This collection contains pieces printed by Samuel Bangs, generally recognized as the first printer in Texas whose work survives. Most of these were assembled by a rare books dealer for James L. Britton, III, who donated them to SHSU.
Carvajal, Jose Maria Jesus; Mexico; Texas; Patriotism
(CARVAJAL, JOSE MARIA JESUS) Texas patriot who published the Mexican Laws in English and Spanish. El Mosquito Mexicano, Mexico, January 21, 1840. An account of Sr. Carvajal's abortive efforts to establish an independent Mexican...
Britton Hispanic Texana Collection, 1546-1877
GUERRERO, VICENTE. Broadside, Mexico, September 15, 1829. In a landmark decree, unknown to Streeter, Mexico abolishes slavery and becomes the first Western Hemisphere state to do so. 1...
Thirty documents represents original papers signed by a number of Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300"[among the earliest Anglo settlers]. They were assembled by a rare books dealer for James L. Britton, III, who donated them to SHSU.
GRANT. To: Jeremiah WORSHAM, August 1, 1845. From: Sam HOUSTON, President, Republic of Texas. Granting land in Montgomery County. No. 164, Vol. 2, 1st Class, Signed SAM HOUSTON, also, T. W. WARD, Commissioner. 2pp. 15 x 12 1/2
LAND SCRIPT, Republic of Texas, No. 778, for 320 acres of land, issued to Thomas TOBY from Sam HOUSTON, President, December 20, 1836. Verso, transferred to David Fay of Brooklyn, New York, his legal representative, signed, Sam C. Reid....
LOYALTY OATH. To: W. T. ROBINSON, Merchant of Walker County, at Galveston, Texas, July 12, 1865. From: H. (?) BEARD, Captain and Provost Marshal. This post-Civil War document attests that the signatory "will support, protect, and...
SAM HOUSTON, Treasury Warrant No. 494 for $95.62, pay to the order of William Dikeman, for protection of the frontier, Captain Herron's company. February 3rd, 1860, signed by Sam Houston. Also signed by C. H. Randolph. 2pp. 3 1/2 x 8
E.M. PEASE, Hartford, January 15, 1834, letter addressed to Major Gideon WELLES, Washington City. Discusses Connecticut politics and family life, in addition to interesting passage relating to Daniel Webster. 4pp. 8 x 12
[CIVIL WAR] N.J.T. DANA, Major General, letter dateline Head Quarters U.S. Forces, Texas, Matagorda Peninsula, January 18, 1864, to Major General E.O.C. ORD, Commander 13th Corp, New Orleans, reporting his activities after taking...
Houston, Samuel; Republic of Texas; correspondence; Indians of North America; Native peoples of North America; Native peoples of the Americas;
(l) Letter dated April 10, 1844, Fannin County, Texas 2pp. 7 1/2 x 12 3/4 From: Gibson MAY, Indian Agent (sent in care of William Thompson) To: General Sam HOUSTON, President of the Republic of Texas Re: Report on relative lack of...
(e) Copy of a "Treaty of Amity, Commerce and Navigation", between the Republic of Texas and the United States of America. Concluded and signed by James Reily , Charge D'Affaires of the Republic of Texas and Daniel Webster, Secretary...
License for Henderson YOAKUM to practice law in Republic of Texas, dated December 2, 1845. Signed by M. P. NORTON, Judge of the Sixth Judicial District and witnessed by L. E. DOWNES, Clerk of District Court. 1p. 15 x 12 1/2