University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the H. M. Henderson Papers, 1804-1903, 1931



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Henderson, Harry McCorry
Title: Henderson, H. M., Papers
Dates: 1804-1903, 1931
Abstract: Comprising correspondence, patents, land titles, commissions, and a speech, the H. M. Henderson Papers, 1804-1903, 1931, document the assignment and exchange of property and political appointments in 19th century Texas and Alabama.
Accession No.: 1954
Extent: 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English and Spanish.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Native Texan, historian, and Lieutenant Colonel Harry McCorry Henderson retired from the U. S. Army in 1945 after 28 years of infantry service and devoted himself to researching Texas history, particularly military history. He published several books, including History of the 141st Infantry, 36th Infantry Division, Texas National Guard (1950) Colonel Jack Hays, Texas Ranger (1954), Hood’s Texas Brigade (1955), and Texas In The Confederacy (1955). A member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas and the Texas Historical Association, Henderson also contributed articles to Southwestern Historical Quarterly.


Scope and Contents

Comprising correspondence, patents, land titles, commissions, and a speech, the H. M. Henderson Papers, 1804-1903, 1931, document the assignment and exchange of property and political appointments in 19th century Texas and Alabama. Land grants, titles, and patents (1830-1903) pertain to property in Bexar, Anderson, and Presidio County, Texas, including several titles of George Antonio Nixon. The collection also includes a Spanish will for Salvador Rodriquez (1804); a letter of endorsement and an appointment from Alabama governor Robert Miller Patton for Colonel James L. Tait (1868, 1872); and the gubernatorial appointment of Daniel Murphy as sheriff of Reeves County, Texas (1896). Additionally, a 1931 speech commemorates the construction of the Alamo Ditch in San Antonio.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Henderson, Harry McCorry -- Archives
Murphy, Daniel
Nixon, George A. (George Antonio), 1781-1843
Rodriguez, Salvador
Tait, James L.
Subjects
Deeds -- Texas
Land grants -- Texas
Places
Alabama -- Politics and government -- 19th century
Anderson County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century
Bexar County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century
Presidio County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century
San Antonio (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

H. M. Henderson Papers, 1804-1903, 1931, 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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2D274 Papers, 1804-1931