University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Texas Declaration of Independence Autograph Collection, 1822-1881, 1929-1952



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Convention of 1836
Title: Texas Declaration of Independence, Autograph Collection
Dates: 1822-1881, 1929-1952
Abstract: The Texas Declaration of Independence Autograph Collection, 1822-1881, 1929-1952, includes photostats of the Texas Declaration of Independence and photocopies of documents containing some of the signers’ signatures (1822-1881), as well as newspaper clippings, correspondence, and memorandum by historians about the Texas Declaration of Independence (1929-1952).
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The Texas Declaration of Independence formally declared the autonomy of the Republic of Texas from Mexico during the Texas Revolution. A committee, led by George C. Childress (1804-1841) and including James Gaines, Edward Conrad, Collin McKinney, and Bailey Hardeman, drafted the document on March 1, 1836 during the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos. On March 2nd, 54 delegates, each representing one Texas settlement, approved and signed the declaration. Five copies were made of the original document and dispatched to Bexar, Goliad, Nacogdoches, Brazoria, and San Felipe.

Source:

Texas State Library & Archives Commission. “Texas Declaration of Independence.” Texas State Library & Archives Commission. (accessed October 18, 2010).


Scope and Contents

The Texas Declaration of Independence Autograph Collection, 1822-1881, 1929-1952, includes photostats of the Texas Declaration of Independence and photocopies of documents containing some of the signers’ signatures (1822-1881), as well as newspaper clippings, correspondence, and memorandum by historians about the Texas Declaration of Independence (1929-1952).


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Childress, George Campbell, 1804-1841
Subjects
Texas. Declaration of Independence.
Texas. Declaration of Independence -- Signers.
Places
Texas -- History -- Revolution, 1835-1836

Related Material

See also Texas Declaration of Independence.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Declaration of Independence Autograph Collection, 1822-1881, 1929-1952, 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

box
2D54 Clippings, letters, memoranda, 1929-1952
Photocopies, 1822-1881