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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Samuel Maverick, Jr. Letter, 1912

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Samuel Maverick, Jr. Letter, 1912



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Maverick, Samuel, 1837-1936
Title: Samuel Maverick, Jr. Letter
Dates: 1912
Creator Abstract: The son of Texas Declaration of Independence signer Samuel Augustus Maverick (1803-1870), Samuel Maverick, Jr. (1837-1936) served in the Confederate army during the Civil War and was a San Antonio, Texas, businessman.
Content Abstract: In this letter to Governor O. B. Colquitt, 1912 February 2, Samuel Maverick, Jr. describes his recollections of the Alamo, the sale of the property, and plans for a monument on the site. It was written during the controversy involving the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the State of Texas over plans for the convent or long barracks on the Alamo grounds.
Identification: Doc 2966
Extent: 1 item.
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Biographical Note

Samuel Maverick, Jr. was born at Montpelier Plantation near Pendleton, South Carolina, on 1837 May 14. The oldest child of Samuel Augustus Maverick (1803-1870), a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, and Mary Ann Adams (1818-1898), Samuel Maverick, Jr. arrived in San Antonio with his family on 1838 June 15. Between 1856 and about 1860, he studied at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Returning to the United States at the outbreak of the Civil War, Maverick joined Company B, First Texas Mounted Rifles, and served under Colonel Henry McCulloch. The unit primarily battled Indians on the frontier, leading Maverick, seeking more action, to join Company G, Eighth Texas Cavalry (Terry's Texas Rangers) in 1862. He served until 1865 April, when his unit surrendered in North Carolina as part of Joseph E. Johnston’s army.

After the Civil War, Maverick returned to San Antonio and became involved in a number of business ventures, running an irrigated farm on family property that is now Brackenridge Park and later a lumberyard and general store on East Houston Street at Alamo Plaza. He also built the Maverick Bank, was involved in the construction of San Antonio's first streetcar line, and founded the Maverick Lithographing Company, later Maverick-Clark.

Samuel Maverick, Jr. married Sarah “Sallie” Frost on 1871 May 14; the couple had seven children: Samuel A., John Frost, Mary A., Sallie, Elizabeth, Georgia, and Emily. The last surviving member of Terry's Rangers, Maverick died in Austin in 1936 February and was buried in San Antonio’s Mission Burial Park.

References

Fenstermaker, Anne Leslie. “Samuel Maverick, Jr.” Handbook of Texas Online. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fmabh.

Samuel Maverick biographical file, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Maverick Family biographical file, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

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Scope and Content Note

In this letter to Governor O. B. Colquitt, 1912 February 2, Samuel Maverick, Jr. describes his recollections of the Alamo, the sale of the property, and plans for a monument on the site. It was written during the controversy involving the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the State of Texas over plans for the convent or long barracks on the Alamo grounds.

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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.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Maverick, Samuel, 1837-1936.
Colquitt, Oscar Branch, 1861-1940.
Organizations
Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)--History.
Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.)--Conservation and restoration.
Genres/Formats
Personal papers.
Correspondence.

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Related Material

Maverick Family Papers, 1840-1960 (bulk 1861-1909), Col 11749, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Samuel Augustus Maverick Family Papers, 1836-1909, Col 12545, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Samuel Augustus Maverick Letter, 1861, Doc 1221, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Albert and Jane Lewis Maury Maverick Papers, 1927-1954, Doc 9928, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Lucy Maverick Letters, 1913-1941, Doc 5198, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Maury Maverick, Jr. Research Papers, 1857-1964, Col 10841, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Maury Maverick, Jr. Papers on the Reinterment of Joseph H. Barnard, 1979-1982, Doc 6159, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Maverick Family Papers, 1660-1938, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Maury Maverick, Sr., Collection, 1769-1954, 1989, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Maury Maverick Jr. Papers, [ca. 1835-2000], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Rena Maverick Green Papers, 1924-1959, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Maverick Family Papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library.

Lola Maverick Lloyd Papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library.

Jessie Lloyd O'Connor Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts.

Papers of Jane Lewis Maury Maverick, ca. 1887, 1927-1944, Accession #1946, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Samuel Maverick, Jr. Letter, 1912, Doc 2966, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Frontier America, 1986 March.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker.

Finding aid edited and encoded by Tom D'Amore, 2011 September.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Samuel Maverick, Jr. Letter, 1912

Folder
1 Letter: Samuel Maverick, Jr., San Antonio, Texas, to Governor Oscar Branch Colquitt, 1912 February 2.

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