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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
[Bill of Sale of a Slave Named Adam (or Tircis), December 15, 1859]

[Bill of Sale of a Slave Named Adam (or Tircis), December 15, 1859]

Date: December 15, 1859
Creator: New Orleans (La.)
Description: Bill of sale witnessed by notary Selim Wagner, containing details of the sale of a slave named Adam or Tircis. Adam was sold for $1,225 by auctioneer for the estate of the deceased Pierre Riviere of New Orleans as directed by his executor, Nicolas Tourne. The buyer was Lucretia Van Woert of Sabine Pass, Texas, though her husband, Theodore Gripon, accepted on her behalf.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Professional Portrait of Two Girls]

[Professional Portrait of Two Girls]

Date: August 8, 1891
Creator: unknown
Description: Professional portrait photograph of two young girls that has been hand colored. The girls are wearing matching black dresses and laced boots. The girl on the left has short hair tucked behind her ears, and is seated with her hands in her lap. The girl on the right has her hair pulled back with a bow, which has been hand colored red, and she has one hand in her lap and one rested on her chair. They are both looking towards the camera and are seated on chairs that have also been hand colored red.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photos of Buildings]

[Photos of Buildings]

Date: [1892..1895]
Creator: unknown
Description: Two photographs of buildings in Port Arthur, Texas. The top photo shows the first restaurant in town, and in the bottom photo, several men construct a clapboard building.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Buildings and People in Port Arthur]

[Buildings and People in Port Arthur]

Date: 1895
Creator: unknown
Description: Two photographs taken in Port Arthur, Texas. The top photograph shows the exterior of the old Sabine Hotel. A horse-drawn carriage is stopped in front of the porch, where a group of people stand. In the bottom photo, a large group of men and boys in swimming outfits sit and stand on the grass.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Buildings in Port Arthur]

[Buildings in Port Arthur]

Date: [1895, 1896]
Creator: unknown
Description: Two photographs taken in Port Arthur, Texas. The top photograph shows two people riding horses, viewed from the porch of the Sabine Hotel. The bottom photo shows the first school house in Port Arthur, Texas
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Completion of the Port Arthur Canal]

[Completion of the Port Arthur Canal]

Date: 1896
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of men standing at the edge of water, for the completion of the Port Arthur Canal. One man is waving an American flag over the water, and a boat can be seen in the distance.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photographs in Port Arthur]

[Photographs in Port Arthur]

Date: 1896
Creator: unknown
Description: Two photographs taken in Port Arthur, Texas. The top photo shows a farm house and a water tower. The bottom photo shows several boats on a river, with a building in the background.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Three Kids at Pier]

[Three Kids at Pier]

Date: January 1897
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of three children and a man sitting by a railing on a pier by the Gulf of Mexico in Port Arthur, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Woman in White Dress]

[Woman in White Dress]

Date: 1897
Creator: unknown
Description: Profile photograph of a woman in a long-sleeved white dress, identified as Harriet Housley Carr. She has dark hair that is pulled back into a bun, and is holding a glass bottle and cup. The photograph is dated 1897.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
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