Description: Samuel Hamilton Walker served as a Texas Ranger and in the Mexican War. His papers include correspondence, military orders, quartermaster invoices and receipts, social invitations, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings of Samuel Hamilton Walker and his family, dating 1836-1905, about 1982, and undated. The correspondence is from family, social, business, and military sources. The bulk of the papers are from the last few years of Walker's life and focus on his military activities in Texas, beginning with several letters in 1843 when Walker was in Mexican prisons after the Mier expedition. Afterwards, most of the papers are from Walker's service in the Mexican War, 1846-1847. During this period, there is correspondence with Samuel Colt on the development of the Walker-Colt revolver. A biographical sketch of Walker dates about 1982. These papers have been digitized and are part of the Texas Digital Archive.
Citation information: (Identify the item), Samuel Hamilton Walker papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Arrangement: The papers are in their original order as received. Folder titles and item descriptions for accession 1982/047 were provided by the donor. Folder titles and item descriptions for accession 1989/080 were provided by an independent document appraiser and may contain subjective language.
Copyright information: Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished works are protected for the life of the author plus 70 years. The term of copyright for published material varies. Researchers are responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
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