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[Letter from Charles Moore]

Description: Letter from Charles Moore relating stories he heard from a man named Nicholas while riding on the train. The man claimed to be represent a publisher out of Philadelphia. In his early years in Texas, long before the "War of Unpleasantness," he traded a law library worth of books to Governor Henderson in exchange for land. He says that Sam Houston claimed that Texas annexation would have occurred 10 years earlier if they had followed a plan that Governor Jackson had set up. Robert E. Lee also refused to write his biography because it would involve him relating a negative story about Jefferson Davis. Apparently, Lee had recommended they surrender early in the war because continuing would devastate the Confederacy.
Date: unknown
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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A Lady and a Lone Star Flag

Description: Book discussing the history of Texas and of the creation of the Lone Star Flag by Joanna Elizabeth Troutman, which was lost at Goliad after the massacre there.
Date: 1936
Creator: Pope, Henry David
Partner: UNT Libraries

Copy of a Map of the Seat of War in Florida

Description: Map showing the area of central Florida where the Second Seminole War took place. It includes swamps, lakes, rivers, and military roads, as well as smaller maps of Florida and of the battle ground between Major Francis Langhorne Dade and the Seminoles.
Date: March 20, 1836
Creator: Johnson, J. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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"Surrounded by Dangers of All Kinds": The Mexican War Letters of Lieutenant Theodore Laidley

Description: This book contains a collection of letters written by Lieutenant Theodore Thadeus Sobieski (T. T. S.) Laidley between 1845 and 1848. The letters discuss life as a soldier during the Mexican War; most of the letters were written from various stations in Mexico. Each letter is bracketed by editorial commentary on the historical context and the collection is prefaced by a brief biography of Laidley's life prior to the first letter. Index starts on page 179.
Date: 1997
Creator: McCaffrey, James M., 1946- & Laidley, Theodore, 1822-1886.
Partner: UNT Press
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Cynthia Ann Parker

Description: Book examining the story of Cynthia Ann Parker, captured at age nine by Comanche Indians. This study looks at her life during her time with the Comanches, including her marriage to Peta Nocona, and her subsequent recapture by white soldiers when she was thirty-four.
Date: 1959
Creator: Jackson, Grace
Partner: UNT Libraries

Riding for the Lone Star: Frontier Cavalry and the Texas Way of War, 1822-1865

Description: Historical description of military operations organized into eight chapters covering frontier Texas: [1] Tribal Warfare of Colonial Tejas, 1822-1835, [2] The War for Texian Independence, 1835-1836, [3] Conflicts of the Early Texas Republic, 1836-1838, [4] Conflicts of the Middle Texas Republic, 1838-1840, [5] Conflicts of the Late Texas Republic, 1841-1845, [6] The Mexican-American War, 1846-1848, [7] Conflicts of Antebellum Texas, 1846-1861, and [8] The War for Confederate Independence, 1861-1865. Index starts on page 393.
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Date: February 2016
Creator: Jennings, Nathan A.
Partner: UNT Press
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The WPA Dallas Guide and History

Description: This book gives an overview of the city of Dallas, Texas including statistics about the people and businesses as well as background information regarding the government, businesses, and social aspects of the city. The book also gives information about tourism and points of interest in the city and in Dallas County. Index starts on page 421.
Date: 1992
Creator: Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the City of Dallas
Partner: UNT Press
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Texas Toys and Games

Description: Collected information about popular toys and games relevant to the state of Texas, including folk toys, folk games, sports, dances, songs and other recreations. The index of contributors begins on page 245 and the index of toys and games begins on page 249.
Date: 2017
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press
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Texas Toys and Games

Description: Collected information about popular toys and games relevant to the state of Texas, including folk toys, folk games, sports, dances, songs and other recreations. The index of contributors begins on page 245 and the index of toys and games begins on page 249.
Date: 1989
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press
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Texas Folk Songs

Description: Collection of musical scores, including Anglo-American love songs, ballads, comic songs, spirituals and party songs, as well as Afro-American spirituals and secular songs. The index begins on page 187.
Date: 2017
Creator: Owens, William A.
Partner: UNT Press
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Texas Folk Songs

Description: Collection of musical scores, including Anglo-American love songs, ballads, comic songs, spirituals and party songs, as well as Afro-American spirituals and secular songs. The index begins on page 187.
Date: 1950
Creator: Owens, William A.
Partner: UNT Press
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Round the Levee

Description: Collection of Texas and Mexican folklore, including stories about folk songs and party games, religious beliefs of the Hasanias Indians, horse stories, and information about the history of the Texas Folklore Society. The index begins on page 108.
Date: 1916
Creator: Thompson, Stith
Partner: UNT Press
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Round the Levee

Description: Collection of Texas and Mexican folklore, including stories about folk songs and party games, religious beliefs of the Hasanias Indians, horse stories, and information about the history of the Texas Folklore Society. The index begins on page 108.
Date: 2017
Creator: Thompson, Stith
Partner: UNT Press
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Southwestern Lore

Description: Collection of a miscellany of Texas and Mexican folklore, including folk stories about treasure hunters, cowboys, Native Americans, and razorback hogs, as well as myths, customs and other superstitions. The index of song material begins on page 192 and the general index begins on page 193.
Date: 1931
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Partner: UNT Press
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Southwestern Lore

Description: Collection of a miscellany of Texas and Mexican folklore, including folk stories about treasure hunters, cowboys, Native Americans, and razorback hogs, as well as myths, customs and other superstitions. The index of song material begins on page 192 and the general index begins on page 193.
Date: 2017
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Partner: UNT Press
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Singin' Texas

Description: Collected information about popular folk music of Texas, including songs about hunting, love, nature, dancing, and religion, as well as information about the history of folk music in the state. The index begins on page 181.
Date: 2017
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press
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