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Collection Reference Number GLC02925.14
From Archive Folder Album of letters to Alfred Burr and Henry Deming 
Title Sam Houston to Alfred E. Burr asking for articles to be sent to him
Date 31 December 1851
Author Houston, Sam (1793-1863)  
Recipient Burr, Alfred Edmund  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Asks Burr to write a letter to Thomas J. Rusk, even though he had previously asked Gideon Welles to do so. Also asks Burr to send him the "piece you spoke of in the Times, the Santa Anna letter, and the last 'Times'."
Subjects Texas  American West  Politics  Journalism  Mexican War  Latin and South America  Global History and Civics  
People Houston, Samuel (1793-1863)  Burr, Alfred Edmund (1815-1900)  Rusk, Thomas J. (Thomas Jefferson) (1803-1857)  Welles, Gideon (1802-1878)  Santa Anna, Antonio López de (1794?-1876)  
Place written Buffalo, New York
Theme Government & Politics; The Mexican War
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Alfred Burr was publisher of the Hartford Daily Times for sixty one years, and a major figure in Connecticut politics. Gideon Welles (1802-1878) was another Connecticut journalist and politician. He later became Secretary of the Navy under President Lincoln. Thomas J. Rusk (1803-1857) was one of the two original senators from Texas. The other was Sam Houston. Rusk served in the Senate up until his death.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945