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[Document concerning Slasi Albrecht's travel to Texas, October 9 and October 26, 1843]

Description: Document describing how Slasi Albrecht will have to pawn his goods for the 45 francs given him as an advance to help pay his expense for travel to Texas. Signed Slasi Albrecht in Neufreystaedt on October 9, 1843. Receipt of francs acknowledge below and signed by Albrecht in Antwerp on October 26, 1843.
Date: 1843-10-09/1843-10-26
Creator: Albrecht, Slasi
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Bruce Knickerbocker to Meyer Bodansky - March 21, 1939]

Description: Letter to Dr. Meyer Bodansky from Dr. Bruce Knickerbocker on March 21, 1939, in response to being offered the position of chairman of the Texas Committee for Medical Refugees. In response, Dr. Knickerbocker asks for more information regarding the post, including job responsibilities and how much time is involved.
Date: March 21, 1939
Creator: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Partner: Moody Medical Library, UT

[Letter from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee to Rabbi Henry Cohen - March 17, 1920]

Description: Letter to Rabbi Henry Cohen from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee on March 17, 1920, discussing an article published in a Polish newspaper and a monetary transaction. The above mentioned newspaper article is attached to the letter.
Date: March 17, 1920
Creator: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Partner: Moody Medical Library, UT

The First Chapter of Norwegian Immigration, (1821-1840) Its Causes and Results

Description: Book discussing the history or Norwegian immigration into the United States; it details the immigration from the first Norwegian settlement in America, through the "Exodus of 1836" and later settlements. The last section of the book deals with "Religious Work Among the Norwegians in America Down to the Year 1845." Index begins on page 451
Date: 1896
Creator: Anderson, Rasmus B. (Rasmus Bjørn), 1846-1936
Partner: Cleng Peerson Research Library at the Bosque Museum

Map of Fisher & Miller's colony: Made from the records in the office of the district surveyor of Bexar: Comprising also all the recent surveys.

Description: Map shows districts of land, by name and number with individual tract numbers, and military posts, which lie between and along the Colorado, San Saba, and Llano rivers in central Texas. Includes distances from Fort Mason to German settlements. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [1:266,667].
Date: 1855
Creator: Arlitt, F. H.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Translation: Laws, Orders and Contracts, on Colonization, From January 1821, up to 1829; In Virtue of Which, Col. Stephen F. Austin Introduced and Settled Foreign Emigrants in Texas. With an Explanatory Introduction.

Description: This document includes an Introduction and an Advertisement written by Stephen F. Austin giving a brief introduction of the history of Austin's Colony and background about the printed translations of the emigration laws, decrees, and contracts on colonization as well as correspondence between the Mexican government and Austin.
Date: 1837
Creator: Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Receipt for 56 francs 50 centimes paid to A. Bartz for his passage from Galveston, January 5, 1844]

Description: Receipt for 56 francs 50 centimes paid to A. Bartz for his passage from Galveston, with promise to repay in goods or cash at the end of six months. Signed A. Bartz on January 5, 1844 in Galveston. "Received from Mister Louis Huth on behalf of Mister Castro."
Date: January 5, 1844
Creator: Bartz, A.
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Die Auswanderer nach Texas. [Part 1]

Description: This German text is the first of a three-part historical novel about German emigration to Texas. Through the novel's fictional characters, the author portrays a romantic version of German emigration to the United States, particularly Texas. Set in the mid- to late-1830s, the novel discusses the history of Texas from Spanish rule up to its time as an independent republic.
Date: 1841
Creator: Belani, H. E. R.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Die Auswanderer nach Texas. [Part 2]

Description: This German text is the second of a three-part historical novel about German emigration to Texas. Through the novel's fictional characters, the author portrays a romantic version of German emigration to the United States, particularly Texas. Set in the mid- to late-1830s, the novel discusses the history of Texas from Spanish rule up to its time as an independent republic.
Date: 1841
Creator: Belani, H. E. R.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Die Auswanderer nach Texas. [Part 3]

Description: This German text is the third of a three-part historical novel about German emigration to Texas. Through the novel's fictional characters, the author portrays a romantic version of German emigration to the United States, particularly Texas. Set in the mid- to late-1830s, the novel discusses the history of Texas from Spanish rule up to its time as an independent republic.
Date: 1841
Creator: Belani, H. E. R.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historic Plaque, Elise Waerekskjold

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Hamilton, Texas. It reads: "Elise Waerekskjold, (Home 3 blocks W; Grave 6 Blocks NW). Influential early promoter of Norwegian Emigration to Texas: Born Elise Tvede in 1815. In 1846, after John Reiersen migrated to Texas to found the first Norwegian settlement in the state, she became editor of his periodical "Norway and Texas". Through her articles, many were inspired to move here. In 1847 she, too, moved to Texas, and resided in both Van Zandt County and Hamilton County. She married Wilhelm Waerenskjold. Often they welcomed grateful newcomers into their home. Here she helped preserve the history of her people. Died 1895. (1968)"
Date: March 1, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Historic plaque on grounds of Martin Co. Courthouse: Marienfeld

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Stanton, Texas. It reads: "Marienfeld. Former name of Stanton. Begun as German colony by 5 German Catholics from Kansas, who pitched tents here, near new Texas & Pacific Railroad in 1881. The site - with a water tank, section house, telegraph office - bore name Grelton, but settlers had it changed to Marienfeld - German for "Field of Mary". County was created 1876 and named for Wylie Martin, senator in Republic of Texas. When the county organized, town became county seat. First commissioners court met here December 13, 1884. Through Protestant influence, town was renamed Stanton, 1890. (1970)"
Date: August 6, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Historic Plaque, Rabbi Henry Cohen (1863-1952)

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Galveston, Texas. It reads: "Rabbi Henry Cohen (1863-1952). Called the "First Citizen of Texas" by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, Rabbi Henry Cohen, an internationally known humanitarian, was born in London, England. He came to Galveston in 1888 as spiritual leader of Congregation B'Nai Israel and served for 64 years until his death. In 1889 he married Mollie Levy (1862-1951) and they had two children. After the disastrous storm of 1900, Texas Governor Joseph D. Sayers appointed Rabbi Cohen to head the Central Relief Committee. From 1907 until World War I he helped shiploads of immigrants become settled in cities around the country. During World War I he was instrumental in influencing congress to provide Jewish Naval Chaplains. Appointed to the Texas Prison Board by Governor Dan Moody, Rabbi Cohen introduced measures for more humane treatment of prisoners. He assisted New York slum residents in Galveston today. When Rabbi Cohen died, the Commissioners Court of Galveston County called him one of the country's greatest humanitarians and spiritual leaders. (1980)"
Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries