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162. LAMAR, Mirabeau Buonaparte. The Papers
of...Edited from the Original Papers in the Texas State
Library by Charles Adams Gulick, Jr., with...Katherine
Elliott.... Austin: A. C. Baldwin & Sons [1 &
2]; Von Boeckmann-Jones [3-6], 1921-1927. viii, 596 + xi
 599 +  600 +  300; [4, blank] 241 + 515 + 543
pp., 6 vols., complete, 8vo, original printed wrappers
bound in dark brown cloth. Each volume contains the
bookplate of J. P. Bryan, noted Texana collector and father
of the great Texana collector.
First edition. Basic Texas Books 118: "One of the most valuable collections of historical data on Texas ever published....Not even in the Writings of Houston, does one find such a wealth of primary source material." Tate, The Indians of Texas: An Annotated Research Bibliography 2077: "An absolutely essential source of correspondence regarding Governor Lamars harsh Indian policy, various acts for increasing the size of military forces in the Republic of Texas, and controversy with Sam Houstons milder policy of negotiation." This set is essential for anyone researching pre-Republic and Republic history in depth. Lamar came to Texas in 1835 intending to write a history of Texas, and within the year he was a hero of San Jacinto and Vice President of the Republic (1838-1841). He never wrote that history, but he has left us the invaluable remains of his indefatigable research.