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Sam Houston Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0038

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a copy of one bound, typed volume of Sam Houston's letters dated 1815-1860, including those housed in the University of Texas Archives, the Sam Houston Normal Institute, and the collection of John H. Gundlach in St. Louis, Missouri. They cover the topics of Houston's private life, his views on political affairs, and his involvement in political and military life, shown through correspondence with various politicians, generals, and his wife and friends. There is also a single letter, dated April 7, 1846, from Sam Houston in Washington, D. C. to D. Desney(?) in Cincinnati acknowledging a favor 'during our struggle for freedom.'


  • Creation: 1846


Language of Materials

These materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.


1 Volumes

1 Item : letter is 2 leaves

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The copy of the bound volume was a gift from George J. Irwin.

Existence and Location of Originals

The original bound volume of letters is located at the University of Texas archives.

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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

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