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Gloves

Description: Pair of gloves. Ivory kid leather gloves with brown and gray embroidery. Hands have inside seaming; 3 darts on top; darts highlighted by rows of gray chain-stitching with ivory dots woven in; wrists have sewn on cuffs; cuffs feature strip of pale off white leather; embellished with geometric and circle embroidery in brown thread; snap under wrist creates keyhole underneath as well. Stamped inside in purple ink: "Made in Belgium / Real Kid".
Date: 1922/1923
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Nachricht für Auswanderer

Description: Newspaper clipping regarding the settlement in Texas. First portion (front side) is signed by W. D'Hanis & Co. and dated March 1846 from Antwerp. Second portion (front side) mentions Haby's return to Europe to take his family back to Texas and is signed Huth & Co. and dated March 25, 1846 from Neufreystaedt. Second clipping (reverse side) has two sections: First section is part of a letter commending the character of a vicar. The second section relates the story of four lumberjacks who found a… more
Date: March 1846
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Document stating the expenses aboard the Henrich bound for Galveston, December 1843]

Description: Document stating the charges for five chests aboard the Hennrich bound for Galveston. Dated December 5, 1843 in Antwerp. Reverse side is a document stating the expenses for shipment of two chests of merchandise aboard the Hennrich bound for Galveston. Lists contents of chests, including linens and straw hats. Dated December 1, 1843 in Antwerp and signed by Henry [sic] Castro.
Date: December 1843
Creator: Castro, Henri
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Document concerning Slasi Albrecht's travel to Texas, October 9 and October 26, 1843]

Description: Document describing how Slasi Albrecht will have to pawn his goods for the 45 francs given him as an advance to help pay his expense for travel to Texas. Signed Slasi Albrecht in Neufreystaedt on October 9, 1843. Receipt of francs acknowledge below and signed by Albrecht in Antwerp on October 26, 1843.
Date: 1843-10-09/1843-10-26
Creator: Albrecht, Slasi
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Document for Ferdinand Louis Huth from Henri Castro, October 27, 1843]

Description: Document for [Ferdinand] Louis Huth making him Director of the expedition of the colonists aboard the Jean Key. Castro tells him whom to trust, that he should do business in cash or barter only and that if needs an aide, he should ask Mr. Bourgeois. Castro tells him that he should invest in moss and cattle. He also includes, on page 3, a dispatch to Anson Jones, Secretary of State. Signed by Hi. Castro on October 27, 1843 in Antwerp.
Date: October 27, 1843
Creator: Castro, Henri
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Leodiensis Dioecesis

Description: Map shows early to mid-seventeenth century cities, towns, forested areas, and marshlands in the diocese of Liège and adjacent areas near the Meuse River valley. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: [1630..1650]
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Letter from Henri Castro to Ferdinand Louis Huth, May 15, 1845]

Description: Letter from [Henri] Castro to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] impatiently awaiting news of the colony and hoping the 59 emigrants sent though New Orleans arrive without trouble. He mentions that he is corresponding with Huth's father and expects to see him soon. Signed H. Castro on May 15, 1845 in Antwerp.
Date: May 15, 1845
Creator: Castro, Henri
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Henri Castro to Ferdinand Louis Huth, August 15, 1845]

Description: Letter from [Henri] Castro to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] announcing that he has won his lawsuit. He instructs him to have Dr. Cupples go to Galveston to meet Mr. Maqueray and route the new colonists through Corpus Christi. He includes details of Huth's appointment as Director and three other commissions. A postscript states that Mr. Maqueray will be unable to leave and a replacement must be found. Signed Hr. Castro on August 15, 1845 in Antwerp.
Date: August 15, 1845
Creator: Castro, Henri
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Henri Castro to Ferdinand Louis Huth, September 17, 1845, Copy 2]

Description: Letter from H[enr]i Castro to [Ferdinand] Louis Huth regarding a new batch of emigrants and some specific instructions regarding the colony. Marked "Duplicate". Signed Hi. Castro on Sept. 17, 1845 in Antwerp. Includes a document listing names of colonists under the headings "house[s] built" and "under construction," with several dates listed.
Date: September 17, 1845
Creator: Castro, Henri
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Henri Castro to Ferdinand Louis Huth, October 15, 1845]

Description: Letter from H[enri] Castro to [Ferdinand] Louis Huth assuring him that he is writing twice a month and stating that Huth's letters are not reaching him. He also dictates his wishes for the construction of his house and gardens and states that he expects to bring with him a large number of families with money when he returns. He ends with several subjects he wishes Huth to address in his return letter. Signed Hy. Castro on October 15, 1845 in Antwerp.
Date: October 15, 1845
Creator: Castro, Henri
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
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