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.
September 23, 1861 (Shaw brothers) Letter written by Samuel Shaw to his brother [Harry] from Sandy Creek, Australia. Wages are low and he gets a some work on the reef. He and his brother Edwin are thinking of going to New Zealand to...
(n) Letter of welcome, Memphis, [Tennessee] June 3, 1845, 3pp. 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 From: Citizens of Memphis (26 names listed, including the Mayor) To: Samuel HOUSTON Re: Houston's projected visit to Tennessee to " take a final farewell of...
Correspondence; Republic of Texas; Houston, Samuel
(g) Lengthy private letter dated March 4, [1843?] , Washington City, heavily damaged with some loss of text, 8pp. 9 1/2 x 16 1/2 From: Isaac VAN ZANDT To: Gen. Sam HOUSTON , president of the Republic of Texas Re: Pessimistic view of...
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....
TREASURY DEPARTMENT of the Government of Texas promises to pay the Bearer in one year from date the sum of Ten Dollars and interest thereon... signed SAM HOUSTON, President, Houston, Texas, November 1, 1838, #1677. Also signed by Henry...
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
(a) Letter (copy) - dated June 1, 1838, Houston ,Texas 1p. 8 x 9 1/2 From: SAM HOUSTON, President of the Republic of Texas To: William M. SHEPHERD, Secretary of the [Texas] Navy Re: President Houston upbraids his Secretary of the...
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
(d) Letter dated December 24, 1842, Washington City [D. C.] From: Isaac VAN ZANDT, Charge D'Affaires, Texas to the United States To: SAM HOUSTON in Washington, Texas Re: Detailed report of the progress and possibilities of Texas'...
GRANT. To: Samuel FRENCH , 16 April 1821. From: James MONROE, President of the United States of America. Land in the territory of Arkansas. Signed, JAMES MONROE, also Josiah Meigs, Commissioner. 1pp. 10 1/2 X 9
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
TEXIAN LOAN SCRIP, No. 225, for 640 acres of land, signed by SAM HOUSTON, President of the Republic of Texas, City of Houston, June 20, 1838, issued to Thomas D. CARNEAL, Cincinnati, Ohio. Also signed by Henry SMITH, Secretary of the...
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
Papers Pertaining to the Institution of Slavery, 1809-1866
YERGER, SAMUEL, ADS, Galveston, June 16, 1847. Petition for the recovery of slaves "named George and John who... were fraudulently and clandestinely removed...from...