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.
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.
PRE-EMPTION CERTIFICATE. To: Nehemiah PAGE, November 28, 1860. From: Sam HOUSTON, Governor of the State of Texas. No. 378. Signed, SAM HOUSTON, Governor, also Francis M. WHITE, Commissioner. 2pp. 13 x 10 3/4
Papers Pertaining to the Institution of Slavery, 1809-1866
LONG, WILLIAM, printed and manuscript document signed, Galveston, July 9, 1860.Slave sale of "Betsy aged about 28 years and her four children." 4 pp. 8 1/2 x 12
(f) Copy of a letter dated January 28, 1843, Legation de France au Texas, Galveston. 2pp. 7 3/4 x 11 1/4 From: Edouard de CRAMAYEL, Charge D'Affaires de France au Texas [ad interim for Dubois de Saligny while he was on leave in France] To: Anson...
Britton Hispanic Texana Collection, 1546-1877
VIESCA, AUGUSTIN, Governor of the State of Coahuila and Texas. Broadside (signed in print), Monclova, April 25, 1835. Executive authority to BENJAMIN MILAM to clear the Colorado River,...