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Descriptive Summary

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 Britton Collection of Texana, 1818-1846, 1864-1866, 1885



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Britton, James L., II
Title: Britton Collection of Texana
Dates: 1818-1846, 1864-1866, 1885
Abstract: The Britton Collection of Texana, 1818-1846, 1864-1866, 1885, is comprised mainly of documents, letters, broadsides, maps, treasury notes, and similar materials relating to Texas history, especially the Republic of Texas period (1836-1845).
Accession No.: 2003-099; 2005-038; 2006-092
Extent: ca. 216 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

The Britton Collection of Texana, 1818-1846, 1864-1866, 1885, is comprised mainly of documents, letters, broadsides, maps, treasury notes, and similar materials relating to Texas history, especially the Republic of Texas period (1836-1845). Included in the collection are sixteen items by Stephen F. Austin, thirteen items by David G. Burnet, nine items by Mirabeau B. Lamar, and nine items by Sam Houston. Additionally, the collection contains papers written by students in Dr. Gracy’s Seminar in Forged Historical Documents pertaining to the historic materials found in the collection as well as DVD copies of Power Point presentations for the students’ papers.

A special item of note in the collection is an autographed letter from Stephen F. Austin to Sam Houston, November 21, 1836, regarding the translation and publication of a pamphlet that gives the history of the military movements and views of the enemy during the invasion of Texas by the Mexican Army. Also found in the papers is a "Secret Joint Resolution authorizing the President to send a Commission to Mexico," authored by David Burnet and Mirabeau B. Lamar, concerning the establishment of amicable relations with Mexico, September 27, 1841. Furthermore, the collection contains a certified copy of the Convention of 1838 between the Republic of Texas and the United States to establish the boundary between the two, April 25, 1838, as well as documents of Major General Sam Houston to President of the Republic of Texas David G. Burnet containing a detailed account of the Battle of San Jacinto, 1836.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836
Burnet, David Gouverneur, 1789-1870
Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte, 1798-1859
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. School of Information
Texas. Convention (1838)
Subjects
Historical documents
Forgeries
Places
Texas--History--Republic, 1836-1846--Maps
Texas--History--Republic, 1836-1846--Sources
Texas--History--Republic, 1836-1846--Miscellanea
Texas--History--Sources--Forgeries

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Britton Collection of Texana, 1818-1846, 1864-1866, 1885, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed. Contact repository for more 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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2A62 Britton Collection of Texana
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2W24-25 Britton Collection of Texana
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2W26 Documents for Gracy's Fakes & Forgeries class, spring 2004
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2W27-2W28 Britton Collection of Texana

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