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[Letter from Sam Houston to Joseph Ellis, June 12, 1847]

Description: A letter from Sam Houston to his friend Joseph L. Ellis of Grand Cane at his plantation "Pleasant Lawn." Discusses Judge Worsham, the health of the Houston family and neighbors. This letter is purported to be a hoax and forgery, as multiple copies exist.
Date: June 12, 1847
Creator: Houston, Sam
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Glessner to Miss Lou Moore]

Description: Handwritten letter from Glessner to Miss Lou Moore, inquiring about her well-being and whether she had a safe and pleasant trip to Illinois, as well as a desire to meet her again in Indiana.
Date: June 8, 1860
Item Type: Letter

Mary Camp Gober

Description: Head-and-shoulders portrait of Mary Camp Gober, age 46, looking into the camera. In writing on the back of the photograph: "Mrs. Mary Camp Gober, mother of Mrs. W. C. Wright. Mama's photograph was taken in Atlanta, GA, May 2, 1872, Age 46 yrs, 2 months, 12 days. The first Confederate woman from Denton County to be enrolled in the Stone Mountain Book of Memory is Mrs. Mary Camp Gober. The name of Mrs. Gober is the 3rd from Texas to be entered in the Silver Book memorializing wives of Confederate soldiers." This appears to be a photograph taken of photograph. The original photographer is unknown, although the original date is listed on the back as indicated by the author. This duplicate was taken by J. T. Jones, a photographer in Denton, Texas in the 1890s, who photographed the original matted photo at an unknown time and mounted it on board.
Date: May 2, 1872
Creator: J. T. Jones
Item Type: Photograph

Program for fourth of July ball held in Opera House 1883

Description: This program for the Fourth of July ball that was held at the Opera House in Denton includes an order of dance, lists of committee members, and other information regarding the ball. The Graham Opera House was located on the west side of the square.
Date: July 4, 1883
Item Type: Text

Unidentified Members of a reuinion of Granbury's Consolidated Texas Brigade

Description: Group picture of fifty unidentified members from Granbury's Consolidated Texas Brigade, most wear ribbons that say Granbury. One member of the brigade who fought in the Army of Tennessee, the man on the second row, second from the left, wears a ribbon that says, J.? T. Grant, Company C, 1?th, Texas. Another man wears a ribbon that possibly says Texas U.C.V (United Confederate Veterans). A man on the third row from the top wears a ribbon that looks like it says Camp Sam Davis. Other men wear reunion badges with the name of the general, the brigade, and the company, while others wear the name of a camp, a flag belonging to their company, or a medal. An unidentified young man sits beside one of the veterans on the front row. A number on the right-hand corner of the photo identifies it as photo 51. The date of the photograph may possibly be 1884, where the reunion was held in Dallas, and ninety-six men showed up; or in 1895, where a reunion was held in Houston, which was attended by many former soldiers of Granbury's brigade [This Band of Heroes, James M. McCaffrey, 1996, p.161].
Date: 1884?/1895?
Creator: Fishburn Illustrating Co.
Item Type: Photograph

Hand-Book of Northern Texas

Description: Overview of the north Texas region encompassing Collin, Denton, Fannin, and Grayson Counties for potential visitors, including information about the landscape and climate, the farming and ranching industries, notable persons and businesses, and other information about the area.
Date: 1886
Creator: C.S. Burch Publishing Company
Item Type: Pamphlet

Stanfield Lodge

Description: Seven officers of the Stanfield Lodge for 1888. Pictured are: W. F. Egan, W. R. Dudley, J. W. Cook, C. H. Clements, S. M. Bradley, J. R. McCormick, W. H. Sprawls.
Date: 1888
Item Type: Photograph

Judge W. J. Austin

Description: Group of unidentified individuals on the west side of Denton Square for the funeral procession of Judge W. J. Austin.
Date: September 8, 1888
Creator: Weatherington, G. R.
Item Type: Photograph

North Side of Denton Square

Description: A view of the business section on the north side of the Denton Square around 1889. All the building were constructed of wood, with board sidewalks of even lengths to aid the pedestrian in keeping out of the mud and sand of the unpaved streets. On the left is the three-story Cronston building. The Francis Hardware Store was on the lower floor. The Woodbine building was next to the Cronston and adjoining was Clay Wither's store. Emory C . Smith's law office and R. A. Cobb's confectionery in the next two buildings followed by the McNeil dry goods store. The vacant lot was where the Lacy Hotel had burned down two years before. A saloon stands next and it is connected to a large building in which a meat market was operated.
Date: 1889
Item Type: Photograph

North Side of Denton Square

Description: A view of the business section on the north side of the Denton Square around 1889. All the buildings were constructed of wood, with board sidewalks of even lengths to aid the pedestrian in keeping out of the mud and sand of the unpaved streets. On the left is the three-story Cronston building. The Francis Hardware Store was on the lower floor. The Woodbine building was next to the Cronston and adjoining was Clay Wither's store. Emory C . Smith's law office and R. A. Cobb's confectionery in the next two buildings followed by the McNeil dry goods store. The vacant lot was where the Lacy Hotel had burned down two years before. A saloon stands next and it is connected to a large building in which a meat market was operated.
Date: 1889
Item Type: Photograph

South Side of Denton Square

Description: A view of the business section on the south side of the Denton Square around 1889. All the building were constructed of wood, with board sidewalks of even lengths to aid the pedestrian in keeping out of the mud and sand of the unpaved streets. Stores visible from the left to right on the Piner Block are Craddocks, The Big 5 and 10 Cent Store, Nochols and Stribling Grocers, G. W. Wilson and Co. Grocers, J. A. Hann and Co. Cheap Cash Store, and A. E. Freeman Groceries.
Date: 1889
Item Type: Photograph

South Side of Denton Square

Description: A view of the business section on the south side of the Denton Square around 1889. All the building were constructed of wood, with board sidewalks of even lengths to aid the pedestrian in keeping out of the mud and sand of the unpaved streets. Stores visible from the left to right on the Piner Block are Craddocks, The Big 5 and 10 Cent Store, Nichols and Stribling Grocers, G. W. Wilson and Co. Grocers, J. A. Hann and Co. Cheap Cash Store, and A. E. Freeman Groceries.
Date: 1889
Item Type: Photograph

Southeast Corner of Denton Square

Description: A view of the business section on the southeast corner of the Denton Square around 1889. All the building were constructed of wood, with board sidewalks of even lengths to aid the pedestrian in keeping out of the mud and sand of the unpaved streets. Stores visible from the left to right are Denton Dry Goods Co., S. E. Search Hardware Store, and Craddocks.
Date: 1889
Item Type: Photograph

Southeast Corner of Denton Square

Description: A view of the business section on the southeast corner of the Denton Square around 1889. All the buildings were constructed of wood, with board sidewalks of even lengths to aid the pedestrian in keeping out of the mud and sand of the unpaved streets. Stores visible from the left to right are Denton Dry Goods Co., S. E. Search Hardware Store, and Craddocks.
Date: 1889
Item Type: Photograph

Ed Reed and Edgar Clark with Unidentified Man

Description: Portrait of Ed Reed (on right), Belle Starr's son, and Edgar Clark of Denton, Texas, with an unidentified man on the left. They are standing by a wooden contraption and in front of a painted backdrop. Both men are wearing similar rings on their left ring fingers. According to the 1900 U.S. Census, Edgar Clark was born in May of 1870 and living with his widowed mother and siblings at the Clark home located at the corner of Center (which is now Carroll Blvd) and Mulberry streets in Denton, Texas. His occupation was listed as "bartender." James "Ed" Edwin Reed was born in California on February 22, 1871 to Myra Maybell Reed, who later became known as Belle Starr. He was shot and killed in Claremore, Indian Territory [Oklahoma], on December 14, 1896 while attempting to arrest two men - J. N. Clark and Joe Gibbs - charged with peddling whiskey. He was previously a deputy U.S. Marshall and was known for the killing of two outlaw brothers in Wagoner, Oklahoma: Zeke and Dick Crittendon. Ed Reed's notorious past included horse theft and stolen property in Fort Smith, Arkansas (c1889), and along with his brother, Russell, the murder of James Rich in Echo, Texas (1893). Reed later turned state's evidence in another case, was released and made into a deputy marshal [-Cherokee Advocate, Dec.19, 1896].
Date: 1890?
Creator: W. H. Catterlin Co.
Item Type: Photograph

[1890] Denton Business Review and Directory

Description: This Denton business review was published as a guide for the farmers and residents of Denton county outside of the city. The directory includes descriptions of Denton's agricultural resources, commercial advantages, and business institutions.
Date: May 1890
Item Type: Book