Burnet Letters," La Grange Journal, clipping, 1 item, 1936 July 16.
Weinert, Willie Mae, "About Juan N. Seguin," Seguin Enterprise, clipping, 1 item, 1944 September 22.
137 Clippings [photocopies]
Texas Indians
138 Austin, Stephen F., to Military Commander of Texas, 1 page, typescript, 1825 September 8.
Austin, Stephen F., to Military Commander of Texas, 3 pages (2 duplicates, 2 pages), typescript, 1826 April 30.
Manchola, Rafael, to Military Commander of Texas, plan for pacification of Indians, 5 pages (2 duplicates, 4 pages), typescripts, 1826 March 30.
Texas Pioneers
139 Research correspondence: 3 items (2 duplicates), typescripts, 1934.
140 List of headrights, Matagorda County, 8 pages, typescript, undated.
Texas Revolution, state and regional sources (see also: Alamo; Bexar, Siege of; Bonham, James Butler; Carson, Samuel P.; Convention of 1833; Convention of 1836; Goliad Declaration of Independence; Goliad Massacre; Harrison, Jonas; Ingram, Ira and Seth; San Jacinto, Battle of; Travis, William Barret; Twin Sisters; Williams, John A.)
American Antiquarian Society
141 Research correspondence: 1 item, typescript, 1934.
Cincinnati, Ohio
142 Research correspondence: Settlemeyer, John C., 2 items, typescripts, 1933.
Annotated reference lists
143 Cincinnati Daily Gazette, 1834 February 15-November 4, 1 page, not numbered, source not noted, typescript.
Various Cincinnati newspapers, 1835-1837, 21 pages, 2 duplicates, 16 pages, Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, no. 34, typescript.
Cincinnati Daily Whig and Cincinnati Intelligencer, 1836 June-December, 3 pages, no. 28, typescript.
144 Daily Cincinnati Republican and Commercial Register, 1836, 5 pages (1 duplicate), 4 pages, no. 29, typescript.
Cincinnati Daily Gazette, 1838, 3 pages, not numbered, source not noted, typescript.
Cincinnati Daily Whig and Commercial Advertiser, 1838, 2 pages, not numbered, source not noted, typescript.
Published material
145 Cincinnati newspapers, 1836 January-June, 11 pages, no. 15, typescript.
146 Cincinnati Daily Whig and Commercial Intelligencer, 1836 April, 2 pages, no. 6, typescript.
Cincinnati Daily Commercial Republican, 1836 May 28, 2 pages, no. 11, typescript.
147 Cincinnati Whig and Commercial Intelligencer, 1836 June 9-11, 21 pages, no. 16, typescript.
148 Cincinnati newspapers, 1836 July-August, 10 pages, Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, no. 31, typescript.
149 Cincinnati newspapers, 1836 August-September, 24 pages (3 duplicates), Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, no. 32, typescripts.
150 Cincinnati newspapers, 1836 September-December, 17 pages (1 duplicate), Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, no. 35, typescripts.
151 Cincinnati newspapers, 1836 April-December, 16 pages (1 duplicate), Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, no. 37, typescripts.
152 Cincinnati newspapers, 1836 July-December, 17 pages, Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, no. 38, typescript.
153 Cincinnati newspapers, 1836 July-November, 17 pages (1 duplicate), Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, no. 39, typescripts.
154 Cincinnati newspapers, 1836 October-December, 17 pages (1 duplicate), Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, no. 36, typescripts.
155 Cincinnati Daily Whig and Commercial Intelligencer, 1836 March 24, April 25, April 29, December 31, 4 pages [photostats].
Cincinnati Daily Gazette, 1836 July 2, August 18, August 25, September 10, 5 pages [photostats].
Daily Commercial Republican and Commercial Register, 1836 June 11, 1 page [photostat].
Harvard College Library
156 Research correspondence: 1 item, typescript, 1933.
Illinois documents
157 Research correspondence: 3 items (3 duplicates), typescript, 1931-1933.
Kentucky documents
158 Research correspondence: 1 item, typescript, 1934.
Library of Congress
159 Research correspondence: 1 item (1 duplicate), typescripts, undated.
List of newspaper holdings, 1835-1836, 3 pages, typescript.
Louisiana documents
160 Research correspondence: 1 item, typescript, 1933.
161 List of newspaper holdings, Louisiana Historical Society, City of New Orleans, Howard Memorial Library, and Tulane Library, 4 pages, typescript.
162 Newspaper accounts, Louisiana newspapers, 1835, 32 pages, handwritten copy.
Box Folder
5 Mississippi documents
Annotated reference lists
163 Woodville Republican, 1825-1834, 4 pages, University of Mississippi, Fourth Installment, no. 31, typescript.
164 Mississippi newspapers, 1835-1836, 14 pages, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, no. 5, typescript.
165 Woodville Republican, 1838-1848, 13 pages, University of Mississippi, Fifth Installment, no. 46, typescript.
Published material
166 Various newspapers, 1818-1820, 28 pages, incomplete, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Installment 3, typescript.
167 Mississippi newspapers, 1818-1822, 17 pages, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, no. 67, typescript.
168 Various newspapers, 1821-1822, 22 pages, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Installment 5, no. 69, typescript.
169 Clinton Gazette, Mississippi Free Trader, 1836, 7 pages, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Third Installment, no. 11, typescript.
170 Mississippi newspapers, 1836, 8 pages (1 duplicate), Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Fourth Installment, no. 12, typescripts.
171 Mississippi newspapers, 1835, 12 pages (1 duplicate), Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Eighth Installment, no. 29, typescripts.
172 Mississippi newspapers, 1835-1836, 10 pages (1 duplicate), Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Sixth Installment, no. 22, typescripts.
173 Mississippi newspapers, 1835-1836, 11 pages, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Seventh Installment, no. 27, typescript.
174 Mississippi newspapers, 1835-1836, 10 pages (1 duplicate), Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Ninth Installment, no. 35, typescripts.
175 Mississippi newspapers, 1835-1836, 19 pages, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 14th Installment, no. 41, typescript.
176 Port Gibson Correspondent, 1835-1836, 10 pages, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 16th Installment, no. 43, typescript.
177 Mississippi newspapers, 1836, 12 pages, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 10th Installment, no. 37, typescript.
178 Mississippi newspapers, 1836, 11 pages, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 12th Installment, no. 38, typescript.
179 Mississippi newspapers, 1836, 11 pages, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 13th Installment, no. 40, typescript.
180 Mississippi newspapers, 1836, 14 pages, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 17th Installment, no. 44, typescript.
181 Mississippi newspapers, 1836-1837, 11 pages, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 12th Installment, no. 39, typescript.
182 Allen, Jno. R., "Bishop Paine in Texas," Texas Methodist Historical Quarterly, 3 pages, typescript, 1909 October.
Source documents
183 Gaines, Gen. Edmund P., Requisition, 1836 June 26, 1 page, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, no. 34, typescript.
Oklahoma documents
184 Research correspondence: 2 items, typescripts, 1930 and 1931.
185 Published material: Wright, Muriel H., "Old Miller Courthouse One of the Historic Spots in Southeast Oklahoma," The Daily Oklahoman, 15 pages, typescript, 1939 April 23.
Michigan documents
186 Research correspondence: 1 item, typescript, 1933.
South Carolina documents
Research correspondence
187 Bull, Emma A.: 1 item, typescript, 1934.
188 Jervey [Jerney?], Elizabeth H.: 2 items (2 duplicates), typescripts, 1933 and 1934.
189 Salley, Harriet Milledge: 5 items, typescripts, 1933-1934.
Annotated reference lists
190 Camden Journal and Southern Whig, 1835, 5 pages, University of South Carolina, no. 18, typescript.
191 Pendleton Messenger, 1835-1836, 9 pages (1 duplicate), University of South Carolina, Third Installment, no. 8, typescript.
192 Camden Journal, 1835-1836, 21 pages, University of South Carolina, Fifth Installment, no. 15, typescript.
193 Pendleton Messenger, 1836, 18 pages, University of South Carolina, no. 4, typescript.
194 South Carolina newspapers, 1836-1837, 4 pages, University of South Carolina, no. 22, typescript.
195 South Carolina newspapers, 1837, 12 pages, University of South Carolina, Fourth Installment, no. 12, typescript.
196 Camden Commercial Courier, 1837, 11 pages (1 duplicate), University of South Carolina, no. 20, typescripts.
197 Pendleton Messenger, 1837-1838, 21 pages (2 duplicates), University of South Carolina, no. 14, typescripts.
198 Pendleton Messenger, 1838-1841, 24 pages, University of South Carolina, no. 25, typescript.
199 Various newspapers, 1839-1840, 18 pages, University of South Carolina, no. 26, typescript.
200 Pendleton Messenger, 1840-1841, 18 pages, University of South Carolina, no. 27, typescript.
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6 Tennessee documents
201 Research correspondence: 1 item, typescript, 1934.
Texas
202 Research correspondence: 9 items, typescripts, 1914, 1941-1944.
Annotated reference lists
203 Telegraph and Texas Register, 1835-1836; The Albion, 1835-1836; 6 pages, Texas State Library, no. 13, typescript.
204 Matagorda Bulletin, 1837; Texas Republican, 1835-1836; 7 pages (1 duplicate), University of Texas, 6th Installment, no. 16, typescript.
205 Telegraph and Texas Register, 1838, 5 pages, University of Texas, 5th Installment, no. 15, typescript.
206 List of Texas newspapers at the University of Texas, 1835-1837, 4 pages.
207 Published material: Kilman, Ed, "Houston's Fighting Editor," Houston Post, 3 pages, typescript, 1934 December 7.
Virginia documents
208 Research correspondence: 1 item, typescript, 1933.
Annotated reference lists
209 Virginia Newspapers, 1835-1837, 9 pages, Virginia State Library, First Installment, no. 8, typescript.
210 Richmond Whig and Public Advertiser, 1835-1836, 12 pages, Virginia State Library, Fourth Installment, no. 18, typescript.
211 Niles Weekly Register, 1836-1837, 2 pages, Virginia State Library, Second Installment, no. 11, typescript.
Richmond Whig and Public Advertiser, 1837, 3 pages, Virginia State Library, Third Installment, no. 15, typescript.
212 Published material: McIlwaine, Henry R., Records of Virginians in Texas, 8 pages, typescript.
Wisconsin documents
213 Research correspondence: 1 item, typescript, 1933.
Yale University Library
214 Research correspondence: 1 item, typescript, 1933.
Texas Revolution - Music
215 Asbury, Samuel E., material concerning a proposed opera to be based on the Texas Revolution; includes diagrams, drawings of stage set-up, notes, letter, and music, 11 items, originals and photostats, 1949 and undated.
Travis, William Barret
216 Asbury, Samuel E., to Mark A. Travis, concerning marriage of William B. Travis, 5 pages, manuscript, 1929 April 7.
Twin Sisters
217 Research correspondence: 1 item, typescript, includes portion of newspaper article, 1933.
Wharton, William and John
218 Telegraph and Texas Register, article on Aransas Rail Road Navigation and Banking Company, 18 pages, typescript, 1837 May 26.
Wharton, William H., "To the Citizens of the County of Brazoria," circular, 3 pages, typescript, undated.
Williams, John A.
Research correspondence
219 Asbury, Samuel E.: 4 items, typescripts, handwritten copies, 1943-1945.
220 Blount, Lois F.: 5 items (1 duplicate), typescripts, 1941.
221 Daniel, Price: 2 items (4 duplicates), typescripts, 1942.
222 Kemp, L. W.: 3 items (4 duplicates), typescripts, 1941-1942.
223 Welder, Julia D.: 8 items, typescripts, 1941.
224 Welder, Julia D.: 8 items, typescripts, 1942.
225 Welder, Julia D.: 8 items, typescripts, 1943.
226 Miscellaneous: 20 items (5 duplicates), typescripts, 1933-1943.
Source material
Letters
227 Nacogdoches Archives: 1812, 6 items (4 duplicates), typescripts.
228 Nacogdoches Archives: 1813, 3 items (2 duplicates), typescripts.
229 Nacogdoches Archives: 1818 and 1824, 11 items, typescripts.
230 Nacogdoches Archives: 1825, 7 items, typescripts.
231 Nacogdoches Archives: 1826, 9 items (5 duplicates), typescripts.
232 Nacogdoches Archives: 1827 and 1832, 7 items (1 duplicate), typescripts.
233 Williams, John A.: 1 item (1 duplicate), photostats, 1824.
234 Williams, Jno. A.: 6 items, typescripts, 1827-1832.
235 Miscellaneous: 5 items, typescripts, from Stephen F. Austin, J. L. Dugat, and R. R. Royall, 1835-1840.
Legal documents, financial documents, etc.
236 Beaumont, Texas, list of marriages, 1837-1841, 2 pages, typescript.
237 Brashear, Wilber Elma, affidavit concerning Dugat family, 18 pages (1 duplicate), typescripts, 1935.
238 Jefferson County marriage records, 1838, 1840, 2 items (2 duplicates), typescripts.
239 McLane, Ephraim, et al. vs. Joseph L. Dugat, et al., legal papers, 1857, 2 items (2 duplicates), typescripts and photostat.
240 Nacogdoches Archives, Bexar Archives: 1813-1815, notes, 2 items, typescripts.
241 Nacogdoches Archives: 1824, legal documents, land records, and financial documents, etc., 22 items (1 duplicate), typescripts.
242 Nacogdoches Archives: petition of the Americans residing at Nacogdoches, 1824 April 3, English translation, 14 pages; Spanish, 15 pages (3 duplicates, 9 pages), typescripts.
243 Nacogdoches Archives: 1825-1836, 19 items, typescripts.
244 Nacogdoches Archives: Index, Volume R, compiled by R. B. Blake, 20 pages, typescript.
Box Folder
7 245 Petition, land in Trinity and San Jacinto, 12 pages (1 duplicate, 8 pages), typescripts, 1828.
246 Royall, R. R., Resolution of Permanent Council, 1 page, typescript, undated.
247 San Augustine, Alcalde's Record, Book Two, 1834-1835, 21 pages (1 duplicate), typescript.
248 Williams, John A., et al., appeal for obedience of Mexican laws, Ayuntamiento of Liberty, 3 pages, typescript, 1835 April 17.
249 Williams, John A., land and legal records, 4 items (1 duplicate), typescripts, 1828-1840.
250 Williams, John A., will, 3 pages, typescript, 1840.
251 Williams, John A., estate records, 24 pages (1 duplicate, 26 pages), typescripts, 1840-1849.
252 Williams, John A., estate records, 45 pages (1 duplicate), typescripts, 1840-1855.
253 Williams, John A., estate records, 31 items [photostats], 1840-1854.
254 Williams family, various records, references, notes, 19 pages, handwritten copy (5 pages, typescript).
Biographical information
255 Cherry, Aaron, Jr., notes by L. W. Kemp, 2 pages, typescript, undated.
Pevoto, Michael, Jr., 2 pages, typescript, undated.
Quirk, Edmund, by George L. Crocket, 4 pages, typescript, undated.
Whiting family, 2 pages, typescript, undated.
Williams, John A., "John A. Williams - Tory," 2 pages, typescript, 1942.
Published material, manuscripts, etc.
256 Crocket, George L., "American Drift Into Texas," 1 page (1 duplicate), typescript, undated.
Houston Chronicle, article on Van Pradelles family, 1 page, typescript, 1930 December 16.
Johnson, Frank W., and Eugene C. Barker, excerpt from Texas and Texans, memorial from citizens of Anahuac to Governor of Coahuila and Texas, 3 pages, typescript.



 

Miscellaneous material

Box Folder
7 257 Asbury, Samuel E., to R. E. Karper, letter regarding rose gardening, 2 pages (1 duplicate), typescript, 1938 January 17.
Zavala, Adina de, to Samuel E. Asbury, Christmas postcard, 1940 December 21.
Envelope, addressed to Samuel E. Asbury, 1933.