Lot 234: Temple Houston

RR Auction

2015-10-29 11:33:20

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Lot 234: Attorney and Texas state senator (1860-1905) who was the last-born child of Sam Houston, the first elected president of the Republic of Texas. ALS, two pages, 8.5 x 11, Real Estate Dealer letterhead, January 14, 1893. Letter to Francis Lubbock, the ninth governor of Texas, in full: "My name will be presented to Mr. Cleveland for the post of consul general to Mexico. You are probably aware that I speak the Spanish and am thoroughly familiar with the history, literature and resources of Mexico and the characteristics of her people. Will be very grateful to you if you will write me at address below as shining a letter as you can conscientiously compose to Mr. Cleveland enumerating my qualifications for the post. It will be remembered that it is contrary to the policy of the government to appoint Texans to diplomatic posts in Mexico, but the conduct of father toward the captured at San Jacinto relieves me from objections that in a general way might apply to Texans in connection with diplomatic posts in Mexico. You can easily assign reasons why the appointment would be acceptable to both Texas and Mexico." Partial separations to intersecting folds (one vertical fold bisecting the first and last names of the signature) and slight scattered soiling, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by several articles, a biographical booklet, and a glossy 8 x 10 photo of Houston. The brother of Thomas Saltus Lubbock, for whom the Texan city is named, Francis Lubbock joined the Confederate Army after his two-year term as governor in 1863, and by the following year was promoted to aide-de-camp Jefferson Davis. Provenance: The Robert Davis Collection. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $400-600
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