Sam Houston Correspondence WLU Coll. 0038

Sam Houston Correspondence WLU Coll. 0038


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Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library, Special Collections and Archives

204 W. Washington
Lexington, VA 24450
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Repository
Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library, Special Collections and Archives
Identification
WLU.Coll.0038
Title
Sam Houston Correspondence 1846
Quantity
1 Volumes
Quantity
1 Item letter is 2 leaves
creator
Houston, Sam, 1793 - 1863
source
Irwin, George Junkin
creator
Desney, D.
Language
English
Language
These materials are in English.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Sam Houston Correspondence, WLU Coll. 0038, Special Collections and Archives, James G. Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

In some cases the citation format may vary. Please contact Special Collections' staff to verify the appropriate format.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The copy of the bound volume was a gift from George J. Irwin.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains a copy of one bound, typed volume of Sam Houston's letters dated 1815-1860, including those housed in the University of Texas Archives, the Sam Houston Normal Institute, and the collection of John H. Gundlach in St. Louis, Missouri. They cover the topics of Houston's private life, his views on political affairs, and his involvement in political and military life, shown through correspondence with various politicians, generals, and his wife and friends. There is also a single letter, dated April 7, 1846, from Sam Houston in Washington, D. C. to D. Desney(?) in Cincinnati acknowledging a favor 'during our struggle for freedom.'

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Correspondence
  • Desney, D.
  • Houston, Sam, 1793 - 1863
  • Irwin, George Junkin

Existence and Location of Originals

The original bound volume of letters is located at the University of Texas archives.


Container List

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Desney, D.
  • Houston, Sam, 1793 - 1863
  • Irwin, George Junkin