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[Agreement for E.M. Pease’s purchase of slave named Celia]
An agreement for E.M. Pease’s purchase of a slave named Celia.
[Agreement for E.M. Pease’s purchase of slave named Esther]
An agreement for E.M. Pease’s purchase of a slave named Esther.
[Agreement for E.M. Pease’s purchase of slave named Maria from Clinton Terry]
An agreement for E.M. Pease’s purchase of a slave named Maria from Clinton Terry.
[Agreement for E.M. Pease’s purchase of slave named Mary Ann from J.M. Prewitt]
An agreement for E.M. Pease’s purchase of a slave named Mary Ann from J.M. Prewitt.
[Agreement for sale of multiple slaves]
An agreement for the sale of multiple slaves.
[Agreement for sale of slave in Connecticut]
An agreement for the sale of a slave in Connecticut.
[Agreement for sale of slave named Hercules]
An agreement for the sale of a slave named Hercules.
[Announcement of E.M. Pease’s candidacy for governor]
A circular in which E.M. Pease announces his candidacy for governor.
The Austin Silk Plantation and Manufacturing Company
This pamphlet describes the processes of silk production and compares it to raising cotton.
[Bill of sale for purchase of slave]
A bill of sale for William McMaster’s purchase of a slave named Harriet from William B. Smith—E.M. Pease was a witness to the transaction. Includes typewritten transcription of the document.
[Bill of sale for purchase of slave]
A bill of sale for John Chaffin’s purchase of a slave ("hireling") named Susan from Stephen Richardson.
[Bill of sale for purchase of slave by E.M. Pease]
A bill of sale for the purchase by E.M. Pease of a slave named Tim or Tom.
[Bill of sale for purchase of slave by E.M. Pease]
A bill of sale for the purchase of a slave by E.M. Pease.
[Biographical essay on Elisabet Ney]
A short biographical essay on Elisabet Ney—on the cover is a black-&-white reproduction of a painting of Ney by Fredrich Kaulbach.
Calendar page
Front page of calendar, found in the room in which O. Henry passed away, with June (month of death) showing.
[Cancelled Checks to W. S. Porter]
Cancelled checks written by Maddox Bros. & Anderson all made out to W. S. Porter. Some are endorsed on the back by Porter.
[Cold-War-era order list for gift-food parcels]
An order list for gift-food parcels during the early days of the Cold War.
[Correspondence to Carrie Crusemann from Charles S. Potts]
A letter to Carrie Crusemann, one of E.M. and Lucadia Pease's grandchildren, from Charles S. Potts, then dean of the Southern Methodist University school of law, requesting information on the Pease family—at the time, Potts was preparing an entry on E.M. Pease for the "Dictionary of American Biography."
[Deed for purchase of slaves]
A deed for the purchase of slaves ("forty two negroes") and "some stock."
[Deed for sale of slave to E.M. Pease and John W. Harris]
A deed for the sale of a slave ("one mulatto girl") from D.R. and E.B. Walker to E.M. Pease and John W. Harris.
[Essay “Pease School” by Timothy Alvin Brown]
“Pease School,” an essay by Timothy Alvin Brown, who was the principal of the Austin Independent School District's oldest school, Pease Elementary, from 1892-1933.
[Funeral receipt]
A receipt for the "funeral of [E.M. Pease’s] child," Anne Marshall Pease.
[Funeral receipt]
A receipt for printing and circulating funeral tickets (possibly for the funeral of Anne Marshall Pease, daughter of E.M. & Lucadia Pease).
[Game “72 Pictured Party Stunts” with racial and ethnic stereotyping]
Casual racism and ethnic stereotyping in a party game of the 1930s.
[Invitation to inauguration of Clark Mills's equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson]
An invitation that Governor E.M. Pease received to the inauguration of Clark Mills's equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson.
[Invitation to Lucadia Pease from President John Tyler and first lady Julia Tyler]
An invitation to Lucadia Pease from President John Tyler and first lady Julia Tyler.
[Invitation to open house at Woodlawn]
An invitation to an open house at Woodlawn that was a benefit for the Elisabet Ney Museum and a tribute to Elisabet Ney.
[Invitation to "Will Rogers" Party at Woodlawn for Governor-elect Dan Moody]
An invitation to a "Will Rogers" Party at Woodlawn for Governor-elect Dan Moody.
[Jury findings or proposed jury findings in case about ownership of slaves]
Jury findings or proposed jury findings in a case ("Smith v. Cloud") about ownership of slaves. Includes typewritten transcription of the document.
[Money advanced by E.M. Pease for Freedmen’s Hospital in Brenham, TX]
"Expenditure of the $ 1000.00 currency advanced by EM Pease for the Freedmen['s Hospital] at Brenham[, TX] in the Fall of 1867."
[Note secured by deed of trust on slaves]
A note secured “by deed of trust on negroes.”
[Petition in case about ownership of slaves]
Petition in a case ("Calvitt v. Harris") about ownership of slaves. Includes typewritten transcription of the document.
[Poll-tax receipts and certificate of exemption from poll tax for Richard Niles Graham]
Three poll-tax receipts and a certificate of exemption from a poll tax for Richard Niles Graham.
[Post-Civil-War loyalty oath signed by Judge J.B.M. McFarland]
A document in which J.B.M. McFarland, a judge of the first judicial district, swears that he “neither sought nor accepted, nor attempted to exercise the functions of any office whatsoever, under any authority or pretended authority in hostility to the United States”; a handwritten explanation follows.
[Proclamation from Governor E.M. Pease regarding criminal fugitive]
A proclamation from Governor E.M. Pease regarding criminal fugitive William Gibson.
[Proclamation from Governor E.M. Pease regarding criminal fugitives from Louisiana]
A proclamation from Governor E.M. Pease regarding criminal fugitives from Louisiana.
[Receipt for transportation of slaves]
A receipt for "hauling [E.M. Pease's] negros and goods."
[Receipt for transportation of slaves]
A receipt for the transportation of "the negro girl Emily and child belonging to Hon. E.M. Pease."
[Receipts regarding Freedmen’s Hospital in Brenham, TX]
Two receipts from a druggist regarding the Freedmen’s Hospital in Brenham, Texas.
[Tax receipt with list of slaves]
A tax receipt for Thomas Graham that lists slaves.
[Tax receipts for E.M. Pease]
Confederate-tax and war-tax receipts.
[Tax receipts for E.M. Pease]
Receipts for direct taxes in insurrectionary districts
Text of record of O. Henry's voice
Transcribed text of O. Henry’s voice recording and "L’Envoi of Judge Trueman E. O’Quinn."