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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
Partner: UNT Press

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: 1925~
Creator: Steele, Alfonso
Partner: UNT Libraries