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[Col. Nicholas Copeland letter to Martin Bridgman, April 25, 1835]

Description: 1835 letter of Col. Nicholas Copeland to his son-in-law Martin Bridgman of Arkansas, enticing him to move to Texas. The letter discusses the price of land and cattle, as well as the profitability of crops such as cotton and corn. Copeland adds a note for Harry Currin, a free African-American, stating that Texas is a safe place to settle. His land grant (settlement & fortification) described in the letter was 25 miles west of the Trinity River just before crossing the Navasota River. This letter was written at Robbins' Ferry on the Old San Antonio Road at the crossing of the Trinity River (letters went east from there to be carried & put in the US mail system).
Date: April 25, 1835
Creator: Copeland, Nicholas
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Other

Early Scenes in Hamiltonburg (Three Rivers) 1913-1914

Description: This book is a compilation of photographs taken in Three Rivers, Texas (known at the time as Hamiltonburg). Each photograph is accompanied by a short description and identifications of the persons and events, if known.
Date: November 16, 1982
Creator: Stewart, S. J.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Other

History of Negro soldiers in the Spanish-American War, and other items of interest.

Description: Includes sections on the causes of the Spanish American War, the incident with the Battleship Maine, African Americans in the Navy, African Americans on San Juan Hill, Roosevelt, McKinley, Buffalo Soldiers, African American officers and regiments. General themes include civil rights and prejudice.
Date: 1899
Creator: Johnson, Edward Augustus
Item Type: Book
Partner: Other

[Land grant to Gabriel B. Knight, 1854]

Description: Grant for 320 acres of land in Tarrant County to Gabriel B. Knight, "in Denton District. Tarrant County on Bear Creek in the Lower Cross Timbers . . . "
Date: June 2, 1854
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Other

[Letters of Rev. Dr. Thomas McHutchin Cunningham]

Description: The Rev. Dr. Thomas McHutchin Cunningham (March 22, 1887 - March 3, 1979) wrote these letters to family members from April 14, 1918 to November 28, 1927. The letters detail his life as a minister in Texas and other locations. The letters are written from Stamford, Spur, Eliasville, Sherman, Gainesville, Orange, Boston (Mass.), Richmond (Va.), and Knoxville (Tn.). The letters detail church news, family life, and travel on the S.S. Leviaton in 1927 to visit London, Paris, and Jerusalem.
Date: 1918
Creator: Cunningham, Thomas McHutchin
Item Type: Book
Partner: Other

[The Lynchburg List of Voters: Analysis of the Men who Voted]

Description: This chart documents several aspects of the men who voted at Lynchburg on February 2, 1836. The chart notes the following about each voter, and whether they appear in the following records: Veteran of San Jacinto who received land for military service; 1830 Census of Texas; Harris County probate; Harris County deeds; and other vital records.
Date: 2008
Creator: Shaw, Donna Beth
Item Type: Text
Partner: Other

Man and woman

Description: Unidentified couple in dress clothes. The woman has a bow in her hair and is wearing a locket. The man has on a narrow tie and a watch fob.
Date: unknown
Creator: Greenwood Blue Gallery
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Other

Man in suit

Description: Unidentified man in a dark suit, photograph process is "Aristo Finish."
Date: unknown
Creator: Wakely
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Other

[Norvell Hill]

Description: Studio portrait of baby Norvell Hill [Williams Reed] seated on an elaborate wicker bench. She is wearing a light-colored dress and dark shoes.
Date: 1922
Creator: Carrset Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Other

Pictures from Three Rivers' Past

Description: Essay discussing the history of Three Rivers, Texas and photographs of the early days of the town.
Date: 2009
Creator: Hudson, Richard
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Other

Reverend Marvin C. Griffin

Description: Written information about the accomplishments of Reverend Marvin C. Griffin of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Austin, TX.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Other

Teacher's Contract for Pearl Vinson

Description: Teacher's contract for Pearl Vinson from 1925. The contract stipulates that she will teach for 7 months at a rate of $85/month in the Cross Roads Elementary in Cass County. Other signatures on the contract include J. F. Joyner, M.A. Harrell and R.E. Hall, trustees, and J. F. Lovelace, County Superintendant.
Date: May 5, 1925
Item Type: Text
Partner: Other

Teacher's Contract for Pearl Vinson, 1924

Description: Teacher's contract for Pearl Vinson from 1924. The contract stipulates that she will teach for 7 months at a rate of $85/month in the Cross Roads Elementary in Cass County. Other signatures on the contract include J. F. Joyner, M.A. Harrell and R.E. Hall, trustees, and J. L. Lovelace, County Superintendant
Date: August 4, 1924
Item Type: Text
Partner: Other

Views of the Paris, Texas Fire

Description: A small booklet with several images of the devastation in Paris, Texas after the 1916 fire. From the private collection of Scott Muhn.
Date: [1916]
Creator: Noyes, Josef H.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Other