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Biography of Private Alfonso Steele (Deceased) Last Survivor of the Battle of San Jacinto, Together with Mr. Steele's Account of the Campaign and Fight, and the Official Report of General Sam Houston, With Complete Roster of the Commands Composing the Little Army.

Description: This book is separated into three basic sections starting with an autobiographical sketch about Alfonso Steele, the last survivor of the Battle of San Jacinto. Next, an article by the editor of The Mexia Daily News that gives an overview of Steele's children and grandchildren. Finally, the report from General Houston includes "documents of Major General Sam Houston, Commander-in-Chief of the Texas army, sent to David G. Burnett, President of the Republic of Texas" which "give an authentic account of the battle of San Jacinto, a complete list of the heroes who fought in that engagement, and they clear up some points heretofore the object of controversy" (p. 13).
Date: [c. 1925]
Creator: Steele, Alfonso
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

Did Sam Houston Live in Georgetown?

Description: Essay discussing evidence for and against Sam Houston's alleged residence in Georgetown, Texas.
Date: [1943..1949]
Creator: Mann, William L.
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Williamson Museum

The Battle-Field of San Jacinto : An Historical Sketch

Description: A book about the Battle of San Jacinto; from the title page: "A concise treatment of the causes which brought about the battle, the results which flowed from it, and the character and qualities of the man who composed the Texas Army."
Date: unknown
Creator: Kittrell, Norman G. (Norman Goree), 1849-1927
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Personal Correspondence of Sam Houston, Volume 3: 1848-1852

Description: This book is the third in a series of four volumes and contains collected correspondence to and from Sam Houston. The letters include footnotes that give clarification and context. The volume also has appendices, a bibliography, and an index (which starts on page 493).
Date: 1999
Creator: Roberts, Madge Thornall
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Press

The Personal Correspondence of Sam Houston, Volume 4: 1852-1863

Description: This book is the fourth in a series of four volumes and contains collected correspondence to and from Sam Houston. The letters include footnotes that give clarification and context. The volume also has an appendix, addenda, bibliography, and an index (which starts on page 523).
Date: 2001
Creator: Roberts, Madge Thornall
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Press

The Personal Correspondence of Sam Houston, Volume 1: 1839-1845

Description: This book is the first in a series of four volumes and contains collected correspondence to and from Sam Houston. According to information on the inside front cover, it includes letters "between Sam Houston and his wife, and their letters to other family members, family physicians, and close personal friends." The letters include footnotes that give clarification and context. The volume also has a bibliography, appendix, and index (which starts on page 377).
Date: 1996
Creator: Roberts, Madge Thornall
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Press

The Personal Correspondence of Sam Houston, Volume 2: 1846-1848

Description: This book is the second in a series of four volumes and contains collected correspondence to and from Sam Houston, primarily between Houston and his wife. The letters include footnotes that give clarification and context. The volume also has a bibliography and index (which starts on page 391).
Date: 1998
Creator: Roberts, Madge Thornall
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Press

Star of Destiny: The Private Life of Sam and Margaret Houston

Description: This biography of Sam and Margaret Houston draws on surviving personal letters and writings to describe their lives together. The book roughly covers the time from their meeting to their deaths in 1863 and 1867, respectively. Index starts on page 419.
Date: 1993
Creator: Roberts, Madge Thornall, 1929-
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Press

[General Sam Houston]

Description: A full-body portrait photograph of General Sam Houston. He is posed holding a hat and walking stick in front of a nature backdrop.
Date: unknown
Creator: Raba, Ernst Wilhelm, 1874-1951
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: San Antonio Conservation Society

[Letter from Sam Houston to Joseph Ellis, June 12, 1847]

Description: A letter from Sam Houston to his friend Joseph L. Ellis of Grand Cane at his plantation "Pleasant Lawn." Discusses Judge Worsham, the health of the Houston family and neighbors. This letter is purported to be a hoax and forgery, as multiple copies exist.
Date: June 12, 1847
Creator: Houston, Sam
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Denton Public Library