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John Wyatt Moody Biographical Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 181
Abstract: This collection includes transcriptions of correspondence between Sam Houston and John Wyatt Moody when Moody was auditor of the Army of the Republic of Texas and then of the Republic of Texas. The folder also contains correspondence between Helen Foster Snow, relative of John Wyatt Moody, and Jean Halden Walker, both genealogists researching the Moody family and its family holdings in Houston.
Dates: 1946 - 1967

Judge Peter W. Gray papers

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Identifier: MS 417
Overview The Judge Peter W. Gray papers include extensive handwritten documents on several of Gray’s early Texas district court cases, lectures, speeches, and official documents concerning the creation and organization of the Texas Historical Society. Court cases relate to murder, slavery, counterfeiting, the legal nature of circumstantial evidence and self defense; the notes related to these cases are generally Judge Gray’s direction to juries. The speeches include a speech given by Gray at the...
Dates: 1841-1870

Thomson family of Texas papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 288
Abstract: This collection is bound into an 8”x11” spiral binder, and contains typed transcripts of letters and recollections of various members of the Thomson family, describing family business, moves to Texas, general health of Texas colonists, the Mier Expedition, the Texan struggle for independence. Some accounts are first hand descriptions of participation, such as James Monroe Hill’s account of the Battle of San Jacinto.
Dates: 1832 - 1898