Robert Anderson Irion papers
Scope and Contents
The Robert Anderson Irion Papers, 1836-1841, 1857, include letters concerning the career of Robert Anderson Irion. They relate to family news; Sam Houston's opinions about the state of government in the Republic of Texas between his terms as president; problems of recognition by Great Britain; appointments; resignation; and the expense of translating Spanish language statutes into English.
- Creation: 1836 - 1841
- Creation: 1857
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Biographical / Historical
Robert Anderson Irion (1804-1861) was a physician, surveyor, and Republic of Texas secretary of state. Irion was born in Tennessee, attended school in Kentucky, and practiced medicine in Mississippi before moving to Texas in 1832. He settled first in San Augustine and then in Nacogdoches, where he was elected senator to the First Congress of the Republic of Texas from 1836 to 1837. In 1837, Sam Houston appointed him secretary of state. He served until 1838, when he was replaced by Mirabeau Lamar's appointee. Irion married Anna W. Raguet in 1840, with whom he had five children, and practiced medicine in Nacogdoches until his death in 1861.
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The Robert Anderson Irion Papers, 1836-1841, 1857, include letters concerning the career of Robert Anderson Irion.
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Subsequent revisions were made by Rebecca Wells, August 2021.
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- 2021-08-02: Paper finding aid transferred into ArchivesSpace and subsequent revisions were made by Rebecca Wells.