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The population database contains counts of slaves and slaveholders in each Texas county with surviving tax returns from the Republic of Texas era. During the years 1837 to 1845, residents of the Republic of Texas attempted to finance their new nation with taxes collected on a wide range of personal property held by local citizens. One of these categories of taxable property were the enslaved men and women held by...
Established in Houston in June 1838, and edited by Hamilton Stuart, the Civilian...
Founded just before the Texas Revolution in 1835, the Telegraph & Texas Registerbecame a thriving newspaper in the growing town of Houston during the Republic of Texas era. This section contains digitized articles from the newspaper that touch on the issues of slavery, cotton markets, and the annexation of Texas to the United States.
James F. Perry was the brother-in-law of Stephen F. Austin, the most prominent agent of American settlement in Mexican Texas. James Perry and his family came to Texas in the early 1830s, where he set up a plantation in Brazoria County called "Peach Point" and made money as a cotton planter. The digitized letters in this collection provide a window into Perry's management of his slaves and plantation,...
The Diplomatic Correspondence of Texaswas published in 1908 as a collection of the official correspondence that passed between the Republic of Texas and foreign nations. This section offers digitized transcriptions of letters that dealt with the issue of slavery in Texas, including diplomatic discussions between the Lone Star Republic and nations over the future of slavery in the region.
Originally published in 1898 by H.P.H Gammel, the Laws of Texascontained all the laws concerning Texas passed by the Mexican Congress (at both the state or federal levels), by the Congress of the Republic of Texas, and by the state of Texas. This section contains digitized transcriptions of the laws in this collection that touched in slavery, agriculture, and taxation in Texas during the years between 1821...
This is a collections and primary source resource that contains the papers of Justice Tom C. Clark, and Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Cases of the Supreme Court. Tom C. Clark is, to date, the only Texan who has ever served on the Supreme Court of the United States. Born in Dallas, Texas, September 23, 1899, Clark received his law degree from the University of Texas in 1922. He joined the Justice Department in...
The Samuel Peterson Diaries were purchased by Tarlton Law Library in 2007 and added to Rare Books and Special Collections. This virtual exhibit was originally designed to complement a physical exhibit displayed in the Susman-Godfrey atrium of Jones Hall in Spring 2008. The Rare Books and Special Collections department at Tarlton Law Library serves as the repository for the Law School's historical materials and...
Justices of Texas 1836-1986This digital library describes the 160 individuals who, as members of the Texas Supreme Court and Texas Court of Criminal Appeals from 1836 to 1986, shaped the rights of Texas citizens. Justices of Texas includes, for each justice, a portrait, a biography, citations to opinions, and links to resources with additional information. 
Using the wartime diary of Alexander Hobbs, this module explores how teachers and scholars can approach the Civil War on the Gulf Coast.
original book [32] p. : ill., map (fold.) ; 15 x 22 cm. Includes a map of the Houston Ship Channel from Galveston Bay into downtown Houston along Buffalo Bayou, featuring all industries, railways, public and private docks
Orders to pay. Drawn by Treasurer of the County of Galveston, R.H. Howards, attested to by Oscar Farish, clerk. To pay $40 to F.M. Joseph for removal of the safe.
Printed document with 1 map, 251 pp. Reid, Samuel C. (Samuel Chester). The scouting expeditions of McCullochs Texas Rangers, or, The summer and fall campaign of the Army of the United States in Mexico, 1846: including skirmishes with the Mexicans, and an accurate detail of the storming of Monterey: also, the daring scouts at Buena Vista: together with anecdotes, incidents, descriptions of country, and sketches of...
1972 Sears Cup National Championship team at Houston Yacht Club including Paul Thompson, Skipper Clark Thompson, Jr., and Buddy Brown.
One black and white photograph of loading cotton aboard steamship, just before World War II
One black and white photograph of the Houston Ship Channel/ added 13-page document on the Principal Industries. Port Facilities, and Points of Interest along the Houston Ship Channel
One black and white photograph of ship and boats in a channel, Houston
Annotated typescript of biography of Galveston founder Michel Branamour Menard. The contents include a sketch on Menard from the Galveston Directory for 1866-1867, a discussion of Menard from Early Issues of Capital Stock, a sketch of Menard from the Galveston Daily News, and a memorandum by Sue Menard McCaleb. 38 page typescript biography of Michel Branamour Menard, annotated by Houston Wade.
Photographs of the Texas City, Texas waterfront which was later devastated by the April 16, 1947 disaster which occurred when a French ship carrying fertilizer on Galveston Bay caught fire and exploded. The nearby Monsanto styrene plant and other petroleum refineries, homes, warehouses, ships and buildings were largely destroyed. At least 576 were killed and 4,000 injured, with the town being almost completely...
Photographs of the Texas City, Texas waterfront after it was devastated by the April 16, 1947 disaster which occurred when a French ship carrying fertilizer on Galveston Bay caught fire and exploded. The nearby Monsanto styrene plant and other petroleum refineries, homes, warehouses, ships and buildings were largely destroyed. At least 576 were killed and 4,000 injured, with the town being almost completely...
This letter is part of a larger collection, for which there is a guide on-line at <a href="http://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC/finding-aids/manuscripts/0536" target="_blank">http://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC/finding-aids/manuscripts/0536</a>. The letters are from Rice Institute student Otto Eisenlohr to his high school sweetheart and eventual wife, Gainor Roberts, regarding student life,...
Interview of Esther Quan conducted by Pin-Fang Wang and Clarissa Cox, June 3, 2010 in Houston, Texas. This recording forms part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University. This collection includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with Asian Americans native to Houston.
Wea Lee, interviewed by Pin-Fang Wang and Yuanzhuo Wang, July 2 & 3, 2010, in Houston, Texas. This recording forms part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University. This collection includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with Asian Americans native to Houston.
One black and white photograph of the Brown Shipbuilding Co. shipyard.
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