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 Decade: 1850-1859
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
[Bascoms Chapel Methodist Church - Palestine]

[Bascoms Chapel Methodist Church - Palestine]

Date: c. 1850
Creator: unknown
Description: There has been an active Methodist presence in Palestine since about 1850. At that time the only local congregation met in Bascom’s Chapel, an extant building located at 812 N. Mallard, which has since been converted into a private residence. During the early 20th century the original congregation split, with some members establishing this church, the Centenary Methodist Church, and some founding Grace United Methodist Church, located just north of downtown.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Letter to Dr. Thomas Moore from Jacob De Cordova, Oct. 26, 1856]

[Letter to Dr. Thomas Moore from Jacob De Cordova, Oct. 26, 1856]

Date: October 26, 1856
Creator: De Cordova, Jacob Raphael
Description: Letter from Jacob De Cordova to Thomas Moore and his son Hamilton, dated Oct. 26, 1856.
Contributing Partner: Bosque County Historical Commission
[Letter to Dr. Thomas Moore from J. De Cordova, Dec. 17, 1856]

[Letter to Dr. Thomas Moore from J. De Cordova, Dec. 17, 1856]

Date: December 17, 1856
Creator: De Cordova, Jacob Raphael
Description: Letter from Jacob de Cordova (by L.J. Reed) to Dr. Thomas Moore, discussing various land accounts, including patents held by Anson Jone's brother.
Contributing Partner: Bosque County Historical Commission
[Notes of Collection received by Thomas Moore for Jacob de Cordova, Feb. 7, 1856]

[Notes of Collection received by Thomas Moore for Jacob de Cordova, Feb. 7, 1856]

Date: February 7, 1856
Creator: Moore, Thomas
Description: Notes for Collection received by Thomas Moore on February 7th, 1856 for J. De Cordova. Names included are A. A. Shipps; John Harvey; Dr. Moore; Robert T. Burnham; Thomas Moore; Joseph H. Eubank; Henry B. Flaugher; and I.T. Hoover.
Contributing Partner: Bosque County Historical Commission
[Letter from Jacob De Cordova to Dr. Thomas Moore, dated May 20, 1858]

[Letter from Jacob De Cordova to Dr. Thomas Moore, dated May 20, 1858]

Date: May 20, 1858
Creator: De Cordova, Jacob Raphael
Description: Letter from Jacob De Cordova to Dr. Thomas Moore and Moore's son Hamilton. The letter discusses De Cordova's upcoming tour of Europe.
Contributing Partner: Bosque County Historical Commission
[Letter from Jacob De Cordova, dated Nov. 20, 1859]

[Letter from Jacob De Cordova, dated Nov. 20, 1859]

Date: November 20, 1859
Creator: De Cordova, Jacob Raphael
Description: Letter from Jacob De Cordova, dated Nov. 20, 1850 to "My dear Doctor," probably Thomas Moore of Burnet County. Discusses his travels through Texas, and various land transactions. He directs that any letters sent by Phin be forwarded to Graham. Phineas De Cordova was Jacob De Cordova's brother and partner in their Land agent business.
Contributing Partner: Bosque County Historical Commission
Eugene, Arthur and Mrs. Thomas Bancroft

Eugene, Arthur and Mrs. Thomas Bancroft

Date: 1858
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Mrs. Thomas Bancroft and her two sons, Eugene William Bancroft on her right and Arthur J. Bancroft on her left. Mrs. Bancroft is wearing a dark dress, white gloves, lace collar and a bonnet with a large bow tied underneath her chin. She has her arm around Eugene who is wearing a dark dress with white collar. Arthur is wearing a dark outfit with white collar.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum