Descriptive Summary


  • Title: Temple Houston Morrow: Sam Houston Family Papers
  • Dates: 1836-1969, and undated
  • Abstract: The collection consists of letters and other documents from the Samuel Houston family
  • Collection Number: S727.1
  • Quantity: 1 small box (0.2 linear feet)
  • Biographical Sketch:


    Temple Houston Morrow, longtime president of Traders and General Insurance Company of Dallas, Texas, was the son of Nancy Elizabeth Houston Morrow and a grandson of Samuel and Margaret Lea Houston. He and his wife moved to Lubbock, Texas, in 1945 following his retirement. Samuel Houston is one of Texas’ most prominent historical figures. His efforts to free Texas from the Mexican government are remembered in the historic battles sites, which live on to this day in Texas history.

    Scope and Content:


    These materials, which were collected by the Honorable Temple Houston Morrow, grandson of Samuel and Margaret Lea Houston, reveal the life of the Sam Houston Family through letters, which were composed principally by Mrs. Houston; and through assorted documents and receipts, which recorded some of the business transactions of the family during that era. The Sam Houston’s correspondence are from the period when he served Texas as a United States Senator and as Governor of the state. It also includes some letters written by Sam Houston, Jr., when he served with a confederate artillery battery in Louisiana.

    Organization:


    The collection is organized into the following series:

  • Sam Houston
  • Mrs. Sam Houston
  • Sam Houston, Jr.
  • Houston Family Manuscripts
  • Restrictions:


    Open for research, however the original correspondence and other documents were photocopied and replaced. The originals are restricted. For permission to examine them please contact the director of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.

    Index Terms:


    The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.

    Subjects (Persons)

  • Houston, Samuel, 1793-1863.
  • Houston, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1894.
  • Houston, Margaret Moffette Lea, 1819-1867.
  • Morrow, Temple Houston.
  • Subjects

  • Houston family--Correspondence.
  • Texas history--Correspondence--Manuscripts.
  • Preferred Citation:


    Temple Morrow Houston: Sam Houston Family Papers, 1836-1969 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

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