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Collection Summary

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Calendar

Description of Series

Correspondence

Financial

Legal

Printed Materials

Photographs

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

James L. Britton Collection

Manuscript Collection: MC010



Collection Summary

Creator: Britton, James L., collector
Title: James L. Britton collection
Dates: 1817-1889
Dates: (Bulk: 1829-1855)
Abstract: This collection of Texana was brought together by James L. Britton.
Identification: MC010
OCLC Record No. 46636450
Quantity: 1 box (.2 linear ft.)
Language Materials are in English and Spanish.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, financial and legal documents, printed materials, and a photograph (1817-1889) comprise this collection of Texana accumulated by James L. Britton and donated to the San Jacinto Museum of History in December of 1983.

A calendar of the James L. Britton Collection is available in the Herzstein Library or online at http://www.sanjacinto-museum.org/Herzstein_Library/Manuscripts/Finding_Aids/Britton/

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Arrangement

Documents are arranged according to series and then chronologically.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Terms Governing Use

Open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jacinto Museum of History. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Jacinto Museum of History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

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Index Terms

Names:
Baker, Moseley, 1802-1848
Bird, John, 1795-1839
Bowie, James, d. 1836
Burnet, David Gouverneur, 1789-1870
Davis, Andrew Jackson
Eastland, William M., 1806-1843
Fisher, Samuel Rhoads, 1794-1839
Flores de Abrego, José Gaspar María, 1781-1836
Grayson, Peter Wagener, 1788-1838
Green, Thomas, 1814-1864
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863
Ingram, Ira, 1788-1837
Jones, August
Jones, William
Lamar, G.B.
Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte, 1798-1859
McCaleb, T.F.
McCall, John G.
McLeod, Hugh, 1814-1862
Morgan, James, 1787-1866
Músquiz, Ramón, b. 1797?
Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869
Price, Rodman, 1816-1894
Ripley, Henry
Robinson, James W., 1790-1857
Rusk, Thomas J. (Thomas Jefferson), 1803-1857
Thompson, Waddy, 1798-1868
Travis, William Barret, 1809-1836
Williams, Samuel May, 1795-1858
Subjects:
Texan Mier Expedition (1842-1844)
Texan Sante Fé Expedition, 1841
Places:
Texas--History--To 1846
Texas--History--Revolution, 1835-1836

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Administrative Information

Citation

[Identification of Item], James L. Britton Collection, MC010, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.

Acquisition

James L. Britton, 1983.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Canby Jackson, 2001.

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 Calendar 

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Inventory

 

Correspondence

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18 1 Gaspar Flores to Stephen Austin's Colony 1829, 09/26
2 Ramon Musquiz to Governor of Texas and Coahuila 1829, 10/25
3 Henry Foley to J. Robertson & Son 1835, 10/12
4 Henry D. Ripley to father 1835, 11/12
5 John McCall to Sarah McCall 1836, 01/27
6 John McCall to Sarah McCall 1836, 02/20
7 Thomas Jefferson Rusk to Colonel James Morgan 1836, 03/29
8 Ira Ingram 1836, 06/10
9 Andrew Jackson Davis to Colonel James Morgan 1836, 09/17
10 T. F. McCaleb to S. Rhoads Fisher 1839, 07/25
11 James W. Robinson to William and Augustus Jones 1841, 07/01
12 Rodney Price to Sam Houston 1853, 02/03
13 Hugh McLeod, appended by Waddy Thompson and G. B. Lamar 1855, 12/10

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Financial

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18 14 Public Debt Certificates 1851, 1855
15 Republic of Texas Bonds 1840, 1841
16 Receipts 1828, 1829, 1835, 1836

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Legal

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18 17 Land Grants 1833, 1848, 1852
18 Resolution to Form a Council of War 1835, 10/07
19 Petition by Freeman Wilkinson 1836, 05/30
20 Will 1842, 03/10
21 Protest by John Swett 1842, 08/13
22 Petition 1845
23 Administrator's Bond 1847, 04/02
24 Rejection of Appeal 1850, 05/04

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Printed Materials

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18 25 Sheet Music: "Texian Grand March" 1836
26 Broadside: "To the Citizens of Texas" 1836, 02/24
27 Pamphlets: "ALCANCE AL NUM 15. De la Gaceta del Gobierno de Coahuila" 1838, 04/28
28 Pamphlets: "Speeches of Sam Houston of Texas..." 1855, 01/29-01/31
29 Pamphlets: "Boundary Between Texas and the Territories" 1855, 03/01
30 Newspapers: Niles' Weekly Register, Vol. 1, No. 17 1817, 12/20
31 Newspapers: Niles' Weekly Register, Vol. VII, No. 7 1820, 10/14
32 Newspapers: Oversize 1817-1845

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Photographs

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18 33 Photographs: Flintlock and sword 1889

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