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Title: Sam Houston Correspondence and Historic Documents, 1828-1925Add to your cart.

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

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The General Sam Houston Correspondence and Historic Documents contains correspondence, bills, broadsides, notes and newspaper clippings that chronicle General Sam Houston’s political career. The materials in this collection date from 1828-1925. All the materials are organized chronologically and are housed in one archival box and one oversized box. The collection is located on the SHSU Special Collection’s manuscript shelves.

The “SHH #” is a unique code containing bracketed letters and numbers that follow the organizational pattern set during a grant funded digitization project called Texas Tides.  The first letters in the brackets represent Sam Houston State University and are followed by the item’s identifying sequence, often correlating to a collection or sub-collection as delineated during the Texas Tides digitization process as well as the item number. For example, in the SHH # structure here [SHH III:3], SHH indicates Sam Houston State University, III indicates the third sub-collection and 3 indicates the item number within sub-collection III.

Subjects: Buchanan, James, 1791-1868, Houston, Sam, 1793-1863, Huntsville (Tex.) - History, Indian agents, Jones, Anson, 1798-1858, Texas - History

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The General Sam Houston Correspondence and Historic Documents (1828-1925; 2 boxes) range from a pre-Texas letter written by Sam Houston to a friend in South Carolina in 1828, to newspaper articles describing Houston’s position on the issue of secession.  There are fifty-six individual items including military orders, political appointments, authorizations of payments to individuals for service to the Republic and documents concerning payment to Indian Agents.  The collection also includes official proclamations with signatures of other government officials in the service of the republic, such as Anson Jones and George W. Terrell, Indian Commissioner.  Notable is a letter from James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States, to Sam Houston.  Also included is “SAMUEL HOUSTON” by W. J. Edwards, an engraving derived from a daguerreotype, ca. 1848.

Collection Historical Note

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. In 1817 Sam Houston was a sub-Indian agent to the Cherokee in Nashville. 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 in Huntsville.

Subject/Index Terms

Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863
Huntsville (Tex.) - History
Indian agents
Jones, Anson, 1798-1858
Texas - History

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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.

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Preferred Citation: General Sam Houston Correspondence and Historic Documents. SHSU Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.


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Series 1: Sam Houston DocumentsAdd to your cart.
Series 1: Sam Houston Documents contains the entirety of this collection.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letter addressed to Waddy Thompson, 1828 August 25Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, Warm Springs, NC, letter addressed to Waddy Thompson Greenville, SC. Regarding the candidacy of Andrew Jackson. Seller's pencilled notes. [SHH I:1]
Physical Description: 2pp. 8 x 10
Folder 2: Signature fragment of General-in-chief of Department document, 1835Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, General-in-chief of Department [Nacogdoches], on reverse is document calling out the militia of Nacogdoches to fight the Mexicans. Signature only, fragment of a larger document. Seller's pencilled notes.  [SHH I:2]
Physical Description: 1p. 4.5 x 2
Folder 3: Special orders to John Forbes, 1836 April 7Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, Commander-in-Chief, Head Quarters of the Army, Camp on the Brazos. Special Orders to John Forbes, Commissary General, ordering blankets, domestic for summer clothing, and tents. Seller's pencilled notes. [SHH I:3]
Physical Description: 1p. 6.5 x 8
Folder 4: Commander-in-chief statement authorizing leave for Major Winfield, 1836 April 15Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, Commander-in-Chief, Head Quarters Army of Texas, statement authorizing 15 day leave for Major E.H. Winfield. Also signed by John. A. Wharton, Adjutant General. Two stamps "Property of C. Dorman David"; Seller's pencilled notes.  [SHH I:4]
Physical Description: 1 p. 6 x 8.
Folder 5: Atkinson's Saturday Evening Post, 1836 June 11Add to your cart.
Atkinson’s Saturday Evening Post, Philadelphia, Saturday, “Ode On the Deliverance of Texas,” addressed to General Houston. Poem with many classical references ending “ Imperishable glows the name and fame by HOUSTON won!” [SHH I:5]
Physical Description: 1 col. 2.5 x 2
Folder 6: Letters in the Extra Globe, 1836 July 19Add to your cart.
Extra Globe,by Blair and Rives,  Volume 3, Number 2, Tuesday, July 19, 1836.  Letter, Sam Houston listed as one of a group of ten, Washington City, April 16, 1836, to Elbert Herring, Esq., Commissioner of Indian Affairs, pgs. 21-23.  Also, letter of support for B.F. Currey, by Sam Houston, April 29, 1834, p. 24. Stamped "Library of Hannibal Hamlin". [SHH I:6]
Physical Description: 16 pp. 9 X 11
Folder 7: Letter from General Sam Houston to Major Moody, 1836 October 22Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, letter written in third person, speaks of himself as “General Houston,” written to Major Moody [before Oct 22, 1836 or shortly after taking office]. Rubric. Seller's pencilled notes.  [SHH I:7]
Physical Description: 2pp. 10 x 8.
Folder 8: Note written by Sam Houston, 1836 October 29Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, President, Republic of Texas, note written October 29, 1836, saying, "Pass it.”  Seller's pencilled notes.    [SHH I:8]
Physical Description: 1p. 8 x 5
Folder 9: Letter to Sam Houston from Thomas J. Rusk, 1837 January 14Add to your cart.
Sam Houston,  from Thomas J. Rusk, Nacogdoches, January 14, 1837. “reluctantly compelled” to resign from appointment as Secretary of State due to the death of his brother-in-law and pressing family obligation.  Seller's pencilled notes. [SHH I:9]
Physical Description: 1p. 8 x 10.
Folder 10: Letter from General Sam Houston to Captain Randall Jones, 1837 February 7Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, February 7, 1837, Col [Columbia] T [Texas], letter to Captain Randall Jones,  Fort Bend, Texas. “Bravo is at Matamoros…..For God’s sake, be up and doing. Let those who can be spared turn out as spies.” Captain J.O. Elliot’s name  is also on envelope. Transcription included in folder. Seller's pencilled notes. [SHH I:10]
Physical Description: 2pp. 8 x 12
Folder 11: Note from Wm. Hardin to certify Henry W. Farley attend Mexican Prisoners of War, Sam Houston's note and signature appended, 1837 May 20Add to your cart.
Sam Houston's note and signature appended to Wm.Hardin's [Commander Port of Liberty], May 20, 1837,"to certify that Dr. Henry W. Farley attend the guard and Mexican prisoners" held at the Port of Liberty. Seller's pencilled notes. [SHH I:11]
Physical Description: 1p. 8 x 7.
Folder 12: Letter from Sam Houston to the Secretary of State concerning apprehensions, 1837 August 15Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, President, City of Houston, letter to the Secretary of State, Doct.  R.A. Irion, concerning the apprehension of Richards and Humphries, $250 reward offered for each. A.M. Tompkins’ name is  also on envelope. Seller's pencilled notes.  [SHH I:12]
Physical Description: 2pp. 10 x 8.
Folder 13: Approval to pay Indian Agent signed by Sam Houston, 1837 October 23Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, authorized payment of bill submitted by Indian Agent, Walker Reid, for $547.91 [salary of $750 per annum] dateline City of Houston. Seller's pencilled notes.  [SHH I:13]
Physical Description: 1p. 7 .75 x 7.75
Folder 14: Approval of payment to Frederick H. Rankin, Indian Agent, signed by Sam Houston, 1838 May 18Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, Houston, approved, to the auditor, who certified that Frederick H. Rankin, Indian Agent, was to receive $500 for twelve months, to the Alabama , Biloxi Bedias and Muscogee tribes. Seller's pencilled notes. [SHH I:14]
Physical Description: 1p. 4 x 7
Folder 15: Authorized payment of Nepumisene Recindez, signed by Sam Houston, 1838 May 28Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, authorized payment of Nepumisene Recindez who served as a mounted gunman [Texas Ranger] at a rate of one dollar and twenty-five cents per day, not attached to any company. Dateline Houston.  Seller's pencilled notes. [SHH I:15]
Physical Description: 1p 8 x 13.
Folder 16: Appointment of Honorable John Birdsall, signed by Sam Houston, 1838 August 4Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, Nacogdoches, Texas, appointment of Honorable John Birdsall, Chief Justice of the Republic of Texas [pro tem] to fill the vacancy which has resulted in consequence of the death of the Hon. James Collinsworth.  Sent in care of Honorable G.W. Hockley. Seller's pencilled notes.  [SHH I:16]
Physical Description: 2pp. 8.5 x 11
Folder 17: Promissory note to pay the Bearer at the Treasury Department, 1838 November 1Add to your cart.
The Government of Texas promises to pay the Bearer at the Treasury Department in one year from date the sum of Ten Dollars and interest thereon… Houston, Texas, #1677. Signed by Henry Smith, Treasurer. Sam Houston, Pres. [SHH I:17]
Physical Description: 1p.3 x 7.
Folder 18: Sam Houston's authorization of payment to  F.H. Rankin, 1838 December 4Add to your cart.
Sam Houston authorizes a bill for $60 presented by F.H. Rankin, Indian Agent.  On back he authorized payment of $250 for services from May 12 up to November 12.  Seller's pencilled notes. [SHH I:18]
Physical Description: 2pp. 7.5 x 9.75
Folder 19: Letter from an Austin committee to General Sam Houston, 1839 November 11Add to your cart.
Sam Houston letter from a committee, City of Austin, November 11, 1839, addressed to General Sam Houston, inviting him to a public dinner to congratulate him upon his return to  the Republic. Signed by members.  Drawn up by William J. Jones. Seller's pencilled notes. [SHH I:19]
Physical Description: 3pp. 9 x 7.
Folder 20: Letter from committee to General Sam Houston, 1839 November 11Add to your cart.
Sam Houston letter from a committee, City of Austin addressed to General Sam Houston inviting him to a public dinner to congratulate him upon his return to the Republic, not signed by members of the committee, and written on green paper. Notes by W. J. Jones, W. J. J. ; Possibly initial draft of I:19. Seller's pencilled price.  [SHH I:20]
Physical Description: 4pp. 8 x 10.
Folder 21: Letter from Committee of Citizens to General Sam Houston, 1841 April 8Add to your cart.
Sam Houston letter from Committee of Citizens, Houston, written to General Sam Houston, San Augustine, stating a meeting was held yesterday and Sam Houston was voted unanimously as the nominee for of president. General Hunt’s name, also on envelope. Seller's pencilled notes.  [SHH I:21]
Physical Description: 3pp. 8 x 10.
Folder 22: Letter from Lathro M. Shreve to General Sam Houston, 1841 December 11Add to your cart.
Sam Houston letter from Lathro  M. Shreve, Austin, addressed to  General Sam Houston, concerning Shreve’s appointment as “Solicitor for this District.” Transcription included in folder. Seller's pencilled notes.  [SHH I:22]
Physical Description: 1p. 8x 10.
Folder 23: Letter from Guy M. Bryan, President, Kenyon College to Samuel Houston, President of Texas, 1842 March 28Add to your cart.
Sam Houston letter from Guy M. Bryan, President, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, to his Excellency Samuel Houston, President of Texas, making him an honorary member of their literary society and wishing him success “in the just war you are to wage against the tyrant Santa Anna.” Seller's pencilled notes.  [SHH I:23]
Physical Description: 3pp. 8 x 10.
Folder 24: Order to Pay A. C. Davison [carrying mails 1842] from Sam Houston to John G. Berry, 1842 August 5Add to your cart.
Sam Houston [President, Republic of Texas], to John G. Berry, Collector, San Augustine, giving the authorization for him to pay A.C. Davison $500. Carrying mails for 1842.  See Draft Warrant No. 157.  [SHH I:24]
Physical Description: 2pp. 8 x 10.
Folder 25: Document appropriating goods for the Indians,the bill certified by Ethan Stewart and Joseph Durst , Indian Commissioners, 1842 December 19Add to your cart.
Sam Houston signed authorization for goods for Indians, certified by Ethan Stroud and Joseph Durst, commissioners appointed to hold a treaty with the Indian tribes on the  frontier of Texas, in the amount of one hundred and eighty-five dollars and seven cents, paid. Seller's pencilled notes.  [SHH I:25]
Folder 26: Sam Houston instructing the Treasurer  to pay the statement for "frontier protection", 1843 April 18Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, Washington, instructing the Treasurer to pay the statement presented by George W. Terrell, Indian Commissioner, October 18 1842 to November 24, 1842, in the amount of $181. For frontier protection. Signed twice by Houston and also by  Terrell. Seller's pencilled notes.  [SHH I:26]
Physical Description: 3pp. 8 x 10.
Folder 27: Letter from Sam Houston to Major Asa Brigham authorizing payment for "frontier protection", 1843 May 19Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, Executive Department, Washington, letter to Major Asa  Brigham authorizing payment of Sixty dollars to William Nangle out of funds for protection of the frontier.  Moses Johnson, Administrator, Estate William Nangle, wrote statement of receipt of Sixty dollars, to Treasurer’s Office, Republic of Texas, Washington, December 5, 1843. Seller's pencilled notes. [SHH I:27]
Physical Description: 1p. 6 x 7
Folder 28: Letter to Sam Houston from Thomas J. Alsbury see SHH I:30, 1843 June 25Add to your cart.
Sam Houston letter written to Sam Houston, signed by Thomas J. Alsbury, Big Creek. Time dealt with here is the latter part of 1839. Alsbury agreed to pay Jackson upon the sale of a horse in Texas, and owes him 1000 dollars; Alsbury doesn’t have the money, and offers to give Jackson land in payment of this debt. Alsbury asks Houston to intercede in matter, since he is a citizen of Texas. Sam Houston's note dated 24 July 1843. Seller's pencilled notes.  [SHH I:28]
Physical Description: 3 pp. 8 x 10.
Folder 29: Mexican printing of Sam Houston letter to Santa Anna, 1843 August 3Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, Mexican printing of Sam Houston letter to Santa Anna. Semanario Politico del Gobierno de Nuevo Leon, Tom.III.Num.135 Regarding “prisioneros tejanos.” Seller's pencilled notes.  [SHH I:29]
Physical Description: 4pp. 8.5 x 12
Folder 30: Envelope addressed to President Andrew Jackson by Sam Houston [OV] See SHH I:28 Instructions Alsbury debt., 1843 August 31Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, Envelope addressed to President Andrew Jackson by Sam Houston. Wax sealed. Notation in one corner in hand of Andrew Jackson [initialed], indicates that he answered letter, dated August 31, 1843. Jackson authorizes Power of attorney to Houston. Seller's pencilled notes.  [SHH I:30] O.V.
Physical Description: 1p. 14 x 18.
Folder 31: Memorandum for Major A.J. Donelson to General Sam Houston from A. J. [Andrew Jackson], no dateAdd to your cart.
To Sam Houston an undated memorandum for Major A.J. Donelson, signed A.J. [Andrew Jackson] asking if taxes owed on Alsbury land, directs payment of same through his agent, Mr. Culp, and Col. M. White of New Orleans. Donelson was Jackson's private secretary and nephew.  Transcription in folder. See SHH I: 28 and 30
Physical Description: 2pp. 8 x 10.
Folder 32: Joint Resolution of House in Republic of Texas approved by Sam Houston, 1843 December 22Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, Joint Resolution of House in Republic of Texas, signed by Speaker of  House, President of Senate, approved by Sam Houston, dated December 22, 1843. Transfer of the balance of the appropriation to pay the members, signed Richardson Curry, Speaker of  the House, Edward Burleson, President of the Senate, John Hall, Chief Clerk, Dept. of State. Seller's pencilled notes.  [SHH I:32]
Physical Description: 2pp. 9 x 11.
Folder 33: Proclamation issued by Sam Houston, 1844 February 24Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, Proclamation issued by Sam Houston, dated February 24, 1844, co-signed by Anson Jones, Secretary of State, for the interposition of executive clemency to remit the forfeiture of Alonzo Larkin's bond in the matter of Mitchell George.[County of Fannin] Faded Great Seal. Seller's pencilled notes. [SHH I:33]
Physical Description: 4pp. 9 x 11.
Folder 34: Authorization to pay Henry L. Kinney for expenses incurred, 1844 March 21Add to your cart.
Request for reimbursement of expenses for Henry L. Kinney, bearer of dispatches to commission in Mexico-- $62.50, approved by Sam Houston;. Document #1588. Kinney received payment from Henry Redmond, Collector of the District of Aransas. Seller's pencilled notes.   [SHH I:34]
Physical Description: 2pp. 8.5 x 10.5
Folder 35: Received by Samuel M. Williams, G. W. Hockley, commissioners, duplicate approved by Sam Houston, 1844 June 1Add to your cart.
Receipt for payment to Samuel M. Williams and G. W. Hockley, commissioners.Seller's pencilled notes.  SHH I:35, see I:34.
Physical Description: 1p. 5 x 8
Folder 36: Authorization to pay Benj. Roberts for beef for Indians, signed Sam Houston., 1844 October 18Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, Indian Department, Washington, bill for $29.79, Benjamin Roberts, for 794 pounds of beef for the use of Indians @ 3 ½  cents per pound. For use of the Cooshater  Ben. Ash and his family,  signed by Sam Houston. Seller's pencilled notes. [SHH I:36]
Physical Description: 2pp. 8 x 9.
Folder 37: Authorization to pay S. R. Roberts signed Sam Houston, Indian department, Bill for keeping mules, 1844 October 21Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, Indian Department, October 21, 1844, Washington, S.R. Roberts, keeping government mules 5 days @ 80 cents per day[$4.00], approved by Sam Houston and signed twice. Received of J. H. Raymond, act. treasurer from dollars in exchequer. Seller's pencilled notes. [SHH I:37]
Physical Description: 2pp. 8 x 6
Folder 38: Niles National Register copy of letter from Sam Houston to A.J. Donelson, 1845 April 9Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, Niles National Register copy of letter from Sam Houston to A.J. Donelson, dateline Huntsville, Texas concerning the annexation of Texas. Seller's pencilled notes. [SHH I:38]
Physical Description: 2 pp. 8.5 x 11.5
Folder 39: Sam Houston and William Christy, bonded to City Court of New Orleans for $310, 1845 May 21Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, document, State of Louisiana, City Court of New Orleans, Sam Houston  and William Christy principals versus C. Claiborne, Marshall of the City of New Orleans,  drawn up on the 21st of May, 1845, Sam Houston and William Christy signatures.  [SHH I:39]
Physical Description: 2pp 8 x 12
Folder 40: New York Weekly Express letter from Branch T. Archer [OV] regarding Sam Houston, 1845 July 4Add to your cart.
Branch T. Archer, New York Weekly Express, Friday, July 4, 1845, Vol. 9, no.452,page 1. Letter from Archer written on June 14, 1845, anti-Houston. Speaks of Houston as an “Unprincipled and perjured demagogue.”  [SHH I:40]  O.V.
Physical Description: 8pp. 26 x 18
Folder 41: Letter from James Buchanan to Sam Houston, 1846 December 18Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, letter from James Buchanan to Sam Houston, dateline December 18, 1846, Washington, Department of State, concerns the letter of William Banks, America Ship John, captured by French in 1799, also a note on the second page dated December 19, 1846 to Captain Banks noting enclosure, signed by Sam Houston. [James Buchanan was 15th President of the U.S.A. 1857-1861]  [SHH I:41]
Physical Description: 2pp.  8 x 10.
Folder 42: Niles National Register letter from General Sam Houston, 1847 September 4Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, Niles National Register, letter from Gen. Sam Houston, copied from the Texas Banner, August 3, dateline Huntsville, Texas, July 18, 1847.  Regarding the annexation of Texas. To F. L. Hatch, editorr of the Texas Banner.  [SHH I:42]
Physical Description: 2pp. 7.5 x 12
Folder 43: Samuel Houston engraving by W.J. Edwards [OV], 1848Add to your cart.
“Samuel Houston”, engraving by W.J. Edwards, from a Daguerreotype, ca. 1848. Hopewell, Clifford. Sam Houston,  Man of Destiny, page 226.  [SHH I: 43]
Physical Description: 1p. 10 x 12
Folder 44: Letter to Sam Houston from the Executive Department of South Carolina, 1849 December 20Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, printed letter to Sam Houston from the Executive Department of South Carolina, Secretary, dateline Columbia, contains copy of the resolutions of a December meeting in South Carolina. Notes say “Very early civil war and Houston association. Houston pencil verso.”  [SHH I:44]
Physical Description: 3pp. 8 x 10.
Folder 45: Letter from Sam Houston to Honorable Guy M. Bryan, 1853 May 19Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, dateline Huntsville, letter to Honorable Guy M. Bryan, asking for his copy of letter addressed to Sam Houston at Washington City during the first session of the Thirty-second Congress. “I hope you will not deem me troublesome.”  Seller's pencilled notes. [SHH I:45]
Physical Description: 2 pp. 8 x 10.
Folder 46: Letter written from the Senate Chamber regarding Lieutenant E.W. Moore, 1854 July 17Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, letter written from the Senate Chamber, dateline July 17, 1854, signed  by  Sam Houston, deals with a Lieutenant E.W. Moore in the U.S. Navy, left to join the Texas Navy.  Purchased from C. Dorman David, 4/17/69. Seller's pencilled notes.  [SHH I: 46]
Physical Description: 3pp. 8 x 10.
Folder 47: Letters to the People from Washington Hunt, Daniel D. Barnard and Sam Houston, 1856 July 21Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, printed Letters to the People, from Washington Hunt, Daniel D. Barnard, and Sam Houston.  Letter of Gen. Sam Houston, Washington City.Same letter as I:48. Purchased from C. Dorman David. Seller's pencilled notes.  [SHH I:47]
Physical Description: 16pp. 6 x 9.
Folder 48: Letter from Sam Houston to Hon. John Hancock of Austin, 1856 July 21Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, printed letter from Gen. Sam Houston, to Hon. John Hancock of Austin, giving his reasons for supporting Hon. Millard Fillmore for President of the United States, Washington City, July 21, 1856.Seller's pencilled notes. Same letter as I: 47. Purchased from C. Dorman David.  [SHH I:48]
Physical Description: 4 pp  6 x 8
Folder 49: Letter and envelope from Sam Houston to Thomas J. Goree, 1857 October 14Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, letter written to Thomas J. Goree from Huntsville, October 14, 1857 [this MS letter removed from Goree Papers—missing page with signature] Envelope says Thomas J. Goree, Anderson, Texas, verso flap says Raven Hill, Polk County.Regarding sale of property, lack of cash. Transcription in folder.  [SHH I:49]
Physical Description: 3pp. 7.5 x 9
Folder 50: Letter to General Sam Houston from the Citizens of Huntsville requesting his views "On the crisis", 1860 November 14Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, printed letter dateline Huntsville, to Gen. Houston from Citizens of Huntsville.  His reply , “States his views on the impending crisis of the Civil War.”  His reply dateline Austin, Texas, November 20, 1860. Seller's pencilled notes.  [SHH I:50]
Physical Description: 4pp. 5.5 x 9
Folder 51: Daily Telegraph article concerning General Sam Houston [OV], 1860 November 20Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, newspaper, Daily Telegraph, article concerning General Sam Houston, transcript of General Houston’s letter, Austin, November 20, 1860. [SHH I:51] O.V.
Physical Description: 2pp. 22.5 x 4
Folder 52: The Huntsville Item notice of Sam Houston's funeral, 1863 July 31Add to your cart.
Sam Houston, Huntsville, Texas Friday, July 31, 1863, the Huntsville Item, Vol. XIII, No. 41, notice of Sam Houston’s funeral. [SHH I:52]
Folder 53: Letter from Sam Houston, 1860 November 14Add to your cart.
His Views Respecting our Political Affairs. This is a printing variant of "Gov. Sam Houston On the Crisis" of which Thomason Room holds several copies.
Folder 54: The Family Medical Almanac Sam Houston article, 1861Add to your cart.
Etched portrait of Sam Houston over paragraph reviewing his vita, military service, political life in the Senate and governorship of Texas.
Folder 55: Newspaper clipping of the unveiling of the Sam Houston Monument, 1911Add to your cart.
Article from the Huntsville Item concerning the dedication of the Coppini monument at Sam Houston's grave.  Parade, band, planting a Texas flag and speech by William Jennings Bryan. Fragmented article laminated.
Folder 56: Portrait of Sam Houston [OV], undatedAdd to your cart.
Cameo type etched portrait of Sam Houston in mid-life. Probably done for a publication. Seller's pencilled note.
Folder 57: Reproduction of Portrait of Sam Houston [1 of 2] [OV], undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 58: Reproduction of Portrait of Sam Houston [2 of 2] [OV], undatedAdd to your cart.

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