Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

Damon Wells Foundation Collection

Manuscript Collection: MC135

Collection Summary

Creator: Damon Wells Foundation, collector
Title: Damon Wells Foundation collection
Dates: 1833-1844
Abstract: Mexican imprints 1833-1844 comprise this collection of documents.
Identification: MC135
Quantity: 8 items
Language: Materials are in Spanish.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Scope and Content Note

Mexican imprints (1833-1844) comprise this collection acquired by the San Jacinto Museum of History and purchased with funds from the Damon Wells Foundation between December 2007 and February 2008.


Documents are arranged chronologically.


Restrictions on Access


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.

Index Terms

Alcorta, Lino J. (Lino José), 1787?-1854
Barragán, Miguel, 1789-1836
Garza y Evia, Juan Nepomuceno de la, 1799-1877
Gómez Farías, Valentín, 1781-1858
Ramos Arizpe, Miguel, 1775-1843
Tornel y Mendívil, José María, 1789-1853
Mexico. Ejército
Texas--Emigration and immigration
Texas--History--To 1846
Texas--History--Revolution, 1835-1836

Administrative Information


[Identification of Item], Damon Wells Foundation Collection, MC135, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.


Purchased with funds from the Damon Wells Foundation, 2007-2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa A. Struthers, 2008.


Damon Wells Foundation Collection

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149 1 Report of Miguel Ramos Arizpe, "Memorial del Ministerio de Justicia y Negocios Eclesiasticos de la Republica Mexicana..." on new judicial districts and bishoprics in New Mexico, Upper California, and Sonora, and on colonists settling in Texas. México: Imprenta del Aguila. 24 p., 11 leaves. 1833
2 Edict - "Primera Secretaria de Estado. Departamento del Interior" - of Valentín Gómez Farías for the relief of oppressed citizens and unemployed soldiers, encouraging colonization of Coahuila y Texas. Streeter, Texas: 812. 2 p. 1834 February 4
3 Circular - "Juan Nepomuceno de la Garza y Evia Gobernador del Departamento de Nuevo Leon a sus Habitantes." Juan Nepomuceno del la Garza y Evia, governor of Nuevo Leon, calls on the citizens to assist General Santa Anna's army now marching on Texas. Streeter, Texas: 900. 1 leaf. 1836 January 16
4 Circular - "Gobierno Superior del Departamento de San Luis Potosi." Juan José Dominguez relays an order from Santa Anna relating to the war in Texas. 4 p. (3 blank). 1836 February 2
5 Edict - "Secretaria de Guerra y Marina", approved by Miguel Barragán, and promulgated by José Maria Tornel, providing for the arming of merchant vessels during the rebellion in Texas. Streeter, Texas: 873. 1 p. 1836 February 3
6 "Tejas y los Estados-Unidos de América, en sus Relaciones con la República Mexicana" by José Maria Tornel. México: Ignacio Cumplido. An account of the Texas Revolution, with a review of Texas' colonization contracts. Streeter, Texas: 932. 98 p. 1837
7 "Carta del General José Maria Tornel a sus Amigos, sobre un Articulo Inserto en el Cosmopolita del Dia 17 de Agosto del Presente Año." México: Ignacio Cumplido. This pamphlet relates to military affairs in Mexico, including numbers of troops, guns, and cannons. Tornel makes specific mention of the efforts to supply the army during the war with Texas. 25 p. 1839
8 "Reglamento del Estado Mayor del Ejército que debe operar sobre Tejas, formado por el Sr. General D. Lino J. Alcorta, y Aprobado por el Supremo Gobierno de la Republica." Mexico: J. M. Lara. Rules relating to the organization of the Mexican army in Texas. Streeter, Texas: 1002. 11 p. 1844