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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Documents, 1597-1800

Series II: Documents, 1861-1903

Series III: Imprints, 1793-1963

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Britton Collection of Early Texas and U.S. Civil War documents, 1597-1903



Descriptive Summary

Title Britton Collection of Early Texas and U.S. Civil War documents
Dates: 1597-1903
Abstract: Legal documents and correspondence related to the Jose de Escandon expedition of the Gulf Coast (1765-1766) and the establishment of missions in the Seno Mexicano, and U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction documents, as well as other documents related to Texas and American history.
ID MS 009
Extent 1 box
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Scope and Contents

Legal documents and correspondence related to the Jose de Escandon expedition of the Gulf Coast (1765-1766) and the establishment of missions in the Seno Mexicano, and U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction documents, as well as other documents related to Texas and American history.

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Restrictions

Access Restriction

This material is open for research, but requires 24 hrs. for retrieval. Please call ahead at 713-348-2586 or e-mail woodson@rice.edu.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish materials from the Britton documents must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
de Alvarez, Ellicendo
Subjects (Places)
Texas -- exploration -- 18th century.
United States—History—Civil War, 1861-1865.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Britton Collection of Early Texas and U.S. Civil War documents, 1597-1903, MS 009, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Gifts of Mr. and Mrs. James Lanier Britton, 1971.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Documents, 1597-1800

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1 Ellicendo de Alvarez documents, 1597
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2 Papers relating to Escandon expedition and establishment of Missions in the Seno Mexicano, mid-18th century
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3 American Declaration of Independence collection, n.d.-1800, bulk: 1755-1800

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Series II: Documents, 1861-1903

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4 Treasurer’s warrant as pay for Texas Rangers signed by Gov. Sam Houston, Jan. 11, 1861
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5 Abraham Lincoln broadside: original Emancipation Proclamation as issued in General Orders #1, Jan. 2, 1863
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6 Broadside signed by J.Y. Dashiell re: Gov. Lubbock’s order transferring state troops to the Confederacy, Aug. 5, 1863
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7 Receipt for 1200 pounds fodder bought from Robert Brantley, signed by N.A. Burge, Nov. 12, 1863
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8 Certificate of Deposit for $1500 to be invested… signed by James Sorley, April 13, 1864
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9 Emergency Confederate warrant for removal of safe containing archives, Oct. 6, 1864
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10 Exchange certificate for $4000 converting old issue to new issue, Dec. 8, 1864
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11 Amnesty oath of T.F. Hollis, July 21, 1865
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12 Broadside directing confiscation of Texas archives, July 22, 1865
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13 Five John Steele letters, Jan.-May 1866
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14 Jefferson Davis clothing order, May 1, 1866
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15 Reconstruction appointment of Samuel Harper, July 11, 1872
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16 Proxy: N.Y. & Texas Land Co.-Wm. M. Rice, Sept.25, 1900
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17 Albert T. Patrick to Gen. H.B. Stoddard, Aug. 26, 1903

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Series III: Imprints, 1793-1963

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18 House of Representatives imprints, 1860-61, 1864-65, 1867-68, 1872
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19 Senate imprints, 1862, 1864, 1866
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20 Misc. imprints
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21 Presidents collection imprints, 1793, 1799, 1802, 1820, 1832, 1836, 1839, 1841, 1842, 1843
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22 Presidents collection imprints, 1845, 1850, 1852, 1854, 1860, 1861, 1868, 1871, 1878
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23 Presidents collection imprints, 1881, 1885, 1890, 1898, 1908, 1912, 1918, 1921, 1931, 1941, 1945, 1958, 1963

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