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Book of Confucius Analects

Description: Silk brocade covered box (a), book of Confucius Analects with gold pages (b), and book of Confucius Analects with black and white pages (c).
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Pocket compass

Description: Nickel over brass pocket compass belonging to George Smyth, surveyor of the Republic of Texas and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Daguerreotype of George W. Smyth

Description: Daguerreotype of George W. Smyth, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence; embossed leather case with faded red cut velvet interior; copper colored metal frames picture; Smyth is holding his lapel with left hand
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Letter from Edwin S, Buck to his sister, Jane

Description: Written from Chappell Hill, Texas, by Edwin S. Buck, to his sister, Jane, in Pontiac, Michigan; mentions several family members and local residents.
Date: February 4, 1800
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

The Weekly Register (Baltimore, Md.), Volume 4, Number 20, Saturday, July 17, 1813

Description: Issue of The Weekly Register newspaper including an article on the first page entitled "Republic of Mexico" which is described as a "hasty" translation of the Declaration of Independence from Spain. Other articles include: Indian Council; The Direct Tax; Map of the Rapids of Miami, Shewing the situation of Fort Meigs, &c.; Interesting Topography of Ohio; Proceedings of Congress; Events of the War; and The Chronicle (France and the Allies).
Date: July 17, 1813
Creator: Niles, Hezekiah, 1777-1839
Item Type: Newspaper
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Canteen

Description: Handmade tin snuff or tobacco canteen with cork closure secured with wire loop
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Flax

Description: Twist of unbleached, retted, hatcheled flax
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Commemorative plate

Description: Ceramic commemorative plate from Star of the Republic Museum opening in 1970; white plate with molded rim, gilded decoration, and text
Date: 1970~
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Dough scraper

Description: Hand-forged, short-handled dough scraper with sawtooth blade
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Commemorative plate

Description: Ceramic commemorative plate from Star of the Republic Museum opening in 1970; white plate with molded rim, gilded decoration, and text
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

The Mexican Soldier, 1837-1847

Description: Front and back covers, and spine of a book that describes and illustrates Mexican military organization, dress, equipment, and regulations between 1837-1847.
Date: 1958
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Commemorative mug

Description: Commemorative white glass mug with black graphics; picture of Museum exterior; "Washington State Park Museum, Dedicated March 1, 1970" on front; back says, "This Cup Belongs to"' with rectangle for name; glass made by Anchor Hocking
Date: unknown
Creator: Anchor Hocking
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Commemorative mug

Description: Commemorative yellow glass mug with white, gold, and brown graphics; "Washington State Park Museum";
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Slat bonnet

Description: Slat bonnet, cotton, medium blue with white dotted pattern, 12 cardboard slats, 5 sets of ties: 1 under chin, 3 inside bonnet at back of slats, 1 outside bonnet over curtain
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Sugar bowl

Description: Tin sugar bowl (a) with lid (b); rosette on top and remnants of black paint
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Pot lifter

Description: Forged pot lifter with curved hook and wooden handle
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Revolver

Description: Two replica .36 cal. walnut and blued steel 1838 Paterson revolvers (a-b), with loading tools (c-d)
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Taylor Engraved bottle

Description: Replica Caddo bottle; red-slipped, burnished, with four repeated panels of engraved circular pattern; original from Bison Site in Sabine County, Texas
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Dressmakers shears

Description: Very heavy dressmaker's shears with special hinge which protrudes on both sides; marked, "New York"
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum