Gant, William W., Texas jurist born in Tennessee in January 1809. Washington, Texas, February 1840. Signed as attorney. Receipt to Shubal Marsh for legal fee for writing petition for "prolongation of time." Gant fought at San Jacinto and served in the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Congresses. He was killed by Indians in 1840 and the first memorial of the Texas Bar was published in his honor.
Scope and Contents
Series I contains documents related of the Republic of Texas. These include writs, petitions, and briefs from 1837-1845 regarding persons originally from the State of Tennessee who played a key role in Texas history. The files are alphabetical.
Series II contains pamphlets relating to the history of Tennessee from 1817-1862. Topics are varied by include: vacant lands, presidential candidates, party organizations, tariffs, government expenditures, and foreign relations. The files are chronological.
Series III contains original United States Senate and U.S. House of Representatives broadsides from the 24th through the 30th Congresses in Washington, D.C., relating to the state of Tennessee, from 1835-1848. The Bills cover increases in pensions, invalid pension rolls, payment for horses, establishment of a Marine Hospital at Memphis, and work on the Cumberland Road. The files are chronological.
Series IV contains letters, speeches, circulars, broadsides, monographs, reports, and bills relating to the American Civil War, 1860-1865. The collection was originally assembled as two scrapbooks, on self-adhesive pages but with a backing for each item. The two scrapbooks chronicle the Civil War from beginning to end. The original order of materials has been maintained.
- 1817 - 1924
From the Collection: .42 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box)
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
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