University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Sam Houston Hearne Collection

Descriptive Summary

Creator Hearne, Sam Houston
Title Sam Houston Hearne Collection
Dates: 1820-1929
Abstract Collection of Sam Houston Hearne, great-grandson of Sam Houston, consists primarily of Houston family correspondence, letters sent and received by Houston during and directly after the Texas Revolution and during his Texas presidency, and correspondence between Houston and Guy M. Bryan concerning Stephen F. Austin.
OCLC No. 21794369
Extent 11in.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Sam Houston's colorful public life began with his heroic action during the War of 1812. He served as congressman and governor of Tennessee, spent years among the Indians, was commander-in-chief of the Texas army in the Texas Revolution, then president of the Republic of Texas, and later Texas senator and governor.

Chronology of Sam Houston's Life and Career

March 2, 1793 Houston's birth to Samuel and Elizabeth (Paxton) Houston in Rockbridge County, Virginia
1813 Enlisted in the United States Army
May 1818 Resigned from the Army as a first lieutenant, to begin the study of law
October 1818 Elected district attorney of Nashville, Tennesse, district
ca. 1819 Appointed adjutant general of the Tennessee state militia with rank of colonel
1821 Elected major general of the state militia
1823 Elected to U.S. House of Representatives as delegate from Tennessee
1825 Re-elected to U.S. Congress
1827 Elected governor of Tennessee
1829 Married and separated from Eliza H. Allen of Gallatin, Tennessee
1829 Resigned as governor of Tennessee
1829-1835 Served as business and diplomatic agent for the Cherokees in the Indian Territory
1832 Houston's probable first trip into Texas
1833 Returned to Texas to attend the Convention of 1833 as a representative of Nacogdoches
1835 Elected delegate to the Consultation, and the General Council elected him major general of the Texas Army
1836 Elected delegate to the Convention of 1836; elected commander-in-chief of the Texas Army; led army to victory at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21
1836-1838 Elected and served as President of the Republic of Texas
1839-1841 Elected and served as representative from San Augustine County to the Fourth and Fifth Congresses
1840 Married Margaret Moffette Lea in Marion, Alabama
1841-1844 Elected and served second term as President of the Republic of Texas
1845 Elected delegate from Montgomery County to the Convention of 1845
1846-1859 Elected by the Texas Legislature to the U.S. Senate
1856 Discussed as possible presidential candidate for the Know-Nothing Party
1857 Defeated in election for governor of Texas
1859 Elected governor of Texas
1860 Discussed as possible presidential candidate for the Constitutional Union Party
1861 Declined to take the oath of allegiance to the Confederacy and was ousted as governor by the Secession Convention
July 26, 1863 Died at his home in Huntsville, Texas

Content and Arrangement

This collection primarily documents Sam Houston's relationship with his family, his military career as Commander-in-chief of the Texas Army, and his political career as U.S. Senator from Texas. Materials bulk with correspondence between Sam Houston and family, friends, and political associates, and primarily date from the 1830s through the 1850s. The collection includes a small amount of legal and financial documents, broadsides, pamphlets, and newsclippings. The materials are numbered individually and arranged both by correspondent and chronology. Sizeable bodies of letters by a particular correspondent have been kept together, then ordered chronologically. Individual letters are arranged by chronology.

The listing of each letter is based on that used in the calendars in The Writings of Sam Houston. 8 vols. (Edited by Amelia W. Williams and Eugene C. Barker. Austin and New York: Jenkins Publishing Company, 1970.) The sender and receiver of each letter is followed by a brief description of content, place of origin, date, and document number.

Transcriptions are provided for the first 71 documents, and thereafter for those letters written by Sam Houston. Transcriptions that arrived with the collection were checked for accuracy and corrections were added in brackets when necessary. All transcriptions include exact renderings of the originals, including misspellings and errors in grammar and punctuation. Endorsements added on the letters' reverse sides by the senders were included in the transcriptions. Words or names that could not be deciphered are indicated by "[?]".

A cursory comparison of letters in this collection to those in The Writings of Sam Houston revealed that this collection was not included in that compilation. Two exceptions are a letter from Sam Houston to Guy M. Bryan, dated November 15, 1852, in which Houston reviews his relations with Stephen F. Austin (Vol. 5), and a letter from Houston to John Hancock discussing politics and political parties, July 21, 1856 (Vol. 6).

Photocopies of documents and transcriptions must be serviced for routine use by patrons. The photocopies are arranged in the same order as the original documents and are located in 3N198. Permission to view the original materials must be obtained from the repository.



Correspondence, financial and legal documents, newspaper clippings, poems, broadsides, and pamphlets arranged by subject and chronologically.


Use Restrictions

Original documents not available for use without special permission. Photocopies of collection provided for patron use.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836.
Bryan, Guy Morrison, 1821-1901.
Houston, Margaret Lea, 1819-1867.
Houston, Margaret Lea, 1848-1906.
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863--Archives.
Houston, Sam, Jr., 1843-1894.
Houston, Sam, family.
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845.
Jones, Anson, 1798-1858.
Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez de, 1794?-1876.
Allen, Eliza H.
Allen, Robert Thomas Pritchard
Austin, Stephen Fuller
Bee, Barnard E.
Bell, Peter Hansborough
Bryan, Guy Morrison
Buchanan, James
Collinsworth, James
Cosley, Michael see Costley, Michael
Costley, Michael
Currey, Ben F.
Dickson, David Catchings
Ellis, Richard
Fillmore, Millard
Fisher, Henry Francis
Hall, Warren D. C.
Houston, Andrew Jackson
Houston, Antoinette Power
Houston, Elizabeth Paxton
Houston, Margaret Lea
Houston, Margaret Moffette Lea
Houston, Mary William
Houston, Nannie E.
Houston, Sam
Houston, Sam, Jr.
Houston, Temple Lea
Houston, William Rogers
Jackson, Andrew
Johnston, Albert Sidney
Jones, Anson
Lamar, Mirabeau B.
Mathews, Thomas
Miller, Washington D.
Pease, Elisha Marshall
Polk, James K.
Rogers, William P.
Royston, Mart H.
Rusk, Thomas Jefferson
Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez de
Scott, Winfield
Seguin, Juan Nepomuceno
Smith, Henry
Somervell, Alexander
Thruston, Algernon Sidney
Thurston, Algernon Sidney see Thruston, Algernon Sidney
Van Zandt, Isaac
Wharton, William Harris
Elections--Texas--History--19th century.
Indians of North America--Texas.
Religious life.
San Jacinto, Battle of, 1836.
Texas--Annexation to the United States.
Texas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Texas--History--Republic, 1836-1846.
Texas--History--Revolution, 1835-1836.
Texas--Politics and government.
Alabama Indians
Alcoholic beverages
American Party see Know-Nothing Party
Army of the Republic of Texas see Texas. Republic. Army
Bastrop Military Institute
Boundaries see under Individual location
Boundary disputes see under Individual location
Caddo Indians
Cherokee Indians
Civil War, 1861-1865 - Texas
Comanche Indians
Constitutional Union Party see also Know-Nothing Party
Constitutions - Texas see Texas. Constitutions
Consultation of 1835
Convention of 1833
Democratic Party
Education - Costs
Elections, presidential - Texas. Republic
Elections, presidential - United States
Indians of North America see also Names of individual tribes
Indians of North America - Government relations
Ioni Indians see Caddo Indians (Ionies)
Kansas-Nebraska Act
Know-Nothing Party see also Constitutional Union Party
Land grants
Lipan Apache Indians
Liquor see Alcoholic beverages
Louisiana - Boundary - Texas
Medical practices
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Mexico. Army
Mexico - Foreign relations
Military affairs - Texas
Military posts
Military supplies - Texas. Republic
New Mexico - Boundary - Texas
Politics and politicians - Texas
Popular sovereignty
Provisional government of Texas
San Jacinto, Battle of
Scarlet fever
Somervell Expedition
Songs and singing - Texas
Statehood - Texas see Annexation
Texas - Boundary - Louisiana
Texas - Boundary - New Mexico
Texas - Boundary dispute - New Mexico
Texas. Constitutions
Texas. Legislature
Texas. Republic
Texas. Republic. Army
Texas Revolution
Tonkawa Indians
Treaties - Indians
United States. Congress. Senate
Wars see Names of individual wars
Whig Party
Wilmot Proviso
Austin, Texas
Bastrop, Texas
Camp Bowie (Texas)
Camp Independence (Texas)
Camp Vigilance (Texas)
Huntsville, Texas
Independence, Texas
Nacogdoches, Texas
Neches River (Texas)
Sabine River (Texas)
San Augustine, Texas
San Saba County, Texas
Washington County, Texas
Washington, D.C.

Related Material

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

See also:

Sam Houston Papers, 1814-1957

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

Henry Raguet Family Papers, 1786-1935

Administrative Information

Cite as:

Sam Houston Hearne Collection, 1820-1929, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Detailed Description of the Collection



3N199 [RESTRICTED] Correspondence, 1820-1867 and undated
Correspondence, 1820-1827
Houston to Col. P. Parsons, an order for a General Court Matial; Murfreesboro, [Tennessee], April 28, 1820
Houston to United States, notification of Army pay due; Nashville [Tennessee], January 24, 1821
Robert Allen to Houston, concerning persons hostile to Houston; Nashville [Tennessee], June 23, 1825
Houston to Dr. Boyd McNairy, note arranging a meeting with Col. McGrigor; Franklin [Tennessee], September 21, 1826
Andrew Jackson to Houston [fragment], discussing European affairs; Nashville [Tennessee], February 15, 1826
W. C. Mynott et al. to Houston, toast to Houston; Knoxville [Tennessee], August 9, 1827
Correspondence: Sam Houston to Margaret M. Houston, 1848-1856 and undated
Houston to Margaret M., assuring her of his non-attendance at Washington theaters; Washington [D.C.], February 19, 1848
Houston to Margaret M., letter of affection, with discussions of Congressional debate and appropriations and John C. Calhoun's charge against him; Washington [D.C.], March 7, 1849
Houston to Margaret M., advocating religion and temperance in Washington; Washington [D.C.], March 11, 1849
Houston to Margaret M., letter of affection; Washington, [D.C.], April 7, 1856
Houston to Margaret M., discussing his preparation for Senate debate; Washington [D.C.], April 14, 1856
Houston to Margaret M., letter written to Houston from J. Milliken of Philadelphia, Milliken expresses support for Houston and laments the national dissension caused by the issue of slavery; Washington [D.C.], January 14, 1859. January 15, 1859
Houston to Margaret M. [fragment], discussing the possibility of his nomination for the Presidency and Thomas Rusk's disavowal of his [Rusk's] candidacy, n.p., n.d. [1856?]
Correspondence: Margaret M. Houston to Sam Houston, 1854:
Margaret Houston to Sam Houston, discussing her health and the children; Independence, June 14, 1854
Correspondence: Margaret M. Houston to children, Maggie [Margaret Lea] and Sam, Jr., 1859-1867:
Margaret M. Houston to Maggie concerning home news and urging religious devotion; Huntsville, March 29, 1859
Margaret M. Houston to Maggie, reporting news of the capture of Sam, Jr. by Yankees in Civil War battle; Cedar Point, May 10, 1862
Margaret M. Houston to Sam Houston, Jr., letter of affection and advice; Independence, January 18, 1864
Maggie and Margaret M. Houston to Sam Houston, Jr., [fragment], concerning family news; n.p., February 16, 1864
Margaret M. Houston and Maggie to Sam Houston, Jr., concerning family news; Independence, February 18, 1864
Margaret M. Houston to Sam Houston, Jr., concerning family news and urging religious devotion; Independence, July 1, 1864
Margaret M. Houston to Maggie, concerning family news; Independence, November 23, 1867
Correspondence: Sam Houston to Sam Houston, Jr., 1849-1860 and undated
Houston to Sam, Jr., letter of affection; Washington [D.C.], February 16, 1849
Houston to Sam, Jr., letter of affection; Washington [D.C.], August 8, 1852
Houston to Sam, Jr., letter of paternal affection and admonition, and discussing the death of a colleague in the Senate; Washington [D.C.], January 15, 1853
Houston to Sam, Jr., regarding his studies at a military academy in Bastrop; Austin, January 27, 1860
Houston to Sam, Jr., concerning family news; Austin, April 3, 1860
Houston to Sam, Jr., concerning family news; Austin, April 16, 1860
Houston to Sam, Jr., concerning family news; Austin, April 23, 1860
Houston to Sam, Jr., providing instructions for treatment of scarlet fever; Austin, April 25, 1860
Houston to Sam, Jr., providing instructions for treatment of scarlet fever; Austin, April 26, 1860
Houston to Sam, Jr., concerning family news; Austin, April 27, 1860
Houston to Sam, Jr., urging loyalty to the United States government; Austin, May 2, 1860
Houston to Sam, Jr., discussing the failure of the Constitutional Union Party convention in Baltimore to nominate Houston as their presidential candidate; Austin, May 17, 1860
Houston to Sam, Jr., regarding the failure of the Constitutional Union Party convention in Baltimore to nominate Houston as their presidential candidate, and discussing Mart H. Royston; Austin, May 18, 1860.
Houston to Sam, Jr., concerning family news; Austin, May 25, 1860
Houston to Sam, Jr., concerning family news and the Bastrop Military Institute; Austin, June 4, 1860
Houston to Sam, Jr., discussing the heavy expenses of his children's education; Austin, July 10, 1860
Houston to Sam, Jr., concerning family news; Austin, October 13, 1860
Houston to Sam, Jr., concerning family news; Austin, October 16, 1860
Houston to Sam, Jr., granting permission to his son to return home from school in Bastrop; Austin, November 8, 1860
Houston to Sam, Jr., urging religious devotion; n.p., n.d.
Correspondence: Sam Houston to Maggie Houston [Margaret Lea], 1858-1862 and undated:
Houston to Maggie, letter of paternal affection and admonition; Washington, [D.C.], January 17, 1858
Houston to Maggie, letter of affection; Washington, [D.C.], December 23, 1858
Houston to Maggie, urging religious devotion; Washington, [D.C.], December 26, 1858
Houston to Maggie, concerning family news; Washington, [D.C.], January 10, 1859
Houston to Maggie, concerning family news; Washington, [D.C.], Attached clipping praises Houston in Senate debate, January 18, 1859. undated
Houston to Maggie, letter of parental affection and admonition, and regarding his departure from the Senate to return to Texas; Senate Chamber, Washington, [D.C.], February 10, 1859.
Houston to Maggie, regarding his departure from the Senate; Senate Chamber, Washington, [D.C.], February 24, 1859.
Houston to Maggie, concerning family news; Cedar Point, April 16, 1862.
Houston to Maggie, letter of parental affection and admonition; n.p., n.d.
Correspondence: Sam Houston and Guy M. Bryan, 1852-1853
Bryan to Houston, requesting Houston's opinion of Stephen F. Austin, in regards to Bryan's possible support of Houston as a presidential candidate; Peach Point, Postscript discusses Houston's favorable response; March 11, 1852. July 8, 1853.
Bryan to Dr. D.C. Dickson, discussing state politics, particularly Sam Houston's candidacy for the Presidency, as well as the candidacies of Elisha M. Pease and Peter H. Bell; Brazoria County, July 18, 1852.
3S192 Houston to Bryan, expressing his support and admiration for Stephen F. Austin during their association. Discusses their first encounter in 1833, their mutual roles at the Convention of 1833, Austin and Houston as commanders of Texas troops, Houston's support of Austin as Provisional Governor and as a commissioner to the United States, and Houston's decision to run for President of the Republic in 1836; Huntsville, November 15, 1852.
3N199 [RESTRICTED] Bryan to Houston, in response to Houston's letter of November 15, 1852, about Stephen F. Austin, Bryan elaborates upon Austin's role in the Texas Revolution; Peach Point, April 21, 1853.
Bryan to Houston, copy of Bryan's letter of April 21, 1853 [Document #53]; Peach Point, Includes postscript, April 21, 1853. August 20, 1853.
Correspondence: Sam Houston and Guy M. Bryan, 1853:
Houston to Bryan, requesting a copy of Bryan's letter of March 11, 1852; Huntsville, May 19, 1853.
Bryan to Houston, responding to Houston's request for a copy of Bryan's letter of March 11, 1852; Peach Point, July 10, 1853.
Houston to Bryan, replying to Bryan's letter of April 21, 1853, which concerned Houston's association with Stephen F. Austin, Houston defends his decisions to take command of the Texas troops in 1836 and to run for the presidency of the Republic of Texas in 1836; Huntsville, October 21, 1853.
Houston to Bryan, copy of Houston's letter of October 21, 1853 [Document #57]; Huntsville, October 21, 1853.
Correspondence, 1836:
Richard Ellis to Houston, regarding Houston's appointment as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the Republic of Texas; Washington, March 5, 1836.
James Collinsworth and Richard Ellis to Houston, appointing Houston the Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the Republic of Texas; Washington, March 6, 1836.
Ben F. Currey to Houston, congratulating Houston for his victory at San Jacinto. Briefly discusses General Santa Anna's capture and his own efforts to gain recognition for the Republic of Texas from the U.S. government; Washington City [Washington, D.C.], June 7, 1836.
Houston to the General commanding the Army of Texas, protesting plans to place General Santa Anna on trial by the Republic of Texas government; Ayish Bayou, July 26, 1836.
Houston to Captains Lanham and Kimbro, ordering strict vigilance and discipline among military troops; Nacogdoches, September 1, 1836.
Houston to Michael Cosley [Costley], ordering his troops to Murchison [near San Augustine] to control troublesome Ioni Indians; Nacogdoches, September 5, 1836.
Houston to Col. H. Raguet, ordering military supplies for Daniel Parker; Nacogdoches, September 8, 1836.
Houston to Col. J. Smith, ordering Smith to San Augustine to procure rifles for fighting hostile Indians; Nacogdoches, September 9, 1836.
Houston to Captain Michael Cosley [Costley], ordering vigilance among Cosley's troops in regards to troublesome Ioni Indians on the Neches River and prohibiting the use of alcohol among the troops; Nacogdoches, September 12, 1836.
Houston to Ioni Chief, urging good behavior and peace; Nacogdoches, September 12, 1836.
Houston to Col. James Smith, ordering his troops to protect the frontier between the Neches and Brazos Rivers. Poem in French on reverse side; Nacogdoches, September 18, 1836.
Houston to Capt. Jewel, ordering him to San Augustine to obtain arms for fighting the Indians; Nacogdoches, September 19, 1836.
John Campbell to Houston, relating news of Houston's Wife Eliza, Allen Houston in Tennessee, and offering military aid against another Mexican invasion; Washington City, October 6, 1836.
R. H. McEwen to Houston, discussing mutual family members, McEwen's reluctance to adopt Houston's niece and accept the costs of her education, news about Houston's first wife Eliza H. Allen, and praising Houston as a statesman; Nashville [Tennessee], December 13, 1836.
Barnard Bee to Houston, discussing his steamboat trip to reach Washington, D.C.; Steamboat near Louisville, Kentucky, December 24, 1836.
Correspondence, 1837-1841:
Col. John [Juan] N. Seguin to Houston, reporting his troops' movements, news of a possible Mexican invasion, and Texas Indian tribes' collaboration with the Mexican Army; Camp Vigilance River, San Antonio, March 9, 1837.
Houston to Col. A. Sidney Thruston, ordering that no unprovisioned volunteers were to be accepted in the Texas Army; Columbia, March 9, 1837.
Thomas J. Rusk to Houston, reporting a clash between white settlers and the Ioni Indians; Nacogdoches, May 19, 1837.
William Paxton to Houston, letter of introduction for Thomas Mathews regarding aid and information in emigrating to Texas; Lewisburg, Virginia, March 21, 1837.
James C. Allan, certifying D. Sample's violation of possessing alcohol in camp; Camp Bowie, April 29, 1837.
Capt. D. Sample to Houston, appealing to Houston to reverse Sample's dishonorable discharge and reinstate him. Describes use of liquor in the Texas Army; Houston City, June 1, 1837.
Houston to N. F. Smith, order allocating corn to Smith; n.p., June 10, 1837
Houston to W. B. P. Gaines, receipt for note for $350; Nacogdoches, July 15, 1837
Houston to A. C. Horton, order to advance $1,000 to J. W. J. Niles; Houston, November 20, 1837
Houston to A. R. Allen & Co., ordering reimbursement to Alabama Indian Chief Okie for one stolen horse; Houston, September 6, 1837
A. S. Thruston to Houston, warning of existing animosity towards Houston; n.p., March 23, 1838
A. Sidney Johnston to William Preston, letter of introduction on behalf of Sam Housston; Houston, February 20, 1839
K. H. Van Ransselear to Houston, expressing regret for not returning to Texas because of financial problems; Albany, New York, December 1, 1841
Correspondence and Documents, 1842-1848:
General A. Somervell to Houston, urging an invasion of Mexico in retaliation for predatory raids by the Mexican Army into Texas; Brigade Headquarters, San Antonio de Bexar, March 18, 1842
U.S. Secretary of State Daniel Webster to James Reily, Chargé d'Affaires of Texas, arranging an appointment; Washington [D.C.], April 25, 1842
U.S. Secretary of State Daniel Webster to Isaac Van Zandt, Chargé d'Affaires of Texas, acknowledging receipt of Van Zandt's letter about Texas Indians; Washington, [D.C.], January 20, 1843
Houston to Anson Jones, relating a dream of Mrs. Houston's; n.p., February 20, 1843
U.S. Secretary of State Daniel Webster to Isaac Van Zandt, Chargé d'Affaires of Texas, notifying Van Zandt of Senate ratification of treaty between the U.S. and Texas; Washington, [D.C.], March 11, 1843
J. Ea [?] den to Houston, discussing the New Mexico boundary dispute of 1849-1850 and asserting Texas's right to the possession of Santa Fe; n.p., Newsclipping included n.d.
U.S. Secretary of State James Buchanan, to C. H. Raymond, explaining postponement of presidential reception; Washington, [D.C.], March 17, 1845
Houston to James K. Polk, formally offering his services in the event of war with Mexico; [Tensaw?] Louisiana, September 29, 1845
3S192 John Lockhart Estate administrators to Houston, receipt for payment of goods and services; Washington, November 1, 1845
3N199 [RESTRICTED] Houston to Colonel Ira R. Lewis, transfer of judgement recovered by Houston against Mirabeau B. Lamar; Montgomery County, Texas, January 23, 1846
[Houston?], stipulations for treaty with Indians; n.p., n.d.
[Houston?] to Hayden Arnold, Secretary of Indian Commission, stipulations for treaty with Indians; n.p., n.d.
Texas Legislature, Joint Resolution calling for reimbursement by U.S. government for expenses incurred by Texas volunteers in U.S. military service in 1846; Austin, March 10, 1848
George T. Wood to Houston, printed copy of a Joint Resolution by the Texas Legislature, addressing the Wilmot Proviso, slavery, the Walker Tariff, and the Mexican War; Austin, March 20, 1848
Texas Legislature, Joint Resolution calling for extension of the Texas boundary to one half of the waters at Sabine Pass, Lake, and River; Austin, March 18, 1848
Texas Legislature, Joint Resolution concerning military posts on the Texas frontier and relations with Texas Indians; Austin, March 20, 1848
W. D. Miller to Houston, discussing Anson Jones and Texas annexation to the United States; Austin, December 3, 1848
Correspondence and Documents, 1853-1865:
Dr. D. C. Dickson to Houston, discussing the 1853 Texas election candidates, including Guy M. Bryan for the Texas Senate and himself for Lieutenant Governor; Anderson, May 23, 1853
Amelia Matilda Murray to Houston, describing the route of her trip to the northern states; New Orleans, May 3, 1855
William E. [Lawrence?] to Houston, discussing Houston's adversaries and the national political scene; New York, September 28, 1855
3S192 Houston to John Hancock, discussing Andrew Jackson, the decline of the Jacksonian Democratic Party and the Whig Party, sectionalism, the Republican Party, the Kansas-Nebraska bill, James Buchanan, Millard Fillmore, and the 1856 presidential election; Washington, [D.C.], July 21, 1856
3N199 [RESTRICTED] Houston to Martin A. Lea, concerning family matters; n.p., January 17, 1861
Margaret M. Houston, and J. Carroll Smith to Ashbury Daniel, power of attorney for the Sam Houston Estate; Washington County, December 21, 1865
Miscellaneous documents, pamphlets, broadsides, newsclippings, 1823-1929 and undated:
William Carroll to Houston, certificate of election to the United States House of Representatives, Murfreesborough, Tennessee, September 26, 1823
Mariano Arista to the governors of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas; broadside of report urging Mexican towns to provide assistance to the Mexican Army; Saltillo, Coahuila, [in Spanish] May 9, 1840
"Star of Texas," song lyrics, 1842
Anson Jones to people of Texas, broadside proclaiming cessation of hostilities with Mexico; Washington, June 6, 1845
3S192 Dr. D. C. Bellows for Sam Houston, Jr., phrenological chart and analysis; Huntsville, October 28, 1849
Johann Schach to Henry F. Fisher, transfer of land grant; Austin, July 2, 1856
3N199 [RESTRICTED]Documents of Major Gen. Sam Houston, Commander in Chief of the Texian Army. To His Excellency David G. Burnet, President of the Republic of Texas, Containing a Detailed Account of the Battle of San Jacinto (Gonzales: Inquirer Office), pamphlet includes roster of troops who participated in the Battle of San Jacinto as well as those who were killed or wounded. Note on cover and last page by Moses Austin Bryan, 1874, 1874
William Carey Crane, "Sam Houston's Wife," newsclipping; Houston Post, August, 1884
"General Houston most emphatically asserts that he has no Presidential aspirations....", newsclipping; n.p., n.d.
Pauline Inez Buck, "Story of a Modern Cornelia: Elizabeth Paxton Houston, the Mother of the Great Sam Houston", newsclipping; Houston Daily Post, February 19, 1899
"Faithful Old Servant Dead; Eliza Revels, One of Sam Houston's Family Servants, Has Passed Away," newsclipping; Houston Daily Post, March 11, 1900
"The Battle of San Jacinto," newsclipping; Houston Daily Post, April 24, 1898
S. M. Penland, "Six Graves of Heroes of San Jacinto Battle Are Unmarked," newsclipping; Galveston Tribune, June [1929?]
Article about speech made by Houston in Hartford Daily Times, March 20, 1848
Three calling cards, inviting visitors to home of Mrs. M. M. Houston on the wedding day of Maggie L. Houston and Weston Lafayette Williams, October 17, 1866
Houston family record from family Bible, showing dates and places of birth, marriage and death of Sam Houston, his wife Margaret, and their eight children [incomplete]
Margaret Lea Houston, "On the Death of Miss M. Rogers," poem (transcript); Louisiana Baptist, May 7, 1856
"Death of Mr. W. L. Williams," newsclipping; Santa Anna News, May 24, 1889
L. B. Ward for General Sam Houston, poem about Houston; n.d.
3N198 Photocopy of entire collection