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The Texas Digital Newspaper Program is a partnership to provide broad geographic access to digitized Texas newspapers as far back as 1829. This is a very popular collection with some outstanding partners across Texas. Newspapers are being added to the Portal regularly. Some of the current titles include the Telegraph and Texas Register, the Bartlett Tribune, the Texas Ranger, the Palo Pinto Star, the Texas Democrat...
The history of Austin has been filled with events great and small, significant and trivial, historic and amusing. All have contributed to building the city that is first in our hearts. Finding these milestones is one of the pleasures of conducting research in the Austin History Center.
Millie Crawford shows off a pioneers artifacts display at Marshall Public Library.
Hand-drawn map in black ink showing roads, structures, and names of residents; only known map of Washington-on-the-Brazos in the 19th century
The war in Texas; a review of facts and circumstances, showing that this contest is a crusade against Mexico, set on foot by slaveholders, land speculators, & c. in order to re-establish, extend, and perpetuate the system of slavery and the slave trade.
From Republic to State: Debates and Documents Relating to the Annexation of Texas, 1836-1856
Pioneer kitchen display in the Deaf Smith County Museum.
Battle flag said to have been captured from Santa Anna at San Jacinto
Book written by Harriet Durst about her husband, John Durst and the early days in Texas
Combat near the Mission Concepción -- The siege of Bexar -- Refugio Mission -- Ground plan of Fort Defiance -- Map of Texas, with Coahuila, in 1835-36 -- Military map of Texas and Coahuila, as Mexican territory, 1835-36 -- The Alamo -- Siege of the Alamo -- Fannin's fight -- Map of the battlefield of San Jacinto.
Letter from Zavala to Mexia. Zavala’s feelings for his birth and mother country, Mexico and his confidence toward his new country and on the Texas military. Velasco, May 26, 1836.
Letter from unknown person to Mexia: Arriving to Galveston and hearing the news of the retreat of the enemy. Describes conditions of the prisoners in Galveston and mentions speaking to some of the imprisoned officers. Galveston, May 27, 1836.
Letter from Santa Anna: Santa Anna’s military orders withdrawing Mexican troops from the San Jacinto battlefield, April 22, 1836.
Lorenzo de Zavala to his son, reporting that, at personal sacrifice, he has agreed to escort Santa Anna to Veracruz, as a service to Texas. Also discussed land and money transactions with Colonel Lamar and other family matters and finances. Velasco, Texas, May 28, 1836.
Correspondence to Burnet indicating that Zavala will be able to join the next Cabinet meeting.
Letter from Lorenzo de Zavala Jr. to unknown person enclosed with with an additional letter to W.E. Hutchison. The letter addressed to Hutchison describes the mis-handling of the affairs over the estate and property of the deceased Lorenzo de Zavala Sr. The additional letter to unknown person describes his own eye-witness account of the events of the Battle of San Jacinto and his personal endeavors afterwards....
Letter from Frank N. Johnson to Julia Zavala with handwritten copy of Captain R.M. Potter's account of Zavala's life taken from a paper furnished by Captain Potter himself. This biography of Zavala that Potter sketches deals mostly with his political life.
A letter by Burnet in response to Zavala's resignation from the office of Vice President.
Letter from Baradere to Valentin Gomez Farias, being thankful to him for his attention, and being sorry that Zavala gave up his Mexican citizenship.
Formal statement regarding colonization of families in Texas. Mexico, March 19, 1836. Signed by Padilla, Jose Maxia Dias Noriego, and Juan L. Velazques. Letter written by Padilla.
Certification that Lorenzo de Zavala is one of seven Delegates to the Consultation for the Municipality of Harrisburg. Vote for delegates to the 1836 Convention. Includes: Statements of elections held in various houses in the Municipality. A list of voters and votes received (includes de Zavala's name as a voter) Compiled return showing Zavala with 115 votes.
Letter from Zavala to Mexia. Zavala's feelings for his birth and mother country, Mexico and his confidence towards his new country and on the Texas military. Velasco, May 26, 1836.
Biography of Zavala taken from Biografias de Mexicanos Distinquidos by Francisco Sosa.
A brief biography of Lorenzo de Zavala
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