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Sam Houston memorabilia is sought after by political, historical, and Texana collectors alike. The colorful politician and war hero was much beloved for his role in the founding of Texas and for his victory over Mexico as commander of the Texas Army. Though far outnumbered, Houston ordered the attack on San Jacinto that secured Texas its independence. Sam Houston Autograph prices range from $300 and up for a signature cut or Free Frank, to as much as $60,000 for a Sam Houston Autograph Letter Signed with great content.
Sam Houston Autograph
Nate Sanders Auctions, Inc. (http://www.NateDSanders.com) has sold the following Sam Houston Autograph Letters and Documents Signed:
Sam Houston Autograph Letter Signed as Texas Senator — Houston Lectures in the North on Slavery
Sam Houston autograph letter signed, dated 9 January 1852 as Senator from Texas. From Washington, Houston writes to Riva Griffith Owen referencing a series of lectures he gave across the North in early 1852 regarding slavery, in part: ”My Dear Sir, I expected to be in New York on the 18th Feby, and intended to be at Phila and Lecture, on my way, neither going, or returning…I fear it will not be in my power, on the 27th Inst. I hope February will do? You can write to me + say…I am truly / your Friend / Sam Houston”. In these 1852 lectures, Houston advocated for compromise regarding the expansion of slavery. He argued against the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, correctly believing it would lead to war, borne out in ”Bleeding Kansas” of the late 1850s. Single page letter measures 7.5” x 9.25”, handsomely framed in black and gold with an engraving of Houston, measuring 21.5” x 16.25” in total. Minimal foxing, otherwise near fine with bold writing. Sold for $3,781.
Sam Houston Signed TX Land Grant
Exceptionally large signature of Sam Houston on Texas land grant, signed as the Governor of Texas. Upshur County land grant is dated 5 February 1861 and measures 12.5″ x 14.75″ with Houston’s signature at bottom right measuring 1″ x 4″. State of Texas blindstamped seal on bottom left. Document folded into eighths, with toning along foldlines. Foxing present along edges. Three small holes along center foldlines and registration docket writing to verso. Document overall in good condition with bold large signature an exceptional plus. Sold for $4,936.
Sam Houston Autograph Letter Signed as Governor of Texas
Sam Houston autograph letter signed as the seventh governor of Texas, datelined Austin, 28 May 1860. Here, Governor Houston deflects a question about Texas history from G.H. Martin of Lynn, Massachusetts, by referring him to the “History of Texas” written by his friend Henderson King Yoakum. Letter reads in part, “For the information you desire, I can only refer you to ‘Yoakums History of Texas,’ published by ‘Redfield Publishers’ of New York. From that you will obtain all the information you can desire.” Boldly signed “Sam Houston” at conclusion. Letter is toned and lightly foxed with mounting remnants on verso. Overall in very good condition and accompanied by an engraved image of Houston, ideal for framing. Sold for $4,037.
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