Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Washington Daniel Miller:

An Inventory of Washington Daniel Miller Papers at the Texas State Archives, 1832-1889, bulk 1832-1869



Overview

Creator: Miller, W.D. (Washington D.), 1814-1866.
Title: Washington Daniel Miller papers
Dates: 1832-1889
Dates: bulk 1832-1869
Abstract: Washington Daniel Miller, attorney, newspaper publisher, state representative, Texas Secretary of State, and private secretary to Sam Houston, participated in Texas politics and government beginning in the Republic of Texas through the Civil War. Papers are correspondence, legal documents, and artifacts of Washington Daniel Miller, dating from 1832 to 1889, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1832 to 1869. A few of the papers are from Lafayette K. Miller, brother to W.D. Miller. Subjects covered include the Republic of Texas, annexation, statehood, and the Civil War. Correspondents include Sam Houston, James Pinckney Henderson, Anson Jones, and George T. Wood. Also included are legal documents regarding Juan Nepomuceno Cortina.
Quantity: 1.89 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written predominately in English with scattered Spanish throughout.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Biographical Sketch

Washington Daniel Miller was born December 4, 1814, in Charleston, South Carolina. He attended the University of Alabama, receiving a degree in engineering in January 1836. In 1837 Miller moved to Gonzales, Texas, where he advertised his services as an attorney. From November 2, 1840 to February 5, 1841, he represented Gonzales County in the House of Representatives of the Fifth Congress of the Republic of Texas. He served as private secretary to Sam Houston in 1841 and 1842, and was a member of the party called out to meet the Vasquez Expedition in 1842. Following that campaign, Miller, in partnership with William H. Cushney, published the National Register newspaper at Washington, Texas. Miller moved to Austin in 1845, and on January 1, 1848 was named Secretary of State by Governor George T. Wood, an office he held until January 2, 1850. From 1851 to 1853, he served as Secretary of the Senate in the Fourth Texas Legislature. Some time after his service in the Fourth Legislature, he became publisher of the Texas Democrat newspaper. Miller moved to Galveston in 1861, and died there on September 19, 1866.

(Sources include: "MILLER, WASHINGTON D.," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fmi29), accessed December 18, 2013; Brown, Frank. Annals of Travis County and of the City of Austin : from the earliest times to the close of 1875.)


Scope and Contents of the Papers

Washington Daniel Miller, attorney, newspaper publisher, state representative, Texas Secretary of State, and private secretary to Sam Houston, participated in Texas politics and government beginning in the Republic of Texas through the Civil War. Papers are correspondence, legal documents, and artifacts of Washington Daniel Miller, dating from 1832 to 1889, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1832 to 1869. A few of the papers are from Lafayette K. Miller, brother to W.D. Miller. Subjects covered include the Republic of Texas, annexation, statehood, and the Civil War. Correspondents include Sam Houston, James Pinckney Henderson, Anson Jones, and George T. Wood. Also included are legal documents regarding Juan Nepomuceno Cortina.


 

Organization of the Papers

These papers are organized into two series by accession. Researchers are cautioned that the two accessions overlap chronologically and each should be searched.
L.K. Miller accession, 1832-1864, 1.65 cubic ft.
Goldman accession, 1832-1889, 0.24 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Law of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished manuscripts are protected at a minimum through December 31, 2002 or 70 years after the author's death. Researchers are responsible for complying with the Copyright Law.

Technical Requirements

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863.
Jones, Anson, 1798-1858.
Henderson, James Pinckney, 1808-1858.
Cortina, Juan N. (Juan Nepomuceno), 1824-1894.
Wood, George T., 1795-1858.
Miller, W. D. (Washington D.), 1814-1866.
Miller, Lafayette K.
Places:
Texas--History--Republic, 1836-1846.
Texas--History--1846-1950.
Texas--Politics and government--1835-1836.
Texas--Politics and government--1836-1846.
Texas--Politics and government--1846-1865.
Texas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Texas--Annexation to the United States.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--1832-1883.
Legal documents--Texas--1839-1889.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records in this finding aid. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
There are several additional holdings indexed under Washington Daniel Miller in the State Archives manuscripts collections.
Texas Governor George T. Wood records, 1848-1849, 0.24 cubic ft.
Texas Governor Sam Houston records (part I), 1824-1861, bulk 1859-1861, 2.35 cubic ft.
Texas Governor Sam Houston records (part II), 1824-1861, bulk 1859-1861, 2.35 cubic ft.
Andrew Jackson Houston collection, 1812-1941, undated, bulk 1835-1859, 31.41 cubic ft.
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Washington Daniel Miller Letter, 1843, 1 item
Sam Houston Papers, 1814-1957

Administrative Information

Missing Documents

The following documents were missing from the Washington Daniel Miller papers as of October 11, 1984.

Document Number Date Description in Register of Historical Documents
4756 Dec. 10, 1835 Order of General Burleson to the army before Bexar to evacuate the place at once
4770 1836 Memorandum of articles published in the Washington Daily Globe pertaining to Texas history, during the year 1836
4812 Sept. 10, 1839 Certificate of stock in the town of Sabine, Texas, for $500.00
4841 Dec. 20, 1841 Message of General Sam Houston, President of Republic, to the Senate and House of Representatives
4853 March 7, 1842 Proceedings of Meeting at Austin, preparatory to anticipated invasion from Mexico
4867 Sept. 12, 1842 Revocation of the Proclamation of Blockade by Sam Houston, President
4881 May 18, 1843 Original of #4880 (#4880 located in 1878/003-2, Folder 66)
4895 Jan. 29, 1844 Agreement between Charles F. Mercer, original grantee, Republic of Texas, and the Texas Colonization Association
4926 1845 Articles incorporating the Texas & Foreign Land Association
4927 1845 Outline of a speech by General Houston delivered at the Methodist Church, City of Houston in 1845 [Located 4-30-1993, placed in 1878/003-3, Folder 25a ]
4957 March 8, 1850 Letter from Jose Antonio Navarro to David F. Miller, acknowledging receipt of Spanish documents, asking for numbers of Gazette
4998 Nov. 21. 1849 Communications from the Secretary of State to the Governor, and from the Governor to the Senate of Texas, relative to appointments
5010 July 30, 1852 Letter from Jose Antonio Navarro to W. D. Miller declining to part with his certificate of indebtedness from the State of Texas, referring to his public services (in Spanish)
5011 Aug. 28, 1852 Circular from the Democratic State Central Committee of Texas, relative to the organization of the party in the several counties
5049 Dec. 16, 1866 Extract of letter announcing death of W. D. Miller

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Washington Daniel Miller papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1878/003, 1985/020

Most of these papers were donated to the Department of Agriculture, Insurance, Statistics and History by L.K. Miller on June 2, 1879. Additional items were purchased by the Texas State Archives from Alfred R. Goldman in 1947. For purposes of control, an accession number for the 1947 purchase was assigned in October 1984.

Processing Information

Inventory by Cynthia J. Beeman, October 1984

Corrections and further encoding to TARO project standards by Tonia J. Wood, July 2001

Finding aid converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by TARO using the style sheet v1to02.xsl, May 2003

Corrections by Tonia J. Wood, December 2013


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

L.K. Miller accession, 1832-1864,
1.65 cubic ft.

Papers are correspondence, dating from 1832 to 1864, of Washington Daniel Miller, and a small amount of correspondence of L.K. Miller. Correspondents include Sam Houston, James Pinckney Henderson, Anson Jones, George T. Wood, James Gallagher, David Hubbard and others associated with early Texas history, annexation, early statehood, secession, and the Civil War in Texas.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically, and each item is described.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1878/003
These papers were donated to the Department of Agriculture, Insurance, Statistics and History by L.K. Miller on June 2, 1879.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), L.K. Miller accession, Washington Daniel Miller papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box Folder
1878/003-1 1. Jackson S. McMahan to Washington Daniel Miller [WDM], October 21, 1832
2. William Streeter to WDM, December 8, 1832
3. The "Ridge," a Cherokee chief, to General Jackson, 1833
4. Jackson S. McMahan to WDM, March 15, 1833
5. Notes of speech of General Houston to convention at San Felipe, April, 1833
6. William Streeter to WDM, April 6, 1833
7. David Hubbard to WDM, May 29, 1833
8. John Gallagher to WDM, June 3, 1833
9. David Hubbard to WDM, June 10, 1833
10. James Gallagher to WDM, July 1, 1833
11. James Gallagher to WDM, August 17, 1833
12. James Gallagher to WDM, October 17, 1833
13. James Gallagher to WDM, October 20, 1833
14. Lancaster C. McVay to WDM, November 4, 1833
15. David Hubbard to WDM, December 11, 1833
16. James Gallagher to WDM, December 21, 1833
17. Amos S. Wallis to WDM, April 3, 1834
18. James Gallagher to WDM, April 27, 1834
19. Amos S. Wallis to WDM, May 1, 1834
20. David Hubbard to WDM, May 10, 1834
21. Amos S. Wallis to WDM, May 27, 1834
22. David Hubbard to WDM, June 12, 1834
23. James Gallagher to WDM, June 17, 1834
24. Patrick O'Neill to WDM, July 18, 1834
25. Amos S. Wallis to WDM, July 22, 1834
26. James M. Weissinger to WDM, September 3, 1834
27. James Gallagher to WDM, September 7, 1834
28. William H. Neal to WDM, September 8, 1834
29. John W. King to WDM, September 18, 1834
30. James Gallagher to WDM, December 19, 1834
31. James Gallagher to WDM, March 6, 1835
32. Amos S. Wallis to WDM, April 3, 1835
33. James Gallagher to WDM, May 18, 1835
34. P. Mauvernay to WDM, July 17, 1835
35. Amos S. Wallis to WDM, July 22, 1835
36. William Streeter to WDM, August 25, 1835
37. Oran Milo Roberts to WDM, August 26, 1835
38. Amos S. Wallis to WDM, September 16, 1835
39. James Gallagher to WDM, October 8, 1835
40. James Gallagher to WDM, November 12, 1835
41. John W. King to WDM, December 6, 1835
42. Diploma to WDM from Philomathic Society, University of Alabama, December 9, 1836
43. Diploma to WDM from University of Alabama, January 16, 1836
44. John W. King to WDM, February 25, 1836
45. Offa L. Shivers to WDM, March 16, 1836
46. James Gallagher to WDM, May 4, 1836
47. Benjamin F. Porter to WDM, June 26, 1836
48. John Gallagher to Citizens of Lawrence County, Alabama, September 2, 1836
49. Oran Milo Roberts to WDM, September 8, 1836
50. David Hubbard to WDM, September 20, 1836
51. M.B. Clement to WDM, October 26, 1836
52. Thomas M. Peters to WDM, November 4, 1836
53. David Hubbard to WDM, November 12, 1836
54. George W. Gaines to WDM, November 24, 1836
55. John Ellis to WDM, February 1, 1837
56. Franklin W. Bowdon to WDM, February 1, 1837
57. James Gresham to WDM, March 2, 1837
58. David Hubbard to WDM, March 13, 1837
59. Amos S. Wallis to WDM, March 30, 1837
60. Oran Milo Roberts to WDM, April 9, 1837
61. Franklin W. Bowdon to WDM, April 17, 1837
62. John M. Smith to WDM, May 12, 1837
63. John M. Smith to WDM, July 1, 1837
64. T.F. Johnson to WDM, July 11, 1837
65. Franklin W. Bowdon to WDM, August 10, 1837
66. James Gresham to WDM, September 20, 1837
67. A.A. Dexter to WDM, October 15, 1837
68. Oran Milo Roberts to WDM, October 21, 1837
69. William W. Birth to WDM, October 29, 1837
70. John M. Smith to WDM, November 1, 1837
71. James Gresham to WDM, November 2, 1837
72. Mejamin Priest to WDM, November 20, 1837
73. Mejamin Priest to WDM, December 11, 1837
74. John M. Smith to WDM, December 16, 1837
75. William H. Ogbourne to WDM, December 16, 1837
76. David Hubbard to WDM, December 17, 1837
77. Franklin W. Bowdon to WDM, December 19, 1837
78. J.D. Jenkins to WDM, January 5, 1838
79. Walter L. Coleman to WDM, January 30, 1838
80. David Hubbard to WDM, February 12, 1838
81. C.C. Clay to WDM, March 23, 1838
82. Franklin W. Bowdon to WDM, May 5, 1838
83. William W. Birth to WDM, May 6, 1838
84. D.H. Bingham to WDM, August 26, 1838
85. W.C. Abbott to WDM, November 27, 1838
86. James Gresham to WDM, December 2, 1838
87. Franklin W. Bowdon to WDM, January 28, 1839
88. James B. Wallace to WDM, February 18, 1839
89. C.C. Clay to WDM, March 2, 1839
90. William W. Birth to WDM, May 4, 1839
91. WDM license to practice law, State of Alabama, June 4, 1839
92. Franklin W. Bowdon to WDM, June 26, 1839
93. George W. Allen to WDM, August 4, 1839
94. A. Crenshaw to WDM, August 28, 1839
Box Folder
1878/003-2 1. William W. Birth to WDM, September 13, 1839
2. Ibrey I. Kidd to WDM, September 21, 1839
3. Correspondence with Shawnee Indians by Commissioners for Removal, October 1839
4. Passport of T. P. Kinkenon from Mexico to the Republic of Texas, (in Spanish) November 13, 1839
5. W. C. Abbott to WDM, November 23, 1839
6. Lydenham Moore to James M. Branham, November 23, 1839
7. Benjamin F. Porter to Col. John Harrington, November 27, 1839
8. Joshua L. Martin to General Memucan Hunt, November 29, 1839
9. General James G. Carroll to Colonel P. S. Wyatt, November 30, 1839
10. William B. Billingslea to M. Baker, November 30, 1839
11. Joseph Phelan to James C. Wilson, November 30, 1839
12. Joseph Phelan to Colonel Peyton S. Wyatt, November 30, 1839
13. H.J. Chappell to George T. Chappell, November 30, 1839
14. William B. Billingslea to Asa Hoxie, November 30, 1839
15. M.D.J. Slade to Mirabeau B. Lamar, December 1, 1839
16. William W. King to James Davis, December 20, 1839
17. WDM license to practice law in the Republic of Texas, January 29, 1840
18. List of rejected claims by the Board of Commissioners to detect fraudulent land certificates, done in Gonzales, July 24, 1840
19. John Hemphill to WDM, August 24, 1840
20. WDM and J. S. Lester to General James Pinckney Henderson, November 7, 1840
21. James Pinckney Henderson to WDM, December 12, 1840
22. David Hubbard to WDM, December 12, 1840
23. Ben Fitzpatrick to WDM, December 29, 1840
24. WDM to Sam Houston, February 27, 1841
25. WDM to Sam Houston, July 10, 1841
26. A. Hutchinson to WDM, July 28, 1841
27. David S. Kaufman to WDM, August 15, 1841
28. Address of Austin Committee to Sam Houston upon inauguration as third President of the Republic of Texas, November 20, 1841
29. WDM appointed Private Secretary to President Sam Houston, December 13, 1841
30. Memorandum relative to loan, 1842
31. Letter of Marque and Reprisal, Republic of Texas, 1842
32. WDM to Sam Houston, February 9, 1842
33. WDM to Sam Houston, February 16, 1842
34. WDM to Robert J. Walker, February 17, 1842
35. WDM to Sam Houston, February 23, 1842
36. WDM to Sam Houston, February 23, 1842
37. Edmund J. Felder to WDM, March 1, 1842
38. WDM to Sam Houston, March 2, 1842
39. WDM to Sam Houston, March 5, 1842
40. WDM to Sam Houston, March 6, 1842
41. WDM to Sam Houston, March 7, 1842
42. WDM to Sam Houston, March 9, 1842
43. WDM to Sam Houston, March 10, 1842
44. WDM to Sam Houston, March 13, 1842
45. WDM to Sam Houston, March 16, 1842
46. WDM to Sam Houston, March 17, 1842
47. James Reily to WDM, April 23, 1842
48. John Hall to WDM, May 2, 1842
49. P. Edmonds to WDM, May 3, 1842
50. G. H. Harrison to WDM, May 20, 1842
51. Notes relative to Castro, Chief of Lipans
52. Proposition for western and southwestern members of Congress to resign, July 22, 1842
53. Sam Houston to WDM, July 25, 1842
54. George W. Hockley to WDM, September 16, 1842
55. Representation and Protest of the Republic of Texas against the course of warfare pursued by Mexico, October 15, 1842
56. Mrs. M. Hutchinson to WDM, November 14, 1842
57. WDM to President John Tyler, January 30, 1843
58. W.B. Goodman to WDM, February 10, 1843
59. William Henry Daingerfield to WDM, February 12, 1843
60. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna to James W. Robinson, (in Spanish) February 18, 1843
61. Isaac Van Zandt to WDM, March 18, 1843
62. Ashbel Smith to WDM, March 26, 1843
63. WDM, Notes of Indian talks at Council held at Washington, April 1843
64. Isaac Van Zandt to WDM, April 15, 1843
65. Memorandum of articles required for the Indian Commission, by Jim Shaw, Delaware, April 17, 1843
66. Sam Houston to Citizens of San Antonio, May 18, 1843
67. Anderson Hutchins to WDM, June 10, 1843
68. John Chenoweth to WDM, June 11, 1843
69. K.L. Anderson to WDM, July 8, 1843
70. Anson Jones to WDM, August 17, 1843
71. Oran Milo Roberts to WDM, September 12, 1843
72. WDM to President John Tyler, September 16, 1843
73. William II, King of Holland, to President of Texas, October 15, 1843
74. Ashbel Smith to WDM, November 21, 1843
75. Opinions of the Cabinet in regard to Houston and Battle of San Jacinto, December 1843
76. Copy of Torrey & Brothers bond and licence to trade with Indians, December 1, 1843
77. Joseph C. Eldredge, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, to Sam Houston, December 8, 1843
78. Secret Society for the Impeachment of the President, Galveston, 1844
79. Charles F. Mercer to Henry A. Wise, January 27, 1844
80. Sam Houston to WDM, February 14, 1844
81. George W. Hill to M. Hill, February 18, 1844
82. Joseph C. Eldredge to N. T. Eldredge, February 26, 1844
83. Memucan Hunt to T.W. Gilmer, February 29, 1844
84. Anderson Hutchinson to WDM, April 20, 1844
Box Folder
1878/003-3 1. Anson Jones to WDM, May 3, 1844
2. James Pinckney Henderson to WDM, May 6, 1844
3. James Pinckney Henderson to WDM, May 21, 1844
4. James Pinckney Henderson to WDM, June 7, 1844
5. James Pinckney Henderson to WDM, June 12, 1844
6. Isaac Van Zandt to WDM, June 24, 1844
7. William Henry Daingerfield to WDM, July 26, 1844
8. Abner S. Lipscomb to WDM, September 12, 1844
9. WDM to G. A. Porterfield, September 14, 1844
10. James Reily to WDM, September 16, 1844
11. WDM to Sloat and Slater, Indian Agents, September 17, 1844
12. WDM to Thomas I. Smith, September 17, 1844
13. WDM to Torrey and Brothers, September 18, 1844
14. Charles, Prince of Solms, to WDM, October 9, 1844
15. WDM to L. H. Mabbitt, October 12, 1844
16. WDM to John A. Winn, October 12, 1844
17. WDM to John A. Winn, November 3, 1844
18. Joseph Daniels to WDM, November 11, 1844
19. James Davis to WDM, November 11, 1844
20. William Henry Daingerfield to WDM, November 13, 1844
21. George W. Terrell to WDM, November 26, 1844
22. James Reily to WDM, December 11, 1844
23. Memorandum of points to be insisted on as part of the annexation bill pending in Congress, December 13, 1844
24. James Reily to WDM, December 24, 1844
25. Opinion of Houston on Texas boundary, 1844
25A. Outline of a speech given at the Methodist Church, 1845
26. S. B. Bingham to John M. Lewis, January 28, 1845
27. George W. Terrell to WDM, January 30, 1845
28. David S. Kaufman to WDM, March 30, 1845
29. Citizens of Washington County to A.J. Donelson, March 31, 1845
30. Sam Houston to A. J. Donelson, April 9, 1845
31. A.J. Donelson to WDM, July 27, 1845
32. Anson Jones to WDM, December 28, 1845
33. James Pinckney Henderson to WDM, January 26, 1846
34. James Pinckney Henderson to Albert Sidney Johnston, May 1846
35. WDM appointment as Secretary to Commission to adjust claims, treaty between United States and Cherokee Indians, August 24, 1846
36. WDM to James Pinckney Henderson, April 12, 1847
37. J.W. Robinson to WDM, July 5, 1847
38. James Pinckney Henderson to WDM, July 8, 1847
39. H. Stuart to WDM, August 12, 1847
40. Anderson Hutchinson to WDM, November 17, 1847
40. Anderson Hutchinson to James Pinckney Henderson, November 17, 1847
41. James B. Shaw to WDM, December 22, 1847
42. George T. Wood to David G. Burnet, December 24, 1847
43. George T. Wood to Chief Justice, San Patricio County, December 29, 1847
44. George T. Wood to Captain Fitzhugh, January 15, 1848
45. WDM appointment as Secretary of State, January 15, 1848
46. Ashbel Smith to WDM, January 17, 1848
47. Anson Jones to WDM, January 24, 1848
48. M.P. Norton to WDM, January 25, 1848
49. George T. Wood to W.L. Marcy, January 28, 1848
50. Oran Milo Roberts to WDM, February 9, 1848
51. John Hunter to WDM, February 12, 1848
52. Certificate re: Andrew B. Gray's service as Assistant Surveyor, Republic of Texas, February 19, 1848
53. James Burke to WDM, February 29, 1848
54. Thomas B. Eastland to WDM, March 4, 1848
55. George T. Wood to Henry O. Hedgecoxe, March 17, 1848
56. G.W. Hill to WDM, March 23, 1848
57. Anson Jones to WDM, April 10, 1848
58. George T. Wood to R. H. Fauntleroy, May 2, 1848
59. George T. Wood to P. H. Bell, May 3, 1848
60. George T. Wood to Houston, Rusk, Pillsbury, and Kaufman, May 3, 1848
61. George T. Wood to Citizens of Navarro County, May 3, 1848
62. George T. Wood to Citizens of Limestone and Navarro counties, May 9, 1848
63. George T. Wood to P. H. Bell, May 10, 1848
64. Anson Jones to WDM, May 18, 1848
65. F. Hatch to WDM, May 20, 1848
66. Henry J. Jewett to WDM, May 25, 1848
67. Judge Hemphill to WDM, June 10, 1848
68. Andrew B. Gray to WDM, June 24, 1848
69. Joseph Daniels to WDM, June 29, 1848
70. David S. Kaufman to WDM, July 2, 1848
71. WDM to J. W. Robinson, August 23, 1848
72. George T. Wood to James K. Polk, September 2, 1848
73. General Lewis Cass to WDM, September 5, 1848
74. W.D. Lee to WDM, November 11, 1848
75. E.J. Crockett to WDM, November 20, 1848
76. WDM to Sam Houston, November 28, 1848
77. Thomas M. Peters to WDM, December 25, 1848
78. Timothy Pillsbury to WDM, January 12, 1849
79. Joseph Daniels to WDM, February 7, 1849
80. Jose Antonio Navarro to WDM, February 22, 1849
81. George T. Wood to WDM, May 13, 1849
82. Travis Hatch to WDM, May 20, 1849
83. Ashbel Smith to WDM, May 25, 1849
84. William Mariner to WDM, May 29, 1849
85. F. Hatch to WDM, June 17, 1879
86. George T. Wood to WDM, June 30, 1849
87. George T. Wood to WDM, July 5, 1849
88. H.G. Catlett to WDM, July 7, 1849
89. George T. Wood to WDM, July 15, 1849
90. R.C. Matthewson to WDM, July 17, 1849
91. George T. Wood to WDM, August 21, 1849
92. Reuben N. Potter to WDM, August 26, 1849
93. Angel Navarro to WDM, October 2, 1849
94. George T. Wood to WDM, October 7, 1849
95. David Hubbard to WDM, June 27, 1850
96. Mark L. Lyon to Commissioner, General Land Office, August 5, 1850
97. James L. Bartee, to Commissioner, General Land Office, August 5, 1850
98. John A. Greer to WDM, August 11, 1850
99. George T. Wood to WDM, September 1850
100. Thomas J. Rusk to WDM, September 30, 1850
101. J.K. Holland to WDM, October 3, 1850
Box Folder
1878/003-4 1. Charles F. Mercer to WDM, April 19, 1852
2. Charles F. Mercer to WDM, April 22, 1852
3. Anson Jones to WDM, June 1, 1852
4. Anson Jones to WDM, June 28, 1852
5. Anson Jones to WDM, October 16, 1852
6. James C. Wilson to WDM, December 24, 1852
7. Organization and Constitution for the Texas State Agricultural Society, February-September 1853
8. Anson Jones to WDM, April 13, 1853
9. Ashbel Smith to WDM, April 14, 1853
10. James C. Wilson to WDM, May 21, 1853
11. Ashbel Smith to WDM, June 8, 1853
12. Sam Houston to WDM, June 10, 1853
13. Sam Houston to WDM, June 30, 1853
14. Henry E. McCullock to WDM, July 5, 1853
15. John Henry Brown to WDM, August 10, 1853
16. Hamilton Stuart to WDM, August 15, 1853
17. Edmund Bellinger to WDM, August 21, 1853
18. Peter W. Gray to WDM, August 22, 1853
19. Sam Houston to WDM, August 24, 1853
20. Sam Houston to WDM, September 13, 1853
21. Circular to members of Texas State Democratic Central Committee, September 20, 1853
22. Edmund Bellinger to WDM, September 22, 1853
23. John Henry Brown to WDM, October 6, 1853
24. Sam Houston to WDM, October 7, 1853
25. James Davis to WDM, November 3, 1853
26. James Davis to WDM, November 22, 1853
27. Sam Houston to WDM, February 6, 1854
28. Sam Houston to WDM, March 2, 1854
29. James Davis to WDM, November 1, 1854
30. WDM appointed as United States Consul to St. Paul de Loauda, Portugal, June 14, 1858
31. WDM appointed Census Clerk, September 4, 1858
32. "El Gobernador," September 7, 1858
33. WDM resignation as Census Clerk, March 18, 1861
34. WDM appointed Chief Clerk of General Post Office Department, Confederate States of America, March 25, 1861
35. Patrick O'Gorman to WDM, May 6, 1861
36. M.C. Galloway to WDM, June 3, 1861
37. Benjamin F. Porter to WDM, September 7, 1861
38. List of Casualties, Fourth and Fifth Texas Regiments at Battle of Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 16-17, 1862
39. Oran Milo Roberts to WDM, August 23, 1864
40. Oran Milo Roberts to WDM, September 28, 1864
41. James H. Starr to WDM, November 16, 1864
42. WDM, ribbons and badges



 

Goldman accession, 1832-1889,
0.24 cubic ft.

Papers are correspondence, legal documents, and artifacts, dating from 1832 to 1889, of Washington Daniel Miller. Also included are newspaper clippings, an obituary for W.D. Miller, receipts, and Thanksgiving Day proclamations. Some of the papers appear to be from the files of Lafayette K. Miller. Legal documents include papers relating to indictments against Juan Nepomuceno Cortina in Cameron County in 1859, deeds, citizenship papers, and a power of attorney. Military papers include W.D. Miller's parole as a Confederate prisoner of war, his amnesty oath, and travel passes. Subjects covered include Texas as a Republic, early statehood, and the Civil War in Texas.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically, and each item is described. A few non-correspondence items follow.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1985/020
These items were purchased by the Texas State Archives from Alfred R. Goldman in 1947. For purposes of control, an accession number was assigned in October 1984.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Goldman accession, Washington Daniel Miller papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box Folder
1985/020-1 1. Correspondence, 1832-1858:
1. H.L. Cowan to Lafayette K. Miller, April 21, 1832
1. David Kemp to David Miller, October 6, 1837
1. R.F. Hord to H.H. Wyche, July 3, 1839
1. Republic of Texas, Department of State, receipt for book, Code of Texas, from A. Hutchinson, September 10, 1841
1. Lewis Kemp to David Miller, January 3, 1845
1. Andrew Jackson to William B. Lewis, February 28, 1845
1. George T. Wood to WDM, December 24, 1849
1. WDM to John Henry Brown, (typescript) March 23, 1853
1. Sam Houston to WDM, January 19, 1854
1. David J. Miller to WDM, October 16, 1854
1. James Buchanan to WDM, July 12, 1856
1. William G. Tobin to Hardin R. Runnels, 1857
1. William G. Tobin to G.T. Howard, 1857
1. WDM to Fayette Miller, February 2, 1858
2. Correspondence and Legal Documents re: Cortina, 1859:
2. WDM to Fayette Miller, February 7, 1859
2. William G. Tobin to Hardin R. Runnels, November 16, 1859
2. George T. Howard to Hardin R. Runnels, November 21, 1859
2. William G. Tobin to Hardin R. Runnels, November 30, 1859
2. John R. Baylor to Captain William G. Tobin, December 15, 1859
2. Cameron County District Court, indictment of Juan Nepomuceno Cortina and others for the murder of Viviano Garcia, November 7, 1859
2. Cameron County District Court, indictment of Juan Nepomuceno Cortina and others for the murder of Jesus Montes, November 7, 1859
2. Cameron County District Court, indictment of Juan Nepomuceno Cortina and others for the murder of John Fox, November 7, 1859
2. Cameron County District Court, indictment of Juan Nepomuceno Cortina and others for the murder of George Morris, November 7, 1859
2. Cameron County District Court, Report of Grand Jury upon the Disturbances in the County, November 1859
3. Correspondence, 1860:
3. John B. Floyd to L.T. Wigfall, July 13, 1860
3. J.M. Smith to Captain Prince, July 16, 1860
3. J.M. Smith to M.T. Johnson, July 19, 1860
3. J.R. Brook to A.C. Hill, July 24, 1860
3. State of Texas to J.R. Brook, February 25, 1860
3. J.R. Brook to A.C. Hill, Power of Attorney, July 23, 1860
3. Peter F. Ross to M.T. Johnson, July 28, 1860
3. Citizens of Rusk County to Governor, July 28, 1860
3. Willis L. Lang to L.S. Ross, July 28, 1860
3. Charles E. Mix to Jacob Thompson, Secretary of the Interior, September 11, 1860
3. John B. Floyd to E.S.N. Cave, September 11, 1860
3. Affidavit of Jackson Hardy, Bexar County, October 13, 1860
3. Affidavit of Catherine Jane Lee, Bexar County, October 13, 1860
3. C.L. Taliaferro, affidavit, Grimes County, December 3, 1860
3. A.B. Burleson to Sam Houston, December 5, 1860
3. B.M. Gaffen to Governor of Texas, December 9, 1860
3. Citizens of San Patricio County to Governor, December 18, 1860
4. Correspondence, 1861-1863:
4. John W. Glenn to N.W. Townsend, January 3, 1861
4. Statement and Settlement with J. J. Hendly, Contractor for state work, Galveston and San Luis bays, January 14, 1861
4. James Rogers, indictment for murder of John Lane, January 28, 1861
4. W.H.D. Cleveland to R.M. Johnson, February 11, 1861
4. Letter of Resolution, Secession Convention, March 8, 1861
4. Thomas Chubb to [?], March 9, 1861
4. Charles Lovenskiold to William Byrd, November 2, 1861
4. J.A. Quintero to H.E. McCulloch, November 28, 1861
4. Benjamin W. Robinson to [?], 1861
4. D.H. Murphy to L.F. Price, January 9, 1862
4. Nathaniel Perry to [?], January 11, 1862
4. John B. Hood to General _____, January 12, 1862
4. J.R. Worrall to James E. McCord, January 15, 1862
4. John P. Henry to W.M. Walton, January 23, 1862
4. Jim McCord to J.R. Worrall, January 26, 1862
4. R.H. Chilton to Lieutenant Colonel Roberts, February 3, 1862
4. John Sayles to [?], February 7, 1862
4. List of wounded Texas soldiers in the Richmond Hospital, July 15, 1862
4. C.F. Jackson, Francis R. Lubbock, Thomas O. Moore, H.M. Rector, address to citizens of Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas, July 28, 1862
4. Ben Henrick to L.K. Miller, July 21, 1863
4. Notes from conference at Marshall, Texas, August 15, 1863
5. Correspondence, 1864-1883:
5. W.L. Robards to WDM, July 18, 1864
5. M.V. Phillips to Governor Pendleton Murrah, August 4, 1864
5. W.L. Robards to WDM, August 12, 1864
5. WDM to Fayette K. Miller, March 13, 1866
5. J.W. Howard to L.K. Miller, March 17, 1866
5. A.J. Hamilton to L.K. Miller, April 30, 1866
5. James H. Stuart to Warren L. Thomas, February 28, 1867
5. A.B.C. to Uncle, Aunt, and Kleber, May 8, 1869
5. David J. Miller to Fayette K. Miller, May 3, 1883
5. Notes from letter of W.J. Kyle, Headquarters, Texas State Troops, undated
5. James H. Perry to ?, undated
6. Legal Papers: Deeds, Citizenship Papers, Power of Attorney, 1839-1889
7. Washington D. Miller's Parole as Prisoner of War and Amnesty Oath, Indianola, Texas, July 6, 1865
8. Military passes, newspaper clippings, WDM obituary
9. Receipts, Publisher's advertising circular
10. WDM cash account book, 1851
11. Thanksgiving Day Proclamations, 1860
Box
Artifact Box 0047 Artifacts:
ATF0201
Wedding gloves, 2 pair, L.K. (?) Miller
ATF0202
Dried leaves and flowers
ATF0203
Lock of Andrew Jackson's hair