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A native of Pennsylvania, Samuel Rhoads Fisher (1794-1839) came to Texas in 1830, settling in Matagorda, where he became an active member of the colony. He represented that municipality at the convention of 1836 and signed the Declaration of Independence at Washington-on-the-Brazos. Fisher was appointed Secretary of the Navy for the Republic of Texas, but resigned following a protracted dispute with President Sam Houston.

Consisting primarily of correspondence, the Fisher Family Papers document five generations of the Fisher, Pleasants, and Armstrong families.

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Correspondence, Family papers

Publication Date

2020

Fisher Family Papers, 1817-1911

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