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[Transcript of Letter from George L. Hammeken to Guy M. Bryan, February 28, 1844]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from George L. Hammeken to Guy M. Bryan in which Hammeken recounts events from Hammeken's long acquaintance with Stephen F. Austin. Subjects include: Hammeken's plan to help Austin escape from one of several prisons where he was detained, Austin's views on statehood and independence, Austin's death, and general reflections on Austin's character.
Date: February 28, 1844
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[Transcript of letters between Mary Austin Holley and Emily M. Austin Bryan Perry, March 23, 1844]

Description: Copy of transcript for letters between Mary Austin Holley and Emily M. Austin Bryan Perry. Holley writes to Perry proposing to write a memoir or biography of Stephen F. Austin, as well as sends her regrets for not visiting her while in Texas. Perry responds with an approval of the biography project, but feels that writing a more complete version of early Texas history ought to wait out of respect for parties involved.
Date: March 23, 1844

[Transcript of copy of agreement entered into between Guy M. Bryan and Hempstead and Johnson Esq., June 6, 1844]

Description: Copy of transcript for an agreement entered into between Guy M. Bryan, Samuel Hempstead and Robert W. Johnson concerning the division of James Bryan's New Madrid claims amongst his heirs. This a copy of a copy of a transcript of the agreement. This copy is faded and difficult to read. (See relation field for the original copy of the transcript of the document.)
Date: June 6, 1844

[Transcript of Letter from Mary Austin Holley to Emily Margaret Austin Perry, May 19, 1844]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Mary Austin Holley to Emily Margaret Austin Perry in which Holley provides a cursory inventory of the documentation she has collected in order to write the biography of Stephen F. Austin. Holley requests that Perry locate any additional personal papers belonging to Stephen F. Austin that document the early years (1821-1831).
Date: May 19, 1844

[Transcript of an Extract of a Letter from Ad Interim President Burnet to Mary Austin Holley, April 25, 1844]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Ad Interim President Burnet to Mary Austin Holley, in which Burnet describes his ideas of Stephen F. Austin. Burnet praises Austin's character and offers an explanation for Austin's name slipping into relative obscurity among younger Texans, while Sam Houston rose in popularity.
Date: April 25, 1844