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Temple Morrow Collection of Sam Houston Family Papers

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General Sam Houston Letters and Papers



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Arrangement: The Temple Morrow Collection of Sam Houston Family Papers examines the life of General Sam Houston through letters and other materials. This collection is housed in one (1) folder. The main pieces of correspondence are arranged chronologically and are dated between 1837 and 1867. Other correspondence and items are grouped together based on content material. The collection is located in the SHSU Special Collection’s Single Item Collections Archival Box.

Subjects: Houston, Sam, 1793-1863, Texas - History

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Temple Morrow Collection of Sam Houston Family Papers (1837-1867; 1 folder) consists mainly of personal correspondence between General Sam Houston and his family. There is also business correspondence between Sam Houston and army officials. Information of the Sam Houston family and a genealogy of the Lea family are also part of this collection.

Collection Historical Note

Temple Houston Morrow was born to Captain J.C.S. Morrow of Alabama and Nannie Elizabeth Houston of Texas on August 13, 1878. He was the grandson of General Sam Houston and Margaret Lea. He served as president of the Traders and General Insurance Company of Dallas, Texas. Temple was married to Frances Augusta and together they had four children. Following his retirement, he and his wife moved to Lubbock in 1945, where he died on August 12, 1966.

General Sam Houston was born in Virginia on March 2, 1793 to Major Samuel Houston and Elizabeth Paxton. He joined the army and served in the Creek wars from 1813-14. Houston moved to Texas in 1835 and was named commanding general of the revolutionary army during the Texas Revolution. He led the Texas army to victory over Santa Anna in the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. He later became Texas’ first president before serving as US senator from Texas and Governor of Texas. General Sam Houston married Margaret Lea in 1840 and together they had eight children. He died on July 26, 1863 at his home in Huntsville.  This collection was created and donated by Temple Morrow Houston.

Temple Morrow Houston gave a collection of Texas Centennial Plates that he and his wife purchased in 1936 to Adele Underwood, who in turn, gave them to the Newton Gresham Library.  These plates are now on display in the Thomason Room display case 29.

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Houston, Sam, 1793-1863
Texas - History

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Repository: SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

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Preferred Citation: Temple Morrow Collection of Sam Houston Family Papers. Thomason Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.


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There are personal correspondence between General Sam Houston and his family, with some business correspondence. There is information about the Sam Houston Family and the genealogy of the Lea family.


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