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W. G. Sharp collection

Identifier: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01831

Scope and Contents

The W. G. Sharp Collection, 1817-1923, contains printed materials, correspondence, legal and business papers, and announcements related to sales of slaves and cotton, taxes, legal affairs, and the Civil War in San Augustine and Grimes Counties. The collection represents a number of famous Texans and Texas, including David G. Burnet, the Cartwright family, James Pinckney Henderson and family, Sam Houston, David Spangler Kaufman, Oran Milo Roberts, Thomas Jefferson Rusk, and William Barret Travis among others.


  • Creation: 1817 - 1923


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

San Augustine, Texas, banker and civic leader W. G. Sharp was descended from George Washington Teel, one of the original 300 settlers Stephen F. Austin brought to San Felipe, Texas, in 1824 and moved to San Augustine in 1827. Sharp was a lifelong lover of Texas history and collected documents relating to Texas history.


1.67 Linear Feet

Language of Materials




Miscellaneous documents collected by W. G. Sharp relating to the history of Texas and San Augustine city and county. The materials concern slave and cotton trading, legal affairs, and the Civil War, and also include mentions of many famous Texans and Texas families.

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Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jane O'Brien, March 1967.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.

W. G. Sharp Collection, 1817-1923
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Part of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History Repository

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