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[Costumed Men and Women Posing for Portrait]

Description: Photograph of a group of costumed men and women posing for a portrait. Four women stand behind two men and a woman sitting in chairs decorated with spirals. Two more men recline on the ground in the foreground. The men are wearing dark clothes with fringe and frills. The people are identified on the reverse side of the photo.
Date: [1845..1890]
Creator: W. J. Blair Portraits
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Journal of Henry Maxwell]

Description: Journal of Henry Maxwell containing lists of his financial and trade transactions, the items traded, and the persons involved. It is bound in leather.
Date: 1851
Creator: Maxwell, Henry
Item Type: Book
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Peters' Colony Flyer]

Description: Flyer from the Texan Emigration and Land Company addressing a raid of its offices that occurred in July of 1852. The flyer attempts to assuage the colonists' fears that the company plans to invalidate their claims. It also condemns the raiders who stole the colonists' claim paperwork.
Date: 1852
Creator: Texan Emigration and Land Company
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Portrait of Mary Frances Smith and Edward R. Barcus]

Description: Photograph of Mary Frances Smith Barcus and Rev. Edward R. Barcus, posed sitting, visible from the knees up. Mary Frances Smith Barcus wears a white dress with ruffle detailing along the bodice and sleeves, and Rev. Edward R. Barcus wears a dark-colored three-piece suit with a cravat and popped collar. A handwritten note on the back reads, "Grandmama Barcus and Grandfather Barcus. Taken on their wedding day July 1, 1852. Mary Frances Smith (1832-1922) and Rev. Edward R. Barcus (1825-1896)."
Date: July 1, 1852
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Journal of Henry Maxwell]

Description: Journal of Henry Maxwell containing daily activities and accounts.
Date: 1853
Creator: Maxwell, Henry
Item Type: Book
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Bond from Hannah Maxwell to Henry Maxwell, December 24, 1853]

Description: Bond wherein Hannah Maxwell states that she owes Henry Maxwell twenty five dollars. She also writes that she has sold ten and a half acres of headright land to Henry for six dollars and fifty-eight sense. The paper has been stamped with a five-pointed star and notarized by George Pegues.
Date: December 24, 1853
Creator: Maxwell, Hannah
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Journal of Henry Maxwell]

Description: Journal of Henry Maxwell containing daily activities and accounts.
Date: November 1855
Creator: Maxwell, Henry
Item Type: Book
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Journal of Robert Strain Maxwell]

Description: Journal of Robert Strain Maxwell containing daily activities and accounts.
Date: November 1855
Creator: Maxwell, Robert Strain
Item Type: Book
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Letter from William Carroll to Joseph A. Carroll, January 27, 1856]

Description: Letter from William Carroll to his brother Joseph A. Carroll informing him of the news from Louisiana, Missouri. He discusses the price of produce and animals, and mentions several weddings that have occurred. He also mentions that he would like to spend a winter in Texas.
Date: January 27, 1856
Creator: Carroll, William
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Private Collection of Jim McDermott

[Texas Land Grant to the Heirs of James Maxwell, June 17, 1856]

Description: Land grant conferring four hundred and forty seven acres of land from Peters' Colony in Collin County, Texas, to the heirs of James Maxwell. The grant includes a description of the area's borders. It is signed by Governor Elisha M. Pease.
Date: June 17, 1856
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell