Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:
The papers consist of 63 handwritten letters, 1845-1861, written by Benjamin and William Peck to their sister in Bristol, Rhode Island. Both men write about family, work, and social life in Gonzales, Texas.
Papers concern the career of Ramsdell and include materials relating to his teaching responsibilities; documents concerning his activities with historical organizations; correspondence and other materials relating to his research and writing.
The Israel B. Richardson Texas annexation letter, 1845, includes a two-page letter written by Israel B. Richardson in Fort Jesup, LA to his father in Vermont. The letter describes the impending movement of his unit, under command of General Taylor, into Texas upon the approval of the annexation of Texas by the Texas convention.
Papers document the life of Thomas Jefferson Rusk as a participant in the Texas Revolution, Chief Justice of the first Texas Supreme Court, major general in army campaigns against the Native Americans, president of the Convention of 1845, and one of Texas' first two U.S. Senators.
Composed of correspondence and a receipt, the Waddy Thompson Papers, 1833-1848, document Thompson’s political career, especially as minister to Mexico.
John Grant Tod (1808–1877) was a naval officer and one of the founders of the first railroad in Texas. The papers include letters, a diary, legal documents, and a broadside concerning Tod’s career as an officer in the Texas Navy and the U.S. Navy, as a land buyer, and as a founder of the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado Railroad.
The collection consists of a letter from John Tyler, United States President, to Brantz Mayer, writer, historian, and ex-secretary of the United States legation in Mexico, relating to the annexation of Texas.
James Buchanan, Jr. (1791–1868) was the fifteenth President of the United States from 1857–1861. The letter from Buchanan to Charles A. Wickliffe gives instructions on procedures to follow to effect Texas annexation, March 27, 1845.
Papers concern Isaac Van Zandt (1813-1847) who served the Republic of Texas as Congressional representative from 1840 to 1842 and as charge d'affaires to the United States from 1842 to 1844 and also authored the Texas Homestead Act.
The Robert John Walker Letter, 1845, comprises correspondence from Henry Johnson, U.S. Senator from Louisiana, to Walker requesting comments on the former’s speech as Senator on the annexation of Texas.