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Stephen F. Austin Letters

Identifier: A-0123

Scope and Contents

The letters in this small collection were written by Stephen F. Austin during trips to Mexico which were undertaken on behalf of the Texas colonists in an attempt to work out differences between the settlers and the Mexican government. The letters are addressed to Samuel M. Williams, a business associate of Austin, and Austin's sister and brother-in-law, Emily Austin Bryan Perry and James Franklin Perry, who were all living in or near San Felipe de Austin, Texas. All the letters except the one to Samuel M. Williams are included in THE AUSTIN PAPERS. Included with the letters is an original Texian Loan Certificate signed by Austin.


  • Creation: 1832-1836
  • Event: Donated in 1946


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Please use the photocopies and transcripts of the original documents unless given permission by a professional staff member of the archives.


0.10 Cubic Feet


This collection is described in two folders and is housed in a clamshell box. It is organized at the item level.

Related Materials

Austin, Stephen F. Establishing Austin’s colony: the first book printed in Texas, with the laws, orders and contracts of colonization. Austin: Pemberton Press, 1970. ETRC KFT1655.Z9 A814 1970

Guide to the Stephen F. Austin Letters
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Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository