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Ira Randolph Lewis Papers

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ira Randolph Lewis Papers



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lewis, Ira Randolph
Title: Ira Randolph Lewis Papers
Dates: 1813-1850
Abstract Business and personal papers of early Texas official Ira Randolph Lewis, including accounts, legal documents, and correspondence.
Extent 1 ft., 2 in.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Ira Randolph Lewis was born in Virginia on September 25, 1800. He was educated in Cincinnati, Ohio, and lived for several years in Mississippi and Louisiana before moving to Texas in 1831. He went first to San Felipe de Austin, then to Cole's Settlement, then to Anahuac, and finally to Matagorda County. He was a prominent lawyer and a member of the Consultation and the General Council of the provisional government. While he was serving on the council in February 1836, he was commissioned a colonel and appointed to raise funds and men from the United States, where he spent the greater part of that year. In 1842 he served as a volunteer in the campaign against Adrián Woll. He married Eliza Julia Hune in 1822, and the couple had four children. Lewis died in August 1867 at the home of his daughter Cora and son-in-law, Moses Austin Bryan, at Independence, Washington County.

[from The Handbook of Texas]

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Scope and Contents

Business and personal papers of early Texas official Ira Randolph Lewis, including accounts, legal documents, and correspondence.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ira Randolph Lewis Papers, 1813-1850, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Ira Randolph Lewis Papers

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2E360 Business accounts and personal letters, 1813-1835
Letter to Major Ira R. Lewis, San Felipe, Texas, January 26, 1835
Letter from William Bryan to Ira R. Lewis concerning the unfavorable loan terms afforded to the Republic of Texas, October 2, 1841
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2E361 Business and personal letters and legal documents, 1836-1842
Correspondence for Yale University
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2E362 Personal letters
Business accounts
Legal documents, 1843-1873, 1879, and undated

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