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.
E.M. PEASE, Hartford, Connecticut, on December 31, 1833, letter addressed to Major Gideon Welles, Washington City. Pease, Governor of Texas 1853-57 and 1867-69, had not yet emigrated to Texas. 2pp. 10 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
Houston, Samuel; Correspondence; Republic of Texas
(i) Fragment of letter, n. d., n. p. 4 pp. 7 1/2 x 11 1/2 From ? To: General Sam HOUSTON, President of Texas (by inference from content) Re: Military confrontation between Captain James COOKE of U. S. Dragoons and Colonel Jacob SNIVELY of Texas....
[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...
P.H. BELL, Washington, May 23, 1856, to Major BOWMAN, requesting that Lieutenant Walter H. STEVENS of the Engineer Corps, recently assigned coast survey duty in California, be allowed to go on with his performance in Texas. 1p. 10 x 7...