Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

Hett Collection

Manuscript Collection: MC181

Collection Summary

Creator: Hett, Karen McCann
Title: Hett collection
Dates: 1836-1870
Abstract: Copies of legal documents illuminate the lives of James H. Collard and Jonathan S. Collard of the Republic of Texas.
Identification: MC181
Quantity: 14 items
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

Little is known about Mrs. Karen McCann Hett, compiler of the collection.

Scope and Content Note

This collection is comprised of copies of 14 documents from the Texas State Archives which date from 1836 to 1870 and pertain to Jonathan S. Collard, veteran of the Texas Revolution, and James H. Collard, San Jacinto veteran. The documents are organized by person and processed as received. There are thirteen Republic of Texas claims including audited claims, public debt claims, Republic pensions and unpaid and miscellaneous claims pertaining to Jonathan S. Collard. A single audited military claim for James H. Collard is dated June 6, 1839.


Arrangement as the collection was received is maintained.


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

Collard, James Hillness
Collard, Jonathan Stark, 1807-1896
Texas. Army
Texas--History--Republic, 1836-1845

Archivist's Note

The original documents duplicated in this collection can be accessed at the Texas State Archives in Austin, Texas, or online at

Administrative Information


[Identification of Item], Hett Collection, MC181, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.


Mrs. Karen McCann Hett, December 1976.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa M. Lomas, 2012.


box folder
145.3 1 Jonathan S. Collard 1836-1870

box folder
145.3 2 James H. Collard 1839 June 6