Battle of San Jacinto (Texas : 1836)
Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:
Samuel Tabor Allen was active in pre-Republic of Texas politics and was a major landholder. The papers document Allen's personal, business, and political activities in Texas during the pre-Republic and Revolutionary period, as well as the affairs of some of his family members.
Mr. Alsbury served in the war between the United States and Mexico and was wounded in the battle of Palo Alto. Recollections of the Battle of San Jacinto and the capture of Santa Anna, written by Alsbury to “Judges Weeks, Duncan, and S. A. Maveric[k].”
Correspondence, land papers, and legal papers of Jesse Billingsley, pertains especially to land transactions and claims in the Bastrop area and throughout the Republic and to the controversy over Sam Houston's account of the San Jacinto campaign.
Ninety-seven volumes of this material consist of typewritten transcriptions made by Blake (1877-1955) of official records and personal papers found in the Office of the County Clerk in Nacogdoches, in the Nacogdoches Archives located in the Texas State Archives, in the General Land Office of Texas, and in The University of Texas Archives, much of the material having been translated from the Spanish by Blake and others.
Lorenzo de Zavala, Mexican liberal statesman, later settled in Texas, became involved in the Texas Revolution and served briefly as ad interim Vice-President of the Republic of Texas. Papers consist chiefly of correspondence to Zavala from Santa Anna, Mexía, other prominent Mexicans and others, as well as some of Zavala's correspondence and later materials about Zavala and his family.