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John William Smith was active in business and government in San Antonio. After assisting in the Texas Revolution, Smith became the first mayor of the city under the new Republic of Texas, eventually serving in many other elected offices in San Antonio.
Encompassing records of business activities and public service, the John W. Smith Papers consist of correspondence, legal documents, financial documents, and printed material.
San Antonio (Tex.) Politics and Government, Business Records, Personal Papers
DRT Collection at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, "Smith (John W.) Papers, 1822-1934" (2020). Finding Aids: Guides to the Collection. 169.