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Lubbock, Francis Richard]; C. W. Raines (editor)
Six Decades in Texas - Or, Memoirs of Francis Richard Lubbock, Governor of Texas in War Time, 1861-63 - A Personal Experience in Business, War, and Politics
Austin, B. C. Jones & Co. , Printers, 1900. Large 8vo 9” - 10” tall. 685pp. Hardcover. Good. Green cloth with gilt lettering; b&w illustrations and plates, collated and complete. Boards have moderate shelfwear and light soiling; previous owner’s information on title page and marginalia on rear endpaper. From Jenkins: “When this interesting autobiography was published in 1900, its author had been in Texas for sixty-four years, during sixty-three which he had held some form of public office in his adopted state. His memoirs, prepared with the help of historian Cadwell W. Raines, are entertaining and forthright, full of humor and entirely lacking in vanity. ” Lubbock settled in Houston in 1836 and was one of its first merchants, giving vivid accounts of business life in early Texas. His recollections of the Republic of Texas provide precise and useful information regarding Indian raids and Sam Houston’s terms as President. Lubbock was also Governor of Texas during the Civil War, but resigned to partake in the action, eventually becoming aide-de-camp of Jefferson Davis. One of the most important memoirs ever published in Texas. Jenkins Basic Texas Books 130. . [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA [Moab, UT, U.S.A.]
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