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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

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 Secretary of State (Texas) Miscellany, 1835-1896



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas. Secretary of State -- Archives
Title: Secretary of State (Texas) Miscellany,
Dates: 1835-1896
Abstract: The Secretary of State (Texas) Miscellany, 1835-1896, comprises photocopies of assorted correspondence and official appointment documents related to the Secretary of State office in the 19th century.
Extent: 19 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The Constitution of 1845 established the state office, which replaced a similar office under the Republic of Texas. The Constitution of 1876 officially renamed the position and established it as the office of secretary of state. The office’s major duties include attesting the governor’s signature; affixing the state seal to proclamations, commissions, and other documents; and acting as chief election officer. Some early secretaries of state include Allison Mayfield, T.H. Bowman, J.D. Templeton, and A.J. Searcy.

Source:

Smith, Dick, and Laurie E. Jasinski. “Secretary of State.” Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed February 28, 2011.

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Scope and Contents

The Secretary of State (Texas) Miscellany, 1835-1896, comprises photocopies of assorted correspondence and official appointment documents related to the Secretary of State office in the 19th century. The correspondence is from companies and other government departments, both in Texas and other states such as Colorado, Illinois, and Iowa.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Mayfield, Allison
Bowman, T. H. (Thornton Hardie), 1843-1905
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas. Secretary of State -- Archives
Places
Austin (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century
Texas -- Politics and government -- 19th century

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Secretary of State Miscellany, 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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3H74 Texas Secretary of State Miscellany

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