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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Note to the Researcher

Abbreviations Used in Calendar

Description of Series

Series I. Sam Houston Correspondence, 1835-1840; 1861

Series II. Irion Family Correspondence, 1835-1874

Series III. Legal and Financial Records, 1838-1858

Series IV. Medical Records, 1826-[1861]

Series V. Miscellany, 1826-1874

University of Texas Arlington

Irion Family Papers:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Irion family
Title: Irion Family Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1825-1929
Bulk Dates: 1825-1873
Abstract: Robert A. Irion was a physician, a senator in the First Congress of the Republic of Texas, and the Secretary of State for the Republic from 1837-1838. Anna W. Raguet married Dr. Irion in Nacogdoches in 1840. Correspondence, legal and financial documents, medical documents, photographs, broadsides, notes, certificates, and printed items. Papers of the Irion family consisting primarily of letters sent and received by Robert A. Irion and Anna Raguet Irion. Included is personal correspondence between Sam Houston and Anna Irion before her marriage, 1835-1840; official correspondence between Irion and officers of the Republic of Texas, 1835-1840; and correspondence between various members of the Irion and Raguet families. Also included are medical school lecture notes, and professional correspondence and prescriptions of Dr. Irion. The papers reflect on political, social, military, and diplomatic matters in the Republic of Texas, and in the early period of statehood. Correspondents include James Pinckney Henderson, Thomas J. Rusk, Henry W. Raguet, Charles S. Taylor, and others.
Identification: GA1-2
Extent: 2 boxes (0.83 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

Robert Anderson Irion, son of John Poindexter Irion, was born in Rockingham County, North Carolina, on July 7, 1804. He graduated from Transylvania University as a doctor of medicine in March 1826. After practicing medicine in Vicksburg, Mississippi for six years, Irion arrived in Texas, settling first in the new town of San Augustine and later in Nacogdoches . On September 14, 1835, he was elected to the Committee of Safety and Vigilance for Nacogdoches. In April 1836, he became commandant of Nacogdoches Municipality. He was senator from Nacogdoches in the First Congress of the Republic of Texas and was appointed Secretary of State by President Sam Houston on June 13, 1837. Barnard E. Bee succeeded Irion on December 13, 1838. Dr. Irion married Anna Raguet on March 30, 1840, and practiced medicine in Nacogdoches until his death on March 2, 1861. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Nacogdoches. Irion County, Texas, is supposedly named for him.

Anna W. Raguet Irion was born on January 25, 1819, in Newtown, Pennsylvania, the eldest of eight children of Henry and Marcia Ann Towers Raguet. She was reared and educated in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she lived until she came to Texas with her father in 1833. Arriving in Nacogdoches, she became acquainted with General Sam Houston. Houston, infatuated with Anna’s personality and beauty, courted her from that point until 1840, with serious thoughts of marrying her. However, Houston did not secure a divorce from his first wife, Eliza Allen, until April 8, 1837. The divorce did little to satisfy the scruples of the young Anna and she abandoned any plans she may have had for marrying Houston. She died on November 7, 1883, and is buried in the Raguet family plot in Marshall, Texas.

Source:


  • Walter Prescott Webb, et. al., editors. The Handbook of Texas, Vol. 1-2. Austin: The Texas Historical Association, 1952.

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Scope and Contents

The Irion Family Papers, 1826-1874, consist primarily of letters sent and received by Robert Anderson Irion and Anna Raguet Irion. The material is arranged by type of activity and then chronologically. Included are personal correspondence between Robert A. Irion and General Sam Houston, between Sam Houston and Anna Raguet and between Robert A. Irion and Anna Raguet Irion. Official correspondence between Irion and other officers of the Republic of Texas, 1835-1840, miscellaneous correspondence between members of the Irion and Raguet families, professional letters and prescriptions of Irion as a physician, and miscellaneous financial and legal records are also included. The documents reflect on political, social, military and diplomatic matters in the Republic of Texas, and in the early period of Statehood. Of particular interest are the letters between Houston and Anna Raguet, and the correspondence between Irion and James Pinckney Henderson.

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Organization

Series I. Sam Houston Correspondence, 1835-1840; 1861. 1 inch. (1 folder, 15 items)
Series II. Irion Family Correspondence, 1835-1874. 5.5 inches. (18 folders, 190 items)
Series III. Legal and Financial Records, 1838-1858. 0.50 inches. (1 folder, 9 items)
Series IV. Medical Records, 1826-[1861]. 0.50 inches. (2 folders, 21 items)
Series V. Miscellany, 1826-1874. 1.5 inches. (2 folders, 27 items)

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Irion family--Correspondence.
Irion, R. A. (Robert Anderson), 1804-1861--Archives.
Irion, Anna Raguet, 1819-1883--Archives.
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863--Correspondence.
Raguet family--Correspondence.
Raguet, Henry, 1796-1877--Correspondence.
Rusk, Thomas J. (Thomas Jefferson), 1803-1857--Correspondence.
Henderson, James Pinckney, 1808-1858--Correspondence.
Taylor, Charles S. (Charles Stanfield), 1808-1865--Correspondence.
Organizations
Texas. Secretary of State.
Subjects
Physicians--Texas--Nacogdoches.
Women--Texas--Nacogdoches--Correspondence.
Texas--History--Republic, 1836-1846--Sources.
Texas--Politics and government--1836-1846.
Texas--Social life and customs--19th century.
Texas--Foreign relations.
Formats
Letters.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

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Related Material

Selected letters of Sam Houston and Anna Raguet were published in 1975 in: Ever Thine Truly: Love Letters from Sam Houston to Anna Raguet.

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Separated Material

The following items have been removed from the Irion Family Papers and placed with the newspaper collection.

12/26/1861, front page of The Mesilla Times, Mesilla, Arizona, containing articles dealing with the progress of the War Between the States, Mexican affairs, and incidental items of local interest. Handwritten in corner is "for The Chronicle with compliments, H.W. Raguet."

7/5/1862, front page of the San Antonio Weekly Herald, San Antonio, Texas, containing items dealing with "fighting on the peninsula of Virginia," the war in New Mexico, Stonewall Jackson, and items of local interest.

11/1/1862, v. 1., no. 10 issue of the tri-weekly The Texas Almanac-Extra, containing article on "Gen. Bragg’s Proclamation to the People of the Northwest," "Iron-Clad Fleet for the Southern Confederacy," and other items dealing with the War Between the States.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The Irion Family Papers were given to Special Collections by Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins Garrett, who purchased them from members of the Irion family. The papers were part of the original Garrett Manuscripts Collection, given to The University of Texas at Arlington in March 1974. .

Citation

Irion Family Papers, GA1-2, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift, 1974.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Robert Martin and Tad Howington, August 20, 1982. Revised by Shirley R. Rodnitzky, December 2001.

In Fall 2001, this calendar was revised to correct minor typographical errors and make additions to the text. In the process of doing so, the contents of folder 12 in GA1 was divided into two folders, 12 and 13. Original folder GA2.2 was divided into two folders (2 and 3) and the folders following 3 were renumbered. All oversize items are listed separately as well as in the series and chronological sequence in which they were first established. It is hoped that this move does not cause confusion to people who have researched the Irion Family Papers previous to December 2001.

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 Note to the Researcher 

Transciptions of the letters between Sam Houston and Anna Raguet are available.

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 Abbreviations Used in Calendar 

  • A.L.S.--Autograph letter, signed. Written and signed by same person.
  • A.L.--Autograph letter, not signed
  • A.N.S.--Autograph note, signed
  • ca.--circa, about. Used for undated items when an approximate date can be estimated from internal evidence or other sources.
  • Ms.--Manuscript
  • Ms. L.--Manuscript letter, not signed
  • Ms. L.S.--Manuscript letter, signed. A handwritten letter by one person and signed by another person.
  • Ms. D.--Manuscript document
  • Ms. N.--Manuscript note
  • n.d.--undated, no date on item
  • n.p.--no place or no publisher
  • p.--page pp.--pages
  • sic--a word or passage which may appear incorrect has been exactly quoted
  • X--Xerox or photocopy

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Container List

 

Series I. Sam Houston Correspondence, 1835-1840; 1861
1 inch (1 folder, 15 items)

Courtship correspondence with Anna Raguet and letter of consolation from Houston to Anna upon the death of her husband, Dr. Robert A. Irion. Arranged chronologically.
Box Folder
GA1 1 Sam Houston Correspondence. General: Anna Raguet, 1838-1840; 1861
Item: 1.1.1
12/28/1835
Ms.N., 1p.
"Head Quarters Texas, Washington." [Sam Houston] to Anna Raguet, concerning a " 'New Years Gift' " he has enclosed for her and his "hopes that he may be distinguished by its acceptance."
Item: 1.1.2
11/1/1836
A.L.S., 4pp.
Columbia, Texas. Sam Houston to Anna Raguet, concerning his receipt of her last letter in which she tells of her travels to [Philadelphia] and Cincinnati, her "sensible political opinion" concerning Texas, his wish to see Texas happy and her people prosperous, Major [George Washington] Hockley, the "armour" Anna made for Houston, and personal matters.
Item: 1.1.3
12/26/1836
Ms.N., 1p.
A message stating "For Miss Raguet, a Christmas Present from Sam Houston." On the reverse is the date and a fragment of an address.
Item: 1.1.4
1/3/1837
A.L. [signature has been torn off], 3pp.
Columbia, Texas. [Sam] Houston to Anna Raguet, concerning the New Year's Gift he enclosed [a poem titled "March, Chieftain"], his reluctance to send her the poem and his faults as a poet, and personal matters.
Item: 1.1.5
1/29/1837
An envelope addressed to "Miss Anna W. Raguet, Nacogdoches, Texas." Sam Houston's signature is above the address.
Item: 1.1.6
2/9/1837
A.L.S., 2pp.
Columbia, Texas. Sam Houston to Anna Raguet, concerning his pleasure at receiving letters from her, the "array of force on the Rio Grande" ready to attack and personal matters.
Item: 1.1.7
6/1/1837
A.L.S., 4pp.
City of Houston. Sam Houston to Anna Raguet, asking Anna to preserve "all communication" made by him to her father while Houston was " 'chairman of the committee of vigilance, and safety' " so that "the Truth of History may appear" for the future. Houston further speaks of his desire to "Save my country, and see her happy," and personal matters. (Filed in GO2.6)
Item: 1.1.8
6/20/1837
A.L.S., 2pp.
Nacogdoches, Texas. Anna Raguet to Sam Houston, concerning her attempts to locate the papers Houston requested and her discovery that they "are in the possession of those persons who have Mr. Reid's papers," two U.S. officers sent by Col. Massy to "ascertain whether the Caddos are aggressors nor not," her belief that they will find enough evidence to warrant troops in Nacogdoches, a pamphlet circulating attempts to defame Houston, and personal matters. (Filed in GO2.6)
Item: 1.1.9
8/2/1837
Ms.L., 1p.
City of Houston. [Sam Houston] to [Anna] Raguet, concerning his gift of a snuff box to her with "his most respectful and affectionate salutation."
Item: 1.1.10
9/23/1837
Ms.L.S., 6pp.
City of Houston. Sam Houston to Anna Raguet, concerning his bout with "congestive fever," the current illnesses of "Our Dear friend Irion, …Col. Bee, Sec. of War, …and Dr. Shepard, Acting Secretary of the Navy," the news that Anna is engaged to "Jno. C. a lawyer of Nachitoches" and Houston's disappointment, two elaborate rings he has received, his pleasure at receiving Anna's letters which are "like 'Angel visits few and far between,'" his request to have Anna name his plantation, and his suggestion of "the Raven" as a possible name for his plantation. [This letter is written in the hand of Houston's "Private Secretary and Friend, Mr. Henriques," but is signed by Houston himself.]
Item: 1.1.11
8/29/1838
A.L.S., 2pp.
"Subletts." Sam Houston to Anna Raguet, concerning the death of Major J. K. Allen, Houston's depression at Allen's passing, Allen's character, "the ravages which death has made in Texas" in taking "Collinsworth, Grayson, Ross and Allen," and personal matters.
Item: 1.1.12
2/14/1839
A.L.S., 4pp.
City of Houston. Sam Houston to Anna Raguet, concerning Anna's "wretched spirits," Houston's wish to make her happy again, Houston's planned trip to Nashville and possibly Canada, General Rusk's claim to the "laurels of San Jacinto," General Dunlap's claim that Houston promised one half his fortune to "any Gentleman, (friend of mine), "who would secure the affection of Anna," and various personal matters.
Item: 1.1.13
7/22/1839
Ms.L., 1p.
Nashville, Tenn. [Sam Houston] to Anna Raguet, stating he shall return home soon, that "Gen'1 Jackson desires to be remembered kindly to all the family," that "the home of his heart is Texas," and personal matters.
Item: 1.1.14
ca. 1/1840
A.L.S. [incomplete letter], 3pp. n.p.
Sam Houston to Anna Raguet, stating that [President Mirabeau B.] Lamar must not "be pitied, but must be despised," the lack of respect people have for Lamar, requesting Anna to enjoin Major Roberts to finish his house before "the frame rots away, and induces me to seek redress," concerning the passage of "the Bill to sectionize and sell the Cherokee lands," and personal matters.
Item: 1.1.15
3/6/1861
A.L.S., 2pp.
Austin. Sam Houston to Anna [Raguet] Irion, expressing grief at the news of Dr. [Robert A.] Irion's death and offering words of consolation to Anna.

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Series II. Irion Family Correspondence, 1835-1874
5.5 inches (18 folders, 190 items)

Letters received and some letters sent by Dr. Robert A. Irion concerning personal, diplomatic and military affairs. Correspondents include Sam Houston, James Pinckney Henderson, Anna Raguet Irion, Charles S. Taylor, Thomas J. Rusk, Memucan Hunt, Anson Jones, Bernard E. Bee, and John Birdsall. Arranged chronologically.
Box Folder
GA1 2 Irion Family Correspondence. General: 1835-1836
Item: 1.2.1
3/18/1835
A.L.S., 1p.
Nacogdoches. [Gen.] Thomas J. Rusk to Dr. [Robert A.] Irion, concerning "business of great importance."
Item: 1.2.2
5/13/1835
A.L.S., 2pp.
Nacogdoches. Henry Raguet to [Robert] Irion, concerning "an Eleven League grant bought by A. Hodge, Esq. in New Orleans" and his request to have it surveyed.
Item: 1.2.3
6/6/1835
A.L.S., 3pp.
Fort Towson. [Robert] A. Irion to William G. Logan (copy), concerning the "Eleven League grant" of A. Hodge and Irion's desire to go ahead and survey it without orders from the Alcalde, grants that fall inside the U.S., and the boundary between Texas and the U.S.
Item: 1.2.4
5/9/1836
A.L.S., 2pp.
[Cincinnati], Jeannette [?] to Mrs. [Marcia] Raguet, concerning Anna [Raguet's] visit with Jeannette in Cincinnati. On the reverse side of this letter is a note to [Mrs. Raguet] from Anna Raguet date 5/9/1836, stating that she will see her soon.
Item: 1.2.5
7/4/1836
A.L.S., 1p.
San Augustine. Sam Houston to [Robert] A. Irion, appointing Irion assistant Surgeon General of the Army of Texas.
Item: 1.2.6
8/18/1836
A.L.S., 3pp.
Philadelphia. Anna [Raguet] to Henry Raguet, concerning her visit to Newtown and Philadelphia, various relatives, "the gallant General" [Houston] and "our dear friend" [Robert A.] Irion, and personal matters. (Filed in GO2.6)
Item: 1.2.7
9/1/1836
A.L.S., 4pp.
Philadelphia. [Marcia Raguet] to Henry Raguet, concerning news printed in the Philadelphia papers of Santa Anna's rumored escape and Burnet being accused of treason, General Houston's wounds, Anna and "the Boys," and personal matters concerning old friends of the family in Philadelphia. Anna [Raguet] closes the letter with a note concerning news of various personal friends and her desire to remain in Philadelphia to attend school.
Item: 1.2.8
11/15/1836
A.L.S., 2pp.
Velasco. George W. Bonnell to Dr. Robert A. Irion, concerning a petition to Col. Horton asking for the privilege of exclusive navigation of the Colorado to Bonnell and Col. Charles F. Le Barron "on the condition that we remove the raft."
Item: 1.2.9
12/16/1836
A.L.S., 3pp.
[Philadelphia]. Condy Raguet to Anna Raguet, concerning various personal matters; the marriage of Martha Adams to Mr. Francis Depau of New York, the grandson of the Count de Grasse; and praise for Houston's decision to liberate Santa Anna.
Box Folder
GA1 3 Irion Family Correspondence. General: 2/1837-5/1837
Item: 1.3.1
2/5/1837
A.L.S., 2pp.
New Orleans. Mary Ingraham to Anna Raguet, expressing gratitude to Anna and Mrs. Raguet for nursing her back to health, and concerning family matters.
Item: 1.3.2
2/20/1837
A.L.S., 2pp.
Head Quarters. Camp Teal. [Col.] Henry Teal to Dr. [Robert A.] Irion concerning personal matters, Gen. Johnston being wounded, and military matters.
Item: 1.3.3
3/13/1837
A.N.S, 1p.
On board the keel boat, Col. Crockett. James Little gives power of attorney to Charles White to act on his behalf to locate and hold land for one three month service of land, as noted per attached certificate, June 28, 1836, at Velasco by [William] S. Brown to the secretary of the Navy. Brown certifies that James Little had served as "Captain of Marines" on the "Liberty" under Brown's command.
Item: 1.3.4
3/19/1837
A.L.S., 3pp.
Columbia, Texas. [Sam] Houston to [Robert] A. Irion, concerning Texas independence and recognition by the U.S., and personal matters.
Item: 1.3.5
4/2/1837
A.L.S., 3pp.
Camp Preston. [Col.] Henry Teal to Dr. [Robert] Irion, concerning Gen. Johnston's slow recovery and personal matters.
Item: 1.3.6
4/17/1837
A.L.S., 1p.
Nacogdoches. W. L. McDonald to [Robert] A. Irion, concerning legal matters dealing with James Little and [Charles] White.
Item: 1.3.7
4/30/1837
A.L.S., 2pp.
Nacogdoches. [Gen.] Thomas J. Rusk to [Robert] A. Irion, concerning Indian relations in Texas with emphasis on the Caddos and the Cherokees. (Filed in GO2.6)
Item: 1.3.8
5/9/1837
A.L.S., 1p.
Nacogdoches. Thomas [Jefferson] Rusk to [Robert] A. Irion, concerning "Mr. Crawford, an agent of the British Government," visit to Texas, the great advantage of a "favorable Commercial Treaty with England," the necessity that Crawford return to England with "correct information as to the immense resources of the country," and requesting Irion to send a copy of the laws passed by the last Congress to him.
Item: 1.3.9
5/12/1837
A.L.S., 4pp.
Nacogdoches. Henry Raguet to [Robert] A. Irion, concerning the laying off of a new town called Rusk, Irion's visit to Houston, a copy of a certificate of purchase by A.A. Halsey of one half of Samuel Whitney's interest in Galveston, an authorization by Halsey to empower Henry Raguet to "procure the title of the mentioned land," and his claim against the government for supplies furnished totaling $3,189.31, which he requests Irion to have audited for him.
Item: 1.3.10
5/18/1837
A.L.S., 1p.
Huntsville. [Sam] Houston to [Robert A.] Irion, concerning the preservation of "Poor Rusk's" papers and the recent elections.
Item: 1.3.11
5/19/1837
A.L.S., 3 pp.
Nacogdoches. Henry Raguet to R[obert] A. Irion, concerning Raguet's desire to be appointed the "Receiver of the Land Office of this district," his opposition to Texas being "taken in" the U.S. as a state, the halt of specie payments in Mississippi banks, and personal matters.
Box Folder
GA1 4 Irion Family Correspondence. General: 6/1837-8/1837
Item: 1.4.1
6/1/1837
A.L.S., 4pp.
"Vicksburg, Mis: U.S." Memucan Hunt to Sam Houston, expressing his regret that the "Independence" had been captured, his concern for the release of Col. Wharton by the Mexican Government, Houston's orders to "take Matamoros if practicable" and Hunt's willingness to raise more volunteers for the effort, and his belief that the U.S. will not act upon annexation of Texas until it "is recognized by Great Britain, or Mexico herself."
Item: 1.4.2
6/27/1837
Ms. L., 4pp.
City of Houston. [Robert A. Irion] to [Sam Houston], concerning the departure of [James Pinckney] Henderson for Europe, and various affairs of state. [This letter is in several parts and is dated 6/27/1837, 6/28/1837 and 6/29/1837 accordingly.]
Item: 1.4.3
7/16/1837
A.L.S., 8pp.
Nacogdoches. John T. Mason to Dr. [Robert] A. Irion, concerning land claims in Texas and the possible annexation of Texas by the United States.
Item: 1.4.4
7/17/1837
A.L.S., 3pp.
Nacogdoches. Charles [Stanfield] Taylor to [Robert] A. Irion, concerning President [Houston's] visit to Nacogdoches, Capt. Gaines' laying off of "a town at the Ferry on the Sabine," the U.S. government's decision to send in two companies of infantry to build boats for clearing out the Sabine, and the results of the recent elections. A note by [Adolphus] Sterne is found at the end of Taylor's letter telling Irion he plans on building on the lot Houston gave him "in your city."
Item: 1.4.5
7/17/1837
A.L.S., 3pp.
Nacogdoches. Henry Raguet to [Robert] A. Irion, concerning the trouble his requested claims against the government has caused for Irion, the poor location for "the seat of government," the U.S. deployment of 150 men to clear out the Sabine River to permit further navigation, and personal matters.
Item: 1.4.6
7/25/1837
A.L.S., 1p.
Nacogdoches. Gen. Thomas J. Rusk to Dr. [Robert] A. Irion, concerning business matters and congressional candidates.
Item: 1.4.7
8/16/1837
A.L.S., 3pp.
Charleston, S.C. [James] Pinckney Henderson to [Robert Anderson] Irion concerning his prolonged stay in Charleston due to the "difficulty of obtaining money throughout the U.S.," the fact that "all the Great men of this region are our good friends," General [James] Hamilton's desire to visit Texas, Henderson's determination that it would be prudent to return to Texas next spring (there is no place he feels so well satisfied as in Texas), asks Irion to speak to the president, show him this letter, and ask Houston to give him the instructions to return accordingly, also personal matters. (Filed in GO2.6)
Item: 1.4.8
8/22/1837
A.L.S., 1p.
Nacogdoches. Charles S. Taylor to [Robert] A. Irion, concerning personal matters.
Item: 1.4.9
8/22/1837
A.L.S., 3pp.
Nacogdoches, Henry Raguet to [Robert] A. Irion, concerning Irion's attempt at obtaining payment for the claim Raguet made against the government, the "wretched climate of the location of the Seat of Government," the failure of "a few" who have attempted to destroy the people's confidence in [Houston's] leadership, the opposition in Eastern Texas to "the Tariff bill," and personal matters. (Filed in GO2.6)
Item: 1.4.10
8/23/1837
A.L.S., 2pp.
Nacogdoches. Charles S. Taylor to [Robert] A. Irion, concerning the "commissioner General of the land office's "desire to "take from here all papers &c belonging to said office," Taylor's attempt to inventory those papers, a report that the Texas fleet captured an English vessel, and Taylor's desire to deliver the papers to "the Capitol" himself.
Box Folder
GA1 5 Irion Family Correspondence. General: 9/1837-12/1837
Item: 1.5.1
9/15/1837
Ms. D., 3pp.
Houston. Proclamation granting "letters of marque and reprisals" against Mexico.
Item: 1.5.2
9/17/1837
A.L.S., 1p.
Nacogdoches. Charles S. Taylor to [Robert] A. Irion, a letter of introduction of a William Hart.
Item: 1.5.3
9/17/1837
A.L.S., 2pp.
Nacogdoches. Charles S. Taylor to R[obert] A. Irion, concerning the delay in delivering the papers [requested by the commissioner General of the Land Office], Taylor's letter of introduction to Irion for [William] Hart, and personal matters.
Item: 1.5.4
10/3/1837
A.L.S., 3pp.
Liverpool, England. J[ames] Pinckney Henderson to Sam Houston, concerning his voyage to England from N.Y., his learning that the Cabinet members "are absent from London" since the dissolution of Parliament, and his request for Houston to "sign and seal a blank sheet for both the Queen Dowager of England and the Queen of France "as such is the custom at both courts."
Item: 1.5.5
10/8/1837
Fragmented letter, 2pp.
Washington City. [Memucan Hunt to Robert A. Irion.] Concerns political matters with emphasis on the possible annexation of Texas by the United States.
Item: 1.5.6
10/11/1837
A.L.S., 2p.
London, England. J[ames] Pinckney Henderson to [Robert] A. Irion, stated first dispatch concerning general diplomatic affairs. [On page two is Henderson's second dispatch to Irion dated 11/11/1837 concerning the hope of the "capitalists of England" that Texas would pay off the Mexican bonds they owed in return for the recognition of the Republic of Texas.] (Filed in GO2.6)
Item: 1.5.7
12/7/1837
A.L.S., 1p.
Nacogdoches. Henry Raguet to R[obert] A. Irion, concerns audited papers that Irion is holding for him, instructions for their disposition if they are converted into certificates and transmittal to him if the government issues promissory notes, the acknowledgement of the receipt of "the $200 draft against the Republic," and personal matters.
Item: 1.5.8
12/18/1837
A.L.S., 4pp.
Murfreesboro. J[ohn] M. Watson to Robert Irion, concerning Irion's "promotion" to Secretary of State, his belief that Texian success is the "Will of God," his belief that Texas would not be annexed by the U.S., Watson's "labors" as a Baptist minister in Murfreesboro, and family matters.
Box Folder
GA1 6 Irion Family Correspondence. General: 1/1838-3/1838
Item: 1.6.1
1/5/1838
A.L.S., 2pp.
City of Houston. R[obert] A. Irion to J[ames] P[inckney] Henderson, concerning general political and personal matters.
Item: 1.6.2
1/5/1838
A.L.S., 1p.
City of Houston. R[obert] A. Irion to Nathaniel Townsend, Consul of the Republic of Texas, New Orleans, concerning consular affairs.
Item: 1.6.3
1/5/1838
A.L.S., 2pp.
City of Houston. R[obert] A. Irion to John Woodward, Consul General of the Republic of Texas, New York, concerning consular affairs.
Item: 1.6.4
1/20/1838
A.L.S., 1p.
London, England. J[ames] Pinckney Henderson to R[obert] A. Irion, concerning England's delay in recognizing the Republic of Texas and Henderson's plans to go to France. (Filed in GO2.6)
Item: 1.6.5
1/22/1838
A.L.S., 2pp.
Velasco. John G. Tod to [Robert A.] Irion, concerning the purchase of "a Brig-of-War" from the United States, Tod's desire to command "the Brig," and the effects a naval blockade on Mexico would have on her resources.
Item: 1.6.6
1/23/1838
A.L.S., 3pp.
New Orleans. George Fisher to Barnard E. Bee, concerning Mexico's war strategy.
Item: 1.6.7
1/23/1838
A.L.S., 3pp.
New Orleans. P[eter] W[agener] Grayson to Dr. R[obert] A. Irion, concerning Grayson's appointment by Houston as agent to purchase ship for the Texas Navy, and various affairs of state.
Item: 1.6.8
2/5/1838
A.L.S., 3pp.
Nacogdoches. N[athaniel] Amory to Dr. R[obert] A. Irion, recommending R. A. Piney for District Attorney and concerning personal matters.
Item: 1.6/9
3/8/1838
A.L.S., 2pp.
City of Houston. R[obert] A. Irion to John Cortez, appointing Cortez "Consul of the Republic of Texas for the Port of Natchitoches in the United States of America."
Item: 1.6.10
3/8/1838
A.L.S., 1p.
London. J[ames] Pinckney Henderson to R[obert] A[nderson] Irion, concerning Lord Palmerston's inquiries about Texas and Henderson's lack of information due to the absence of any communication from Texas, the proposed commercial treaty between Texas and England, the prospect that Henderson will not be able to leave England for twelve months "as this Gov't. will scarcely recognize Texas before that time," and personal matters. (Filed in GO2.6)
Item: 1.6.11
3/20/1838
A.L.S., 2pp.
City of Houston. R[obert] A. Irion to Henry Williams, appointing Williams "Consul of the Republic for the Port of Baltimore in the United States of America."
Item: 1.6.12
3/21/1838
A.L.S., 4pp. n.p.
R[obert] A. Irion to Gen. J[ames Pinckney] Henderson, stating that Irion doesn't believe "that there is the slightest prospect for annexation," giving Henderson the power to "do as you may think best." Also included are references to the Port of Galveston, and personal matters.
Item: 1.6.13
3/21/1838
A.L.S., 3pp. n.p.
R[obert] A. Irion to M[emucan] Hunt, concerning Hunt's request to be recalled from Washington, forthcoming annexation, and the necessity to define the boundary of Texas between the U.S. and the Republic.
Item: 1.6.14
3/26/1838
A.L.S., 1p.
Houston. P[eter] W[agener] Grayson to Dr. R[obert] A. Irion, concerning the Texas Navy.
Box Folder
GA1 7 Irion Family Correspondence. General: 4/1838-5/1938
Item: 1.7.1
4/2/1838
A.L.S., 1p.
New Orleans. W[illiam] Christy to R[obert] A. Irion, a letter of introduction of a Mr. Miller of Mississippi.
Item: 1.7.2
4/14/1838
A.L.S., 2pp.
Nacogdoches. Charles S. Taylor to R[obert] A. Irion, thanking Irion "for the trouble you have taken in obtaining a copy of the grant, written for by Rusk," personal matters, and informing Irion of a "handsome subscription" that has been made for the purpose of erecting a seminary in Nacogdoches.
Item: 1.7.3
4/17/1838
A.L.S., 4pp.
London. J[ames] Pinckney Henderson to R[obert] A. Irion, concerning his success in making an arrangement with the government of Great Britain "whereby Texian vessels and cargos will be admitted into the ports of Great Britain and a direct trade opened between the two countries," expresses doubts of immediate recognition of Texas by England, hopes that France will recognize Texas without delay, and the request for further instructions.
Item: 1.7.4
4/23/1838
A.L.S., 1p.
Nacogdoches. Charles S. Taylor to R[obert] A. Irion concerning personal matters.
Item: 1.7.5
4/23/1838
A.L.S., 1p.
Paris. J[ames] Pinckney Henderson to Sam Houston, stating he has just arrived in Paris and was told that he may expect to "meet with a cool reception by this government…contrary to my expectations" with regard to applying formally for the recognition of Texas. Henderson writes, "Things look gloomy indeed."
Item: 1.7.6
4/24/1838
A.L. [unsigned], 1p. n.p.
"Mrs. Rhodes" to [Robert A.] Irion, concerning "a few pages translated by her Brother," which she is submitting as evidence of his ability to translate from the Spanish language to English in the hopes that he will obtain employment from Irion to do such translation for the government of Texas. Mrs. Rhodes speaks of her brother's character as well as his educational background, which includes degrees from Dartmouth College and Yale.
Item: 1.7.7
4/25/1838
A.L.S., 1p.
"Mustang Prairie." Geo[rge] Aldrich to R[obert] A. Irion, concerning "our Red River land title," general surveying matters regarding boundaries, and personal matters.
Item: 1.7.8
5/8/1838
A.L.S., 3pp.
Houston. John Birdsall to Gen. S[am] Houston, giving his opinion that Houston's divorce is valid and legal.
Item: 1.7.9
5/17/1838
A.L.S., 3pp.
City of Houston. R[obert] A. Irion to M[emucan] Hunt, relating President Houston's surprise at Hunt's desire to return home from Washington and ordering him to return to Washington with "as little delay as possible." Other affairs of state are also discussed.
Item: 1.7.10
5/22/1838
A.L.S., 3pp.
City of Houston. A.S. Thruston to Sam Houston, giving his opinion that Houston's divorce is legal and valid.
Item: 1.7.11
5/23/1838
Ms. D., 3pp.
City of Houston. A draft of a letter of appointment of someone to be a "Commissioner to negotiate a loan or loans" on the "Bonds of the Government not exceeding Five Millions of Dollars." [A blank I left for name of appointee].
Item: 1.7.12
5/25/1838
A.L.S., 2pp. n.p.
W[illiam] F[airfax] Gray to Dr. R[obert A.] Irion, expressing Gray's disappointment at not being appointed to the office of Chief Justice of Galveston and requesting appointment to the "humble" office of Notary Public of the County of Harrisburg.
Box Folder
GA1 8 Irion Family Correspondence. General: 6/1838-8/1838
Item: 1.8.1
6/6/1838
A.L.S., 1p.
Nacogdoches. Charles S. Taylor to R[obert] A. Irion, concerning "the inhabitants (excuse me, I meant loafers)" near the Red River, their indignent attitude toward the law and their desire to hang the clerk and all individuals who attempt to record titles, and legal matters.
Item: 1.8.2
6/7/1838
A.L.S., 2pp.
Houston. J[ohn] A. Newlands to R[obert] A Irion, concerning the translation and publication of "the laws of the Government of the State of Coahuila and Texas" which were in Spanish.
Item: 1.8.3
6/12/1838
Ms. D., 2pp.
City of Houston. Sam Houston to R[obert] A. Irion, draft of a letter of credence for Peter W. Grayson to Martin Van Buren, President of the United States.
Item: 1.8.4
6/12/1838
A.L.S., 1p. n.p.
R[obert] A. Irion to P[eter] W[agener ] Grayson, "minister Plenipotentiary of Texas near the Government of the United States, Washington City D.C.," fragment of the letter discussing the exchange of the ratification of the treaty indemnity entered into between the Government of the United States and this republic and other diplomatic affairs.
Item: 1.8.5
6/13/1838
Ms. L., 4pp.
Paris. [James Pinckney Henderson to Robert A. Irion], incomplete letter concerning Henderson's plan to delay a final discussion of Texas recognition by France, hopes to hear soon of "strong measures being resorted to on the part of Mexico towards France which will bring the two countries to actual hostilities," will not hesitate to remain as long as there is the possibility that either England or France recognizes Texas, asks for instructions regarding the wreck of the Little Penn, a British or Mexican vessel, and whether goods were taken from it by a Texas citizen or an official of the Texian government, and other diplomatic matters.
Item: 1.8.6
[ca. July 12, 1838]
A.L.S., 3pp.
City of Houston. R[obert] A. Irion to General [Sam Houston], concerning recently published documents, news from Vera Cruz brought by U.S. ship of war Vandalia, dinner and theater with Mr. La Branche and others, and personal greetings.
Item: 1.8.7
7/14/1838
A.L.S., 1p.
City of Houston. R[obert] A. Irion to Asa Brigham, requesting that "the Hon. Anson Jones" be paid $4500 for "his out fit as Minister Plenipotentiary of this Republic to that of the U. States of America."
Item: 1.8.8
7/28/1838
A.L.S., 6pp.
City of Houston. R[obert] A. Irion to Sam Houston, concerning the "smuggling [that] has been commenced by the Enemy at Corpus Christi, the object of which is to invade the French Blockade," the proposed removal of the "Consul of New Orleans" for purchasing Texian promissory notes at a price much lower than they were worth and thereby affecting the Republic's currency in an adverse manner, various consular affairs, and a "petition from the West in favor of the appointment of the Hon. John Birdsall to the office of Chief Justice vacated upon the death of Chief Justice Collingsworth.
Item: 1.8.9
7/28/1838
A.L. [unsigned], 6pp.
City of Houston [Robert A. Irion] to [Sam Houston?] incomplete letter, concerning the death of Chief Justice Collingsworth and his possible successor, (including David Burnet and John Birdsall), the procedure in appointing and/or the Congressional election of the Chief Justice, and personal matters.
Item: 1.8.10
8/6/1838
A.L.S., 1p.
City of Houston. R[obert] A. Irion to Asa Brigham, requesting that Gen. Hunt be paid "as soon as possible" for "Outfit and salary as Minister Plenipotentiary of this Republic."
Item: 1.8.11
8/7/1838
A.L.S., 3pp.
City of Houston. R[obert] A. Irion to Anson Jones, concerning the Convention of Indemnity between the U.S. and Texas, the "Pocket" and "Durango" affairs, the annexation question, Texas northern boundaries, build up of the army of the United States along the Texas border "for the protection of their South Western Frontier," Indian affairs and personal matters. (Filed inGO2.6)
Item: 1.8.12
8/12/1838
Ms. L. [incomplete] 1p.
City of Houston. [Robert A. Irion to Sam Houston], concerning a recent dispatch from Houston to Irion and Irion's reply that the orders included in it will be carried out, and [James Pinckney] Henderson's progress in the recognition with France.
Item: 1.8.13
8/12/1838
Ms. L. [incomplete], 4pp.
City of Houston. [Robert A. Irion to Sam Houston], concerning a recent dispatch from Houston to Irion and Irion's reply that the orders included in it will be carried out, [James Pinckney] Henderson's progress in the recognition negotiations with France, Irion's orders that Henderson assure France that Texas had adopted measures to prevent an "invasion of their blockade of the Mexican coast," an offer to allow French vessels to sail along the Texan coast to insure that the French blockade will not be broken by smugglers, the resignation of John Birdsall as Attorney General and his acceptance of the appointment as Chief Justice of the Republic, A.S. Thruston's verbal acceptance of the appointment of Attorney General, and other affairs of state.
Item: 1.8.14
8/22/1838
A.L.S., 7pp.
Paris. J[ames] Pinckney Henderson to R[obert] A. Irion, concerning the "Little Penn" and "Eliza Russell" affairs, English and French recognition negotiations, the false report in "one of the New York papers" that General Cass was attempting to place obstacles in the way of recognition of Texas by England and France, and other diplomatic affairs.
Box Folder
GA1 9 Irion Family Corespondence. General: 9/1838-10/1838
Item: 1.9.1
9/5/1838
A.L.S., 3pp.
Paris. J[ames] Pinckney Henderson to R[obert] A. Irion, concerning the "Little Penn" and "Eliza Russell" claim of England, and asking for advice on how to deal with the situation.
Item: 1.9.2
9/20/1838
Ms.L., 3pp.
City of Houston. [Robert A. Irion] to [Thomas Toby], concerning Toby's appointment as Consul of the Republic of Texas for the Port of New Orleans in the United States of America succeeding Nathaniel Townsend.
Item: 1.9.3
9/29/1838
A.N.S, 1p.
City of Houston. R. A. Irion to Memucan Hunt, concerns the nature of the attachment. The attachment is dated 6/12/1838, City of Houston. R[obert] A. Irion to Memucan Hunt, accepting Hunt's resignation as Minister Plenipotentiary of Texas.
Item: 1.9.4
9/27/1838
A.L.S., 2pp.
Washington. Anson Jones to R[obert] A. Irion concerning his diplomatic mission in Washington and personal matters.
Item: 1.9.5
10/1/1838
A.L.S., 3pp.
Nacogdoches. Charles S. Taylor to R[obert] A. Irion, concerning his apprehension at being appointed by President [Houston] to run a boundary line between the Republic and the U.S., having no skill at the surveying art he would have to depend on the skill of the surveyor, and personal matters.
Item: 1.9.6
10/18/1838
A.L.S., 1p.
New York. J[ohn] Willis to R[obert] A. Irion, concerning Willis' appointment as Consul of the Republic of Texas for the Department "des Bouches des Rhone" [Marseilles, France].
Item: 1.9.7
10/19/1838
A.L.S., 3pp.
New York. Fairfax [Catlett] to R[obert] A. Irion, tendering Catlett's resignation from the "Texas Legation at Washington."
Item: 1.9.8
10/21/1838
A.N.S, 1p.
"At Black's." Sam Houston to R[obert] A. Irion stating that he is to "pass the day" at Black's and would like to visit with Irion while there, "if convenient."
Box Folder
GA1 10 Irion Family Correspondence. General: 11/1838-12/1838
1.10.1
11/3/1838
A.L.S., 2pp.
Savannah, Georgia. J[ames] Hamilton to [Robert A. Irion], relating the death of Hamilton's son, James Hamilton, Jr., due to yellow fever.
1.10.2
11/6/1838
A.L.S., 2pp.
City of Houston. Jos[eph] C. Eldridge to R[obert] A. Irion, tendering his resignation as Chief Clerk of Department of State, and announcing his intention to join "the army under Gen'l. Rusk."
Item: 1.10.3
11/10/1838
A.N.S, 1p.
City of Houston. Sam Houston to "the Senate of the Republic of Texas," transmitting a report and various documents from the Secretary of State in accordance with a resolution regarding foreign relations passed by the Senate previously.
Item: 1.10.4
11/28/1838
A.L.S., 2pp.
City of Houston. R[obert] A. Irion to General Andrew Jackson, presenting Jackson with a Mexican Eagle named "Andrew Jackson" which was captured on Galveston Island.
Item: 1.10.5
11/28/1838
A.L.S., 1p.
City of Houston. R[obert] A. Irion to Fairfax [Catlett], accepting his resignation from "the office of Secretary of the Legation of the Republic of Texas." (Filed in GO2.6)
Item: 1.10.6
11/28/1838
Ms. L. [incomplete], 4pp.
City of Houston. [Robert A. Irion] to [Anson Jones], concerning the "exchange of the ratifications of the Treaty of Limits between Texas and the U.S.," Indian disturbances in Eastern Texas, and the journal of Julian Pedro Miracle, which seemed to show that there was an "extensive Indian conspiracy against Texas" organized, in part, by the Mexican army.
Item: 1.10.7
11/30/1838
A.L.S., 2pp.
Galveston. R[obert] A. Irion to Anson Jones, concerning the resignation of [Fairfax] Catlett, Congress' postponement of confirmation of the president's appointments and their ultimate resignations, and the Congressional resolution prohibiting the president from "delivering his message in person."
Item: 1.10.8
12/4/1838
A.L.S., 2pp.
Houston. Nath[aniel] Townsend to R[obert] A. Irion, concerning Townsend's removal from the office of Consul for the Port of New Orleans, asking he "be exonerated from all censure, blame or reproach in consequence of any of my acts during my incumbency in office," and states that D. E. Cotton, left in the capacity of Consular agent, complied with instructions to surrender the archives to his successor, Thomas Toby.
Item: 1.10.9
[ca. 12/15/1838]
A.L.S., 2pp. n.p.
John Birdsall to R[obert] A. Irion, informing Irion that the cabinet [of President Lamar] has been formed and their names, and asking Irion to excuse his impudence for giving him advice "in the character of mentor."
Box Folder
GA1 11 Irion Family Correspondence. General: 1839
Item: 1.11.1
3/28/1839
A.L.S., 3pp.
Nacogdoches. R[obert] A. Irion to W.W. Parker, Dexter Watson, A. Horton, E. Kellogg, L.H. Mabbitt, and R. Scurry, accepting an invitation to a "public dinner with my fellow citizens of San Augustine."
Item: 1.11.2
4/9/1839
A.L.S., 2pp.
Nashville. Jno. Price to Seth Sheldon and [Robert A.] Irion, concerning the "money pressure in this country" and the future problem that the country will face if the pressure is not eased.
Item: 1.11.3
5/11/1839
A.L.S., 3pp.
Galveston. Levi Jones to Robert A. Irion, concerning the slow money supply in Galveston, his desire to "take up" Irion's two shares of Galveston stock, and various personal matters.
Item: 1.11.4
7/1839
A.L.S., 3pp.
Nashville, Tenn. Sam Houston to R[obert] A. Irion, concerning his great desire to return home to Texas as he must be a Texian, General [Andrew Jackson's] health, Houston's "love scrapes" in Tennessee, [Anna] Raguet ("She is a great woman!") and personal matters. (Filed in GO2.6)
Item: 1.11.5
8/18/1839
A.L.S., 2pp.
"Cloves Hill near Hopkinsville," [Kentucky]. W[illiam] M. Shepherd to Sam Houston, concerning the death of their mutual friend [John] Birdsall, Houston's jilting of a Mobile girl, and observations about love and women.
Item: 1.11.6
9/10/1839
A.L.S., 2pp.
San Augustine. W.C. Duffield to Sam Houston, concerning Duffield's intention to contest Houston's election to Congress on various grounds.
Item: 1.11.7
9/27/1839
A.L.S., 2pp.
Carrollton. A "Committee for the purpose of tendering" an invitation to Sam Houston, requesting Houston's presence at a dinner in his honor at a local hotel on 9/27/1839, at 12:30 p.m. Four citizens of Carrollton signed the document.
Item: 1.11.8
11/24/1839
A.L.S., 3pp.
Austin City. David S. Kaufman to R[obert] A. Irion, concerning Kaufman's election as Speaker of the House, living conditions in Austin, a bill to be introduced in the House by Major Lawrence regarding the temporary location of the seat of government, the Senate's opposition to it, and personal matters.
Item: 1.11.9
12/5/1839
A.L.S., 4pp.
Houston. Ellen [Reily] to Anna Raguet, concerning social life in Houston and Nacogdoches and personal affairs including a mention of Anna "soon to be marrying" a military hero and going to Natchitoches. A note by James Reily is included concerning personal matters. (Filed in GO2.6)
Box Folder
GA1 12 Irion Family Correspondence. General: 1840-3/1841
Item: 1.12.1
1/27/1840
A.L.S., 3pp.
Austin. Sam Houston to R[obert] A[nderson] Irion, concerning Houston's pending marriage which is to take place "previous to the 15 of February," his dislike of Austin as the seat of government, his concern that Texas will fall into ruin if God should withdraw His "kind favor," the inability of the people to pay the taxes that "must be placed on them," Major Robert's mistreatment of Houston and the house he is to build for Houston, and personal matters. (Filed in GO2.6)
Item: 1.12.2
9/5/1840
A.L.S., 1p.
San Augustine. [Sam] Houston to R[obert A.] Irion, concerning Houston's health, the poor cotton crop due to "the worms," and personal matters.
Item: 1.12.3
12/6/1840
A.L.S., 3pp.
Mount Sterling. Anna [Raguet] Irion to Robert A. Irion, concerning weather, an incident wherein she mistook five mounted strangers for his returning party, and personal matters. Also included is a manuscript copy of a letter dated December 4, written by Anna Irion to Ann Elizabeth Irion. It, too, deals with personal matters.
Item: 1.12.4
12/11/1840
A.L.S., 2pp.
Austin City. David S. Kaufman to R[obert] A. Irion, concerning the actions of Congress, its inability to pass anything "of importance," "the Cherokee Bill," and various other Congressional matters.
Item: 1.12.5
1/8/1841
A.L.S., 1p.
Mount Sterling. Anna [Raguet] Irion to Robert A. Irion, expressing her anxiety at his absence and how much she misses him, and inquiring as to when he will return home.
Item: 1.12.6
1/27/1841
A.L.S., 3pp.
Austin. Sam Houston to R[obert] A[nderson] Irion, concerning the conditions in the Republic of Texas, the lack of any effort by the government to pursue the Indians who murder and capture Texans "in sight of the Capital," the ratification of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce with England, the consideration of the Treaty of Mediation taking place in the Senate, its terms and Houston's dislike of the treaty, and personal matters.
Item: 1.12.7
3/4/1841
A.L.S., 1p.
Nacogdoches. Rbt. [Robert A.] Irion to Anna [Raguet] Irion, dealing with Irion's patients, and personal matters.
Box Folder
GA1 13 Irion Family Correspondence. General: 4/1841-12/1841
Item: 1.13.1
4/4/1841
A.L.S., 2pp.
Austin. W[illiam] G. Cooke to R[obert] A. Irion, informing Irion that Cooke is "endeavoring to bring into service two hundred fifty mounted Volunteers to make an expedition" to Santa Fe to establish "commercial intercourse" there, his desire to have at least one company from Irion's "section of the country," and describes the terms upon which the "men will be received as volunteers." The expedition would take place next May 15 and rendezvous at Austin by the first to the tenth.
Item: 1.13.2
5/6/1841
A.L. [signature missing]. 3pp.
Washington. [Nathaniel Amory] to Robt. [Robert] A. Irion, concerning President Harrison's death, Tyler's succession, [Daniel] Webster, other political matters, and personal affairs. [portions of this letter are missing].
Item: 1.13.3
9/7/1841
A.L., 7pp.
[incomplete]. Camp Durst. [Robert A. Irion] to [Sam] Houston, concerning Houston's election to the Republic's presidency in1841, the campaign tactics used against him, Irion's opinion that Texas is "in a state of anarchy" after the previous administration, his opinion that "a Real Chief at our head and Martial Law" is the only way to get the country back together, a warning against questionable office seekers, his advice that Houston appoint [J. Pinckney] Henderson and [George W.] Hockley to some office, and other political affairs.
Item: 1.13.4
10/18/1841
A.L., 4pp.
[incomplete]. Mount Sterling. [Robert A. Irion] to [Sam Houston], concerning an invitation to a "public dinner" in Nacogdoches, the political faction in Nacogdoches against Houston, and various personal matters.
Item: 1.13.5
12/1/1841
A.L.S., 5pp.
Seclusion. R[obert] A. Irion to [Sam Houston], concerning possible appointments in Houston's upcoming administration, personal matters, Mrs. Houston's ill health, Congress, Lamar's administration, and the future of Houston's upcoming term in office. (Filed in GO2.6)
Item: 1.13.6
12/15/1841
A.L.S., 1p.
Austin. [Sam] Houston to R[obert] A. Irion, concerning Irion's advice in dealing with Mrs. Houston's illness, and personal matters.
Box Folder
GA2 1 Irion Family Correspondence. General: 1843-1849
Item: 2.1.1
[ca. February 1842]
A.L.S., 3pp. n.p.
[Sam] Houston to [Robert A.] Irion, concerning Irion's son and Houston's namesake, the prospects of Houston's becoming a father, the promise to tell Irion his opinion of John Q. Adams and his course, and personal matters.
Item: 2.1.2
5/12/1843
A.L.S., 4pp.
Washington. Sam Houston to R[obert] A[nderson] Irion, concerning political affairs in Texas, General Rusk's planned march "for the reduction of the palace of the Montezumas," Houston's anger at this, Gail Borden Jr., foreign affairs, and personal matters.
Item: 2.1.3
5/14/1846
A.L.S., 4pp.
Nacogdoches. [Robert A. Irion] to [Ann] Elizabeth [Irion], concerning the family's health, hostilities in Texas between Mexico and the U.S., Nacogdoches, and an invitation from Irion to Ann Elizabeth to come to Nacogdoches to "share with us our humble home."
Item: 2.1.4
9/4/1846
A.L.S., 1p.
Galveston. A[ndrew] J[aneway] Yates to R[obert] A. Irion, stating that Irion has interest in "the location of A. C. Allen's headright on the Salt Lake west of the Nueces and of which Dr. Levi Jones is Trustee for the owners," and requesting Irion's approval for Jones to sell the property for $400 each interest.
Item: 2.1.5
12/19/1846
A.L.S., 1p.
Washington. Tho[mas] J. Rusk to R[obert] A. Irion, concerning the "prospect for Texas" among Washington officials.
Item: 2.1.6
3/8/1847
A.L.S., 2pp.
Galveston. A[ndrew] J[aneway] Yates to Nathaniel Amory, concerning a suit brought against James Auchincloss by Yates on three promissory notes and his desire to get Irion to give answer and declare what land of Auchincloss' he holds in trust.
Item: 2.1.7
4/1/1847
A.L.S., 1p.
"At Capt. Ross.'" Sam Houston to [Robert Anderson] Irion, concerning personal matters.
Item: 2.1.8
6/23/1847
A.L.S., 3pp.
Huntsville. [Sam] Houston to R[obert] A[nderson] Irion, concerning a military appointment for Henry [W. Raguet] and Houston's suggestion that he get General Rusk to write Governor Marcy and ask that the vacancy in the Texas company be filled by his appointment, a legal matter concerning land belonging to Houston described as the Dr. Starr matter, Houston's desire to have his name cleared, and personal matters.
Item: 2.1.9
9/4/1847
A.L.S., 2pp.
Augusta, [Maine]. H.B. Dillingham to [Robert A.] Irion, requesting information on land owned by her deceased brother, George Aldrich, acquired from a "Grant from the Government of Texas and Coahuila before the Revolution in Texas" and asking for information on land in Nacogdoches also owned by Aldrich.
Item: 2.1.10
9/17/1847
A.L.S., 2pp.
Huntsville. Sam Houston to R[obert] A[nderson] Irion, concerning personal matters.
Item: 2.1.11
3/12/1849
A.L.S., 3pp.
New Orleans. Condy [Raguet] to Col. Henry Raguet, concerning his business trip to New Orleans to buy merchandise for resale, visits to "our different houses," response to the failure of "the goods" to arrive, and general personal matters.
Box Folder
GA2 2 Irion Family Correspondence. General: 1852
Item: 2.2.1
9/16/1852
A.N.S, 1p.
Nacogdoches. Sam Huffer to [Robert] A. Irion, offering his services as surveyor for a "fair liberal compensation" in "keeping the run of the Old Work in the upper counties" if Irion should need him.
Item: 2.2.2
10/9/1852
A.N.S, 1p.
Huntsville. H[enderson] Yoakum to R[obert] A. Irion, requesting a copy of Gen[eral] Houston's report to "Gen[eral] Jackson in regard to his mission to San Antonio in the beginning of 1833."
Item: 2.2.3
12/21/1852
A.L.S., 3pp.
Nacogdoches. R[obert] A. Irion to Anna [Raguet] Irion, asking for a reconciliation between them and for the return of Anna and the children to their home. Irion also promises to remain sober in the future.
Item: 2.2.4
12/22/1852
A.L.S., 2pp.
Nacogdoches. R[obert] A. Irion to Anna [Raguet] Irion, telling Anna that if he must be "banished", he will "substitute the Northern Road for the Western Road." Irion asks Anna to send him his portfolio, the key to his "Press" and the formula of his pills. Irion also expresses belief that death is near and states "The sooner the better for me."
Item: 2.2.5
12/22/1852
A.L.S., 2pp.
[Nacogdoches]. Anna [Raguet Irion] to Robert [Irion], urging Irion to make further attempts to restore his health. Business matters dealing with the transfer of Irion's "Salt Lake interest," and "Galveston Lots" to other parties are also discussed.
Item: 2.2.6
12/22/1852
A.L. [incomplete]. 3pp.
Nacogdoches. [Robert A. Irion] to Anna [Raguet Irion], dealing with the "Salt Lake share…that is in Trust for you and the children" and the Galveston lots which were transferred to Condy [Raguet]. Future provisions concerning Irion's private papers are also discussed.
Item: 2.2.7
12/22/1852
A.L.S., 3pp.
Nacogdoches. R[obert] A. Irion to Anna [Raguet] Irion, dealing with the "Salt Lake share…that is in Trust for you and the children" and the Galveston Lots which were transferred to Condy [Raguet]. Future provisions concerning Irion's private papers are also discussed.
Item: 2.2.8
12/24/1852
A.L.S., 1p.
[Nacogdoches]. Anna [Raguet] Irion to Robert [A. Irion], informing Irion that she copied the deed, mortgage-power of attorney, and notes, and sealed them up to send him. She also expresses the desire to have the original title to "the Galveston lots" and the bill of sale for the Salt Lake interest.
Item: 2.2.9
12/24/1852
A.L.S., 2pp.
Nacogdoches. R[obert] A. Irion to Anna [Raguet] Irion, acknowledging the receipt of the copied deed, mortgage and power of attorney form Anna, commenting on his gain in strength and information dealing with the purchase of the Galveston lots. Folder 2. Irion Family Correspondence. General: 1852.
Item: 2.2.10
12/17/1852
A.L.S., 1p.
[Nacogdoches]. [Robert A.] Irion to Anna [Raguet] Irion, agreeing to Anna's suggestion to sell "the Salt Lake share."
Box Folder
GA2 3 Irion Family Correspondence. General: 1853
Item: 2.3.1
1/8/[1853]
A.N.S., 1p.
"Drug Store." Robert [A. Irion] to [Anna Raguet] Irion, telling Anna that "the Braces you were so anxious to get for Harriet" have arrived and that he has forwarded them to her.
Item: 2.3.2
1/13/[1853]
A.N.S, 1p. n.p.
Robert [A. Irion] to [Anna Raguet Irion], expressing his pleasure at a visit from their children.
Item: 2.3.3
1/13/[1853]
Envelope addressed to "Mrs. [Anna Raguet] Irion."
Item: 2.3.4
1/14/[1853]
A.L.S., 1p. n.p.
Robert [A. Irion] to Anna [Raguet Irion], concerning a "large white faced steer" of Sam [Houston Irion's] that is to be broken and Irion's poor health.
Item: 2.3.5
[1/1853], Saturday evening
A.L.S., 1p. n.p.
Robert [A. Irion] to Anna [Raguet Irion], concerning personal matters.
Item: 2.3.6
1/15/[1853]
Envelope addressed to "Mrs. Irion" [at] "Col. Raguet's" [From Robert A. Irion]
Item: 2.3.7
1/16/[1853]
A.L.S., 2pp. n.p.
R[obert] A. Irion to [Anna Raguet Irion], dealing with business and legal matters and how much better he feels after a "hunt with Sam" [Houston Irion.]
Item: 2.3.8
1/17/[1853]
Envelope addressed "Mrs. Irion" [at] Col: Raguet's. The name "Sam" appears in the lower left hand corner.
Item: 2.3.9
1/17/[1853]
A.L.S., 1p. n.p.
Robert [A. Irion] to Anna [Raguet Irion], expressing concern at Anna's illness and recommending quinine as a cure.
Item: 2.3.10
1/19/[1853]
Envelope addressed "Mrs. Anna Irion [at] Col: Raguet's."
Item: 2.3.11
1/19/[1853]
A.L.S., 1p. n.p.
Robert [A. Irion] to Anna [Raguet Irion], requesting Anna to critique the pages he has written for Yoakum, which he writes without assistance in spite of severe headaches, to set "himself right, & the East generally, touching the events of that period--a kind of self defense against the aspersions of the West…." [Possibly a history of Texas]
Item: 2.3.12
1/19/[1853]
Envelope addressed "Mrs. Anna Irion [at] Col: Raguet's."
Item: 2.3.13
1/19/[1853]
Envelope addressed "Mrs. Anna Irion [at] Col: Raguet's."
Item: 2.3.14
1/19/1853
A.L.S., 3p. n.p.
Robert [A. Irion] to Anna [Raguet Irion], concerning a Dr. Love's proposition that Irion's "pills" be marketed throughout Texas and even throughout "the Southern States and as far north as Kentucky" in the future.
Item: 2.3.15
1/21/[1853]
Envelope addressed "Mrs. Anna Irion [at] Col: Raguet's."
Item: 2.3.16
1/23/ [1853]
Envelope addressed "Mrs. Anna Irion [at] Col: Raguet's."
Item: 2.3.17
1/23/ [1853]
Envelope addressed "Mrs. Anna Irion [at] Col: Raguet's."
Item: 2.3.18
1/27/ [1853]
Envelope addressed "Mrs. Anna Irion [at] Col: Raguet's."
Item: 2.3.19
1/27/1853
A.L.S., 2pp. n.p.
Robert [A. Irion] to Anna [Raguet Irion] speaking of his depression after a visit from Anna and their children on the previous evening.
Item: 2.3.20
[1/1853] "Wednesday evening,"
A.N.S., 1p. n.p.
Robert [A. Irion] to Anna [Raguet Irion], concerning medication Irion gave "Sam" [Houston Irion] and the medication he is sending for "poor Julia's burns."
Item: 2.3.21
[1/1853], "Friday morning,"
A.N.S., 1p. n.p.
Robert [A. Irion] to Anna [Raguet Irion], expressing distress at Anna's "indisposition" and recommending she "continue the Quinine today & tomorrow" to treat "Julia's sickness."
Item: 2.3.22
[1/1853], "Sunday morning,"
A.L.S., 1p. n.p.
Robert [A. Irion] to Anna [Raguet Irion], concerning Sam [Houston Irion's] illness.
Item: 2.3.23
[1/1853], "Sunday evening,"
A.L.S., 1p. n.p.
Robert [A. Irion] to Anna [Raguet Irion], concerning a visit that morning by "the children" and Anna's criticism of his "sketch," which Irion views as partial. He states, "I wish it to be severe."
Item: 2.3.24
8/31/1853
A.N.S, 1p.
Nacogdoches. Geo[rge] W. Butler to [Robert A. Irion], stating that Col. and Mrs. Raguet request Irion's presence at their home as "Miss Mary is unwell."
Item: 2.3.25
11/21/1853
A.L.S., 2pp.
"25 miles n. of Nacogdoches." Robert A. Irion to Anna [Raguet] Irion, concerning personal matters. An appendage to this letter dated "Wednesday morning, Nov. 22nd" is included, concerning his night's rest and his reading of "the Argument in VII of Paradise Lost."
Box Folder
GA2 4 Irion Family Correspondence. General: 1854-1858
Item: 2.4.1
8/29/1854
A.N.S, 1p.
Jasper County. Geo[rge] W. Smyth to Robert A. Irion, requesting a dollar's worth of "your pills" for his wife.
Item: 2.4.2
11/7/1854
A.L.S., 2pp.
Clarksville. R[obert] A. Irion to Anna [Raguet] Irion, concerning legal matters.
Item: 2.4.3
[ca. 7/18/1858]
A.L.S., 2pp.
"Village Creek. 25 miles South-east of Woodville." R[obert] A. Irion to Anna [Raguet] Irion, concerning Sam [Houston Irion's] health, his love for fishing, and personal matters.
Item: 2.4.4
7/22/1858
A.L.S., 2pp.
Nacogdoches. Anna [Raguet] Irion to Robert [A. Irion], concerning personal matters and quoting in part, a "Power of Attorney given to Roberts."
Item: 2.4.5
7/29/1858
A.L.S., 4pp.
Sour Lake. R[obert] A. Irion to Anna [Raguet] Irion, concerning Sam [Houston Irion's] health, and the mineral waters at Sour Lake, and their effect on Sam, his plans to go to Galveston with Sam so "Sam can bathe in the sea and drink the water," and personal matters.
Item: 2.4.6
7/1858
A.L.S., 3pp.
Sour Lake. R[obert] A. Irion to Anna [Raguet] Irion, concerning Dr. Richardson's examination of Sam [Houston Irion], the mineral waters at Sour Lake, and personal matters.
Item: 2.4.7
8/7/1858
A.L.S. 2pp.
Liberty. R[obert] A. Irion to Anna [Raguet] Irion, concerning Sam [Houston Irion's] improved health, and personal matters.
Box Folder
GA2 5 Irion Family Correspondence. General: 1861-1873
Item: 2.5.1
11/25/1861
A.L.S., 2pp.
New Orleans. W[illiam] V. McCray to [Anna Raguet] Irion, concerning family matters, a young man purporting to be "Sam Houston Irion" but found to be a imposter, and his hope to visit Anna in the near future as he has "some customers located in upper Texas."
Item: 2.5.2
[ca. January 1862] /unitdate>
Ms. L. [incomplete], 1p. n.p.
[Anna Raguet Irion] to [William V. McCray] concerning the address of J.C. S[immons], the fact that [Robert Irion] transferred all his land to him before his death, and Anna's desire to get the land back. [On verso: Dr. R. A. Irion, Mount Albans, Nacogdoches, Texas, Alex Dienst, From Judge T----] (Filed in GO2.6)
Item: 2.5.3
2/23/1862
A.L.S. 6pp.
"Camp Valverde. Army N. Mexico Valverde." Henry W. Raguet to "A[lexander] M. Jackson, Asst. Adj't. Genl, Army New Mexico," this is Raguet's account of the Battle of Valverde which took place on Feb. 21, 1862.
Item: 2.5.4
2/23/1862
A.L.S. 6pp.
"Camp Valverde. Army N. Mexico." Henry W. Raguet to "A[lexander] M. Jackson, Asst. Adj't. Genl, Army New Mexico," this is Raguet's account of the Battle of Valverde which took place on Feb. 21, 1862.
Item:
[2/23/1862]
[Letters above appear to be duplicate copies. ]
Item: 2.5.5
2/26/1862
A.L. [incomplete], 2pp.
Nacogdoches. [Anna Raguet Irion] to Dr. John M. Watson, requesting some smallpox vaccine, and concerning land claims transferred by Robert Irion to "Mr. Simmons" and her desire to reach Mr. Simmons to discuss the matter of the claim.
Item: 2.5.6
3/15/1862
A.L. [incomplete], 4pp.
"S. Antonio. 6 Leagues N. East of Albuquerque, N.M." [Henry W. Raguet] to [Anna Irion], relating the events which transpired at the Battle of Valverde on Feb. 21, 1862
Item: 2.5.7
3/22/1862
A.L.S., 2pp.
New Orleans. W[illiam] V. McCray to Anna [Raguet] Irion, telling Anna that it is impossible to reach Mr. Simmons in Paris due to the fact that "Paris is occupied by the advance of the enemy Ten thousand strong," and also concerning personal matters.
Item: 2.5.8
5/12/1862
A.L.S., 2pp.
Nacogdoches. H. H. Edwards to Henry Raguet, concerning a "tribute of respect to the Honored Memory of your deceased Son Major Henry W. Raguet" and the resolution passed by a "Public Meeting of the Citizens of Nacogdoches County" honoring the young Raguet.
Item: 2.5.9
4/25/1867
A.L.S., 3pp.
Nacogdoches. Anna [Raguet] Irion to Captain Jacob Snively, asking him to discourage her son, Robbe, from joining his expedition.
Item: 2.5.10
4/25/1867
A.L.S., 3pp.
Nacogdoches. Anna [Raguet] Irion to Robbe [Irion], asking her son to return home and expressing her despair that "my boy left me without one kind word," and personal matters. Folder 5. Irion Family Correspondence. General: 1861-1873.
Item: 2.5.11
4/25/1867
Envelope addressed to "Capt. Jacob Snively, San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas."
Item: 2.5.12
9/14/1868
A.L.S., 2pp.
Austin. A[lexander] M. Jackson to General W[illiam] P. Hardeman, concerning his contacts with a James L. Johnson of Santa Fe with regard to transferring the remains of Maj. [Henry W. Raguet] back to St. Louis or New Orleans, the expense involved in transferring the body, and the fact that the Major's body was originally interred and "marked" in the Santa Fe graveyard.
Item: 2.5.13
2/19/1869
A.L.S., 1p.
Austin. A[lexander] M. Jackson to General W[illiam] P. Hardeman, concerning communication with his "friend [James] Johnson with regard to Capt. Condy Raguet and his willingness to carry out the Raguet family's wishes."
Item: 2.5.14
7/17/1873
A.L.S., 2pp.
"Luzern. Warran Co. New York." L.M. Thorn to "T.H. Baker -- Comm Pension & C" concerning Henry Raguet's "claim as Pensioner as a soldier in War of 1812 in service of the United States," and the desire to get the pension before "Mr. Raguet leaves for his home in the South."
Box Folder
GA2 6 Irion Family Correspondence. General: Undated
Item: 2.6.1
n.d.
Letter fragment, 1p. n.p.
J[ohn] T[homson] Mason to Dr. Robert A. Irion, concerning personal and business matters.
Item: 2.6.2
n.d.
Ms. D. [incomplete], 3pp. n.p.
Instructions to the Consuls of the Republic of Texas concerning the abolished passport system.
Item: 2.6.3
n.d.
Ms. L. [incomplete], 4pp. n.p.
This message concerns the Little Penn claims by the British.
Item: 2.6.4
n.d.
Ms. N. [incomplete], 1p. n.p.
This is a note speaking of some unidentified person's character.
Item: 2.6.5
n.d.
Ms. N. [incomplete], 1p. n.p.
This note is to the "Editor of The Chronicle" speaking of the efforts of Col. [Henry] Raguet to "promote the advancement" of the first Committee of Safety in 1835.
Item: 2.6.6
n.d.
Ms. D., 2pp. n.p.
The "Classification of Articles Introduced into the Mexican U.S." is a list of articles, which are duty free, articles which are prohibited, and articles which are subject to duty.
Box Folder
GO2 6 Oversize Materials From: Sam Houston and the Irion Family Correspondence
Item: GO2.6.1
6/1/1837
A.L.S., 4pp.
City of Houston. Sam Houston to Anna Raguet, asking Anna to preserve "all communication" made by him to her father while Raguet was "'chairman of the committee of vigilance, and safety'" so that "the Truth of History may appear" for the future. Houston further speaks of his desire to "Save my country, and see her happy," and personal matters.
Item: GO2.6.2
6/20/1837
A.L.S., 2pp.
Nacogdoches, Texas. Anna Raguet to Sam Houston, concerning her attempts to locate the papers Houston requested and her discovery that they "are in the possession of those persons who have Mr. Reid's papers," two U.S. officers sent by Col. Massy to "ascertain whether the Caddos are aggressors nor not," her belief that they will find enough evidence to warrant troops in Nacogdoches, a pamphlet circulating attempts to defame Houston, and personal matters.
Item: GO2.6.3
8/18/1836
A.L.S., 3pp.
Philadelphia. Anna [Raguet] to Henry Raguet, concerning her visit to Newtown and Philadelphia, various relatives, "the gallant General" [Houston] and "our dear friend" [Robert A.] Irion, and personal matters.
Item: GO2.6.4
4/30/1837
A.L.S., 2pp.
Nacogdoches. [Gen.] Thomas J. Rusk to [Robert] A. Irion, concerning Indian relations in Texas with emphasis on the Caddos and the Cherokees.
Item: GO2.6.5
8/16/1837
A.L.S., 3pp.
Charleston, S.C. [James] Pinckney Henderson to [Robert Anderson] Irion concerning his prolonged stay in Charleston due to the "difficulty of obtaining money throughout the U.S.," the fact that "all the Great men of this region are our good friends," General [James] Hamilton's desire to visit Texas, Henderson's determination that it would be prudent to return to Texas next spring (there is no place he feels so well satisfied as in Texas), asks Irion to speak to the president, show him this letter, and ask Houston to give him the instructions to return accordingly, also personal matters.
Item: GO2.6.6
8/22/1837
A.L.S., 3pp.
Nacogdoches, Henry Raguet to [Robert] A. Irion, concerning Irion's attempt at obtaining payment for the claim Raguet made against the government, the "wretched climate of the location of the Seat of Government," the failure of "a few" who have attempted to destroy the people's confidence in [Houston's] leadership, the opposition in Eastern Texas to "the Tariff bill," and personal matters.
Item: GO2.6.7
10/11/1837
A.L.S., 2p.
London, England. J[ames] Pinckney Henderson to [Robert] A. Irion, stated first dispatch concerning general diplomatic affairs. [On page two is Henderson's second dispatch to Irion dated 11/11/1837 concerning the hope of the "capitalists of England" that Texas would pay off the Mexican bonds they owed in return for the recognition of the Republic of Texas.]
Item: GO2.6.8
1/20/1838
A.L.S., 1p.
London, England. J[ames] Pinckney Henderson to R[obert] A. Irion, concerning England's delay in recognizing the Republic of Texas and Henderson's plans to go to France.
Item: GO2.6.9
3/8/1838
A.L.S., 1p.
London. J[ames] Pinckney Henderson to R[obert] A[nderson] Irion, concerning Lord Palmerston's inquiries about Texas and Henderson's lack of information due to the absence of any communication from Texas, the proposed commercial treaty between Texas and England, the prospect that Henderson will not be able to leave England for twelve months "as this Gov't. will scarcely recognize Texas before that time," and personal matters.
Item: GO2.6.10
8/7/1838
A.L.S., 3pp.
City of Houston. R[obert] A. Irion to Anson Jones, concerning the Convention of Indemnity between the U.S. and Texas, the "Pocket" and "Durango" affairs, the annexation question, Texas northern boundaries, build up of the army of the United States along the Texas border "for the protection of their South Western Frontier," Indian affairs and personal matters.
Item: GO2.6.11
11/28/1838
A.L.S., 1p.
City of Houston. R[obert] A. Irion to Fairfax [Catlett], accepting his resignation from "the office of Secretary of the Legation of the Republic of Texas."
Item: GO2.6.12
12/5/1839
A.L.S., 4pp.
Houston. Ellen [Reily] to Anna Raguet, concerning social life in Houston and Nacogdoches and personal affairs including a mention of Anna "soon to be marrying" a military hero and going to Natchitoches. A note by James Reily is included concerning personal matters.
Item: GO2.6.13
1/27/1840
A.L.S., 3pp.
Austin. Sam Houston to R[obert] A[nderson] Irion, concerning Houston's pending marriage which is to take place "previous to the 15 of February," his dislike of Austin as the seat of government, his concern that Texas will fall into ruin if God should withdraw His "kind favor," the inability of the people to pay the taxes that "must be placed on them," Major Robert's mistreatment of Houston and the house he is to build for Houston, and personal matters.

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Series III. Legal and Financial Records, 1838-1858
0.50 inches (1 folder, 9 items)

Land titles, stock certificates, and marriage license. Arranged chronologically.
Box Folder
GA2 7 Legal and Financial Records: General: 1838-1858
Item: 2.7.1
1/28/1838
Ms. D., 1p.
[Galveston]. A certificate of Stock granting R[obert] A. Irion "one share No. 53, in the city of Galveston." This certificate is a "supposed copy of a Certificate of Trustees' Stock supposed to be lost."
Item: 2.7.2
2/8/1838
Ms. D., 2pp.
Mount Sterling. A certificate signed by H[arriet] M. Durst and John Durst, transferring a "parcel of ground in the Town of Mount Sterling on the Angelina River" to Anna Raguet. It is signed and attested to by Daniel Lacey, Clerk of the County Court.
Item: 2.7.3
12/17/1838
Ms. D., 2pp.
Nacogdoches. This is a list of the items and the process of gifts given to the Indians totaling $101.42, which is due Henry Raguet. On the reverse side is a notarized statement dated 3/29/1838 signed by Henry Raguet and ascribed to by Charles Taylor. There is also a note signed on 3/29/1939 by Sam Houston ordering that this bill be "audited paid and charged to Indian accounts."
Item: 2.7.4
3/30/1840
Ms. D., 2pp.
"Republic of Texas, County of Nacogdoches." This is the marriage license of R[obert] A[nderson] Irion and Anna Raguet signed by "David Lacey, Clerk Co. Court." On the reverse side of this document is the certificate of marriage dated 3/29/1840, signed by Adolphus Sterne [Justice of the Peace].
Item: 2.7.5
2/27/1845
Ms. N., 1p. n.p.
A. note stating that the bearer will promise to pay Samuel K. Sallee the sum of $400.00 at 10% per annum until the full sum is paid.
Item: 2.7.6
4/1/1851
Ms. N., 1p.
Nacogdoches. A note stating that the bearer will pay Robert Irion the sum of $91,020.00 "on or before the first day of March, 1852."
Item: 2.7.7
4/1/1851
Ms. N., 1p.
Nacogdoches. A note stating that the bearer will pay Robert Irion the sum of $91,020.00 "on or before the first day of March, 1854."
Item: 2.7.8
7/12/1858
Ms. D., 2pp.
"State of Texas. County of Nacogdoches." A document signed by Charles M. Raguet appointing Robert A. Irion "my agent & attorney in fact, to sell transfer alienate in my name" various property. On the reverse side is the notary statement by Charles S. Taylor and the seal of the County of Nacogdoches.
Item: 2.7.9
n.d.
Ms. N., 4pp. n.p.
This note deals with various land claims along the Red River in the 1830's, their terrain, the colonists, and the crops they are most suited for.

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Series IV. Medical Records, 1826-[1861]
0.50 inches (2 folders, 21 items)

Medical prescriptions, records, and medical school notes of Dr. Robert A. Irion. arranged chronologically, many undated items.
Box Folder
GA2 8 Medical Records. General: 1825-[1861]
Item: 2.8.1
6/1849
Ms. N., 1p. n.p.
The directions for mixture and dosage of an "excellent antibilious pills."
Item: 2.8.2
n.d.
Ms. N., 1p. n.p.
This note concerns "Dr. R.A. Irion's comp[ound] Ext[ract] [of] Texas Sarsap[arilla]," the illness it is known to cure, its dosage, and the fact it is sold by Charles M. Raguet, "Druggist Apothecary, Nacogdoches, Texas."
Item: 2.8.3
n.d.
Ms. N., 1p. n.p.
A note that concerns the illness [Dr. Irion's] Texas "Sarasparilla - Alterative Tonic" is known to cure.
Item: 2.8.4
n.d.
Ms. N., 1p. n.p.
This is a list of four different sizes of bottles, the quantity of each size, the shape of each size, and the inscription that is to go on each size.
Item: 2.8.5
n.d.
A.N.S, 1p.
Nacogdoches, Texas. This deals with "Dr. R.A. Irion's Compound Croton Liniment," its dosage, and the illnesses it is known to cure.
Item: 2.8.6
n.d.
A.N.S, 3pp.
Nacogdoches, Texas. This is a "List of Labels and Directions" of eight medicines including "Dr. R.A. Irion's Tonic Bitters," "Dr. R.A. Irion's compound Preparation of Sarsaparilla," "Dr. R.A. Irion's Compound Croton Liniment [sic]," "Dr. R.A. Irion's Cholera, Diarrhea and Dysentary Mixture," "Dr. R.A. Irion's Antibilious Pills," "Dr. Irion's Compound Texas Essence of Ginger," and "Dr. R.A. Irion's Eyewater."
Item: 2.8.7
n.d.
Ms. N., 1p. n.p.
This concerns making allowances for different ages in administering [Dr. R.A. Irion's Compound Extract of Texas Sarsaparilla].
Item: 2.8.8
n.d.
Ms. N., 1p. n.p.
The directions for the mixture of medicine for a child "when the operations are too frequent in flux."
Item: 2.8.9
n.d.
Ms. N., 2pp.
Nacogdoches, Texas. This concerns "Dr. R.A. Irion's compound Extract of Texas Sarsaparilla," its dosage, the illnesses it is known to cure, and the fact it is sold by Charles M. Raguet, "Druggist and Apothecary, Nacogdoches, Texas."
Item: 2.8.10
n.d.
Ms. N., 2pp. n.p.
The directions for administering and mixing of "Dr. R.A. Irion's Cholera Mixture."
Item: 2.8.11
n.d.
Ms. N., 1p. n.p.
This is a list of various items needed for medicinal purposes.
Item: 2.8.12
n.d.
Ms. N., 1p. n.p.
These are the directions for mixing a particular medication.
Item: 2.8.13
n.d.
Ms. N., 1p. n.p.
"Judge Baxter's Receipt for the Dyspepsia Label Tonic Laxative," directions for a "certain cure for indigestion."
Item: 2.8.14
n.d.
Ms. N., 1p. n.p.
The directions for mixture and dosage of an "excellent antibilious pill."
Item: 2.8.15
n.d.
Ms. N., 1p.
Nacogdoches, Texas. The directions for administration of "Dr. R.A. Irion's cholera, Diarrhea and Dysentery Mixture."
Item: 2.8.16
n.d.
Ms. N., 1p. n.p.
The directions for mixture and administration of "Elixir Prossetatis."
Item: 2.8.17
n.d.
Ms. N., 1p. n.p.
"Receipt for Sealing Paste/Mr. Cane."
Item: 2.8.18
n.d.
Ms. N., 1p. n.p.
The directions for mixture and administration of "Dr. R.A. Irion's Cholera Preparation."
Item: 2.8.19
n.d.
Ms. N., 1p. n.p.
The directions for mixture and administration of "Dr. R.A. Irion's Cholera Preparation." Same as item #18 except for the inclusion of 3 oz. of carbonated soda in the mixture.
Item: 2.8.20
n.d.
Ms. N., 1p. n.p.
This note concerns several medications and their usefulness against various maladies.
Box Folder
GA2 9 Medical Records. Medical School Notes: 1825-1826
Item: 2.9.1
1825-1826
Bound manuscript, [393 leaves],"Notes from Drakes Lectures." Includes inset loose two page note, "Wound of toe causes Epilepsy…" Robert A. Irion's notes while attending Dr. Daniel Drake's lectures in the theory and practice of medicine at Transylvania University. Several pages are blank between lecture dates.

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Series V. Miscellany, 1826-1874
1.5 inches (2 folders, 27 items)

Photographs, negative photostatic documents, business cards, broadsides, booklet, printed materials, and printed proclamations relating to or collected by the Irion Family. Arranged chronologically, many undated items.
Box Folder
GA2 10 Miscellany: Miscellaneous: 1826-1929
Item: 2.10.1
2/24/1826
Ms. N.., 1p.
This is the front cover of Robert A. Irion's dissertation for "the Degree of Doctor of Medicine" at Transylvania University titled, "The Relations between the Vascular and Nervous System."
Item: 2.10.2
3/11/1826
Negative photostatic document, 1p.
Transylvania University. Robert Anderson Irion's medical degree diploma. (Filed in GO2.7)
Item: 2.10.3
3/1826,
Negative photostatic document, 1p.
Transylvania University. Robert Anderson Irion's certificate of membership into the Societas Medicae Lexingtoniensis. (Filed in GO2.7)
Item: 2.10.4
ca. 1830
A.L.S., 5pp. n.p.
Sam Houston to "the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee," a "Copy of Memorial for Divorce by Houston," which requests the General assembly to sanction his divorce from Eliza H. Allen Houston. [Previously dated 4/1837, revised to ca. 1830.]
Item: 2.10.5
12/22/1836
Negative egative photostatic document, 1p.
Columbia [Texas]. Passport for R[obert] A[nderson] Irion to "fully and safely to pass to and return from the United States." (Filed in GO2.7)
Item: 2.10.6
10/7/1837
Broadside, 1p. n.p.
A proclamation by Sam Houston calling for a special election in the "County of Refugio" to fill a vacant seat in the Texas Republic's House of Representatives on "Saturday the 21st instant."
Item: 2.10.7
11/13/1837
Negative photostatic document, 1p. n.p.
Document appointing Robert Anderson Irion to the office of Secretary of State for the Republic of Texas. (Filed in GO2.7)
Item: 2.10.8
12/2/1837
Broadside, 1p. n.p.
A proclamation by Sam Houston in Spanish, giving authority to civil and military employees to intercede and punish those citizens involved in unlawfully taking livestock from Mexican citizens on the other side of the Colorado River and also giving them the authority to return the stolen livestock or to give adequate restitution to the Mexican citizens.
Item: 2.10.9
10/21/1854
Ms. N., 1p. n.p.
This is a memorandum concerning a trial concerning the right of the Congress of Coahuila and Texas, as a sovereign state, to dispose of public domains.
Item: 2.10.10
2/13/1857
Ms., 4pp. n.p.
This is a copy of "the Spirit of Gen. Thomas J. Rusk of Texas (who committed suicide), made thro' Mrs. Conant. Boston, Jan. 28/1858 reported in the Banner of Light Feb, 13, 1858."
Item: 2.10.11
[1861]
16pp.
The Farmer's, Merchant's and Soldier's Almanac and Pocket Calendar for the year 1862. Published by J. A. Carpenter, at the Office of the Confederate News, Jefferson, Texas.
Item: 2.10.12
5/10/1862
Ms.D., 3pp.
Nacogdoches County. A resolution passed by a "Public Meeting of the Citizens of Nacogdoches County" honoring Maj. Henry W. Raguet. Folder 10. Miscellany: Miscellaneous: 1826-1929.
Item: 2.10.13
5/18/1862
Envelope that contained "Col. Riley's order [to] March to San Antonio" and remarks about Major H.W. Raguet."
Item: 2.10.14
n.d.
Business card of "R.A. Irion, M.D.," announcing the opening of his office at Number 359, Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans.
Item: 2.10.15
n.d.
Business card of "Raguet and Fry, Bankers, Marshall, Texas" which wishes patrons a "Happy New Year."
Item: 2.10.16
n.d.
Envelope addressed to "Honorable R.A. Irion, Secretary of State of the Republic of Texas, Houston." From Gen. Henderson.
Item: 2.10.17
n.d.
A blank sheet of paper with Sam Houston's signature, F.W. Gray's signature and Robert A. Irion's initials. Possibly it was originally an envelope as it has "From Dr. Irion to the President," and sealing wax on it. (Filed in GO2.6)
Item: 2.10.18
n.d.
A blank sheet of paper with Sam Houston's signature. (Filed in GO2.6)
Item: 2.10.19
ca. November 1929
[Dallas Morning News], The News Magazine Supplement, 4pp.
""'The Belle of New Orleans' Is What Sam Houston Wrote of Woman He Loved,"" on p. 6. (Filed in GO2.7)
Item: 2.10.20
ca. November 1929
[Dallas Morning News], The News Magazine Supplement, 4pp.
"Interesting Revelations in Life of Great Texan" [about Sam Houston], on p. 6. (Filed in GO2.7)
Item: 2.10.21
ca. November 1929
[Dallas Morning News], The News Magazine Supplement, 4pp.
"Sam Houston Was a Busy Man, Additional Letters of the Pioneer Statesman," on p. 6. (Filed in GO2.7)
Item: 2.10.22
12/15/1929
Newspaper feature section, Dallas Morning News, 6pp.
"Dr. Irion, the 'Col. House of Republic,'" on p. 3. (Filed in GO2.7)
Box Folder
GO2 7 Oversize Materials From: Miscellany. Miscellaneous
Item: GO2.7.1
2/11/1826
Negative photostatic document, 1p.
Transylvania University. Robert Anderson Irion's medical degree diploma.
Item: GO2.7.2
3/1826
Negative photostatic document, 1p.
Transylvania University. Robert Anderson Irion's certificate of membership into the Societas Medicae Lexingtoniensis.
Item: GO2.7.3
12/22/1836
Negative photostatic document, 1p.
Columbia [Texas]. Passport for R[obert] A[nderson] Irion to "fully and safely to pass to and return from the United States."
Item: GO2.7.4
11/13/1837
Negative photostatic document, 1p. n.p.
Document appointing Robert Anderson Irion to the office of Secretary of State for the Republic of Texas.
Item: GO2.7.5
2/11/1826
Negative photostatic document, 1p.
Transylvania University. Robert Anderson Irion's medical degree diploma.
Item: GO2.7.6
3/1826
Negative photostatic document, 1p.
Transylvania University. Robert Anderson Irion's certificate of membership into the Societas Medicae Lexingtoniensis.
Item: GO2.7.7
12/22/1836
Negative photostatic document, 1p.
Columbia [Texas]. Passport for R[obert] A[nderson] Irion to "fully and safely to pass to and return from the United States."
Item: GO2.7.8
11/13/1837
Negative photostatic document, 1p. n.p.
Document appointing Robert Anderson Irion to the office of Secretary of State for the Republic of Texas.
Item: GO2.7.9
2/15/1929
Newspaper feature section, Dallas Morning News, 6pp.
"Dr. Irion, the 'Col. House of Republic,'" on p. 3.
Item: GO2.7.10
ca. November 1929
[Dallas Morning News], The News Magazine Supplement, 4pp.
"'The Belle of New Orleans' Is What Sam Houston Wrote of Woman He Loved", on p. 6.
Item: GO2.7.11
ca. November 1929
[Dallas Morning News], The News Magazine Supplement, 4pp.
"Interesting Revelations in Life of Great Texan" [about Sam Houston], on p. 6.
Item: GO2.7.12
ca. November 1929
[Dallas Morning News], The News Magazine Supplement, 4pp.
"Sam Houston Was a Busy Man, Additional Letters of the Pioneer Statesman," on p. 6.
Box Folder
GA2 11 Miscellany: Photographs: 1874, n.d.
Item: 2.11.1
n.d.
Black and white photograph of large live oak tree leaves [1836] that Sam Houston sent to Anna Raguet after his victory at San Jacinto taken by Bill Edwards Photography, Dallas.
Item: 2.11.2
n.d.
Black and white photograph of manuscript poem [1/1/1837], 2pp.
Columbia [Texas]. The poem written by [Sam Houston] for Anna [Raguet] titled "March, Chieftain."
Item: 2.11.3
n.d.
Black and white photograph of [1/1/1837] A.L.S., 2pp.
Columbia, Texas. Sam Houston to [Anna Raguet], concerning his hesitancy to send her "some stanzas for criticism," and personal matters.
Item: 2.11.4
n.d.
Black and white photograph of envelope addressed to "Miss Anna W. Raguet, Nacogdoches, Texas" dated January 1, 1837.
Item: 2.11.5
ca. 1874
Black and white photograph of Anna Raguet Irion taken by "Rockwood Photographer, 17 Union Square (West) N.Y."

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