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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

[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

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

[Joe Lister]

Description: Studio portrait of Joe Lister. Mr. Lister is holding a hat and standing next to an elaborate wicker chair. A paisley drape is in the background.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Other

[Ida Spikes Hill, Will Hill, and Ada Hill]

Description: Photograph of three members of the Hill family. Ida Spikes Hill, Will Hill, and Ada Hill are outdoors in front of a picket fence. Trees and houses are visible in the background. The Hills are wearing coats and hats.
Date: 1910~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Other

[John Amus Clark and Maude Woods Clark]

Description: Studio portrait of a young couple. John Amus Clark, on the left, wears a three-piece suit and felt hat. Maude Woods Clark [Hembry], on the right, wears a striped blouse, a plaid skirt, and a straw hat.
Date: 1910~
Item Type: Photograph
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

[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

[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

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

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

[John Logan, Sr. and sons, 1948]

Description: Outdoor portrait of John Logan, Sr. and his sons. John, Sr. is seated on a bench with son Lloyd, Sr. on his left and and son Arthur on his right. Standing behind him is his son John, Jr.
Date: 1948
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Other

[Lloyd Logan, Sr. and family, 1948]

Description: Family portrait taken outdoors on the porch of the family home. Lloyd Logan, Sr. is seated at center front with his wife seated to his left and his daughter seated to his right. His four sons stand in the background. There is a window behind the group. A porch chair, the yard and bushes are also visible.
Date: 1948
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Other

[Bill and son in front of home]

Description: Photograph of Bill behind his son in front of a home. Bill is shown wearing a hat and holding a cigar in his right hand.
Date: 1958
Creator: Edwards, Charles
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Other

[Bill, Bill's wife, child and Marie Edwards]

Description: Photograph of Bill, Bill's wife, child and Marie Edwards standing in a doorway. Bill is standing between his wife and Marie Edwards. Bill is wearing a hat and tie.
Date: 1958
Creator: Edwards, Charles
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Other

[Bill, his wife, and Marie Edwards]

Description: Photograph of (l to r): Bill's wife, Bill, and Marie Edwards sitting on a couch. Bill is shown wearing a hat with his arms and legs crossed. Marie Edwards is the sister of Charles Edwards.
Date: 1958
Creator: Edwards, Charles
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Other

[Bill, Jewel Kennedy Young, and Bill's children]

Description: Photograph of Bill with his children and Jewel Kennedy Young. Young is shown holding one of Bill's children in front of a doorway. One of the children is wearing clothing with stripes.
Date: 1958
Creator: Edwards, Charles
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Other