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Snuff box

Description: Oval snuff box with hinged lid and original japanned (varnished) finish.
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Virge T. Williams Participating in a Tobacco Spitting Contest]

Description: Photograph of Virge T. Williams, also known as "Cowboy," at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Cowboy is wearing a long-sleeve buttoned shirt tucked into jeans, with a leather belt and long necklaces around his neck.
Date: [1984-08-02..1984-08-05]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Tobacco Spitting Contest]

Description: Photograph of a tobacco spitting contest at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, a man leans backward as he raises his fingers to his mouth, preparing to spit. Several man stand behind him, preparing to take their turn.
Date: [1984-08-02..1984-08-05]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Kids in Front of Tobacco Barn

Description: Copy negative of two young boys standing in front of a tractor piled high with tobacco. The tractor is at the open entrance to a tobacco barn.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Canteen

Description: Handmade tin snuff or tobacco canteen with cork closure secured with wire loop
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Tobacco box

Description: Cast Iron tobacco box with lid; brass knob on lid.
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Portraits of Three Women]

Description: Photograph of 3 people. This photograph is of two portraits. One woman is in both portraits seated next to a different woman in each and she is holding a cigar in her hand in both portraits. The woman in both photographs is wearing a jacket over a t-shirt, pants and a ring. In the first portrait, the woman next to her is wearing a jacket over a blouse with what appears to be a skirt and a ring. They each have one hand in their lap and their other arm around the other woman's shoulders. One woman is looking slightly to the left and the other is looking directly at the camera and they are both smiling. In the second portrait, the woman is seated next to a woman wearing a jacket over a blouse and what appears to be a skirt. One woman is looking slightly up and to the left and the other woman is looking directly at the camera and they are both smiling.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Portraits of Three Women]

Description: Photograph of 3 people. This photograph is of two portraits of three women seated next to each other on what appears to be a large stuffed chair in front of a backdrop. One of the women is wearing jeans, a jacket over what appears to be a t-shirt, and short boots. The other two women are wearing jackets over blouses with a skirt and boots. They all have cigars in their mouth in both photographs and in the first portrait, two of the women are looking off to the left and the woman in the middle is looking directly at the camera. In the second portrait, the woman in the middle has one arm around the shoulders of the other two women and they all appear to be looking directly at the camera.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Portraits of Two Men]

Description: Photograph of 2 people. This photograph is of two portraits of two men sitting in front of what appears to be a backdrop. They are both wearing long-sleeve, button-down shirts and slacks and one of the men is smoking what appears to be a cigarette. They are facing forward in both portraits and in the second portrait, one of the men is holding a hat. They are both looking directly at the camera in both portraits and in the first portrait, they are smiling.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Portraits of Three Men]

Description: Photograph of 3 people. This image is of two portraits of three men. One man is seated on a wooden stool and the other two men are standing behind him. All three of the men have hats on, button-down shirts, ties, slacks, and are smoking cigarettes. In the first portrait, the three men are looking directly at the camera and in the second photograph, the two men standing are looking at the man seated on the wooden stool while he alone looks at the camera.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Portrait of Four Men]

Description: Photograph of 4 people. This portrait is of four men seated next to each other. Three of the men have their arms around each others' shoulders. One man has a plaid button-down shirt on and the other three have overalls on. All four of the men have hats on and are looking directly at the camera. The man on the far right is smoking a tobacco pipe.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Buggy with horse in front of store]

Description: Photograph of store fronts in old Round Rock on Bagdad Street. A horse and buggy is on the left side of the photo. The business on the right has signs for "STAR / TOBACCO," "HARNESS and SHOES / REPAIRED HERE," and "RESTAURANT." There is a "Coca Cola" repeating sign on the underside of the store porch. To the left is a poster for "HARVEST / JUBILEE" attached to the side of a store.
Date: 19uu
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[Transcript of Letter from Stephen F. Austin, August 26, 1833]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Stephen F. Austin, on August 26, 1833, discussing the orders of Vicente Filisola to reestablish a garrison at Nacogdoches, and to stop the illegal trade of tobacco through Texas ports.
Date: August 26, 1833
Creator: Austin, Stephen F.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter to Edith Wilson, July 22, 1903]

Description: Letter to Edith Wilson, on July 22, 1903, asking her to write. The author implores her not to give up on him, and promises to do anything she wants to make her happy.
Date: July 22, 1903
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family

[Transcript of Letter from Stephen F. Austin, August 9, 1827]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Stephen F. Austin, on August 9, 1827, discussing Lorenzo Kinne, who is a member of Austin's colony and sells tobacco. However, a newly enacted law in Mexico prohibits the sell of tobacco imported from other countries.
Date: August 9, 1827
Creator: Austin, Stephen F.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from David S. Kennard to his father A.D. Kennard, Jr., August 24, 1862]

Description: Letter from David S. Kennard to his father, A.D. Kennard, Jr. detailing news from Arkansas and it includes: details about receiving letters from A.D., from Jennie, and from "Ma"; a discussion about John Westbrook who was going on to Parson's regiment; a dialogue about not being "posted in prices of anything" except tobacco; and an update on his health. He ends his letter stating that he will answer Ma's and Jennie's letters another time and for his father, A.D., to excuse his short letter.
Date: August 24, 1862
Creator: Kennard, David S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from S. T. Appling to Sally Thornhill, May 8, 1899]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by S. T. Appling to Sally Thornhill. In this letter, Appling discusses the current news in her community. She details the goings-on and well-being of family members. She notes to Sally that she has rheumatism in her hands, making it difficult to write. Appling states that the garden is all planted and details which crops are successful or failing at present. She mentions that Henry is currently shearing sheep, updates Sally on community news and family health, and mentions they do not have much fruit this season. She closes the letter by stating that the family should write to them as soon as they are able.
Date: May 8, 1899
Creator: Appling, S. T.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Henry Moore, November 3,1885]

Description: Letter from Charles B. Moore to his brother Henry concerning Charles's trip to Tennessee. He writes about the rainy weather, the news from Texas, crops, and the three stable fires that have occurred in the last three weeks. He believes the fires were deliberately set.
Date: November 3, 1885
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore, July 21, 1907]

Description: Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore. She wanted to write sooner, but it was too hot and he wasn't feeling well. She mentions what was eaten for dinner. She talks about hard times, but is thankful. She talks about the crops of wheat and corn. She talks about prices and practices for farming. She comments on how Mary is feeling blue about taking care of the farm and gives some advice for it. Sally went to go visit Mr. Thornhill's sister, who was not feeling well. She also saw Aunt Jane who also was not feeling well. She tended to Sue's chickens and turkeys. Alice and her mother went back to Texas, but Sally has not heard from them. She stayed at Alice's and it felt like old times. Sabina and Dr. J. B. Walton died. She talks about the trip she wants to go on. She talks about the weather and the rain they need. She talks about the teachers at the schools. She asks if anyone in the Rucker family got small pox. She is working hard and her children papered her room. She talks about her chickens.
Date: July 21, 1907
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore, May 20, 1906]

Description: Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore in which she says that she has had little time to write as Mr. Thornhill and sister Melissa are unwell. Bertha now has an organ to play. She tells how she made rhubarb pudding. Sally gives an update on her garden, an invasion of locusts, and the crops. She also passes on the news of the activities and health of friends and family.
Date: May 20, 1906
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore, July 16, 1906]

Description: Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore in which she writes of "sister's" death and the impact it has had on her. Mr. Thornhill can not walk and is unwell. She asks if Mary has heard of the death of Sarah Wallace. She died at Gainsville, Texas. The health of family member, her garden, farm animals and canning are also detailed.
Date: July 16, 1906
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Ann Moore, February 12, 1911]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Sally Thornhill and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore. In this letter, Thornhill informs Mary Ann Moore of the goings-on in Goodlettsville, TN. the news includes: a discussion about the treatment of her eczema on her ankles and an outbreak of erysipelas on her arms, a dialogue about the farmer's duties at present prepping for a new season, details about a vegetable garden, news about Bryan's hogs and the family's poultry, a discussion about correspondences received and the news from those letters,details about those who have la grippe in that area,and a discussion about Bertha and Billy's children. Sally begins a letter the next day that is not dated. It would be February 13, 1911. In this letter, Thornhill discusses the letters she has received from Sis Appling, notes that Wash thinks he has found a cure for his rheumatism with Bodi-Tone, and details community news on family and friends. She notes the situation Alice Wright is in since her mother, Mary Jane Thornhill, passed, detailing that Alice is more hurt over how the family treated her more than anything. She states that she hope Linnet's baby will be a healthy one, and mentions that she now has six great grandchildren. She closes the letter by sending her love to one and all,noting that if her new medicine cure her she will let Mary know. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: February 12, 1911
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections