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[Our Baby]

Description: Baby announcement with a poem. The front side of the card has an illustration of a baby sitting on a flower with the text "Our Baby, How did you come to us, you dear? God thought of you and so I am here." The back side of the card displays a poem by Cornelia Shipman titled "Our Baby." The poem reads: "Cradled in a flower Is our baby dear; Rocked by breeze so gentle, Knowing naught of fear. Heaven's light is shining In our baby's eyes, Loving message bringing To us from the skies. May the Father's blessing Fill this life each hour; Jesus, keep our baby As Thy pure, sweet flower".
Date: unknown
Creator: Shipman, Cornelia & Butler, M. L.
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[City Council Notes, November 1861]

Description: Notes describing a city council session regarding taxes paid to the state and county. A later statement at the end of the document announces that elections will be held on December 9, 1861.
Date: {1861-11-13,1861-11-26}
Creator: Laredo (Tex.)
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Announcement from Ildefonso Ramón]

Description: Announcement from Ildefonso Ramón saying that Bernabé González has given everything over to his son-in-law, in return for support until his death. The document is heavily stained in places and has a large tear in the upper right corner of the paper.
Date: 1819-11~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Birth announcement and photograph]

Description: Photograph of a baby girl with dark hair, visible from the chest up. An accompanying page has two baby footprints and a lock of hair. Text in the upper-left corner says: "Name: Baby Girl Louvier, Weight: 6 lbs 15 oz, Date: 6-21-45 at 8:51 p.m."
Date: 1945-06~
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
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