Johnson, Frank W. Texas and Texans [with signed letter]
Johnson, Frank W.; edited by Eugene C. Barker. Texas and Texans
Chicago and New York: The American Historical Society, 1914. Hardback 8vo in 5 Volumes; first edition, first printing. Volume 1: i-xliv, 1-610. Volume 2: 613-1059. Volume 3: 1063-1594. Volume 4: 1595-2140. Volume 5: 2141-2672. Three-quarter brown morocco; gilt lettering to spine; top edges gilt; illustrated throughout with black and white photographs; personal letter written by the author archived in clear plastic sleeve, tipped in to ffep. Condition: Very good. Bindings of all volumes tight; small damp-stains to spines of volumes 1, 2, 4, 5; minor rubbing to corners, 1” tear to pages xli-xliv of volume 1, skillfully repaired. $800
Francis White "Frank" Johnson (October 3, 1799 – April 8, 1884) was a leader of the Texian Army from December 1835 through February 1836, during the Texas Revolution. After Texas gained its independence, he spent the rest of his life researching Texas history. In 1914, thirty years after Johnson's death, historian Eugene C. Barker edited Johnson's manuscripts into this book. Included is a document signed by Johnson concerning a civil suit, ruling in favor of the plaintiff to the sum of $6.50, dated March 2 1831, when Johnson was Chief Judge of Austin Colony.
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