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Glass flip

Description: Eighteenth century Stiegel type paneled glass flip; with copper wheel engraving in vesica and dot design; rough pontil mark; 18th c.
Date: 1700~/1799~
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Market House, Caroline County, Va.]

Description: Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor Papers. Illustration of house; on front "Market House, Caroline County, Va. (John Baylor, 1758); on back "'New Market' Manor House, Caroline Co. Virginia. Home of the Baylors, who came from Tiverton, Devonshire, England, in 1676"
Date: 1758
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Untitled map of Louisiana, Virginia and Carolina

Description: Untitled map by John Gibson that appeared in a June 1763 issue of "Gentlemen's Magazine" in London; refers to Texas as "High Land"
Date: June 1763
Creator: Gibson, John
Item Type: Map
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

"Bride's bottle"

Description: Clear blown glass frug or cordial bottle with enamel decoration; Steigel type, 18th to early 19th century, pewter collar, slightly lavender tint to glass
Date: 1800~
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Printing type

Description: Several hundred pieces of 19th century lead printing type, including spacers, from Brenham Banner Press office
Date: 1800~/1899~
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

Title to Land in the Northwest Territory

Description: Certificate regarding land granted to John Crittendon for military service and signed by Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States, and James Madison, Secretary of State.
Date: February 1802
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Embroidered sampler

Description: Very delicate sampler stitched on fine linen with embroidered verse, trees, birds, building, floral designs, geometric designs, and "Watnall School"; stretched on wooden frame and nailed with rusty handmade tacks
Date: 1804
Creator: Allcock, Mary
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

Metal button

Description: Metal military button with eagle and shield design similar to U.S. Infantry officers, 1815-1821; eyehook on back
Date: 1815~/1821~
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Estate Appraisal

Description: Property of Marry (sic) Powell, deceased by Erastus Smith, Alexander [Cavin] or [Carvin], Tobias E. Brashears
Date: April 15, 1820
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Arkansa Territory: Map of Arkansa and other Territories of the United States

Description: Geographical, Historical, And Statistical Map Of Arkansas Territory. Map Of Arkansas And Other Territories of the United States Respectfully inscribed to the Hon. J.C. Calhoun Secretary Of War By S.H. Long Major T. Engineers. No. 35. Drawn by S.H. Long Maj. U.S. Engineers. Engraved by Young & Delleker.
Date: 1822
Item Type: Map
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Embroidered sampler

Description: Plain weave sampler with silk embroidery, floral border, floral motifs, and poem. Text: "In Sharon's lovely Rose, Immortal beauties/ shine; Its sweet refreshing fragrance shows;/ Its origin divine./ Pleasure is a Rose, near which there ever grows/ the thorn of evil; It is wisdom's work so carefully/ to cull the Rose, as to avoid the thorn, and let its/ rich perfume exhale to heaven in grateful adoration/ of Him who gave the Rose to blow./ Mary Louise Brown, November 2nd 1829."
Date: November 2, 1829
Creator: Brown, Mary Louisa
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

“Cotton Book 1830”

Description: Cotton factors journal; records cotton bale weights before and after drying
Date: 1830
Item Type: Book
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Pap boat

Description: Porcelain pap boat with blue willow transferprinted design
Date: 1830~/1860~
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum