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Mrs. W. Stanley Crawford

Description: Photograph of Mrs. W. Stanley Randolph. Written on the back of the photo, "June 20th, 1869. Also included is a calling card with her name printed on it and the address 1514 Eleventh Street, Wichita Falls, Texas. Handwritten on the back of the calling card, "Little gifts I send to-day, telling of remembrances true, would that they could fully say all the good I wish for you."
Date: June 20, 1869
Creator: D.S. Randolph
Partner: Log Cabin Village

Collage: Flag of Texas Hunters, Two men and a Woman during the Civil War period

Description: [Collage of the Flag of Texas Hunters and Marshall Guards surrounded by portraits of two men, one in Confederate uniform and a woman depicted during the Civil War period. The woman has been identified as Eudora Carolina Perry and the man as Robert Ross Wright] Newspaper clipping information: "The [Texas Hunters and Marshall Guards] flag is the handiwork of a group of young ladies of Marshall and Harrison County and was presented to the Texas Hunters and Marshall Guards on the occasion of their entry into the conflict."
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[600 Block S. May - Dilley's Iron Foundry]

Description: Illinois-native George Mansfield Dilley, the prominent railroad-building contractor who played an instrumental role in the expansion of railroads throughout Texas and the South, established this foundry in 1873, one year after the railroad arrived in Palestine. The George M. Dilley & Son Foundry, located adjacent to the I&GN tracks, at one time contained more than ten buildings. The enterprise manufactured some farm equipment and machinery, but its primary output was gray iron and brass castings for Texas railroads. The elder Dilley moved to Dallas in the 1880s, but the foundry continued to be run by his son, George Edward Dilley – one of Palestine’s most prominent citizens of the late 19th century. G.E. Dilley continued operations at the foundry until his death in 1932; his son Clarence V. Dilley then took over until his own death five years later. In the mid-1930s, the plant had an average payroll of about twenty thousand dollars, for a workforce of twenty to twenty-five men. The foundry ceased operations in the late 1930s. All that remains today are the frame office building, the nearby brick brass furnace building, and a lengthy iron fence which borders the property and faces May Street (which local historians believe was named after G.M. Dilley’s infant daughter, Edna May Dilley, who died in 1872).
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[John H Reagan and Confederate States Loan]

Description: John H. Reagan served in many political roles during his lifetime, including: Probate Judge in Henderson County Texas from 1846 - 1847, Representative in the Texas Legislature from 1847-1848, District Judge in Texas from 1852-1857, U.S. Congressman from Texas from 1857-1861, Representative from the Texas Provisional Congress Confederate States of America in 1861, Postmaster General of the Confederacy from 1861-1865, Secretary of the Treasury of the Confederacy in 1865, Delegate to the Convention Framing the Constitution of Texas in 1874-75, once again as U.S. Congressman from Texas from 1875-1887, Senator from Texas in the U.S. Congress from 1887-1891, and last but not least, Chairman of the Railroad Commission in Texas from 1891-1902. He was also among the original commissioners that organized the Texas State Historical Association. He died in March 1905 in Anderson County Texas and is buried in the East Hill section of the Palestine City Cemetery. The certificate is one of the certificates he issued while serving as Postmaster General of the Confederacy. It assigns John Caudle as Postmaster of the Union Mills Post Office, located in Havanna County, Virginia.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Harrison Saunders Murdock]

Description: Photograph of Harrison Sanders Murdock. He was born 12 January 1887 and died 17 December 1922. He had 2 wives, the first being Martha Cannady Brimberry Murdock, who died in 1873, and the second being Mary E. Dotson Murdock, who died on 1 April 1943. They are all three buried at the Murdock Cemetery, Houston County Texas, along with many other members of their family. This photograph was found among the papers of the Conaway family that were donated to the Palestine Public Library some years ago.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Home remedies]

Description: Clipping, undated, which gives home remedies for getting rid of mice and rats and curing colic in horses. The opposite side seems to be discussing the pricing of cotton, grain, and cattle.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Clipping: Rebel Prisoners]

Description: Newspaper clipping with details about rebel prisoners who were detained by the Union Army. The text notes that eight commissioned officers, two hundred and nineteen enlisted soldiers, and one hundred six deserters were captured. The names, ranks, and previous camp location of the officers are also included.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Envelope Addressed to A.H. Nash]

Description: Envelope addressed to A. H. Nash, Adjutant of the 1st New York Veteran Cavalry, at Camp Piatt. The envelope is marked as "official business." On the back is a note that reads, "Clothing for December."
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections