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Embroidered sampler

Description: Very delicate sampler stitched on fine linen with embroidered verse, trees, birds, building, floral designs, geometric designs, and "Watnall School"; stretched on wooden frame and nailed with rusty handmade tacks
Date: 1804
Creator: Allcock, Mary
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Transcript of Invoice of Sundry Merchandise Tools, etc., Sent to Illinois for the Account of S. and M. Austin [1800]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from invoice for merchandise tools and other items for the account of Moses and Stephen F. Austin, which contains an itemized list of items, quantities ordered, the value of the items represented in Virginia currency and the conversion of the value of those items to silver. A sampling of items from the invoice include: blankets, nails, chisels, keys, scales, and drying pans.
Date: [1800]
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

"Bride's bottle"

Description: Clear blown glass frug or cordial bottle with enamel decoration; Steigel type, 18th to early 19th century, pewter collar, slightly lavender tint to glass
Date: 1800~
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Metal button

Description: Metal military button with eagle and shield design similar to U.S. Infantry officers, 1815-1821; eyehook on back
Date: 1815~/1821~
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Glass flip

Description: Eighteenth century Stiegel type paneled glass flip; with copper wheel engraving in vesica and dot design; rough pontil mark; 18th c.
Date: 1700~/1799~
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Monument]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified monument, dated 1812, with elaborately carved figures on the top, at the base, and on the accompanying low walls projecting from the base.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marshall Public Library

North America : performed under the patronage of Louis Duke of Orleans, First Prince of the Blood [Sheet 4].

Description: Map shows provinces, cities, towns, forts, Native American villages, tribal territory, shoals, banks, and other details along the coast of Mexico. Includes text of historical and descriptive notes. Relief shown pictorially. Scale [ca. 1:6,000,000].
Date: 1752
Creator: Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d', 1697-1782
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Le Vieux Mexique, ou, Nouvelle Espagne avec les costes de la Floride

Description: This map shows the country of Mexico and the surrounding areas. Countries are outlined in color; major cities, bodies of water and geographic features are marked (with relief shown pictorially) as well as colored symbols that appear to mark churches or missions. Dotted lines mark territories within Mexico. A color illustration of native people is in the lower left corner, near the text boxes containing the title and other information.
Date: 1705
Creator: Fer, Nicolas de, 1646
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Indian tribes of colonial North America]

Description: This map shows the eastern portion of the United States split in halves that are outlined in color and labeled Louisiana (west of the Mississippi River) and Virginia [and] Carolina (east of the Mississippi River). Names and locations of Native American Indian tribes are marked as well as various settlements, bodies of water, and geographic features (with relief shown pictorially).
Date: unknown
Creator: Gibson, J. (John)
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Life of Lorenzo de Zavala by Mary Jane Harris Briscoe

Description: Biographical sketch of Lorenzo de Zavala by Mary Jane Harris Briscoe. Her family lived near the de Zavalas when she was a girl. Citation info: Mary Jane Harris Briscoe Papers, MC056, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.
Date: 1886
Creator: Briscoe, Mary Jane Harris
Item Type: Letter
Partner: San Jacinto Museum of History

Sundial case

Description: Pocket sundial (a) in round wooden case with domed glass cover (b). In ink, on inside of lid is inscribed, “Capt/AARON CULP/N. Orleans/1811”
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Title to Land in the Northwest Territory

Description: Certificate regarding land granted to John Crittendon for military service and signed by Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States, and James Madison, Secretary of State.
Date: February 1802
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Spanish North America.

Description: Map shows provinces of New Spain, cities, settlements, and areas of Native American habitation. Appears in Thomson's New general atlas. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [ca. 1:6,300,000].
Date: 1814
Creator: Thomson, John, 19th cent.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Transcript of account for Moses Austin and Co. to Stephen Austin]

Description: Copy of transcript for an account from Moses Austin and Company to Stephen Austin, which lists cash sums for expenses, as well as, the value of property owned by Moses Austin. Dates are associated with many of the items listed.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History