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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

[Correspondence Between Charles William Sloman and Two Reverends]

Description: Correspondence between Charles William Sloman and Reverend William McCracken concerning the sending of the marriage certificate of Charles and Sarah Sloman when they were married in New Orleans. Sloman's letter was received in New Orleans at Rector Grace Church, and forwarded to McCracken in Nebraska; he had moved here from New Orleans and the letter dated July 6, 1891 asks the new reverend there to send him the information needed. The final letter is sent to Sloman from McCracken in which he says he had enclosed the marriage certificate.
Date: {1891-06-28, 1891-07-06, 1891-07-17}
Creator: Sloman, Charles William & McCracken, William
Partner: Galveston Historical Foundation

[Galveston Lutheran Church Records: Minutes]

Description: Series of ledgers documenting the minutes of the Galveston Lutheran Church in Galveston, Texas, including various reports from the Secretary, Treasurer, and committees. The first page contains a list of information contained in the church records.
Date: 1851~/1915~
Creator: Galveston Lutheran Church
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

[Letter from Walter Gresham to Miss Lorraine, October 23, 1915]

Description: Letter from Walter Gresham, Sr. to Miss Lorraine concerning the prospective marriage of her and Thomas Dew Gresham. Walter discusses his hope that they do go through with the marriage and tells her that she "will find [Thomas] ambitious, honorable, energetic and domestic in his tastes and habits." He repeatedly expresses his admiration for her and the future for her and his son.
Date: October 23, 1915
Creator: Gresham, Walter, Sr.
Partner: Galveston Historical Foundation

[Photo Album Belonging to the Gresham Family]

Description: Photograph album belonging to the Gresham Family in Galveston, Texas. This album contains photographs of members of the family as well as different locations throughout Bishop's Palace in Galveston; there are captions under various photos that denote which room is in the picture.
Date: unknown
Partner: Galveston Historical Foundation

[Photograph of Alice Jane Brown and Matilda Alice Sweeney]

Description: Photograph of Alice Jane Brown with her niece, Matilda Alice Sweeney, at the Albania Plantation in Jeanerette, Louisiana. Alice is standing on the right and Matilda is on the left holding an umbrella over her head; behind Matilda there is a boy wearing a hat and jacket while picking at the truck of a tree. The back of the photo says that this picture was "taken at Albania Plantation, Jeanerette, La. home of Mrs. Moreau Roberts Brown..."
Date: unknown
Partner: Galveston Historical Foundation