Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Temple Houston Morrow:

An Inventory of the Sam Houston Family Papers, 1836-1969 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Houston, Samuel
Title: Temple Houston Morrow: Sam Houston Family Papers,
Dates: 1836-1969 and undated
Abstract: The collection consists of letters and other documents from the Samuel Houston family.
Collection # S727.1
Quantity: 1 small box (0.2 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Temple Houston Morrow, longtime president of Traders and General Insurance Company of Dallas, Texas, was the son of Nancy Elizabeth Houston Morrow and a grandson of Samuel and Margaret Lea Houston. He and his wife moved to Lubbock, Texas, in 1945 following his retirement. Samuel Houston is one of Texas’ most prominent historical figures. His efforts to free Texas from the Mexican government are remembered in the historic battles sites, which live on to this day in Texas history.


Scope and Contents

These materials, which were collected by the Honorable Temple Houston Morrow, grandson of Samuel and Margaret Lea Houston, reveal the life of the Sam Houston Family through letters, which were composed principally by Mrs. Houston; and through assorted documents and receipts, which recorded some of the business transactions of the family during that era. The Sam Houston’s correspondence are from the period when he served Texas as a United States Senator and as Governor of the state. It also includes some letters written by Sam Houston, Jr., when he served with a confederate artillery battery in Louisiana.


 

Organization

The collection is organized into the following series:
Sam Houston
Mrs. Sam Houston
Sam Houston, Jr.
Houston Family Manuscripts

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research, however the original correspondence and other documents were photocopied and replaced. The originals are restricted. For permission to examine them please contact the director of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.


Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Houston, Samuel, 1793-1863
Houston, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1894
Houston, Margaret Moffette Lea, 1819-1867
Morrow, Temple Houston
Subjects
Houston family--Correspondence
Texas history--Correspondence--Manuscripts

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Davy Crockett Collection, undated
  • Sam Houston Genealogy, photocopy, 1935 (oversized item)
  • Bexar Archives, microfilm collection

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Temple Morrow Houston: Sam Houston Family Papers, 1836-1969 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gift, 1965

Processed by

A. Ramirez, 2004


Collection Inventory

 

Houston Family

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1 Correspondence: Miscellaneous Letters, 1870-1935 and undated
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2 Printed Material: News clipping and flyer, 1898-1939
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3 Photographs: Portrait and Town Scenes, undated
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4 Oversized Materials: Correspondence and News clippings, 1836-1939



 

Houston, Sam

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5 Correspondence: Letters to Houston, 1842-1862
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6 Correspondence: Letters to Houston, 1846-1863
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7 Correspondence: Letters from Houston, 1836-1860
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8 Financial Documents: Bills and Receipts, 1853-1862
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9 Literary Production: Short Biography, 1861 and undated
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10 Printed Material: Newspaper items, 1857



 

Houston, Mrs. Sam

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11 Correspondence: Letter from William Alexander, 1866
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12 Correspondence: Letters to Mrs. N. Lea (1862) and to Sam Houston, Jr., 1859-1864
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13 Literary Production: Poems, 1839-1856
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14 Miscellaneous: Correspondence from Temple Houston Morrow and Clifford B. Jones, 1866-1969



 

Houston, Sam, Jr.

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15 Correspondence: Letters to Mother, 1859-1867
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16 Correspondence: Letters from Rillie H. Eddy, 1862
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17 Literary Production: Poems, 1863-1865