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[Legal payment agreement of John B. Denton and John B. Craig]

[Legal payment agreement of John B. Denton and John B. Craig]

Date: October 21, 1840
Creator: unknown
Description: Legal payment agreement of John B. Denton, John B. Craig, John Morton , and Samuel W. Sims, binding them in an agreement to pay Abel Bland the sum of $600.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
[Letter from Sam Houston to Joseph Ellis, June 12, 1847]

[Letter from Sam Houston to Joseph Ellis, June 12, 1847]

Date: June 12, 1847
Creator: Houston, Sam
Description: A letter from Sam Houston to his friend Joseph L. Ellis of Grand Cane at his plantation "Pleasant Lawn." Discusses Judge Worsham, the health of the Houston family and neighbors. This letter is purported to be a hoax and forgery, as multiple copies exist.
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Certificate of admittance into the Sons of Temperance

Certificate of admittance into the Sons of Temperance

Date: June 23, 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: The certificate verifies that James M. Inge was admitted into the Sons of Temperance on June 23, 1853.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
[Letter from Glessner to Miss Lou Moore]

[Letter from Glessner to Miss Lou Moore]

Date: June 8, 1860
Creator: unknown
Description: Handwritten letter from Glessner to Miss Lou Moore, inquiring about her well-being and whether she had a safe and pleasant trip to Illinois, as well as a desire to meet her again in Indiana.
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Julia Ann Gober Wright, Age 18

Julia Ann Gober Wright, Age 18

Date: October 1868
Creator: unknown
Description: Three-quarters length portrait of Julia Ann Gober Wright, age 18, in a long, print dress.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
Mrs. Charles C. (Elmira Elizabeth "Bettie" Inge) Bell

Mrs. Charles C. (Elmira Elizabeth "Bettie" Inge) Bell

Date: 1870?
Creator: unknown
Description: Studio portrait of Mrs. Charles C. Bell standing in a long, dark dress and holding onto the back of a wooden chair. She was born Elmira Elizabeth Inge on January 26, 1840 in Virginia. She married Charles Bell in Fannin County in 1862.
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Mary Camp Gober

Mary Camp Gober

Date: May 2, 1872
Creator: J. T. Jones
Description: Head-and-shoulders portrait of Mary Camp Gober, age 46, looking into the camera. In writing on the back of the photograph: "Mrs. Mary Camp Gober, mother of Mrs. W. C. Wright. Mama's photograph was taken in Atlanta, GA, May 2, 1872, Age 46 yrs, 2 months, 12 days. The first Confederate woman from Denton County to be enrolled in the Stone Mountain Book of Memory is Mrs. Mary Camp Gober. The name of Mrs. Gober is the 3rd from Texas to be entered in the Silver Book memorializing wives of Confederate soldiers." This appears to be a photograph taken of photograph. The original photographer is unknown, although the original date is listed on the back as indicated by the author. This duplicate was taken by J. T. Jones, a photographer in Denton, Texas in the 1890s, who photographed the original matted photo at an unknown time and mounted it on board.
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Program for fourth of July ball held in Opera House 1883

Program for fourth of July ball held in Opera House 1883

Date: July 4, 1883
Creator: unknown
Description: This program for the Fourth of July ball that was held at the Opera House in Denton includes an order of dance, lists of committee members, and other information regarding the ball. The Graham Opera House was located on the west side of the square.
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Unidentified Members of a reuinion of Granbury's Consolidated Texas Brigade

Unidentified Members of a reuinion of Granbury's Consolidated Texas Brigade

Date: 1884?/1895?
Creator: Fishburn Illustrating Co.
Description: Group picture of fifty unidentified members from Granbury's Consolidated Texas Brigade, most wear ribbons that say Granbury. One member of the brigade who fought in the Army of Tennessee, the man on the second row, second from the left, wears a ribbon that says, J.? T. Grant, Company C, 1?th, Texas. Another man wears a ribbon that possibly says Texas U.C.V (United Confederate Veterans). A man on the third row from the top wears a ribbon that looks like it says Camp Sam Davis. Other men wear reunion badges with the name of the general, the brigade, and the company, while others wear the name of a camp, a flag belonging to their company, or a medal. An unidentified young man sits beside one of the veterans on the front row. A number on the right-hand corner of the photo identifies it as photo 51. The date of the photograph may possibly be 1884, where the reunion was held in Dallas, and ninety-six men showed up; or in 1895, where a reunion was held in Houston, which was attended by many former soldiers of Granbury's brigade [This Band of Heroes, James M. McCaffrey, 1996, p.161].
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Texas Grand State Farmers Alliance delegates certificate

Texas Grand State Farmers Alliance delegates certificate

Date: July 12, 1886
Creator: unknown
Description: This delegates certificate includes the minutes of a meeting held on July 12th, 1886 in which the officers and representatives were selected. The certificate lists all of the representatives chosen.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
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