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  Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
 Decade: 1870-1879
 Year: 1872
[Correspondence from E.M. Pease to Julia Maria Pease, his daughter]

[Correspondence from E.M. Pease to Julia Maria Pease, his daughter]

Date: November 17, 1872
Creator: Pease, Elisha Marshall
Description: A letter from E.M. Pease to his daughter Julia Maria Pease—among other things, he discusses “the extravagance in dress that now prevails.” Includes typewritten transcription of the letter.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Mercantile and General City Directory of Austin, Texas---1872-1873.

Mercantile and General City Directory of Austin, Texas---1872-1873.

Date: 1872
Creator: Gray, S. A & Moore, W. D.
Description: The 1872-1873 Austin city directory, "Containing an Interesting History of Austin, the Name and Residence of its Citizens, and Local Information of General Interest." (From the title page.)
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
A Topographical Map of the City of Austin

A Topographical Map of the City of Austin

Date: 1872
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a topographical map of the City of Austin published by P. De Cordova, Texas Land Agency. Original map drawn in May of 1872.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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