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Collection Summary

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Calendar

Description of Series

Texas Colonization

Texas Revolution

Republic of Texas

Annexation of Texas

State of Texas

Mexican War - Spanish Documents

>Mexican War - English Documents

Mexican War - Bilingual Documents

Sam Houston

Santa Anna

General - English Documents

General - Spanish Language

Photostats

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

Houston Endowment Texana Collection

Manuscript Collection: MC042



Collection Summary

Creator: Houston Endowment Inc.
Title: Houston Endowment Texana collection
Dates: 1805-1936
Dates: (Bulk: 1839-1848)
Abstract: Correspondence, financial and legal documents, printed materials, photographs and illustrations comprise this collection of Texana.
Identification: MC042
OCLC Record No.: 48149722
Quantity: 3 boxes (1 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, photographs, and illustrations (1804-1936) comprise this collection of Texana accumulated in part by Emil Hurja and bought by Mr. and Mrs. Jesse H. Jones for the San Jacinto Museum of History in April of 1948 and by the Houston Endowment in 1960.

A calendar of the Houston Endowment Texana Collection is available in the Herzstein Library.

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Arrangement

Organized into thirteen series: Texas Colonization, Texas Revolution, Republic of Texas, Annexation of Texas, State of Texas, Mexican War - Spanish Documents, Mexican War - English Documents, Mexican War - Bilingual Documents (Spanish / English), Sam Houston, Santa Anna, General - English Documents, General - Spanish Documents, Photostats; documents are arranged according to series and then chronologically. Photostats of many of the documents are available.

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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:
Ampudia, Pedro de, 1803-1868
Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836
Bee, Barnard E., 1787-1854
Bowie, James, d. 1836
Burnet, David Gouverneur, 1789-1870
Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan), 1787-1863
Culberson, David B. (David Browning), 1830-1900
Flanagan, James Wright, 1805-1887
Gaines, Edmund Pendleton, 1777-1849
Giron, José Maria
Hamilton, Morgan Calvin, 1809-1893
Henderson, James Pinckney, 1808-1858
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863
Howard, Tilghman Ashurst, 1797-1844
Hunt, Memucan, 1807-1856
Johnston, Albert Sidney, 1803-1862
Jones, Anson, 1798-1858
Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte, 1798-1859
Lubbock, Francis Richard, 1815-1905
Lytle, Robert Todd, 1804-1839
Martin, William Harrison, 1823-1898
Maxey, S. B. (Samuel Bell), 1825-1895
McCurdy, A.
McLean, William Pinckney, 1836-1925
Menard, Michel Branamour, 1805-1856
Morales, Francisco de P.
Navarro, José Antonio, 1795-1871
Ochiltree, Thomas P. (Thomas Peck), 1837-1902
Reagan, John H. (John Henninger), 1818-1905--Portraits
Rusk, Thomas J. (Thomas Jefferson), 1803-1857
Santa Anna, Antonio López de, 1794?-1876
Swearingen, William C., d. 1939
Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850
Throckmorton, J. W. (James Webb), 1825-1894
Travis, William Barret, 1809-1836
Tyler, John, 1790-1862
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852
Wigfall, Louis T. (Louis Trezevant), 1816-1874
Winthrop, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1890-1894
Wool, John Ellis, 1784-1869
Organizations:
Blair and Rives
Mexico. Ejército
Texas. Declaration of Independence--Signers
Texas Western Railroad Company
Subjects:
Land tenure--Texas
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Places:
Galveston County (Tex.)
Mexico--Boundaries--Texas
Mexico--History--1821-1861
Taylor County (Tex.)
Texas--Annexation to the United States
Texas--Boundaries--Mexico
Texas--History--To 1846
Travis County (Tex.)
Formats:
Advertisements
Scrapbooks

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Administrative Information

Citation

[Identification of Item], Houston Endowment Texana Collection, MC042, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.

Acquisition

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse H. Jones, 1948-1961.

Processing Information

Processed by Joel Minor with Sandra Yates, 2001, 2008.

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Calendar

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Inventory

Texas Colonization

Correspondence
box folder
50 1 Cuevas 1829
2 Unknown to Manuel Mier y Teran 1831 June 28
3 J. M Cantú to ayuntamiento of Cuatro Cienegas 1834 April 17
Legal
box folder
50 4 Antonio Cordero, Governor of Coahuila 1810-1815
5 Antonio Eloria 1822 February 3
6 Decrees, Coahuila y Texas 1824, 1827-1828
7 Petition of Arthur G. Wavell 1826 February 8
8 Petitions, Peter Ellis Bean 1826
9 Gov. Blanco and T. Antonio Padilla 1827 March 17
10 José Ignacio de Arizpe and T. Antonio Padilla 1827 June 12
11 G. Pedroso on Peter Ellis Bean 1828 November 22
12 Petition of Alex Thompson 1828 December 6
13 Vicente Guerrero 1828, 1829
14 Decree, Gov. Viesca 1830 April 19
15 Land Grant: Arkansas & Texas Land Company 1831 April 27
16 Petition of Gen. Felipe Codallos 1831 June 27
17 Gen. Manuel Mier y Teran 1831 July 29
18 Power of Attorney 1833 December 13
19 J. Maria Cantú 1834 May 2
Printed Materials
box folder
50 20 Decree and Circular, Coahuila y Texas 1829
21 Decrees, Coahuila y Texas 1830
22 Decrees, Coahuila y Texas 1831-1832
23 Decrees and Circular, Coahuila y Texas 1834
24 Decrees, Coahuila y Texas 1835
25 Decree, Mexico - Primera Secretaria de Estado 1829 May 9
26 Decree, governor of Tamaulipas 1830 October 28

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Texas Revolution

Correspondence
box folder
50 27 William B. Travis to Texans 1836 February 24
28 W. C. Swearingen to L. O. Swearingen 1836 April 23
29 E. P. Gaines to U.S. Secretary of War 1836 April 28
30 R. T. Lytle to Unknown 1836 May 16
31 V. Canalizo and I. Noriega to Ministry of Relations, Toluca 1836 June 1
Legal
box folder
50 32 David G. Burnet 1836 April 20
Printed Materials
box folder
50 33 Circular: Coahuila y Tejas 1835 November 10
34 Circular: J. N. de la Garza y Evia 1836 January 15
35 Circular: J. A. Fernandez and F. Villasenor 1836 February 5
36 Proclamation: J. J. Corro 1836 June 7

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Republic of Texas

Correspondence
box folder
50 37 Memucan Hunt to Col. J. S. Skinner 1837 February 11
38 Memucan Hunt to H. L. White 1838 May 22
39 A. McCurdy to unknown 1838 August 27
40 J. P. Henderson to Judge J. Underwood 1838 October 29
41 D. G. Burnet to J. G. Tod 1839 May 5
42 A. S. Johnston to H. D. Gilpin 1839 December 22
43 Col. B. E. Bee to Col. Morgan 1841 March 28
44 J. J. Critttenden to Gen. L. Combs 1842 March 6
45 M. B. Lamar to Sol. Smith 1843 January 12
46 John Tyler to Dan Webster undated: circa 1843
47 Andrew Jackson memo 1844 October 8
Legal
box folder
50 48 A. S. Johnston, et. al. and Levi James 1839 March 12
49 M. Van Buren authorization for J. B. Browne 1839 August 28
50 Bill of Exchange 1841 May 15
Printed Materials
box folder
50 51 Form: Subpoena undated: circa 1836-1839
52 Newspaper Clippings: M. B. Lamar undated: circa 1836-1859, undated
53 Newspaper Clipping: "Texas and Her President" undated
54 Newspaper Clipping: W. L. Underwood undated

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Annexation of Texas

Correspondence
box folder
50 55 D. Webster to L. F. Allen 1843 November 25
56 M Fillmore to A. B. Hall, et al. 1844 June 6
57 M. St. Clair Clark to Gen. L. Combs 1844 August 1
58 J. C. Calhoun to H. Baily 1844 August 24
59 D. Webster to Unknown 1845 December 17
60 James C. Polk to George M. Dallas 1825 December 25
Legal
box folder
50 61 Authorization: James C. Polk for the "Joint Resolution for the admission of the State of Texas into the Union" 1844 October 18
Printed Materials
box folder
50 62 Circular: 1844 election 1844 October 18
63 Newspaper Clipping: M. B. Lamar opinion undated: circa 1845
64 Speech: Rep. Winthrop, Massachusetts 1845 January 6

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State of Texas

Correspondence
box folder
50 65 T. J. Rusk to Unknown 1846 June 29
66 D. S. Kaufman to Blair & Rives 1847-1848
67 T. Pilsbury to Richie & Heiss 1848 February 9
68 T. Burges to Z. Taylor 1849 February 20
69 T. J. Rusk to G. W. Crawford 1850 February 26
70 W. S. Harney to Bat. Maj. Gen. P. F. Smith 1821 October 25
71 T. J. Rusk to A. P. F. Tenney 1852 January 24
72 T. J. Rusk to A. B. Hamilton 1852 April 18
73 J. A. Navarro to O. F. Keeler (Spanish) 1853 February 15
74 Unknown to Col. Ruggles 1853 December 29
75 C. W. Elliott to F. H. Underwood 1854 October 12
76 G. B. Cosby to Col. S. Cooper 1855 April 11
77 J. L. Scott to Gov. Dimond, Kentucky 1856 September 29
78 J. Hancock to A. Johnson 1866 May 11
79 F. R. Lubbock to L. J. Cist 1868 March 14
80 J. W. Flanagan to President Grant 1873 March 6
81 E. J. Davis to J. A. J. Cresswell 1873 July 11
82 W. P. McLean to Major B. P. Poore 1873 December 23
83 R. B. Hubbard to J. W. Swindells 1877 June 17
84 H. McCulloch to J. W. Swindells 1877 October 23
85 J. W. Throckmorton to J. W. Swindells 1878
86 J. W. Throckmorton to A. P. McCormick 1879 April 9
87 E. A. Mexia to T. C. Reynolds 1879 April 18
88 J. H. Reagan to Sen. [Howell] Jackson 1881 March 7
89 Richard Coke to L. P. Morton 1883 October 7
90 R. Mills to B. W. Austin 1891 April 30
91 J. S. Hogg to A. E. Allen 1892 December 16
92 J. W. Throckmorton to B. P. Poore undated
93 C. W. Lear to D. Ruggles undated
Financial
box folder
51 1 Printing Order: V. E. Howard Speech undated
2 Printing Order: J. R. Underwood undated
>Legal
box folder
51 3 Receipt: T. G. Tunke 1848 December 28
4 Land Grant: R. M. Johnson 1854 July 18
5 Appointment: Cayton Erhard 1872 October 23
Printed Materials
box folder
51 6 Article: "Texas" by S. B. Maxey undated: circa 1894

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Mexican War - Spanish Documents

Correspondence
box folder
51 7 José Giron to Gen. Taylor 1846 June 10
8 Inocencio Leyba to Gen. in Chief of North American Army 1846 June 13
9 Citizens of Guerrero to Chief of U.S. forces 1846 July 29
10 José Giron to Gen. Taylor 1846 August 19
11 José Giron to Military Commander 1846 September 18
12 Pedro de Ampudia to Zachary Taylor 1846
13 F. P. Morales to Zachary Taylor 1846
14 Juan José Cortes to Zachary Taylor 1847 January 4
15 Juan López to Military Commander 1847 April 24
16 Abelina López to authorities 1847 December 11
17 R. L. de Armenta to W. O. Butler 1848 May 4
18 R. de la Fuenta[?] to Cienegas 1848 June 7
Legal
box folder
51 19 Military Appointment 1846 July 18
20 Certification of José Giron 1846 August 29
>Printed Materials
box folder
51 21 Order: Ampudia 1846 April 8, undated
22 "Boletin de la Division del Norte" 1846 April 13
23 Edict: Luis Gonzaga Chavarri 1846 April 19
24 Proclamation: Farias, Morales & Salas 1846 August 4
25 Edicts: José Mariano de Salas 1846 August 28-September 10
26 Edicts: José Mariano de Salas 1846 September 11-29
27 Circulars: State of Nuevo Leon 1847
28 Circulars: Gen. Joaquin Rea 1847 August 26
29 Military Order: Gen. H. L. Scott 1847 December 24
30 Military Order: Col. G. W. Hughes 1848 January 20

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>Mexican War - English Documents

>Correspondence
box folder
51 31 Zachary Taylor to Adj. Gen. U.S. Army 1845
32 Jos. Chalmers, et al. to President Polk 1846 June 3
33 John E. Wool to Adj. Gen. U.S. Army 1846
34 Winfield Scott to Unknown 1847 February 6
35 Garrett Davis to Brantz Mayer 1847
36 Matamoros petition to C. Cushing 1847 April 9
Printed Materials
box folder
51 37 Orders: Gen. Order, No. 1, Adj. Gen. of Texas 1846 May 2
38 Orders: Gen. Order, No. 2, Adj. Gen. of Tennessee 1846 May 25
39 Orders: Gen. Order, No. 1, Adj. Gen. of North Carolina 1846 December 7
40 Newspaper Clipping: Georgetown Advocate 1847 June 10

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Mexican War - Bilingual Documents

Printed Materials
box folder
51 41 Edict: Ayuntamiento of Matamoros 1846 June 23
42 Orders: Major General Shields 1846-1847
43 Orders: Colonel G. W. Hughes 1848

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Sam Houston

Correspondence
box folder
51 44 Sent: W. P. Hagner 1824
45 Sent: W. V. Cobbs 1825, 1846
46 Sent: Dr. I. H. Wallace (fragments) 1826, 1828
47 Sent: J. L. Santa Anna 1843, 1849
48 Sent: M. A. Holley 1844 April 9
49 Sent: W. L. Marcy 1846-1848
50 Sent: W. K. Cooke and G. W. Adams 1846 May 7
51 Sent: D. S. Kaufman and T. J. Rusk 1846 August 4
52 Sent: Nathaniel Levin 1847 January 6
53 Sent: R. J. Walker 1847 January 14
54 Sent: P. Kelly 1847 January 17
55 Sent: J. K. Polk 1847 February 23
56 Sent: Nahum Capen 1849 November 4
57 Sent: T. H. Bayley 1850 August 6
58 Sent: J. L. Noble 1850 February 12
59 Sent: W. B. Miller 1852 May 10
60 Sent: Mrs. A. S. Storms 1856 February 20
61 Sent: Major General Jesup 1857 March 4
62 Sent: Hon H. Cobb 1858 January 12
63 Sent: Adj. Gen. Cooper 1859 January 22
64 Sent: G. W. Wilson 1860 April 10
65 Envelopes undated
Legal
box folder
51 66 Certification 1814 August 8
>Printed Materials
box folder
51 67 Pamphlet: "Life of General Sam Houston" undated: 1856
68 Broadside: "Sam. Houston and the People" undated: circa 1860
69 Newspaper Clippings undated
Autographs
box folder
51 70 Sam Houston 1936, undated
Illustrations
box folder
51 71 Sam Houston undated

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Santa Anna

Correspondence
box folder
51 72 Sent: Minister of War 1838 December 9
73 Sent: Manuel Castanares 1844 November 7
74 Sent and Received: Zachary Taylor (handwritten transcriptions) 1846-1847
75 Received: Franklin Pierce 1833 May 31
Legal
box folder
51 76 Commission: José Castro 1842 February 24
Illustrations
box folder
51 77 Santa Anna undated

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General - English Documents

Correspondence
box folder
51 78 A. J. Donelson to Unknown 1829 May 29
79 James Benton to Leslie Combs 1829 December 1
80 Edmund P. Gaines to Joel R. Poinsett 1837 April 15
81 T. A. Howard to J. R. Paulding 1839 December 30
82 W. S. Murphy to C. S. Todd 1841 April 9
83 General Almonte to Mr. Roosevelt and Lady 1842 December 15
84 A. LaBranche to C. K. Gardner 1845 May 13
85 Archibald Yell to R. E. Stillwell 1846 January 24
86 Warner L. Underwood to T. H. Herbert 1858 April 5
87 Ohio Democratic legislators to United States Secretary of War undated
88 Unknown to L. Woodbury undated
Legal
box folder
51 89 Bill of Exchange and Affidavit: David G. Burnet 1809
90 Special Order No. 11: Major General Gaines 1837 September 23
Photographs
box folder
51 91 Photographs: General 1883, undated
Illustrations
box folder
51 92 Illustrations: General undated

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General - Spanish Language

Correspondence
box folder
51 93 S. Bolivar to A. Iturbide 1821 October 10
94 J. E. del Canillo to Cuatro Cienegas 1837 January 26
95 J. de J. Barrera to unknown 1839 July 16
Legal
box folder
51 96 Land Grant and Passport: Marques of Caso Calvo to Thomas Power 1805 December 6
97 Circular: J. A. Arraya 1836 June 18
98 Decree: J. E. de Canillo 1837 June 22
Printed Materials
box folder
152 1 Circular: Diputacion Provincial 1820 November 20
2 Circulars: Nuevo Leon 1836-1837
3 Broadside: P. de Ampudia 1840 July 31
4 Edict and proclamation: M. Arista 1841
5 Broadside: J. Cárdenas 1842 January 6
6 Gen. A. Woll 1844 June 19
7 "Gaceta del Gobierno del Departamento de Tamaulipas" 1844 July 3
8 Ministerio de Relaciones Interiores y Esteriores 1846 December 4

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Photostats

box folder
152 9 Texas Colonization: Correspondence 1829
10 Texas Revolution: Correspondence 1836
11 Texas Revolution: Printed Material 1836 April 20
12 Republic of Texas: Correspondence 1837-1844
13 Annexation of Texas: Correspondence 1843-1844
14 State of Texas: Correspondence 1853-1854
15 Mexican War - Spanish Documents: Correspondence 1846
16 Mexican War - Spanish Documents: Printed Materials 1846
17 Mexican War - English Documents: Correspondence 1845-1846
18 Sam Houston: Correspondence to Eldridge 1843 May 4
19 Sam Houston: Correspondence 1846-1850
20 Sam Houston: Legal 1837
21 Sam Houston: Printed Materials undated
22 General: English Documents: Legal 1831 April 27

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