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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

[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 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 Letter from B. Gillespie to James F. Perry, August 24, 1846]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from B. Gillespie to James F. Perry, in which Gillespie provides news on several legal affairs including the transfer of several Empresario land suits to Travis County for trial and Gillespie's efforts to address ongoing business matters in Bastrop.
Date: August 24, 1846

[Transcript of Letter from J. Howard to Guy Bryant, March 4, 1845]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from J. Howard to Guy Bryant in which Howard, on behalf of the Galveston Lyceum, proposes to commemorate the birth day of Stephen F. Austin in the calender. Howard appeals to Bryant for additional information about Austin that are not included in histories of the country.
Date: March 4, 1845

[Transcript of Letter from Basil G. Ijams to James F. Perry, February 14, 1843]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Basil G. Ijams to Mr. James F. Perry regarding lands Perry sold in Colorado County for taxes owed. The letter, written on behalf of Austin Bryant, informs Perry that Bryant wishes to retroactively adjust taxes owed based on the value of Texas money at the time the lands were sold.
Date: February 14, 1843