Description: Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, second elected president of the Republic of Texas, was a statesman, soldier, historian, and poet. These are Lamar's personal and official papers as well as material gathered by Lamar as a collector of historical documents with a particular interest in the histories of Texas and Latin American republics. Documents include correspondence, historical manuscripts, clippings, drafts, notes, editorials, poems, maps, reports, legal documents, histories of Texas and Mexico, and biographies of prominent regional figures. Dates are 1756-1859 and undated, bulk 1821-1859. The 1982 publication Calendar of the Papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar includes a detailed chronological listing of the papers. The calendar was digitized and is available in the Texas Digital Archive.
Citation information: (Identify the item), Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Arrangement: The papers are organized into six series: four family series (one for each major branch of the donor's family), General family papers, and Photographs, further organized by subject and chronologically, reflecting the organization of the collection as it was received from the donor. Only records in the Photographs series have been digitized.