University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Thomas Jefferson Green Papers, 1835-1838



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Green, Thomas Jefferson
Title: Green, Thomas Jefferson Papers
Dates: 1835-1838
Abstract: Correspondence, financial papers, and commission of Thomas Jefferson Green (1802-1863), soldier, legislator, and planter. Thomas Green organized the Texas Land Company and moved to Texas in 1836 but abandoned the colonization project to serve in the Texas army. After being commissioned brigadier general, he returned to the United States to raise volunteers, money, and ammunition for the Texas cause.
Extent: 65 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Thomas Jefferson Green (1802-1863), soldier, legislator, and planter, attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, and after was elected to the General Assembly in North Carolina in 1823. Soon afterward he went to Florida, became a planter, and served as a representative in the Florida legislature. He married Sarah Wharton in Nashville, Tennessee, on January 8, 1830; they had one son, Wharton Jackson Green. Sarah died in 1835.

Thomas Green organized the Texas Land Company and moved to Texas in 1836 but abandoned the colonization project to serve in the Texas army. After being commissioned brigadier general, he returned to the United States to raise volunteers, money, and ammunition for the Texas cause. Beginning on October 3, 1836, Green represented Bexar County in the Texas House of Representatives.

Background information taken from the Handbook of Texas Online.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, financial papers, and commission of Thomas Jefferson Green relate to Green's public career in Texas; his business affairs in Florida; raising of troops and funds in the United States; and letters accepting commissions in the Republic of Texas Army. Also included is a green letter, dated Republic of Texas, County of Brazoria, June 23, 1838, as "[Late?] Brig Genl Texas Army," certifying military service of Oliver Hale in 1836.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Green, Thomas J. (Thomas Jefferson), 1802-1863
Benton, Jesse
Burnet, David Gouverneur, 1789-1870
Edwards, Monroe, 1808-1847
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863
Subjects
Texas--History--Republic, 1836-1846
Real estate investment
Land speculation
Land use
Texas--History--Revolution, 1835-1836
Places
Tallahassee (Fla.)
New Orleans (La.)
Natchez (Miss.)
New York (N.Y.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas Jefferson Green Papers, 1835-1838, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2D222 Papers, 1835-1838