A Guide to the Edward Burleson, Sr. Papers, 1835-1853, 1922
Edward Burleson, Sr. (1798-1851), member of Stephen Fuller Austin’s second colony; military commander at San Jacinto, in the Cherokee War, and during the Mexican War; and politician who served as vice president of the Republic of Texas (1841) and state senator (1846-1851).
Correspondence, deeds, legal documents, and article of agreement concern the career of Edward Burleson, Sr. The papers relate to Texan military activities before and during 1836, the Cherokee War, the Mexican War, and slave transactions. A letter from David S. Kaufman to General Burleson concerns Kaufman’s reelection to the Texas Congress and request for Burleson to support his election as Speaker. Five items are original documents, and the rest are copies.
Edward Burleson, Sr. Papers, 1835-1853, 1922, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Detailed Description of the Papers