Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

Mathias Family Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC150

Collection Summary

Creator: Mathias family
Title: Mathias family papers
Dates: 1835-1838
Abstract: Four items document the Mathias family's interest in land in Coahuila y Texas and the Colorado & Red River Land Company during 1835-1838.
Identification: MC150
Quantity: 4 items
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

Little is known about the Mathias family who were early Texas settlers.

Scope and Content Note

The Mathias Family Papers contain correspondence, land certificates and legal documents pertaining to Coahuila y Texas and the Colorado & Red River Land Company from the years 1835 to 1838. There is an 1837 letter from Charles LeBaron, agent for the Colorado & Red River Land Company, to a Mr. Mathias discussing a method of payment and land prospects in Texas. Land certificates include a handwritten copy of a certificate transferring rights and title from James Grant to Vicente Aldrete and an 1836 certificate stating that Hambleton Mathias is entitled to one league of land belonging to what was known as the Colorado and Red River Land Company. The legal document is issued by Charles LeBaron stating that G. W. Thompson will deliver to Mr. Mathias his certificates of shares of stocks in the Colorado & Red River Land Company, in Texas, and a grant of one league of land which belongs to Mr. LeBaron. Transcripts of all documents are included in the collection.



Organized into three series; arrangement is chronological.


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

Aldrete, Vicente
Grant, James, 1763-1836
LeBaron, Charles
Mathias, Hambleton
Colorado & Red River Land Company
Coahuila and Texas (Mexico)
Land tenure--Texas

Administrative Information


[Identification of Item], Mathias Family Papers, MC150, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.


Gift of the Mathias family estate, May 1962.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa M. Lomas, 2011.


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161.5 1 Correspondence 1837, 01/03

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161.5 2 Land Certificates 1835, 1836

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161.5 3 Legal Document 1838, 06/15