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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the George Sutherland Papers, 1830-1884



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sutherland (George)
Title: Sutherland (George) Papers
Dates: 1830-1884
Abstract: George Sutherland, soldier and merchant, represented the new Jackson County in the Second Congress of the Republic of Texas (1837) participated in the campaign against Rafael Vásquez (1842), and served in the House of the Ninth Congress (1844). Letters, land papers, legal documents, and a bible comprise the papers.
Accession No.: 1932
Extent: 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

George Sutherland (1787?-1855) moved to Texas from Alabama in 1830 and settled in Jackson Municipality. In 1832 he became a member of the Committee of Correspondence and Inquiry, which dealt with the Anahuac Disturbances that precipitated the Texas Revolution. He represented Matagorda Municipality at the conventions of 1832 and 1833 and founded a merchandise enterprise in 1834 at Santa Anna (later Texana). Though Sutherland was elected to the Consultation of 1835, he had joined the revolutionary army and was therefore unable to attend. He participated in the battles at Runaway Scrape and San Jacinto. Returning to political life after his military service, Sutherland represented the new Jackson County in the Second Congress of the Republic of Texas (1837) participated in the campaign against Rafael Vásquez (1842), and served in the House of the Ninth Congress (1844). In 1848 Sutherland became county commissioner of Jackson County.

Source: Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Sutherland, George," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/SS/fsu6.html (accessed July 28, 2010).

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Scope and Contents

Letters, land papers, legal documents, and a bible comprise the George Sutherland Papers, 1830-1884. The collection relates to the death of Mrs. Frances Sutherland’s son at the Alamo, military affairs, and land transactions by and within the Sutherland family. Additionally, the bible contains history about the Sutherland family.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Sutherland, George, 1787?-1855--Archives.
Andrews, John
Day, Jeremiah, 1773-1867
Hinkson, John
Sutherland, Frances
Sutherland, John
Sutherland, Thomas S.
Sutherland, William
Subjects
Land grants--Texas
Places
Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.)--Siege, 1836
Brown County (Tex.)
Jackson County (Tex.)
Lavaca (Tex.)
San Antonio (Tex.)
Texana (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Sutherland Papers, 1830-1884, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Subsequent revisions were made by Mark Thomas, October 1988.

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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2K328 Papers, 1830-1884
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4L868 Bible

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