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1 Gray, William Fairfax and edited by Lack, Paul The Diary of William Fairfax Gray from Virginia to Texas, 1835-1837
Dallas, TX De Golyer Library & William P. Clements Center for Southwestern Studies - Southern Methodist University 1997 Limited Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket Limited Edition Illustrations & Maps 
xxvii, 303 pp, quarterbound w/white cloth covered spine w/gilt lettering and dark maroon cloth covered boards w/brown endpapers. Limited to 500 cc's. Gray arrived in Texas in early 1836, carrying in his saddlebags several small volumes filled with daily entries made on his trip westward. The diary was kept in compliance with orders of his employers (Thomas Green and Albert T. Burnley), who requested a reliable record of observations regarding potential land purchases. Grey attended the 1836 Convention, including in his diary "a faithful record of its proceedings, in some cases mroe complete than the official journal." On his second trip in 1837, he settled his entire family in Houston. He soon became clerk of the state House of Representatives, and secretary of the Senate, and later clerk of the state Supreme Court. facsimile of Howes # G-341, Eberstadt #353, and BTB #79. 
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