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Samuel P. Carson Collection


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Samuel P. Carson Paper

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Samuel P. Carson Collection, 1827-1913 | SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

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Extent: 1.0 Folders

Arrangement: The collection is comprised of copies of documents and letters chronicling the life of Samuel P. Carson. There is a large amount of biographical information included in this collection. There is also business related correspondence in this collection. This collection contains one (1) folder that is housed in the SHSU Special Collections Single Item Collections Archival Box.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Samuel P. Carson Papers (1827 - 1913; one folder) includes biographical information and correspondence with military officials. The biographical data looks extensively into the life of Carson, most of which are reminisces of Silas Dowell. These manuscripts were left by Dowell as “material or history to be written by a future generation”. The correspondence is mainly between Carson and military officials. There is also an extract from “A history of the Presbyterian churches at Quaker Meadows, North Carolina.”

Collection Historical Note

Samuel Price Carson was born to Col. John Carson and Mary Moffitt at Mount Peasant Gardens, North Carolina on January 22, 1798. Carson received his education from the “old Field school” until he was nineteen when his brother taught him grammar. Young Carson attended Methodist camp meetings with his mother and was occasionally called on to lead congregational sing.

Carson served as a member of the North Carolina Senate from 1822 to 1824. He served 8 years in the House of Representatives and was later Secretary of State of the Republic of Texas. He was elected as one of the delegates to represent Pecan Point and its vicinity at the Convention of 1836. Carson married Catherine Wilson on May 10, 1831 and they had a daughter together. They later adopted Carson’s first daughter. He died on November 2, 1838 and is buried at the United States government cemetery.

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Repository: SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

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The materials represented in this finding aid have been made available for research, teaching and private use. For these purposes, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) these items without prior permission on the condition that you provide proper attribution of the source in all copies.

Please contact the Newton Gresham Library's Special Collections and University Archives department to request permissions to reproduce materials for any other purpose, or to obtain information regarding the copyright status of a particular digital image, text, audio or video recording.

Preferred Citation: Samuel P. Carson Collection. Thomason Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

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[Folder 2014.s077: Samuel P. Carson Paper, 1827-1913; no date],

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Documents and letters relating to the Honorable Samuel P. Carson. First Secretary of State of Republic of Texas

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