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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Album of letters to Alfred Burr and Henry Deming
|Sam Houston to Alfred E. Burr asking for articles to be sent to him
|31 December 1851
|Houston, Sam (1793-1863)
|Burr, Alfred Edmund
|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'."
|Texas American West Politics Journalism Mexican War Latin and South America Global History and Civics
|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)
|Buffalo, New York
|Government & Politics; The Mexican War
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
|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.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945