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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Texas Declaration of Independence Autograph Collection, 1822-1881, 1929-1952



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas. Constitutional Convention (1836)
Title: Texas Declaration of Independence autograph collection
Dates: 1822-1881, 1929-1952
Abstract: The Texas Declaration of Independence Autograph Collection, 1822-1881, 1929-1952, includes photostats of the Texas Declaration of Independence and photocopies of documents containing some of the signers' signatures (1822-1881), as well as newspaper clippings, correspondence, and memorandum by historians about the Texas Declaration of Independence (1929-1952).
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01998
Extent: 1 inch
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The Texas Declaration of Independence formally declared the autonomy of the Republic of Texas from Mexico during the Texas Revolution. A committee, led by George C. Childress (1804-1841) and including James Gaines, Edward Conrad, Collin McKinney, and Bailey Hardeman, drafted the document on March 1, 1836 during the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos. On March 2nd, 54 delegates, each representing one Texas settlement, approved and signed the declaration. Five copies were made of the original document and dispatched to Bexar, Goliad, Nacogdoches, Brazoria, and San Felipe.

Source:

Texas State Library & Archives Commission. "Texas Declaration of Independence." Texas State Library & Archives Commission. (accessed October 18, 2010).

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Scope and Contents

The Texas Declaration of Independence Autograph Collection, 1822-1881, 1929-1952, includes photostats of the Texas Declaration of Independence and photocopies of documents containing some of the signers' signatures (1822-1881), as well as newspaper clippings, correspondence, and memorandum by historians about the Texas Declaration of Independence (1929-1952).

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Restrictions

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.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Childress, George Campbell, 1804-1841
Subjects
Declaration of Independence (Texas)
Revolution (Texas : 1835-1836)
Signatures (Writing)
Places
Texas

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Related Materials

See also Texas Declaration of Independence.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Declaration of Independence Autograph Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2D54 [SRH1230005779] Clippings, letters, memoranda, 1929-1952
Photocopies, 1822-1881

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