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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
[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
[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
[Child Standing in Chair]

[Child Standing in Chair]

Date: 1899
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a small child identified as Edith Carr. She is wearing a long coat and gloves, and standing on a chair. There is a backdrop with a nature scene on it.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photograph of Men Celebrating on a Small Island, 1899]

[Photograph of Men Celebrating on a Small Island, 1899]

Date: 1899
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of men gathered to celebrate the completion of the Port Arthur Canal from Sabine Pass to Taylor Bayou. From left to right: a fisherman called "Frenchy" sitting in a boat; Peter Lamp; Captain Evans; Colonel Jim Furlong; M. R. Bos; N. N. Beels (holding flag); A. N. Scott; J. W. Carr; A. J. M. Vuylsteke; Frank Cummins; Peter Stock; and L. Schuh. Sitting: Billy Farrell; A. Spence; D. L. Stump; Hans Falsenburg; and E. A. Laughlin. They are gathered on a small island, with a boat visible nearby to the right.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photograph of Men Celebrating on a Small Island, 1899]

[Photograph of Men Celebrating on a Small Island, 1899]

Date: 1899
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of men gathered to celebrate the completion of the Port Arthur Canal from Sabine Pass to Taylor Bayou. From left to right: a fisherman called "Frenchy" sitting in a boat; Peter Lamp; Captain Evans; Colonel Jim Furlong; M. R. Bos; N. N. Beels (holding flag); A. N. Scott; J. W. Carr; A. J. M. Vuylsteke; Frank Cummins; Peter Stock; and L. Schuh. Sitting: Billy Farrell; A. Spence; D. L. Stump; Hans Falsenburg; and E. A. Laughlin. They are gathered on a small island, with a boat visible nearby to the right. The reverse side of the photo has the handwritten names of those involved.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photograph of Men Gathered on a Bank, 1899]

[Photograph of Men Gathered on a Bank, 1899]

Date: 1899
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of men standing on the bank of the Port Arthur Canal in celebration of its completion from Sabine Pass to Taylor Bayou. From left to right: A. N. Scott (holding the United States flag); Billy Farrell; E. A. Laughlin; D. S. Stump; A. J. M. Vuylsteke; Hans Falsenburg; L. Schuh; Peter Stock; J. W. Carr; N. N. Beels; Frank Cummins; M. R. Bos; Colonel Jim Furlong; Captain Evans; and Peter Lamp. A boat is seen on the canal, left.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photographs of Harriet and Edith Carr]

[Photographs of Harriet and Edith Carr]

Date: 1899~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of Harriet and her daughter, Edith Carr. The larger photograph features Edith Carr standing to the left side of the photo, wearing a dark dress. Immediately to the right is Edith wearing a white dress and riding in an early baby carriage. The photograph was taken at the side of a building with windows on either end of the frame and a large rose bush creeping up the building between them. A smaller rose bush is crowing under the window to the right. On the bottom right of the mat is a small photograph of Harriet and Edith Carr. Harriet is shown from the chest up and is wearing a white dress and a round, ribboned hat. She is holding Edith, who is wearing a white dress and bonnet. The reverse side of the mat contains information about both pictures, including their home address and that the baby buggy was the first in Port Arthur.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
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