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Texas -- History -- 1846-1950

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Claude William Hawley diaries

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230314475]
Identifier: MSS SC 1660
Scope and Contents

Two handwritten diaries. Hawley tells about his missionary and spiritual experiences while serving in Texas.

Dates: 1910-1912

Sam Houston letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233293544]
Identifier: Vault MSS 622
Scope and Contents

Page three of a handwritten and signed letter. This item is not dated and does not give the location of production. Houston gives instructions to detachments in the field and requests that they keep in communication with his department.

Dates: 1855

Sam Houston letter to Ashbel Smith

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292181]
Identifier: Vault MSS 552
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter to Ashbel Smith (1805-1886), a Texas politician, written on May 7, 1859 in Huntsville, Texas. Houston writes about the "Hamton Convention" and gives his opinions on the nominees for various political offices. He also talks about employing men to make ditches for him.

Dates: 1859 May 7

Bernard John Dowling Irwin correspondence and diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230309699]
Identifier: MSS SC 1159

Handwritten and signed letter and diary. This letter is addressed to Captain Edward L. Hartz and is dated April 17, 1856. It discusses a military march through the Rio Grande Valley and life in and around Fort Union, New Mexico. The diary, kept from 1855-1856, records Irwin's journey from New York to Corpus Christi, Texas, abroad the steamship Prometheus and his overland march to Fort Filmore via a number of military forts.

Dates: 1855-1856

New Braunfels (Tex.) contract

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230310804]
Identifier: MSS SC 1281
Scope and Contents

Contract for the erection of a bridge over the Comal river at the foot of Mill Street in New Braunfels, Texas. The contract was entered into by the city, George Behinger, and Heinrich Weichold.

Dates: 1855

To the people of Texas

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233290854]
Identifier: Vault MSS 438
Scope and Contents

Holograph document. Draft of a speech refuting attacks made against him by Democratic politicians and the press of Texas. Davis outlines his plans for internal improvements in the state, particularly in the matter of constructing more railroads. Also included is a list of vetoes by the 12th and 13th legislatures of Texas of various bills proposed by the governor.

Dates: 1873

William Jenkins Worth letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233291670]
Identifier: Vault MSS 633
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter. This item was written at the headquarters of the Irish brigade at Corpus Christi, Texas on February 24, 1846 and is addressed to Zachary Taylor. Worth defends his actions in the field and explains that he cannot render himself subject to the appropriate authority.

Dates: 1846 February 24