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Description: Map of the western hemisphere; it is a hand-colored engraving showing settlements and topography. Countries are outlined in various colors.
Date: 1844
Creator: Arrowsmith, J.
Item Type: Map

Bill of sale for slave

Description: Bill from Nancy Lea to Antoinette L. Bledsoe for Negro named Frank; Lea was Sam Houston's mother-in-law
Date: 1844
Item Type: Text


Description: White lace cap made by Mrs. Anson Jones for her son, Cromwell Anson Jones, b. 1849, Barrington
Date: 1849

Campaign ribbon

Description: James K. Polk/George M. Dallas campaign ribbon; political campaign in which annexation of Texas was an issue
Date: 1844~

[Commission for Justice of the Peace]

Description: Commission by A.C. Horton, Governor of Texas, appointing John H. Seward as Justice of the Peace for Washington County.
Date: October 8, 1846
Creator: Horton, Albert C.
Item Type: Text

[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

"Correspondence with Texas, on the Subject of Annexation"

Description: Government document concerning the annexation of Texas; 29th Congress, 1st session, [1846]; At head: "Doc. No. 2. [Documents accompanying the President's message at the commencement of the First Session of the Twenty-Ninth Congress.]"
Date: March 20, 1845
Item Type: Text

Court Order

Description: James B. Miller, administrator for the estate of William Barret Travis, ordered to collect $13.55 from James H. Holt by the County Court of Washington County
Date: July 1, 1847
Item Type: Text

Court Record

Description: Thomas Johnson v. Harrison G. Wood; a list of subscriptions reserved by G.H. Harrison in selling the office of the Texian and Brazos Farmer
Date: [1842]
Item Type: Text

Distances & number of men.

Description: Sketch of military posts along the California coast between Sacramento and La Paz with inset detailing distances between each post and number of men at each one
Date: June 19, 1847
Creator: California. Adjutant's Office.
Item Type: Map


Description: Embroidered baby dress with some open work made by Mrs. Anson Jones for her son, Cromwell Anson Jones, b.1849, Barrington
Date: 1849

Executor's Sale

Description: Notice of estate sale of Thomas Gay, deceased, for two tracts of land in Montgomery County, Texas on the west bank of the Trinity River. The notice was written in Washington County.
Date: May 31, 1842
Item Type: Text

General Jackson's Fine

Description: First page of an editorial criticizing the conduct of Whig Party in regard to public printing.
Date: January 31, 1843
Creator: Pearce, Mr.
Item Type: Text

Lace collar

Description: Black lace fichu sewn into mesh-like material; from Calais, Vermont, dating before 1840.
Date: [..1840]