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Henry Raup Wagner collection of Texas manuscripts

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-339
Scope and Contents

The Henry Raup Wagner Collection of Texas Manuscripts contains letters, including several from or pertaining to Stephen F. Austin, official correspondence and documents, decrees, "expedientes" and reports, recording the history and development of Mexico's northeastern frontier from 1707-1847. Most concern Texas, but the collection also includes documents concerning Louisiana, New Mexico, the Provincias Internas and the Estados Internos de Oriente. Researchers should note that spelling variations as found on the original documents are maintained in the finding aid, so "jefe" may appear as "gefe", "Bexar" as "Bejar", etc. When searching for specific terms, this should be taken into account. The original documents are accompanied by a series of typed translations, prepared by John V. Clay and Alan Probert, of the letters and documents concerning Juan Davis Bradburn.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Henry Raup Wagner Collection of Texas Manuscripts is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Henry Raup Wagner, 1919.

Associated Materials

Other portions of Wagner's Texas manuscripts have been cataloged separately. They include the Wagner Collection of Texas and Coahuila Land Grants and papers of Jean Louis Berlandier and of Philip Nolan.

Dates
1707-1847
Extent
2.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Related Names
Wagner, Henry R. (Henry Raup), 1862-1957
Language of Materials
Spanish; Castilian