Texas -- History -- To 1846
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Legal and financial documents, correspondence, and military records documenting the history of Texas and the Spanish Southwest. Included is manuscript material generated by the families of Moses and Stephen F. Austin during the settlement of Texas; military records pertaining to the Mier Expedition and the capture of San Antonio de Bexar during the Texas Revolution; and Thomas W. Streeter's research files on the history of Texas and the Spanish Southwest.
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.
The Philip Nolan papers document his expeditions from Louisiana into Texas in the years 1791-1801 and the reaction of the Spanish governors of Texas and Nuevo Santander, including the trial of Nolan's men by the Spanish.
Petitions for land grants in Coahuila and Texas and supporting documentation.
Letters, including several from or pertaining to Stephen F. Austin, official correspondence and documents, degrees, "expedientes" and reports, recording the history and development of Mexico's northeastern frontier from 1707-1847. Most of the collection concerns Texas, but there are also documents concerning Louisiana and New Mexico.