Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

J. W. Flanagan Collection

Manuscript Collection: MC019

Collection Summary

Creator: Flanagan, James W., collector
Title: J. W. Flanagan collection
Dates: 1760-1882
Dates: (Bulk: 1785-1849)
Abstract: This collection focuses on the autographs of famous Americans of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Identification: MC019
OCLC Record No.: 46996323
Quantity: 1 box (.2 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English and Portuguese.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, financial and legal documents, printed materials, and autographs (1760-1882) document early United States and Texas history in this collection donated to the San Jacinto Museum of History by Colonel J. W. Flanagan in 1942.

A calendar of the J. W. Flanagan Collection is available in the Herzstein Library.


Documents are arranged according to series and then chronologically.


Restrictions on Access


Terms Governing Use

Open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jacinto Museum of History. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Jacinto Museum of History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Index Terms

Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Gregg, Alexander, 1819-1893
Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wagner), 1815-1872
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804
Hammond, B. F., 1818-1890
Hill, Bennett Hoskin, 1817?-1886
Johnston, Albert Sidney, 1803-1862
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
Pitt, William, Earl of Chatham, 1708-1778
Scott, Robert N. (Robert Nicholson), 1838-1887
Smith, Ashbel, 1805-1886
Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869
Throckmorton, J. W. (James Webb), 1825-1894
Townsend, Martin I. (Martin Ingham), 1810-1903
Walling, Jesse
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852
United States. Army.--Officers
Banks and banking--United States
Land grants--Texas
United States--Commerce--18th century

Administrative Information


[Identification of Item], J. W. Flanagan Collection, MC019, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.


Colonel James W. Flanagan, 1942.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Canby Jackson, 2001.




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24 1 William Pitt to Whitehall 1760 August 23
2 Alexander Hamilton to the State of Massachusetts 1790 March 30
3 Aaron Burr to E. Greenberg 1796 January 6
4 Daniel Webster 1833 January 2
5 Ashbel Smith to M. Vattemore 1844 December
6 G. Brown to Marques Lisboa (Portuguese) 1847 December 22
7 Albert Sidney Johnston to L. Thomas 1856 May 4
8 Robert E. Lee to L. Cooper 1860 October 16
9 B. H. Hill to Henry W. Halleck 1864 October 12
10 J. W. Throckmorton to Edwin M. Stanton 1867 March 9
11 Alexander Gregg to "My dear Bishop" 1874 March 13
12 J. W. Throckmorton to M. I. Townsend 1877 November 28
13 Jefferson Davis to Robert N. Scott 1882 November 27


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24 14 Checks: Alexander Hamilton, N. Gilman, Ben Stoddart, George Clymer, Bushrod Washington, James Madison, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, R. M. Johnson 1794-1827
15 Checks: W. L. March, John Quincy Adams, Thomas Moore, Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, Schuyler Colfax, J. A. Garfield, U. S. Grant 1828-1868
16 Promissory Notes: Clement Biddle, Charles Carroll, Aaron Burr 1785-1831
17 Receipts: Moses Austin 1799 September 28
18 Sight Drafts: Arthur St. Clair, Robert Morris 1785, 1795


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24 19 Texas Military Manuscripts 1849
20 General: Land Deed, Certification of Witness, Statement of Guardianship 1834-1840

Printed Material

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24 21 Certificates, Bond, Broadside 1830-1869


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24 22 Rear Admiral Bligh, Chester A. Arthur, Fred T. Frelinghuysen, C. J. Folger, Benjamin Harris Brewster circa 1760-1882