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Descriptive Summary

Biographical / Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

OCLC Number

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Madge Williams Hearne Collection, 1817-1853



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hearne, Madge Williams, 1872-1955
Title: Madge Williams Hearne collection
Dates: 1817-1853
Abstract: The Madge Williams Hearne collection contains letters, legal documents, resolutions, appointments, and proclamations related to Texas statesman Sam Houston. It mostly consists of letters written to Sam Houston and others by important historical figures, especially during the Revolutionary period in Texas (1835-1836) and the years of the Republic of Texas (1836-1846).
Identification: camh-arc-004161
Extent: 4 inches
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical / Historical Note

Madge Williams Hearne (1872-1955), born in Texas, was the granddaughter of Sam Houston (1793-1863). She attended Baylor University, where she met Roy W. Hearne (1871-1917). They married and had two children, Sam Houston Hearne and Marian Hearne. She was an active member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas San Jacinto Chapter and aided in the establishment of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum. In addition, she sat on the Board of Trustees of the San Jacinto Museum of History and campaigned for the Big Bend area to be preserved as a national park. The Roy and Madge Hearne House, located in San Antonio, Texas, remains a Texas Historical Landmark, as it was the first house in the city with electricity.

Sam Houston (1793-1863) was an acclaimed military leader and politician in both Tennessee and Texas. In 1832, after serving as both a congressman and governor of Tennessee, he moved to Texas and became entangled in pre-Texas Revolution proceedings. During the Revolution itself he was appointed as major general of the Texas army. Following the conflict, he served as president of Texas and later, after Texas joined the Union, he became a Texas senator and governor.

Sources:

"Houston, Sam."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed November 15, 2019. https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fho73.

"San Jancito Dispatch, February 2011."The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, San Jacinto Chapter. Accessed November 15, 2019. http://www.sanjacintodrt.org/documents/feb2011newsletterpart1.pdf.

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Scope and Contents

The Madge Williams Hearne collection, 1817-1853, includes letters, certificates, appointments, resolutions, notices, and financial records highlighting Houston's career as an agent to the Cherokee Indians, a politician in Tennessee, a major general of the Texas Army during the Texas Revolution, and the president of the Republic of Texas. Letters include those written to Sam Houston from Andrew Jackson, Mirabeau B. Lamar, William Christy, George W. Hockley, and Mexican general Santa Anna, along with original translations of Santa Anna's letters into English. The first series contains mostly original documents, while the second series includes photocopies of original documents.

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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
Brigham, Asa, approximately 1790-1844
Burleson, Edward, 1798-1851
Christy, William, 1791-1865
Hearne, Madge Williams, 1872-1955
Hockley, George Washington, 1802-1854
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863.
Hunt, Memucan, 1807-1856
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Jones, Anson, 1798-1858
Lamar, Mirabeau B. (Mirabeau Buonaparte), 1798-1859
Raymond, James Hervey
Rusk, Thomas J. (Thomas Jefferson), 1803-1857
Santa Anna, Antonio López ˜deœ 1794-1876
Smith, Ashbel, 1805-1886
Williamson, Robert McAlpin
Subjects
Cherokee Indians
Revolution (Texas : 1835-1836)
Places
Republic of Texas

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Related Materials

Sam Houston's papers were divided among various family members and now make up several collections in different locations.

See also:

Sam Houston Papers, 1814-1957

Sam Houston Hearne Papers, 1820-1929

James R. and Ewing B. Irion, Houston - Anna Raguet Papers

Henry Raguet Family Papers, 1786-1935

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Separated Material

Letter from Memucan Hunt to Sam Houston, 30 July 1842, separated to 2.325/V57 (oversized documents)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Madge Williams Hearne Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Briscoe Center staff. Subsequent revisions were made by Caroline Collins, November 2019.

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OCLC Number

21785583

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

Manuscripts
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3N197 [SRH1230018874] Certificate, A. M. Adair, et. al., for George W. Jewel, September 16, 1836
Stephen F. Austin to U.S. Secretary of State Wm. H. Wharton, Appointment as Minister to U.S., November 18, 1836
Letter from Amelia Barr to S. Penland, undated
Letter from B. E. Bee to Sam Houston, February 28, 1838
Hamilton P. Bee, Resolution, certified, February 28, 1846
Letter from Thomas H. Benton to Sam Houston, August 15, 1829
Edward Burleson, public addresses, March and April, 1842
Letter from William Christy to Sam Houston, January 2, 1843
Letter from William Christy to Sam Houston, March 8, 1844
Letter from Flacco to Sam Houston, March 24, 1843
Letter from Patrick Henry to Sam Houston, November 6, 1836
Letter from George W. Hockley to Thomas J. Rusk, March 21, 1836
Letter from George W. Hockley to Sam Houston, September 4, 1837
Letter from George W. Hockley to Sam Houston, February 20, 1840
Letter from George W. Hockley to Sam Houston, February 1, 1842
Letter from George W. Hockley to Sam Houston, June 8, 1842
Letter from George W. Hockley to Sam Houston, January 15, 1843
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2.325/V57 [SRH1230002527] Letter from Memucan Hunt to Sam Houston, July 30, 1842
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3N197 [SRH1230018874] Ira Ingram and Richard Ellis, Joint Resolution regarding James Hamilton, December 22, 1836
Letter from Andrew Jackson to Sam Houston, March 8, 1826
Letter from Sidney A. Johnston to Barnard E. Bee, February 27, 1838
Letter from Mirabeau B. Lamar to Sam Houston, July 7, 1837
Letter from Mirabeau B. Lamar to Sam Houston (duplicate), July 7, 1837
Letter from Morgan to Sam Houston, January 27, 1837
Letter from Richard Peashe to G. W. Hockley, February 23, 1839
Letter from Charles H. Raymond to Sam Houston, July 26, 1842
Letter from Thomas J. Rusk to the People of Texas, June 27, 1836
Letter from Thomas J. Rusk to Sam Houston, August 4, 1836
Letter from Thomas J. Rusk to Sam Houston, July 2, 1836
Letter from Thomas J. Rusk to Sam Houston, December 5, 1836
Letter from Antonio López de Santa Anna to General Urrea (letter translation), July 4, 1836
Letter from Antonio López de Santa Anna to General Jackson, July 4, 1836
Letter from Antonio López de Santa Anna to Sam Houston, July 22, 1836
Letter from Antonio López de Santa Anna to Sam Houston, July 22, 1836
Letter from Antonio López de Santa Anna to Sam Houston, November 5, 1836
Letter from Antonio López de Santa Anna to Sam Houston (letter translation), November 5, 1836
Letter from Antonio López de Santa Anna to Sam Houston (letter translation), November 5, 1836
Letter from Juan N. Sequin to Sam Houston, December 6, 1836
Letter from Ashbel Smith to Sam Houston [Van Zandt], November 29, 1843
Letter from Ashbel Smith to Sam Houston, June 7, 1850
Letter from Henry Smith to Sam Houston, November 21, 1835
Letter from J. Snively to Sam Houston, November 22, 1837
Letter from J. Snively to Sam Houston, August 7, 1837
Letter from Benjamin F. Tankersley to Sam Houston, August 3, 1842
Letter from G. W. Terrell to Sam Houston, September 4, 1842
Letter from Thomas Wm. Ward to Sam Houston, February 23, 1842
Letter from James Webb to Sam Houston, July 6, 1842
Letter from R. M. Williamson to Sam Houston, April 7, 1836
Letter from R. M. Williamson to Sam Houston, April 7, 1836
Letter from H. Yoakum to Sam Houston, April 15, 1850
Notice, undated
Manuscripts Written by Sam Houston (Photocopies)
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3N197 [SRH1230018874] Sam Houston's appointment as sub-agent to the Indians, September 27, 1817
Letter of resignation from Sam Houston to William Hall, April 16, 1827
Order of payment, June 20, 1837
Bill, April 23, 1838
Bill from Sam Houston to John McKean, May 7, 1838
Order of payment, July 2, 1838
Note from Sam Houston to James S. Holman, May 3, 1840
Order of payment from Sam Houston to A. Brigham, January 20, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to A. Brigham, March 3, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to A. Brigham, March 10, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to A. Brigham, March 11, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to A. Brigham, March 17, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to A. Brigham, March 28, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to A. Brigham, March 31, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to A. Brigham, April 10, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to A. Brigham, April 16, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to A. Brigham, May 30, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to James H. Raymond, June 6, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to James H. Raymond, June 8, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to James H. Raymond, June 8, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to James H. Raymond, June 8, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to James H. Raymond, June 19, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to James H. Raymond, June 19, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to James H. Raymond, June 20, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to James H. Raymond, June 26, 1843
Order of payment, June 28, 1843
Note to J. W. Cloud from Sam Houston, paid by verbal order (fragment), June 28, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to James H. Raymond, July 7, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to James H. Raymond, July 13, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to A. Brigham, July 16, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to James H. Raymond, July 2?, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to James H. Raymond, July 28, 1843
Order of payment, July 29, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to James H. Raymond, July 30, 1843
Order of payment from J. H. Raymond to Jas. B. Shaw, August 8, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to James H. Raymond, September 2, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to James H. Raymond, September 4, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to James H. Raymond, September 25, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to James H. Raymond, September 27, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to James H. Raymond, October 2, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to James H. Raymond, October 6, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to A. Brigham, October 14, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to Asa Brigham, December 11, 1843
Order of payment from Sam Houston to A. Brigham, February 8, 1844
Order of payment from Sam Houston to the Treasurer, March 11, 1844
Order of payment from Sam Houston to the Treasurer of Texas, March 29, 1844
Order of payment from Sam Houston to the Treasurer of Texas, March 29, 1844
Order of payment from Sam Houston to the Treasurer, March 30, 1844

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