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[Bills of Sale of a Slave Named Nancy, June 18, 1838]

[Bills of Sale of a Slave Named Nancy, June 18, 1838]

Date: June 18, 1838
Creator: New Orleans (La.)
Description: Bills of sale of a slave named Nancy. The initial bill was written by notary William Christy in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jacob Sevy is selling Nancy, approximately 15, to John Covington Thomas of Gainsville, Alabama, for $1,200. Handwritten bills are added explaining that John C. Thomas sells Nancy to James Chessher in August 1838 for $3,000, who in turn sells her to Stephen Jackson of Jefferson County, Texas, in 1840 for $1,000. A separate paper is included with a description of this document.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
Die Auswanderer nach Texas. [Part 1]

Die Auswanderer nach Texas. [Part 1]

Date: 1841
Creator: Belani, H. E. R.
Description: This German text is the first of a three-part historical novel about German emigration to Texas. Through the novel's fictional characters, the author portrays a romantic version of German emigration to the United States, particularly Texas. Set in the mid- to late-1830s, the novel discusses the history of Texas from Spanish rule up to its time as an independent republic.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Die Auswanderer nach Texas. [Part 2]

Die Auswanderer nach Texas. [Part 2]

Date: 1841
Creator: Belani, H. E. R.
Description: This German text is the second of a three-part historical novel about German emigration to Texas. Through the novel's fictional characters, the author portrays a romantic version of German emigration to the United States, particularly Texas. Set in the mid- to late-1830s, the novel discusses the history of Texas from Spanish rule up to its time as an independent republic.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Die Auswanderer nach Texas. [Part 3]

Die Auswanderer nach Texas. [Part 3]

Date: 1841
Creator: Belani, H. E. R.
Description: This German text is the third of a three-part historical novel about German emigration to Texas. Through the novel's fictional characters, the author portrays a romantic version of German emigration to the United States, particularly Texas. Set in the mid- to late-1830s, the novel discusses the history of Texas from Spanish rule up to its time as an independent republic.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
The cabin book: or, sketches of life in Texas

The cabin book: or, sketches of life in Texas

Date: 1844
Creator: Sealsfield, Charles, 1793-1864 & Mersch, Ch. Fr.
Description: This is an English translation of the German text, which is a historical novel about the creation of the Republic of Texas. It consists of a series of sketches that depict the new Republic of Texas as a land of opportunity for immigrants.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Das Cajütenbuch: oder nationale Charakteristiken.

Das Cajütenbuch: oder nationale Charakteristiken.

Date: 1846
Creator: Sealsfield, Charles, 1793-1864
Description: This German text is a historical novel about the creation of the Republic of Texas. It consists of a series of sketches that depict the new Republic of Texas as a land of opportunity for immigrants.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Texas: mit besonderer Rücksicht auf deutsche Auswanderung und die physischen Verhältnisse des Landes nach eigener Beobachtung geschildert

Texas: mit besonderer Rücksicht auf deutsche Auswanderung und die physischen Verhältnisse des Landes nach eigener Beobachtung geschildert

Date: 1849
Creator: Roemer, Ferdinand, 1818-1891
Description: This German text is an account of the author's travels in Texas from December, 1845 to April, 1847. The book describes Texas primarily from a natural history perspective, although the author recounts all aspects of his travels including interactions with Native Americans. According to the author, the book was written with German emigrants in mind.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Kiesten Marie (?) Thyssen

Kiesten Marie (?) Thyssen

Date: 1850/1860
Creator: unknown
Description: Bust portrait photograph of a woman, possibly Kiesten Marie Thyssen. Her head is slightly turned to the right. She wears a dark, conservative button-up top, hanging earrings, and a tiara that sits on her hair, which pulls her hair tightly back. The photograph was printed on a stiff oval-like board. Its top and bottom edges are slightly bent upwards.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Kiesten Marie (?) Thyssen

Kiesten Marie (?) Thyssen

Date: 1850/1860
Creator: unknown
Description: Bust portrait photograph of a woman, possibly Kiesten Marie Thyssen. Her head and gaze is shifted to the right. She wears a dark, conservative button-up top, hanging earrings, and a tiara that sits on her hair, which pulls her hair tightly back.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Photograph of a Fireplace]

[Photograph of a Fireplace]

Date: 1852
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a stone fireplace with an active fire. The year "1852" is carved above the fireplace.
Contributing Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society
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