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 Collection: Star of the Republic Museum Objects
Letter from Edwin S, Buck to his sister, Jane

Letter from Edwin S, Buck to his sister, Jane

Date: February 4, 1800
Creator: unknown
Description: Written from Chappell Hill, Texas, by Edwin S. Buck, to his sister, Jane, in Pontiac, Michigan; mentions several family members and local residents.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
"Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting a report of Messrs. Butler and Lewis relative to the Indians of Texas and the southwestern prairies"

"Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting a report of Messrs. Butler and Lewis relative to the Indians of Texas and the southwestern prairies"

Date: February 8, 1847
Creator: unknown
Description: Descriptions of Texas Indians of the Republic period; mention of captive Parker children
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Daguerreotype of George W. Smyth

Daguerreotype of George W. Smyth

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Daguerreotype of George W. Smyth, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence; embossed leather case with faded red cut velvet interior; copper colored metal frames picture; Smyth is holding his lapel with left hand
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Pocket compass

Pocket compass

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Nickel over brass pocket compass belonging to George Smyth, surveyor of the Republic of Texas and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Book of Confucius Analects

Book of Confucius Analects

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Silk brocade covered box (a), book of Confucius Analects with gold pages (b), and book of Confucius Analects with black and white pages (c).
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
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