Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Texas Governors Letters collection, 1889 and 1935-36 MS 142



creator Ross, Lawrence Sullivan
creator Allred, James V.
Title: Texas Governors Letters collection
Dates: 1889, 1935-36
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Abstract: This collection contains three letters: two from Governor James Allred of Texas to Emil Hurja of the Democratic National Committee in Washington D.C. (1935-36), and one from Gov. Lawrence Sullivan Ross of Texas to General M. Cist of Cincinnati, Ohio (1889). Subjects include thanks for gifts sent and requests for reading materials, and do not relate specifically to Texas politics.
Identification: MS 142
Quantity: 0.1 Linear Feet(3 letters)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Notes

James V Allred, Texas jurist, Attorney General (1930-1934) and Governor (1934-38), was born in Bowie, Texas, on March 29, 1899 and died 1959.

For further biographical information, visit "ALLRED, JAMES BURR V." The Handbook of Texas Online. <http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/AA/fal42.html> [Accessed Wed Aug 25 13:40:17 US/Central 2004 ].

Lawrence Sullivan (Sul) Ross (1838-1898) was a soldier, statesman, and university president, and Governor from 1886-1991. For further biographical information, see "ROSS, LAWRENCE SULLIVAN [SUL]." The Handbook of Texas Online. <http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/RR/fro81.html> [Accessed Wed Aug 25 13:35:17 US/Central 2004 ].


Scope and Contents

This collection contains three letters on official letterhead: two from Governor Allred of Texas to Emil Hurja of the Democratic National Committee in Washington D.C. (1935-36), and one from Gov. Ross of Texas to General M. Cist of Cincinnati, Ohio (1889). Subjects include thanks for gifts sent and requests for reading materials, and do not relate specifically to Texas politics.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

No access restrictions; this material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Texas Governors Letters Collection must be facilitated through the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

Governors -- United States
corrrespondence
Texas -- History
Allred, James V.
Ross, Lawrence Sullivan

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Governors Letters collection 1889 and 1935-1936, MS 142, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

These letters were purchased from a manuscripts dealer in 1959


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Gov. Allred letters, 1935-36

Gov. Allred to Hon. Emil Hurja, March 23, 1935. Thanking Hurja for a steel engraving of Sam Houston's signature.
Gov. Allred to Hon. Emil Hurja, April 9, 1936. Announcing that the Gov. has sent Hurja a copy of a new Texas Almanac under separate cover.



Series II: Gov. Ross letter, 1889

Gov. Ross to Gen. Cist, June 18, 1889. Requesting copy of reprint of Gen. Boynton's letters.