Republic of Texas
Found in 104 Collections and/or Records:
Composed of legal papers, the Land Grants, 1769-1918, document the settlement of Texas during the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries, especially during the Republic.
Materials collected by Lenz after his retirement concern the early history of Texas and its settlement, particularly by the Canary Islanders in San Antonio and the Germans in South Texas; the Texas Revolution; and the Texas Republic. Louis Lenz (1885-1967) was a civil engineer and Texana collector.
Comprising correspondence, legal documents, financial records, reminiscences, and genealogical materials, the Edward T. Manton Papers, 1818-1891, chronicle his activities in Rhode Island and Texas as well as his imprisonment in Mexico.
Comprising a transcript, the James S. Mayfield Letter, 1840, documents Mayfield’s concerns about moving the Texas capital.
Papers of Ben McCulloch and his brother, Henry Eustace McCulloch include materials relating to their parents, siblings and descendants, including letters, journals, rosters and military communications, geneologies and scrapbooks.
The James B. Miller Letter, 1844, consists of one letter written by Dr. James B. Miller to Charles Elliot, the British minister stationed in Texas. Miller wrote the letter on June 10, 1844, to obtain British papers for Reuben Potter, who the Texas Congress charged with carrying money to Mexico for the relief of the Mier Expedition prisoners.
Composed of photocopies of a letter and legal document, the Isaac Millsaps Papers, 1836-1838, document Millsaps’ activities in the Texas Revolution.
Two drafts of the biography, Life and Diary of Reading W. Black, and a letter composes the Ike Moore Papers, 1850-1867, documenting the history of the upper Nueces region and its development by Reading Wood Black, a pioneer settler, land developer, and entrepreneur.
The Samuel F. B. Morse Letters, 1839, 1860, include an 1839 letter offering the Republic of Texas sponsorship of Morse’s wire telegraph and an 1860 letter withdrawing the previous offer.