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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

[Copy of letter from Sam Houston to Joseph Ellis, June 12, 1847]

Description: Copy of 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. It was found folded inside a book that was published in the late 1800s and given to the library over sixty years ago.
Date: June 12, 1847
Creator: Houston, Sam
Partner: Denton Public Library

Engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument, On This Field

Description: Photograph of an engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte. It reads: "On this field on April 21, 1836 the army of Texas commanded by General Sam Houston, and accompanied by the Secretary of War, Thomas J. Rusk, attacked the larger invading army of Mexicans under General Santa Anna. The battle line from left to right was formed by Sidney Sherman's regiment, Edward Burleson's regiment, the artillery commanded by George W. Hockley, Henry Millard's infantry and the cavalry under Mira… more
Date: May 2, 2005
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Sam Houston's Cabin]

Description: Photograph of Sam Houston's log cabin. The cabin is a brown wooden building with a rectangular door. There are large pots outside the cabin and a white picket fence extends across the background of the photo.
Date: December 1948
Creator: Streng, Evelyn Fiedler
Partner: Texas Lutheran University

[Postcard of Barton House in Salado, Texas]

Description: Postcard of a two-story stone and wood house with a rust-red roof and a small, slightly raised, covered porch at the front right of the house. Groups of trees surround the house on all sides, partially obscuring the front of the house. The second story has three wood-framed windows, and a small stone chimney stack sits on the left side of the roof. A green, grassy lawn stretches out in front of the house, while large white clouds are visible in the blue sky above. On the back are postcard marki… more
Date: 1980
Creator: Spiller, Doug
Partner: Salado Public Library

[Sam Houston's Home]

Description: Photograph of Sam Houston's home in Huntsville, Texas. The house is a white wooden building with rectangular windows and a breezeway in the middle of the building.
Date: December 1948
Creator: Streng, Evelyn Fiedler
Partner: Texas Lutheran University

[Base of Statue]

Description: Photograph of the text engraved on the base of a statue of Sam Houston in Huntsville, Texas. Plants and a building are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[News Script: Sculptor]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Louis Bartolome Somoza, who is helping with refurbishment of the sculpture at the Sam Houston Grave, in Oakwood Cemetery, in Huntsville; Argentine sculptor Somoza has volunteered his time and skills, and is replacing the broken off toes of Houston from the granite sculpture on the grave.
Date: November 21, 1964
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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