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 Collection: Texas History Collection
[Col. Nicholas Copeland letter to Martin Bridgman, April 25, 1835]

[Col. Nicholas Copeland letter to Martin Bridgman, April 25, 1835]

Date: April 25, 1835
Creator: Copeland, Nicholas
Description: 1835 letter of Col. Nicholas Copeland to his son-in-law Martin Bridgman of Arkansas, enticing him to move to Texas. The letter discusses the price of land and cattle, as well as the profitability of crops such as cotton and corn. Copeland adds a note for Harry Currin, a free African-American, stating that Texas is a safe place to settle. His land grant (settlement & fortification) described in the letter was 25 miles west of the Trinity River just before crossing the Navasota River. This letter was written at Robbins' Ferry on the Old San Antonio Road at the crossing of the Trinity River (letters went east from there to be carried & put in the US mail system).
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[Land grant to Gabriel B. Knight, 1854]

[Land grant to Gabriel B. Knight, 1854]

Date: June 2, 1854
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Description: Grant for 320 acres of land in Tarrant County to Gabriel B. Knight, "in Denton District. Tarrant County on Bear Creek in the Lower Cross Timbers . . . "
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[Land grant to Peter S. Benton, 1855]

[Land grant to Peter S. Benton, 1855]

Date: July 7, 1855
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Description: Grant for 320 acres of land in Van Zandt County to Peter S. Benton
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History of Negro soldiers in the Spanish-American War, and other items of interest.

History of Negro soldiers in the Spanish-American War, and other items of interest.

Date: 1899
Creator: Johnson, Edward Augustus
Description: Includes sections on the causes of the Spanish American War, the incident with the Battleship Maine, African Americans in the Navy, African Americans on San Juan Hill, Roosevelt, McKinley, Buffalo Soldiers, African American officers and regiments. General themes include civil rights and prejudice.
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Two great southerners: Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee

Two great southerners: Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee

Date: 1912
Creator: Whitehead, A. C.
Description: Biography of Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee.
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Postcard, President's Home, N. T. S. N., Denton, Texas.

Postcard, President's Home, N. T. S. N., Denton, Texas.

Date: 1914
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard featuring the President's home at North Texas State Normal School. Mailed to Miss Comara Moon, Eastland, Tex.
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Views of the Paris, Texas Fire

Views of the Paris, Texas Fire

Date: [1916]
Creator: Noyes, Josef H.
Description: A small booklet with several images of the devastation in Paris, Texas after the 1916 fire. From the private collection of Scott Muhn.
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[Postcard of Street Scene in Decatur, Texas]

[Postcard of Street Scene in Decatur, Texas]

Date: September 20, 1916
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of a street scene in Decatur. The Wise County Courthouse is visible.
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[Letters of Rev. Dr. Thomas McHutchin Cunningham]

[Letters of Rev. Dr. Thomas McHutchin Cunningham]

Date: 1918
Creator: Cunningham, Thomas McHutchin
Description: The Rev. Dr. Thomas McHutchin Cunningham (March 22, 1887 - March 3, 1979) wrote these letters to family members from April 14, 1918 to November 28, 1927. The letters detail his life as a minister in Texas and other locations. The letters are written from Stamford, Spur, Eliasville, Sherman, Gainesville, Orange, Boston (Mass.), Richmond (Va.), and Knoxville (Tn.). The letters detail church news, family life, and travel on the S.S. Leviaton in 1927 to visit London, Paris, and Jerusalem.
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[Norvell Hill]

[Norvell Hill]

Date: 1922
Creator: Carrset Studio
Description: Studio portrait of baby Norvell Hill [Williams Reed] seated on an elaborate wicker bench. She is wearing a light-colored dress and dark shoes.
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