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[17-Cent Armory Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is gold-colored, octagonal, and says, "Good for 17 [cents] in Military Goods" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Deep River Armory, J. B. Hughes, Prop., Houston, Texas."
Date: unknown

[Copy of land grant to George H. Bringhurst]

Description: Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor Papers. Copy of land grant to George H. Bringhurst for one-third of a league of land in Harris County and about 28 miles northwest of Houston; granted by President Anson Jones
Date: October 10, 1845
Creator: Jones, Anson
Item Type: Text

Houston, Texas. (Looking South), 1891

Description: Hand-colored chromolithograph print of a bird'e eye-view of Houston, Texas. It has insets of various public and private buildings and directories of public buildings, hotels, railroads, manufactories and churches listed at the bottom of the page.
Date: 1891
Item Type: Map

Petition to the State Legislature

Description: Petition by citizens of Harris County to the State Legislature, asking to legalize barbed wire. A logo at the top of the page says, "Glidden's Patent, Steel Barb Fence Wire, Galvanized or Japanned." There is a description of the proposal followed by a list of handwritten signatures. Handwriting on the back of the page says, "Harris Co., Feb. 14/79" with additional notes.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text

Spoon

Description: One of four silver spoons found on the battlefield of San Jacinto by George Williamson Lawrence
Date: unknown

Sword

Description: Sword with wooden grip carved in segments and iron or steel hilt and blade; documentation states, "Belonged to George Hockley used at Battle of San Jacinto"
Date: unknown