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.
Britton Hispanic Texana Collection, 1546-1877
ALCANCE AL SEMANARIO num. 108 del Jueves, 26 de Enero de 1843. cf. Streeter #961, 985. Reports the apprehension of .el famoso ladron, vago, semibarbaro Trinidad Canales,. a noted...
November 19  Letter from Margaret Thornton to her Henry (Harrie) Shaw asking for news from England. She describes the health of her family. 2pp. 10 x 8
THORNTON PAPERS This collection is comprised of 13 letters written by...
Letter from " your friend, HANCHETT" to Col YOAKUM dated December 30, 1847 from Austin, and dealing with several legal and political matters of note before ending humorously. 2pp. x 15 3/4 x 10.
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
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...
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
January 16th 1870 Letter from Margaret Thornton and F. D. Thornton to her cousins Harry and Emma Shaw describing Christmas in Huntsville and relating how members of her church raised money to pay off the church's debt by the first of...
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
GRANT. To: S. T. ROBB, October 13, 1882. From: O. M. ROBERTS, Governor of the State of Texas. Granting land in Trinity County. No. 596, Vol.2. Signed O. M. ROBERTS, also, W. C. MARSH, Commissioner. 2pp. 13 x 10 3/4
[CIVIL WAR] LIST OF QUARTERMASTER'S STORES, etc. delivered by Capt. J.S. Hall, 114th NY, U.S. Army to Lt. Adrian Foote, Quartermaster U.S. Army at Brashear City where passengers could transfer to steamboats to Galveston, it was later...
William S. PETERS, [Blairsville, Indiana County, Pennsylvania], in a letter March 5, 1847, describes, in great detail, the location and merits of PETERS COLONY and Texas, to Robert OWEN, the English socialist. 2pp. 9 1/2 x 7 1/2
GRANT. To: Burrell E. PREWITT (for land in Trinity county), 19 November 1860. From: Sam HOUSTON, Governor of the State of Texas. No. 601, Vol. 25. Signed, SAM HOUSTON, also Francis M. WHITE, Commissioner. 2pp. 13 1/2 x 10 3/4
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....
Thomas RUSK, original Senator from Texas, dateline Washington, April 14, 1854, to Colonel J.D. GRAHAM (James Duncan Graham, 1799-1865), asking about the location of line for a railroad. 2pp. 10 x 7 1/2