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Jones, Anson 1798-1858

Works: 87 works in 162 publications in 1 language and 2,494 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Records and correspondence  Treaties  Local history  Pictorial works  Archives  Surveys  Commercial treaties 
Roles: Author, Correspondent, Signer
Classifications: F389.J6, 976.404
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Memoranda and official correspondence relating to the Republic of Texas, its history and annexation; including a brief autobiography of the author by Anson Jones( Book )

29 editions published between 1859 and 2012 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Letters relating to the history of annexation by Anson Jones( Book )

8 editions published between 1848 and 1966 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anson Jones : the last President of Texas by Herbert Pickens Gambrell( Book )

3 editions published between 1948 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of doctor, farmer, and politician Anson Jones, who served as the last president of the Republic of Texas and was instrumental in bringing Texas into the union
Texas consular dispatches, records of the U.S. Department of State in the National Archives, Washington, D.C( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some handwritten letters to the U.S. Secretary of State, Daniel Webster, and letters to the Texas Secretary of State, Anson Jones from Joseph Eve; mostly letters from Galveston, Republic of Texas; also includes some issues of "The National Vindicator" and "Texas National Register" both from Washington, D.C., and some issues of Houston newspapers, "Telegraph and Texas register," "The Morning Star, " and "The Citizen."
Family papers by Mary Smith McCrory Jones( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Correspondence, letters, legal documents, financial documents, and biographical material relating to Mary Jones' activities in Texas after the death of her husband, Anson Jones. Correspondents include her sons Samuel, Charles, and Cromwell, and her daughter Sallie. Also included is a family estate ledger and publications of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (1901-1921)
[Land grant] : Austin, [Tex.] by Texas( )

1 edition published in 1843 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Department of State diplomatic correspondence by Texas (Republic)( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Diplomatic correspondence was created in the course of conducting diplomacy between the Republic of Texas and other nations (the United States of America, England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, the Hanse towns (or Hanseatic League), Spain, the Papal States, Mexico, and the rebellious Mexican state of Yucatan). It consists of correspondence between the Republic of Texas' Department of State and diplomatic and consular representatives, both Texan and foreign, dating 1831-1832, 1835-1846, and undated. This correspondence documents the attempts, both successful and unsuccessful, by which Texas sought recognition, aid, and annexation into the Union. The letter books contain copies of both incoming and outgoing correspondence, and document negotiations for loans, and treaties of commerce and recognition, particularly a treaty with Mexico. U.S. diplomatic correspondence discusses Indian affairs, recognition and annexation of Texas by the United States, negotiations for loans, settlement of claims between the two countries, negotiations for duties, extradition, boundaries, and general information on relations with the United States and activities there as reported by the commissioners. English diplomatic correspondence discusses instructions from the Secretary of State to Texas representatives and their reports of activities back to him, claims against Texas for captured British vessels, commercial agreements, recognition of Texas independence, relations with Mexico, protection of British subjects in Texas, slavery and the slave trade, the Texas blockade of Mexican ports, and Texas' annexation to the United States. French diplomatic correspondence discusses instructions of the Department of State to its agents, letters of appointment, attempts to obtain commercial treaties, recognition of Texas independence by the French government, negotiations for a treaty of recognition with Spain, attempts to have France negotiate a treaty of peace and recognition between Texas and Mexico, and establishment of regular mail service between France and Texas. Correspondence relating to the diplomatic relations with Belgium, the Netherlands, Hanse towns, and Spain discusses the recognition of Texas in these countries and Texas' attempts to obtain treaties of amity and commerce. Correspondence relating to the diplomatic relations with Mexico discusses attempts to negotiate a treaty with Mexico, Mexican invasions of Texas, Texas prisoners in Mexico, negotiations with Yucatan for use of the Texas Navy, and the treaty of peace between Yucatan and Mexico; also, a few documents relate to domestic affairs, particularly Indian relations and the depreciation of Texas currency. Correspondence relating to the diplomatic relations with Yucatan includes the treaty by which Texas agreed to furnish naval support to Yucatan's revolution. Correspondents include Republic of Texas Secretaries of State Samuel P. Carson, Stephen F. Austin, James P. Henderson, Robert A. Irion, Barnard Bee, James Webb, David G. Burnet, Abner S. Lipscomb, Joseph Waples, Anson Jones, Ebenezer C. Allen, and Ashbel Smith; Republic of Texas President Mirabeau B. Lamar; Texas Minister to the United States Richard G. Dunlap; Texas chargés d'affaires to the United States James Reily, Joseph Eve, Isaac Van Zandt, and Charles H. Raymond; Texas Commissioners to the United States William H. Wharton and Memucan Hunt; Texas chargé d'affaires to France George S. McIntosh; Texas chargé d'affaires to the Netherlands, Belgium, and the Hanseatic League, W. Henry Daingerfield; Texas diplomatic agent to Mexico James Treat; Republic of Texas financial agent James Hamilton; Texas Commodore Edwin W. Moore; U.S. Secretaries of State John Forsyth and John C. Calhoun; U.S. chargé d'affaires to the Republic of Texas Andrew J. Donelson; U.S. Senator Silas Wright Jr. (who supported Texas annexation); British Foreign Secretaries Viscount Palmerston (Henry John Temple) and the Earl of Aberdeen (George Hamilton Gordon); British chargé d'affaires to Texas Sir Charles Elliott; British minister to Mexico Richard Pakenham; French Foreign Ministers Count Molé (Louis Mathieu), and Francois Guizot; French chargés d'affaires Alphonse de Saligny and Jules Edouard de Cramayel; Mexican President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna; Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs Joaquin G. Rejon; and Colonel Martin F. Pereza of the Yucatan
General correspondence of the Department of State, Republic of Texas by Texas( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Domestic correspondence, home letters, and correspondence relating to domestic affairs were all created and/or collected by the Texas Department of State, later the office of the Secretary of State, during the normal course of business (mostly excluding diplomatic and consular business), and document the non-diplomatic functions of the Department of State of the Republic of Texas, and the Secretary of State's office of the State of Texas. The records date 1822-1859, undated, bulk 1835-1846. Domestic correspondence consists chiefly of letters received by the Executive and State departments (including the Consultation, Provisional, and Ad Interim governments), and also outgoing letters of the Department of State; as well as letters received by Sam Houston as commander-in-chief of the Army. Also included are some commissions, resolutions, and proceedings of citizen's meetings and committees of safety, reports to the President, and addresses of the Convention of 1836 to the people of Texas. Materials prior to the Republic include correspondence, circulars, and reports of Mexican political chiefs and citizens. These records date 1822-1845, bulk 1835-1845. Also included are four letter books containing domestic correspondence, 1836-1842 (which contain, among other things, lists of commissions, estimated expenditures, reports on county boundaries, and lists of county officers). Subjects covered include military defense, Indian relations, land claims, supplies for the Army, the Texas Navy, organization of the government, appointments and commissions, loans and credit of the government, capture and disposition of Santa Anna, claims against the Republic, relations with other nations, elections, printing and translation of laws, reports on county boundaries, and colonization contracts. Correspondents include Robert A. Irion, Stephen F. Austin, Juan N. Seguin, and the presidents of the Republic--David G. Burnet, Sam Houston, Mirabeau B. Lamar, and Anson Jones. Home letters are letters received and sent by the Secretary of State, with some going to the Executive Department, Provisional Governor, and the General Council. Dates covered are 1835-1847. Also included are two letter books labeled <emph render="doublequote">Home Letters, </emph> 1842-1847: one contains letters from the Secretary of State to Republic officials, both national and county; the other contains a list of Perote Castle prisoners, correspondence and colonists lists for several colonization ventures, and a copy of the annexation ordinance adopted July 4, 1845. Most letters pertain to Presidential nominations, appointments, resignations, and supplies for the Army and government offices; also the Texas Navy, postal contracts, claims against the government, printing and distribution of laws, county boundaries, elections, bonds and oaths of office, receipts for payments, and some election returns are covered. Correspondents of note are the presidents of the Republic--David G. Burnet, Sam Houston, Mirabeau B. Lamar, and Anson Jones. Correspondence relating to domestic affairs consists of letters received by the Department of State, the Executive Department or the Provisional Government. Dates covered are 1825-1846, the bulk being 1836-1846. This series of letters was added by State Archives staff to the General correspondence from various sources (including but not necessarily limited to records of the Provisional government, the Convention of 1836, Proclamations of the President, Indian Affairs, and letters received by the President); they were added after the transfer of the other subseries--"Domestic correspondence"and "Home letters"--And therefore contain documents that are not listed on those original inventories. Subjects covered include Indian affairs, relations with Mexico and other nations, organization of the government, contracts, resignations and appointments, loans and credit of the government, colonizations, land claims, claims against the Republic, supplies for the government and the Army, and proclamations of the President. Correspondents include Stephen F. Austin, Santa Anna, William Bryan, and the presidents of the Republic--David G. Burnet, Sam Houston, Mirabeau B. Lamar, and Anson Jones. Finally, a one-volume index to incoming and outgoing correspondence of the President/Governor and the Secretary of State covers the years 1822-1859. Information given in the index includes dates and names of correspondents. Names are arranged first in a roughly alphabetical order, and are then divided by type of correspondence: general (untitled), Army and Navy of Texas, Colonial Affairs, Financial Affairs, and Indian Affairs. Because the Secretary of State?s records are not maintained as they were when the index was created, it cannot really be used to locate specific correspondence. It is nevertheless useful as a guide to what kinds of correspondence were received and sent, providing a context and therefore adding to our knowledge and understanding of the period. Researchers need to consult the several other series of correspondence (domestic correspondence, home letters, and correspondence relating to domestic affairs) to locate specific items written to or by the Secretary of State or the President/Governor. [Note: Researchers need to consult all three series of general correspondence, including domestic correspondence, home letters and correspondence relating to domestic affairs.]
The diaries of Anson Jones during the age of the Republic of Texas by Mary Maynard McMurrey( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

V.T. Mark collection by V. T Mark( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Consists of an assortment of documents relating to land grants, the selling of slaves, and Texas history. Materials include correspondence, deeds, certificates, and a biographical sketch of General Sam Houston. Noteworthy items include an 1839 chattel inventory, an 1822 last will and testament, and four land grant documents ranging in date from 1845 to 1867, two of which are signed by Anson Jones, last president of the Republic of Texas
Thomas William Ward correspondence by Thomas William Ward( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letters written while Commissioner, General Land Office in Austin, Texas, relating to Surveys and to the retention of the government archives by the citizens of Austin during the "Archive War". Included are copies of letters and accounts with Anson Jones and others
Texas Legation (U.S.) correspondence by Texas( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Texas legation in Washington, D.C., headed by a Minister Plenipotentiary, conducted diplomacy between the Republic of Texas and the United States. Records of the legation document that diplomatic business, consisting of correspondence (272 items) and an index, dating 1835-1839, 1841, 1843-1845, and undated, bulk 1836-1839. Subjects include U.S. recognition of Texas independence, proposals for annexation of Texas to the U.S., boundary issues, Native Americans, the slave trade, relations with Mexico (including the repudiated public and secret Treaties of Velasco), the Texas Navy, financial arrangements for loans, bonds, queries regarding land claims, emigration plans, news of relatives supposedly in Texas, etc. Correspondents of particular note are Stephen F. Austin (as Secretary of State of the Republic); succeeding Secretaries of State from Texas, including James Pinckney Henderson and R.A. Irion; John Forsyth (Secretary of State for the U.S.); James Treat (diplomatic agent for the Republic of Texas to Mexico); William H. Wharton (first minister plenipotentiary of the Texas legation); succeeding Texas ministers plenipotentiary Memucan Hunt and Anson Jones; agents and personnel of the Texas Navy; financial agents for Texas; and persons of note, such as Samuel F.B. Morse, Joel Poinsett, Robert Triplett, Thomas Toby (acting with his brother Samuel, as Toby and Brother Company), Branch T. Archer, Thomas Jefferson Chambers, Samuel May Williams, W. Fairfax Gray, and G.W. Hockley. The alphabetical index links correspondents to page numbers assigned to the Legation correspondence. For later Texas legation correspondence (1839-1845) see the Andrew Jackson Houston collection. The notes in the inventory are full of references to the following: Austin Papers (Barker, Eugene C., editor, "The Austin Papers," October 1834-January 1837, The University of Texas, 1927); Garrison (George Garrison, editor, "Diplomatic Correspondence of the Republic of Texas," Washington, Government Printing Office, 1908-1911, 3 volumes); and Streeter (Thomas W. Streeter, "Bibliography of Texas, 1795-1845," Research Publications, 1983); also Sloan (the original inventory compiled by Dorothy Sloan, October 2004, on which most of the individual document Notes and Contents descriptions are based)
Richard Bachman Collection( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Richard Bachman Collection documents the personal and professional lives of early Texas landowners and small business-owning families. The collection spans from 1825 to 1983, with some undated material. The bulk of the material dates from 1840 to 1920, covering the westward expansion of the United States, the Texas Revolution, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Records pertain to seven branches of the donor's family: Rugeley, Miller, Elmore, Obenchain, Wall, Hawkins, and Bachman. The Miller, Rugeley, Elmore, and Obenchain families are most thoroughly documented. The bulk of the manuscript collection is correspondence; other materials included are legal documents such as deeds, land grants, wills and testaments; and financial documents such as receipts, invoices, tax statements, and inventories of property and goods. There are also family announcements, news clippings, memorabilia, and ephemera. Photographs in the collection include daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, cartes-de-visite (CDVs), cabinet cards, tintypes, photographic postcards, and silver gelatin prints. Much of the Miller family papers relates to early Texas life, both personally and professionally. They include John Miller's passport (1837) and certificate of Texas citizenship (1836), a rare early Texas proclamation signed by Republic President Anson Jones granting land to Miller, and a certificate of stock and bylaws of the Colorado Navigation Company (1850). The series also contains many receipts, including slave receipts (1863, undated), documentation of the Millers' cotton sales, and receipts regarding G.F. Miller's business dealings with Edgar Obenchain. The Elmore family papers include family Bible records, correspondence among family members, and original documents concerning the naming of an Alabama county after the family (1850s-1920s). Other documents pertain to the Battle of Galveston, including a notebook with the field notes of Alfred Miller Lea (1863), who is of no known relation to the family. The Rugeley family papers are comprised mostly of correspondence. The letters discuss the Civil War, the early years of Matagorda County, and the daily life of the family. There are also records of the Rugeley Motor Company of Bay City, Texas (1930s-1980s), owned by Rowland Rugeley. The Obenchain-Wall family papers are primarily comprised of the correspondence and legal documents of Edgar Obenchain, including records of his business relationship with G.F. Miller; and that of his sisters Martha (Mattie) Obenchain Wall and Lu Obenchain Alderman Triche, and his granddaughters, Hilda and Lenore Wall. Hilda and Lenore's inheritance from their aunt Lu and their mother Martha is included. General papers include an early Texas Rand McNally map (1880s), a rare early Texas proclamation signed by Republic President Anson Jones, and two broadsides. One broadside, dated August 28, 1845, declares a vote to be held the twelfth of October on the adoption of a new constitution, an ordinance regarding colonization contracts, and the annexation of Texas. The other broadside calls for the re-opening of the Texas Land Office after the Texas Archives War. Included in this series is the Rugeley family Bible, originally owned by Elizabeth Rugeley and dating from 1865, the year of her marriage. The Bible held photographs, newspaper clippings, and family history information. Finally, this series also comprises a selection of clippings pertaining to the J. Bachman Grocery store. Photographs encompass nearly 130 years of family history and include cased ambrotypes and daguerreotypes, loose and cased tintypes, cartes-de-visite (CDVs), cabinet photographs (cabinet cards), mounted and unmounted studio portraits and snapshots, photographic postcards, diffusion transfer prints (Polaroids), charcoal prints, and modern copy prints. The decorative cased photographs are examples of early photographic processes, and the Victorian cabinet card album demonstrates the family's interest in assembling their pictorial history. The wide variety of early Texas photography studios represented help document that profession in this early time period
[Certificate of election] : DS by Texas( )

1 edition published in 1845 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Texas diplomatic notes, records of the U.S. Department of State in the National Archives, Washington, D.C( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Communication from agents of Texas; some messages relate to Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Mexican president at that time. Includes letters sent to Martin Van Buren, President of the U.S.; notes signed by the Texas governor of that period; the unanimous declaration of independence made by the delegates of the people of Texas in general convention on March 1, 1836, in Washington, D.C.; letters to John Foreyth, U.S. Secretary of State from Texas legislators M. Hunt and Anson Jones; an act entitled "An act to reduce into one act, and to amend the several acts relating to the establishment of a general land office," passed Dec. 1837; copy of an act to define the boundaries of the Republic of Texas
Secretary of State consular correspondence by Texas( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Consuls acted as representatives for the Republic of Texas providing potential immigrants with information regarding Texas, certifying documents, and giving information back to Texas regarding foreign attitudes towards the Republic. On December 18, 1837, the Congress of the Republic of Texas adopted the consular system of the United States for the government of the consular agents of the Republic of Texas, and delegated to the Secretary of State the duty of furnishing the Texan consuls with instruction "for the proper regulation of the commercial intercourse between this and foreign countries." Correspondence with Texan and foreign consuls was created in the course of conducting normal consular business, particularly the regulation of commercial ties between Texas and other nations. These records consist chiefly of letters and reports received in the Department of State of the Republic of Texas from agents and consuls, as well as letter books of consular correspondence, and registers of certificates, affidavits, and fees. The records date 1836-1850, 1873-1875, bulk 1836-1846. Some correspondence is from Texan consuls in Great Britain (cities of London, Liverpool), France (cities of Paris, Bordeaux, Marseilles, Le Havre), and other countries (cities of Amsterdam, Bremen, Calcutta), but the majority comes from the Texan consulate office in New Orleans. Other U.S. cities with Texas consular offices included New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Baltimore, Boston, Charleston, Cincinnati, Detroit, Mobile, Natchez, and Natchitoches. The finding aid contains a full list of Texan consuls, with dates of appointment, arranged by city to which they were assigned. Also included in these records is correspondence of the Department of State of the Republic of Texas with foreign consuls, all located in Galveston (1841-1845). Countries with consuls in Texas were the United States, Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, and the Hanseatic League or Hanse towns. Subjects of both kinds of correspondence deal generally with the activities of Texan consuls in attempting to obtain loans, supplies, and favorable commercial relations from other nations, complaints of other nations against the Republic, and attitudes toward the Republic in other countries. Correspondents include William Bryan, David G. Burnet, Thomas Toby, Robert Triplett, Robert Irion, and Anson Jones. Also included are four letter books of consular correspondence, 1837-1845; three registers of certificates, affidavits, and fees from New Orleans, 1837-1841, giving name of person, service rendered by the consul, and fee; and a file regarding the efforts of the widow of Thomas Toby, agent for the Republic, 1836-1838, to collect state monies owed her husband for his services (this file is dated 1873-1875). A list of consuls is given in the online finding aid
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Alternative Names
Anson Jones Amerikaans politicus (1798-1858)

Anson Jones US-amerikanischer Mediziner, Unternehmer, Abgeordneter und letzter Präsident der Republik Texas

Джонс, Энсон

آنسن جونس

أنسون جونز

अॅन्सन जोन्स


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Anson Jones : the last president of the Republic of Texas