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Thomas W. Streeter collection of Texas manuscripts

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-498-500

Scope and Contents

The Thomas W. Streeter Collection of Texas Manuscripts is divided into three sections: I. Personal Files, 1787-1882 (WA MSS S-498); II. Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence, 1820-1852 (WA MSS S-499); and III. Texas Subjects, 1818-1864 (WA MSS S-500). The collection consists of autographs, letters, land claims, court papers, financial documents, public documents, narratives and histories, recording the history and development of Texas. Each section is arranged alphabetically by the author, item title, or subject.

Section I, Personal Files, contains a wide range of documents including much correspondence between important figures in the early history of Texas, the movement to declare independence from Mexico, and the military conflict between Texas rebels and Mexican officials. Principal correspondents in this collection include Stephen F. Austin, Moses Austin Bryan, Henry Smith, James Kerr, Ramón Músquiz, Mier y Teran, Ira Randolph Lewis, and Thomas Jefferson Chambers.

Section II, Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence is essentially a collection of miscellaneous papers that document the autographs of 37 signatures to the Texas Declaration of Independence. Section III, Texas Subjects, consists of files arranged around places, institutions and episodes of early Texas history.

The Appendix, Streeter's "Catalogue of Texas Manuscripts," contains two notebooks in which Thomas Streeter recorded the description and provenance of each item in the above collections. The catalogues are divided into the same three sections as listed above, each section arranged alphabetically. Some items listed in the notebooks have been cataloged separately (e.g. the Thomas Falconer diary and account).

Dates

  • 1787-1864

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Thomas W. Streeter 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

The collection was purchased by Yale University Library from Thomas W. Streeter.

Extent

4 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.wa498

Overview

The collection consists of letters, land claims, court papers, financial documents, public documents, narrative descriptions, and histories, recording the early history and development of Texas, including the conflicts between Texan and Mexican officials that culminated in the Texas Revolution. Each part is arranged alphabetically by the author, item title, or subject. Accompanied by Streeter's catalogue of his collection in two notebooks.
Title
Guide to the Thomas W. Streeter Collection of Texas Manuscripts
Author
by Beinecke Staff
Date
August 1994
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Revision Statements

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Repository Details

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

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