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This digital collection contains some 2,000 photographic images, real photographic postcards, books, historic documents, and maps of Texas. Of particular note are several collections of early photographic postcards showing Texas railroads, early oil fields and rigs, courthouses, military camps, parades, and events in small Texas towns.
Annotated typescript of biography of Galveston founder Michel Branamour Menard. The contents include a sketch on Menard from the Galveston Directory for 1866-1867, a discussion of Menard from Early Issues of Capital Stock, a sketch of Menard from the Galveston Daily News, and a memorandum by Sue Menard McCaleb. 38 page typescript biography of Michel Branamour Menard, annotated by Houston Wade.
The personal diary of Elizabeth Craw (1819-ca.1909) records her journey from Ohio to see her soldier fiancé in Texas, and her experiences there. Craw’s fiancé fought and died at the Battle of the Alamo, 1836. 40 page handwritten diary. Circa 60 completely blank pages at the end of the diary were not included in this digital representation. Travellers and explorers Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.)--Siege...
Medical log. 148 page handwritten medical record book describing Dr. Stewarts patients, their treatments, and fees. Among the patients is Mirabeau B. Lamar. Area includes Brazoria County and elsewhere in Texas.
Handwritten 4 page letter, torn in portions of fold. Written in 1837 from Houston, Forrest writes at length to his wife about Houston, and the illness of their son ;discusses the possible outbreak of war with Mexico ;talks of the Texas Congress meeting. This four-page letter gives an early look at life in the Republic of Texas.
Discussing the possible annexation of Texas to the United States, especially as regards slavery. Printed document, 16 pp. Document attributed to Edward Everett Hale.
Constitution of the State of Texas (1845)-joining the US.
Constitution of the Republic of Texas (1836).
Unanimous Declaration of Independence by the Delegates of the People of Texas.
Declaration of the People of Texas in General Convention assembled.