[Lorenzo de Zavala’s empresario contract]


Terms and conditions of Lorenzo de Zavala's impresario contract. This copy dated 5/22/1830.

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Zavala, Lorenzo de May 22, 1830.


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Texas General Land Office

The Texas General Land Office contributes items from their Historic County Map Collection, ca. 1838-1939 ( 926 maps), Lorenzo de Zavala Online (13 items), and the O. Henry Collection (11 items). The historic county maps are cadastral (land ownership) maps, showing original surveys, usually made by virtue of a land grant, within a particular county in Texas. In Lorenzo de Zavala Online, see the Expediente of de Zavala's 1829 colonization contract, as well as correspondence to or from Jose Angel Navarro, Jose Domingo Ugartechea, Jose Maria Falcon, Martin Perfecto de Cos, Stephen F. Austin, Manuel de Mier y Teran, and Ramon Musquiz. As part of the O. Henry Collection, the General Land Office contributes maps drawn and signed by O. Henry, administrative records, newspaper clippings, a written account, and a land grant records.

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Terms and conditions of Lorenzo de Zavala's impresario contract. This copy dated 5/22/1830.


Leona Vicario, copy, 3 pp.


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Lorenzo de Zavala Online: Empresario, Statesman and Texas Revolutionary

Lorenzo de Zavala Online: Empresario, Statesman and Texas Revolutionary gathers materials from several diverse institutions, bringing them together in one virtual collection. Lorenzo de Zavala's remarkable accomplishments provide a tantalizing glimpse of this versatile individual--newspaperman, physician, public servant, empresario, diplomat, governor, statesman, and first interim Vice-President of the Republic of Texas.

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See Also: : For a copy of the complete expediente of this contract see Box 127:10, p. 63ff. (Leona Vicario, copy, 3 pp.)

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  • May 22, 1830

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Zavala, Lorenzo de. [Lorenzo de Zavala’s empresario contract], letter, May 22, 1830; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5854/: accessed October 25, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas General Land Office.