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[Certificate of Declaration for Charles William Sloman]

Description: Certificate of Declaration for Charles William Sloman as he was gaining citizenship to the United States. The opening line of the document declares that he "solemnly swear[s], that it is bonafide my intention to become a citizen of the United States, and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any Foreign Prince..."
Date: February 4, 1882
Partner: Galveston Historical Foundation

[Identification Card for Charles William Sloman]

Description: Identification card belonging to Charles W. Sloman with his birth information, age, height, and eye color. On the middle section of the card there is a statement signed by Fred C. Pabst which reads: "the person described on page 2 hereof has produced to me proof in the manner directed by law, and I do hereby certify that the said person is a citizen of the United States of America."
Date: November 18, 1918
Partner: Galveston Historical Foundation

[Photograph of the Stairs Leading to Bishop's Palace]

Description: Photograph of the stairs leading to the front door of Bishop's Palace in Galveston, Texas; this was the home of Walter Gresham, Sr. and his family. There are sculptures posted on either side of the stairs and the front door is positioned under a large archway with a balcony on the floor above it.
Date: unknown
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Partner: Galveston Historical Foundation

[Photograph of the Main Staircase and Fireplace in Bishop's Palace]

Description: Photograph of the main staircase and the fireplace inside Bishop's Palace located in Galveston, Texas; this was the home of Walter Gresham, Sr. and his family. The fireplace in this picture is situated to the right of the base of the staircase and is very elegantly decorated. The staircase has a few flower pots positioned along the wall, and has a large mural mounted before the turn in the stairs as well as a stained glass window mounted above the railing.
Date: unknown
Partner: Galveston Historical Foundation