George M. Britton Collection
1817 - 1924
George Mellinger Britton [1947 - ] received a B.A. degree in 1969 in Political Science from Vanderbilt University. His wife, Shelley Guilford Roberts Britton also
attended Vanderbilt. He became a broker in Houston, Texas, collecting rare manuscripts and maps. He has also donated materials, relative to the Early Republic of Texas
to Rice University, University of Houston, and the University of Texas.
The collection is comprised of four parts: first, documents of the Republic of Texas, 1837-1845; second, the early documents of Tennessee, 1817-1862; third, Senate and
House broadsides from 1835-1848, and finally scrapbooks relative to the American Civil War, 1860-1865.
The collection was donated to Special Collections during the 1980s by Mr. and Mrs. George M. Britton.
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