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Henderson Yoakum Collection


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Title: Henderson Yoakum CollectionAdd to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1845

Extent: 1.0 Folders

Arrangement: There are 3 items in this collection, beginning with an explanatory note describing collection contents and Henderson Yoakum’s original license to practice law in Texas.  Located in box 4 of the single items collection.

Subjects: Huntsville (Tex.) - History, Pioneers - Texas, Texas. Department of Corrections, Texas. Department of Criminal Justice, Texas lawyers, United States - Politics and government, Walker County (Tex.)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Henderson Yoakum Collection (one folder, 1845) contains his original license to practice law issued by The Republic of Texas.

Collection Historical Note

Henderson Yoakum was a Texas historian and lawyer who was born September 6, 1810 in Tennessee. He graduated from West Point in 1832, and went on to serve as a Tennessee senator from 1839-1845. During his time in the senate, Henderson was a stout advocate for the annexation of Texas. In 1845 Yoakum moved to Huntsville, Texas and was granted a law license from The Republic of Texas.  He worked to make Huntsville the county seat of Walker County and helped establish Andrew Female College.  In 1849, Henderson Yoakum was the director of the Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  He later wrote History of Texas from Its First Settlement in 1685 to Its Annexation to the United States in 1846. He passed away on November 30, 1856 and Yoakum County, Texas was later named in his honor.

Subject/Index Terms

Huntsville (Tex.) - History
Pioneers - Texas
Texas. Department of Corrections
Texas. Department of Criminal Justice
Texas lawyers
United States - Politics and government
Walker County (Tex.)

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Repository: SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

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Preferred Citation: Henderson Yoakum Collection. SHSU Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

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Folder 1: Collection Contents Note, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Note explaining the contents of the collection
Folder 2: Republic of Texas Law License (copy), 1845, December 2Add to your cart.
Henderson Yoakum's License to practice law from The Republic of Texas
Folder 3: Republic of Texas Law License (original), 1845, December 2Add to your cart.
Henderson Yoakum's License to practice law from The Republic of Texas

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