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Texana: documents, many relating to Thomas Ward & archives war [decimalized]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02145 Author/Creator: Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1836-1869 Pagination:

Summary of Content: Note that some letters are written to "William" Ward, i.e., Thomas William Ward, the person who assembled this archive as archivist of the Republic of Texas.

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: TexasGovernment and CivicsMobs and RiotsRebellionAmerican WestMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistoryLatin and South America

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